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Coming up on News 7 Mornin'
A jetliner is hijacked in London by Iraqis who claim to have explosives,
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and a powerful opening night at the Democratic National Convention as Christopher Reeve and Sarah Brady address the delegate.
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And Larry Dowdy will show us how to make your gardens into something spectacular.
Stay tuned, News 7 Mornin is next.

HIJACKING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In London this morning, hijackers have allowed more passengers to leave a Sudanese jetliner.
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One-hundred-forty passengers -- mostly women and children -- were freed following several hours of negotiations between the hijackers and police.
That leaves 46 passengers and all 13 crewmembers aboard.
Authorities say the jetliner was hijacked by six or seven Iraqis who claimed to have explosives.
They commandeered the plane shortly after takeoff from the Sudanese capital of Khartoum last night.
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Litton-FiberCom


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 96-64)
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


As the search for clues goes on in the TWA crash one local company is helping out.
It called Litton Fibercom.
For the past few years the company has designed a computer networking system for the new Boeing 777 aircraft.
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Now the company has adapted that technology for nautical applications.
Litton FiberCom's LAN Interface Unit, or L-I-U,
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is on the Coast Guard Cutter assisting the recovery operation of TWA Flight 800.
The device centrally connects much of the ship's computer based data, sensor, and navigation devices.
This makes its wiring simpler.
Litton FiberCom says so far, the Coast Guard is pleased with its work.
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((JACK FREEMAN/VP-LITTON FIBERCOM: IT'S A GOOD PART OF OUR BUSINESS, IT'S ONE THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON RIGHT NOW FOR REVENUES. ))
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Litton- FiberCom has about 125 employees.
Back in 1994 the company was formed after Roanoke- based FiberCom was purchased by Litton Industries of California.
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Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


The Clinton whistle stop tour continues in Michigan today with stops in Royal Oak, Pontiac and East Lansing.
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Yesterday in the battleground state of Ohio, Mr. Clinton issued his message of the day: a proposal to extend gun control, that includes denying guns to anyone with a history of wife beating or other domestic violence.
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((CLINTON:IF YOU'RE STALKING OR HARASSING WOMEN OR CHILDREN YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE A GUN. AND IF YOU COMMIT AN ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST YOUR SPOUSE OR CHILD YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE A GUN. ))
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Meantime at the opening night of the Democratic national convention, a message of crime fighting and tolerance for people with disabilities.
It was delivered by gun control advocates James and Sarah Brady and actor Christopher Reeve.
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((CHRISOPTER REEVE: OF COURSE, WE'VE GOT TO BALANCE THE BUDGET, AND WE WILL. WE HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH EVERY DOLLAR THAT WE SPEND BUT WE/VE ALSO GOT TO TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILY ))
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Tonight, first Lady Hillary Clinton steps into the spotlight with her address to the delegates.
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UMWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-56
GRAPHIC=Democrats


All the pomp of the party conventions is not enough to sway the vote of the leadership of the United Mine Workers of America.
They know who they support.
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The union represents thousands of people in our area who work in the coal mines of far southwest Virginia and West Virginia.
From the floor of the Democratic national convention in Chicago, U-M-W-A President Cecil Roberts tells News 7 he doesn't agree with all of President Clinton's decisions.
But he doesn't disagree with him enough to pull his endorsement.
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((CECIL ROBERTS/UMWA PRESIDENT: I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CHOICES BETWEEN BILL CLINTON AND BOB DOLE, THAT'S A NO BRAINIER FOR ANYONE THAT HAS TO WORK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE LAST TWO YEARS OF WHAT THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS, NEW TIE AND THE BLOWHARDS, BEGAN IN 1994, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN THEY WENT AFTER OUR FATHERS AND MOTHERS MEDICARE AND WENT AFTER SOCIAL SECURITY.))
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Roberts also accuses Republicans of watering down laws protecting the health care benefits of retirees who worked in the coal mines.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Bill Clinton


Republicans charge President Clinton has shown his anti- union colors by his support of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-74
GRAPHIC=Dupont


Southside Virginia is losing a valubale business and maybe up to 600 jobs.
Kimberly McBroom reports on Dupont's announcment that it's closing its nylon manufacturing plant in Henry County in mid- 1998.
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(( News of the impending shutdown spread quickly throughout the large facility that houses 600 employees.
For longtime workers-- the company's closing is like losing an old friend.
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((JEANNETTE STONE/28- YEAR- EMPLOYEE: WELL, IT'S REAL SAD. EVERYBODY HAS BEEN EXPECTING IT FOR A LONG TIME. BUT IT'S STILL-- IT'S HARD. ))
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The closing date is set for mid- 1998.
Company officials say although business is good at the plant right now-- its outlook is bleak.
They say the plant won't be able to hold its own against increased foreign competition.
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((JOHN WINSKE/DUPONT GENERAL MANAGER: IT'SN NOT AN ISSUE OF WHETHER THE PLANT DOES WELL. OUR PEOPLE ARE GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO, BUT IT'S JUST AN ISSUE WE'VE GOT COMING TWO TO THREE YEARS FROM NOW WHERE WE'RE NO LONGER GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT HERE. ))
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Winske says he's aware of the economic plight Dupont's shutdown will create in the area-- but there are provisions for employees.
He says the company has a transition plan to provide workers with a month's pay for every two years of service.
They'll also explore opportunities for employees to transfer to other locations. Standup tag here.
The vice president of the Martinsville dupont employees union says he's not surprised by the company's announcement.
He says it pretty much confirm what workers have been hearing all along.
The union plans to discuss the particulars regarding their transitional benefits package.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore counts two Virginia churches on his list of hate arsons.
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But the Republican candidate for Governor's erecting a big tent of concern for houses of worship.
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Gilmore's following up his national leadership on the church arson issue with a statewide summit next month.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: WE'RE NOT JUST CONTACTING BLACK CHURCHES. IN FACT, SYNAGOGUE PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO COME. PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED WITH OTHER HOUSES OF WORSHIP. MOSLEM MOSQUES. ALL CHURCHES THAT FEEL LIKE THEY MAY BE THREATENED, OR THE SUBJECT OF AN ATTACK BASED ON A HATE CRIME.))
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The Gilmore summit will be September fourth at Virginia Union University.
Everything from smoke detectors to new legislation is on the agenda.
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Barker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=Legal scales


What started as a jury trial ended in a plea bargain yesterday for 20 year-old Gary Wayne Barker.
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Barker pled guilty as an accessory to the capital murder of a Virginia Tech student, in addition to carjacking, abduction, robbery and firearms charges.
Instead of six life terms, Barker was sentenced to 53 years in prison.
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((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST. MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: HE DID NOT, OR WAS NOT HE ONE THAT ACTUALLY SHOT AND KILLED MR. DEFILIPPIS, ALTHOUGH HE WAS INVOLVED IN THE ROBBERY AND THE ABDUCTION AND THE CARJACKING. AND HE DID COOPERATE WITH THE POLICE FROM THE BEGINNING. ))
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The plea bargain requires Barker to testify against two co-defendants.
Ben Lilly, the alleged triggerman will be tried for capital murder.
HIS brother Mark Lilly is charged as an accessory.
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((JIMMY TURK/BARKER'S LAWYER: GARY BARKER IS CERTAINLY, AS HE STATED TODAY IS GONNA TESTIFY TRUTHFULLY, HE'S GONNA SAY EXACTLY WHAT HE TOLD THE POLICE FROM THE OUTSET. ))
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VO-NAT


Alexander DeFilippis was abducted from a Blacksburg convenience store, and shot to death in Montgomery County last December.
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Sibling-Rivalry


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Parenting

***ANCHOR TAG***
Today we're beginning a new feature on Mornin'--our Parenting segments will offer advice for moms and dads.
Sibling rivalry is a fact of life in most families--and the resulting fights and bickering can test a parent's patience.
But child care experts tell us all that conflict between siblings is important and serves as a lesson in life for the kids.
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((HEY, PATRICK BROKE THIS! ))
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Patrick is 8 years old, Robert is 5 and this Mom has her hands full!
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((HEATHER MOORE/MOTHER: THEY'RE JUST REAL DIFFERENT. THEY HAVE A LOT OF RIVALRIES AND THEY BOTH WANT MY ATTENTION AND WANT IT ALONE-- AND THAT CAN'T ALWAYS BE. ))
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Child experts say bickering between brothers and sisters is VERY normal.
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((ROBERT: NO COZ SEE THAT SIGN? NO PATRICK'S ALLOWED! ))
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((BOB HENDERSON/DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES: CHILDREN AREN'T BORN KNOWING HOW TO RESOLVE CONFLICT. THEY HAVE TO LEARN THAT AND IT'S IN THE FAMILY THAT THEY LEARN. ))
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Henderson says it's best to ignore the fighting whenever you can, unless the children are getting physical with each other. He also suggests avoiding comparisons between siblings and let them know you love them equally.))
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If you'd like more information on how to handle sibling rivalry in your household call "The Parents' Place" at 342-9622. 2-headlines

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A Sudan Airways Plane is on the ground in London this morning.. after being hijacked last night.
The jetliner was on its way to Jordan when the hijackers forced the plane to fly to Britain where the hijackers reportedly are seeking political asylum.
Most of the women and children have been freed.
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An emotional opening for the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Actor Christopher Reeve spoke, saying Americans must not let its needy "fend for themselves."
Meantime, President Clinton takes his whisle stop tour to Michigan today.
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And hundreds of Southside Virginia residents are in jeopardy of losing their jobs.
Dupont announced it's closing its nylon manufacturing plant in Henry County in mid- 1998.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August, 27th.
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2-hijacking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Hijackers have allowed more passengers to leave a Sudanese jetliner forced to land in London this morning.
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One-hundred-sixty passengers, mostly women and children, were allowed to leave the plane after several hours of negotiations between the hijackers and police.
That leaves 26 passengers and all 13 crewmembers aboard.
Authorities say they believe the six or seven hijackers are Iraqi's seeking asylum.
The plane was hijacked last night shortly after leaving Sudan.
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CONVENTION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=democrats


First Lady Hillary Clinton steps into the spotlight at the Democratic Convention in Chicago as she addresses the delegates.
Last night it was a message of crime fighting and tolerance for people with disabilities.
Appearances by actor Christopher Reeve and gun control advocates James and Sarah Brady provided a powerful opening night punch to the convention.
Dave Fehling files this report.
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(( Opening night for the democrats ended with a quick word the president, live from the campaign trail in toledo.
"THANK YOU FOR LOVING AMERICA, STAY WITH US AND WE'LL BE THERE."
WHat had preceded him was at times touching drama, (jim brady thumbs up) at others, amatuer hour...
"HEY MACARENA"
....just don't call it entertainment. REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT, HOUSE MINORITY LEADER:"WE MEET HERE TO OFFER VISION...NOT JUST A SHOW FOR TELEVISION."
But it made for good t-v just the same.
The paralyzed actor christopher reeve kept dfelegates riveted with his plea for increased spending on medical research.
And he made a broader appeal for the preservation of the social safety net in the era of welfare reform.
AMERICA DOES NOT LET ITS NEEDY CITIZENS FEND FOR THEMSELVES."
President clinton's support of gun control was praised by sarah brady, her husband james crippled by gun fire during the attempt on president reagan's life. She said 40-thousand americans are shot to death every year.
SARAH BRADY, GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE: "THIS MUST STOP."
Tonight the convention's theme shifts to the family with the first lady `s much anticpated address..while on the campaign trial, the president expected to propose a two and a half billion dollar national literacy campaign for children. Dave Fehling, CBS News Chicago.))

Wildfires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfires


The out- of- control wildfires on the west coast were stoked yesterday by more than 6- thousand lightning strikes.
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Nearly 240- thousand acres in the west have already burned.
Authorities in California say one of the brush fires did not start naturally.
A 15 year old boy has reportedly admitted to setting this fire on Monday.
It has burned at least 10 thousand acres of heavy bush.
The boy is being held on suspicion of arson.
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First-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=First Day School


For thousands of area children, the summer is over.
Many area schools welcomed back students yesterday.
And as Scott Prince reports, all went according to plan.
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(( The first day of class was filled with new beginnings for students and faculty at Glenvar Middle School.
Everything seemed to go according to plan... except for a few minor glitches.
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((MIKE CROWDER/GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: TEACHERS ARE SAYING RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE NO PENCIL SHARPENERS, SO I'VE GOT AN ELECTRIC ONE IN MY OFFICE AND THE KIDS ARE COMING DOWN AND SHARPENING THEIR PENCILS THERE. LITTLE THINGS THAT YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED.))
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Even the students were calling the first day a success.
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((KRISTIN MONCLOVA/SEVENTH GRADER: THE FIRST DAY YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT OF HOMEWORK AND THE TEACHERS ARE REALLY NICE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. ))
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While folks at Glenvar celebrated their new school... students and staff at Cave Spring High can only wonder what might have been.
A bond referendum was shot down in April.
The tax would have supplied enough funds for a new school.
Instead... Cave Spring was awarded a double wide trailer to help defer the influx of students.
But no one seemed to be dwelling on the situation.
It seemed students were focused on more pressing issues, like trying to find their next classroom... and learning locker combinations.
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((DR. MARTHA COBBLE/CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: THE STUDENTS HAVE LOCATED THEIR SCHEDULES, THEIR TEACHERS. AND THE TEACHERS HAVE LOCATED THE STUDENTS TOO. AND THEY WERE JUST AS INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHO THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE IN THEIR CLASSES JUST AS THE STUDENTS WERE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHO THEIR TEACHERS WOULD BE. ))
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STAND UP 18:22:55 (1st day STAND UP tape)
Not all area kids have hit the books-- at least not yet.
Some districts, like Roanoke City, won't start school until after Labor Day.
Scott Prince, News- 7.

2-Democrats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


The Clinton whistlestop train tour makes four stops in Michigan today as it winds its way to the Democratic Nation Convention in Chicago.
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Last night, the President addressed the convention via satellite from Ohio. He told delegates that he's taking the train trip to Chicago because "America is back on track."
Actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a riding accident, kept delegates riveted with his plea for increased spending on medical research.
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((CHRISTOPHER REEVE/ACTOR: AND NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT NERVES IN THE SPINAL CORD CAN REGENERATE, WE ARE ON THE WAY TO GETTING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIKE ME, UP AND OUT OF OUR WHEELCHAIRS ))
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Gun control advocates Jim and Sarah brady delivered an anti-crime message and endorsed President Clinton's gun control effort.
Tonight First Lady Hillary Clinton addresses the delegates.
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Prez-Campaign


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=None


Tired of the party conventions?
Wait until you see the memorabillia that comes out of presidential campaigns.
Ellen Qualls reports on this new exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society.
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(( Okay.
This probably wasn't sanctioned by the Carter campaign.
But now that we've got your attention: IKE morphing.
Cool, huh?
The trinkets of American politics may have gotten a little more irreverent since Andrew Jackson's election.
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((JIM KELLY/VA. HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WHEN THE AVERAGE MAN IN THE STREET GOT TO CHOOSE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS WHO IN TURN CHOSE THE PRESIDENT, THAT HAPPENED IN THE 1820'S. AND THAT'S WHEN WE SEE CANDIDATES FOR THE FIRST TIME HAVING TO TAKE THEIR MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE AT LARGE. OR AT LEAST THE ADULT MALE POPULATION AT LARGE.))
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After that, the tariff question.
The silver or gold standard.
Big questions of the day in the 19th century.
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((I DON'T THINK PEOPLE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN THE POLITICS OF THE PAST. I HAVE NO ILLUSIONS ON THAT SCORE.))
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If NOT the politics, how about the playthings?
Let's see -- gals finally found a role.
Not that women haven't made their way into presidential politics for generations -- but the one that finally got on the ticket -- well you see what happened to her.
Weirdest artifact?
The William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan soap dolls. 02:52:16 ((CAN YOU IMAGINE TAKING A BATH WITH A LITTLE SOAP DOLE OR CLINTON OR GOD FORBID PEROT? BUT THAT WOULD BE PRETTY BIZARRE. I SUPPOSE IT WAS BIZARRE IN 1896.))
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They didn't do much to clean up politics.
The exhibit runs through December 1st.
And by then we'll know if two decades more experience worked for Bob Dole.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

LONDON-HIJACK


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=non


British authorities say hijackers have now freed about half the passengers from a Sudanese jetliner on the ground in London..
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One-hundred-sixty passengers, mostly women and children, were allowed to leave the plane after six hours of negotiations between the hijackers and police.
That leaves 26 passengers and all 13 crewmembers aboard.
Authorities say the jetliner was hijacked by six or seven Iraqis who claimed to have explosives.
The plane was hijacked last night shortly after leaving Sudan.
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Nylon-Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-74)
GRAPHIC=Dupont


Some 600 workers in Southside Virginia may lose their jobs.
Dupont announced it's closing its nylon manufacturing plant in Henry County in mid- 1998.
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Company officials say although business is good at the plant right now-- its outlook is bleak.
They say the plant won't be able to hold its own against increased foreign competition.
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((JOHN WINSKE/DUPONT PLANT MANAGER: LOOKING AT WHERE WE EXPECT THE NYLON BUSINESS TO BE AT COUPLE OF YEARS OUT FROM NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE THIS PLANT IS JUST NOT GOING TO BE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH. ))
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The vice president of the Martinsville dupont employees union says he's not surprised by the company's announcement.
He says it pretty much confirms what workers have been hearing all along, but that is not much comfort for those losing their jobs.
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((JEANNETTE STONE/28- YEAR- EMPLOYEE: MY MOTHER WORKED OVER HERE BEFORE I WAS BORN, AND IT'S KIND OF BEEN LIKE A FAMILY TRADITION. SO, IT'S REAL HARD. ))
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Dupont's General Manager says the company has a transition plan to provide workers with a month's pay for every two years of service and they're looking into other options as well.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=MLB


Cal Ripken worked out a bases-loaded walk to complete Baltimore's ten-inning victory over Oakland 12-to-11.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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SUPER=0105-/Danville/5/j/Elizabethton/6////Danville/3/j/Elizabethton/8///;
RUNS=:42

(-------------) OUT Q=...LAST SCORE