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The Space shuttle Atlantis lights up the early morning sky in Florida.
Their mission is to dock with the Russian space station Mir.
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And the negotiators for the United Auto Workers and Ford motor company are set to resume contract talks this morning.

B-52-Iraq


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The Pentagon has lowered the number of troops that will leave for Kuwait -- that's once the Kuwaiti government gives the go-ahead.
U-S officials have now downsized the number of troops they plan to send from five to three-thousand.
Meantime, almost two weeks after the first U-S air strike on Iraq the airmen who took part in the strike returned home.
Mark Natale has the story.
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SHUTTLE


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A picture perfect pre-dawn launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.
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Atlantis is on a mission to pick up U-S astronaut Shannon Lucid from Mir.
The mission had been delayed for several weeks because of mechanical problems and recent hurricanes.
The shuttle and its six astronauts will hook up with Mir on Wednesday.
Atlantis is expected to return home September 26, ending Lucid's record-breaking 188 day stay in space.
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AUTO-TALKS


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In Michigan, negotiators for Ford and the United Auto Workers are scheduled to return to the bargaining table this morning.
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After 53 hours of contract talks beginning Friday, the two sides decided to take a much-needed break last night.
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Ford's old three-year contract expired at midnight Saturday.
There have been no strike threats and workers are expected to be on the job at Ford plants today.
Once a contract with Ford is reached, the U-A-W is expected to use it as the framework for pacts with General Motors and Chrysler.
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Payne


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Congressman L-F Payne won't try to return to Washington for another term, but today he's expected to announce that he will run for lieutenant governor.
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The 50-year-old Democrat from Nelson County has scheduled morning news conferences.
Payne is retiring from the U-S Congress after serving for eight years.
He has spent several months traveling the state in an effort to gauge support for a possible run.
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Halifax-Fatal


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Three people died in a two car accident in Halifax County this weekend.
It happened on route 58 at the intersection of route 9-29.
Police say 16-year-old Robert Earl Crowe of Halifax was driving down route 9-29.
As he turned on to route 58 another vehicle smashed into the side of his car.
Crowe died at the scene.
His passengers, 23-year-old Julia O'Steen Jones and one year old Miranda Blair Jones, both of South Boston, also died at the scene.

Fairlawn-Fire


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Fire officials say it will be several more days before they can find the cause of a fire that sent three businesses up in smoke this weekend.
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Small flames still flickered yesterday morning throughout the charred remains of the FairLAWN shopping center.
These hot spots are preventing the county fire investigating team from looking over the debris.
Fairlawn fire chief Buddy Trigg says it may be Tuesday or Wednesday before investigators can take a look.
Trigg also says a crane will be used to removed the collapsed roof so investigators can determine where the blaze began.
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Fire-Business


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The fire consumed three businesses.
The Carpet Shop, Schewel's Furniture and a tax service will NOT open today.
But Calvin Powers, owner of Powers Fence Company and The Carpet Shop says the fence business will operate as usual.
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And The Carpet Shop will use this vacant office located right next to their burned out location.
Powers says he hopes to reopen The Carpet Shop by Wednesday.
He plans to rebuild.
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Warner


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Mark Warner doesn't want his campaign for the U-S Senate going up in smoke, so he got a NEW campaign manager.
The Democrat replaced Emily Smith on Friday with Anita Rimler.
The shakeup comes just 51 days before election time.
Mark Warner is about 20 points behind incumbent John Warner in the polls.

Allen


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Governor George Allen and other state officials are facing an international lawsuit.
They are being sued by the Republic of Paraguay... because a Paraguayan national is on death row.
The suit says the officials failed to follow treaty rules when foreign nationals are charged in the U-S.
It alleges the state violated international treaties in regards to Angel Francisco Breard.
Breard is on Virginia's Death Row for the 19-92 murder of Ruth Dickie in Arlington.

Common-Sense


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The back- to- school season can mean big profits for retailers.
But it can also be a big drain on parents who have to buy their growing kids new wardrobes.
Len Besthoff has some money saving tips in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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(( There are some ways to pay less than retail price for outfits your kids may only wear one or two seasons.
Take yard sales for example.
The clothes we checked out were in decent condition, and sometimes cost only a dollar or two.
Another option is places like the Goodwill Shops, which sell a lot of donated items.
And there's also a relatively new concept for parents trying to save a buck.
It's a new chain called Once Upon A Child.
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That's this week's edition of Common Sense.
Let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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Once Upon A Child has stores in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Christiansburg.
It will also buy used children's clothes that are in good condition. 2-headlines
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this morning.
It's on its way to the Russian Space Station Mir.
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U-S Troops on their way to the Persian Gulf are stuck in a holding pattern, waiting for the White House to get approval from Kuwait.
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And many people must care for their aging parents.
A Roanoke counselor has some tips to ease the situation.
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And that's what making headlines today, Monday, September 16th.

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IRAQ


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The Clinton administration this morning is still waiting for approval from Kuwait to allow thousands of U-S troops to be stationed on Kuwaiti territory.
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Plans to deploy the U-S forces were put on hold yesterday when Kuwaiti officials told Defense Secretary William Perry that the deployment still needs the approval of Kuwait's defense committee.
U-S officials say they expect that approval shortly.
President Clinton commented on the Iraqi situation and Saddam Hussien yesterday at the White House.
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Meanwhile, Perry is in Turkey where he's trying to get its support for possible military retaliation against Iraq, including allowing air strikes from Turkish territory.
Turkey's newly elected pro-Islamic government has criticized the recent U-S air attacks on Iraqi military targets.
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Redwood-stand


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Scores of Environmentalists from singer Bonnie Raitt to families with children were arrested yesterday at the edge of northern California's ancient Headwaters Forest.
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They were protesting logging of dead and diseased timber in the world's last stand of privately owned virgin redwoods.
AT least 150 people were arrested for intentionally stepping onto Pacific Lumber property in an act of civil disobedience.
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Some of the redwoods are more than 600 years old.
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2-SHUTTLE


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After weeks of delays, it looks like astronaut Shannon Lucid will soon be back on earth.
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The shuttle Atlantis lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center early this morning, on a mission to pick up Lucid from the Russian Space Station Mir, where she's been for six months.
The mission had been delayed for six weeks because of mechanical problems and recent hurricanes.
The shuttle and its six astronauts will hook up with Mir on Wednesday.
Atlantis is expected to return home September 26, ending Lucid's record-breaking 188 day stay in space.
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2-AUTO-TALKS


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Negotiators for Ford and the United Auto Workers return to the bargaining table this morning to iron out details for a new contract.
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After more than 50 hours of negotiations this weekend both sides decided to get a good night's rest and come back fresh this morning.
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Ford's old three-year contract expired at midnight Saturday.
There have been no strike threats and workers are expected to be on the job at Ford plants today.
Once a contract with Ford is reached, the U-A-W is expected to use it as the framework for pacts with General Motors and Chrysler.
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atlantis


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After six weeks of delays, space shuttle "Atlantis" lifted off this morning.
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Atlantis is on a mission to pick up U-S astronaut Shannon Lucid from the Russian Space Station Mir.
The mission had been delayed several weeks because of mechanical problems and recent hurricanes.
The shuttle and its six astronauts will hook up with Mir on Wednesday.
Atlantis is expected to return home September 26, ending Lucid's record-breaking 188 day stay in space.
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2-IRAQ


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The Pentagon has lowered the number of troops that will leave for Kuwait.
U-S officials have now downsized the number of troops they plan to send from five to three-thousand.
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But the Clinton administration this morning is still waiting for approval from Kuwait to allow troops to be stationed on Kuwaiti territory.
U-S officials say they expect that approval shortly.
President Clinton commented on the Iraqi situation and Saddam Hussien yesterday at the White House.
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Meanwhile, Perry is in Turkey where he's trying to get its support for possible military retaliation against Iraq, including allowing air strikes from Turkish territory.
Turkey's newly elected pro-Islamic government has criticized the recent U-S air attacks on Iraqi military targets.
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2-REEDWOOD-STAND


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Protesters continue to demonstrate the logging of redwood trees in California.
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Hundreds of environmentalists, including singer Bonnie Raitt, were arrested yesterday trying to stop the logging of the world's last privately owned virgin grove of redwood trees.
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Some of the trees are over 600 years old.
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Care-Givers


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These days many people are faced with the double whammy of caring for their children AND watching after their aging parents.
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A Roanoke caregiving counselor has some tips on how to better deal with a situation that can be rewarding, but also stressful and time consuming.
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Louise Chagnon (SHAG-nin) of Adults Plus says the change is an opportunity to redefine relationships between parents and their children.
She hosted a program at a luncheon sponsored by the Y-W-C-A of the Roanoke Valley.

VA-Politics


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In Virginia politics this morning,
Congressman L-F Payne is expected to announce his candidacy for lieutenant governor.
He is retiring from the U-S Congress and has called a news conference for this morning.
Democratic U-S Senate Candidate Mark Warner replaced his campaign manager on Friday.
Mark Warner is about 20 points behind incumbent John Warner in the polls.
Governor George Allen and other state officials are facing an international lawsuit.
The republic of Paraguay says the officials failed to follow treaty rules when charging foreign nationals in the U-S.

4-Scores


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It took an r-b-i single to end a nine-homer game, but Boston beat out Chicago 9-to-8.
For all of last night's scores from the dugout let's check the numbers.
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