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Soldiers head out of Fort Hood for the Persian Gulf as President Clinton briefs Congress on the military buildup.
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And Shannon Lucid gets set to reunite with her American counterparts on Mir.

Saudi


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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The White House is prepared to move aggressively to implement the recommendations of a report blaming the Pentagon for the June bomb attack against a U.S. military barrack in Saudi Arabia.
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A report by a special Pentagon task force has concluded that the failure to focus on security by key field commanders helped contribute to the death toll.
The attack killed nineteen U-S airmen.
In response, Defense Secretary William Perry is now ordering a review to determine whether any air force personnel should be court-martialed.
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atlantis


ANCHOR=JoeD
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=atlantis


The chase is on as "Atlantis" tries to catch up to the Russian space station "Mir."
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It's scheduled to dock tomorrow, and then bring home U-S astronaut Shannon Lucid.
The U-S and Russian crews will have to haul two tons of food, water and other supplies onto the space station, and one ton of gear in the opposite direction.
It will be the biggest space transfer ever.
A problem with a power unit may force NASA to trim the time the shuttle will be docked on Mir.
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Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Fatal accident


Police are still not releasing the name of a woman killed in a two car accident on Interstate 81 last night.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


State police say 31- year- old Hong Lang Hu (WHO) apparently lost control of his vehicle while traveling north in Botetourt County.
Authorities say Hu crossed the median and struck another car head- on-- killing that driver.
Hu was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for facial injuries.
He's charged with reckless driving.
Both drivers are from Pennsylvania.
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Fairlawn-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Business will start anew this morning for three companies devoured by fire in Fairlawn on Saturday.
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SUPER=03-Fairlawn/Saturday;


Calvin Powers, who owns the Carpet Shop and Powers Fence says he'll reopen both businesses in an office building next to the one that burned on route 11.
And a spokesman for Schewel's says the furniture store will open a customer service office there as well.
Schewel's is looking for temporary space to reopen its STORE in Radford or Fairlawn within the next few weeks.
The fire nearly leveled the entire shopping center Saturday. Still no word on how it started.
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Home-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Education


The Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services can breath a little easier today.
Two home school supporters have dropped their federal lawsuit against the department and a social worker.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./November 1995;


Daniel and Laurie Cardwell filed the lawsuit after an illegal subpoena was used in an attempt to question their children regarding an allegation of child abuse
The Cardwell's received a three thousand dollar settlement earlier this year from the Sheriff's Department and personnel with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
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Officials with the Department of Social Services refused to sign the settlement.
Director Gerald (Tote) Todt called a press conference yesterday to announce this latest development and defend his agency.
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((GERALD TODT/PITTSYLVANIA CO. DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES DIR.: I'M REAL FORTUNATE TO BE IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY. THE PEOPLE HERE HAVE AN INDEPENDENT WAY OF THINKING. IF I'D BEEN ANYWHERE ELSE I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD I HAD TO SIGN THAT SETTLEMENT BUT IT WAS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE AND WE STOOD UP AD DEFENDED OUR PRINCIPLE AND WE WON.I DON'T THINK THAT'S AN UNFAIR REQUEST.))
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Todt says his department did nothing wrong because it's up to the court to issue subpoenas NOT his department.
The practice was halted after Cardwell's lawsuit.
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Boucher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-65
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Congressman Rick Boucher visited Christiansburg yesterday morning, bearing one-point-two million dollars intended to help spur new business growth.
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Boucher announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the renovation of the old Imperial Redding plant on Roanoke Street.
The Montgomery County Industrial Development Authority will turn the building into a small business incubator and light manufacturing facility.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: THIS WILL BROADLY ENHANCE THE GROWTH OF SMALL BUSINESS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND NEARBY COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, AND I'M VERY PLEASED THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY I.D.A. IS RECEIVING THIS FEDERAL GRANT. ))
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VO-NAT


A computer service company and an Internet access provider currently occupy part of the building.
Officials are seeking other technically- oriented companies to move in once the construction is complete late next year.
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Payne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


This year's election is not yet over, but next year's is already beginning.
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Fifth district Congressman L-F Payne gave public encouragement to his exploratory committee -- without actually announcing a bid for Lieutenant Governor.
Payne admits he's got bigger fish to fry down the road.
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((THERE'S CERTAINLY NO GREATER HONOR THAT COULD BE BESTOWED UPON ANYONE THAN TO BE THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA. HAVING SAID THAT, MY FOCUS IN TERMS OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNORSHIP... IMPORTANT TO US.))
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Payne is the only Democrat who's formally announced his interest in running with Don Beyer.
Beyer's been campaigning full-time for Governor for months.
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Doctored-Photo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Allen


Promotional picures always look so good you wonder if they were real, well NEWS 7 has learned that one such phote is not.
Virginia's Department of Personnel and Training admitted to NEWS 7 last night that it faked a photo to make Governor George Allen, his Secretary of Natural Resources, and sausage maker Jimmy Dean look a little bit better.
Ellen Qualls uncovered the deed.
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(( Sooner or later, when steering the ship of state, the Governor's bound to get doused.
Hit some rough waters.
But the July photo-op to promote clean rivers should have been a p-r slam dunk.
The July trip is even the September cover story on the state employees newsletter.
But wait -- NEWS 7 noticed the old switcheroo.
A little photo doctoring moves country music star and sausage king Jimmy Dean from the third row back in the real run to a position as the Governor's left- hand man in the newsletter.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NO, NO. BECKY WAS IN FRONT. AND JIMMY DEAN WAS HERE. Jimmy Dean was one person back cause he went over and hit his head against-- OHHH.))
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Hmmm. So maybe the head honcho didn't know about the deception...
But the sausage king says, quoting now, "there's NO doubt about it, they switched some things around. That's not very nice."
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, I AGREE WITH YOU, IT IS CLEARLY AND LITERALLY A WHITEWATER ISSUE. WHITEWATER COMES TO VIRGINIA. AND IF THAT'S THE WORST THING WE EVER DO--))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: WELL IT'S VIRTUAL RAFTING IT APPEARS TO ME. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THAT THEY'RE WORKING ON. They're working on that now? YEAH. HEH HEH.))
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((ALBERT POLLARD/SIERRA CLUB OF VA.: IN THIS TIME OF CYNICAL VOTERS WE DON'T NEED MORE OF THE GOVERNOR'S STAFF TIME BEING SPENT ON IMAGE. WE NEED MORE OF IT BEING SPENT ON REAL POLICY.))
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The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries magazine took the high road, and used the undoctored photo.
The Department of Personnel and Training admits it took a little editorial license to highlight the major players.
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((REGARDLESS OF HOW WE'RE SITTING IN SOME RAFT, FOLKS NEED TO GET INVOLVED IN VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DEBRIS TO CLEAN UP IN OUR RIVERS AND STREAMS. Governor we've got to-- HA.))
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Nice save, Governor.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

PrimeTime


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
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There's more news for WDBJ viewers. Take Fullscreen Board
We invite you to watch News 7 Prime Time each weekday night at 10 p-m on WEFC.
You can check your local cable listings for the channel in your area. Connie Stevens is joined by Meterologist Robin Reed and Mike Stevens with Sports. That's at the earlier time of 10 p-m on WEFC. And of course there is also News 7 at 11 right here on WDBJ.
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Soldiers head out of Fort Hood for the Persian Gulf as President Clinton briefs Congress on the military buildup.
U-S officials say the tensions may be easing in the Gulf as Saddam Hussein is meeting some American demands.
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And Shannon Lucid gets set to reunite with her American counterparts on Mir.
Atlantis is scheduled to dock on the Russian Space station tomorrow.
A problem with a power unit my cut the mission short.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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And a local high school student may be heading for the stars.
The 17-year-old just signed a four album deal with a New York City recording company.
And that's what's making news on this Tuesday September 17th.

Wx-Hello


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IRAQ


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


The Clinton administration today will brief Congressional leaders on its Iraq policy, which it says is not aimed at forcing a showdown with Saddam Hussein.
Republicans have complained that they have not been consulted on Iraq.
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SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX;

4:34:08
Meantime, three thousand United States troops from Fort Hood, Texas are preparing to head to the Persian Gulf as part of the growing show of force against Iraq.
Yesterday Kuwait finally agreed to accept the troops, nearly three days after President Clinton first announced he would be sending them in.
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SHUTTLE


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


The space shuttle atlantis is headed toward the mir space station to bring American astronaut Shannon Lucid home to Houston.
But after docking with Mir tomorrow, the crew may have to cut the flight short.
As John Getter reports there's a problem with a critical power unit.
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=crash investigation


Two months after the crash of T-W-A flight 800, search crews continue to search the waters off Long Island.
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SUPER=03-Hampton Bays, NY;


Yesterday, they discovered two more bodies and another large piece of wreckage.
But authorities still have not determined what brought down the 7-47.
Yesterday, after more questions from the media, they dismissed the possibility of friendly fire.
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Authorities say 120 to 130 divers are still working, and that 60 percent of the center fuel tank has been recovered.
So far, investigators have found about 70 percent of the plane that exploded July 17.
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2-SAUDI


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


Defense Secretary William Perry is ordering a review to see if any Air Force personnel should be court-martialed following June's deadly bombing at a military barrack in Saudi Arabia.
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SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia/June 25;


Perry's action is in response to a highly critical report that says the Pentagon and key field commanders failed to focus on security.
And the report says that contributed to the death toll.
Nineteen U-S airmen died in the bombing.
The report is by a special task force commissioned by the Pentagon.
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Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
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A Bedford County court will hear the case of a German diplomat's son who is serving two life terms for the murders of his former girlfriend's parents.
Attorneys for Jens Soering contend that prosecutors withheld evidence at his 1990 trial. Soering is seeking a new trial.
Derek and Nancy Haysom were stabbed to death at their home in 1987.

Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


O-J Simpson goes back on trial this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


The wrongful death civil suit brought against Simpson by the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman gets underway tomorrow in Santa Monica with jury selection.
Unlike the criminal trial much of this proceeding will go unseen.
The judge has barred T-V cameras and even sketch artists from the courtroom.
Today the Trial Judge will rule on a series of motions from both sides, ranging from evidence of racist statements by then-Detective Mark Furman to claims Simpson beat Nicole.
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Flood-Applications


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NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Flood Relief


Help is on the way for Virginia's flood victims.
The government has approved more than 300 applications from Virginians, so far, for disaster housing assistance resulting from Hurricane Fran.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Week;


The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the grants for disaster housing assistance total almost 670-thousand dollars.
Among those applying are residents in the hard-hit areas of South Boston and Danville.
The grants allow disaster victims to pay for rental housing or emergency repairs to make their own homes livable.
Officials say it usually takes 15 to 20 days for applicants to get their checks after they apply.
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Crestar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Crestar Logo


A multi- million- dollar acquisition will place Crestar only a step away from joining the ranks of the nation's 30 largest banking companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Richmond based bank will pay more than 750- million- dollars for Citizens Bancorp of Washington, D-C.
The move will help Crestar increase in size by nearly a quarter.
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((BOB LAWSON/CRESTAR ROANOKE PRESIDENT: STRATEGICALLY WE WANT TO BE AN ACQUIRER OF NEW FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THAT SEEM TO MAKE A GOOD FIT WITH CRESTAR, AND NOT TO BE AN ACQUIREE.))
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VO-NAT


Once the merger is complete, Crestar will have the largest deposit market share in the Greater Washington area, and it will hold the number two position in Maryland.
Crestar is the largest bank headquartered in Virginia.
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Teen-Singer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-73)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Martinsiville high school student is about to make it big in the music industry.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville;


17- year- old Trisca Waller, a singer and songwriter, ust signed a four-album deal with Charm City Records of New York.
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(( TRISCA WALLER: THEY CALL ME THE MILLION DOLLAR GIRL NOW-- THEY REALLY DON'T ACT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT TOWARD ME. I MEAN, THEY TREAT ME THE SAME. I MEAN, I JUST GOT A RECORD DEAL. )) ))
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Trisca's manager says her youth is a big asset to her career.
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((DERRICK HODGE/X-TRA LARGE ENTERTAINMENT: RIGHT NOW, YOUNG TEENAGERS IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS HOT. AND THAT'S WHAT RECORD COMPANIES ARE LOOKING FOR-- YOUNG TALENT THEY CAN MOLD AND DO WHATEVER WITH. ))
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VO-NAT


Trisca plans to finish high school and attend college while pursuing her singing career.
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2-PrimeTime


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


There's more news for WDBJ viewers. Take Fullscreen Board
We invite you to watch News 7 Prime Time each weekday night at 10 p-m on WEFC.
You can check your local cable listings for the channel in your area. Connie Stevens is joined by Meterologist Robin Reed and Mike Stevens with Sports. That's at the earlier time of 10 p-m on WEFC. And of course there is also News 7 at 11 right here on WDBJ.

4-Scores


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


Cleveland is on the verge of its second straight Central Division crown after a 4-to-3 victory over second-place Chicago.
For a roundup of last night's baseball scores let's check the numbers.
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