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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Beth
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The President and Vice President flex their muscles on the campaign trail as they help the secret service out of a jam..
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And... there's another Great Escape for the hikers, bikers and fishermen of Southwest Virginia. We'll tell you all about it. Open
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Campaign-96


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


President Clinton hits the campaign trail again this morning from Portland, Oregon.
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The President traveled through Washington state yesterday.
He spoke before a rally in Longview highlighting difference between the Democratic and Republican platform.
He says he welcomes the upcoming debates between the candidates.
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President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore also got to literally flex their muscles during the day-- as they pushed a secret service vehicle stuck in the mud.
The action startled 20 secret service agents who rushed to help free the vehicle.
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Abortion


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

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In a big win for anti abortion rights forces, the House has voted to override President Clinton's veto of a bill that bans a form of late-term abortion.
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Supporters of the ban used graphic displays of what they called a gruesome procedure.
But democrats said it would take away a life saving practise, used when a fetus is found to have serious abnormalities, or when the mother's health is in serious danger.
The heated abortion issue now moves from the House to the Senate. But a lack of support in the Senate means the attempt to overturn the veto may not succeed.
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Contraceptives


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=VA state seal


A special legislative commission does not agree with Planned Parenthood.
It says Virginia insurance companies should NOT have to cover the cost of birth control pills.
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Wednesday Planned Parenthood came out in favor of the legislation, but yesterday the commission declined to send it to a House of Delegates committee.

The bill would require all insurance companies, H-M-O's and corporations that offer coverage for prescription drugs to also include prescription contraceptives.
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Supporters say paying for contraceptives would reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and lower health care costs.
Opponents --including Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield -- say it's an issue of consumer choice.

Child-Support


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia is not tolerating deadbeat parents.
Child support collections by the state were up 14- percent this year, and state officials say they're on a roll.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


For more than a year, Virginia has been taking away driver's licenses and occupational licenses of deadbeat parents.
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IN Q=We also

((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE ALSO HAVE A NEW AUTOMATED SYSTEM. WE HAVE A BROADER, MORE INTENSIVE APPROACH. AND ALSO, WE'VE BROUGHT A NEW SENSE OF URGENCY TO THIS WHOLE ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner; :04
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The state claims its efforts have helped establish paternity for more than 25- thousand children this year.
Kimberly Hall- Deans' daughter met her father this year -- and state officials say that's good for both.
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IN Q=I think

((I THINK A REALITY HAS SET IN THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A PAYMENT, IT'S AN ACTUAL PERSON. AND SHE HAS WANTS AND NEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Kimberly Hall-Deans/Richmond Mother;
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OUT Q=and needs.
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The price tag for the ten-most wanted and all their fellow deadbeats to get paid up: more than 800-million dollars.
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TALENT=Melanie
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Half of all parents who owe child support in Virginia have chronic problems making payments.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


Police are on the lookout for a man who held up a bank in Galax yesterday afternoon.
Around 5 o-clock, a white male robbed the Signet Bank on East Stuart Drive.
Police say the suspect handed the teller a note and demanded money.
He fled the scene, with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was injured.
Federal, state, and local authorities are investigating.

Dyke


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Dyke


Just days after retiring Congressman L-F Payne announced his intention to seek the Lieutenant Governor's office, one of his potential rivals has decided not to run.
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SUPER=@File;


Former Virginia education secretary Jim Dyke says he won't campaign for the state's number two position.
Dyke says his decision is personal and has nothing to do with Payne's widespread support in the Democratic party.
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Payne confirmed earlier this week he will run for Lieutenant Governor next year.

Pandapas-Pond


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-73
GRAPHIC=great escapes


Families that enjoy hiking, fishing, biking and horseback riding can find their "Great Escape" all in one place.
Pandapas Pond is just three miles from Blacksburg... and has trails that are easy for all ages... much of the area is also accessible to wheelchairs.
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SUPER=01-David Collins/Ranger; :43
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OUT Q=places to camp nearby.

((Pandapas Pond is an eight acre pond on the edge of the Eastern Continental Divide. Hikers can find two trails, each two miles long. The one along the lower pond is accessible to wheelchairs. The Boy Scouts worked to make that improvement.
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IN Q=This is about

((JIM LAIGNEL/WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS: THIS IS ABOUT 190 FEET OF TRAIL SO WE COULD MAKE IT LEVEL FOR DISABLED IN WHEELCHAIRS AND PEOPLE WHO CAN'T WALK A LONG DISTANCE TO BE ABLE TO USE IT AND GET CLOSE TO THE POND WHERE THEY CAN GET DOWN AND OD SOME FISHING AND STUFF LIKE THIS. ))
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Fishermen will catch blue gill and bass. The pond is stocked with trout in the spring. This area is limited to fishing, hikering and wildlife viewing. Swimming is not allowed.
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((DAVID COLLINS/RANGER: ADJACENT TO THE POND ARE BIKE TRAILS FOR MOUNTAIN BIKING. ALSO IT'S COMBINATION OF BIKE AND HORSE TRAILS.. THERE'S A GOOD NETWORK IN THE PRIORITY CREEK DRAINAGE OF HORSE TRAILS AND BIKE TRAILS.))
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One of two new parking lots provides a place for horse trailers and bikes. It's located right near the head of that trail. The Pandapas Pond area is open only during daylight hours. Camping is not allowed here, but there are plenty of places to camp nearby.))
2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Beth


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Mark Warner's new campaign ads focus on incumbent Senator John Warner's record, but records can often be deceiving.
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VO-NAT


The Secret Service found out that they can always count on the President and Vice President when they get in a jam-
or even a ditch.
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And a Carilion Center near Blacksburg is helping bring groups together with the help of some ropes.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 20th.

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2-Abortion


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

na001
The heated abortion issue moves from the House to the Senate today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


In a big win for anti abortion rights forces, the House has voted to override President Clinton's veto of a bill that bans a form of late-term abortion.
Supporters of the ban used graphic displays of what they called a gruesome procedure.
But democrats said it would take away a life saving practise, used when a fetus is found to have serious abnormalities, or when the mother's health is in serious danger.
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A lack of support for the bill in the Senate means the attempt to overturn the veto may not succeed.
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F-Chain


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

na004 4 19 36 00
A women's chain gang has hit the streets of downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
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A bus full of 15 female inmates from the county jail system in Phoenix, Arizona arrived to clean the streets in chains.
The women range from 18 to 42 years old and volunteered to work in the gang.

Inmates rights groups protested as Media from around the world came to watch.
Those opposed to the idea said it was just a publicity stunt by the sheriff.
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Point-of-Honor


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=NONE


Federal grant money may be the cure for what is ailing one of Lynchburg's most popular historic attractions.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


For years, tour buses have had trouble navigating the hairpin turns and narrow roadways that form the entrance to Point of Honor.
But now, 150- thousand dollars in road money will help build a NEW entrance to the 180- year- old estate.
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((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: IT'S GOING TO BE AN EASIER PLACE TO USE, A BETTER PLACE TO VISIT AND OF COURSE THE HOUSE STANDS FOR ITSELF. IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A REMARKABLE SHOWPLACE FOR LYNCHBURG AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA. SO THIS IS JUST GOING TO PREPARE US BETTER TO DEAL WITH THE PUBLIC AND THE AUDIENCES THAT WE ANTICIPATE COMING.))
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A million dollar capital campaign is funding the construction of two outbuildings on the site, including a kitchen that will offer living history programs once it's completed.
Point of Honor was the home of Dr. George Cabell (CAH-bull), physician to Revolutionary War patriot Patrick Henry.
Its name comes from the duels supposedly fought on its grounds in the early 19th century.
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Leed's


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-75
GRAPHIC=None


Going, going, gone.
That was a familiar sound in Roanoke yesterday afternoon.
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More than 800 people spent yesterday at Towers Mall bidding on musical instruments and equipment.
It was day two of the final liquidation of merchandise from Leed's Music.
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((RUSS HAWKINS: AM I STILL SOLVENT? I'M STILL SOLVENT. MY WIFE DOESN'T KNOW I'M HERE. COME TO THINK ABOUT IT IF SHE SEES ME ON TV BY CHANCE I'LL BE IN BIG TROUBLE.))
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More than 100 guitars, drum sets, keyboards and horns went on the auction block.
Leed's closed down due to bankruptcy several months back.
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Internet


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none

na006
If you want to dive into the internet and don't have the cash for a computer
system--- there may be another way.
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SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN;


Philips Consumer Electronics Co. says it's shipping its Internet TV terminal to distributors.
The unit looks like a set-top cable box and it allows viewers to browse the internet from their own televisions.
The price tag is about three hundred, thirty dollars.
Of course you still have to pay a monthly fee to have access to the World Wide Web. One California provider says that will cost you about 20 dollars a month.
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2-Campaign-96


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


President Clinton hits the campaign trail again this morning from Portland, Oregon.
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The President traveled through Washington state yesterday.
He spoke before a rally in Longview highlighting difference between the Democratic and Republican platform.
He says he welcomes the upcoming debates between the candidates.
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4 03 30 00 - 4 03 54 00
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IN Q=I welcome

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President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore also got to literally flex their muscles during the day-- as they pushed a secret service vehicle stuck in the mud.
The action startled 20 secret service agents who rushed to help free the vehicle.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Voters may notice that ads for the U-S Senate race have been getting a bit more specific about candidates' records.
John Warner says MARK Warner's ads are unfair.
Ellen Qualls sheds some light on the Senator's record.
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SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; 1:17
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((TAKE A LOOK AT JOHN WARNER'S RECORD.))
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Let's start at the bottom.
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((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. HE CLEARLY VOTED AGAINST IT.))
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No argument there.
John Warner calls the popular law a Clinton campaign promise and an unfunded federal mandate.
He says employers were already giving time off to workers when they needed it.
Reality check-- how much of that's just wishful thinking?
Cuts to school lunches?
John Warner fought against his own party's proposed cuts in committee.
But he voted for them in the larger budget.
The so-called 270- Billion dollar cut to Medicare is the thorniest to explain.
The GOP budget would have only cut the proposed inflation- based INCREASE.
John Warner says he supported it to keep Medicare from going bankrupt.
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((MARK WARNER: CALL IT WHATEVER. SLOWING THE INCREASE. A CUT. IT'S 270- BILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED. AND IT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED SENIORS TO PAY LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS MORE TO GET THEIR MEDICARE SERVICES.))
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To complicate matters, Mark Warner says he's for a cut in the increase too -- but a smaller one.
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((STUDENT LOANS. HE VOTED TO CUT TEN MILLION DOLLARS. HIS WORDS, THIS SUMMER, AT THE DEBATE WERE "YOU BET I DID." HE THOUGHT THE PROGRAM WAS RUNNING AMOK. I DISAGREE.))
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Again, a cut to the proposed increase.
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S PICKED SOME GOOD ISSUES FOR DEMOCRATS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MINDS. THEY'RE SATISFIED WITH JOHN WARNER THEY VIEW HIM BASICALLY AS A MODERATE.))
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(( Mark Warner says he's sticking to the issues -- and the next one he may hammer John Warner on is abortion.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Mediation


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=NONE


Halifax County high school is trying something new to teach students to resolve their conflicts.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


Last year, trained student mediators heard 419- disputes.
School officials say all but three ended successfully.
During a mediation session the students are encouraged to work out their differences by telling their side and then coming up with a solution.
Sheena Wood took part in a mediation session last year to settle her own dispute-- this year she's helping others.
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IN Q=I've seen

((SHEENA WOOD/PEER MEDIATOR: I'VE SEEN HOW MUCH IT'S HELPED ME AND I WOULD LIKE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE, TO. MARCUS BATES/PEER MEDIATOR: AT FIRST, I WAS KIND OF NERVOUS, BUT YOU KNOW, AFTER A WHILE, I JUST, SAID IT SEEMED LIKE A NICE THING TO DO, IT HELPS A LOT OF PEOPLE, OTHER MEDIATORS HAVE BEEN TELLING ME ABOUT IT, HOW THEY HELP OTHER PEOPLE AND IT JUST, AFTER I GOT STARTED, IT'S REAL FUND, SO THIS IS MY SECOND YEAR. ))
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Teachers say mediation cuts down on the need for faculty involvement, which decreases the number of student suspensions.

Environment


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=VA State Seal


Conservation was the conversation yesterday at the Salem Civic Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship visited the Roanoke Valley as part of a series of state- wide meetings.
The group also took a tour of the Ronile (ROH-nile) plant in Rocky Mount.
The company adds dye to carpet and yarn... and was recently recognized for its recycling program.
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((JOHN WOODLEY/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: THEY GO BEYOND THE STRICT LETTER OF THE REQUIREMENTS TO LOOK FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO CUT THEY'RE WASTE STREAM, AND TO KEEP THINGS OUT OF THE ENVIRONMENT BEFORE THEY EVEN GET THERE. ))
SUPER=01-John Woodley/G.C.E.S
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ANCHOR=Beth
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Afterward, the commission went back to the Salem Civic Center for a PUBLIC meeting.
All of the groups findings will be documented and presented to Governor Allen in December.

Ropes-Course


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=None


A program at Carilion St. Albans Center near Radford is roping people in.
They call it "Challenge by Choice," and it's designed to bring groups together.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Yesterday, students from Radford University were demonstrating the skills they've learned on the new Ropes Course.
Carilion St. Albans Center will also cater to businesses and other organizations that want to build teamwork and trust within their ranks.
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IN Q=It can be very powerful

((GARY NUSSBAUM/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESOR: IT CAN BE VERY POWERFUL TO FEEL THAT YOU CAN TAKE RISKS WITHOUT FEAR OF EMBARASSMENT, WITHOUT FEAR OF RIDICULE. YOU CAN TRUST A GROUP, SO THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO SOMETHING OR NOT, YOU STILL HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE GROUP. THAT CAN BE REAL POWERFUL, PARTICULARLY IN OUR CULTURE THAT'S SO EAGERLY COMPETITIVE.))
SUPER=01-Gary Nussbaum/Radford University Professor;
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The center has one course outdoors and another inside the gymnasium.
Carilion hopes to keep both of them busy by tailoring the team- building exercises to the needs of each group.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=None


St. Albans will continue to concentrate on psychiatric services, but officials say the new ropes course is one example of how its mission is evolving.

PrimeTime


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


There's more news and good news for WDBJ viewers, especially those who get to bed early. Take Fullscreen Board
WDBJ has started the area's first local 10 p-m newscast.
News 7 Prime Time can be seen each weekday night at 10 p-m on W-E-F-C.
You can check your local cable listings for the channel in your area.

4-Scores


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


Boston dealt Detroit a 12th straight loss, 8-to-3.
For a roundup of last night's baseball scores let's check the boards.
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