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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Norfolk Southern tries to derail C-S-X'S proposed purchase of Conrail.
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And opening statements resume today in the O.J. Simpson civil trial.

P-NS-Conrail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=norfolk southern


A merger announced last week has a new and high priced twist to it.
C- S- X announced its plans to acquire Conrail last week, but yesterday Norfolk Southern upped the ante.
N-S is offering an all cash buy-out of Conrail stock at 100 dollars a share.
That's higher than the 92- 50 a share offer proposed by C- S- X.
Scott Prince has the story.
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IN Q=A Norfolk (bite)
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16
SUPER=04-File Tape; :33
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SOT 13:27:02
IN Q=A Norfolk

((DAVID GOODE/NORFOLK SOUTHERN CEO: A NORFOLK SOUTHERN- CONRAIL COMBINATION IS ONE THAT WILL BE GOOD FOR ALL OF THE CONSTITUENTS INVOLVED. IT'S GOOD FOR CONRAIL SHAREHOLDERS. IT'S GOOD FOR NORFOLK SOUTHERN SHAREHOLDERS. IT'S GOOD FOR THE SHIPPING PUBLIC BECAUSE IT OFFERS BALANCED COMPETITIVE SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE EAST. ))
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OUT Q=the east


Norfolk Southern officials say the proposed deal between CSX and Conrail would monopolize rail service on the east coast.
Aside from the higher stock buy out price... the OVERALL deal proposed by N- S is worth about billion dollars more than the one announced last week with CSX.
The choice is now up to Conrail... but if history is any indication, it will take a while.
Most analysts expect a back and forth bidding war in the coming months. STAND UP 9:03:15
If Norfolk Southern does win and acquires Conrail, it could open up lots of opponents up north.
Specifically the New York market.
If it loses, the future is uncertain, many say that Norfolk Southern could become the victim of a hostile take over later on in the future.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Simpson


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


Opening statements for the defense today in the civil trial of O-J Simpson.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday the attorney for the plaintiffs, Daniel Petrocellin said blood evidence, the time line, and fiber matches will show Simpson is guilty of the murders.
He told jurors that Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown were defenseless against
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;

Simpson who was quote armed with a six-inch knife and in a total state of rage.
The trial is expected to last four months.
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P-Dublin-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-41
GRAPHIC=regional jail


The path is clear for the construction of a regional jail in Dublin's industrial park.
The Town
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;

Council re-zoned a section of the park, making it possible for the Regional Jail Authority to buy it, and start construction.
That move angered dozens of Pulaski County residents who live nearby, saying the jail site is too close to their homes and schools.
They promised to pressure Pulaski County Supervisors to pull out of the regional jail agreement.
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IN Q=I don't think that

06:16:29 ((I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE CONNECTED TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND IF DUBLIN FEELS THIS WAY ABOUT IT, LET THEM HAVE IT. 06:13:15 BENNY KEISTER/MAYOR; AND I THINK WE OWED TO TO THE AUTHORITY TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A DECISION YEA OR NAY AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE COUNCIL DID, THEY'VE MADE THEIR DECISION.))
SUPER=01-Bob O'Neal/Newbern Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Benny Keister/Mayor; :08
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OUT Q=made their decision
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A jail authority spokesman told council that if they did not re-zone the land, the entire jail project could be in jeopardy.
Residents who oppose the project say they may challenge the re-zoning in Circuit Court.

Gammon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-82
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Willie Gammon will plead no contest to killing his father and shooting his stepmother in exchange for not facing the death penalty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Yesterday the Carroll County prosecutor reduced the capital murder charge against Gammon to first degree, in exchange for Gammon's pleas of no contest.
He and his younger brother Chris Gammon, who pled guilty earlier, still await sentencing.
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SOT 18:10:17
IN Q=

((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: WITH CHRIS NOW FACING THREE LIFE TERMS AND WILLIE FACING FOUR LIFE TERMS PLUS 18 YEARS, THESE ARE AS STRONG AS CONVICTIONS AS THEY GET FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED MALICIOUS WOUNDING. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor;
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OUT Q=aggravated malicious wounding.
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VO-NAT


The brothers' stepmother Rebecca Gammon is wheelchair-bound as a result of the shooting.
She and a family friend say Willie Gammon had threatened to kill his father for trying to make him get a job.
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SOT 18:00:29
IN Q=

((DAVID STONE/GARY GAMMON'S FRIEND: HE STOOD RIGHT THERE AND THREATENED HIS DADDY RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND OTHER WITNESSES. ))
SOT 17:58:40

((REBECCA GAMMON/INJURED STEPMOTHER: BUT GARY DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD DO IT, HE THOUGHT HE WAS JUST MAD ABOUT SOMETHING.))
SUPER=01-David Stone/Gary Gammon's Friend;
SUPER=01-Rebecca Gammon/Injured Stepmother;
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OUT Q=MAD ABOUT SOMETHING.
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VO-NAT


Willie and Chris Gammon may both be sentenced at a hearing in January.
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Lilly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-80
GRAPHIC=ben lilly


Ben Lilly's younger brother was called to the witness stand yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Lilly is on trial in Montgomery County for the capital murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFiLlipis.
But rather than aid the state's case against his brother, Mark Lilly invoked his right not to incriminate HIMSELF.
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IN Q=

((MARK LILLY/DEFENDANT'S BROTHER: I'D LIKE TO TAKE THE FIFTH ON THAT. QUESTION: YOU DON'T WISH TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS? YEAH, I'LL TAKE THE FIFTH. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Lilly/Defendant's Brother;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=take the fifth.
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VO-NAT


The prosecutor then played taped statements for the jury, in which Mark told police it was Ben who pulled the trigger.
Mark Lilly is scheduled to stand trial for his part in the murder next month.
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Church-Referendum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia voters have five referenda on their ballots this fall.
Among them the question "should Virginia churches be allowed to incorporate?"
48 other states allow it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Some church leaders say incorporation would keep Virginia judges from arbitrary oversight of church business.
But it's the church community itself that's most suspicious of incorporation.
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SOT 01:11:27
IN Q=Two hundred

((MIKE CLINGENPEEL/"THE RELIGIOUS HERALD" EDITOR: TWO HUNDRED YEARS AGO OR A LITTLE MORE WHEN WE WERE IN OUR COLONIAL PERIOD, BAPTISTS AND OTHER DISSENTERS WERE PERSECUTED BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT PART OF THE ESTABLISHED CHURCH. AND SO THERE IS STILL -- YOU KNOW ANYTIME THERE IS SORT OF THE ODOR OF GOVERNMENT CONTROL IN BAPTIST LIFE, PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED.))
SUPER=01-Mike Clingenpeel/"The Religious Herald" Editor; :
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OUT Q=are concerned.
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VO-NAT


Former Senate Majority Leader Hunter Andrews opposed it -- suggesting individuals with non-religious motives could raise money under the guise of a church.
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SOT 04:27:54
IN Q=I think

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I THINK THAT'S A RED HERRING, AS IS THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE ISSUE. AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE READING TOO MUCH INTO IT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=into it.
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VO-NAT


The best argument for incorporation, McDonnell says, is corporate liability: to protect individual parishioners from lawsuits.
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2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


A bidding war is underway for dominance on the east coast's railways.
Norfolk Southern is getting into the bidding action.
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VO-NAT


Bad news for the crews battling devastating Southern California wildfires.
The gusty winds that fueled the fires could return by this afternoon.
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VO-NAT


And in Chile, a different approach ended a workers strike.
Truck mounted water cannons were used to break up a demonstration.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday October 24th.
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Wx-Hello


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CIVIL-TRIAL


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


The defense should get its turn at opening statements later today in O-J Simpson's wrongful death civil trial.
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VO-NAT


Lawyers for the plaintiffs wrap up their statements this morning.
Yesterday they began laying the groundwork for motive in the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown, calling Simpson a cold-blooded killer lurking behind a famous face.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Simpson was acquitted of murder charges a year ago in his criminal trial.
The civil trial is expected to last 4 months.
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CA-FIRES


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


Dry Santa Ana winds could return to California today, raising fears of new wildfires.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Malibu, CA;


Los Angeles is preparing for the worst, planning to put all firefighters on alert.
The winds died down yesterday allowing fire crews to fully contain the most destructive fire -- a blaze that burned scores of homes in northern San Diego County.
Since Monday, wildfires have destroyed more than 100 homes and blackened 37-thousand acres, mostly in the southern part of the state.
President Clinton has declared a state of emergency in three California counties.
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PLANE-CRASHES


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


A second Boeing 7-0-7 cargo plane has crashed in South America in as many days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Argentina;


The jet crashed in Argentina while attempting an emergency landing.
Two crew members were killed and six were seriously injured.
The plane was transporting 25 tons of fish from Chile.
SUPER=03-Manta, Ecuador;


Tuesday night, another Boeing 7-0-7, also carrying fish, crashed in Ecuador killing the plane's four crew members and 21 people on the ground.
At least 60 more were injured.
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Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of 96-87)
GRAPHIC=rail merger


Last week C-S-X announced it was buying Conrail, but now another company is bidding for it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Norfolk Southern yesterday offered Conrail nine- point- 15- billion dollars. That topped last week's bid by one billion dollars.
A merger between Conrail and either Virginia company would create the third-biggest railroad in the country.
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GM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gm logo


The Canadian Auto Workers strike is over this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ontario, Canada;

4:27:42
Yesterday Union members overwhelmingly ratified a new contract with General Motors.
Meanwhile, G-M's talks with the United Auto Workers in the U-S continue.
The key issue in the U-S talks -- as in Canada -- is G-M's practice of farming out parts work to outside, lower-cost suppliers.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

water-strike


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Santiago, Chile;
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VO-NAT

4:16:48
In Chile, hundreds of striking workers were injured when police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a demonstration.
Truck mounted water cannons drenched and dispersed marchers heading for a rally outside of Chile's main labor confederation.
Fourteen civil servants' unions called the one day strike to demand wage increases and to protest moves to privatize some state run services, which strikers say will mean thousands of layoffs.
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Dublin-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=regional jail


Dozens of citizens were angered last night when the Dublin Town Council cleared the way for construction of a regional jail in the Dublin industrial park.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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IN Q=They expected a factory
SUPER=03-Dublin; :00
SUPER=01-Arnold Edwards/Neighbor; :10
SUPER=@Eric1; :16
SUPER=01-Brad Nelson/Neighbor; :27
SUPER=01-Roy Lloyd/Regional Jail Authority; :47-quick
SUPER=01-Benny Keister/Mayor; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bob O'Neal/Newbern Resident; 1:16
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OUT Q=EE, News 7


(( They expected a factory... they say they can handle that... But living next to the site of the future Regional Jail has rattled these residents.

SOT 14:21:37
IN Q=they don't want it

((ARNOLD EDWARDS, NEIGHBOR; THEY DON'T WANT IT, WE KNOCK ON DOORS, THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT, AND WE ASK THEM AND THEY SAY NO, NO JAIL.))
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OUT Q=no jail


STANDUP 15:03:23 The main thing motivating these residents is fear. They're afraid to live next door to jail inmates. And no amount of security fencing, walls, or razor wire is going to change that.

SOT 14:24:44
IN Q=I used to own a gun

((BRAD NELSON, NEIGHBOR; I USED TO HAVE A GUN, WHEN MY SON WAS BORN I SOLD IT BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID HE MIGHT HURT HIMSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, AND NOW I'M WONDERING IF I DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE.))
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OUT Q=buy another one



An angry crowd faced the Dublin Town Council, as they decided whether to re-zone the land to allow a jail... land they promised to the Regional Jail Authority a year ago.

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SOT
IN Q=I don't know

((ROY LLOYD/REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY; I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE PROJECT IF SUDDENLY WE DIDN'T HAVE A SITE.))
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OUT Q=have a site.



Lloyd inferred that it might lose 10 million dollars in state funding. Council finally voted 5 to 1 to approve the re-zoning.

SOT06:13:15
IN Q=and I think we

((BENNY KEISTER/MAYOR; AND I THINK WE OWED IT TO THE AUTHORITY TO GO AHEAD AND MAKE A DECISION YEA OR NAY AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE COUNCIL DID, THEY'VE MADE THEIR DECISION.))
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OUT Q=made their decision



Jail opponents say they'll challenge the rezoning in Circuit Court, and pressure Pulaski County Supervisors to pull out of the regional jail agreement.

SOT 06:16:29
IN Q=I don't think

((BOB O'NEAL/NEWBERN; I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE COMMITTED TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND IF DUBLIN FEELS THIS WAY ABOUT IT, LET THEM HAVE IT.))
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OUT Q=let them have it



Eric Earnhart, News 7))








Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-81
GRAPHIC=Accident


A tractor- trailer got a little waterlogged yesterday in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


The driver lost control of his rig and smashed it into the Pepper's Ferry Road pumping station.
Authorities say the driver was NOT injured.
The Blacksburg- Christiansburg- V-P-I water authority owns the booster station.
They were able to bypass it, and pump water into both communities.
Some customers in the Belmont Farms neighborhood may have lost water temporarily-- but other residents should have their normal service.
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City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-75
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The ownership of Roanoke's old Dumas Hotel does not look like it will change hands any too soon and a group from Henry Street is not happy.
They want the building returned to its former owners, so they brought their protest from the sidewalk to city council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Two weeks ago, council voted to forgive a 212-thousand dollar loan that Total Action Against Poverty used to help pay for the renovation of the building.
Yesterday, the protestors asked council to reconsider the decision.
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SOT
IN Q=Its former owners intent

((VERNICE LAW: ITS FORMER OWNERS' INTENT AND DESIRE IS TO ALLOW BLACK COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN A BUILDING THAT IS SO RICH IN OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY. ))
SUPER=07-Vernice Law;
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OUT Q=in our culture and history.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


City Council did not reconsider the vote, but members say they are hopeful the Henry Street Committee can help to resolve the controversy.

Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#pinn
GRAPHIC=none


Health officials are investigating some cases of Legionnaires' Disease in the New River Valley.
It's an acute form of pneumonia-- and in some cases, it's fatal.
Legionnaires' Disease is usually triggered by environmental factors-- like contaminated air conditioning cooling towers or moist soil.
The illness is NOT spread person to person.
Three people in the New River Valley have been diagnosed with the disease-- all are now hospitalized, and there's no apparent connection between them.

NS-Conrail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


It did not take long for Norfolk Southern to react.
Just one week after C-S-X announced it would try to buy out Conrail.... Norfolk Southern says it's made an offer that Conrail can not refuse.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Norfolk Southern
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C.E.O.; :13
SUPER=03-Norfolk; :26
SUPER=04-File Tape; :31
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards & Sons; :47
SUPER=@Scott1;
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7


((Norfolk Southern is coming full steam down the track... trying to knock off CSX... and acquire Conrail.
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SOT 13:27:20 NS VNR tape
IN Q=It's a much

((DAVID GOODE/NORFOLK SOUTHERN CEO: IT'S A MUCH BETTER OFFER. THE OFFER THAT WE HAVE MADE IS FOR A HUNDRED DOLLARS CASH UP FRONT FOR THE CONRAIL SHARE HOLDERS. I'M SURE THEY WILL FIND THAT MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THE 92- 50 PARTIAL CASH, PARTIAL STOCK OFFER WHICH HAS A WEIGHTED VALUE CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN THAT. ))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=than that


The proposal will likely start a back and forth bidding war between CSX and Norfolk Southern.
N- S claims the planned merger between Conrail and CSX would cause a rail hauling monopoly on the east coast.
If Norfolk Southern wins out, it would be able to tap into a number of northeast markets, like New York.
But if it loses... Norfolk Southern's future is unclear.
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SOT 4:10:19 Brammer tape
IN Q=If Norfolk

((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: IF NORFOLK SOUTHERN DOES NOT WIN IN THIS BID FOR CONRAIL, THEN THEY MAY BE THE SUBJECT OF A TAKEOVER FROM BURLINGTON NORTHERN SOMETIME DOWN THE ROAD. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the road


That would likely be a HOSTILE takeover... and bring about uncertainty for the 35- hundred LOCAL Norfolk Southern employees. Stand up 9:05:30
Before either deal can be finalized, it has to have the approval of the Federal government and Conrail Stock holders.
At this point, CSX has no comments on the Norfolk Southern proposal, but most analysts say CSX will sweeten the deal at some point in the future.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

P-Church-Referendum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE=596-29
GRAPHIC=virginia seal


Virginia is one of only two states that does not allow churches to incorporate.
But that's one of five ballot questions Virginians will see on Election Day.
Ellen Qualls reports the referendum was requested by some churches who felt judges were arbitrary in their oversight of church business.
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SOT
IN Q=But when
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :06
SUPER=@Griffith; :37
SUPER=@Ellen1; :45
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7 Primetime.

((
But when the General Assembly approved it twice to get it on the ballot this fall, another argument was popular.
sot 04:25;22

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: CURRENTLY CHURCHES ARE DEEMED TO BE UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATIONS. AND BY THAT, THERE EXISTS A POSSIBILITY THAT ALL THE MEMBERS OF THAT ORGANIZATION, I.E. ALL THE CHURCH-GOERS, PARISHIONERS COULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE NEGLIGENCE OF SOME OTHER MEMBER FOR SOME TORT THAT OCCURRED ON THE CHURCH PROPERTY. AND THAT'S NOT FAIR. INCORPORATION WOULD TAKE CARE OF THAT.))
runs=:22


Former state Senator Hunter Andrews opposed it -- worrying that individuals could incorporate as a church to extort money under the guise of religious purposes.
sot 04:21:58

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: WELL THE STATE WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO BE VIGILANT IN MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT ABUSING THE PROCESS. THAT'S TRUE WITH MOST OF THE LAWS WE HAVE ENACTED TODAY.))
runs=:08


TACK STANDUP ON HERE
The number one concern church leaders themselves have is government interference into religion.
So the ballot question is written to allow churches to incorporate -- NOT force it.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Primetime. ))

Robertson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


During an appearance yesterday at Liberty University in Lynchburg, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson said that Bob Dole's presidential campaign is inept.

Robertson was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in 19-88.
The Virginia Beach-based broadcaster says he would "not" run a campaign the way Dole has.
A spokesman for Dole's Virginia campaign -- said such criticism is not helpful to Dole's chances against President Clinton.
He said he hopes Robertson's followers won't be so discouraged that they stay home November 5th.

Martin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-76
GRAPHIC=Raleigh Martin


New developments yesterday in a Halifax County triple murder case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Raleigh Dean Martin was in court yesterday morning for a motions hearing.
The 35- year- old was arrested Election Night a year ago for killing his wife, Marion.
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./November 1995;


He's also charged with killing a couple in a neighboring home.
32- year- old Joseph Siffert, Junior and his girlfriend Barbara Hackney were discovered shot to death the same night.
In court yesterday, the judge ruled Martin's attorney could spend up to 5- thousand dollars to hire a private investigator.
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SOT
IN Q=In a case

((CHARLES COSBY/MARTIN'S ATTORNEY: IN A CASE OF THIS MAGNITUDE WE THINK THAT HAVING AN INVESTIGATORS WILL CERTAINLY HELP US BETTER PREPARE THE CASE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE LEAVE NO STONE UN-TURNED. ))
SUPER=01-Charlie Cosby/Martin's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=stone unturned.
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VO-NAT


Circuit Judge Charles McCormick is pushing to have the case heard in early December.
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Cunningham


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=shooting


A 42- year- old Northwest Roanoke man was fatally shot in the head by his wife early yesterday morning.
Garret Wayne Cunningham and Rhonda Banks Cunningham were arguing at their home on 10th Street.
She told police she went to get a gun once the argument began, because of "violence in the past."
At first she put the weapon to her own head out of frustration.
When she lowered it, her husband lunged for the gun, and it went off.
The bullet struck him in the head.
He died at the hospital.
The mother of five has not been charged, but the investigation is not over.

Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Frankie Lee Hall


Marine Staff Sergeant Frankie Lee Hall collected more honors yesterday from Roanoke City Council and from the two teenagers he rescued from a burning car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 24;


Hall first encountered Nicole Hicks and Kevin Ballinger on September 24th, when their car collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 5-81 and caught fire.
Their second meeting came yesterday afternoon, as Mayor David Bowers awarded Hall a key to the city for his heroism.
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SOT
IN Q=I just respect

((VOICE OF KEVIN BALLINGER: I JUST RESPECT HIM FOR HIS COURAGE.)) ((VOICE OF NICOLE HICKS: I JUST THANK THAT HE WAS THERE CAUSE IF HE WASN'T, I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'D BE, OR IF WE WOULD BE HERE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=if we would be here.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


City Council approved a resolution honoring Hall, and Chief Jim Grigsby presented a plaque declaring Hall an honorary lifetime member of the Roanoke Fire and E- M- S Department.

4-Scores


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


In Atlanta last night-- the New York Yankees came from a 6 to nothing deficit to beat the Braves and even the series at 2 games apiece.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Fox Sports;


This guy had a chance to win one million dollars if he threw a strike. He missed, and picked up 50 grand instead.
The Braves did not need any pitching help early. They jumped out to a 6-0 lead--
But the Yankees fought back.
Cecil Fielder got things started off with a 2 run double.
And Jim Leyritz tied things up with a 3- run homer in the eight inning.
The score stayed tied through the 9th, forcing extra innings.
SUPER=35-New York/8/Atlanta/6/Series Tied 2-2;


Steve Avery came on in relief with the score tied in the 10th, but he walked Wade Boggs, forcing in the winning run.
The Yankees go on to win in 8 to 6. (----------------)