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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A Gubernatorial showdown in Richmond.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the White House is issued a deadline for turning over more fundraising videotapes.
ANCHOR=Steve
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ANCHOR=Melanie


E-Beyer-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The candidates in the Governor's race met face to face last night in Richmond.
Both Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore sparred, each trying to pull ahead as the too close to call race enters the homestretch.
Ellen Qualls has details.
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SUPER=@Beyer1;:09
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst;:39
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:12
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:20
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=News 7 Richmond



E-React-Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Local Democrats gathered in Vinton to support candidate Don Beyer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Beyer fans watched the debate at Democrat Dick Cranwell's campaign headquarters.
Harry Nickens says Beyer is the best choice for residents of western Virginia.
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SOT 08:45:13
IN Q=He's going to

((HARRY NICKENS/BEYER SUPPORTER: IF YOU HEARD THE DEBATE YOURSELF, YOU'LL KNOW THAT THE INFLUENCE OF THE TIDEWATER AREA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA IS GOING TO BE PREDOMINATING THE GILMORE ADMINISTRATION AND DON BEYER I JUST DON'T THINK WILL THAT WILL HAPPEN. HE'LL BE A GOVERNOR FOR VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Beyer Supporter;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= for Virginia.
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VO-NAT


People at this gathering used the get together as an opportunity to ready the troops.
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SOT 08:49:47
IN Q= It helps us

((GERALD HOLT/BEYER SUPPORTER: IT HELPS US TO KEEP FOCUSED AND ALSO YOU KNOW, THIS CLOSE TO ELECTION DAY, ITS KIND OF LIKE A PEP RALLY FOR EVERYONE.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Beyer Supporter ;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q= rally for everyone.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Republicans


Roanoke Valley Republicans did not sponsor a debate party-
Local activist Hugh Key said party members expected Gilmore to, "slam dunk" Beyer, so there wasn't a need to pay much attention to the debate.

ATLANTIS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Shuttle Atlantis


The space shuttle Atlantis is back on earth this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL;


A day late, Atlantis was cleared for landing yesterday, dropping through the Florida clouds for a safe touchdown.
The shuttle brought home astronaut Michael Foale who spent four and a half months on the troubled Russian Mir space station.
He was reunited with his wife Rhonda and their two young children who jumped into his lap as soon as they saw their dad.
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campaign-finance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


The White House has until Friday to come up with any more videotapes of Democratic fund-raising events at the White House.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


House campaign fund-raising investigators have set that deadline for President Clinton, saying the White House has not been complying with congressional subpoenas.
So far, 44 videotapes of fundraising coffees have been given to Congressional committees.
President clinton says it was just an accident the videos weren't found earlier.
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((CLINTON:HOW COULD YOUR STAFF NOT KNOW GIVE IMMEDIATELY." ))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=as soon as possible
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VO-NAT


Republican Senator Fred Thompson says he finds that hard to believe.
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IN Q=

((`THERE'S NO QUESTION AN EFFORT TO DELAY." ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Fred Thompson/(R)-Tennessee;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=and obstruct the investigation
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VO-NAT


President Clinton says the tapes don't show anything illegal or inappropriate.
But captured in one of the tapes is fund raiser John (WONG) Huang, the key figure in allegations the Democrats accepted illegal foreign donations.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


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Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


The T-V ads in the race for governor have been negative.
So it wasn't a big surprise when last night's debate between Democrat Don Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore took the same tone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


Beyer tried to portray Gilmore as the candidate of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.
But Gilmore was making no apologies.
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SOT DEBATE#2 21:12:46
IN Q= AS FOR

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: AS FOR PAT ROBERTSON, I HAVE A BROAD RANGE OF SUPPORT FROM PEOPLE ALL ACROSS THIS PARTY, INCLUDING CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=@GILMORE1;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=OF PEOPLE.
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VO-NAT


Beyer was also grilled on his campaign contributors--and a weekend fundraiser attended by President Clinton and Vice President Gore.
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SOT debate #2 21:35:39
IN Q=WE RAISED A

((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: WE RAISED A MODERATE AMOUNT OF MONEY. FAR LESS THAN MY OPPONENT HAS RAISED. BUT WE RAISED MONEY FROM VIRGINIANS. WE RAISED IT FROM THOSE WHO WANTED TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT SPEAK. WE DIDN'T GET CAUGHT UP IN ALL THE FUNDRAISING PROBLEMS AFFECTING DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS IN WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=@BEYER1;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=RIGHT NOW
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VO-NAT


Polls indicate the race is still too close to call.
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Talent=Melanie
SS=Doug Wilder


Meantime former Governor Doug Wilder, who moderated the debate, had a telephone chat yesterday with President Clinton.
Clinton called to urge Wilder to endorse Don Beyer.
Jim Gilmore is also seeking Wilder's backing.
But the former governor still hasn't made an endorsement.



E-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Controversy gives way to optimism on Roanoke's Henry Street, where it appears redevelopment plans are moving forward again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City Council has approved an agreement with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation- a new group that will spearhead improvements there.
The group and a South Carolina consultant have succeeded where others have failed, bringing together Gainsboro residents, city officials, and other community leaders.
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SOT 15:10:31
IN Q=We've had individual

((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/RNDC CHAIRMAN: WE'VE HAD INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS WHICH JUST COULDN'T SWIM, BUT THIS F.A. JOHNSON CONSULTING FIRM THAT CAME IN TO MIX ALL THE OIL AND THE WATER TOGETHER HAS REALLY MADE THE DIFFERENCE AND WE'RE JUST OVERJOYED BY COUNCIL'S UNANIMOUS VOTE OF CONFIDENCE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/RNDC Chairman;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=vote of confidence today.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The First Union Corporation has contributed ten thousand dollars to the new group.
And city council has re-allocated more than 140-thousand dollars of Community Development funds that were already earmarked for Henry Street.

E-Bedford-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=Education


Deciding school policy and running local government are jobs that entail a lot of responsibility. The people who want to hold those positions in Bedford County--candidates for school board and the Board of Supervisors-- were invited to voice their views last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Only one school board hopeful showed up at the Staunton River High School debate.
James Fields says schools are crowded, and the school system is two and half million dollars in the red.
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SOT4:59:57
IN Q=THE SCHOOL BOARD

((JAMES FIELDS/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: THE SCHOOL BOARD ACTS AS IT DOESN'T KNOW HOW OR WHY IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. THIS IS IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THEY MUST APPROVE ALL EXPENDITURES AND THE BUDGET. THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS EXPRESSED SUPRISE AT THE NO EXCUSES ARE ACCEPTABLE. ))
SUPER=01-James Fields/School Board Candidate;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=are acceptable.
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VO-NAT


Candidates for Supervisor focused on ways to increase revenues.
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SOT 5:11:27
IN Q=WE NEED TO

((ROGER CHEEK/BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISOR: WE NEED TO INCREASE INDUSTRY TO BEDFORD COUNTY. THAT WILL CREATE JOBS FOR OUR CITIZENS, AND REVENUE WILL HELP EASE THE TAX BURDEN PLACED ON BEDFORD COUNTY TAXPAYERS.))
SUPER=01-Roger Cheek/Bedford Co. Supervisor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=COUNTY TAXPAYERS
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VO-NAT


Cheek's challenger says Bedford county needs to pursue more businesses.
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SOT 5:13:45
IN Q=

((STEVEN WILKENSON/BEDFORD COUNTY SUPERVISOR CANDIDATE: THAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO BALANCE OUT OUR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND YOU'VE HEARD IT 3 TIMES TONIGHT, SO IT MUST BE TRUE.))
SUPER=01-Steven Wilkenson/County Supervisor Candidate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it must be true.
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VO-NAT


There are two more debates scheduled before the November election.
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E-Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer


A breast cancer vigil in Danville drew stories from survivors, and memories of those who have not.
Tina Tenret was there.
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SOT
IN Q=The candlelight vigil
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Judith Frances/Robyn's Daughter; :21
SUPER=01-Robyn Frances/Breast Cancer Victim; :38
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:04
RUNS=1:06
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
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IN Q=nat sound

((nat sound))
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OUT Q=nat sound


((The candlelight vigil was held under the stars outside the hospital.
One man is planning to retire early with his wife in the Blue Ridge Mountains now that she has breast cancer.
A 13-year-old girl remembers crying in the first grade, not understanding why her mother was never home.
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SOT 1:14:23
IN Q=I know that

((JUDITH FRANCES/DAUGHTER OF CANCER VICTIM: I KNOW THAT MY SISTER AND I ARE AT A HIGHER RISK OF HAVING BREAST CANCER. OUR LIVES HAVE BEEN TOUCHED BY BREAST CANCER ONCE AND MY PRAYER IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO FACE IT IN THE FUTURE.))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=face it in the future


Her mother, Robyn, has had a third child since being diagnosed seven years ago -- a girl she calls her healing baby.
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SOT 1:11:48
IN Q=I feel

((ROBYN FRANCES/BREAST CANCER VICTIM: I FEEL THAT MY FAITH WAS STRENGTHENED AT THAT TIME. I DON'T REMEMBER BEING ANGRY AT GOD BUT FEELING MORE BLESSED AND APPRECIATIVE FOR MY LIFE AND THOSE IN IT. I FEEL LIKE I'M A BETTER PERSON BECAUSE OF MY BREAST CANCER.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=breast cancer


Doctors say about 44-thousand-women will die of breast cancer this year.
Meanwhile, these survivors are counting on friends, family and faith to pull them through.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))

Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set

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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
ANCHOR=Melanie


A negative tone at last night's debate between the candidates for governor.
Democrat Don Beyer tried to protray Repulbican Jim GIlmore as the candidate of religious broadcaster Pat Robertson.
While Gilmore accused Beyer of being a hypocrite on a tax break for car owners.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Congressional investigators are giving the White House until Friday to come up with the rest of the videotapes of political events such as the coffees President Clinton held for selected donors.
The Clinton Administration denies allegations it has been stonewalling Congressional probes of the Democratic fund-raising scandal.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And After more than four months on the Russian space station ``Mir,'' astronaut Michael Foale is back on Earth.
Foale arrived in Florida last night aboard the shuttle Atlantis, where his wife and children were waiting.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, October 7th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

2-E-Beyer-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


They are locked in a virtual deadheat in the race to succeed George Allen as Virginia Governor, and the sparks flew at times last night as Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer faced off in their second debate.
Ellen Qualls has details from Richmond.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=@Gilmore1;:04
SUPER=@Beyer1;:09
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/Political Analyst;:39
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; 1:12
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:20
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=News 7 Richmond



2-E-React-Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Don Beyer


Democrat Don Beyer was cheered on by Roanoke Valley Democrats.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Beyer fans watched the debate at Democrat Dick Cranwell's campaign headquarters.
Harry Nickens says Beyer is the best choice for residents of western Virginia.
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SOT 08:45:13
IN Q=He's going to

((HARRY NICKENS/BEYER SUPPORTER: IF YOU HEARD THE DEBATE YOURSELF, YOU'LL KNOW THAT THE INFLUENCE OF THE TIDEWATER AREA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA IS GOING TO BE PREDOMINATING THE GILMORE ADMINISTRATION AND DON BEYER I JUST DON'T THINK WILL THAT WILL HAPPEN. HE'LL BE A GOVERNOR FOR VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Beyer Supporter;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= for Virginia.
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VO-NAT


People at this gathering used the get together as an opportunity to ready the troops.
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SOT 08:49:47
IN Q= It helps us

((GERALD HOLT/BEYER SUPPORTER: IT HELPS US TO KEEP FOCUSED AND ALSO YOU KNOW, THIS CLOSE TO ELECTION DAY, ITS KIND OF LIKE A PEP RALLY FOR EVERYONE.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Beyer Supporter ;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q= rally for everyone.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Republicans


Roanoke Valley Republicans did not sponsor a debate party-
Local activist Hugh Key said party members expected Gilmore to, "slam dunk" Beyer, so there wasn't a need to pay much attention to the debate.

2-ATLANTIS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Shuttle Atlantis


A picture perfect landing for the space shuttle Atlantis.
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SOT
IN Q=Confirmation gear
SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL;
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=is down and locked
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VO-NAT


A day late, Atlantis dropped through the late- afternoon Florida clouds bringing home astronaut Michael Foale.
Foale spent more than 4 months aboard the troubled Russian space station Mir.
Shortly after landing he was reunited with his wife Rhonda and their two young children who jumped into his lap as soon as they saw their dad.
He says he's planning a vacation in the sun now that he's back on Earth.
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2-CAMPAIGN-FINANCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


House campaign fund-raising investigators are giving the White House until Friday to turn over all tapes showing events such as the coffees President Clinton held for some contributors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:00:07
President Clinton says the delay in releasing 44 of the tapes was an accident.
But he says the tapes show nothing illegal or inapproriate.
Captured in one of the tapes is fundraiser John (WONG) Huang, the key figure in allegations that the Democrats accepted illegal foreign donations.
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SOT
LAST CLINTON SOT IN PKG
IN Q=NOW THAT YOU HAVE IT...
RUNS=:03
OUT Q= their own conclusions.
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VO-NAT


While the White House can dismiss it Attorney General Janet Reno will have to exam it.
Her investigation never turned up the video tapes.
Now Republicans are renewing their call for an independent investigation of President Clinton.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roll Cold out of Break
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=13-Kay Houch/Virginia Museum of Trans.; :23
RUNS=2:53
OUT Q=On the underground rail road


Steve Live

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Health-Check


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In medical news, NASA has donated special space suits to two little British boys with a rare skin allergy. The suits shield them from ultra-violet rays.
Mika Brezinski has that story and more.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00
SUPER=@File; :06
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=CBS News, New York.

((NASA HAS COME TO THE RESCUE OF TWO LITTLE BOYS WITH A RARE SKIN ALLERGY. THE TWO BROTHERS ARE ALLERGIC TO SUNLIGHT... SO MUCH THAT EVEN LIGHT FROM A LIGHTBULB CAN TRIGGER VIOLENT REACTIONS IN KYLE AND RYAN RICHARDS. WHEN THE BOYS MOTHER WROTE TO NASA ASKING FOR HELP.. THE AGENCY SPRANG INTO ACTION, DONATING SPECIAL SPACE SUITS SHIELDING THE BOYS FROM POTENTIALLY DEADLY ULTRA-VIOLET RAYS. THE OUTFITS ARE WATER-COOLED TO PREVENT TO BOYS FROM GETTING TOO HOT WHILE PLAYING OUTSIDE.
ONCAM=mika
(MIKA)

THE LATEST EXAMPLE OF DRUG RESISTANT GERMS IS NOT WELCOME NEWS FOR TEENAGERS SUFFERING FROM ACNE. AMERICAN AND BRITISH RESEARCHERS SAY MOST ACNE STILL RESPONDS TO ANTIBIOTICS, BUT NEW STRAINS OF ANTI-BIOTIC -RESISTANT- BACTERIA HAVE NOW BEEN DISCOVERED IN AT LEAST 60 PERCENT OF ACNE PATIENTS. AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER HAS WON THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR MEDICINE. STANLEY PRUSINER (PROO-ZIN-NUR) OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN FRANCISCO IS BEING HONORED FOR HIS DISCOVERY OF PRIONS. THEY ARE THE MYSTERIOUS, TINY PIECES OF PROTEIN THAT MAY BE LINKED TO DEVASTATING BRAIN ILLNESSES... SUCH AS MAD COWS DISEASE AND ALZHEIMERS. PRUSINER SAYS HE HOPES HIS WORK WILL HELP OTHERS BETTER UNDERSTAND AND TREAT DISEASES AFFECTING THE BRAIN. THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
Talent=Melanie
SS=None
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COMM #6



Candidates


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


It's been issue number one thus far in the race for governor--the personal property tax.
Both candidates touted their respective plans to reduce the tax during last night's televised debate in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


Republican Jim Gilmore says it's time for some relief for working people.
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SOT DEBATE#2 21:54:50
IN Q=I KNOW

((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: I KNOW YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE HIGH TAX ENVIRONMENT YOU LIVE IN. THE HIGH TAX YOU HAVE TO PAY. PEOPLE WHO WORK EVERYDAY AND GO TO AND FROM WORK BEATING IT UP AND DOWN THE ROAD TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING AND THEN EVERY YEAR THEY GET THIS TAX IMPOSED ON THEM. I'M GONNA ELIMINATE THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.))
SUPER=@GILMORE1;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=ELIMINATE THAT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX.
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VO-NAT


But Don Beyer insists Gilmore's plan isn't fair to southwest Virginia.
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SOT DEBATE #2 21:15:07
IN Q=THE EXACT SAME CAR

((DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOV.: THE EXACT SAME CAR IN BATH CO. UNDER YOUR PLAN WOULD GET A 15-DOLLAR TAX BREAK. IN FAIRFAX COUNTY A 563-DOLLAR TAX BREAK. THE EXACT SAME CAR. THAT'S A SHIFT OF ABOUT 550-DOLLARS FROM ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS TO FAIRFAX CO.))
SUPER=@BEYER1;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=FAIRFAX COUNTY.
Talent=Melanie
SS=Doug Wilder


Meantime former Governor Doug Wilder, who moderated the debate, had a telephone chat yesterday with President Clinton.
Clinton called to urge Wilder to endorse Don Beyer.
Jim Gilmore is also seeking Wilder's backing.
But the former governor still hasn't made an endorsement.

E-Pay-phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Starting today, making a phone call from a pay phone could cost more.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Pay telephone owners can now charge what ever they want for a local call, and limit how much time you get for your money.
Up till now, the State Corperation limited the cost of a pay phone call to 25 cents for unlimited time.
But last year, congress stripped the states of their authority to regulate pay phone prices.
Virginia fought back in court, and lost, so as of today the SCC will give up control of the phones.
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E-Wythe-Prosecutor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Legal Sclaes


Wythe County's prosecutor is making some drastic changes in the way General District court operates.
Tommy (Bared) Baird recently notified county officials he and his assistants will no longer handle some misdemeanor cases.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


The ones in question are considered "state offenses"-- and include driving under the influence and assault and battery.
(Bared) Baird says he'll continue to operate this way until the county pays him more than 20-thousand dollars.
He says it's money he's owed for paying assistants out of his own pocket.
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11:26:37
SOT
IN Q=The officers

((TOMMY BAIRD/WYTHE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:THE OFFICERS HAVE NO ONE TO PRESENT THEIR CASE ON THEIR BEHALF AND THE JUDGE HAS TO REMAIN IMPARTIAL, HE CAN'T PROSECUTE THE CASES, AND IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT UNLESS THE MATTER IS RESOLVED. ))
SUPER=01-Tommy Baird/Commonwealth's Attorney; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=is resolved.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Legal Scales


(Bared) Baird is still prosecuting misdemeanor cases considered "county offenses" because the county pays him 50-dollars per case.
Wythe County's administrator declined to talk on camera-- but the county board of supervisors will address the issue when it meets tonight at Sheffey Elementary School.


E-Fundraiser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


Most parents know fall is the season for school fundraisers.
And most say they'd rather take the merchandise to the office than have their children go door to door.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Virginia code on fund raising and solicitation changed recently.
It prohibits elementary schools from conducting sales campaigns that require students to go door to door.
Franklin County's had these initiatives in place since 19-89.
But school P-T-As aren't the only organizations sending children knocking on doors.
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SOT 14:40:41
IN Q=We've been

((STEVE WILBURN/BOY SCOUT DIRECTOR:WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT WAYS TO MAKE SELLING OF OUR POPCORN A LITTLE SAFER. POPCORN IS ONE OF THE LARGEST BOY SCOUT TROOPS, CUB SCOUT PACKS IN OUR AREA AND WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE THAT UP, BUT WE DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SAFE))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=are safe
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VO-NAT


The Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America has a list of safety tips they send home with each scout while selling Trail's End Popcorn.
They include never going alone, have an adult with them, and never going into anyone's home.
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Local-Recap
SUPER=#4059;Local Recap
ANCHOR=Melanie


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


The two candidates for Virginia governor met in Richmond to debate the issues last night.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer sparred over plans to cut the personal property tax, among other things. The two are deadlocked in recent polls.
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Improvements are on the horizon for Roanoke's Henry Street.
City Council has approved an agreement with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation for a redevelopment project.
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Finances topped the agenda of a debate in Bedford County last night.
One school board hopeful discussed the school system's two and a half million dollar debt, while candidates for Supervisor focused on ways to increase revenues and another called for the county to pursue more businesses.
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