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Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Andrew Freiden
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It's Saturday February 21-st. And Welcome to New-7 Saturday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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[ESS C/FULL=]"WEATHER STORY"
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[Amherst-ax]


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A pedestrian was struck and killed last night along an Amherst county highway.
The accident happened about 6:30 near the intersection of Routes 29 and 761.
Police say a vehicle hit 56-year-old Jerry M. Reid as he walked along the side of Route 29.
Reid was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle has not been charged and the accident is still under investigation.

[Snowboarder-Dies]


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A teenager who survived six days in the California mountains has died.
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Officials have not released the cause of death of 14-year old Jeff Thornton.
He disappeared while snow-boarding at a ski-resort near Wrightwood, California.
Rescuers found him six days later on February 13-th.

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Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs yesterday issued the death penalty for a Christiansburg man he convicted of capital murder.

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52-year old James Reid was sentenced to death for beating and stabbing 90-year old Annie Lester.
He was convicted in December.
Reid opted for a bench trial rather than a jury in hopes of avoiding the death penalty.
His attorneys had hoped to convince the judge Reid was a heavy drinker incapable of controlling his behavior.
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Reid was also sentenced to ten years each on robbery and attempted rape charges.[Abed]


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The jury got the Abed case yesterday.
After reviewing the evidence for two and a half hours, juror went home for the weekend around six o'clock.
Nine men- -including Joe Abbott of Roanoke and his brother, Abed Jamil, from Arlington have been on trial in federal court in Roanoke for the past six weeks.
They're accused of operating a family-run criminal enterprise... maintaining control through a pattern of arson, robbery, threats, intimidation and actual violence.

[11-Grayson-Murder]


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Lab results are complete on the palm and fingerprints taken from two white men accused of burning and decapitating a black man in Grayson County.
Prints were taken last week from
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Emmett Cressell, Junior who's set for trial March 23rd.
They were also taken from capital murder suspect-- Louis Ceparano.
Both are accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson during a late night drinking party, last summer.
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Investigators were trying to determine if either of the men's prints matched a partial palm print found on Johnson's checkbook.

According to court documents-- authorities were UNable to make a match with either suspect.[Anthrax-Arrest]


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The F-B-I is still trying to determine why two men allegedly had anthrax.
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An informant told the Bureau that Larry Wayne Harris and William Leavitt said they had military grade anthrax.
The informant, Ronald Rockwell, apparently tried to negotiate a deal to sell the pair what he called a "germ-Killing" machine.
Rockwell says he became nervous when the two said they had anthrax and notified the F-B-I.
Meanwhile the Bureau is testing the substance to determine if it is anthrax vaccine or military grade anthrax, which is potent enough to kill thousands of people.
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The Roanoke's win streak comes to an end at home.
As Mike Stevens tells us the Icebreakers win it in a shoot out.
Good Morning Mike.
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There are probably a lot of golfers out there with cabin fever.
Now that the weather is a little warmer more and more people are hitting the links.
Here's another incentive to get outdoors.
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[SUPER=#565;WDBJ viewernet][5-Car-Tax]



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All sides are re-grouping at the State Capitol yesterday after a scaled-down version of the car tax cut passed the state Senate.
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Governor Jim Gilmore says he's "pleased" -- even though the Senate put a conditional 15- thousand dollar per car cap on his plan.
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: NOW I STILL WANT TO GET THIS, THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. I WANT TO GET IT TO 20- THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A GENUINE AND HONEST WAY AND I'M GONNA KEEP AFTER THAT.))
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Gilmore's hopes of doing that rest now in the House of Delegates.
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((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D-NORFOLK: IT WOULD BE PREMATURE TO COMMENT ON THAT BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN THROUGH OUR COMMITTEE PROCESS YET. AND THE BILL IS COMING OVER AND WE HAVE THE BICAMERAL LEGISLATURE AS YOU KNOW. BUT I AM PLEASED THAT AT LEAST PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT'S NOT NO CAR TAX AT ANY COST.))
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Democrats are claiming another victory.
The House Appropriations Commmittee worked language for the car tax, the food tax, AND school construction money into its budget.
That serves as a place marker for the tax committees to revive the Democrats' food tax and school construction plans.

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There's not a very high demand for the fiber made at the Celanese plant in Narrows.
The company said that's why some of the 400 workers temporarily laid off last year are still out of a job.
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The union that represents those workers held a rally outside its headquarters yesterday afternoon.
Picketers demanded answers from the Celanese plant.
They said the company is hiring outside contractors instead of recalling laid-off union members.
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((GARY ROBERTSON/PRESIDENT, UNITE LOCAL 2024: WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THERE'S WORK AT THE PLANT THAT OUR MEMBERS WOULD BE PERFORMING BUT THEY ARE CHOOSING TO USE CONTRACTORS. ))
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A spokesman for the Celanese plant said there ARE contractors working there.
But he said they are NOT doing union jobs, and the company is "going the extra mile" to communicate with the union.
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A landmark building in Danville is getting a new owner.
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The Stratford Inn on Riverside Drive is being sold.
Owner Joseph Stendig.. who opened the hotel 38-years ago.. says he's retiring.
There will be a few changes at the Stratford Inn when the new owner takes over.
P-K Patel of Lynchburg say he'll make some renovations but will probably leave the staffing level as-is.
The sale is expected to be finalized next Friday.
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In sports, it's tournament time in high school basketball. That means there were a lot of big games last night.
For all the results, take a look at the scoreboard.
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[Sports-Plays]


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In the National Basketball Association, the Denver Nuggets can't win one on the road literally folks.
The Nuggets are one and 26 as visitors.
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[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/NBA-Fox Bay Area;]


Denver puts up a fight, stealing a Golden State possession, the three on one break and Jimmy Jackson gets the points.
And do you all remember this Bimbo. Former Hokie Bimbo Coles plays the thief and goes in for the uncontested lay-up and the Warriors beat the Nuggets 95-to-88.
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The visitors had better luck on Portland's home court--much to coach Mike Dunleavy's chagrin.
The Blazers worked the clock kicking it out to Walt Williams for the long three as the shot clock winds down.
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But the Knicks back door Portland, Allan Houston with two of his 34 right here. He was 16 of 20 from the field. New York wins it 98-to-89.
Half way around the world, women were setting records in the 5000 meter speed skating competition.
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Gunda Niemann of Germany becomes the first woman to skate the course in under seven minutes.
Her time of 6-59-65 is a new world's record.
That is until her teammate, Claudia Pechstein takes the ice, the gold and the world's record.
Pechstein skates a 6-59-61, 4-hundredths of a second better than Niemann to win the competition.
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[WeekendCalen]


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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calender.
[Take full screen calendar board] [Chyron 7157]

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Is your refridgerator full? and your stomach empty...
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If so, we can solve both of those problems-- with this week's edition of the weekend diner.
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((This week's guest on the weekend diner is Chris Henson, and you may remember his lovely and talented wife, Connie Stevens, what are you guys going to cook for us today? WELL CHRIS IS GOING TO DO ALL THE COOKING, I'M JUST HERE TO SUPERVISE AND CLEAN UP, THAT'S MY ROLE IN THIS KITCHEN. OH, I'm not sure about that, I"m sure it's much more equally shared among the two of you. Chris tell me what you're going to make today, and where did you get the recipe? I GOT THIS RECIPE FROM CONNIE. WE'RE MAKING CONNIE'S REFRIDGERATOR CLEANER FAJITAS. YOU TAKE ESSENTIALLY EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVEN'T USED YET, AND YOU HEAT IT UP. and it ends up pretty good. THE RECIPE IS ALWAYS CHANGING, HERE'S OUR LEFTOVERS FOR THE WEEK. The first thing we need to do is the chicken, but first you want to show us what? THE MARINADE IS MADE OUT OF I DON'T KNOW WHAT. IT'S GOT SOME VINEGAR, SOME OIL, SOME RED PEPPER, SOME TEXAS PETE, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT IS THE JUICE OF HALF A LIME. IT'S REALLY A TOUGH PROCESS, I'VE HAD LOT'S OF PRACTICE. And the next thing we're going to do is get ready to saute the chicken. FIRST THINGS FIRST, I'M GOING TO START GRILLING THE CHICKEN, I'VE GOT SOME OLIVE OIL ALREADY IN THERE, START IT UP, WOW, THERE IT GOES, TAKE THE MYSTERY MARINADE, PUT IT ON TOP, HOPE THAT IT WORKS, AND THEN WE'VE GOT A CAN OF HANDYDANDY MEXICORN, THAT I'M GOING TO INLCUDE IN SOME BEANS THAT I'M HEATING UP OVER HERE. LOOK AT THAT, VERY COLORFUL. This is a multicolored dish. IT'S MULTICHROMATIC. Ah, very good, and we're going to let this cook for a while, and then add some vegetables. UNTIL IT'S BROWN, OR UNTIL THE SMOKE ALARM GOES OFF. ALL RIGHT, WE'VE TURNED OF THE SMOKE ALARM, AND WE'RE GOING TO ADD SOME RED AND GREEN PEPPPERS, AND SOME ONIONS, AND WE'RE GOING TO SAUTE THOSE. The cooking portion is over, now it's time for the preparation. WE ADDED EVERYTHING TO A WARM TORTILLA. AND I'M GOING TO DO THE FOLDING, WHICH IS THE CRUCIAL PART. I see you are folding over the ends, most people don't do that....EXACTLY, THAT'S MESSY. VERY GOOD. Now we need the expert to do the testing for us. NOW THE EXPERT IS GIVING US HER JUDGEMENT, CONNIE? OF COURSE IT TASTES GREAT, BUT I'M NOT A GOOD JUDGE,, BECAUSE I'LL EAT EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. Right now, you are with baby, so you're eating for two, congratulations on that, Congratulations Chris-- and thanks for letting us come to your kitchen. WHAT BABY.))
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[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you'd like a copy of today's recipe, drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
You can see the address there on the screen.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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[Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
An accident in Amherst County leaves a pedestrian dead.
Jerry M. Reid was hit by a vehicle around 6-30 yesterday evening.
No charges have been filed against the driver.
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52-year old James Reid has been sentenced to death.
In December, he was convicted of murdering 90-year old Annie Lester of Christiansburg.
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A 14-year old boy who survived six days in the California wilderness has died.
Officials have not released Jeff Thornton's cause of death.
He became lost while snowboarding and was rescued on February 13-th.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday February 21-st.
We'll be back in just a minute.

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[Re-Open]
Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
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And I'm Andrew Freiden
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It's (time) on Saturday . Welcome back to News-7 Saturday morning.
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[Iraq]


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The U-S military is making battle plans should the meetingsbetween the United Nations Secretary General and Iraq's deputy prime minister fail.
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Kofi Annan has formally begun the process of trying to defuse the crisis over the Iraq weapons inspection.
The U-N Secretary General is meeting with Tariq Aziz (TAH'-rihk ah-ZEEZ').
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((KOFI ANNAN/UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL: I AM HERE IN SEARCH OF A PEACEFUL SOLUTION. I HOPE THAT TALKS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL FIND A WAY OF THIS CRISIS. TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQ DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: WHAT IRAQ WANTS IS A BALANCED AND FAIR SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM THAT PROVES THE SOVEREIGNTY, DIGNITY AND NATIONAL SECURITY OF IRAQ.))
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President Clinton says the U-S has the right to reject any compromise Annan negotiates.
Clinton says either Saddam Hussein acts or the U-S will.
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[Ireland-Bombing]


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A car bomb exploded in a town just outside Belfast, Northern Ireland yesterday injuring eleven, none seriously.
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It happened just outside a police station in Northern Ireland.
The blast came just after the I-R-A's political leader was expelled from peace talks aimed at ending the violence there.
Witnesses say a warning was called in to a near-by bar just 10 minutes before the explosion.
No group has claimed responsibility yet.
The exclusion of the IRA leader by British and Irish government leaders came after the police claimed the IRA was responsible for two murders in the province during the last week.
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One man was killed and two others were injured in a two- car accident in Northwest Roanoke yesterday afternoon.
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It happened at the intersection of 19th Street and Hanover Avenue around 2-30.
Police believe the driver of the silver car, Wayne Lamar Moyer of Roanoke, may have run a stop sign and crashed into the other car.
Authorities say 36-year old Elwood Lewis Preston got out the red car then collapsed and died shortly afterwards.
Moyer and another passenger were injured and taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Three people escaped serious injury when their car was broadsided by a tractor trailer in Lynchburg yesterday.
The truck was headed south on Route 29 around 9:30 when its brakes failed near the entrance to Wal- Mart.
The driver tried to swerve but struck a Ford Escort and then a utility pole.
Three people in the Escort suffered minor injuries in the crash.
The truck driver-- 44- year- old Ronnie Olinger of Saltville-- was charged with reckless driving.
Traffic along Route 29 was slowed for several hours as crews worked to repair the signal at the intersection.
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A warning for banks and business owners.
The Halifax County Sherriff's office says someone stole more than 22-thousand dollars in payrolls checks from Debbie's Staffing Service Thursday night.
And now the thief may try to cash those checks.
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There were three lots of checks in sequential order... 114 checks in all.
You can see the check numbers there on your screen.
The checks are all made payable to employees of Debbie's Staffing Service.
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If you come across any of these stolen checks, contact the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

[AIDS]


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The good news in Virginia is that new cases of AIDS have dropped for the second straight year and AIDS deaths are declining rapidly.
The bad news for our part of the state is that the rate of HIV infection has remained the same and rural areas are seeing some increases.
Kelly Zuber reports on this weeks Eye on Virginia.
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((CAROL WEBB/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS SAFE SEX, OK. WHEN YOU ALL DECIDE TO MAKE CHOICES IN YOUR LIFE ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER, YOUR PARTNER, YOU REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE SEX YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIV, AIDS AND ALL THESE STD'S.)) [RUNS:22]
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These 7th graders in Botetourt County are hearing tough talk about sexually transmitted diseases.
Most of them are 13, born just after AIDS became a household word in America.
But despite growing up with the knowledge of the disease, they are at risk of becoming part of it.
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((CAROL WEBB: IN THE WAY OF NEW HIV AND AIDS CASES, WE'RE JUST STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THE ADOLESCENT CASES THAT SOME OF THE LARGER CITIES WERE SEEING A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND WE ARE JUST NOW GETTING YOUNGER KIDS. KIDS THAT ARE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL ARE TESTING POSITIVE.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=are testing positive.]
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[IN Q=How long do you think I've had ]

((DONNA FIREBAUGH/HEALTH EDUCATOR: HOW LONG DO YOU THINK I'VE HAD HIV? - CHILDREN GUESS- WHO SAID NINE?)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=who said nine? ]


The middle school students also had a chance to meet Donna, mother of two who contracted HIV through unprotected heterosexual sex.
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[IN Q=Two weeks later I went to the]

((DONNA FIREBAUGH: TWO WEEKS LATER I WENT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. I HAD POLKA DOT FEET, SYPHILIS. I GOT RID OF THAT BUT HEY DONNA, YOU ALSO HAVE HIV. )) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=also have HIV.]


New drugs and drug combinations are successfully extending the lives of people with HIV.
They have kept many patients like Donna from developing AIDS and have dropped the death rate significantly.
But these new drugs are not a cure.
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[IN Q=Nobody deserves it. I didn't ]

((DONNA FIREBAUGH: NOBODY DESERVES IT. I DIDN'T WANT IT. I DIDN'T THINK I'D GET IT. I DON'T WANT IT NOW. BUT THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT. I HAVE TO WAKE UP EVERY DAY, JUST LIKE YOU ALL AND GET OUT AND GO, JUST GO.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=and go, just go.]


At agencies that help people with HIV and AIDS get medical supplies, food and housing, there is a concern that the public is putting the issue on the back burner.
Keith Hall runs BRASS, Blue Ridge AIDS Support Services, an agency that helps patients all over southwest Virginia pay for rent and utilities through a federal grant.
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[IN Q=As perhaps, people in Washington]

((KEITH HALL/BRASS: AS PERHAPS, PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON ARE LULLED INTO COMPLACENCY THAT, HEY, THIS ISN'T THE BIG, UGLY MONSTER THAT IT WAS TEN YEARS AGO THEY MIGHT SEE FIT TO CUT OUR FUNDING EVEN FURTHER. )) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=our funding even farther ]


Hall says HIV in our area is no longer exclusively a gay man's disease.
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[IN Q=The majority of our people]

((KEITH HALL: THE MAJORITY OF OUR PEOPLE NOW ARE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND NOT GAY WOMEN AND CERTAINLY NOT GAY CHILDREN. IT IS ACROSS THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF THE POPULACE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=spectrum of the population.]


Part of the education process for the middle school students this week was not just to learn how to avoid HIV infection, but also to learn how to live in a world with people who have the disease.
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