[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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An early morning fire damages a Montgomery County restaurant.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a former White House worker goes public with her story that President Clinton made a sexual advance to her in 19-93.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[Montgomery-Fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-2]
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Fire took its toll on a popular Elliston restaurant early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Fire officials were alerted to the blaze when a passerby called 9-1-1.
Three fire departments responded.
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[IN Q=When we arrived]
[SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief]
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[VO-NAT]


Fire gutted the kitchen and bathroom.
Other parts of the restaurant sustained major smoke and water damage.
Officials continue to investigate what caused the fire, but say it appears to have started in the kitchen.
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[Traffic-Delay]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-]
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The driver and passenger of a southbound I-81 car--both Virginia Tech students-- were not injured when their vehicle caught fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The accident took place near mile marker 185, just past Lexington, at about one yesterday afternoon.
State police suspect the blaze may have been started by an electrical problem.
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[SOT=13:52:13]
[IN Q=The owner of]

((TROOPER DAVID ALBERT/VA. STATE POLICE; THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE SAID A PASSERBY WAS FLASHING HER OVER, SAYING THERE WERE FLAMES COMING FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. SHE PULLED OVER AT THAT TIME AND WHEN THEY GOT OUT, THEY COULD SEE THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper David Albert/Va. State Police;]
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[OUT Q=was on fire.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the young women were returning to school when the incident occurred.
The Natural Bridge Fire Department responded within minutes and extinquished the blaze.
Traffic was back-up along the interstate for about half an hour.
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[E-Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-18]
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A woman suffered minor injuries after her car ran off an embankment in Roanoke County.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


It happened around 4 p-m yesterday afternoon.
Authorities say the woman lost control of her car and flipped it over along Buck Mountain Road.
She apparently suffered cuts to her head and hands and was taken to a nearby hospital.
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[E-Western-State]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-13]
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The Associated Press is reporting another death at Western State Hospital--this one apparently due to negligence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[edit of 98-12; McCloskeys and 97-99, McCloskey has video of hospital]
Carl and Rebecca McCloskey are suing the hospital for the death of their son John in 1994.
Now, the family of 41-year old Maura Patten is blaming the hospital for her death July 7th.
Patten had a severe respiratory disease and her family apparently called the hospital, fearing that she was near death.
Records from the hospital reportedly show that Patten received NO medical attention from July third, until she died four days later.
Patten's brother Ted claims the hospital quote--"let her rot"-unquote.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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The State Department of Mental Health is refusing to discuss the case.

[CLINTON-WILLEY]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=clinton]


It's back to work this week for the grand jury looking into allegations of a presidential affair and cover-up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meantime, the President and first lady are back at the White House this morning after a weekend trip to Camp David.
No word yet on whether the first family watched 60 Minutes last night.
[SUPER=04-CBS News-60 Minutes;]


On the program, former white House volunteer Kathleen Willey said President Clinton kissed and groped her when she asked him for a paying job in November 19-93.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( KATHLEEN WILLEY:THEN HE KISSED ME ON ON MY MOUTH AND PULLED ME CLOSER TO HIM AND UHM UHM I REMEMBER THINKING, I JUST REMEMBER THINKING, 'WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HE DOING?' I JUST THOUGHT WHAT IS HE DOING. ))
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Willey/Former WH volunteer;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=is he doing? i JUST THOUGH WHAT IS HE DOING.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


During a pre-trial hearing for the Paula Jones' sexual harrassment case, Mr. Clinton said under oath he may have kissed Willey on the forehead, but there was nothing sexual about it.
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[BALLOON-ACCIDENT]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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Five balloonists who crash-landed high in the Colorado Rockies near Denver have been rescued.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frisco, CO;]


An Army helicopter plucked the balloonists from a gully eleven thousand feet up last night just as darkness and snow began covering the area.
Authorities say the rescue occurred just in the nick of time.
They say a threat of avalanches loomed above the balloonists.
The pilot and his four passengers were found in good condition.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, changes are in store for UVa basketball after coach Jeff Jones hands in his resignation.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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[On Record]
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[Roll Cold out of Break]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

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[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-]
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Members of Operation Rescue spent the weekend in Lynchburg trying to build support for their director--Reverend Flip Benham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Benham was jailed last month after trespassing at the city's E.C. Glass High School.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Most of the group's support during a kick-off rally came from out of town.
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[IN Q=WHAT WE WOULD]

((PATRICK MAHONEY/OPERATION RESCUE: WHAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE WOULD BE 10-PERCENT FROM OUT OF STATE AND 90-PERCENT FROM LYNCHBURG. THAT WOULD BE OUR GOAL.)) ((REV. JERRY FALWELL; BECAUSE LYNCHBURGERS DO KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, THAT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT OUT OF TOWNERS HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE FULL STORY. THEY COME HERE WITH SINCERE HEARTS BUT BAD INFORMATION.))
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell says he, too, is against abortion, but doesn't condone Benham's method of getting the message across.
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((MY PRAYERS FOR REVEREND BENHAM HAVE BEEN CONTINUAL. HIS FAMILY IS VERY DEAR TO ME. I CANNOT SUPPORT WHAT HE HAS DONE. I THINK THAT THE DEMONSTRATION BEFORE THE JUDGE'S HOUSE AND THE SUPERINTENDENT'S HOUSE WERE BOTH OUT OF ORDER AND I'M SORRY THEY OCCURRED.))
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[OUT Q=THEY OCCURRED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Operation Rescue supporters say they will be in Lynchburg until at least next Sunday.
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[Prison-Workers]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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For decades... Southwest Virginians have depended on coal for work.
But there's a second choice now -- prisons.
Scores of miners hoping to get out of the coalfields are seeking jobs at a new maximum-security prison in Wise County.
Over three thousand people have applied for 403 jobs at Red Onion State Prison... which will open in July.
Many applicants say that working with dangerous inmates won't be any riskier than going underground.
Another maximum-security prison is under construction at Big Stone Gap.

[Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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What kind of company makes a good investment?
Scott Goldberg has some answers in this week's Common Sense.
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(( It doesn't matter if you're a first-time investor or a veteran.
You'll want to keep the same things in mind when you invest your money.
Stockborker Ben Hartman has some tips.
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[SOT 11:52:53]
[IN Q=first of all]

((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER: FIRST OF ALL INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT ARE STRONG FINANCIALLY, COMPANIES THAT HAVE CONSISTENT EARNINGS GROWTH AS WELL AS DIVIDEND GROWTH. SECONDLY, INVEST IN COMPANIES THAT HONOR THE SHAREHOLDER. ONE WAY TO DETERMINE SHAREHOLDER-FOCUSED COMPANIES ARE COMPANIES THAT HAVE AN ATTRACTIVE RETURN ON INVESTED CAPITAL. AND FINALLY, PAY ATTENTION TO PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES. WHAT'S TAKING PLACE IN A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY CAN AFFECT THE COMPANIES WITHIN THAT INDUSTRY, WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW IF YOU'RE AN INVESTOR.)) [RUNS :27]
[OUT Q=you're an investor]


Hartman said an example of an industry that's doing well is health care.
More people are aging and need health supplies.
That means companies that make health supplies are doing lots of business.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))





[2-Scores]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, UVa's Lady Cavaliers fall to Arizona with a score of 94 to 77.
Now here's a look at some of the other N-C-double-A scores from last night.

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[Two-Steve]


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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[Double Boxes=Mel & SPA]
(toss to Melanie)


[2-Montgomery-Fire]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-2]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A popular Elliston restaurant won't be serving any customers for a while after fire gutted parts of the building early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Fire officials were alerted to the blaze when a passerby called 9-1-1.
Three fire departments responded.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When we arrived]
[SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=this time]
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[VO-NAT]


Fire gutted the kitchen and bathroom.
Other parts of the restaurant sustained major smoke and water damage.
Officials continue to investigate what caused the fire, but say it appears to have started in the kitchen.
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[Burning-Car]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-]
[GRAPHIC=fire]


The driver and passenger of a southbound I-81 car--both Virginia Tech students-- were not injured when their vehicle caught fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The accident took place near mile marker 185, just past Lexington, at about one yesterday afternoon.
State police suspect the blaze may have been started by an electrical problem.
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[SOT=13:52:13]
[IN Q=The owner of]

((TROOPER DAVID ALBERT/VA. STATE POLICE; THE OWNER OF THE VEHICLE SAID A PASSERBY WAS FLASHING HER OVER, SAYING THERE WERE FLAMES COMING FROM UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. SHE PULLED OVER AT THAT TIME AND WHEN THEY GOT OUT, THEY COULD SEE THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ON FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper David Albert/Va. State Police;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=was on fire.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the young women were returning to school when the incident occurred.
The Natural Bridge Fire Department responded within minutes and extinquished the blaze.
Traffic was back-up along the interstate for about half an hour.
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[E-Henry-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Police say speed is to blame for the death of a 22-year old man from Bassett.
Sabino Ramos Batutisto (Bah-to-tees-toe) apparently sped around a corner along Route 6-06 in Henry County Saturday afternoon around 5:30. Batutisto lost control of his car, slid sideways, and flipped over an embankment.

Batutisto (Bah-to-tees-toe) died at the scene.

[WILLEY]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=clinton]


Add the name Kathleen Willey to the list of people who are publicly accusing President Clinton of sexual misconduct.
Willey, a former White House employee, told her story exclusively to 60 Minutes last night.
Rick jackson reports.
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[SOT]

[4:00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-CBS-60 MINUTES; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Willey/Former White House Volunteer; :13]
[SUPER=01-Ed Bradley/CBS News; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/Clinton Attorney; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS NEW YORK;]

((
WITH HER HUSBAND'S FINANCES CRUMBLING, WILLEY WENT TO SEE THE PRESIDENT IN 19-93 TO ASK HIM FOR A JOB.
THE PRESIDENT LISTENED TO HER.. ENDING THE MEETING WITH A HUG THAT WILLEY SAYS LASTED A BIT LONGER THAN SHE THOUGHT NECESSARY.

(willey sot)


WILLEY SAYS SHE WASN'T INTIMIDATED, BUT WAS NOT SURE WHAT TO DO.

(SOT ABOUT SLAP)


PRESIDENT CLINTON DENIES THIS STORY AND DID SO UNDER OATH DURING DESPOSITIONS FOR THE PAULA JONES CASE. THE PRESIDENT'S LAWYER ROBERT BENNETT ISSUED A FRESH DENIAL ON SIXTY MINUTES.
(BENNETT SOT)


THE PRESIDENT DOES ADMIT HE MAY HAVE KISSED WILLEY ON THE FOREHEAD, BECAUSE HE WAS DISTRESSED ABOUT HER FAMILY SITUATION, BUT THAT IT WASN'T A SEXUAL SITUATION.

(SOT ABOUT LYING)


SINCE BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND WILLEY HAVE TOLD THEIR VASTLY DIFFERENT STORIES UNDER OATH, ONE OF THEM MAY NOW BE OPEN TO PERJURY CHARGES.
RICK JACKSON , CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[MCKINNEY]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A military jury today begins deciding the fate of Sgt. Major Gene McKinney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Belvoir/Last week;]


On Friday, the army's former top enlisted man was convicted of obstruction of justice, but cleared of all sexual misconduct charges.
McKinney faces up to five years in prison and could be dishonorably discharged.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, a head coach resigns at UVa... and Kentucky continues the post-season blowouts.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-4]
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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SUPER=12-Roanoke; :40]
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[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
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[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, President Clinton's AIDS czar promises to continue pushing the issue of needle exchange.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[SUPER=@file; ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AIDS CZAR --SANDRA THURMAN-- PLEDGED YESTERDAY TO CONTINUE HER WORK ON THE ISSUE OF NEEDLE EXCHANGE TO REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF NEW H-I-V INFECTIONS. THURMAN ANNOUNCED HER DECISION IS BASED ON SCIENCE AND NOT POLITICS.... BUT THE ISSUE IS SEEN AS VERY POLITICAL -- AS WELL AS CONTROVERSIAL. MANY CRITICS FEAR NEEDLE EXCHANGES COULD INCREASE INTRAVENOUS DRUG USE.

VT=VO

(VO)
Courtesy: FILE COULD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HELP KEEP GALLSTONES AWAY? A NEW STUDY SAYS THE MORE MEN EXERCISE, THE LOWER THEIR RISK AT CONTRACTING THE PAINFUL AILMENT. THE CURRENT ISSUE OF "ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE" SAYS JOGGING AND RUNNING HAD THE LARGEST IMPACT -- LOWERING RISKS BY MORE THAN A FOURTH. GALLSTONES FORM WHEN CHOLESTEROL IN DIGESTIVE BILE CLUMPS IN THE GALL BLADDER AND CRYSTALLIZES.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]


[E-Western-State]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-13]
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The Associated Press is reporting another death at Western State Hospital--this one apparently due to negligence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[edit of 98-12; McCloskeys and 97-99, McCloskey has video of hospital]
Carl and Rebecca McCloskey are suing the hospital for the death of their son John in 1994.
Now, the family of 41-year old Maura Patten is blaming the hospital for her death July 7th.
Patten had a severe respiratory disease and her family apparently called the hospital, fearing that she was near death.
Records from the hospital reportedly show that Patten received NO medical attention from July third, until she died four days later.
Patten's brother Ted claims the hospital quote--"let her rot"-unquote.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
[SS=hold]


The State Department of Mental Health is refusing to discuss the case.

[Animal-Adoption]


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[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-]
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The Virginia Horse Center in Lexington was the most recent host of the adopt-a horse program.
Over the weekend, almost two thirds of the 178-wild horses and burros found new homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The Bureau of Land Management sponsored the adoptions.
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[SOT=12:52:10]
[IN Q=SO THE BUREAU]

((VICTORIA CRAFT/BUREAU OF LAND MGMT.; SO THE BUREAU TAKES THEM IN TO PREVENT THE DETERIORATION OF THE PUBLIC'S RANGE. SO WE DEEM THE ADOPTION A NECESSARY TOOL TO BRING THESE ANIMALS IN AND HAVE THEM AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Victoria Craft/Bureau of Land Mgmt.;]
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[OUT Q=GENERAL PUBLIC.]
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[VO-NAT]

When properly cared for, the mustangs can be trained for riding. And the burros have multiple uses, including controlling predators.
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[SOT=12:53:06]
[IN Q=MANY CATTLEMEN PUT]

((MANY CATTLEMEN PUT THEM OUT WITH THEIR CATTLE TO PREVENT COYOTES AND WILD DOGS FROM GETTING AT THEIR HORSES AND CALVES. THEY CAN BE UTILIZED AS PACK ANIMALS TO PACK THINGS IN AND OUT OF THE MOUNTAIN AREAS IF THEY ARE USED FOR A LOT OF TRAIL RIDING.))
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[OUT Q=TRAIL RIDING.]
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[VO-NAT]

The animals went for 125-dollars each. The adopt-a-horse program began 25-years ago, two years after Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act, which protects the animals from extinction.

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[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


They risk their lives to save ours.
They are firefighters. And, they must undergo intense training to be able to do their job.
Christy Hubley shows us what these brave men and women go through to prepare for life-threatening danger.
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[IN Q=Flames. Out of control.]
[SUPER=03-Chatham;:00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Scott McNeely/Danville Fire Department;:22]
[SUPER=03-Danville;:41]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Woodson/Va. Dept. of Fire Programs;:54]
[SUPER=01-James Brown/Trainee;:58]
[SUPER=@Christy2;1:06]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(([NATS (flames)]
[RUNS=:03]


Flames. Out of control. Burning from a leaky propane tank.
It's up to these firefighters to put them out.
What you see here is a training session run by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs.
And, these individuals are learning how to work as a team to handle liquid petroleum gas emergencies.
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[SOT 1:21:11-:21]
[IN Q=The process is simple]

((CAPT. SCOTT MCNEELY/DANVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT: THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE. BUT ANYTIME YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH TEAMWORK, AND YOU'RE DEALING WITH 3500-DEGREES WORTH OF PROPANE, IT TAKES A LOT OF PRACTICE AND A LOT OF EFFORT.)) [RUNS :10]
[OUT Q=a lot of effort.]


Firefighters are trained for more than just putting out fires. [NATS (repelling)] [RUNS :04]
A lesson on rope repelling is also a part of this weekend workshop.
This skill would come in very handy if someone is trapped in a tall building out of a ladder's reach.
Looks scary, doesn't it?
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[IN Q=It's easy. Some people]

((JERRY WOODSON/VA DEPT. OF FIRE PROGRAMS: IT'S EASY. SOME PEOPLE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE FEAR OF IT.)) [RUNS :04]
[OUT Q=the fear of it.]
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[IN Q=Yes, it is scary]

((JAMES BROWN/TRAINEE: YES, IT IS SCARY. ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE SCARED OF HEIGHTS.)) [RUNS :04]
[OUT Q=scared of heights.]


With special rope knots and harnesses, firefighters can repel down the wall, bringing a victim and themselves to safety.
Fire instructors say hands-on training is essential to physically prepare for a real-life emergency.
And they say it's the only way to mentally prepare for one too.
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[IN Q=I think it's a good]

((JERRY WOODSON/VA DEPT. OF FIRE PROGRAMS: I THINK IT'S A GOOD CONFIDENCE BUILDER FOR THE PEOPLE AND WE JUST TRY TO BUILD UP TEAM INTEGRITY. THAT'S A BIG KEY TO IT BECAUSE WE CAN'T DO IT ALONE.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=can't do it alone.]


Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))

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In sports, the Lady Cavs fall to Arizona... with a final score of 94 to 77.
And in men's action...Valparaiso and Rhode Island have joined Washington as the surprises of the N-C-A-A basketball tournament. Here's a look at the latest scores.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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An Elliston restaurant caught fire early this morning.
A passerby called 9-1-1 and three fire departments responded. Fire gutted the kitchen and bathroom of Wilson's restaurant.
Other parts of the restaurant sustained major smoke and water damage.
Officials continue to investigate what caused the fire, but say it appears to have started in the kitchen.
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Two Virginia Tech students were not injured when their car caught fire as they travelled southbound on I-81 near Lexington yesterday.
Officials suspect an electrical problem caused the fire.
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Another patient at Western State Hospital has died, apparently due to negligence, according to the Associated Press. The hospital is already being sued for the death of another patient, John McCloskey who died in 1994.
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