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Two men are dead follwing a collision last night between a motorcyle and a truck.
A third man is facing D-U-I charges.
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It happened on Meadowbrook Drive in Blacksburg.
There were two men on the motorcycle.
Police say 21- year old Michael Lee Dove died at the scene.
The other man, 21- year old Michael Perry died this morning at Roanoke Memorial hospital.
The driver of the pick-up, 23- year old John Claude Love of Salem, was arrested at the scene.
Love was charged with driving under the influence.
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[Fire-Victim]


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A sixth person has died as a result of last month's suspicious apartment fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18;]


Willie Jones was critically injured with burns over 60 percent of his body in the May 18-th blaze.
He died over the weekend at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Jones had jumped from a third-story window to escape the fire.
Authorities had to use fingerprints and dental records to identify the bodies of five others who were found in the rubble after the blaze.
The fire is considered suspicious because of how quickly it spread.
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[FL-FIRES]


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In central Florida, the wildfires are finally under control, but fire-fighters are still on their guard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Geneva, FL;]

Shifting winds could fan the flames further. Residents are slowly returning to their homes to survey the damage.
The fires started Saturday, destroying dozens of homes and forcing hundreds of evacuations.
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(( YOU FIGURE A WALL OF FLAMES 60 FOOT ABOVE THEM ALL." ))
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The flames charred up to 5-thousand acres in five counties.
The official cause of the fires remains undetermied but investigators say at least two of them are suspicious.
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[STARR-FOSTER]
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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether a lawyer must turn over notes from a conversation with the late White House counsel Vincent Foster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Whitewater special prosecutor Kenneth Starr wants the notes for his investigation into the scandal involving the White House travel office.
The case could have far-reaching implications on attorney-client privilege.
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(( JEROME SHESTOCK/PRESIDENT,ABA:WHAT IS BEING RISKED IS THE ABILITY OF A PERSON TO TELL HIS OR HER LAWYER WHAT THEY REALLY BELIEVE, WHAT REALLY HAPPENED." ))
[SUPER=01-Jerome Shestock/American Bar Association;]
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


President Clinton focued his attention today on solutions to stop international drug smuggling.
At the U-N Mr. Clinton announced plants for a 2 billiond dollar media campaign to curb drug use.
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[E-Kid-Runover]


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A Montgomery County boy remains in stable condition after his father accidentally ran over him with his truck yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The 6-year-old was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The accident occurred around eight last night on Jim Meadows Drive near Blacksburg.
A Sheriff's deputy says Joshua Wayne Hudgins was running beside his father's truck when he tripped and was accidentally run over.
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[STB]


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The Surface Transportation Board votes today on whether Norfolk Southern and C-S-X can acquire Conrail.
If the federal agency approves the merger, it has far-reaching power to impose conditions.
The proposed split of Conrail would bring competition to several Northeast markets for the first time in years.
But critics of the plan are concerned about service disruptions like the ones that have plagued rail mergers in the West.

[gm-strike]


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It's day four of a strike at a General Motors plant in Flint, Michigan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]

Talks between G-M and the United Auto Workers resumed this morning.
About 34 hundred workers went on strike last friday.
The walk-out could lead to parts shortages and even force some g-m assembly plants to close.
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[HESTON]


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Actor Charlton Heston is taking on a new role.
The National Rifle Association elected Heston as the group's president during its Philadelphia convention today.
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[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;]

[10:17:20]
Heston believes it's not guns driving up the crime rate, but rather the failure to prosecute criminals.
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(( CHARLTON HESTON: YOU WILL SEE THE CRIME RATE AND THE MURDER RATE DROP-- AS IT HAS IN RICHMOND, VA WHERE THEY INSTITUTED JUST SUCH A PROGRAM AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE AREA PROSECUTED EVERY CRIMINAL THAT CAME BEFORE HIM. THEIR MURDER RATE DROPPED BY HALF IN ONE YEAR." ))
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The N-R-A is the nation's largest and oldest gun rights group with 2 point 8 million members.[KEVORKIAN]


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Dr. Jack Kevorkian could end up facing a felony charge of mutilating a corpse.
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[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]


He's offering a set of kidneys for transplant from the body of a man whose death he witnessed.
Kevorkian says that was the man's wish.
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(( JACK KEVORKIAN; THEY'VE CALLED THIS UNETHICAL JUST LIKE EVERTHING ELSE THEY'VE CALLED UNETHICAL IGNORING ... THE COMMON SENSE INHERENT IN THIS .. IF YOU ALLOW THIS TO BE DONE IN A CLINIC UNDER PROPER CONDITIONS YOU COULD HAVE SAVED SIX LIVES. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Kevorkian/Assisted Suicide Advocate;]
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[OUT Q=HAVE SAVED LIVES.]
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Prosecutors say Kevorkian could face charges unless he met specific organ harvesting requirements.
Meantime, Kevorkian's lawyer says his office has received dozens of calls about the kidneys.
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[HEART-DRUG]


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[WRITER=mel]
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[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


The makers of the heart drug Posicor (PAH'-zih-kohr) are voluntarily taking it off the market.
That's because of possible dangerous interactions with more than 25 other drugs.
But users are being urged to talk to their doctors before they stop taking the medication.
Posicor (PAH'-zih-kohr) has been on the market for just a year.

[E-City-Teachers]


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The workforce in Roanoke schools isn't fully diverse yet, but the Superintendent is satisfied with efforts toward accomplishing diversity so far.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]


Wayne Harris briefed members of city council last week.
[SUPER=@File;]


He says almost a quarter of the school system's employees are members of minority groups. And almost half of the administrators hired in the last five years are African- Americans.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE ALREADY HIRED SEVEN AND A HALF AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS. THAT PUTS US A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE GAME COMPARED TO LAST YEAR THIS SAME TIME. OUR GOAL WOULD BE TO HIRE ABOUT 20 TO 22 AFRICAN AMERICAN TEACHERS FOR THE COMING YEAR. IF WE DO THAT WE WILL HAVE EXCEEDED LAST YEAR'S NUMBERS BY SEVERAL.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=last year's numbers by several.]
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About 15 percent of the school system's licensed employees are African Americans.

[E-114-Sign]


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The message is clear -- drinking and driving do not mix, especially not when high speed is involved.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn;]


Drivers in Montgomery COunty get that point from a billboard that has been put up at the intersection of Routes 11 and 14 in Fairlaw.
The billboard was donated by LAMAR advertising.
Last fall-- two college students and a teacher were killed in an alcohol related crash along Route 114.
Delegate Jim Shuler says, two Virginia Tech student organizations have already begun plans for a second billboard to go up along the same road.
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[S-Air-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-40; 51:12]
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Officials with Roanoke Regional Airport are saying thank you to the community.
Local support helped win non-stop jet service to Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Beginning in mid- July, United Express will offer three direct flights a day to Chicago on its new Embraer (EM-brehr) regional jets.
Airport Director Jacqueline Shuck explains the flights would not have been possible without a successful campaign to convince the Department of Transportation that Roanoke deserved more slots at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
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((JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THIS PROCESS THAT BROUGHT THIS WAS AN APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. AND WE HAD A GREAT RESPONSE BY THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTING THE SERVICE AND ASKING DOT TO ESTABLISH THESE SLOTS FOR ROANOKE. SO WHEN WE TURNED AROUND AND SAID WE NEED SOME HELP, THEY WERE RIGHT THERE TO PROVIDE THAT HELP.))
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Shuck says both public agencies and private companies wrote letters in support of the application.

[E-After-Prom]


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[TAPE#=98-42]
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School administrators, parents, and over 100-area high school students turned out for a local celebration ending this year's prom season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Yesterday, Valley View Mall was the site of the 10th annual After Prom Grand Finale Event.
It's sponsored by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition.
Juniors and seniors who are substance-free and who attended their school's After Prom Party qualified for a shot at a brand new car.
It's an added incentive to make students aware of the dangers of substance abuse and the event seems to be working.


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((MARY GWYN PARKER/RAYSAC; WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY FATALITIES OR ANY THAT WE KNOW ARRESTED DRUNK DRIVING FROM TEENS THAT HAVE ATTENDED THEIR AFTER-PROM PARTIES. SO IN ESSENCE, THE STATISTICS ARE VERY HIGH THAT THEY'RE NOT USING IF THEY ARE GOING TO OUR PARTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Gywn Parker/Substance Abuse Coalition;]

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The year before the program began in 1989, there was at least one student fatality involving alcohol.
At the party students participated in the "Wacky Olympics" for door prizes.
Seniors also got a chance to earn some college cash by entering an essay contest.
The winner received two-thousand dollars.
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[McCartney-Service]


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[WRITER=mel]
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It's not a reunion but three of the four surviving Beatles will be together tonight in London.
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[VO-NAT]

[THIS MORNING]
They'll be attending the memorial service for Linda McCartney.
She died of breast cancer in April.
Hundreds, maybe thousands, of mourners are expected inside and outside the church.
Paul McCartney sayd the service won't be a morbid affair but will celebrate Linda.
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[bank-merger]


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There is word of another marriage in the banking world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Wells Fargo and Norwest have agreed on 34 billion-dollar merger.
The deal would create a banking powerhouse -- with operations in all fifty states and several foreign countries.
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[Common-Sense]


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When it comes to investing in mutual funds, maybe you shouldn't believe everything you read in the paper.
Scott Goldberg explains why in this week's Common Sense.
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["C-S STANDUPS" at ]
((A lot of investment newspapers and magazines print lists like, "this year's hottest mutual funds."
Tom Dunkenberger at Wheat First Union says you need to be careful because one year's hot fund doesn't always make a good investment.
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST UNION: YOU READ THE TABLOID MAGAZINES AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU'LL SEE THE TEN BEST MUTUAL FUNDS TO BUY. AND A YEAR LATER YOU'LL SEE THE TEN BEST TO BUY NOW. AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR YOU'LL SEE A SIMILAR ARTICLE. WELL IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK, ALL OF MUTUAL FUNDS ARE DIFFERENT EACH YEAR. A LOT OF THEM ARE JUST WHO'S ADVERTISING WITH THAT MAGAZINE IS WHO GETS MENTIONED.)) [RUNS 27]
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["C-S STANDUPS" ]
Dunkenberger said it's more important to look at long-term trends, not just what a fund has done recently.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))


[King]


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Now to news from the green.
Local pro Billy King tied for 40th place in the Nationwide Championship.
He shot a 73 in the final yesterday to bring his total to 218.
[GRAPHIC=SENIORS LOGO]


Meantime, it was a first time win for John Jacobs on the Senior tour. He shot a 5 under par 67 for a total of 10 under par and a one stroke win over Hale Irwin.
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[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/ESPN; :]


The L-P-G-A tour made a stop in St. Louis for the Michelob Light Classic.
Lynchburg's Donna Andrews started the day at the top of the leader board and this birdie putt on the 11-th hole gave her a three stroke lead.
But Anika Sorenstam birdied 18 to force a playoff and she made the birdie putt on the second hole to win the tournament, her first of the year.
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[SHUTTLE]


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An emotional farewell today for astronaunts and cosmonauts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-In Space;]

[10:06:43]
After handshakes and hugs the hatches between shuttle Discovery and the Mir space station closed this morning, marking the end of the ninth and final docking mission.
The shuttle undocked some 30 minutes ago.
Discovery will bring American Andy Thomas home on Friday after (----------------) his four-month stay on the Russian station.