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D-N-A testing has already begun on the two little girls believed to have been switched at birth at the U-V-A medical center.
Rebecca Chittum's maternal grandparents gave their permission to start the testing yesterday.
The parents of Whitney Rogers previously said they wouldn't allow it.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[IN Q=It was a painful]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00-quick]
[SUPER=01-Linda Rogers/Grandmother; :12]
[SUPER=01-W. T. Robey/Rogers' Attorney; :34]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tuesday; :45-quick]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Johnson/Mother's Attorney; :56]
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[OUT Q=ee, News 7]

((It was a painful decision, that brought back memories of the accident that took the life of Kevin Chittum, Whitney Rogers and 5 others...
Linda Rogers, Rebecca's grandmother, says community support helps them cope.

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[IN Q=I'd like to thank]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER; I'D LIKE TO THANK GOD, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME DURING THE TRAGIC DEATH OF WHITNEY.(07) AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THESE TWO FAMILIES, THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS MAY GROW UP TO LIVE AS NORMAL A LIFE AS POSSIBLE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=as possible]


The Rogers' attorney says, not only do they want to know whose biological child Rebecca is... they want to know to know what happened.
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[SOT 00:01:03]
[IN Q=the state police]

((W. T. ROBEY/ROGER'S ATTORNEY; THE STATE POLICE HAVE REQUESTED AND THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAVE REQUESTED DNA AND I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THIS MORNING THAT THE ROGERS HAVE SAID THEY WILL COOPERATE IN EVERY REASONABLE WAY.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=every reasonable way]


Paula Johnson, the other mother involved, and her attorney, also pledged their cooperation... and they said the children should NOT immediately be told the results... but be given time to adjust...
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[IN Q=It doesn't have]

((CYNTHIA JOHNSON/MOTHER'S ATTORNEY; IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED, WE CAN MAKE IT SIMPLE AND IT'S MY PERSONAL GOAL TO DO THAT. WE HAVE TO KEEP IT SO THOSE CHILDREN DON'T END UP IN ROOMS LIKE THIS WHEN THEY'RE 17 YEARS OLD.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=17 years old]


DNA testing began immediately... but no one knows how long it will be before the results are released.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

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Southside Virginia is losing another apparel factory.
Bassett-Walker's Stuart factory will eliminate all 264 jobs when it closes its doors.
But the company maker says most of those employees should be able to find work at the main factory in Henry County.


That plant employs some three-thousand people.


This is the sixth plant Bassett-Walker has closed this year.[7E-Mental-Health]


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Governor Jim Gilmore continues to focus on the state's mental health facilities.
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The governor met with his mental health team yesterday, including directors of the state's psychiatric hospitals and mental retardation centers.
Gilmore said he would appoint a special commission to figure out ways to improve those institutions and also address the needs of community mental health programs.
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[IN Q=We need you to be open]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE NEED YOU TO BE OPEN TO OUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS MATTER AND TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT LEADERSHIP AS WELL. THE COMMISSION WILL REQUIRE YOUR EXPERTISE. AT THE SAME TIME THEY WILL BE TRYING TO GET THEIR PEOPLE TOGETHER TO GIVE US AN ADDITIONAL POINT OF VIEW.))
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The state will also hire a consultant to develop a master plan for the mental health system.
Gilmore's set aside 800-thousand dollars for that study.
The special commission's findings are due by December first.
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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast..
Another repeat day of pleasant weather. Expect sunny skies today, with light winds. And temperatures reaching anywhere from the upper-80's to the low-90's.
Some clouds move in tonight..look for some wind. Lows will be in the low- to mid-60's.
The extended forecast..
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 8/8/98
Saturday:

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No Pictures:

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Anniversary:
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A Democratic activist takes issue with attorney general Mark Earley's decision to ask the state Supreme Court to resolve convtroversy over legislative pay raises.
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Paul Goldman also chastised the General Assembly for failing to resolve the issue.
He said lawmakers would save taxpayers some money if they met and worked out an agreement.
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[IN Q=I think if they do that.]

((PAUL GOLDMAN/DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: I THINK IF THEY DO THAT, THE PUBLIC WILL BE MORE WILLING TO ACCEPT WHAT SOLUTION THEY'RE GOING TO PROPOSE. BUT IF THEIR IDEA IS 'NO, IT DOESN'T MATTER WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING, EARLY SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE ANYTHING BUT HE DID IT, BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO SHOW HIM HOW TO BE REAL POLITICIANS AND JUST STONEWALL THE WHOLE THING', FIGURE IT WILL GO AWAY, THAT'S A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND THAT'S JUST RAISING THE COST TO THE PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=cost to the people.]
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Earley's office had no response.


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The Dow begins the day at 85-hundred-46, point-78 after a wild last-hour rally that erased a 125 point deficit.
The Dow was up almost 60 points for the day, that after it dropped nearly 300 points on Tuesday.
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In Roanoke, investors took the market roller coaster ride in stride.
So did stockbroker Tom Dunkenberger, who predicted that the good times are far from over.
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[IN Q=some of the smartest]

((TOM DUNKENBERG/WHEAT FIRST UNION: SOME OF THE SMARTEST FINANCIAL MINDS IN THE WORLD HAVE SAID THE NEXT TEN YEARS WILL BE THE GREATEST YEARS IN WORLD HISTORY FOR GROWTH TECHNOLOGY, INGENUITY, WE'RE ONLY SCRATCHING THE SURFACE.))
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Ed Triplett is an investor who has been in the market for 20-years.
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((ED TRIPLETT/INVESTOR: YOU WISH YOU COULD SEE IT COMING SO YOU COULD MAKE MOVES THAT ARE TAILORED TO A PARTICULAR DAY LIKE THAT. BUT MOST OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT I HAVE ARE LONGER TERM -- 5-10-15 YEARS -- AND I PUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY INTO THE MARKET EVERY MONTH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE MARKET IS GOING UP OR DOWN. ))
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[OUT Q=up or down]
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Both investors and experts agree the best strategy is investing for the long term.
So far this year, the stock market is up almost eight percent.
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It looks as though the lion did his job and chased away the bear market at the opening bell yesterday morning.
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A Roanoke teenager took the witness stand in his own defense yesterday.
15 year old Jawawn Hale told the judge about fights he had had with the victim, Michael Andrews.
The first one involved a basketball game the MORNING on January 6th.
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Later that day Andrews lay dead in the driveway of Hale's home on Southern Hills Drive.
In the first altercation, Hale testified he managed to free himself from Andrews grasp and run.
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Hale said he then when home and got his gun.
He claims it was because he was afraid his little brother might find it and hurt himself.
He said his arm was covering his face when the shots were fired.
When police arrived, Hale admitted he'd shot Andrews.

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Time now to check out the Thursday forecast--
Mostly sunny, with highs climbing to near 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with a light breeze.
Lows falling into the lower 60s.
The four day outlook remains dry, with lots of sunshine.
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Rebecca Chittum WILL have D-N-A testing done to determine who her real parents are.
That comes after approval from the maternal grandparents of Chittum, one of two girls apparently switched at birth at the U-V-A Medical Center.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Family lawyer Pete Robey says they agreed to allow the tests in the hope the results will bring closure.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 4;]


It was a painful decision, that brought back memories of the accident that took the life of Whitney, and Rebecca's father Kevin Chittum, as well as five others.
Linda Rogers says community support helps them cope.
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[IN Q=I'd like to]

((LINDA ROGERS/GRANDMOTHER; I'D LIKE TO THANK GOD, MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVEN ME DURING THE TRAGIC DEATH OF WHITNEY.(07) AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ASK THE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THESE TWO FAMILIES, THAT THESE LITTLE GIRLS MAY GROW UP TO LIVE AS NORMAL A LIFE AS POSSIBLE. ))
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[OUT Q=life as possible.]
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Paula Johnson, the other mother involved, and her attorney, also pledged their cooperation.
DNA testing began immediately... but no one knows how long it will be before the results are released.
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Another apparel factory is closing in Southside Virginia.
Bassett-Walker's Stuart factory will eliminate all 264 jobs when it closes its doors.
But the company says most of those employees should be able to find work at the main factory in Henry County.
That plant employs three-thousand people.

This is the sixth plant Bassett-Walker has closed this year.[8E-Carmike-Cinema]


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You've heard of penny candy- how about quarter movies?
It's only twenty-five cents if you visit Tanglewood's new multi-plex theatre today.
David Johnson reports on the cinema's premiere.
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[SUPER=01-Linda McNutt/Tanglewood Mall Spokeswoman; 1:16]
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(( Before the first movie hit the screen, workers were busy putting the finishing touches on Carmike Cinema's newest 10-plex. They popped popcorn and prepared drinks. Movie goers got their money's worth while checking out the new theater. The first night's one dollar admission included the movie and refreshments. Inside, this state of the art theater includes stadium seating and digital sound.
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[IN Q=THE T-H-X]

((KEVIN THOMAS/CARMIKE CINEMAS; THE T-H-X SOUND LETS YOU HEAR THE AUDITORIUM THE WAY THE DIRECTOR WANTED YOU TO HEAR THE MOVIE. IF YOU HEAR AN EXPLOSION BEHIND YOU, YOU'LL HEAR IT DIRECTLY BEHIND YOU. IF YOU HEAR A HELICOPTER FLY BY, IT'LL FLY RIGHT PAST YOUR LEFT EAR JUST LIKE IF YOU WERE STANDING RIGHT THERE WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=EVERYTHING HAPPENING.]

The lines were long as people waited for more than two hours to go inside.
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[IN Q=IT'S A DOLLAR]

((KAREN ATA/FIRST IN LINE; IT'S A DOLLAR A TICKET WITH POPCORN AND DRINK. IT'S A CHEAP NIGHT AND I BROUGHT MY DAUGHTER. WE DECIDED TO MAKE A NIGHT OF IT. JUST GET OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=SOME FUN.]

Movie goers were not disappointed after getting a glimpse of Tanglewood's latest attraction.
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[IN Q=WITH THE EXCEPTION]

((JOHN PEDIGO/MOVIE GOER; WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GRANDIN, THIS WILL PROBABLY BE THE ONLY PLACE I'LL COME TO.)) ((I HOPE THAT THEY'LL KEEP IT CLEAN AND I HOPE IT GOES WELL. I THINK IT WILL. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A BIG SMASH. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HERE. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MY FAVORITE MOVIER OF THE YEAR SO FAR, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, IN T-H-X.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=IN T-H-X.]
[SOT=17:43:11]
[IN Q=THERE'S 1450 SEATS]

((LINDA MCNUTT/TANGLEWOOD MALL; THERE'S 1450 SEATS FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND ENJOY MOVIES AND WE'RE HOPING THAT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE WILL WANT TO EAT SOMETHING AND BUY SOMETHING BEFORE OR AFTER THE MOVIE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=THE MOVIE.]))

[STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO THE NEW MULTI-PLEX WORKS WELL WITH TANGLEWOOD'S ONGOING RENOVATION PLANS AND EFFORTS TO BECOME THE MAIN ATTRACTION MALL IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))

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Shifting gears now to weather--
Expect more of the same, mostly sunny skies and high temperatures around 90.
Tonight looks partly cloudy, with lows in the 60s.
The extended forecast stays partly to mostly sunny.
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