[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A concession from the UVa Medical Center that security measures could have failed in a baby-switch case.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And e-coli is to blame for an outbreak at a Floyd County day care center.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a much- needed rainy Monday, today looks drier with only isolated showers this morning.
With the passage of a cold front, the drier forecast will linger through the end of the week.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Chittum-Family]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=NET-I]
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The University of Virginia Medical Center is looking into whether security policy was violated 3 years ago when two newborns were sent home with the wrong mothers.
I-D bracelets on the ankle and wrist of one of the babies WERE loose enough to slip off WITHOUT being cut.
That would have been a violation of hopsital policy.
Meantime it will be at least another week before the families of Rebecca Chittum and Callie Johnson can confirm through DNA tests whether they were the two switched at birth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Yesterday, members of the Chittum family spoke publicly about their meeting with Callie's mother, Paula Johnson.
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[IN Q=there's been ]

((MARK CHITTUM; THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF LOSS WITH ALL THE FAMILIES INCLUDING PAULA JOHNSON'S FAMILY, AND I THINK WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THE LOVE FROM THEM AND FROM US HAS BEEN GREAT AND IT'S HELPED US..))
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[VO-NAT]


The Chittum's lawyers say until the results of the DNA tests are revealed, there's not much more the families can do.
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((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM ATTORNEY; I THINK WE DO NEED TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT THOSE RESULTS ARE, TO CONFIRM WHAT THE SUSPICION IS, BUT AT THIS POINT AS FAR AS INTRODUCING THE CHILDREN INTO THE SITUATION OR PLANNING OTHER MEETINGS AMONG THE LAWYERS AND THE FAMILIES WOULD PROBABLY BE PREMATURE..))
[super=01-Michael Irvine/Chittum Attorney]
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[VO-NAT]


Irvine says the Commonwealth's Attorney's office in Charlottesville told him DNA test results won't be ready until next week.
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[E-Willow-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-54 51:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


A juvenile police say is responsible for one of seven fires at the Willow River apartments in Salem was denied bond in court yesterday.
The ten-year old faces arson charges.
After Sunday's fire that was the most destructive one yet, residents are taking a pro-active approach to preventing another blaze.
Scott Goldberg has details.
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[SUPER=01-Shamesha Custer/Willow River Resident;13]
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[SUPER=01-Scott Kinney/Willow River Resident;44]
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(( It might be too little too late.
Some residents and lots of police have begun patrolling the fire-torn complex.
But there are many who are too tired and too scared to join the search for whoever may be starting these fires.
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((SHAMESHA CUSTER: I WORK AND GO TO SCHOOL. WHEN DO I HAVE TIME TO LOOK OUT AND SEE WHO'S SUSPICIOUS? I CAN'T EVEN LET MY KIDS COME OUTISDE AND PLAY NOW.)) [RUNS07]
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Shamesha Custer, like her neighbors, is leaving.
Even if it means going to court to get out of their leases.
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[SOT and if i have to]
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((VIRGINIA VASSEY: AND IF I HAVE TO I'LL PUT IT IN THE NEWSPAPER. VIRGINIA VASSEY IS LEAVING. I DON'T GIVE A FLIP IF YOU SUE ME. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO I AM LEAVING. )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=am leaving]


They've run out of patience.
Police are saying very little about the investigation.
And because these residents think an arsonist is on the loose, they don't want to spend another sleepless night at Willow River.
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((SCOTT KINNEY: WE JUST DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE BECAUSE WE CAN'T LIVE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.)) [RUNS05]
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Salem police realize they gave people a false sense of security after they announced on Friday that everything would be O-K.
But they believed that, after arresting a 10-year-old suspect, the risk of another fire was gone.
And they never would've guessed such a destructive fire would break out Sunday.
State police have taken over the investigation into that fire.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))

[E-Day-Care]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


The E-Coli bacteria is causing an outbreak of diarrhea at a Floyd County day care center.
New River Health District officials have not identified the day care center, but they say they ARE evaluating all children and staff members.
This strain of E-Coli causes diarrhea with stomach cramps.
Symptoms usually appear two to four days after being exposed to the bacteria.
E-Coli can occasionally be found in some raw foods.
The bacteria can be transmitted from person to person within families or child care centers.

[E-BV-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-50]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]

Some Buena Vista residents say recent real estate re-assessments are making it unaffordable to live there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

Less than two weeks ago, a four year reassessment of the area was completed. The average assessment jumped up nearly 31 percent. "Citizens for Affordable Government" met last night in protest. The group wants an appraisal that would give citizens fair market value on there homes for at least the next six months. It was suggested that Buena Vista's government would have to turn back the clock to 1976 for that to happen.
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((RALPH HAMILTON/CITIZENS FOR AFFORDABLE GOVERNMENT; THEY SAID THAT WAS A VALUE THAT WE COULD LIVE WITH IF WE HAVE IT AT 72 CENTS ON THE HUNDRED APPRAISED. THAT SHOULD GIVE THE CITY APPROXIMATELY 330-THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS INCOME THAN WHAT THEY HAD. BUT THEY HAD A SURPLUS THIS YEAR. AND WE'RE ASKING THAT THE SURPLUS GO BACK TO THE CITIZENS OF BUENA VISTA.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Hamilton/Citizens for Affordable Govt.;]
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[VO-NAT]

About 50 people signed a petition requesting lower taxes. Hamilton plans to meet with the Buena Vista City Manager today about taxes. He says he will attempt to present the petition at Thursday's city council meeting.
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[AFRICA-BOMBINGS]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-N]
[GRAPHIC=Bombing]


Eleven more bodies have been pulled from the wreckage next door to the U-S Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, bringing the death toll in that bombing to 203.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;]

[4:07:47]
A Nairobi newspaper reports that security guards exchanged gunfire with five men outside the embassy just before the explosion.
[SUPER=03-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;]


Meantime, investigators now say they think the bomb that went off outside the U-S embassy in Tanzania was attached to a water truck and was triggered remotely -- apparently without the driver's knowledge.
Ten people were killed in that blast.
The United States is now offering a 2- million dollar reward for information that helps hunt down the terrorists.
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(( PRESIDENT CLINTON: THE MORE OPEN WE BECOME, THE MORE VULNERABLE WE ARE...WE MUST BE STRONG IN DEALING WITH THIS. ))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frankfurt, Germany;]

[4:02:35]
The bodies of eleven Americans killed in the Kenyan embassy bombing are now on their way home.
Their flag-drapped coffins were flown from Africa late yesterday... to a U-S base in Germany.
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[ar-school]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Instead of getting a party for his 14th birthday, today, Mitchell Johnson is going on trial for murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]


Johnson and 12-year-old Andrew Golden are accused of killing four students and a teacher during a March rampage at a Jonesboro, Arkansas, school.
Today's hearing in a juvenile court is the equivalent of an adult trial, though the boys are too young to be charged as adults.
If convicted, the state could only hold them in a juvenile facility until they turn 21.
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[ABANDONED-BABY]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-L]
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In San Francisco, police are searching for whomever abandoned a newborn.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

[4:21:50]
The baby boy was discovered yesterday by a woman walking her dog.
The baby was in a box.
Authorities say the baby appeared to be about an hour hold when he was found and still had the umbilical cord attatched.
He is reported to be in good health.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, the Lynchburg Hillcats use their home-field advantage in a match-up with Danville.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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[TAPE#M98-7]
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[SUPER=04-Old Dominion University Video; :59]
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[E-Grundy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-41 2:02:04]
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It's time for the town to pick up and move.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grundy;]


Yesterday marked a new beginning for Grundy as the Army Corps of Engineers starts moving the town.... or at least half of it across the river.
The 140-million dollar joint venture between the corps, the state and the town is in response to flooding that has plagued the town's history.
Everything on the river side of Main Street will be torn down, but not before new buildings go up across the river.


A four lane highway will be built on a bank to protect the new town from flooding.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-k]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In today's Health Check, scientists want to know -- is there a connection between outbreaks of deadly disease and the weather?
Rick Jackson takes a look.
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((ONCAM=RICK

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
SCIENTISTS ARE NOW LOOKING TO MOTHER NATURE FOR HELP IN UNDERSTANDING HOW WEATHER RELATES TO OUTBREAKS OF DEADLY DISEASES.
VT=VO

((vo))
FOR YEARS, SCIENTISTS HAVE SPECULATED THAT GLOBAL WARMING COULD CONTRIBUTE TO OUTBREAKS OF CHOLERA, DENGUE FEVER, MALARIA, AND OTHER ILLNESSES.
BUT THEY'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO PROVE IT-- AT LEAST NOT UNTIL NOW!
RESEARCHERS SAY THE WEATHER CYCLE KNOWN AS EL NINO WILL PROBABLY MAKE THIS THE WARMEST SUMMER IN CENTURIES.
SCIENTISTS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO TRACK INCIDENTS OF DISEASE THIS YEAR--
AND SO FAR, THEY'VE FOUND A HUGE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF MALARIA, CHOLERA, AND HANTAVIRUS CASES WORLDWIDE.//
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((vo))
WORSHIPERS BELIEVE RELIGION CAN SAVE SOULS--
NOW A STUDY SUGGESTS IT MAY ALSO SAVE LIVES.
ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY, ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO ATTENDED CHURCH, READ THE BIBLE, OR PRAYED REGULARLY... WERE 40-PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
THE REPORT SAYS CHURCH-GOERS MAY BE ABLE TO COPE BETTER WITH STRESS THAN NON-BELIEVERS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND YOU MAY BE THINKING ABOUT JOINING THAT FANCY HEALTHCLUB, BUT EXPERTS SAY STAYING FIT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE COMPLICATED.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SAY A SIMPLE WALKING PROGRAM IS THE BEST WAY FOR WOMEN TO PREVENT CERTAIN HEALTH PROBLEMS LATER IN LIFE.
THEIR STUDY SHOWED THAT WOMEN WHO STARTED A WALKING REGIMEN 10 TO 15 YEARS AGO... REMAINED ACTIVE AS THEY GOT OLDER, AND REPORTED FEWER CASES OF HEART DISEASE.
THE FINDINGS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]

Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'
There are advantages to taking classes via satellite. The biggest one is availability. A class that usually is only offered at a big university can be offered at one of the satellite campuses. Even if only one person signs up that's OK because there are 25 other sites that may have one person as well so the class isn't canceled for lack of interest. When all is said and done you have a degree just like the people who physically attended ODU.

[ESS#8700]


If you would like more information you can call ODU at 800-968-2638 or e-mail them at ttnet@odu.edu.
[Steve Live]
Of course Kimberly there is one disadvantage to to attending a satellite campus...

[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


In the wake of the baby switch case, officials at the Virginia Medical Center now concede they're looking at whether safeguards to prevent switches were foolproof.
Some family members of Rebecca Chittum talked to reporters yesterday to detail their Friday meeting with the woman that may be Rebecca's biological mother, Paula Johnson.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Two young Chicago boys are being held in connection with the death of an eleven-year-old girl.
The boys - ages seven and eight - are accused of sexually molesting their victim and then suffocating her.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Bell Atlantic customers are being told to use phone books and credit cards instead of using directory assistance or making collect calls.
About 73-thousand workers are off the job because of a strike over a contract dispute.
Negotiations are continuing.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, August the 11th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[APARTMENT-FIRE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE# NET-J; from 98-54]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


State police are now charge of the arson investigation at Willow River Apartments in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


In the last two weeks some seven fires have been set at the complex.
The most destructive was on Sunday.
Salem police realize they gave residents a false sense of security after arresting a 10- year old boy on Friday in connection with at least one of the blazes.
The police are now patrolling the complex but that's not easing the fears of some residents.
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((SCOTT KINNEY: WE JUST DECIDED WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE BECAUSE WE CAN'T LIVE UNDER THESE CONDITIONS. SHAMESHA CUSTER: I WORK AND GO TO SCHOOL. WHEN DO I HAVE TIME TO LOOK OUT AND SEE WHO'S SUSPICIOUS? I CAN'T EVEN LET MY KIDS COME OUTSIDE AND PLAY NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Kinney/Willow River Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Shamesha Custer/Willow River Resident; :06]
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[VO-NAT]


The ten year old charged with arson was denied bond in court yesterday.
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[E-Switched-babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-48 TC 1:10:03]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


A concession from the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Security measures at the hospital MAY have been violated 3 years ago when 2 newborns were switched.
I-D bracelets worn by one of the babies involved WERE loose enough to slip off her wrist and ankle WITHOUT being cut.
That is a violation of hospital policy.
Hospital officials are looking into whether the bracelets were used properly... and whether safeguards to prevent accidental mix-ups are foolproof.
Meantime D-N-A testing on Rebecca Chittum, who is believed to be one of the children involved, will take another week.
Yesterday, Eric Earnhart caught up with the Chittum family.
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[SUPER=07-Pam Miskovsky; :17-quick]
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((Larry and Rosa Chittum and their family members came to their lawyer's office to make what they say will be their last public statement until DNA test results are released. The Chittums themselves did not speak, their daughter Pam Miskovsky spoke about Friday's meeting with Paula Johnson.


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((PAM MISKOVSKY; SHE SEEMED VERY SINCERE, WE ENJOYED MEETING WITH THEM THEY SEEMED LIKE NICE PEOPLE.))
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The family says the meeting with johnson gave them some emotional support.

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((MARK CHITTUM; THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF LOSS WITH ALL THE FAMILIES INCLUDING PAULA JOHNSON'S FAMILY, AND I THINK WHAT'S HAPPENED IS THE LOVE FROM THEM AND FROM US HAS BEEN GREAT AND IT'S HELPED US..))
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And now they have to wait, the chittum's lawyer says not much more can happen until the DNA test results are revealed.



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((MICHAEL IRVINE/CHITTUM'S ATTORNEY; I THINK WE DO NEED TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT THOSE RESULTS ARE, TO CONFIRM WHAT THE SUSPICION IS, BUT AT THIS POINT AS FAR AS INTRODUCING THE CHILDREN INTO THE SITUATION OR PLANNING OTHER MEETINGS AMONG THE LAWYERS AND THE FAMILIES WOULD PROBABLY BE PREMATURE..))
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((MARK CHITTUM; WHAT'S BEEN DONE IS THERE'S A LOT OF PRAYERS AND A LOT OF LOVE, AND THAT'S ALL THAT CAN BE DONE))
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[STANDUP TIME CODE 00:10:19] While the hard evidence of a switch is not yet in, the circumstantial evidence is still mounting, we're told at one of the meetings Paula Johnson had a picture of herself, at about the same age Revecca Chittum is now, and there was a striking resemblence. In Buena Vista, Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[2-E-Day-Care]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


An outbreak of diarrhea at a Floyd County day care center is being blamed on E-Coli.
New River Health District officials have not identified the day care center, but they say they ARE evaluating all children and staff members.
This strain of E-Coli causes diarrhea with stomach cramps.
Symptoms usually appear two to four days after being exposed to the bacteria.
E-Coli can occasionally be found in some raw foods.
The bacteria can be transmitted from person to person within families or child care centers.

[Hit-And-Run]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


State Police say a hit-and-run accident in Henry County claimed a life early this morning.
Few details are available at this time, but police say a person WAS killed when he or she was struck at the intersection of Main and Ridgeway.
Police received the call around 1:15 a-m.

[E-Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-49 1:16:30]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher, Christopher]


Christopher Lee Fisher made his case in a Christiansburg courtroom yesterday -- saying he's been clean and sober since an auto accident that killed a seven-year old Montgomery County girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


That's the main reason a judge sentenced Fisher to a little more than TWO years in prison for involuntary manslaughter, D-U-I and possession of marijuana.
The 27-year old had been facing TEN years behind bars.
Samantha Rentch was killed last May when Fisher's truck collided with a car in Shawsville.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 25, 1997;]


The seven-year old was riding in the bed of the truck and was thrown onto the road.
Her older brother was also in the bed of the truck but was NOT injured.
Yesterday the little boy testified he often wakes up at night crying about what happened.
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((DANNY RENTCH/SAMANTHA'S FATHER: IT'S HIT HIM HARD, BUT HE'S IMPROVING EVERY DAY. REPORTER SPEAKS: WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE FAMILY? DANNY SPEAKS: YEAH, IT'S HARD, BUT TODAY'S SET TO REST A LOT OF FEELINGS. ))
[SUPER=01-Danny Rentch/Samantha's Father; :]
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[OUT Q=of feelings.]
[anchor=Melanie]
[SS=none]


Fisher does NOT think the beers he consumed before the accident impaired his driving ability.
He told the judge he did everything he could have to avoid the car.

[E-HAZMAT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A mysterious black fluid contaminated the waters of a stream off of Peter's Creek yesterday.
That kept HAZ-MAT crews busy all day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke's fire chief says the liquid is killing fish, but it is non-toxic and should pose no danger to people.
Crews don't know where the liquid came from.
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[2-aFRICA-BOMBINGS]


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


Rescuers are still pouring into Kenya and Tanzania, hoping to find survivors of the embassy bombings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nairobi, Kenya;]


Eleven more bodies have been pulled from the wreckage in Nairobi, bringing the death toll in that bombing to 203.
[SUPER=03-Dar es Salaam, Tanzania;]


Meantime, in Dar es Salaam, where 10 were killed, investigators now say they believe the bomb was attached to a water truck and detonated remotely... without the knowledge of the driver.
The U-S is offering a two million dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of the Kenya and Tanzania bombers.
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[BOYS-CHARGED]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-O]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Chicago judge will hear arguments today on where to keep the youngest murder defendants in Chicago history.
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[VO-NAT]

[pictures and court sketeches]
Prosecutors say the seven- and eight-year-old boys killed and molested an eleven-year-old girl so they could get her bike.
The boys were charged Sunday with the juvenile equivalent of first-degree murder.
Defense attorneys say the boys are mischievous kids whose pranks went too far.
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[SUPER=01-Michael Oppenheimer/State's Attorney;:08]
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[VO-NAT]


But the judge ordered the boys to spend the night in a psychiatric hospital.
Illinois law bars children under ten from being held in a locked detention facility.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-M]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Mitchell Johnson will be spending his 14th birthday in court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jonesboro, AR;]


He and 12-year-old Andrew Golden go on trial today on charges they gunned down four classmates and a teacher at their school in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Today's hearing in a juvenile court is the equivalent of an adult trial, though the boys are too young to be charged as adults.
If convicted, the state could only hold them in a juvenile facility until they turn 21.
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They're still talking today in the Communications Workers strike against Bell Atlantic.
And so far the phones are still up and running,
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despite the more than 73-thousand striking Bell Atlantic workers.
The only major delays are expected in service or repair.
Bell Atlantic managers are trying to pick up the work of the striking workers.
In Roanoke, 350 people walked the picket line on Airport Road.
Workers in Danville were also off the job.
They say the strike is not about money-- they just want more time with their families.
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((DAVID LAYMAN/COMMUNICATION WORKERS OF AMERICA:WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T GO PICK UP THEIR CHILDREN AT NIGHT FROM CHILD CARE CENTERS. WE HAVE TECHNICIANS THAT ARE WORKING 7 DAYS A WEEK, 70, 80, 90 HOURS A WEEK. WE'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE VACATIONS DURING THE SUMMERTIME SO WE CAN BE WITH OUR FAMILIES AND IT BASICALLY SURROUNDS FAMILY ISSUES.))
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Strikers for Communication Workers of America are asking for better benefits from Bell Atlantic. Vacation time and an end to forced overtime work are among their demands. Bell Atlantic officials say they have an offer to end the strike on the table.
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Members of the Roanoke Housing authority hope to have enough information by their next meeting to help them reach a fair solution to the controversy involving a parcel of land in the Gainsboro neighborhood.
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The dispute dates back to 19-78, and a letter a housing authority official wrote to the trustees of First Baptist Church.
The plan called for the housing authority to purchase commercial property, and sell it to the church at a lower residential value.
Wick Anderson, Chairman of the Authority's Board of Commissioners says the board will offer a recommendation to city council after reviewing its own records, tax assessments, independent appraisals and the Gainsboro Development plan.
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((WICK ANDERSON/HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD CHAIRMAN: NO MEMBERS OF THE PRESENT BOARD WERE BOARD MEMBERS IN 1978. WE'VE HAD THREE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS SINCE THAT TIME. AND WE SIMPLY HAVE TO APPROACH THE PROBLEM WITH A FRESH POINT OF VIEW AND LOOK FOR A SOLUTION.))
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Anderson says there is no stand-off between the Housing Authority board and city council.

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When a 13 year old boy went fishing this past weekend on the Maury River, he made quite a catch.
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Christian Bell didn't snag a live one, instead he reeld in 200 years of history.
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((CHRISTIAN BELL/; I WAS FISHING WITH THIS LURE RIGHT HERE AND I HIT A SNAG. WHEN I WALKED DOWN THE RIVER, I FOLLOWED MY LINE AND IT WAS HOOKED LIKE THIS ON THE SWORD. I DIDN'T SEE IT 'TIL I PICKED IT UP. IT WENT BACK DOWN AND I PICKED IT UP AND IT WAS A SWORD AND I WALKED HOME.))
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The sword was taken to Virginia Military Institute. There, officials confirmed it to be a "Light Artillery Saber". Authorities say the single edged specimen was made around 18-10 and is the same type of weapon used by Lieutenants in the Civil War. The sword's value was not determined.
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In sports, a popular NASCAR driver says he'll keep racing- even after the loss of his father.
Steve Mason has more.
Good Morning Steve.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The UVA Medical Center is backing off its original claim that a newborn mix-up 3 years ago could NOT have been accidental.
I-D bracelets on the ankle and wrist of one of the babies WERE loose enough to slip off WITHOUT being cut.
That constitutes a violation of hopsital policy.
Meantime DNA results on one of the girls believed to have been switched will not be in for another week.
The family of Rebecca Chittum says it will wait on those results before any moves are made.
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Salem police say they gave residents of Willow River apartments a false sense of security when they arrested a 10-year-old in connection with a string of fires at the complex.
The juvenile was arrested Friday, before the most destructive of the blazes struck on Sunday.
Residents are looking to get out of their apartments.
Meantime a judge yesterday denied bond for the 10-year-old suspect, who police still say was responsible for at least one of the fires.
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A group of Buena Vista residents met last night to protest real estate re-assessments there.
"Citizens for Affordable Government" say the recent re-assessments make it too expensive to live in Buena Vista, and they're demanding an appraisal that would give citizens fair market value on their homes for at least six months.
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