[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Mark McGwire slams his way into the record books, leaving St. Louis to bask in the glow of yesterday's record-tying homerun.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a retired Covington businessman learns today whether he will face conspiracy-to-commit-murder charges in West Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib weather)
(ad lib live tease)

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Bomb-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#NET-A; from 98-46 TC59:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


He is a respected Covington insurance agent.
Today a judge decides whether Carroll Eugene Humphries should be extradited to West Virginia.
[ss=Bombing]


That's where he's charged with conspiracy to committ murder in connection with a 22-year-old bombing.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Rupert, WV; :00]


Residents of Rupert, West Virginia still remember the blast that killed Billy Ray Abshire...
A package bomb sitting on his car exploded, near the Rupert Oil Company.
Four months later, Carroll Eugene Humphries married his widow, Kitty.
Police now say the couple hired two men to place that bomb... All four are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Humphries lived on a farm outside the city limits, he and Kitty divorced several years ago.
She has waived extradition, she is already in a West Virginia jail, held without bond.
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[E-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#net-J; from 98-54 9/6/98 and 98-59 31:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Charlottesville mother whose dead baby was almost given to the wrong parents has hired an attorney.
The incident occurred at the University of Virginia Medical Center in March.
Wendy Conley says she didn't find out about the incident until she read about it in a newspaper recently.
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[VO-NAT]


The remains of her child were given to a Roanoke couple whose infant had also passed away.
[super=@file]


The incident was discovered before Mistie Fritz and David Huffman left the hospital.
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

Meantime Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley responded to charges that he has a conflict of interest in his investigation into a 3-year-old baby swap case at the same hospital.
At yesterday's Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Earley defended his statement that U-V-A had taken appropriate action to prevent mix-ups, and he says he does not see any conflict of interest.
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[SOT 10:52:40]
[IN Q=There are a]

((THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT CASES THAT COME UP ON AN ATTORNEY GENERAL'S WATCH THAT INVOLVE A STATE AGENCY. AND THE MERE FACT THAT IT HAS A HIGH PROFILE, HAS SOME CONTROVERSY, CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPS ASIDE.))
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Earley is responding to accusations from an attorney for one of the families involved in the switch.


[GOODLATTE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton's lawyers are asking for an advance copy of Kenneth Starr's report on the Monica Lewinsky case so they will have time to write their own version with a point by point response.
There is no word yet from Starr on whether he will agree to the request.
Meantime, the House Judiciary Committee meets today to discuss how to receive Starr's report.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]

[FROM TAPE 98-61]
It's expected to go to Congress in the coming weeks.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte made a campaign stop in Buena Vista yesterday and had this to say about the investigation and possible impeachment proceedings.
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[SOT FIELD TAPE 18:08:00-Buena Vista]
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((THIS IS A SERIOUS MATTER. THE CONSEQUENCES, NO MATTER THE OUTCOME, FOR THE COUNTRY ARE VERY VERY SERIOUS. IT'S NOT A HAPPY SITUATION FOR ANYBODY INVOLVED.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) Virginia]
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[OUT Q=for anybody involved.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


Later this week, both Democratic and Republican leaders will meet to work out the procedural steps to follow that would begin the impeachment process.

[SWISSAIR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-E]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


Off the Coast of Nova Scotia, the search for the second black box from Swiss-air Flight 1-11 has been suspended until tomorrow because of bad weather.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Peggy's Cove;]


Signals from the device were detected yesterday.
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[SOT]

[4:13:03-19]
[IN Q=The cockpit]

(( VIC GERDEN/CANADIAN TRANSPORATATION SAFETY BOARD:THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORED HAS NOT BEEN RECOVRED...NEAR WHERE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER WAS FOUND. ))
[SUPER=01-Vic Gerden/Canadian Trans. Safety Board;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=recorder was found.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the already-recovered flight-data recorder contains no information about the final six minutes of the flight.
The chief investigator in the crash says the recorder from the M-D-Eleven stopped gathering data after the plane dropped below ten-thousand feet.
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[CASINO-KILLINGS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Nevada prosecutors say they're set to go ahead today with the trial of a California man accused of killing a seven-year-old girl in a casino restroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:12;07]
A Nevada T-V station reported last night on the possibility of a plea agreement in which Jeremy Strohmeyer would receive life in prison without parole.
But prosecutors say there is no deal pending.
The prosecution plans to seek the death penalty if Strohmeyer is convicted of sexually molesting and strangling Sherrice Iverson in May 19-97.
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[COLORADO-KILLINGS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


In Colorado, the search is on for two teenagers suspected of fatally shooting six people yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aurora, CO;]

[4:09:35]
It happened in an upscale Denver Suburb.
Police say three bodies were found in one house, two more bodies were discovered in a second home and a sixth body in a field.
Police describe the suspects as wearing bandanas and carrying shotguns.
Police say the suspects apparently knew the victims but no motive has been determined.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The waiting is over.
Last night it took just one swing of the bat for Mark McGwire to slug his way into baseball history.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[OUT Q=a good day.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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[TAPE#M98-8]
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[Roll Cold out of Break]
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(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Bottle-House]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-57 43:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's called the "House of a Thousand Headaches" by many Carroll County residents.
That's because the bottles that once housed medication... have been put to good use... building this glass house that has stood for 6 decades.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=From a ]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Bolt/Carroll Co. Historical Society; :38 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :55]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Hillsville.]

(( From a distance, this tiny one room cottage in Hillsville looks average.
But on closer inspection--
It becomes obvious-- this is NO ordinary structure.
The entire cottage is built out of concrete and ALL sorts of bottles-- from wine to medicine.
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[3:12:53]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Would ]

((WOULD THAT BE MILK OF MAGNESIA? YES, IT'S MILK OF MAGNESIA. )) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=of magnesia.]


Joyce Bolt remembers coming here, as a child, for Girl Scout meetings.
These days-- she's Vice President of the the Carroll County historical society...
And is just as enamored with the place today as she was as a child.
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[3:07:02]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I was ]

((JOYCE BOLT/CARROLL CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY VICE PRES.: I WAS PROBABLY ABOUT TEN YEARS OLD THE FIRST TIME I CAME TO SSE THE BOTTLE HOUSE AND I REMEMBER JUST STANDING BACK IN AWE, I JUST COULD HARDLY BELIEVE SO MANY BOTTLES IN SUCH A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE AND IT WAS JUST HUGE TO ME. )) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=to me.]

[TAKE STAND UP:]
Over the years, countless visitor have stopped to marvel at the home's unique structure--
Including then Governor James H. Price who was the among the first to sign the register in 1940. [END SU]
The cottage was built by a pharmacist named Dr. John Hope-- back in the 1930's as a play house for his daughter.
Legend has it he collected the various bottles for two years before he had enough to begin the project-- which isn't nearly as appealing on the outside, as it is from within.
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[3:07:36]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's gorgeous]

((JOYCE BOLT:IT'S GORGEOUS WHEN THE AFTERNOON SUN HITS THE BOTTLES, ESPECIALLY, THE BLUE AND THE GREENS AND THE COLORS, THEY'RE JUST ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING.. )) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=breathtaking.]


The house gained a new owner in the 1960's-- who continues to maintain it and welcome visitors who continue to marvel at how anyone could could come up with such a unique idea. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Hillsville.))

[E-Roanoke-ballet]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-50 TC1:50:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


This fall the Roanoke Ballet Theater is attracting some of the best ballet choreographers and dancers to grace the profession.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


For example, a principal ballet dancer from Mongolia is part of the company this year.
He and his partner are rehearsing for a November show called "Suite Movements."
A similar event was staged last year.
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[SOT 20:34:42]
[IN Q=It's turned]

((JENEFER DAVIES/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT'S TURNED INTO VERY MUCH OF AN ELEGANT EVENING. FAMILIES COME OUT ALL DRESSED UP IN THEIR FINERY AND THEY WATCH OUR HIGH-QUALITY DANCE, OUR GUEST ARTISTS AND OUR COMPANY. AND THEN AT INTERMISSION THEY HAVE THE HOTEL'S INCREDIBLE DESSERT MENU AND COFFEES AND THEY HAVE A REALLY NICE TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Jenefer Davies/Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=really nice time]
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[VO-NAT]


A choreographer from the Cunningham School of Dance in New York, as well as other guest artists, will lead parts of the performance.
The curtain rises on November 7th at the Hotel Roanoke.
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[Health-Check]


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


To medical news, a scientist sets his sights on smoking and AIDS -- two of the biggest killers in the world.
Mika Brzezinski reports in today's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
((ONCAM=MIKA

((on camera))
GOOD MORNING.
A BRITISH RESEARCHER SAYS THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE DEATH RATES WOLRDWIDE IS TO TARGET TWO OF THE BIGGEST KILLERS-- SMOKING AND AIDS.
VT=VO

((vo))
RICHARD PETO OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY PREDICTS THAT 100-MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE WILL DIE FROM SMOKING WITHIN THE NEXT 20 YEARS.
IN THE UNITED STATES ALONE, TOBACCO USE ACCOUNTS FOR A THIRD OF ALL DEATHS AMONG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 70.
PETO SAYS PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE AIDS VIRUS--PARTICULARLY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES--SHOULD ALSO BE A TOP PRIORITY AMONG HEALTH OFFICIALS.
THE PROFESSOR MADE THE REMARKS AT A CONFERENCE HELD BY THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SCIENCE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THOUSANDS MORE TRANSPLANTS COULD BE DONE EACH YEAR.. IF ORGAN BANKS WOULD IMPROVE THE WAY THEY FIND DONORS AND MATCH THEM WITH PATIENTS.
THAT'S THE FINDING OF A STUDY DONE ON ORGAN DONATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
MORE THAN 4-THOUSAND PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR WAITING FOR HEARTS, LIVERS, LUNGS, AND KIDNEYS.
BUT A REPORT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYS THAT NUMBER COULD DROP DRAMATICALLY IF THE NATION'S WORST ORGAN BANKS WORKED MORE CLOESLY WITH LOCAL HOSPITALS... AND IMPROVED THEIR METHODS FOR CONTACTING FAMILIES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT EATING FISH CAN BE GOOD FOR THE HEART--
BUT A LEADING RESEARCHER SAYS IT COULD BE GOOD FOR THE MIND AS WELL.
DR. JOSEPH HIBBELN OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FOUND THAT COUNTRIES WHICH ATE THE LEAST AMONG OF FISH--LIKE NEW ZEALAND--HAVE DEPRESSION RATES 60 TIMES HIGHER THAN SAY JAPAN... WHERE FISH IS CONSUMED THE MOST.
HE BELIEVES COMPOUNDS IN FISH OIL CALLED OMEGA-3 HELP LUBRICATE BRAIN CELLS-- THEREBY IMPROVING THE TRANSFER OF THE MOOD-ELEVATING CHEMICAL, SERATONIN.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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[Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll call for board)
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[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]


A judge decides today whether a Covington business man will face conspiracy charges in West Virginia in connection with a fatal bombing more than two decades ago.
Police say Caroll Eugene Humphries hired two men to place the bomb on the car of Billy Abshire.
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[VO-NAT]

Divers working in the waters off the coast of Nova Scotia won't resume their search for Swissair Flight 1-11's second black box until tomorrow at the earliest because of bad weather.
The flight- data recorder recovered Sunday contains no information from the final moments before the plane crashed.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Mark McGwire could be only one swing away from becoming major league baseball's single-season home run king.
The St. Louis cardinals slugger tied Roger Maris's mark of 61 with a first-inning homer during Monday's game against the cubs... and rival Sammy Sosa.
The two teams and players square off again tonight.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday September 8th.
[anchor=Steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-E-Bomb-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#net-A; from 98-46 TC59:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge decides today whether a respected Covington businessman heads to West Virginia, to face conspiracy charges in connection with a 22-year-old bombing.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Rupert, WV; :00]


Residents of Rupert, West Virginia still remember the blast that killed Billy Ray Abshire.
A package bomb sitting on his car exploded, near the Rupert Oil Company.
Four months later, Carroll Eugene Humphries married his widow, Kitty.
Police now say the couple hired two men to place that bomb... All four are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

[SUPER=03-Covington;]


Humphries lived on a farm outside the city limits, he and Kitty divorced several years ago.
She has waived extradition, she is already in a West Virginia jail, held without bond.
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[2-E-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#net-J; from 98-54 9/6/98 and 98-59 31:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A woman whose child's remains were given to the wrong parents at the University of Virginia Medical Center has hired an attorney.
The lawyer will investigate the March incident which Wendy Conley says she didn't find out about until she read about it in a newspaper.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=@file]


The remains of her infant were given to a Roanoke couple whose baby had also passed away.
The incident was discovered before Mistie Fritz and David Huffman left the hospital.
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]

Meantime Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley responded to charges that he has a conflict of interest in his investigation into a 3-year-old baby swap case at the same hospital.
At yesterday's Labor Day parade in Buena Vista, Earley defended his statement that U-V-A had taken appropriate action to prevent mix-ups, and he says he does not see any conflict of interest.
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[SOT 10:52:40]
[IN Q=There are a]

((THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT CASES THAT COME UP ON AN ATTORNEY GENERAL'S WATCH THAT INVOLVE A STATE AGENCY. AND THE MERE FACT THAT IT HAS A HIGH PROFILE, HAS SOME CONTROVERSY, CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPS ASIDE.))
[SUPER=@earley]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=steps aside.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Earley is responding to accusations from an attorney for one of the families involved in the switch.


[E-Bowers-Goodlatte]
[TALENT=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE# 98-61 TC27:45]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


Congressional Candidates for Virginia's Sixth Disctrict seat turned out for Labor Day politics in Buena Vista yesterday.
Keith Humphry reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's the start]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Congressional Candidate; :41]
[SUPER=@goodlatte; 1:06]
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[OUT Q=Humphry, News-7]


(( It's the start of the political campaign.
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The candidates were right out front, leading the marching bands down Magnolia Avenue.
Some on-lookers were just content to watch the sights. [10:14:40] ((WHO DO YOU LIKE FOR CONGRESS? RIGHT AT THIS TIME I'M KIND OF UNDECIDED.)) [RUNS:05]
[10:30:40] ((IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE CLOSE. DO YOU THINK BOWERS HAS A CHANCE? HE'S GOT A OUTSIDE CHANCE. THAT'S ABOUT ALL, I'D SAY.)) [RUNS:08]
[10:23:05] ((HE'S A FINE MAN, BUT I'M GOING TO SUPPORT BOB GOODLATTE.)) [RUNS:03]
Roanoke Mayor David Bowers would just like an opportunity to share the stage with the incumbent Congressman... though HE hasn't proposed it.
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[SOT 9:54:10]
[IN Q=I purposefully]

((I PURPOSEFULLY, STRATEGICALLY, HAVE NOT ASKED BOB GOODLATTE FOR A DEBATE. HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT? I'VE NOT CHALLENGED HIM. SO I WANT THAT TO BE, FIRST OF ALL, CLEAR. Why is that? I FIGURED EARLY ON THAT YOU WOULD ASK HIM TO DEBATE.)) [RUNS16]
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W-D-B-J DID propose a televised debate this Fall, the Goodlatte camp declined... agreeing only to a separate half-hour appearance withOUT Bowers.
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[SOT 9:58:45]
[IN Q=]

((WE WILL DEFINITELY BE DEBATING, ONCE THE CONGRESS ADJOURNS IN OCTOBER. WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO SET THOSE UP. You have no reluctance to meet on an equal platform with Mr. Bowers? OH, NONE WHATSOEVER. WE WILL HAVE A DEBATE.)) [RUNS:13]
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They've arranged a debate at Turner-Ashby High School on a Thursday afternoon in October.
There are no plans for a televised debate.
The candidates typically congregate at Glen Maury Park after the parade.
Bowers went straight to another appearance in Covington, instead, leaving the Reverand Carl Tinsley to speak on his behalf. [12:06:05] ((HE WOULD DO A MARVELOUS JOB FOR YOU IN CONGRESS.)) [RUNS:02]))

[2-SWISSAIR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNING]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-h]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation]


The search for the second black box from Swissair Flight 1-11 has been suspended until tomorrow because of bad weather.
Signals from the device were detected yesterday.
Meanwhile, the flight-data recorder contains no information about the final six minutes of the flight.
Jonathan Freed has the latest.
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[SOT]

[4:12:58]
[IN Q=Encouraging word]
[SUPER=03-Peggy's Cove; :06]
[SUPER=01-Vic Gerden/Canadian Trans. Safety Board; :10]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Cmdr. Louis Garneau/Canadian Armed Forces; :39--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=CBS News]

((
ENCOURAGING WORD FROM THE TEAM INVESTIGATING THE CRASH OF SWISSAIR FLIGHT 111. THE RECOVERY MISSION HAS ZEROED IN ON COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER.
VIC GERDEN/CANADIAN TRANSPORATATION SAFETY BOARD
THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER WAS DISCOVERED ON SUNDAY . THE TWO SO CALLED "BLACK BOXES" ARE KEY PIECES TO THE PUZZLE OF WHAT WENT WRONG IN THE SKY LAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. . DIVERS CONTINUE TO SEARCH THE BOTTOM AT DEPTHS OF CLOSE TO 200 FEET
LT CMD LOUIS GARNEAU-/CANADIAN ARMED FOIRCES
THE U-S NAVY SALVAGE SHIP GRAPPLE IS ON HER WAY TO THE SCENE . RECOVERY CREWS HAVE LOCATED SEVERAL LARGE PIECES OF WRECKAGE ON THE OCEAN FLOOR. (WHICH THEY BELIEVE COULD BE PARTS OF THE FUSELAGE)
THE GRAPPLE IS CAPABLE OF LIFTING HUNDRED OF TONS. IT HELPED IN THE RECOVERY OF TWA FLIGHT 800. ITS HOPED THAT RECOVERING THE FUSELAGE MEANS DISCOVERING MORE BODIES.

GOSPEL NATSOT


AND AT PEGGY'S COVE AN ATTEMPT TO PUSH ASIDE AT LEAST SOME OF THE GLOOM. A GOSPEL GROUP FROM HALIFAX PERFORMED HOPING THAT THE MUSIC WOULD SOMEHOW REACH THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES.))

[2-CASINO-KILLINGS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-I]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Trial is set to begin today for a 19-year-old man accused of killing a seven- year-old girl in a Nevada casino restroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

[4:10:58]
Last night in Los Angeles, friends and family of the victim, Sherrice Iverson, gathered to pray that justice will be served in the trial.
[SUPER=@File;]


Jeremy Strohmeyer could get the death penalty if convicted of the sexual molestation and strangulation of Iverson.
Police say Strohmeyer has confessed to the murder.
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[Northern-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The I-R-A Splinter group responsible for planting a car bomb that killed twenty-eight last month has declared a complete cease-fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:20:28]
The statement was sent to a Dublin television network last night.
Both Catholics and Protestants were killed in the blast in the small town of Omagh (OH-MA) during a children's carnival.
[SUPER=03-Belfast, N. Ireland;]

[4:21:45]
Meantime, in Belfast yesterday - former opponents were at the same table, figuring out how to share power in Northern Ireland.
That included Sin Fein leader, Jerry Adams.
Over the coming weeks, all sides will be deciding on a 12-member administration for the new government.
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[E-McGwire-React]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-51 TC1:33:54]
[GRAPHIC=Mark McGwire]


St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire finally did it -- he knocked another one over the fence yesterday -- marking his spot in the record books.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-St. Louis, MO;]


The St. Louis Cardinal hit his 61st homerun this season- tying Roger Maris' record and surpassing Babe Ruth's-
People around the nation and here in Roanoke had their eyes on the TV.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=16:36:57]

((OH I WAS THRILLED. SINCE IT WAS ON A HOLIDAY I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT. )) [IN 16:33:34] ((IT'S GREAT, ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL. HE'S PLAYING IN ST. LOUS. THAT'S THE BASEBALL CITY OF THE NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Faye Allen/Baseball Fan; 00-03 quick!!]
[Super=01-Jeff Newcomer/St. Louis Fan; 04]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=CITY OF THE NATION.]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Roanoke;]


While the 61st homer brought excitement at Hooters restaurant many fans are still anxiously awaiting HOMERUN number 62.
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(( I WAS HOPING HE WAS GONNA GET IT ON THE LAST ONE BUT HE GOT OUT. HE'LL GET IT NEXT TIME.))
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Of Course Sammy Sosa's right behind Mark McGwire with 58 homers. Both are up at bat today when the Cardinals once again meet the Cubs in St. Louis.
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[Steve Live]
(I'll Call for Boards)
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[E-Learning-Academy]


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Some big changes this school year at Roanoke's Noel C- Taylor Learning Academy.
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The most obvious change is the school uniform students have to wear.
Also new this year, computer-assisted instruction via the Internet.
Half of the students' classes are now taught this way.
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((RAY WILLIAMS/PRINCIPAL: THE INSTRUCTION HAS BEEN GEARED TOWARD THE STATE S.O.L.'S, ALIGNED WITH THE S.O.L.'S, SO IT SHOULD INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN ANY GIVEN AREA.))
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Another new policy is the method used to admit students to the learning academy.
Williams says they have to apply, and must have a referral from their home school.
Students are also required to sign contracts, outlining their goals.
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[anchor tag! anchor tag! anchor tag!!!]
Many people who have trouble waking up often reach for a cup of coffee.
And that trend toward caffeine is on the rise.
As reporter Chris Conangla (co-nann-gluh) reports...there's now something to chew on that could give you a jolt without having to fill'er up.
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Whether you're a bean counter by the cup, the pot...

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...or the pound, many agree...

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The latest trend is more than just a shot in the cup...

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It's created a hot market for caffeine.

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This new gum, called Stay Alert, promises to pack a punch. Two pieces have as much caffeine as one cup of coffee.

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Which means it has the same affect as coffee.

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That was Chris Conangla (co-nann-gluh) reporting.

[3-Sports]


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In sports, the Washington Redskins will have a new starting quarterback this week.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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A judge decides today whether Carroll Eugene Humphries will be extradited to West Virginia.
The retired Covington insurance agent faces conspiracy to commit murder charges in connection with a 22-year-old car bombing that killed the husband of the woman Humphries married 4 months later.
His ex-wife, Kitty, is already being held without bond in a West Virginia jail.
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State Attorney General Mark Earley says he has no conflict of interest in his investigation of the baby-switch that occurred at the University of Virginia Medical Center 3 years ago.
Yesterday he responded to that accusation from an attorney to one of the families involved in the switch.
Meantime the mother whose child's remains were briefly handed over to the wrong parents at the same hospital has hired an attorney to investigate that incident that occurred this year.
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[VO-NAT]


And candidates turned out for the kick-off to the 1998 campaign season at a Labor Day parade in Buena Vista.
The people vying for Virginia's Sixth Congressional District seat turned out to shake hands and meet their public.
Roanoke Mayor and Democrat David Bowers said he wants an opportunity to share the stage with the Republican incumbent, Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
An October debate is scheduled at Turner-Ashby High School
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-Shot] (ad lib bye)