[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Debate resumes on Capitol Hill over the release of of President Clinton's videotaped grand-jury testimony.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Danville Firefighters win a courtle battle over back pay.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Finally, some rainfall in the viewing area last night, with the potential for a few more showers today.
Meanwhile, the tropics are acting up-- with a tropical depression in the Gulf AND what's now HURRICANE Georges.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Clinton-Intern]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Debate resmes this morning on Capitol Hill on whether to release President Clinton's videotaped grand jury testimony.
Maureen Maher has an update.
[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Washington]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boston;]
[SUPER=01-Paul McNulty/Judiciary Committee Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=last january]




[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington;]
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((
AMID THE INCREASING LIKELIHOOD OF IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS AND THRONGS OF PROTESTORS...
PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS OUT AND ABOUT LAST NIGHT-- RAISING MONEY FOR THE DEMOCRATS.
AT A PAIR OF EVENTS IN BOSTON, MR. CLINTON URGED THE PARTY FAITHFUL NOT TO LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT COME THIS NOVEMBER:

((CLINTON SOT))

08:10:07 "We're the only ones who want this election to be about them. That we really believe that the voters, the citizens, should be in the saddle.. and that Washington should not be about politicians looking at each other and carving themselves up."
((TRACK 2))

MEANWHILE, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ARE DECIDING HOW TO CARVE UP VIDEOTAPE OF THE PRESIDENT'S GRAND JURY TESTIMONY INVOLVING MONICA LEWINSKY.
A FINAL DECISION ON RELEASE OF THAT TAPE HAS BEEN PUT OFF-- AS BOTH SIDES WRANGLE OVER WHAT SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC-- AND WHAT SHOULD REMAIN ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR:

((SOT))

PAUL McNULTY/COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN "No final decisions have been made as far as what materials to release."
((TRACK 3))
EVEN THOUGH COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT REACHING AN AGREEMENT BY TODAY... A SPOKESMAN SAID SOME TIME WILL BE NEEDED TO PREPARE THE VIDEO BEFORE IT'S RELEASED.
BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY TAPE BEFORE LAWMAKERS.
THE FEDERAL JUDGE IN THE PAULA JONES SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE HAS AGREED TO RELEASE A COPY OF PRESIDENT CLINTON'S VIDEOTAPED TESTIMONY LAST JANUARY.))

[E-Danville-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-67 TC 03:46]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]

[***ANCHOR TAG*** ]
A federal grand jury says Danville firefighters must be paid for their meal breaks.
Yesterday's verdict means the city owes most of its firefighters three years of back pay.
Christy Hubley has reaction from both sides.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When the civil trial]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Molly Elkin/Plaintiff's Attorney; :08]
[SUPER=01-Ray Earp/Firefighter; :21]
[SUPER=01-Timothy Spencer/City Attorney; :36]
[SUPER=01-Steve Finkner/Firefighter; :56]
[SUPER=@Christy1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( When the civil trial was over, firefighters were satisfied.
The jury agreed that a firefighter's job does not stop for dinner.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:48:04-:16]
[IN Q=This case was about]

((MOLLY ELKIN/PLAINTIFFS' ATTORNEY: THIS CASE WAS ABOUT FAIR LABOR STANDARDS AND THE MOST BASIC FAIR LABOR IS THAT WHEN WE WORK WE GET PAID AND THEY FOUND THAT THESE FIREFIGHTERS WORK 24 HOURS A SAY INCLUDING DURING THEIR MEAL BREAKS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=during their meal breaks.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:57:04-:15]
[IN Q=It's worked out well for ]

((RAY EARP/FIREFIGHTER: IT'S WORKED OUT WELL FOR US IT'S THE RESULTS WE HOPED FOR BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE WERE THERE YESTERDAY WE'RE THERE TODAY AND WE'LL BE THERE TOMORROW. WE'RE A FIRE DEPARTMENT AND WE'RE THERE FOR THE PEOPLE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=there for the people.]


The city's attorney believes Danville broke no labor laws on purpose.
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[SOT 2:40:49-59]
[IN Q=We do not believe]

((TIMOTHY SPENCER/CITY ATTORNEY: WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT, DESPITE TODAY'S VERDICT, THAT THE CITY ACTED WILLFULLY. ALL EVIDENCE SPEAKS OTHERWISE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=evidence speaks otherwise.]


The fire chief-- who assisted in the city's defense-- briefly remarked that the fire department will continue to operate in a professional manner.
The firefighters concur.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:50:27-:43]
[IN Q=The city of Danville]

((STEVE FINKNER/FIREFIGHTER: THE CITY OF DANVILLE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THEIR FIRE DEPARTMENT THEY EMPLOY PEOPLE THAT ARE DEDICATED THEY'RE DILIGENT IN THEIR JOBS THEY'RE SKILLED THEY'RE CARING AND THEY'RE COMPASSIONATE.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and they're compassionate.]


In a statement News 7 received by fax, the city attorney says Danville "will take immediate steps to correct the apparent deficiencies and will undertake a thorough review of our firefighter policies."
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The total amount of damages owed to the firefighters still has to be determined in court.[E-Bird-ruling]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=Tom Bird]


The teacher who was beaten up by a student at Bland County High School three years ago will NOT collect the 77-thousand dollar judgment awarded him by a federal jury.
The judge over-ruled the jury and struck the case of Tom Bird versus the Bland County School Board.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 18]


Bird testified he was driving to work when a student flipped him "the finger."
The high school math teacher followed the boy in his car.
The two got out.
Bird says he threw up his hand, hitting Blankenship on the chin.
The boy severely beat him.
(------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[graphic=None]


Bird was fired. The question became: was that the reason he was fired -- or was that a pretext for getting rid of him.
Judge Sam Wilson says Bird SHOULD have been fired for getting into a fight with a student, and he decided not to second-guess the school board's motives.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, he's almost been forgotten in the home run race.
But Ken Griffey Junior came through yesterday/.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=a little bit]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=@scott1]
[SUPER=01-Travis Engen/ITT Industries Chairman;]
[RUNS=about 2:30]
[OUT Q=]




(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[E-Carilion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-55 TC]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


One month ago, Carilion announced it was moving 440 workers into new offices downtown.
So far, only 20 have moved, but they're already making a contribution to downtown's economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Restaurants and shops are understandably excited about their new neighbors.
Lunchtime is turning into a time to spend lots of money downtown.
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[SOT 12 58 29, 11 18 46 (bump sots)]
[IN Q=i plan to]

((ERIN DOOLEY/CARILION SECRETARY: I PLAN TO DO ALL MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DOWN HERE BECAUSE IT'LL BE SO MUCH EASIER TO GET IN AND OUT OF PLACES AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GOING TO THE MALL OR ANYTHING -- JUST WALK RIGHT OUR THE DOOR/////////JUST LOOKING AT IT IN A VERY CONSERVATIVE AMOUNT, 440 PEOPLE ARE EASILY GOING TO BRING IN 550,000 DOLLARS A YEAR JUST IN DIRECT SPENDING.))
[SUPER=01-Erin Dooley/Carilion Secretary;00]
[SUPER=01-Gayle Williams/Downtown Roanoke Inc.;10]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=direct spending]
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[VO-NAT]


Most of the Carilion workers will have completed the move downtown by December.
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[E-Balcony-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


U-V-A faces another lawsuit in connection with the the death of a woman at UVa's graduation ceremonies last year.
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[vo-nat]
[super=04-May 1997]


Mary Jo Brashear was killed when a balcony collapsed on the University of Virginia lawn in May of 1997.
A relative has filed the latest lawsuit -- this one in the amount of 1-point-8 million dollars against a university employee AND a consulting firm.
Suits have already been filed on behalf of Brashear's Texas estate, and her husband.
The total amount sought in those suits is 6-point-2 million dollars.
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[E-Athletes-GPA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-D; from 16SE feed 16:19:43]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A Tidewater school board is sacking academic standards for its high school athletes.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Gloucester/File Tape]


A football coach in (Glaw-ster) Gloucester complained that a policy requiring a 2-point-oh grade-point average is keeping his best players off the field.
Gloucester High Coach Dale Heath says a player was hurt in a recent game because academic problems prevented so many of his starters from playing.
So last night the community's school board voted to rescind the policy.
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[E-Ragweed]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-63 TC 34:04]
[GRAPHIC=Allergies]


The weeks of dry weather in the area are great for those allergic to mold. But without the rain to wash away the pollen, ragweed sufferers are dealing with constant runny noses and watery, itchy eyes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

By mid-October the autumn ragweed season will be over, but for now allergists say it's important to treat those symptoms. If not, allergies can lead to much more serious conditions.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 13 23 24]
[IN Q=A person who is]

((DR. THOMAS FAME/ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY: A PERSON WHO IS ALLERGIC TO DUST MITES, CATS AND DOGS IS EIGHT TIMES THE RISK OF DEVELOPING ASTHMA AND THAT'S MUCH MORE THAN EVEN PEOPLE WHO ARE, CHILDREN WHO ARE EXPOSED TO SMOKERS FOR INSTANCE.))


[super=01-Dr. Thomas Fame/Allergy & Immunology;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=for instance]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctor Fame says antihistamines are the most common medications taken in the United States.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, doctors are learning more about the dangerous organism called pfiesteria.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
IT LOOKS LIKE MORE OF AMERICA'S TEENS ARE STICKING TO THE FUNDAMENTALS:
READING, WRITING... AND RESTRAINT.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, 52-PERCENT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE JUST SAYING NO TO SEX.
THAT'S THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF TEENS ABSTAINING THIS DECADE.
AND THE C-D-C SAYS THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE HAVING SEX.. ARE MORE LIKELY TO DO SO USING A CONDOM THAN TEEN-AGERS IN THE PAST.//
VT=VO

((vo))
CHEMOTHERAPY COULD IMPROVE A BREAST CANCER PATIENT'S CHANCES OF SURVIVAL... EVEN BEFORE THAT DISEASE REACHES THE CRUCIAL STAGE.
DOCTORS HAVE ALREADY KNOWN ABOUT CHEMOTHERAPY'S EFFECTIVENESS AT TREATING BREAST CANCER THAT HAS SPREAD TO THE LYMPH GLANDS.
BUT A NEW STUDY SAYS THE COCKTAIL OF DRUGS CAN ALSO PREVENT SEVEN-TO-ELEVEN FEWER DEATHS.. FOR EVERY 100 WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER THAT HAS NOT SPREAD TO OTHER PARTS OF THE BODY.
THE FINDINGS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE LANCET MEDICAL JOURNAL.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A MYSTERIOUS INHABITANT OF EAST COAST WATERWAYS MAY BE MORE DANGEROUS THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT.
A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF FISHERMAN EXPOSED TO THE TOXIC ORGANISM KNOWN AS PFIESTERIA.. SHOWS THAT THE MICROBE MIGHT AFFECT A PERSON'S VISION.. AS WELL AS CREATE OTHER LONG-TERM HEALTH PROBLEMS.
PFIESTERIA OUTBREAKS HAVE ALREADY BEEN BLAMED FOR SEVERAL MAJOR FISH KILLS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND MARYLAND.//
AND THAT IS OUR LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=13-Catherine Hall/Southern Living Cooking School;]



[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
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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]


The House Judiciary committee goes back behind closed doors today to decide whether to release president Clinton's videotaped testimony before Ken Starr's grand jury.
Democrats say a transcript would suffice... while Republicans say the public needs to see the video.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Authorities believe the gunmen who killed 19 men, women and children yesterday in Mexico were sent by a drug lord.

The victims were pulled from their beds and shot execution style.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


A little fowl play at the state captiol.
It seems Flocking birds are creating quite a mess and a huge headache for state workers.
But Gunfire may do the trick in letting these birds know their not welcome.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 18-th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-CLINTON-INTERN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Bitter partisan debate resume this morning among members of the House Judiciary Committee.
They're still deciding whether to approve release of President Clinton's videotaped grand-jury testimony.
Maureen Maher reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:45 OR 5:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boston:]
[SUPER=01-Paul McNulty/Judiciary Committee Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]

((
AMID THE INCREASING LIKELIHOOD OF IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS AND THRONGS OF PROTESTORS...
PRESIDENT CLINTON WAS OUT AND ABOUT LAST NIGHT-- RAISING MONEY FOR THE DEMOCRATS.
AT A PAIR OF EVENTS IN BOSTON, MR. CLINTON URGED THE PARTY FAITHFUL NOT TO LOSE SIGHT OF WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT COME THIS NOVEMBER:

((CLINTON SOT))

08:10:07 "We're the only ones who want this election to be about them. That we really believe that the voters, the citizens, should be in the saddle.. and that Washington should not be about politicians looking at each other and carving themselves up."
((TRACK 2))

MEANWHILE, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ARE DECIDING HOW TO CARVE UP VIDEOTAPE OF THE PRESIDENT'S GRAND JURY TESTIMONY INVOLVING MONICA LEWINSKY.
A FINAL DECISION ON RELEASE OF THAT TAPE HAS BEEN PUT OFF-- AS BOTH SIDES WRANGLE OVER WHAT SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC-- AND WHAT SHOULD REMAIN ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR:

((SOT))

PAUL McNULTY/COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN "No final decisions have been made as far as what materials to release."
((TRACK 3))
EVEN THOUGH COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT REACHING AN AGREEMENT BY TODAY... A SPOKESMAN SAID SOME TIME WILL BE NEEDED TO PREPARE THE VIDEO BEFORE IT'S RELEASED.
BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY TAPE BEFORE LAWMAKERS.
THE FEDERAL JUDGE IN THE PAULA JONES SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE HAS AGREED TO RELEASE A COPY OF PRESIDENT CLINTON'S VIDEOTAPED TESTIMONY LAST JANUARY.))

[Governor-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore says he thinks the President will resign if impeachment appears likely.
Gilmore made the comment yesterday on his monthly radio show.
He said Ken Starr's allegations are impeachable offenses, but did not call for the President to step down.



[Tausinger]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A mental patient at the V-A Hospital in Salem has been indicted for threatening to kill the President.
Garry Tausinger of Buchanan allegedly made the comment last May.
Since then, though, the Secret Service has determined Tausinger actually has the means to follow through on the threat.
He was indicted yesterday for possession of a 12-guage shotgun, a couple of rifles and a semi-automatic pistol... all legal firearms, except for the fact that Tausinger had been committed to a mental institution.
Tausinger said he wanted to kill President Clinton because "he does not support veterans and is a quote "no good draft dodger."

[E-Covington-Player]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-51 TC 01:50:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The mother of a Covington High School student tried to clear the air last night.
Antonio Hill and football coach Brad Morton are emboriled in a diagreement that has many people crying foul.
Joe Dashiell has the latest details on the controversy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Hills emerged]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :00]
[SUPER=04-Friday; :06]
[SUPER=01-Audra Hill/Antonio Hill's Mother; :22]
[SUPER=04-Wednesday; :41]
[SUPER=07-Antonio Hill; :52]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((The Hills emerged from their attorney's office to read the statement to reporters.
Following Covington's loss to Alleghany Friday night, Audra Hill acknowledges her son made a mistake, failing to give coach Brad Morton his full attention.
She doesn't believe the punishment fit the crime, but Hill also says misinformation has contributed to the controversy.
[IN Q=Duke wasn't kicked off the bus.]

((DUKE WASN'T KICKED OFF THE BUS, AND COACH MORTON NEVER TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T RIDE THE BUS. HE DID NOT GO WITH ME, BUT WAS RELEASED TO A FRIEND AND STEPMOTHER. PLUS DUKE DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THERE BEING A DISPUTE ON THE BUS. THAT JUST DIDN'T HAPPEN.)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=just didn't happen.]


Audra Hill says the dispute has been a stressful experience for everyone. She hopes her statement will help clear the air, and clear the way for successful negotiations.
Antonio says his goal is simple.
[IN Q=Just need to get back]

((JUST NEED TO GET BACK TO PLAYING FOOTBALL, BACK THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=the way things used to be.]


Discussions with school officials will continue, but the Hill's attorney says he's hopeful Antonio will ultimately return to the team.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

[Mexico-Massacre]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nineteen people are dead after what's being described as a drug-related massacre near the Mexican resort of Ensenada.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-El Suazal, Mexico;]

[4:11:31]
Police say yesterday morning gunman pulled 21 people from their beds, lined them against a wall and opened fire.
The victims were members of three different families and included several children, including a one year old baby.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:10:41]
[IN Q=]

((REPORTER:YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF ANY DRUGS OR ANYTHING THAT'S INVOLVED HERE. NEIGHBOR: NOT THAT I KNOW THESE ARE CATTLE RAISERS. ))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=these are cattle raisers.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


But there were no signs of cattle at this residence.
And officials say the head of one of the households grew Marijuana for a drug cartel.
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[S-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-69 TC 02:13]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore's NOT excited about it.
[ss=Va. State Seal]


But Virginia ranks second only to Pennsylvania in the amount of trash it imports and buries.
A new contract is about to increase that amount by another 30 percent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:13:33]
[IN Q=I don't]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T WANT VIRGINIA TO BECOME THE REPOSITORY OF THE NATION'S GARBAGE. I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE IMAGE WE WANT TO PRESENT AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE POLICY WE WANT TO FOLLOW. NOW TO THE EXTENT THAT WE CAN REGULATE WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE CLAUSE, I THINK WE SHOULD.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=we should]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-King and Queen Co./File Tape;]


The so-called "mega-fills" that take in trash from places like New York are in the eastern half of the state.
The Governor says he'll review possible executive orders or legislation to regulate them.
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[S-Capitol-Birds]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-58 TC 40:23]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The legislature's not even in session-- but there's a battle being fought at the state capitol.
The battle against the birds.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound boom]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tony Griffin/Capitol Grounds Supervisor; :22]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :29]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Andrews/Richmond Resident; :49]
[SUPER=01-Noel Constable/British Tourist; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]

(([nat sound boom] [runs:03]
Gunfire in Richmond is nothing new. [nat sound pop] [runs:01]
Fireworks at the State Capitol happen every legislative session.
But when nature invades our civilized spaces-- Alfred Hitchcock warned us-- the state fights back.
[SOT 15:10:39]

((TONY GRIFFIN/CAPITOL GROUNDS SUPERVISOR: IT'S HARD TO SAY MILLIONS OF BIRDS...IT'S A MESS.)) [RUNS:10]

[SOT standup ]

((WILDLIFE IS GENERALLY WELCOME IN CAPITOL SQUARE. THEY FOUGHT TO SAVE THE SQUIRRELS, THE PIGEONS ARE NO PROBLEM. BUT THERE'S DEFINITELY A DOWNSIDE TO FLOCKING BIRDS.)) [RUNS:11]
Three nights of gunfire may have done the trick.
[SOT 15:11:02]

((TONY GRIFFIN: I THINK THE BIRDS HAVE GOTTEN THE MESSAGE...AT LEAST THEY'RE NOT IN OURS.)) [RUNS:08]

[sot 15:52:03]

((RONNIE ANDREWS: WELL IF THEY RUN THESE BIRDS OUT, I'M PRETTY SURE I'LL END UP SEEING SOMEWHERE NEAR MY HEAD. BUT IT'S NOT GONNA BOTHER ME. I MEAN IT'S NATURE. THESE ARE BIRDS. THEY GOT TO LET IT GO SOMEWHERE. I MEAN THEY'RE NOT HUMAN BEINGS. THEY DON'T GO TO BATHROOMS IN PLACES. SO THEY'RE JUST DOING WHAT NATURALLY GOD CREATED THEM TO DO.)) [runs:21]
They've had the impertinence to sit on George Washington's head.
And leave a calling card on his jacket.
The calling cards are everywhere.
[sot 15:48:36]

((NOEL CONSTABLE/BRITISH TOURIST: AT NIGHT THEY ALL COME BACK FROM WHEREVER THEY ARE TO REST IN TREES. SO THE ANSWER IS CHOP YOUR TREES DOWN. laughs)) [runs:06]
That's NOT what happened here... but it is one less bird outhouse.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))



[3-Sports]


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


In sports, medical problems for quarterback Ryan Leaf have the chargers down.
Mike Stevens has that and more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=care of yourself.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Danville firefighter won their fight over unpaid meal breaks.
A federal jury ruled yesterday that the city must pay firefighters for the time because they're on call 24 hours a day.
That means firefighters will get three years of back pay.
The total amount of damages must still be determined in court.
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Three years ago, a jury awarded former teacher Tom Bird 77-thousand dollars.
Yesterday, judge Sam Wilson took it away.
Bird was awarded the money after hewas fired for fighting with a student three years ago.
But judge Wilson said Bird should have been fired and threw out the judgement.
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The firest of 440 Carilion employees have moved into their new downtown Roanoke offices.
The rest of the workers are expected to be in by December, just in time for downtown holiday shopping.
The 440 employees are expected to spend 550-thousand dollars a year downtown.
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A day trip to Natural Bridge offers a view of one of the "seven wonders of the world", and it also puts you in close contact with some EXOTIC creatures from ALL over the world.
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The Natural Bridge Zoo has an ensemble of animals, ranging from giraffes and tigers, to donkeys and llamas.
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((DEBBIE BARREDA/GENERAL MANAGER: IT'S A LITTLE BIT SLOWER DURING THE WEEK HERE. BUT WEEKENDS ARE STILL FAIRLY BUSY. PEOPLE LIKE TO DO SOMETHING ON THE WEEKENDS. WE DO ELEPHANT RIDES ON THE WEEKENDS, SO IT GIVES THEM SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE CHILDREN.))
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You can get a close-up view of some "real" wild animals in this week's
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"Time Off" segment coming up at 8 A-M tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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