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Patrick Evans has more now on just what Hurricane Georges may deliver.
Patrick?
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[CK/WX-PRO=]GEORGES UPDATE

WARNINGS TRACK
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For the first time in four years a Virginia Death row inmate has died in the state's electric chair.
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Forty four-year-old Kenneth Stewart Junior gave no final statement last night before he was put to death at the Greensville Correctional Center.
Stewart was convicted of capital murder in the 19-91 slayings of his estranged wife, Cynthia, and 5-month-old son, Jonathan.
He shot each twice in the head, then arranged the bodies in bed so that the boy was cradled in his mother's arms.
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The electric chair has not been used since death row inmates where given a choice between eletrocution or chemical injection.
Stewart is the ninth inmate executed in the state this year.
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A 21-year-old James Madison University student faces murder and arson charges after he was pulled out of class and arrested for the death of his sister.
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[SUPER=03-Fairfax Co./November 1995;]


Ann Harper was a 20-year-old Hollins College student when she was stabbed at her Fairfax County home on Thanksgiving Day 1995.
That night, fire was set to her home.
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Harper's brother Matthew is charged with her murder and the attempted murder of his mother.
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(P.D. O'Keefe/Major Crimes Division: This case relies heavily upon forensic evidence... charges at this time.)
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Fairfax County detectives say the Harpers' mother did NOT cooperate with the investigation of her son.
Police have not released a motive for the murder, but a source tells "The Washington Post" there was -- quote -- ``intense sibling rivalry'' in the family.

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Students begin packing their bags and leaving the Wilderness Leadership Academy in Botetourt County TODAY.
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The school for troubled boys is losing its license and will close next week.
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office has responded to a dozen assault-related calls, including a riot, plus 16 runaway reports during the past year.
Police also caught boys stealing beer and cigarettes from a nearby campground.
Major Ken Smith says some of these boys were at the wrong school.
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((IT JUST DIDN'T SEEM TO BE ... PLACEMENT NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THEM.))
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Smith says citizens deserve a say in which teenagers attend an alternative school.
But neighbors here praise the Wilderness Academy's headmaster Colonel Gene Nervo.
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((LISA STATON/NEIGHBOR: AS FAR AS HIM HAVING THE ACADEMY, I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE YOU DON'T FIND TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP DISTURBED CHILDREN AND I THINK IT'S A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY.))
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Nervo loses his license next week.
He declined to comment.
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A 10-year-old Roanoke girl had her bike stolen at gunpoint last night... by a 12-year-old boy.
Police say she was pushing her bike up a hill toward Delta Drive northwest, when the boy pulled a handgun from under his shirt and pointed the weapon at her.
She dropped the bike and ran.

Another child returned the bike to her just before police arrived.[clinton-latest]


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[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


As early as next week, the House Judiciary Committee could be reviewing thousands of pages of documents that could lead to impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The President received a warm welcome last night when he addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
His speech focused on issues of importance to the nation's fastest growing minority, the Latino community.
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(( CLINTON: WE MUST CONTINUE TO WELCOME NEW IMMIGRANTS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO BECOME A FULL PART OF AMERICAN SOCIETY, AND TO HELP THEM BECOME CITIZENS AND VOTING CITIZENS, NOT STAND IN THEIR WAY AS THEY SEEK TO DO IT." ))
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There is word that the president is trying to cut a deal for punishment in the wake of the White House sex scandal.

He is said to be seeking censure but House Republicans insist any such deal is premature.
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[SICK-KIDS]


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A California fourth-grader shared more than just candy or crayons with her classmates.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Officials say 14 students at a Los Angeles school were sickened yesterday by L-S-D.
Police think one little girl found a box containing a powder and a vial of liquid near her home, brought it to school and shared it with her classmates.
The nine and ten-year-olds got dizzy and began hallucinating after eating or licking the drug.
Three of the children had to be hospitalized overnight.
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[E-C'burg-Fire]


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They've been married more than half a century.
Today a Montgomery County couple picks up the pieces after a blaze ripped through their home.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Robert Bradley and his wife live along Falling Branch Road, just outside Christiansburg.
They told fire fighters when they got home around one PM yesterday, their house was engulfed in flames.
Fire investigators suspect an electrical problem may have sparked the blaze.
They believe it started in the living room.
No one was injured.
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An A-E-P worker lost his life on a Pittsylvania COunty roadway yesterday.
Samuel Edwin Martin of Collinsville was working on a powerline when he stepped out onto Route 819 and was struck by a car.
Martin died at the scene.
Police say no charges will be filed.
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Governor Gilmore is talking... and listening to... his employees.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It was the first in a series of town hall meetings.
Gilmore is listening to state employees gripe about their jobs.
Yesterday he was in Roanoke, with 380 people.
Hundreds more joined in, using a satellite link to ask questions.
Most seemed happy they were able to speak directly to the governor.
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((JAMES SARGENT/VDOT: I SENT HIM A LETTER -- I DON'T KNOW IF HE READ IT OR NOT. TODAY HE HEARD WHAT I SAID. THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO -- SAY WHAT YOU GOTTA SAY AND HOPEFUL HE'LL GO FOR IT//////DALE POFF/VDOT: FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TO JUST TAKE TIME OUT OF HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO TALK TO US IS GREAT. AND I DON'T THINK IT'S A P.R. STUNT.))
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Gilmore said he hopes the series of meetings will improve state employees' morale.
Yesterday's topics ranged from retirement benefits to overcrowded schools.
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The actress who played Bob Newhart's wife for 8 years on the T-V show ``Newhart'' has died.
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[4:03:48]
Mary Frann's publicist says heart failure is the apparent cause of death.
Frann was found dead Tuesday night at her home in Beverly Hills.
Frann also appeared on the the soap ``Days of our Lives'' for four years.
Mary Frann was 55.
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[5-Power-Line]


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A new twist in the A-E-P high voltage power line controversy.
The State Corporation Commission wants the company to take a hard look at building new power plants that run on natural gas, as an ALTERNATIVE to a high-voltage line.
That's something that hasn't come up before, in this eight-year controversy.
The S-C-C still wants A-E-P to study a power line route that's different from the one the utility prefers.
This would run the line from Wyoming County in West Virginia, to Jackson's Ferry in Wythe County.

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It will be less like a medical facility, and more like a home.
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Bulldozers are clearing a site on Persinger Road for Arden Courts, a new assisted Living center for Alzheimers patients.
Officials held a tree planting ceremony yesterday to symbolize the roots they plan to grow in the neighborhood.
The 25-thousand square foot facility will be designed to help residents feel like they're living at home.
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Friendship Health Care Center is now one of the relatively few long-term care facilities to be certified by the Joint Commission on Accredidation.
Only 13 per cent of such facilities are certified...that's about one in every eight. The center has received three awards for quality health care in long term, sub-acute and dementia services. The program is voluntary, so not all nursing centers choose to participate.
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[STORM-HAM]


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Hurricane Georges' trek may be far South of our area... But it's keeping some local folks busy.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


HAM Radio operators like Roanoke's Juan Barr are constantly in contact with hard hit areas in the Caribbean like Puerto Rico and Haiti.
Barr has been busy relaying weather data to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, and passing along disaster reports to agencies like the Red Cross.
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((JUAN BARR: IT MAKES ME FEEL GREAT, I CAN HELP PEOPLE, I FEEL LIKE I'VE DONE SOMETHING GOOD FOR THEM))
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The whole set up costs only three thousand dollars. But HAM radio often functions when billion dollar satellites can't do the job.
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[Sosa]


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Sammy Sosa just won't be outdone by Mark McGwire.
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[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI;]


Yesterday in Milwaukee, Sosa goes deep to right field in the fifth, giving him homerun number 64. Then in his next at bat, he hits a solo shot over the centerfield wall to tie him with McGwire at 65.
But the Brewers beat the Cubs 8 to 7.
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Mark McGwire was 1 for 3 with a single and two walks last night.
Earlier this season, McGwire had been under fire for taking a legal muscle- building supplement that's been banned in some professional sports.
Today, E-S-P-N announced they're pulling all advertisments for the supplement.
That decision is being praised by the N-C-double-A, which is urging other t-v networks to do the same.

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The Western District could soon be no more, if the Virginia High School League allows Amherst County to revert back to Double-A status next year.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


The latest enrollment figures put Amherst in the middle third, or Double A class, of all Virginia high schools.
But if the Lancers are allowed to drop to Double A, only three teams would be left in the Western District: E.C. Glass, Halifax and G.W. Danville.
Those schools would be forced to drive several hours to find enough Triple A teams to fill their schedules.
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((BENNY GIBSON/NORTHWEST REGION SPOKESMAN: WHILE WE DO APPRECIATE THEIR REQUEST AND DESIRE TO BE IN THE SEMINOLE DISTRICT, WE DON'T ENCOURAGE IT BECAUSE WE WILL BE AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REMAINING WESTERN AND ROANOKE VALLEY DISTRICT TEAMS.))
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But Amherst officials don't want their students spending several hours on a bus riding to games.. and a move to the Seminole will help put more fans in the stands and more money in their pockets.
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((DEWITT HOUSE/AMHERST CO. HS PRINCIPAL: WE'VE PLAYED BY THE SAME RULES IN THE PREVIOUS RECLASSIFICATION EFFORTS. WE FELL IN THE UPPER THIRD AND HAD TO PLAY TRIPLE A FOR THREE YEARS. IT WASN'T OUR DESIRE BUT THOSE WERE THE RULES AND WE FOLLOWED THEM. THIS TIME IN THE RECLASSIFICATION WE FALL IN THE MIDDLE THIRD AND WE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN A DOUBLE A CLASSIFICATION.))
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The executive committee will vote on the matter today.
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[Hoss]


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The season is over for Washington Redskins quarterback Jeff Hostetler.
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[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :]


The Skins placed Hostetler on injured reserve yesterday. General Manager Charlie Casserly says Hoss re-injured his right knee on the sideline during Sunday's loss to Seattle.
Hostetler had just returned to the Skins after clearing out his locker when he was demoted to third string behind Trent Green and Gus Frerotte.
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Hostetler is being replaced on the roster by Casey Weldon.

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Garth Brooks is still King of Country.
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[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/Last Night;]


Brooks has won the best entertainer award for the fourth time and for the second straight year at the C-M-A Awards in Nashville.
Brooks' duet partner Trisha Yearwood won best female vocalist for the second year in a row.
Brooks and Dunn won their seventh straight best vocal duo award.
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(( BROOKS AND DUNN/"BEST VOCAL DUO" IT'S AMAZING TO US THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN KNOCKED OFF THIS HILL YET, FOR SEVEN YEARS TO THINK, AND THERE'S BEEN ALOT OF TALENTED DUOS AND THERE ARE RIGHT NOW. ))
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George Strait took the best male vocalist honors, his third-straight win. Strait is now the most-nominated performer in C-M-A history. (----------------)