[Hurricane-George]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Georges]


Hurricane Georges is creeping closers to the Gulf Coast shores.
The storm's effects should be felt in a matter of hours.
Lee Cowan has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[super=03-Florida Keys; :00]
[super=03-Biloxi, MS]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:32][RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=Missippi]

(( LOCATOR: FLORIDA KEYS
THE HURRICANE WITH THE FRENCH NAME WILL BE REMEMBERED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AS THE FRENCHMAN WHO CAME TOO CLOSE TO SHORE.

(MOS SOT)


IT WAS, BY SOME STANDARDS, ALMOST A GLANCING BLOW FROM HURRICANE GEORGES, BUT IT WAS ENOUGH TO DO THIS. A DIRECT HIT COULD DO MUCH MORE, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT RESIDENTS NORTH OF HERE ARE TRYING TO GUARD AGAINST.

(nats-- boarding up)


LOCATOR: BILOXI, MS
ALONG THE GULF COAST, FEW ARE TAKING ANY CHANCES. THESE ARE HURRICANE VETERANS-- THEY KNOW WHAT NEWCOMERS MAY NOT: RIDING IT OUT ISN'T EASY.

(MOS SOT) "we're fixing a catch a brunt and i'm scared."



(MOS SOT) "fifth time. this is number five and it's not a lot of fun"


MANDATORY EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THOUSANDS-- VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS ARE URGED FOR MILLIONS MORE.. WARNINGS THAT ARE BEING IGNORED BY SOME.

(MOS SOT) "i've been here through several.. don't intend on leaving for

this one."
FORECASTERS EXPECT THE STORM TO BE EVEN STRONGER THAN WHEN IT PASSED THE KEYS.. AND MORE STUBBORN. IT COULD SLOW DOWN TO A MERE CRAWL.. AND BATTER COASTAL REGIONS WITH 120 MILE AN HOUR WINDS FOR HOURS.. DUMPING UP TO 20 INCHES OF RAIN AND INUNDATING LOW LYING AREAS WITH A WALL OF SEA WATER UP TO 15 FEET HIGH.

(SOT) MEL PRESGRAVES/FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY


BEACHES REMAIN CLOSED.. WATERFRONT CASINOS IN MISSISSIPPI ARE LOCKED UP TIGHT. ALL WITH A MESSAGE EVERYONE HERE SHARES.. GO AWAY! THAT DOESN'T LOOK VERY LIKELY.

(STAND UP) LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS



))

[toss to Andrew for sports][Mideast]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mid-east peace]


Meetings between Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Israeli and Palestinian leaders apparently made some head way.
Albright had back to back meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasser Arafat last night.
Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu has agreed to relinquish more West Bank Land to the Palestinians in exchange for a real clampdown on terrorists.
But Palestian leader Arafat is speaking to the U-N General Assembly tomorrow--and officials are worried he will announce plans to set up a Palestinian state.
U-S officials say that could anger Israel.


[11-I81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63; 48:27]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Investigation]


The truck driver who was badly burned during Thursday's pile-up on I-81 has been identified.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Thursday;]


State police say John Franklin, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, smashed into eight cars and six trucks after his brakes apparently malfunctioned.
He suffered the worst injuries of all the accident victims.
Franklin was airlifted to the burn center at the University of Virginia, where he's still listed in critical condition.
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[11-Women's-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-62; 30:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Lewis Gale Medical Center held it's Third annual "Walk To Remember" yesterday in Salem.
The event paid tribute to babies that die before they have a chance to live. David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THE WALK IS]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :01]
[SUPER=07-Shanna Smith; :13]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Susan Johnston/Registered Nurse; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=DJO, N7, Salem.]

((The WALK is dedicated to babies delivered stillborn or who die from miscarriages. Shanna Smith lost her second child two years ago. Her baby was six weeks premature and stillborn.
[SOT=12:47:33]
[IN Q=THAT WAS A VERY]

((SHANNA SMITH; THAT WAS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME IN MY LIFE FOR ME. MY FAITH IN THE LORD IS WHAT REALLY GOT ME THROUGH.))
[RUNS07]
[OUT Q=GOT ME THROUGH.]

Smith is representative of several women who have suffered a similar loss. They participate in the WALK as a way to begin the healing process and to help others.
[SOT=12:50:31]
[IN Q=YOU REMEMBER YOUR]

((SHANNA SMIT: YOU REMEMBER YOUR BABY EVERYDAY, BUT TODAY YOU CAN BE OUT AND BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING AND FEELING THE EXACT SAME FEELINGS THAT YOU FELT FOR MONTHS OR YEARS. IT'S A PAIN THAT DOESN'T GO AWAY, BUT EVENTUALLY WITH TIME AND WITH SUPPORT FROM YOUR FRIENDS, IT GETS BETTER.)) [RUNS23]
[OUT Q=GETS BETTER.]

The program does a number of things to help parents get through the pain of their loss, including scripture and poetry readings, singing and, of course hosting its annual walk. [STAND-UP/14:04:38] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE WALK ITSELF IS CEREMONIAL. IT'S NOT ABOUT RAISING MONEY, BUT AWARENESS.)) [RUNS06]
[SOT=13:06:32]
[IN Q=HARMFUL REMARKS]

((SUSAN JOHNSTON/REGISTERED NURSE: HARMFUL REMARKS ARE MADE TO THESE PARENTS ABOUT, WELL YOU'RE YOUNG. YOU CAN HAVE ANOTHER BABY. YOU HAVE AN ANGEL IN HEAVEN. THAT DOESN'T REALLY HELP THESE PARENTS GET THROUGH THEIR LOSS. ACKNOWLEDGE THE LOSS THAT THIS WAS A BABY, IT WAS A FAMILY MEMBER. IT WILL BE LOVED AND MOURNED FOR THE REST OF THESE PEOPLE'S LIVES.))
[RUNS17]
[OUT Q=PEOPLE'S LIVES.]

New to the program this year was a tree planting with ribbons tied to it in rememberance of the babies. David Johnson, News7, Salem.))

[Teen-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health Check]


Many problems facing teenagers today are the same as ever -- peer pressure, school and trying to fit in, but some of the solutions are different.
Tonya Flory reports on how the most carefree time of life can also be the hardest.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN Q=Gwen Harris]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Gwen Harris/Mother of Six;13 ]
[SUPER=@Tonya1; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rob Lanahan/Psychologist;1:07]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

(( Gwen Harris has six children, four in their teens. At a parent-child seminar at the Roanoke Civic Center this week she learned some important ways to deal with this age group's problems.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 10 36 45]
[IN Q=I have one daughter]

((GWEN HARRIS/MOTHER OF SIX: I HAVE ONE DAUGHTER SEEING IF THEY HAVE WITHDRAWAL FROM THINGS WERE INTERESTED IN, AND STOPPED DOING, OR PLANNING TO WRITE LETTER THAT SAY I'M NOT SURE WHY THIS IS HAPPENING AND I WANT TO GET OUT.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=to get out]
(/////STAND UP/////)
[SOT ub 10 54 30]
[IN Q=The workshops]

((THE WORKSHOPS ARE DESIGNED TO ADDRESS MANY ISSUES FROM SUBJECTS LIKE BLENDED FAMILIES WHEN STEP SISTERS AND BROTHERS ENTER THE PICTURE TO MUCH MORE SERIOUS TOPICS LIKE TEENAGE SUICIDE, BUT PSYCHOLOGISTS SAY PARENTS CAN HANDLE ALL OF THESE PROBLEMS WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=right tools]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 10 36 21]
[IN Q=The first seminar was concerning]

((GWEN HARRIS/MOTHER OF SIX: THE FIRST SEMINAR WAS CONCERNING ADOLESCENTS, CONCERNING KILLING THEMSELVES AND I NEEDED TO KNOW THAT BECAUSE WITH WHAT PARENTS ARE DEALING WITH TODAY MYSELF, I NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT AVENUE I NEEDED TO GO THROUGH.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=to go through]

The Mental Health Association of the Roanoke Valley along with Lewis-Gale doctors provided some of those answers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 10 43 40]
[IN Q=If we can]

((DR. ROB LANAHAN/PSYCHOLOGIST: IF WE CAN EDUCATE PEOPLE SPECIFICALLY IN THE SCHOOL AND HOME, WE CAN TEACH THROUGH A VARIETY OF STRATEGIES, KIDS ARE GOING TO SAY I CAN DO THIS, AND THAT, RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE LIMITED STRATEGIES WHICH IS THEIR FISTS OR THEIR MOUTHS.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=their mouths]

Psychologists advised parents on keeping the lines of communication opened and other therapies, but they say the best way to strengthen their relationship is not with charts and psychology -- it's simply unconditional love and acceptance. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))
[Toss to bump]









[HEADLINES]
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)

Hurricane Georges is creeping closer to New Orleans and the effect of the storm is expected in a matter of hours. Earlier this morning the storm's center was 200 miles southeast of the city, packing top winds near 110 miles-an-hour.
As a precaution, officials are urging more than a million people in southern Louisiana to leave their home for safer areas.
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]



(----------------)

Tommy David Strickler's murder case will be presented to the U-S Supreme Court tomorrow. Strickler was convicted of capital murder in the death of a James Madison University student. The Supreme Court stayed his earlier this month so they can review the case and see if Strickler received a fair trial.

[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]



(----------------)

And, the ninth annual Henry Street Festival was held at Elmwood Park yesterday. The celebration is in honor of Henry Street's historical past, which included a number of black-owned businesses, including a hospital, dentistry and other professions. Yesterday's event was sponsored by the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture.
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]



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[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]


And that's what's making news on this Sunday .
(toss to Andrew for Newsreel)




[Kylene-Reel]


[ANCHOR=Denise 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]


Last weekend, Nicole Johnson became just the second Miss Virginia to win the title "Miss America."
[ANCHOR=Andrew 2-Shot]


It was two decades ago that a woman from Galax became Miss America.
[ANCHOR=Andrew Full]
[GRAPHIC=Newsreel]


David Seidel has more about Kylene Barker in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation]
[SUPER=01-Kylene Barker/Miss America 1979; :29]
[SUPER=03-Galax/October 16, 1978; :50]
[SUPER=20-David/Seidel; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7.]

(( In 1978, Kylene Barker translated her success in the Miss Virginia competition to the big one-- Miss America-- and reigned through most of 1979.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:29:46]
[IN Q=Each girl is]

((EACH GIRL IS USUALLY HERSELF, SO THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT PERSONALITIIES AND THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF DIFFERENT GIRLS WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES WHO HAVE BEEN MISS AMERICA. AFTER I WON MISS AMERICA I DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY INSTRUCTIONS AS TO WHAT I SHOULD BE LIKE. I'M JUST KYLENE. )) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=just Kylene.]


On October 16, 1978, she returned to a hero's welcome from her neighbors in Galax.
More than half of the city turned out.
W-D-B-J reporter Jeff Hirsh covered the festivities.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=When they]

((WHEN THEY WRITE THE HISTORY OF GALAX IT WILL PROBABLY BE HARD TO FIGURE OUT WHICH WAS A BIGGER MOMENT FOR THE CITY-- THE DAY KYLENE BARKER BECAME MISS AMERICA OR THE DAY SHE CAME HOME. )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=she came home.]


Barker travelled more than 300-thousand miles during her reign.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))








[Suites]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=nascar show tape]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some privilaged race fans will be sitting ten stories above the race track for today's event at the Martinsville Speedway.
As Mike Stevens tells us a new addition to the track was a locally owned production.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-April; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Frith/Frith Construction; :32]
[SUPER=19-Mike/Stevens;]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=worked very well]



[toss to bump][2-Hurricane-George]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Georges]


Hurricane Georges is threatening New Orleans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Florida Keys;]


Forecasters say the storm is packing top winds near 110 miles an hour and tropical storm force winds of 175 miles outward.
As a precaution, officials are urging more than a million people in southern Louisiana to leave their homes for safer areas.
Hotels are filling up as far away as Memphis and hospitals are being swamped with calls for people looking for shelter for sick and elderly relatives.
But hospital officials worry they'll need every available space for hurricane victims.
Hurricane warnings are up from Morgan City, Louisiana, to Panama City, Florida.
(------------)


[Missing-Student]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


All that State police know about a Virginia Tech students disappearance is that an employee of a nearby gas station remembers seeing him there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


24 year old Robert Kovach has not been seen since September 18th, but his abandoned car was found along U-S 19 on Wednesday.
(------------)
[Talent=Denise]


The area around the car does not show signs of foul play.

Kovach was believed to be heading north to Marion County to visit his parents. [Strickler]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-64 12:17]
[GRAPHIC=Tommy David Strickler]


The U-S Supreme Court will meet tommorow to discuss Tommy David Stricklers case.
Strickler was convicted of capital murder in the death of a James Madison University student.
The supreme court stayed his execution earlier this month so they can review the case and see if Strickler received a fair trial.
Eight documents concerning the prosecutions eyewitness were never revealed to Strickler's defense.
His lawyers say that Strickler might have been spared the death sentence if that information would have been available.

[11Giles-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Giles county man is dead after an accident yesterday on state route 730.
18 year old Jonathan Brooks Fullen died after his car ran off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.
Fullen was thrown out of the vehicle and killed.

[11-Henry-Street]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-54; 02:00:55]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The ninth annual Henry Street Heritage Festival took place at Elmwood Park in Downtown Roanoke yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Henry Street once had a number of black-owned businesses, including a hospital, dentistry and other professions.
The Harrison Museum of African-American Culture sponsored yesterdays event.
The museum's executive director says it's a celebration of Henry Street's historical past.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=14:46:07]
[IN Q=THERE ARE A LOT]

((ALETHA BOLDEN/EVENT ORGANIZER; THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO STILL REMEMBER HENRY STREET AND HOW IT USED TO BE. SO THIS IS A TIME TO CELEBRATE, NOT ONLY HENRY STREET BUT THE PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT. IT'S A TIME TO CELEBRATE THE CULTURE, THE MUSIC, THE FOOD AND THE WONDERFUL ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. SO WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Event Organizer;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=EVERY YEAR.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Bolden says more than 10-thousand people have attended the festival for at least the last two years.
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[11-Reading-Fest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-56; 51:43]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Young children are often eager to go play or watch cartoons..
But, what about reading a good book?
Roanoke city school officials were pushing the idea..
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

at their first ever "Reading Fest" yesterday at Valley View Mall It's part of a five year initiative called "Reved Up For Reading". Officials say the idea is to have all children reading at the appropriate level by the end of the third grade.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=10:23:43]
[IN Q=SO WE'RE DOING]

((PAMELA WHITE/READING RESOURCE SPECIALIST; SO WE'RE DOING ALL TYPES OF STRATEGIES AND HERE AGAIN IT GOES BACK TO THE PROGRAMS. JUST LIKE THE SAYING IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD, SO WE NEED TO INCLUDE OUR PARENTS, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR BUSINESS LEADERS ALSO IN THIS COMMITMENT TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO READ.))
[SUPER=01-Pamela White/Reading Resource Specialist;]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=TO READ.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

White says the program ties in with the Department of Education's recent push to reduce and prevent illiteracy.
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[60-Minutes]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=60-Minutes]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Is David Cash a bad samaritan? Cash chose not to help a seven year old girl who was assaulted and eventually murdered.
In his first television interview, Cash tells Ed Bradley he would NOT go back and do things differently even if he had the chance.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[10:31:26 Friday]
[IN Q=How could he have]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=is not a crime]

[double out]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=None]


You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.


[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


It's believed to be the biggest museum exhibit ever on the history of Virginia.
It's got to be big.
It covers more than 16-thousand years of history.
Ellen Qualls gives us a glimpse of "The Story of Virginia."
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[SOT]
[IN Q= run animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]




[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][Museum-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=WeekendAM]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#VA Profile#2]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=The earliest]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; :42]
[SUPER=01-Jim Kelly/Virginia Historical Society; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News7, Richmond.]


(( The earliest sign we've found that anyone made Virginia home was from 14-thousand B.C.
They didn't call it Virginia then.
But it's the beginning of "The Story of Virginia"-- a massive new exhibit that takes you through the smoke house ... to the Conestoga wagon... from the past to the present.
[nat sot tape 2 15:08:13 TOUCH SCREEN QUIZ ]

[runs:05]
The privately-run Virginia Historical Society has done its best to cram in everything from the legendary Pocahontas to the obscure German art of the Shenandoah Valley.
From the superstars and gilded moments as a birthplace of Democracy... to the burning crosses of the Klan and the whipping post of the days of slavery.
[sot STANDUP tape 2 15:03:20]

((IN 1888, RICHMOND BECAME THE FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO HAVE A FULLY OPERATIONAL ELECTRIC STREETCAR SYSTEM. BUT FOR ALL IT'S PROGRESSIVENESS, VIRGINIA STILL MADE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STAND IN THE BACK OF THE CAR.)) [runs:13]

[sot tape 1 14:53:59 civil war video]

((cannon boom. GRANT LAUNCHED HIS MIGHTY ARMY AGAINST LEE.)) [runs:04]
You expect the Civil War.
But have you thought about why coal mining in the southwest made Virginia's Tidewater ports world class?
[sot tape ONE 13:44:45]

((JIM KELLY/VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WE'VE COLLECTED A LOT OF THINGS EXPRESSLY FOR THIS EXHIBIT. IT ISN'T JUST A MATTER OF TAKING THINGS OUT OF STORAGE AND PUTTING THEM UP HERE. IT'S GOING OUT AND GETTING THINGS BECAUSE NOW WE KNEW WE WOULD HAVE THE SPACE TO DISPLAY THEM. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE'S A MARVELOUS, VERY LARGE, MOONSHINE STILL FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. AND WE NEVER HAD ONE BEFORE.)) [runs:21]

[sot tape ONE 13:50:09]

((JIM KELLY/VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THERE'S BEAUTIFUL BEYER PAINTINGS OF CHRISTIANSBURG AND OF SALEM FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE A VERY INTERESTING RELIGIOUS REVIVAL BANNER FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THE WHOLE STATE IS REPRESENTED HERE AND WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE IN YOUR VIEWING AREA WILL COME AND SEE THAT THIS IS THEIR HISTORY AS WELL.)) [runs:20]
The Story of Virginia is now a permanent exhibit.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Richmond.))
[toss to weather][2-HEADLINES]
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Hurricane Georges is rapidly heading toward New Orleans and threatens to wreak havoc on the city in a matter of hours.
Earlier this morning the storm's center was 200 miles southeast of the city, packing top winds near 110 miles-an-hour.
As a precaution, officials are urging more than a million people in southern Louisiana to leave their homes for safer areas. Hurrican warnings are up from Morgan City, Louisiana to Panama City Florida.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


Lewis Gale Medical Center held it's Third Annual "Walk to Remember yesterday in Salem. The event is held to pay tribute to babies that die before they have a chance to live. This year the program included a tree planting with ribbons tied to it as a memorial.

(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[graphic=none]

A Giles County man died in a one-car accident yesterday on State Route 730. Eighteen year old Jonathan Brooks Fullen died after his car ran off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.

Fullen was thrown from the vehicle and killed.

And that's what's making news on this Sunday .



[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=nascar show tape]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Vinton man is making a name for himself as a part of the Skittles racing team, though he doesn't spend much time at the track.
Kevin Meador drives all over the country meeting racing fans and promoting Ernie Irvan.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Meador/Skittles Show Car; :46]
[SUPER=01-Roanoke; ]
[RUNS=2:20]
[OUT Q=do your think of that]




[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Baltimore and Atlanta both get wins in the last weekend of the regular season in the majors.
Here are all the scores.
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[OUT Q=....last score."]
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