[Headlines]

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Boris Yeltsin and his Cabinet brace for huge anti-government demonstrations all across Russia today.
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And the exotic dancer who was allegedly held against her will at a Virginia Tech frat party, tells her story.
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[Radford-Vote]


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The new owners of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant successfully negotiated a new contract with employees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairlawn; :01]

Radford Arsenal union members decided to accept the terms of the deal offered by Alliant Techsystems. The plant employs an estimated 900 workers.
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :06]

880-of those are union members. More than two thirds of those who participated voted to accept the contract. There were some concerns about overtime and additional maintenance work, but union officials said there were enough incentives in the overall package to make the deal worthwhile.
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[SOT=19:37:27]
[IN Q=BOTH SIDES ARE]

((LUTHER WOOLWINE/LOCAL 3-495 PRESIDENT; BOTH SIDES ARE RELIEVED THAT WE HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT THAT WE FEEL WE CAN WORK WITH FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Luther Woolwine/Local 3-495 President;]
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[OUT Q=NEXT FOUR YEARS.]
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The new deal went into effect last night after midnight.

[E-Tech-Stripper]


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[TAPE#98-67 17:57]
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The exotic dancer who says she and her boyfriend were held against their will at a Virginia Tech fraternity is speaking out.
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[VO-NAT]


19-year old Michelle Russell was prepared to dance for a group of Tech professors.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;]


When she arrived in Blacksburg she found out she'd been hired by a Tech fraternity to dance at a drinking party with about 30 men.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They all]

((MICHELLE RUSSELL/EXOTIC DANCER: THEY ALL KEPT GETTING ROWDY AND KEPT DRINKING AND THROWING CANS ALL OVER THE FLOOR AND I THOUGHT THIS AIN'T COOL BUT I SAID I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING. ))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Russell/Exotic Dancer; :00]
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[OUT Q=keep going.]
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[VO-NAT]


Russell danced in lingerie and says when she refused to strip some of the men got angry.
She says one asked her to perform a sex act with a broom while another exposed himself and tried to take her clothes off.
Penny Wells is the office Manager for the Roanoke based Always Amber escort agency-- where Russell works.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't care]

((PENNY WELLS/ALWAYS AMBER OFFICE MGR.:I DON'T CARE IF YOU DANCE PROFESSIONALLY OR WHAT YOU DO YOUR BODY IS YOUR OWN AND YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY DON'T TOUCH ME. ))
[SUPER=01-Penny Wells/Always Amber Office Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:10 approx.]
[OUT Q=touch me.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;]


On Monday, Ryan Worch was arrested by Virginia Tech police and charged with two counts of abduction in connection with the incident.
Russell says Worch gave her boyfriend one hundred dollars for the couple to not tell police.
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[TAPE#=98-66 21:21]
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The emergency room at Carilion's Roanoke Community Hospital is still closed.
Though pregnant women getting ready to have a baby can still go there, anyone else with an emergency should head to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


That's because the Community emergency room is in the dark.
The power is out after Monday's fire.
That fire started in the boiler room and destroyed a transformer.
It will take at least two days to fix the damage and reopen the E-R.
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[SOT 11 10 22]
[IN Q=all emergency situations]

((BETH BALDWIN/CARILION SPOKESWOMAN: ALL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS SHOULD GO TO MEMORIAL. HOWEVER WE ARE ACCEPTING WOMEN HAVING THEIR BABIES. WOMEN IN LABOR CAN STILL COME TO COMMUNITY. WE DO HAVE A SPECIAL PEDIATRIC AREA SET UP AT MEMORIAL THAT WE USUALLY HAVE HERE AT COMMUNITY. SO ANY PEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES AT MEMORIAL WILL STILL GET THE SAME KIND OF CARE AT MEMORIAL THAT THEY GET HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman;]
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[OUT Q=GET HERE]
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[VO-NAT]


Nobody was hurt in Monday's fire.
Ten patients and 50 workers were evacuated.
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[MISSING-BOY]


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The couple accused of taking their malnourished toddler from state custody last month could be back in Utah soon to face kidnapping charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Billings, MT;]

[4:04:17]
Christopher and Kyndra Fink are a Montana jail and their two children are hospitalized.
They were found Monday after a two week run from authorities. [4:02:01]
Authorities say the parents believe their son David, is "the Christ Child", and were feeding him only lettuce and watermelon to keep him pure.
While on the run, Kyndra Fink gave birth to another boy.
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[SOT]

[4;04:59]
[IN Q=]

((ABEL ORTIZ/UTAH DEPT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES:WHENEVER WE HAVE CUSTODY OF ONE CHILD, OUR STATE STATUTE ALLOWS US AND REQUIRES US TO ASSESS ALL OF THE OTHER CHILDREN IN THE FAMILY, SO THE WORKER GOING UP THERE WILL ASSESS THAT CHILD'S NEEDS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THE NEWBORN CHILD". ))
[SUPER=01-Abel Ortiz/Utah Child and Family Services;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=with the newborn child.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say the Finks have waived extradition hearings and that Christopher Fink could return to Utah as early as today.
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[RUSSIA-PROTESTS]


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Plunging economic confidence is fueling what could be the largest protests in Russia's post-Soviet era.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Kemerovo, Russia;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=(nats of march)]
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[VO-NAT]


Millions of people are expected to take part today in strikes and protests calling for economic reform and the resignation of President Boris Yeltsin.
In the heart of Russia's mining region about 5-thousand workers demonstrated this morning, calling for early presidential elections.
Russians are coping with harsh economic conditions including a devalued currency and months without salary and pension payments.
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[1-Sports]


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In sports, a key matchup between two of Virginia's top girls basketball teams.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=this morning.]



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[TAPE#98-63 52:43]
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Virginia could face a billion dollar a year shortfall by the year 2001-- that's from a new, confidential report by the Virginia Business Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's about the estimated annual cost of Governor Gilmore's fully phased-in "no car tax" plan.
Partial refunds started this year.
The Governor remains unworried.
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[SOT 12:27:27]
[IN Q=We don't]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT DEFICIT SPENDING ANYWHERE UP THE ROAD. THERE'S NO REALITY I THINK THAT ATTACHES TO THAT. BUT LET'S LOOK AT THE REPORT AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS AND WHETHER IT'S CONSTRUCTIVE. WE'RE OPEN TO LISTENING TO ANY NEW IDEAS THAT COME FORWARD.))
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[OUT Q=come forward.]
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A Democratic state Senator who calls the Business Council "a very reputable group" says if the report's true:
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[SOT 12:33:22]
[IN Q=We're in trouble]

((SEN. BENNY LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: WE'RE IN TROUBLE. WE'RE IN TROUBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Benny Lambert/(D) Richmond; ]
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[OUT Q=in trouble.]
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The Business Council calls the situation "a fiscal paradox": growing state needs and shrinking revenue during a time of economic prosperity.

[E-Bedford-Grant]


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[TAPE#98-52 1:38:55]
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There are thousands of criminals out there trying to take advantage of children on the World Wide Web.
But one local law enforcement agency is taking the problem seriously.
Steve Smallshaw tells us what they're doing.
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[IN Q=For the past]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :23]
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[SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor; :54]
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[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]


(( For twelve hours each week, this Bedford County investigator's beat is the Internet.. a cyber- cop trying to flush out the pedophiles and pornographers who prey on unsuspecting children in chat rooms on the Web.
In twelve months, they've made eight arrests and identified dozens of other suspects across the country.
They've also confiscated ten thousand disturbing images of child pornography.
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[SOT 00:28:38]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: I DON'T THINK UNTIL YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS STUFF IS, YOU HAVE NO IDEA.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=have no idea.]
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[Standup ]
[IN Q=But possession of]

((But possession of those pictures is just a misdemeanor that carries a 500 dollar fine. Mike Brown hopes to convince area legislators that state child pornography laws need to be toughened, and a federal grant his department has received should help.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=grant should help.]


The money-- 200 thousand dollars worth-- will fund two full- time Internet investigators and help Bedford County become an educational resource for concerned parents.
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[SOT 00:41:33]
[IN Q=We don't want]

((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: WE DON'T WANT THESE PORNOGRAPHERS TO THINK WELL BEDFORD IS A SMALL TOWN, SEMI- RURAL, RAPIDLY BECOMING SUBURBAN, THAT THEY CAN DO IT HERE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ALERT TO IT.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=alert to it.]
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[IN Q=Criminals are]

((MIKE BROWN: CRIMINALS ARE RIDING THE CYBERSPACE AND WE'VE GOT TO RIDE RIGHT ALONG WITH THEM. WE'VE ACTUALLY GOT TO BE OUT IN FRONT OF THEM TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=going to do.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))[E-Drug-Taskforce]


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[TAPE#98-56 1:02:49]
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Cracking down on drugs is becoming more and more difficult for law enforcement officers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape;]


That's why Halifax County authorities are teaming up for a new Regional Narcotic Enforcement Task Force.
Drug raids like this one will be a part of the new intiative.
Most drug task forces in Virginia are combined efforts among several counties.
But this one is unique-- because its agents are only from Halifax County.
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[SOT 2:36:37-:51]
[IN Q=Due to the volume]

((RAY LINK: DUE TO THE VOLUME OF THE DRUG ARRESTS IN HALIFAX AND SOUTH BOSTON WE DECIDED TO ASK THE STATE POLICE IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER ALLOWING US TO HAVE OUR OWN TASK FORCE WHERE WE COULD ACCOMPLISH MORE IN THE LOCAL AREA AND WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE WORKING OUTSIDE IN OTHER COUNTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=in other counties.]
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The drug task force is made up of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the South Boston Police Department, State Police and Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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[Health-Check]


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[WRITER=chr]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, The F-D-A is considering approval of a drug that could help prevent breast cancer.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
A DRUG USED TO FIGHT THE AIDS VIRUS IS STRONGLY BEING CONSIDERED TO TREAT ANOTHER SERIOUS INFECTION -- HEPATITIS B.
VT=VO

((vo))
A FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ADVISORY PANEL IS RECOMMENDING THAT THE AGENCY APPROVE THE DRUG, EPIVIR, FOR HEPATITIS B PATIENTS.
ALSO KNOWN AS 3-T-C, EPIVIR HAS ALREADY BEEN EFFECTIVE AT SUPPRESSING H-I-V...
RESEARCHERS SAY IT CAN DO THE SAME AGAINST THE HEPATITIS B VIRUS.
AN ESTIMATED 350-MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE INFECTED WITH HEPATITIS B--
ABOUT A THIRD OF THEM GO ON TO DEVELOP POTENTIALLY FATAL LIVER DISEASE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE F-D-A IS ALSO CONSIDERING WHETHER TO APPROVE THE DRUG, TAMOXIFEN, FOR WOMEN AT HIGH RISK FOR DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER.
ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS IS TAMOXIFEN'S DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS-- SUCH AS BLOOD CLOTS AND UTERINE CANCER.
BUT A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAYS THE DRUG SEEMS TO WORK WELL WHEN GIVEN IN AMOUNTS MUCH SMALLER THAN THE USUAL DOSAGE.
RESEARCHERS THINK THAT MAY ALSO REDUCE THE RISK OF SIDE-EFFECTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
PEOPLE WITH ORGAN TRANSPLANTS ARE LIVING LONGER, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, NOT EVERYONE IN AMERICA HAS EASY ACCESS TO THE LIFE-SAVING PROCEDURE.
A STUDY BY THE UNITED NETWORK FOR ORGAN SHARING SAYS THERE HAS BEEN A 62-PERCENT RISE IN THE NUMBER OF TRANSPLANTS..
AND MORE THAN 91-PERCENT OF PATIENTS SURVIVE UP TO THREE YEARS AFTER THE OPERATION.
BUT A DIFFERENT STUDY FOUND THAT AFRICAN-AMERICANS, WOMEN, AND THE POOR WERE LESS LIKELY TO RECEIVE ORGANS--ESPECIALLY KIDNEYS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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


Roanoke County is ready to move into the next phase of development for its new high school.
School Officials have signed an option agreement on the Woods End property.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The House is preparing to vote tomorrow on whether to launch what would be the nation's third impeachment inquiry of a U-S president.
Lawmakers are expected to endorse the House Judiciary Committee's vote earlier this week.
It's expected as many as 50 Democrats will vote WITH the G-O-P plan.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


John Glenn made history when he became the first man to enter into space and now 36 years later Glenn will enter the frontiers of space once again as the oldest astronaut.
Glenn and six other crewmembers arrived at the Kennedy Space Center last night to prepare for the October 29th lift off of the space shuttle Discovery.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, October 7th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-School-Site]


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After weeks of negotiation, Roanoke County school officials have signed an option agreement on the Woods End property.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's the site the school board favors for a new south county high school.
The agreement signed yesterday will allow the county to perform the next phase of testing on the property.
Officials estimate it will take them ten to twelve weeks to determine if the site is suitable for construction of the new high school.
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[S-Home-Depot]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-61 1:02:13]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot]


Officials with Home Depot say property at Cave Spring Corners is a "bulls-eye site" for their second store in the area.
Recent controversy hasn't shaken their belief that the parcel is appropriate for the development they're planning.
At the same time, Joe Dashiell reports opponents may be close to challenging the project in court.
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[IN Q=The Home Depot]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :15]
[SUPER=01-Ed Ogletree/Real Estate Manager; :27]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :40]
[SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Cave Spring Citizens Group; :53]
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County]


((The new Home Depot on Hershberger Road is set to open October 22nd. Inside the home improvement superstore, products are stacked to the rafters... the aisles busy with employees preparing for their grand opening.
It's a scene the company hopes to repeat at Cave Spring Corner. And with another vote by the supervisors now one week away, store officials say the controversial location is the best south county site they can find.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=We think we're going to be able]

((WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO A REALLY GOOD JOB HERE. WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THIS PROPERTY AND WE THINK IF PEOPLE COME IN AND GIVE US A CHANCE TO SHOW WHAT WE KIND OF PEOPLE WE ARE, WHAT KIND OF MERCHANTS WE ARE, THEY WILL BE VERY GLAD THEY DID.))
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[OUT Q=very glad they did.]


Members of the Cave Spring Citizens group aren't persuaded... Now more than 700 members strong, the opponents claim pledges of close to 30- thousand dollars. Leaders are hoping the supervisors who have supported the development will change their minds.
[SOT DOUG BASHAM]
[IN Q=And I would like to be able]

((AND I WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO OPEN THEIR EYES AND REALIZE WHAT THEY'VE DONE, WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND CHANGE THEIR POSITION AND AVOID ANY FURTHER CONFRONTATION AND BATTLE. BUT IF ITS NECESSARY, THE CITIZENS OF SOUTHWEST COUNTY AND THE CITIZENS GROUP THAT'S BEEN FORMED WILL FIGHT TO THE VERY END.))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=fight to the very end.]


That fight may take the form of a legal challenge... that could come before the end of this week.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))[S-VML]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-59 1:16:07]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


State lawmakers say the Home Depot situation illustrates the need for voters to approve two constitutional amendments on the state ballot this fall.
SOME counties and cities are running out of space to develop, while others have space, but no money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The two amendments would allow cities, counties and towns to create regional industrial parks, sharing the cost, and the revenue.
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[SOT 10:53:26]
[IN Q=we are already]

((JOHN STROUD/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; WE ARE ALREADY SEEING STRAINS ON OUR LIMITED TAX BASE FOR EDUCATION, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, AND OTHER IMPORTANT SERVICES. WORKING WITH OTHER LOCALITIES WOULD GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND OUR TAX BASE AND GENERATE NEW REVENUES FOR THESE IMPORTANT PROJECTS. ))
[SUPER=01-John M. Stroud/Roanoke Chamber of Commerce;]
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[OUT Q=important projects]
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But they'll have to fight Governor Gilmore to get that opportunity.
The governor doesn't like the fact that the amendments give local governments the ability to raise taxes inside an industrial park without a public vote.


[E-Barta]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-70 19:01]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Representative Rick Boucher wants to extend the time limit for an impeachment inquiry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Monday;]


Yesterday Boucher, a Democrat, suggested postponing the deadline from November 25th to the end of the year.
He says the House Judiciary Committee can wrap up a full investigation of the President this year.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Radford Republican Joe Barta is fighting for Boucher's ninth district seat.
He says when the House of Representatives votes Thursday -- Boucher should ditch ANY deadline and instead support an open-ended investigation.
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[SOT 23:07:25]
[IN Q=Our message]

((JOE BARTA/(R) CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: OUR MESSAGE IS SIMPLE. MR. BOUCHER, DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR NATION AND OUR CHILDREN. STOP STONEWALLING ON BEHALF OF THIS PRESIDENT AND VOTE FOR A REAL IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Barta/(R) Congressional Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=real impeachment inquiry]
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[VO-NAT]


Boucher says he's not stonewalling -- in fact he says his proposed impeachment inquiry would start next week, instead of two weeks later as Republicans have proposed.
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[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!]


The big question on Capitol Hill is not whether the House will approve an open-ended impeachment inquiry tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The question is how many Democrats will go along with the Republican plan. Some Democrats facing tough re-election fights are expected to vote with the G-O-P.
The President, meantime, is still accusing Republicans of focusing on the Monica Lewinsky controversy...and ignoring issues like helping to fund the fight against the international financial crisis.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CLINTON: I HAVE TOLD CONGRESS WE CAN DEBATE HOW TO REFORM THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, BUT THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR REFUSING TO SUPPLY THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH WATER WHILE THE FIRE IS BURNING. ))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q= the fire is burning.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the G-O-P is charging that the White House is trying to divert attention from the scandal with threats of a government shutdown.
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[CITY-HALL-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


More details are emerging about yesterday's shooting that injured five people at City Hall in Riverside, California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riverside, CA;]


Police say a disgruntled former city employee barged into the city council lounge armed with a handgun.
He then locked the door, taking the mayor and council members hostage.
Police who heard shots fired were able to break into the room, where there was an exchange of gunfire.
The mayor, two city councilman and a police officer were wounded, the gunman also went down in the exchange of gunfire.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((MAYOR RON LOVERIDGE, SHOOTING VICTIM: "IT WAS SURREALISTIC. SOMETHING YOU'D SEE ON A MOVIE OR TELEVISION. AND YOU ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT LEAVE THAT ROOM, THAT THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN YOUR FINAL TESTIMONIAL... OF LYING ON THE FLOOR IN A SMALL ROOM BEHIND THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS." ))
[SUPER=01-Mayor Ron Loveridge/Shooting Victim; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=the council chambers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The most seriously wounded was a city councilman who is hospitalized in critical condition after undergoing surgery.


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[COMM #6]

((Archive:Fire Prevention))

[S-Pension-increase]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-60 1:09:05]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


The chairman of Roanoke's Pension Plan Board says the proposed increase in pension benefits is "outrageous" and unnecessary.
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[SOT 14:08:25]
[IN Q=To increase the]

((TO INCREASE THE PENSION IS SIMPLY THE WRONG THING TO DO. NO PROBLEM IN RECRUITING AND RETAINING EMPLOYEES HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED. WE HAVE THE BEST RETIREMENT PLAN OF ANY CITY IN VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Rob Tonkinson/Pension Board Chairman]
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[OUT Q=city in Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Though Tonkinson is certainly in a position to know, he said he was addressing the issue today as a "concerned citizen," not a pension board member.
He said this is a "grass roots" effort opposed to pension increases for city employees.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


City council takes up the issue later today.

[5-Mental-KOKAH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=598-24 1:24:26]
[GRAPHIC=Mental Health]

Children younger than 13 years old with a mental health problem are primarily sent to the Dejarnette Center in Staunton.
Adolescents receive care at Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Marion.
Both state hospitals far from Roanoke. Keeping Our Kids at Home is a community project sponsored by several different health agencies that offers alternatives to hospitalizing children suffering from mental illness.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Blue Ridge Community Services representatives spoke to lawmakers this morning in downtown Roanoke about continuing funding for the KOKAH project. The financial support has allowed the program to create staff positions and pay for outside help.
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[SOT 09 11 34]
[IN Q=We've been able to]

((MELISSA HAYS-SMITH/CHILD & ADOLESCENT DIRECTOR: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PURCHASE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SERVICES FROM LEWIS-GALE CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. ONE IS INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES AND THE OTHER IS DAY TREATMENT SERVICERS SO THEY CAN STAY WITH THEIR FAMILY AT NIGHT AND GO FOR THE TREATMENT DURING THE DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Melissa Hays-Smith/Child & Adolescent Director; ]
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[OUT Q=during the day]
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[VO-NAT]

[ub TWO SHOT 09 16 00] A study to evaluate the project's cost effectiveness is underway. KOKAH will be an example for other communities throughout Southwest Virginia to follow as cutbacks are made at state run facilities.
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[SOT 09 13 59]
[IN Q=If all those resources go away]

((MELISSA HAYS-SMITH/CHILD & ADOLESCENT DIRECTOR: IF ALL THOSE RESOURCES GO AWAY, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME WAY FOR COMMUNITITES TO SERVE THESE KIDS IN PSYCHIARTRIC CRISIS. PSYCHIATRIC CRTISIS ARE NOT GOING AWAY JUST BECAUSE YOU CLOSE BEDS.))
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[OUT Q=close beds]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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About 145-thousand dollars has been appropriated by the General Assembly for this fiscal year.

[Recall]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Copy]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you own a Chrysler, your car may be recalled- more than 840 thousand cars and vans in all are being recalled. The cars involved could roll away while they're in park.
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[VO-pinnacle]
Here are the vehicles involved:
They include 1995 through 98 Chrysler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus Models, and the 96 through 98 Plymouth Breeze and Chrysler Sebring models. [change pinnacle]
A separate recall covers 157 thousand Chrysler minivans, from the 96 and 97 model years. Factory-installed child seats with belts could malfunction and trap the child.
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[GLENN-ARRIVAL]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Senator and former Mercury 7 astronaut John Glenn arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida last night along with fellow crew members of the space shuttle Discovery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]


Discovery is scheduled to lift off October 29th, with Glenn and the six member crew for a nine-day research flight.


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[IN Q=]

(( CURT BROWN/SHUTTLE DISCOVERY MISSION:FOLKS OUT HERE HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB OF GETTING SHUTTLE DISCOVERY READY TO GO, WE'VE HAD A SHORT TIME LINE, AND WITH ALL THE HURRICANES IN THE GULF, MAYBE THEY'LL LEAVE US ALONE AND WE'LL BE READY TO GO LATER IN THE MONTH. ))
[SUPER=01-Curt Brown/Shuttle Discovery Mission;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=end of october.]
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[VO-NAT]


In 1962 Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth.
The 77 year old will once again enter the the history books as the world's oldest astronaut.
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[S-Halifax-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-55 1:26:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A long-time tradition in Halifax County is back for another year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston;]


This is the 88th year for the Halifax County Fair.
You can check out the rides, food, and fun for the next five days.
A sometimes forgotten but big part of the fair is the livestock.
Cows and their calves, chickens, and rabbits are all on exhibit.
Many folks look forward to the nightly entertertainment.
This year's Saturday headliner is country star Billy Ray Cyrus.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, David Wells and the Yankees continue their march through the postseason.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy once again]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=at five and eleven.]



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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
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After weeks of negotiation, Roanoke County school officials signed an agreement to purchase the Woods End property.


That's the site the school board favors for a new south county high school.
The next step is to perform more tests at the site.
That could take another ten to twelve weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Unionized employees at the Radford army ammunition plant will not go on strike.
More than two-thirds of the workers who participated voted to accept a new contract which went into effect just after midnight.
Some 880 of the plant's 900 employees are unionized.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Virginia Business Council says the state could face a big budget deficit by the year 2001-- as much as a billion dollars.
That's about the cost of Governor Gilmore's fully phased-in car tax elimination.
But the governor says there's nothing to indicate a move to deficit spending in the future.
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