[Headlines]

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President Clinton is bracing for today's House vote on whether to proceed with an impeachment inquiry.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And more controversy for the U-V-A Medical Center.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Impeachment-Inquiry]


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A historic day on Capitol Hill as the House votes whether to start an impeachment inquiry against President Clinton.

Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Rep. Dick Gephardt/House Minority Leader; :08]
[SUPER=01-Rep. James Moran/(D) Virginia; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Barney Frank/(D) Massachussetts; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Boehner/(R) Ohio; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Vic Fazio/(D) California; 1:29]
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(( IF THE VOTE BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WAS STRIKE ONE, DEMOCRATS KNEW TODAY'S VOTE BEFORE THE FULL HOUSE, WOULD BE STRIKE TWO.
(( SUPER: REP. DICK GEPHARDT//House Minority Leader)) "There's not a debate about - how it will be done."
AND BY WHOSE RULES -- SOMETHING SOME DEMOCRATS STRUGGLED TO PUT INTO WORDS.
"I continue to feel disappointed - that's a darn shame."
THERE WAS A FLURRY OF LAST MINUTE ACTIVITY ON CAPITOL HILL - EVEN IF MUCH OF IT WAS IN VAIN, INCLUDING EFFORTS BY THE PRESIDENT TO GENTLY ENCOURAGE THE PARTY FAITHFUL WHICH WAY TO VOTE.

(( CLINTON SOT ))

"I think the vote should be - clear statement there."
IF THE POLLS ARE ANY INDICATION - THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS READY FOR IT ALL TO END SOON. BUT EVEN DEMOCRATS SAY THAT JUST CAN'T BE - SOME ACTION ON KEN STARR'S REPORT HAS TO BE TAKEN - ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
(( SUPER: REP. BARNEY FRANK// D-MA ))
"He is the statutorily --- duly bound to consider it."


WHILE REPUBLICANS RATCHETED UP THE PRESSURE FOR THEIR OPEN
ENDED INQUIRY ---


(( SUPER: REP. JOHN BOEHNER//R-OH )) "This may be - will ever cast."
DEMOCRATS TRIED TO DOWNPLAY IT ALL AS SIMPLY A PRELUDE OF BIGGER THINGS TO COME.
SUPER: REP. VIC FAZIO//D-CA "The vote that comes next - really what we're talking about."
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))


[E-Clinton-Boucher]


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[TAPE#=98-68 11:13]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


President Clinton singled out Southwest Virginia yesterday while defending his administration.
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Clinton says the White House did not lead the effort to limit the impeachment inquiry - 9th district congressman Rick Boucher did.
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[SOT 14:53:19]
[IN Q=Keep in mind]

((KEEP IN MIND THE PROPOSAL TO ADVANCE WAS DEVELOPED ENTIRELY BY CONGRESSMAN BOUCHER FROM VIRGINIA, A MAN WHO COMES FROM A CONSERVATIVE RURAL DISTRICT WHO DEVELOPED IT ON HIS OWN AND FOUGHT FOR IT IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE..))
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Boucher's proposal to limit the investigation was voted down by the Judiciary Committee.



[UVA-Fetus]


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A new investigation of the University of Virginia Medical Center is underway after hospital officials realized the morgue mistakenly kept a fetus.
They sent the mother's placenta to the funeral home for burial instead.
Officials say they're having trouble locating the woman and she does NOT know about the mistake.
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[VO-NAT outside shot of hospital]

[cut from 98-63, 58, 45]
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Governor Gilmore sent the chief medical examiner to the hospital last week to review morgue policies.
Two infant girls were switched at the hospital in 1995 and in March, a mother was given the wrong remains after her infant died.
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[E-PBS-President]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-65 20:51]
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When you think of educational television, you may think of P-B-S.
Last Night, the president of P-B-S was in Danville for several special announcements.
Christy Hubley has the story.
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[IN Q=PBS-- the network that brings]
[SUPER=04-PBS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ervin Duggan/PBS President; :09]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :13]
[SUPER=01-Larry Dyer/Blue Ridge Public Television; :28]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( PBS--the network that brings you programs like "Reading Rainbow" and "Scientific American Frontiers"-- is growing.

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[SOT 6:16:40-:44]
[IN Q=We are healthy]

((ERVIN DUGGAN/PBS PRESIDENT: WE ARE HEALTHY, WE'RE APPRECIATED, AND WE'RE POISED FOR A TERRIFIC FUTURE.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=for a terrific future.]


A future in Southside Virginia.
At a special reception for PBS's president, Blue Ridge Public Television announced its plans to create a new interconnection.
It would allow interactive video and audio communication between Roanoke and Danville.
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[SOT 7:06:57-:05]
[IN Q=Blue Ridge Public Television]

((LARRY DYER/BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION COVERS SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE INTO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA FOR YOU.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=virginia for you.]


This will happen through a partnership with Averett College and Danville Community College.
But the partnership doesn't end there.
The three announced they are jointly working on a new documentary on tobacco-- a economic mainstay of Southside.
And they are developing a college-level program in broadcast technology.
Technology that keeps changing.
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[SOT 6:17:56-:12]
[IN Q=Viewers need to know]

((ERVIN DUGGAN/PBS PRESIDENT: VIEWERS NEED TO KNOW THAT PUBLIC TELEVISION IS THE ONE CORNER OF THE TELEVISION UNIVERSE THAT WILL USE THIS TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATION, FOR CULTURE, AND FOR CITIZENSHIP. EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT MERELY TO ENTERTAIN AND TO MAKE MONEY. WE'RE DOING IT TO SERVE HUMANITY.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=to serve humanity.]


Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[1-Sports]


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In sports, the Braves lose a wild one 3 to 2 in the tenth when San Diego's Ken Caminiti rips the game winning homerun far into the night. Those highlights coming up later in the show.
But first Mike Stevens joins us with the story of a bunt that saved the Indians.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy folks]
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[OUT Q=see ya in a bit.]



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The opening day at the murder trial of Willie Caldwell produced no new information about the fire that killed Caldwell's neighbors.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18]


The fire broke out within hours of the shooting on Gilmer Avenue.
Six people were killed.
There may be a connection between the two incidents, but no one has ever been charged in the arson.
Caldwell says the gun went off- -either accidentally- -or in the course of a struggle with the victim, Kevin Jones.
But witnesses made it sound more malicious.
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[IN Q=He said: "I shot]
((HE SAID, "I SHOT YOU, YOU MOTHER F-----. I'M GOING TO STAND HERE, AND I'M GOING TO WATCH YOU DIE."))
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[OUT Q=watch you die.]
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The trial resumes later today- -with a key witness for the Commonwealth. Caldwell remains free on bond.
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[S-Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-61 1:04:32]
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A Henry County woman accused of killing her baby wants to use her mental state as part of her defense against a murder charge.
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Lawyers for Sharon Alley want to introduce psychological evidence at her trial next month.
Alley is accused of stabbing her 8-month old daughter Brooke to death on Mother's Day.
At a motions hearing yesterday, the Commonwealth's Attorney said he wants Alley to be examined by his own expert.
The judge is expected to make a ruling by Monday.
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[Hazing-Law]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
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Three V-M-I cadets will face a trial now that a Rockbridge County judge has upheld the state's seldom used hazing law.
Circuit Judge George Honts made the ruling this week.
That means cadets Jonathan Gonzales, Thomas Michael Upshaw and Charles Travers Clemons will face a trial for striking a freshman on the buttocks with belts and coathangers.
No date has been set.


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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-66]
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Debbie Reynolds convinced a judge in Las Vegas to give her a default judgment against her husband, Roanoke developer Richard Hamlett.
He appealed, but lost.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]


After ten years of marriage, the two became embroiled in conflict over a casino they owned in 'Vegas.
She sued for divorce in 19-94. Hamlett failed to provide documents she wanted, so the judge entered a 2- and- a half million dollar judgment in her favor.
Last month the Nevada Supreme Court upheld that ruling.
And Last WEEK a bankruptcy trustee took control of Hamlett's assets- -until the case goes to trial- -probably sometime next year.

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[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-]
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Martinsville's city manager says he's making a good faith effort to pay back all the money he owes.
Earl Reynolds filed for personal bankrupty in August.
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[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


Yesterday he appeared in federal court in Danville for a creditors meeting-- to discuss the steps he'll take to get out of debt.
Reynolds owes between 100 and 500 thousand dollars to more than 20 different creditors.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Martinsville city council members stand behind Reynolds-- saying his personal money troubles do not reflect on his job performance.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, there's reason for encouragement in the fight against AIDS.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( GOOD MORNING.
NEW SIGNS THAT BETTER TREATMENTS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.. ARE MAKING A SIGNIFICANT DENT IN THE AIDS CRISIS.
VT=VO

((vo))
FIGURES SHOW THAT THE NUMBER OF AIDS-RELATED DEATHS IN THIS COUNTRY FELL BY 47-PERCENT LAST YEAR-- THE LOWEST IT'S BEEN SINCE THE GOVERNMENT BEGAN TRACKING THIS DATA IN 1987.
HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE DRAMATIC DECLINE IS DUE IN LARGE PART TO A GROUP OF POWERFUL DRUGS KNOWN AS PROTEASE INHIBITORS.
BUT EVEN THOUGH DEATH RATES ARE DOWN, EXPERTS SAY THE NUMBER OF NEW H-I-V INFECTIONS IS STILL ON THE RISE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
DEPRESSION STRIKES AN ESTIMATED ONE IN FIVE WOMEN, YET MANY DOCTORS SEEM TO BE IN TOTAL DENIAL ABOUT THE PROBLEM.
ACCORDING TO A STUDY DONE BY THE NATIONAL CENETR ON WOMEN AND AGING... 93-PERCENT OF THE WOMEN SURVEYED SAID THEY WOULD BE COMFORTABLE DISCUSSING EMOTIONAL ISSUES WITH THEIR DOCTORS.
BUT SURPRISINGLY, ONLY 41-PERCENT OF DOCTORS EVEN BROACH THE SUBJECT WITH THEIR FEMALE PATIENTS.
RESEARCHERS ARE ENCOURAGING PHYSICIANS TO TAKE THIS ISSUE MORE SERIOUSLY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT THE HUMAN TOUCH MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.. WHEN IT COMES TO CARING FOR A BAD BACK.
SEATTLE RESEARCHERS COMPARED CHIROPRATIC MEDICINE TO STANDARD TREATMENTS INVOLVING PAIN KILLERS AND SPECIAL EXERCISES.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT PATIENTS WHO SAW A CHIROPRATOR WERE SLIGHTLY MORE PLEASED.. THAN THOSE WHO RECEIVED ROUTINE CARE.
BACK-PAIN SUFFERERS WHO UNDERWENT PHYSICAL THERAPY.. WERE ALSO A BIT MORE SATISFIED WITH THEIR LEVEL OF CARE.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[On Record]
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[2-HEADLINES]
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[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


House Republicans have enough votes to make Bill Clinton only the third president in history to face an impeachment inquiry.
Democrats are nervous in advance of today's historic vote.
They know that conservative Democrats and those with tough election races could defect and support the open-ended inquiry.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Emergency Room at Community Hospital in Roanoke isn't expected to re-open until at least Sunday.
The E-R and much of the hospital's first two floors are still without power following Monday's fire in the boiler room.
The hospital is still able to treat woman in labor.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And it was a quick sell out yesterday for the season ending matchup between Virginia Tech and U-V-A.
Students who came up ended empty handed after waiting in line for several hours are complaining about the way the school distributes tickets.
They say after season ticket holders and Hokie club members get their tickets, there are only around 19-thousand left for students.
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[anchor=Melanie]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, October 8th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Impeachment-Inquiry]


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[WRITER=mel]
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Another decisive day for Bill Clinton and his presidency.. as the House votes on whether to go forward with an impeachment inquiry.
Republicans have enough votes but they want Democrat votes to show unity. Lee Cowan has the latest from Capitol Hill.
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[5:00:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Dick Gephardt/House Minority Leader; :08]
[SUPER=01-Rep. James Moran/(D) Virginia; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Barney Frank/(D) Massachussetts; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Boehner/(R) Ohio; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Vic Fazio/(D) California; 1:29]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; ]
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((IF THE VOTE BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WAS STRIKE ONE, DEMOCRATS KNEW TODAY'S VOTE BEFORE THE FULL HOUSE, WOULD BE STRIKE TWO.
(( SUPER: REP. DICK GEPHARDT//House Minority Leader)) "There's not a debate about - how it will be done."
AND BY WHOSE RULES -- SOMETHING SOME DEMOCRATS STRUGGLED TO PUT INTO WORDS.
"I continue to feel disappointed - that's a darn shame."
THERE WAS A FLURRY OF LAST MINUTE ACTIVITY ON CAPITOL HILL - EVEN IF MUCH OF IT WAS IN VAIN, INCLUDING EFFORTS BY THE PRESIDENT TO GENTLY ENCOURAGE THE PARTY FAITHFUL WHICH WAY TO VOTE.

(( CLINTON SOT ))

"I think the vote should be - clear statement there."
IF THE POLLS ARE ANY INDICATION - THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS READY FOR IT ALL TO END SOON. BUT EVEN DEMOCRATS SAY THAT JUST CAN'T BE - SOME ACTION ON KEN STARR'S REPORT HAS TO BE TAKEN - ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
(( SUPER: REP. BARNEY FRANK// D-MA ))
"He is the statutorily --- duly bound to consider it."


WHILE REPUBLICANS RATCHETED UP THE PRESSURE FOR THEIR OPEN
ENDED INQUIRY ---


(( SUPER: REP. JOHN BOEHNER//R-OH )) "This may be - will ever cast."
DEMOCRATS TRIED TO DOWNPLAY IT ALL AS SIMPLY A PRELUDE OF BIGGER THINGS TO COME.
SUPER: REP. VIC FAZIO//D-CA "The vote that comes next - really what we're talking about."
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS ))


[Goode-Inquiry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


At least one Virginia Democrat is deserting President Clinton.
The chief of staff for Fifth District Congressman Virgil Goode says Goode will vote FOR the Republican resolution to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Abingdon Democrat Rick Boucher plans to reintroduce the Democratic alternative plan to limit the inquiry.

[E-City-Council]


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[TAPE#=98-59 1:17:35]
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Roanoke City employees will be getting better pension benefits thanks to city council.
Joe Dashiell has more on yesterday's compromise vote.
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[IN Q=The city employees]
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[SUPER=01-James Fazio/Police Benevolent Association; :14]
[SUPER=01-Rob Tonkinson/Pension Board Chairman; :37]
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((The city employees who packed council chambers were seeking a fifteen percent increase in pension benefits.
What council ultimately approved was a five percent increase for employees who retire after January first.
[SOT JAMES FAZIO 17:08:41]
[IN Q=Obviously, there's some]

((JAMES FAZIO/POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: OBVIOUSLY THERE'S SOME DISAPPOINTMENT ON BOTH SIDES, BUT WE DO APPRECIATE WHAT WE GOT. THE WAY WE LOOK AT IT, SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING I GUESS.))
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[OUT Q=is better than nothing I guess.]


With a fund surplus fueled by robust investment income, groups representing firefighters and police officers argued that the increase was justified.
But others say the city's pension plan is already competitive... the increase unnecessary and potentially dangerous.
[SOT ROB TONKINSON 17:07:21]
[IN Q=I'm disappointed]

((ROB TONKINSON/PENSION BOARD CHAIRMAN: I'M DISAPPOINTED. I DON'T THINK THEY MADE A WISE DECISION HERE. IT'S CERTAINLY GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE OVER THE LONG HAUL.))
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[OUT Q=expensive over the long haul.]
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Council members have also raise the prospect of a cut in the real estate tax rate... but that will have to wait until they begin budget study for the next fiscal year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Hundreds of people marched on the Bedford courthouse yesterday-- protesting gun-related violence in their community.

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[SOT]
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((NO MORE VIOLENCE, NO MORE VIOLENCE..))
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[OUT Q=no more violence.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :05]


The rally was held in honor of 17-year old Jamelle Poindexter, the Liberty High School student who was shot to death last month.
Organizers say it's time to take a stand.
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[SOT 4:59:30]
[IN Q=You are drawing]

((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: YOU ARE DRAWING THE FOCUS ON YOUTH VIOLENCE AND GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR SOCIETY. YOU'RE DRAWING IT RIGHT HERE AT HOME. EACH OF YOU HERE TODAY WHO JOINED IN IS MAKING A CLEAR STATEMENT THAT WE WILL NOT SUCCUMB TO FORMS OF VIOLENCE AS A NATURAL PART OF LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Shelton/Bedford Mayor; :00]
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[OUT Q=part of life.]
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Shelton presented Poindexter's parents with a plaque commemorating their son's life.
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[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-63 53:33]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


It's now looking like Sunday is the earliest a Roanoke hospital can reopen its emergency room.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;]


Much of Community Hospital's first two floors are without power after Monday's electrical fire.
Yesterday Carilion said it is not sure when the power will come back.
There was extensive damage in the hospital's boiler room.
But there's no dollar estimate yet.
The hospital is still able to treat women in labor.
All other emergencies -- and surgeries -- are being sent to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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[E-Lake-Levels]


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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-52 1:42:04]
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This morning's rain is a big relief to boaters at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The water at Smith Mountain Lake has sunk almost three feet because of a lack of rain.
Boats are stuck in their slips -- or beached on sand that's usually underwater.
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[SOT 13:46:16]
[IN Q=I'd be careful]

((MARC DETOURNILLON/SHORELINE MARINA: I'D BE CAREFUL FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE ... NEED TO BE CAREFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Marc deTournillon/Shoreline Marina;]
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[OUT Q=needs to be careful]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials at the Smith Mountain Lake Dam say there's nothing they can do, except hope for rain.
The dam churns water OUT of the lake to create electricity.
Most of it is pumped back into the lake, but some goes downstream to support marine life.
Without rain, nothing refills Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SOT 11:35:43]
[IN Q=This situation]

((MIKE THACKER/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THIS SITUATION IS PRETTY MUCH NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Thacker/American Electric Power;]
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[OUT Q=time of year]
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[VO-NAT]


If the lake sinks three more feet, power company officials will ask the state's permission to stop funneling water downstream.
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[BRAVES]


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The San Diego Padres have taken game one of the National League pennant series beating the Braves in ten innings in a late-night game in Atlanta.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


Ken Caminiti blasted a one-out homer in the tenth inning to give San Diego a 3-to-2 win over Atlanta.
The game ran till nearly 2 a-m, after a two-hour rain delay.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Earlier Cleveland beat the Yankees 4 to 1 in 12 innings, to even up the American League series at one game apiece.
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A Radford University professor is literally "throwing" some of his students around the classroom. All in the name of learning self defense while making a name for the school. David Johnson explains.
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(( Dr. Jerry Beasley got into martial arts 32 years ago. The 47-year old Christiansburg native got his martial arts masters and doctorate degrees at Virginia Tech. The eighth degree black belt began passing on his skills and knowledge at Radford University in 1974. His goal, to have Radford set a standard in academic martial arts.
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((JERRY BEASLEY/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; WE'RE TRYING TO ELEVATE MARTIAL ARTS TO AN ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF. THAT'S THE IDEA.)) [RUNS07]
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Beasley has done that by conducting 20 martial arts summer camps since 1988. He's also written four books and he's been published in more than 100 articles. [Pre-Pro Here] One of which says RU may have the only legitimate martial arts curriculum in the nation. [Pre-Pro Out] And as he demonstrates the benefits of self defense, such as another way of keeping fit, Beasley also says allows people to escape their fears.
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((BEASLEY; IF A PERSON FEELS EMPOWERED, IF AS PERSON FEELS LIKE THEY CAN DEFEND THEMSELVES, THEN THEY TEND TO BE A LITTLE MORE EASY TO WORK WITH, LESS DEMANDING, BETTER PE0PLE.)) [RUNS12]
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[STAND-UP/16:29:33] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR JERRY BEASLEY? HE'S GOT ANOTHER BOOK IN THE WORKS, HIS FIFTH ON SELF DEFENSE. HE'S ALSO PREPARING FOR ANOTHER MARTIAL ARTS CAMP. HE SAYS IT'S PART OF HIS CONTINUING EFFORT TO MAKE RADFORD UNIVERSITY THE ONLY LEGITIMATE MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, RADFORD.)) [RUNS16]))

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[TAPE#=98-67]
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The season-ending football rivalry between Virginia Tech and U-V-A sold out shortly after tickets went on sale yesterday. And some students who waited in line several hours only to find out there were no more tickets available are unhappy with the system.
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They blame the problem on the way game tickets are distributed. Ticket office officials say about 33-thousand were purhcased by season ticket holders and Hokie Club members between May and July. That left 19-thousand for students. A fraternity is organizing an e-mail chain letter asking school officials to change the procedures.
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((JEFF HUMMEL/ALPHA KAPPA SI; EITHER CHANGE IT TO HOW SOME OF THE OTHER SCHOOLS MIGHT HAVE IT DONE WHERE TICKETS ARE GIVEN OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF FOOTBALL SEASON. REALIZING THAT IF THERE'S 25-THOUSAND STUDENTS AT A SCHOOL, RESERVE CLOSE TO 25-THOUSAND TICKETS, OR AT LEAST ENOUGH TO FILL UP THE STADIUM WITH MOSTLY STUDENTS AND THEN LET THE REST GO ON SALE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO SEE IT.))
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Tech officials say the ticket distribution policy has changed several times over the past decade. But they say the Tech-U-V-A rivalry traditionally sells out before some students get to buy tickets.
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In sports, Carolina quarterback Kerry Collins takes a step away from the starting lineup.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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An investigation of the University of Virginia Medical Center's morgue procedures is underway.
It comes after hospital officials discovered a fetus was mistakenly kept while the mother's placenta was sent to a funeral home for burial.
State medical examiner Marcella Fierro and police investigators were at the hospital last week, reviewing morgue practices.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Blue Ridge Public Television will build a telecommunications link between Roanoke and Danville.
Danville Community College and Averrett College will work with B-R-T-V on the project.
The three will also develop a documentary about tobacco and a college-level program in broadcasting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Roanoke city employees can thank city council for an increase in pension benefits, though it was not as much as many wanted.
Employees were asking for a 15-percent increase-- they ended up with five.
Supporters pointed to a fund surplus fueled by robust investment income as justification for the increase.
Opponents said the city's pension plan was already competetive.
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