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Yugoslavia's president shows signs of compromise as NATO takes another step toward air strikes.
Virginia Tech students speak out about hate crimes against homosexuals as a young victim dies in Wyoming.
And the midnight oil may burn as Congress and the White House grapple with a budget.
News 7 is next.
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((THE SIXTEEN MEMBERS OF NATO HAVE VOTED TO GIVE OUR MILITARY COMMANDERS THE AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY OUT AIR STRIKES AGAINST SERBIA.))
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The authorization comes tonight- as the military readies itself for possible airstrikes.
While NATO is threatening strikes- it appears Yugoslav President Slobadan Milosovic has agreed to end his seven month repression of Ethnic Albanians.
But as Rick Jackson reports it may not be enough to stop NATO strikes which could come as early as this weekend.
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It was a clear message to serbian president slobodan milosevic-- veiled
only in official diplomacy...
JAVIER SOLANA/NATO SECRETARY GENERAL
JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO, THE NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL DECIDED TO ISSUE
ACTIVATION ORDERS-- FOR BOTH LIMITED AIR STRIKES AND A PHASED AIR CAMPAIGN IN YUGOSLAVIA.
The word came first from the nato secretary general...then was
re-inforced by president clinton who was in new york at a fund-raiser ...
CLINTON: THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY IS PREPARED TO ACT --- BUT AS I HAVE SAID
BEFORE... THAN THROUGH MILITARY ACTION.
NATO members have agreed to in essence give Milosevic more time... 96-hours to start to comply with what he is promising: to end the
repression of the ethnic albanians in kosovo and allow an international monitoring force in the region...
WIth memories of the past and an eye on the future... nato members are
remaining at least slightly hopeful.
EVEN AT THIS LAST HOUR, I STILL BELIEVE DIPLOMACY CAN SUCCEED AND THE USE OF MILITARY FORCE CAN BE AVOIDED.
CLINTON: COMMITMENTS ARE NOT COMPLIANCES.... BALKAN CEMETEARIES ARE
FILLED WITH PREVIOUS PROMISES.
Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic need only look toward the NATO forces readying around him ... for an indication of who will blink first
RICK JACKSON CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
Virginia Tech police tonight arrested yet ANOTHER Tech student for his alleged role in a drinking party involving a Roanoke exotic dancer.
22-year-old Michael Hampton Campbell turned himself over to authorities tonight.
Three others were arrested this morning.
That brings the total number of students arrested so far to five.
They're accused of refusing to let the young woman leave unless she agreed to do a striptease.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- Tech police say they intend to arrest at least one more student.
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22- year old Brian Eugene McLaughlin and 21- year old Mark Patrick Brensy were arrested at the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity on campus, where they live.
A short time later a third student, 19- year old Seth Ryan Marshall, was also taken into custody.
None indicated they wanted to talk.
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All three are accused of holding 19- year old Michelle Russell against her will inside the Tech fraternity.
Russell told police she was attempting to perform a dance routine in lingerie when the drinking party took a turn for the worse.
She says several of the men became angry and refused to let her and her escort leave unless she did a striptease.
Russell also claims one of the fraternity members exposed himself and then tried to remove her lingerie.
Sources say Virginia Tech police have confirmed the student's identity and plan to arrest him sometime this week.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN:THEY HAVE INDICATED THAT THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES, YET, OVER AND ABOVE THE ABDUCTION CHARGES THAT IS THEY WISH TO FURTHER PURSUE THE CHARGES OF ASSAULT. ))
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Tech officials say once the police investigation is complete...
They plan to determine whether the students should be allowed to remain at Virginia Tech.
They'll also be determining whether the fraternity should keep its charter.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, B'burg.))
Budget talks are going into the night in Washington.
Key Republicans are meeting with a White House team to try and work out a compromise.
One key stumbling block has been education- The President is demanding a plan that includes hiring more teachers and building more classrooms.
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((I ASKED CONGRESS TO HELP LOCAL COMMUNITIES REDUCE CLASS SIZE IN THE EARLY GRADES.))
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((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R-MAJORITY LEADER: SOME PROGRESS IS BEING MADE BUT IT'S FORWARD TWO BACK ONE.))
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House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he hopes to have a spending package on the House Floor by Wednesday.
Extra federal cash could help local schools.
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In Roanoke county, several projects are underway-
County schools plan to spend 120-million dollars on school construction.
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((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: WE NEED A HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH COUNTY. WE NEED A MIDDLE SCHOOL IN WEST COUNTY. WE NEED THIS SCHOOL THAT'S GOING UP BEHINDS US, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF MAJOR RENOVATIONS.))
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Burlington Elementary is undergoing a 2-million dollar renovation.
Both teachers and students say construction there would make the school a better place.
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((LELIA SULLENDER/FIRST-GRADE TEACHER: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. WE NEED MORE ROOM. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING A LOT OF NICE THINGS FROM THIS CONSTRUCTION. WE'RE GOING TO BE MORE MODERN. AND I THINK IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A GOOD CHANGE FOR US.))
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County school officials don't know how much money they might get from Congress -- if any at all.
But the schools would use every dollar Uncle Sam wants to give.
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The murder of a gay student from the University of Wyoming has outraged the nation.
21-year old Matthew Shepard died today- five days after he was brutally attacked.
Police say two men beat Shepard with a gun, tied him to a split rail fence and left him to die in near freezing temperatures.
Two men are charged- 21 year old Russell Henderson and 22 year old James McKinney face first degree murder charges.
The suspects' two girlfriends are also charged as accessories.
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((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE WORKING WITH THE STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO MAKE SURE JUSTICE IS DONE.))
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((JIM GHERINGER/WYOMING GOVERNOR: THE MESSAGE THAT NEEDS TO GO OUT IS THAT NO ONE IS ABove THE LAW THAT NO LIFE OR FREEDOM SHOULD BE TAKEN SIMPLY BECAUSE OF AN ACT OF PREJUDICE.))
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According to published reports, Shepard was targeted by his two assailants for making passes at one of them at a campus bar.
Shepard's death confirms for some Virginia Tech students that they may not be safe on or off campus.
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David Johnson was at the school earlier tonight and joins us with reaction.
Jean, some students are worried that because of their sexual orientation, they could be next.
And they say it tells them that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
(Rollcue: stay the same.)
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((Chris Baines is a member of the school's "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance".
Baines says he can empathize with Shepard.
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((CHRIS BAINES/ALLIANCE MEMBER; LIKE ON CAMPUS, SPECIFICALLY, I'M FINE. BUT BEING GAY AND GOING OFF CAMPUS HERE. I FEEL MUCH LIKE HE MUST HAVE GOING THROUGH WYOMING IN SOME PARTS. YOU WATCH YOUR BACK AND STUFF. THAT CROSSES MY MIND FROM TIME TO TIME.))
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Homosexuals on Tech's campus say victims of hate crimes today aren't protected much more than gays who were persecuted during the holocaust.
During World War II, hate crimes against gays in Germany were state -supported.
There are those who believe things have changed, but they say there are still parallels between then and now.
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((ERIKA MCENTARFER/GAY RIGHTS ADVOCATE; WE HAVEN'T REALLY MOVED THAT FAR FROM THAT SORT OF BACKLASH TODAY. AS GAYS BECOME MORE VISIBLE, THERE'S MORE SUPPORT FOR BACKLASH.))
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((CHRIS BAINES/ALLIANCE MEMBER; I THINK WE'VE GONE TO JUST GENERATIONAL HATE. THE PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED THAT CRIME TODAY, I THINK THEY'RE STILL GOING BY WHAT THEIR PARENTS TOLD THEM.))
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A holocaust expert says college campuses can partially protect themselves from hate crimes by the types of educational programs made available to students.
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((JOHN FOUT/HOLOCAUST HISTORIAN; I'M VERY PLEASED TO SEE THE TYPE OF MULTICULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAM THAT EXIST HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH. THOSE KINDS OF ROLES FOR THE STATE AND THE UNIVERSITIES ARE TERRIBLY SIGNIFICANT IN PREVENTING THESE KINDS OF HATE CRIMES.))
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The president of the school's homosexual alliance says there are several students who want to vent their frustration about Shepard's death.
They'll have their opportunity at a vigil and silent prayer which will be held on Tech's campus in protest of hate crimes.
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When the news returns, health officials warn that promising numbers can be deceiving when it comes to AIDS cases in Virginia.
And friends and family remember Hugh Finn -- whose life and death provoked a legal battle in the Commonwealth.
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((Hey Jean it's a big Monday night for local sports!
Donna Aandrews was swinging in the valley today, Tech sweeps this week's Big East awards, and a VMI freshman gets his props.
And the Skins says they once again place their trust in Gus.
All that and more tonight on News 7 sports.))
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A memorial service tonight for Hugh Finn-
Hundreds gathered at a Louisville church to pay tribute to the former television news anchor.
Finn's final weeks of life sparked a right to die battle- that divided his family and touched off a legal fight.
Finn was remembered as a kind intellectual man who often rode the bus to work to interact with the people in his community.
Hugh Finn was 44 years old.
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The protracted battle over Finn's life could have been avoided according to one local expert.
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Finn had told his wife he would NOT want to live in a coma, but the rest of his family was left in the dark.
Dr. Michael Gillette says putting your wishes in writing can eliminate much confusion and anger in the event you become terminally ill.
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((MICHAEL GILLETTE/MEDICAL ETHICS EXPERT: AND IF HALF THE KIDS THINK MOM WANTED ONE THING AND HALF THE KIDS THINK MOM WANTED SOMETHING ELSE, IT CAN RIP THE FAMILY APART WHEN THEY MAKE THESE DECISIONS, SO THIS IS FOR YOUR SAKE, BUT IT'S ALSO FOR THE SAKE OF THE PEOPLE YOU LEAVE BEHIND WHO ARE GOING TO BE STUCK WITH GUILTY FEELINGS, WITH DISAGREEMENTS, WITH ARGUMENTS, WITH ANGER.))
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Even if there's nothing in writing, state law allows family members to make medical decisions for you.
Gillette says it's important to let EVERYONE know how you feel.
The Virginia Department of Health reports a three percent decrease in AIDS cases in the state, this as a new federal report shows a 47-percent drop in AIDS deaths in the country.
But the AIDS Council of Western Virginia is warning people not to be lulled into a false sense of security.
The number of Virginians living with H-I-V and AIDS is still on the rise.
Eleven more HIV cases have been reported so far this year.
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((ROBERT MORROW/HIV PROGRAM MANAGER: I GET VERY WORRIED WHEN I HEAR THAT. PEOPLE SAY OH WELL IT'S NOT A PROBLEM ANYMORE AND WE STILL HAVE PERSONS TESTING POSITIVE, THAT MEANS IT IS STILL A PROBLEM.))
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Morrow says new AIDS medications and advanced treatments are getting most of the credit for the sharp decline in reported deaths.
Coming up later in the newscast--
Our video-of-the-day will take you to Key West Florida where the residents celebrate their roots in a very big way -- that will tickle the tummy.
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October starts a busy season for housing inspectors -- as residents notice the heat doesn't work, and repairs have not been made.
Residents of these Patton Avenue apartments called the city themselves.
Inspectors found ceiling leaks, broken heating, and doors that barely close.
They've given owner Elizabeth Burford and former landlord Bill Bratton a month to make repairs -- or go to court.
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((BILL BRATTON/FORMER LANDLORD: IF THERE WAS A HEATING PROBLEM WE ALWAYS TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEMS, SOMETIMES NOT AS EXPEDITIOUS AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN BUT WE ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEMS.))
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Now -- some problems may have been caused by residents.
Inspectors say for their own protection, landlords should ask for regular housing inspections.
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((DAN POLLACK/HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR:IT DOES GIVE THEM SOME EVIDENCE THAT AT A PARTICULAR TIME THIS PLACE WAS IN GOOD CONDITION. AFTER THAT IF THEY RENT IT TO A TENANT AND THE TENANT TEARS IT UP .... BUTT BUTT BUTT .... THEY'VE GOT SOME DOCUMENTATION THAT AN EXPERT THIRD PARTY LOOKED AT IT AND DETERMINED IT MET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BUILDING MAINTENANCE CODE.))
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Landlords are required by law to get a housing inspection before renting an apartment to a new tenant.
Two centuries of interest do not come cheap...
But George Washington's estate keepers aren't holding Washington and Lee accountable--althought the college is offering a payback.
In 17-94, George Washington gave a struggling Liberty Hall Academy a gift of 50-thousand dollars in stock of the James River Company, a gift that probably saved the young college from closing.
"Liberty Hall" survived to eventually become Washington and Lee, and as part of its 250th anniversary, the university will make what it calls "symbolic repayment" this weekend. W-and-L officials will present 50-thousand dollars to the caretakers of Mount Vernon, Washington's long-time home.
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The Jags and Fins meet for the first time, the Skins again will trucst in Gus, Tech and VMI get some awards, and we'll check in at UVa and at the Tee of for sight golf event.
But first in
tonight's extra point, Ernie Irvan was released from the hospital tonight after crashing his car in Sunday's Winston 500.
Irvan was coming out of turn number 1 on lap 136 when his Skittles Pontiac was tapped by Sterling Marlin. He would have been fine had Dick Trickle not T-boned his car on the passenger side.
Tests at Carraway Methodist Medical Center revealed nothing major was wrong with Irvan.
Now word yet on whether he will drive this Saturday night at Daytona.
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Fans of VMI football finally have something to cheer about this season.
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Today, the Keydets got word that freshman quarterback, number 16, Aaron Mitchell is the conference's freshman of the week.
The Virginia Beach native came off the bench Saturday and passed for 264 yards and led the team on two scoring drives.
VMI is at UT Chattanooga this coming Saturday.
The Virginia Cavaliers experienced some upward mobility in the national polls without even playing last weekend.
But against Ga. Tech this Saturday, Steve Mason says they'll not only have to play, but play well.
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Still to come on this Monday night, Lynchburg native
Donna Andrews was back in the state today, and fortunately for us she was in the Roanoke Valley.
We'll hear from her right after this break.
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The 17th Annual Tee Off For Sight Golf Tournament today at Hunting Hills featured home girl Donna Andrews.
Denise Allen has more on her return to the Commonwealth.
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((Donna Andrews is one of the LPGA's hottest golfers.
The Lynchburg native is third highest money maker this year and near the top of every other LPGA statistic.
This season of consistent play is a blessing after experiencing back trouble in '95.
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THe Tee Off For Sight Golf Tournament and clinic is one way Andrews gives back to the game and community.
The LPGA has formed Girls Clubs of America to help young female golfers around the country.
Andrews says many girls still have to play on the boys' golf team in high school just as she did.
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Andrews now makes her home in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and says while playing in the LPGA takes a lot of work, it's more fun than she ever imagined.
And that's what keeps her on the links.
Denise Allen News 7.))
In high school regional golf action today, William Byrd won the region three title with a 284 team total. The Terriers and Lord Botetourt move on to state play.
In region four, Martinsville won the title with Tazewell second.
The state will be played on the Dawgs home course.
Dessert lovers in Key West, Florida have gotten their piece of the pie.
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And what a pie it was. Residents celebrated their annual Island Roots festival by preparing and serving a seven foot diameter Key lime Pie.
The pie was made of 16 hundred Limes, 20 pounds of sugar, 360 eggs and 90 cans of sweetened condensed milk.
It was billed as "the World's Largest Key Lime Pie." It was so large it had to be cooked with a blow torch.
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