[7E-Student-Death]

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Following the beating death of a gay college student in Wyoming, President Clinton is asking Congress to pass legislation that protects gays.
21-year old Matthew Shepard died yesterday... about five days after being beaten and left tied to a fence.
Some Virginia Tech students say Shepard's death makes them fear for their safety because of their sexual orientation. David Johnson has their reaction.
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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.)) [RUNS15]
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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.)) [RUNS14]
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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.)) [RUNS09]
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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.)) [RUNS17]
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[STAND-UP] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SEVERAL STUDENTS VOICED THEIR FRUSTRATION ABOUT SHEPARD'S DEATH. THE PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL'S HOMOSEXUAL ALLIANCE SAYS THEY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO VENT THAT FRUSTRATION AT A VIGIL AND SILENT PRAYER THAT WILL BE HELD TOMORROW IN PROTEST OF HATE CRIMES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.))))

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A woman was notified over the weekend that the fetus she received for burial from the U-V-A Medical Center was really placental tissue.
That's according to a hospital spokesperson.
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The hospital discovered the mistake last year when a routine inventory showed that the miscarried remains had been left in the morgue.
But the hospital was unable to locate the woman until last week.
Governor Gilmore sent the state's chief medical examiner and police investigators to review the hospital's morgue policies and procedures.
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
A pleasant and seasonable day ahead. Look for partly sunny skies, with some light winds, as temperatures rise into the mid-70s.
Breezy overnight, with some clouds. Expect lows to range from the upper-40s to the low-50s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 10/14/98
Wednesday:

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A 52-year old Danville taxi driver is hospitalized in stable condition after having his throat cut during a robbery yesterday.
Police say a passenger pulled a knife and robbed the driver before taking the cab to another part of the city, slitting the driver's throat, and fleeing the scene.
The victim was able to drive to a nearby market where he found police.

[45E-Tech-Dancer]


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Three more Virginia Tech students were arrested yesterday in connection with a frat party involving an exotic dancer.
That brings the total number of students arrested so far to five.
And Tech police say they intend to arrest one more.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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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. )) [RUNS:12]
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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.))

[45E-Education-Spending]


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The White House and Congress still can't see eye- to- eye on education spending -- as they try to wrap up agreement on spending plans for the current fiscal year. Still, negotiators hope to reach a deal today.
Extra federal dollars 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.
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Taking a look at the weather--
Today will be partly sunny, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
Partly cloudy skies tonight, with a light breeze.
Lows again falling to around 50.
As for the next few days, expect a mixture of sun and clouds, with highs around 70.
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In Louisville, Kentucky last night, hundreds of mourners remembered former television news anchor Hugh Finn.
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Finn's final weeks became a right-to-die battle that divided his family and touched off a legal fight in Virginia and federal courts.
Tributes at the service including the reading of a passage from one of Finn's Favorite books, Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."
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(( READER:I CALL TO MANKIND...AM NOT CURIOUS ABOUT GOD. ))
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The forty-four-year-old died October ninth, eight days after the removal of the feeding tube that had kept him alive for three years.
A March 19-95 car accident ruptured his aorta, causing irreversible brain damage.
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The issue of living wills has re- surfaced amid the controversy over whether to remove Finn's feeding tube.
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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.
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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.
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Local H-I-V health officials are warning people NOT to let their guard down, despite the drop in the number of AIDS deaths.
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The Aids Council of Western Virginia covers a 29 county region including Central, Southside and Southwest Virginia. The program's HIV Coordinator says the government's AIDS numbers can be misleading.
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((ROBERT MORROW/HIV PROGRAM MANAGER: THEN I GET REAL NERVOUS WHEN I HEAR, AIDS NUMBERS ARE DOWN AND AIDS DEATH ARE DOWN, BUT THE HIV RATES REMAIN THE SAME, OR REMAIN STABLE AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT PEOPLE ARE TESTING POSITIVE, THEY ARE CONTINUING TO BE EXPOSED TO HIV.))
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31 states report HIV separately. Virginia is one of 28 states which reports, by name, all HIV cases separately.

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A more than 200 year old investment can build up some hefty interest.
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.
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"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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Shifting gears now to the Tuesday forecast--
Becoming partly sunny, with winds out of the southwest today.
Look for highs in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows cooling to near 50.
And not much change ahead in the extended outlook, as high temperatures stay near 70.
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