NATO gives Yugoslavia four days to stick to its promise to end a crackdown in Kosovo or it face airstrikes.
And there are calls for swift justice following the death of a gay college student in Wyoming.
A few more CLOUDS and less FOG this morning, as compared to yesterday.
Otherwise, look for a similar temperature range this afternoon, warming into the lower 70s.
Our local forecast, plus a look at the rest of the nation, coming up.
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U-S Envoy Richard Holbrooke met again this morning with Slobodan Milosevic.
The Yugoslav President has agreed to end his seven-month repression of Kosovo Albanians.
But it may not be enough to stop NATO air strikes against his country.
Rick Jackson has the latest.
[SUPER=01-Javier Solana/NATO Secretary General; :07]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :42]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS NEW YORK.]
IT WAS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO SERBIAN PRESIDENT SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC-- VEILED
ONLY IN OFFICIAL DIPLOMACY...
SOT: 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 ...
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.
(PARAPHRASE) COMMITMENTS ARE NOT COMPLIANCES.... BALKAN CEMETARIES 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
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The fatal beating of a gay college student in Wyoming has heightened calls for new hate crime laws.
Twenty-one year old Matthew Shepard died yesterday, five days after being beaten and left tied to a fence.
Two suspects in the case now face first-degree murder charges.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Gov. Jim Gheringer/Wyoming; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:43]
[OUT Q= Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles]
Amidst cries of outrage and despite community prayer vigils, Matthew
Shepard a political sciene major at the University of Wyoming died while
on life support at a Colorado hospital. The 21-year old had been robbed
and beaten with a gun, tethered to a split rail fence and left to die in
near freezing temperatures outside Laramie, Wyoming. The victim of a
hate crime because he was openly gay.
The lead investigator says the two men charged for the attack 21-year
old Russell Arthur Henderson and 22-year old James McKinney now face
first degree murder--the suspects two girlfriends are also charged as
Civil rightsd groups across the country are pushing for the strongest
possible punishment. President Clinton is horrified by the attack
Attorney General Janet Reno said the death of Matthew Shepard is a
Janet Reno, Attorney General:
"The federal government will be working with state and local authorities
to make sure tat justice is done."
Wyoming's Governor Jim Gheringer (GEHR'-in-jur) is also calling for
renewed discussions about hate crimes legislation.
Gov. Jim Gheringer, Wyoming
"So I'm telling everyone to kind of take an arm's length view of this.
That this is not just focused on gay rights of sexual orientation or
anything such as that. This is a call to return to consicience to
evaluate people on their own merit."
Matthew Shepard had been in a coma since he was found Wednesday by a
passing bicyclist. According to published reports, Shepard was targeted
by his two assailants for making passes at one of them at a campus bar.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles))
Some Virginia Tech students say Shepard's death makes them fear for their safety because of their sexual orientation.
David Johnson was on campus yesterday and has this report.
[IN Q=Chris Baines is]
[SUPER=01-Chris Baines/Alliance Member; :08]
[SUPER=01-Erika McEntarfer/Gay Rights Advocate; :43]
[SUPER=01-John Fout/Holocaust Historian; 1:16]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7.]
((Chris Baines is a member of the school's "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alliance".
Baines says he can empathize with Shepard.
[IN Q=LIKE ON CAMPUS]
((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.))
[OUT Q=TIME TO TIME.]
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.
[IN Q=WE HAVEN'T REALLY]
((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.))
[OUT Q=FOR BACKLASH.]
[IN Q=I THINK WE'VE]
((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.))
[OUT Q=PARENTS TOLD THEM.]
A holocaust expert says college campuses can partially protect themselves from hate crimes by the types of educational programs made available to students.
[IN Q=I'M VERY PLEASED]
((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.))
[OUT Q=OF HATE CRIMES]
((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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In sports, the Jaguars use touchdowns in the opening and closing minutes of the game to beat the Dolphins in Jacksonville.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
[IN Q=Good morning]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]
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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=01-Karen Brooks/March of Dimes; :18]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]
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President Clinton says education and the environment are the two major obstacles still in the way of a budget deal.
But Congressional negotiators agree with the White House on one thing:
there has been real progress on reaching a compromise.
Talks resume this afternoon, and Congress hopes to have a bill on the House floor by tomorrow.
Jonathan Freed reports.
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:16]
[OUT Q=Jonathan Freed CBS NEWS Capitol Hill]
It was no holiday on Capitol Hill, as Members of Congress and a
delegation from the White House were meeting again to try and strike a
The new fiscal year began on October first...but there is still no
agreement on how to fund about a third of the government's operations.
The Democrats have been pushing hard for more money for education. The
President wants some six billion dollars to build new schools and hire a
hundred thousand more teachers.
CLINTON: I KNOW THERE IS AN ELECTION COMING...BUT
CONRESSMEN CAN GO HOME TO CAMPAIGN KNOWING THEY PUT PROGRESS AHEAD OF
PARTISANSHIP ON THE IMPORTANT ISSUE OF EDUCATION.
The President canceled a fundraising event in Florida on Tuesday...to
stay in Washington as the negotiations press on.
Unlike previous budget face-offs, this time, there are no heavy-handed
threats about a government shutdown.
SEN. TRENT LOTT/MAJORITY LEADER/R-MS.: SOME PROGRESS IS
BEING MADE, BUT LIKE MOST NEGOTIATIONS OF THIS TYPE, IT'S FORWARD TWO,
And that is partly why this is taking time...even though most lawmakers
are feeling the need to get it done and get back to their districts to
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): (NEW MEASURE)
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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[IN Q=we need]
((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.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Sup.;]
Burlington Elementary is undergoing a 2-million dollar renovation.
Both teachers and students say construction there would make the school a better place.
[SOT 12 42 29]
((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.))
[OUT Q=FOR US]
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.
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]
In medical news, the makers of herbal supplements are trying to fight their questionable medical reputations.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
(( GOOD MORNING.
THREE U-S SCIENTISTS WHO HELPED TO MAKE VIAGRA A HOUSEHOLD NAME.. ARE
NOW NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS.
ROBERT FURCHGOTT (FERCH'-gaht), FERID MURAD (fehr-EED' MYOOR'- ahd),
AND LOUIS IGNARRO WERE AWARDED 978-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THEIR WORK ON
NITRIC OXIDE-- A GAS LONG CONSIDERED TO BE MERELY AN AIR POLLUTANT.
THEY DISCOVERED THAT DRUGS WHICH TRIGGER THE RELEASE OF NITRIC OXIDE
IN THE BODY, IN TURN, RELAX VESSELS AND EASE BLOOD FLOW.
THIS FINDING NOT ONLY LEAD TO BETTER CARDIOVASCULAR TREATMENTS--
IT ALSO PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE CREATION OF THE WILDLY POPULAR
ANTI-IMPOTENCY DRUG, VIAGRA.
AND THE WINNING RESEARCHERS PREDICT NITRIC OXIDE COULD SOMEDAY BE
USED TO RELIEVE ASTHMA, HALT ARTHRITIS, AND FIGHT CANCER.//
THE MAKERS OF HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS ARE TAKING ON THEIR CRITICS BY
VENTURING INTO UNCHARTERED TERRITORY.
THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY HAS COME DOWN HARD ON THE HERBAL INDUSTRY FOR
PRESENTING LITTLE SCIENTIFIC PROOF TO BACK ITS PRODUCTS' OFTEN GLOWING
SO THESE COMPANIES ARE NOW TURNING TO PHARMACEUTICAL LABS.. IN AN
EFFORT TO PROVIDE CONCRETE EVIDENCE THAT THEIR REMEDIES DO IN FACT WORK.
THIS KIND OF TESTING COULD LEAD TO TOUGHER FEDERAL REGULATIONS OF
AND THE WORD DENTIST HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH THE WORD PAIN.
WELL, A NEW DEVICE AIMS TO CHANGE THAT VIEW.
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST APPROVED MILLENNIUM-- WHICH
WORKS LIKE A DRILL #EXCEPT# IT USES A SPRAY OF LASER-POWERED WATER TO
CUT TEETH AND REPAIR CAVATIES.
THE MAKER OF MILLENIUM SAYS THE DEVICE IS SO PAINLESS.. MOST PATIENTS
DON'T EVEN NEED ANESTHESIA.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
Police in Danville say a taxi driver whose throat was cut during a robbery has survived the attack.
The 52-year-old victim is hospitalized in stable condition this morning.
The White House and Congress still can't see eye-to-eye on education -- as they try to wrap up agreement on spending plans for the current fiscal year.
Still, negotiators hope to reach a deal by today or tomorrow.
The man whose case spurred a court battle over the right to die has been laid to rest in Kentucky.
Hugh Finn was buried yesterday in Louisville, where he lived with his wife and daughters until a 19-95 car accident left him in what doctors
said was a permanent vegetative state.
And one year after his death John Denver is remembered in California.
Fans held a memorial service for the singer near the sight where his plane went down in Monterey Bay.
And that's what's making news on this Tuesday October 13th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
Virginia Tech police 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 last night.
Three others were arrested yesterday 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.
[IN Q=22- year old ]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Week; :31]
[SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Virginia Tech Spokesman; :53]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, B'burg.]
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.
[IN Q=Not at ]
((NOT AT THIS TIME, MAAM. ))
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.
[IN Q=They have ]
((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. ))
[OUT Q=of assault.]
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.))
Hundreds gathered at a church in Louisville, Kentucky, last night to pay tribute to former television news anchor Hugh Finn.
Finn's final weeks of life 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."
[IN Q=I CALL TO]
(( READER:I CALL TO MANKIND...AM NOT CURIOUS ABOUT GOD. ))
[OUT Q=ABOUT GOD.]
The forty-four-year-old Finn 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.
[GRAPHIC=Right to Die]
The protracted battle over Finn's life has sparked new interest in living wills.
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
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.
[IN Q=And if half]
((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.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Gillette/Medical Ethics Expert; :00]
[OUT Q=with anger.]
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.
U-V-A Medical center officials have told a woman that she was given placental tissue instead of her miscarried fetus for burial.
A hospital spokeswoman said the woman was told about the mistake over the weekend.
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.
New drug treatments for AIDS are helping decrease the mortality rate for patients.
But local HIV health officials say those promising numbers can be deceiving.
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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[IN Q=I get real nervous]
((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.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Morrow/HIV Program Manager; ]
[OUT Q=exposed to HIV]
31 states report HIV separately. Virginia is one of 28 states which reports, by name, all HIV cases separately.
A Danville taxi driver is recovering from having his throat cut during a robbery.
Police say the driver picked up a man at a business yesterday and drove him to a residential area where the passenger pulled a knife robbed the driver.
The suspect then got behind the wheel, drove to another part of the city, cut the driver's throat and fled.
The driver crawled back into his cab and drove to a nearby market where he saw a police cruiser.
Police say the 52-year old victim is in stable condition.
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[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=01-Todd Wolfson/Executive Chef; :16]
[OUT Q= Mornin' coming up.]
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Housing inspectors are on the prowl in older Roanoke neighborhoods -- trying to fix the small problems before they explode.
Tina Tenret shows us what rights you have when your home is falling apart.
[IN Q=Peek inside]
[SUPER=01-Gracie Martin/Resident; :25]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bratton/Former Landlord; :44]
[SUPER=01-Dan Pollack/Housing Development Coord.; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Burford/New Owner; 1:50]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]
(( Peek inside these Patton Avenue apartments.
Doors let the cold in, ceiling leaks are loosely plastered, and residents say drawers have been broken for years.
A ceiling fan whines and threatens to crash.
[IN Q=That's not]
((TONYA SLADE/RESIDENT: THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT. THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT AT ALL. SQUEAK SQUEAK SQUEAK.))
Tenants blame the former landlord -- Bill Bratton.
[IN Q=No hot water]
((GRACIE MARTIN/RESIDENT: NO HOT WATER. AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT RIGHT BECAUSE WE SUPPOSED TO HAVE HOT WATER IN THESE APARTMENTS. I DIDN'T HAVE NO HOT WATER FOR A MONTH AND THAT'S HOW LONG IT TOOK HIM TO FIX THIS. AND LOOK, THAT'S WHERE THE CEILING FELL IN AND ...))
[OUT Q=FELL IN AND...]
Bricks are missing, windows rot, vinyl siding peels off.
Open crawlspaces invite the alley cats in.
[IN Q=We knew]
((BILL BRATTON/LANDLORD: WE KNEW THE SIDING IS OFF AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE INTEND TO FIX, BUT THE OTHER THINGS WE WERE NOT AWARE OF.))
[OUT Q=WERE NOT AWARE OF]
Careless tenants may have caused some of these problems.
But the city is holding Bill Bratton, and the new owner Elizabeth Burford, responsible.
They must make repairs by next month -- or the city will take them to court.
[IN Q=Now it's illegal]
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: NOW IT'S ILLEGAL FOR LANDLORDS TO RE-RENT AN APARTMENT WITHOUT A HOUSING INSPECTION. BUT WHAT CAN YOU DO WHEN YOUR PLACE IS CRUMBLING?))
[OUT Q=when your place is crumbling]
Housing inspectors say, first ask landlords to make repairs -- and get those requests in writing.
If that doesn't work -- call inspectors or file a lawsuit.
[IN Q=It's not]
((DAN POLLACK/HOUSING INSPECTOR: IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA FOR THEM TO JUST DECIDE, HEY I'M NOT GETTING REPAIRS MADE. I'M NOT GOING TO PAY MY RENT. THAT'S A REAL BAD IDEA AND CAN CAUSE THEM TO BE FORCED OUT OF THE APARTMENT.))
[OUT Q=OF THE APARTMENT]
Landlords can also ask for an inspection anytime -- to prove the home was shipshape before tenants arrived.
As for those Patton Avenue apartments?
The new owner has visions of grandeur.
[IN Q=I have renovated]
((ELIZABETH BURFORD/NEW OWNER: I HAVE RENOVATED PROPERTIES BEFORE AND WHEN I DO SO, I RENOVATE THEM SO THAT IF I WANTED TO LIVE THERE I COULD DO SO COMFORTABLY.))
[OUT Q=do so comfortably]
Housing inspectors intend to make sure of that.
Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))
It has been one year since singer John Denver died in a plane crash.
Last night his fans and friends remembered him.
((SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDER MAKES ME HAPPY. ))
[SUPER=03-Pacific Grove, CA;]
[OUT Q=makes me happy.]
Some 300 gathered to hold a candle light vigil, while pilots flew overhead.
The crowd gathered at 5:28, that's the exact moment Denver's small plane crashed off the coast of California.
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In sports, the Braves go on a scoring rampage in the eighth to keep their season alive in San Diego.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
[IN Q=Good morning]
[OUT Q=nice Tuesday.]
Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
Four more Virginia Tech fraternity members have been arrested in connection with a party that got out of hand.
That brings the total number of Phi Kappa Sigma members charged in the incident to five.
They're accused of holding an exotic dancer and her escort against their will because the dancer would not perform a striptease.
Virginia Tech police say there may be additional arrests.
A funeral service for Hugh Finn was held last night in Louisville, Kentucky.
Finn had been in a comatose state in a Northern Virginia nursing center for more than three years.
The final weeks of his life became a battle over the right to die, as Governor Gilmore and others battled to keep his family from removing his feeding tube.
Finn died eight days after the tube was removed.
And while Congress and the White House hash out a budget deal, local school officials hope some of the money earmarked for education comes their way.
Roanoke County schools alone are planning to spend 120-million dollars on school construction.
Though no one yet knows where the federal dollars will go local educators say they could use every penny Uncle Sam is willing to give.
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