[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


They've almost clinched a budget deal. White House and congressional negotiators are nearing the end of a 500 billion dollar budget fight.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Virginia convict is excuted for a crime he committed when he was a juvenile.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You'll need those jackets this morning, with temperatures in the 30s and 40s as you head out the door.
Look for cooler highs today in the 60s...with the possibility of scattered frost in areas again tonight.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Wright-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-71 8:26]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Death Penalty]


With the execution of Dwayne Allen Wright, Virginia has set a modern record for most executions in one year.
His death also marks the first execution of a juvenile offender in the state in six decades.
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[VO-NAT]


Wright was put to death lsat night for a murder and attempted rape he committed in Fairfax when he was just 17.
He also committed two other murders just days before, for which he did not receive the death sentence.
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But death penalty opponents at a State Capitol rally yesterday blasted the state for failing a brain damaged man, who as a teen was turned loose from a mental hospital because of mismanagement.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore declined to intervene, saying Wright was NOT a child, nor was he a model prisoner.
In prison, he was found with a homemade knife in his cell and had assaulted other prisoners.
In 1989, Wright chased down and shot his final victim, an Ethiopian woman named Saba Tekle.
Wright died by lethal injection at 9-15 P-M.


[S-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-64 33:53]
[GRAPHIC=Cressell]


Emmit Cressell can't get a fair trial in Grayson County
That's what his attornies will likely argue in court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


Jury selection is set to begin in two weeks for the capital murder suspect.
The issue of moving the trial should be taken up in court later today.
Cressell's attorneys are asking for a change of venue because of intense media publicity surrounding their client's case, as well as that of co-defendant Louis Ceparano.
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[Danville-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The mother of an infant who died after being locked in a car for hours will not face criminal charges.
A grand jury in Danville yesterday decided Pamela Walton should not be held criminally accountable for the death of her son Zakary.
The eight-month old was left in his mother's car in July while she was at work.
She apparently forgot to drop the boy off at daycare that morning.
An autopsy showed Zakary died of hyperthermia.

Danville police say now they consider this case closed.[E-Bluefield-Beating]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-66]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The internal investigation into whether excessive force by Bluefield West Virginia police officers paralyzed a local man is over.
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[VO-NAT]


20-year old Robbie Ellison was injured last month during an altercation with officers.
[SUPER=03-Bluefield, WV/Last Week;]


Ellison told family members police slammed his head on the trunk of a car and knocked him to the ground.
But the police investigation maintains one of the officers fell on top of Ellison while trying to bring him under control, and that's what caused the injuries.
The F-B-I is conducting its own investigation.
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[Floyd-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-67 TC25:41]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


A Floyd sewing plant announced yesterday it is laying off about 160-workers in mid-December.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd;]

Floyd's "Cross Creek Apparel" facility is shutting down after six years of business. In a statement, officials say employees will be offered jobs at other Cross Creek Apparel facilities as the work becomes available. Those not able to transfer will receive severance packages. Workers hope that will be enough to pay the bills and buy Christmas presents.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=18:11:19 - 18:12:34]
[IN Q=WE GET A SEVERANCE]

((CARY QUESENBERRY/PRODUCTION WORKER; WE GET A SEVERANCE PACKAGE AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL FIND SOMETHING SOON AFTERWARDS.))

((Do you think the severance packages will help you get through until you do get another job? MELISSA MENGELT/PRODUCTION WORKER; YEAH, I HOPE SO.))
[SUPER=01-Cary Quesenberry/Production Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Mengelt/Production Worker; :09]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=I HOPE SO.]
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[VO-NAT]

Cross Creek also plans to provide a job replacement program with funding for relocation and retraining. The company is also seeking a replacement employer for the Floyd facility. The North Carolina-based company manufactures apparel for department and specialty stores.
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[BUDGET]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Budget]


After differing on hundreds of issues, White House and Congressional negotiators say they've agreed on a new federal budget with a 500 milliond dollar price tag.
Last minute details should be worked out today.
Speaker Newt Gingrich says that the budget will include the first peace time increase in defense spending since 1985.
It will also include more money to fight the war on drugs.
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[SOT]

[4:02:53-4:03:08]
[IN Q=]

((IT WILL INCLUDE SUBSTANTIAL...NEW AUTHORITY AND NEW POWER. ))
[SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) Speaker of the House;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=NEW AUTHORITY AND NEW POWER. ]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


G-O-P Leaders agreed to give President Clinton the billion dollars he wanted to hire more teachers..but rejected his demand for money to build new schools.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, it's been fourteen years in the making, and now the Padres are on their way back to the World Series.


Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=later this morning.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-8]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
(I'll call for interview)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=well I have]
[SUPER=01-Debroah McCleod/Independent Curator; :00]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :41]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=rumble among themselves]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Art))

[E-Earley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-61 1:10:30]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


Attorney general Mark Earley is calling on the state's school superintendents to make their schools a safe place to learn.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Earley was in Lynchburg yesterday to address the annual convention of Virginia's school superintendents.
He says educators need to be more pro- active to prevent violence in the classroom.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:36:30]
[IN Q=Kids are at]

((MARK EARLEY/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: KIDS ARE AT RISK REALLY TODAY IN ANY PLACE IN SOCIETY, DEPENDING ON THE KIND OF NURTURING AND GUIDANCE AND ENVIRONMENT THEY'RE IN. SCHOOLS ARE NO DIFFERENT SO I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT NOT JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE STUDENTS BUT IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE SAKE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A CONFIDENCE THAT OUR SCHOOLS ARE AS SAFE AS THEY CAN BE.))
[SUPER=@Earley; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=as they can be.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earley suggests educators establish strong discipline guidelines, employ school resource officers and get parents involved in the education process.
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[S-State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-59 1:27:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's like when the police gave away Redskins tickets to wanted fugitives, and they actually showed up for "the game" only to be arrested.
That's what Virginia State Police are saying about the 141 fugitive felons in Virginia who let the state know where they were by applying for food stamps.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


It's part of "Operation Talon," a joint state and local effort with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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[SOT 09;47:35]
[IN Q=I suppose]

((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: I SUPPOSE IT'S SOMEWHAT AMUSING. NO IT'S NOT EVEN AMUSING. IT'S SAD.))
[sot 09:38:41]

((ROGER VIADERO/USDA INSPECTOR GENERAL: WE'VE GOTTEN SOME PEOPLE OFF THE STREET FOR YOU. AND WE'VE SAVED A LOT OF TAX DOLLARS FOR YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Virginia State Police;]
[SUPER=01-Roger Viadero/USDA Inspector General; :06]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=dollars for you.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Virginia still ranks among the highest in the nation in food stamp fraud overall.
New state enforcement offices are expected to open early next year to try to turn that around.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, a new method is being used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
ELECTRICAL STIMULATION COULD BOOST A COMMON TREATMENT FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASE--
VT=VO

((vo))
FRENCH RESEARCHERS IMPLANTED ELECTRODES IN THE BRAINS OF PARKINSON'S PATIENTS.. WHO WERE ALSO GIVEN A DRUG TO TREAT SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE--SUCH AS TREMBLING AND STIFFNESS.
THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE ELECTRODES IMPROVED THE DRUG'S OVERALL PERFORMANCE-- AND EVEN CONTINUED TO HELP PATIENTS WHEN THE MEDICATION WORE OFF.//
VT=VO

((vo))
IF YOUR CHILD SUFFERS FROM CHRONIC CONSTIPATION, MILK COULD BE THE CULPRIT.
A REPORT IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE LOOKED AT 65 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 6.. WITH CHRONIC CONSTIPATION.
ALL OF THEM HAD BEEN DRINKING COW'S MILK, OR EATING OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS.
RESEARCHERS SAY TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE KIDS SAW AN IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR CONDITION... WHEN THEY BEGAN DRINKING SOY MILK.
BUT DOCTORS SAY PARENTS SHOULD BE AWARE OF OTHER FACTORS THAT COULD BE CAUSING THE PROBLEM.//
VT=VO

((vo))
DO THESE SIGHTS OF THE UPCOMING SEASON GET YOU DOWN.
WELL, IT'S CALLED THE WINTER BLUES... AND IT CAN START SETTING IN BY LATE AUTUMN.
BUT DOCTORS SAY WINTER'S DECREASE IN DAYLIGHT CAN TRIGGER MAJOR DEPRESSION IN SOME PEOPLE.
NOW, A SERIES OF NEW STUDIES IS BACKING EARLIER FINDINGS THAT SHOW LIGHT TREATMENT CAN HELP PATIENTS OVERCOME THEIR DEPRESSION.
RESEARCHERS SAY MOST PATIENTS WHO RECEIEVED DOSES OF BRIGHT LIGHT IN THE MORNING.. REPORTED FEELING HAPPIER.
THE STUDIES WERE RELEASED IN THE ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY.
AND THAT IS OUR LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NY.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Atkinson/Olin Hall Gallery Curator;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

((Archive:Art)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4050; Headline Banner]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Close to two hundred workers are losing their jobs in Floyd County.
Cross Creek Apparel is closing in December.
Some workers may be able to transfer to the company's other operations or will be offered severance packages.


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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Talks between Israel and the Palestinians begin at the White House today on the issue of West Bank troop withdrawals.
After this morning's session, negotiations will move to a secluded resort on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And Actress Ellen DeGeneres joined Congressional leaders and hundreds of others who gathered in front of the U-S Capitol Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil.
They mourned the death of a gay University of Wyoming student and urged Congress to pass a stalled hate crimes bill before adjourning next week.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday October 15th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Floyd-Closing]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-67 TC23:00]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]

A Floyd sewing plant is closing in about two months, putting 160-workers out of work just before the holiday season. The announcement came yesterday. David Johnson reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Any production worker]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cary Quesenberry/Production Employee; :18--QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Melissa Mengelt/Production Employee; :40]
[SUPER=@David1; :48]
[SUPER=@file; :55]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Floyd.]

(( Any production worker at Cross Creek Apparel will tell you quickly that this sign is definitely misleading. Employees have just found out they have about two months before they're laid off from work.
[SOT=18:11:53]
[IN Q=WE KNEW IT]

((MELISSA MENGELT/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE; WE KNEW IT WAS COMING BUT WE WERE ALL KIND OF SURPRISED THAT IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=]
[SOT=18:10:24]
[IN Q=IT WAS]

((CARY QUESENBERRY/PRODUCTION EMPLOYEE; IT WAS DEVASTATING TO ALL OF US.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=ALL OF US.]

Floyd's operation of the North Carolina-based company is closing in mid-December. According to a statement from the owner, the company is downsizing its domestic sewing capacity to create a manufacturing structure to compete in the global economy. Melissa Mengelt says the owner is not making a good name for himself in Floyd.
[SOT=18:12:29]
[IN Q=PANNELL WAS OVER]

((MENGELT; PANNELL WAS OVER THERE WHEN HE TOOK OVER AND IT SHUT DOWN. I DON'T KNOW, IT MIGHT BE JUST A COINCIDENCE.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=JUST A COINCIDENCE.]

[STAND-UP/18:35:10] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ALTHOUGH EMPLOYEES ARE BEING LAID OFF JUST TWO WEEKS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, IT WOULD APPEAR THE COMPANY IS NOT LEAVING THEM COMPLETELY IN THE COLD.)) [RUNS07] Floyd employees will be considered for jobs at other Cross Creek operations. Those unable to transfer will be offered severance packages. With a limited number of places in Floyd to employ that many people for the amount of pay they make, workers hope management makes good on its word.
[SOT=18:12:56]
[IN Q=I MIGHT GO]

((MENGELT; I MIGHT GO BACK TO SCHOOL. THEY SAID THEY WOULD HELP, THAT THEY WOULD HELP US FIND A NEW JOB. SO MAYBE THAT WILL HELP US.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=WILL HELP US.]

With the holidays and winter just around the corner from when they are laid off, employees hope that assistance comes quickly. David Johnson, News7, Floyd.))

[Dead-Deer]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


At least 15 deer have turned up dead in the Fort Chiswell area of Wythe County.
The deer had hemorrhaging in their lungs and heart muscles and some in their trachea.
Officials with the Department of Game and Inland fisheries believe a virus is to blame...
But they're running tests to determine the exact cause.
They say the deer do NOT pose a threat to humans or livestock.




[E-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:00:26]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot Rezoning]


Roanoke County may have given the go-ahead for a new Home Depot, but the company says a final decision may still be weeks away.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A study of traffic near the Home Depot site should be completed soon, and submitted to the Virginia Department of Transportation for its review.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:02:35]
[IN Q=What takes place]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VA. DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION: WHAT TAKES PLACE ON THE PROPERTY IS NOT VDOT'S PURVIEW, BUT THE EFFECT ON THE ROAD SYSTEM CERTAINLY IS OF INTEREST TO US. WE WANT TO INSURE THAT OUR HIGHWAYS ARE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO USE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=all of the people who use them.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Opponents of the project have filed a lawsuit against the Roanoke County Supervisors.
The county's response is due by early November.

[E-Hospital-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-52 1:55:23]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


It will be sometime next week before there's any definitive word about when the first two floors of Roanoke Community Hospital will reopen.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;]


Those two floors, including the emergency room, have been closed since last Monday's electrical fire.
Today, electricians will start testing each of the six-thousand burned out electrical circuits.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:34:34 tc]
[IN Q=we're making it]

((MICHAEL BALLANTYNE/CARILION VICE PRESIDENT: WE'RE MAKING IT AS PAINSTAKING AS POSSIBLE. WE WANT TO BE ABSOLUTELY SURE THAT PRIMARY POWER AND THE EMERGENCY POWER BACKUP IS ABLE TO SUPPORT CLINICAL FUNCTIONS IN THE HOSPITAL.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Ballantyne/Carilion Vice President;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=THE HOSPITAL]
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[VO-NAT]


Pregnant women can still get treatment at Community Hospital.
All other emergencies are being sent to Roanoke Memorial.
Carilion is repeating its pledge that no one who needs medical attention will be denied proper care.
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[HIGH-SCHOOL-RAPE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Instead of starting college, a former high school class president from suburban Detroit is beginning a four and a half month prison sentence.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]

[4:09:03]
In a case that caputured national attention and rocked the affluent commuinty of Grosse Pointe Woods, 18-year old Daniel Granger was sentenced for having sex with several 14-year old freshman girls.
The incident happened at Granger's House.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DANIEL GRANGER: "YOUR HONOR MY ACTIONS WERE WRONG, WRONG, WRONG.BECAUSE I AS WELL AS THESE YOUNG LADIES ENGAGED IN AN ACTIVITY WHICH TOOK PART OF OURSELVES WE CAN NEVER GET BACK." ))
[SUPER=07-Daniel Granger;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=we can never get back;]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Instead of risking a trial and a possible 15-year prison sentence for raping three freshmen girls- Granger and three classmates plea-bargained to conspiracy to contribute to the delinquency of a minor.
(----------------)


[MIDEAST-PEACE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Mid East Peace]


Palestinean leader Yassir Arafat arrived is in Washington this morning for the summitt in search of mid-east peace.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


He'll face demands from Israel's prime minister to accept a cut security forces before israel will agree to pull more troops out of the occupied west bank.
Both leaders meet with President Clinton at the white house today before heading to the summit site in Maryland tomorrow.
(----------------)


[Birthdays]
[SS=none]
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[SOT ]
[in-Q=thur]
[RUNS=:53]
[out=back to you.]




[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Atkinson/Olin Hall Gallery Curator;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Art))

[STUDENT-ATTACK]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


The University of Wyoming student beaten to death reportedly because he was gay will be buried tomorrow.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:13:05]
Hundreds gathered in front of the U-S Capitol last night to mourn the death of Matthew Shepherd.
His death has become a rallying point for gays and lesbians nationwide seeking state and federal legislation to protect them from discrimination.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:15:16-29]
[IN Q=]

((I AM BEGGING HETERSEXUALS TO SEE THIS AS A WAKE UP CALL...OR WHO YOU ARE. ))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Degeneres/Actress;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=OR WHO YOU ARE.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Those at the Vigil urged Congress to pass a stalled hate crimes bill before adjourning next week.
A hate crimes bill introduced in Congress this year would broaden existing law to cover offenses motivated by a person's gender, disability and sexual orientation.
(----------------)


[E-Gay-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-68 25:11]
[GRAPHIC=Hate Crime]


Virginia Tech students lit candles and lifted voices in memory of Matthew Sheppard after his violent death.
(//////SOT//////)

[NAT-SOUND OF SINGING]
[RUNS=:08]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Members of the school's homosexual alliance and others paid homage to Matthew Shepard through song, poetry and testimonials.
Last night's vigil comes 2 days after Shepard's death.
The candlelighting was followed by a silent prayer to protest hate crimes everywhere.
(------------)



[RUDOLPH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The suspect in a nationwide manhunt is now wanted for setting off the bomb that shook the Atlanta Olympics.
Sources tell C-B-S news federal investigators have four witnesses who will swear Eric Rudolph called 9-1-1 with a warning just before the Olympic park blast that left two people dead in 19-96.
Rudolph is also wanted for two other bombings in Atlanta.
Lee Cowan reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:18:10]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General; :20]
[SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director; 1:10 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Woody Enderson/Southeast Bomb Task Force; 1:29 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Charlotte]

(( ONE OF THE FBI'S MOST WANTED, AND MOST ELUSIVE FUGITIVES IS NOW WANTED FOR EVEN MORE.
"Now we are taking another step forward."
A STEP THAT NOW CATAPULTS ERIC ROBERT RUDOLPH INTO A DIFFERENT CLASS - NOT SIMPLY A LONE BOMBER, BUT A SUSPECTED SERIAL BOMBER WITH A MILLION DOLLAR PRICE ON HIS HEAD.
JANET RENO//U-S ATTORNEY GENERAL: 13:04:57 )) "We are going to keep searching until we find him, and we are not going to rest until we bring him to justice."
FEDERAL AGENTS SAY THEY HAVE ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO LINK HIS
HANDIWORK TO A STRING OF ATTACKS ---

HE ALREADY STANDS CHARGED IN THE DEADLY BOMBING OF A WOMEN'S CLINIC IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA IN JANUARY, BUT EVIDENCE SUGGESTS HIS VIOLENT JOURNEY MAY HAVE STARTED MONTHS BEFORE.
(( NAT AMBULANCE AT OLYMPIC BLAST
FIRST AT CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK IN ATLANTA - A BLAST ON THE WORLD STAGE THAT KILLED ONE AND INJURED MORE THAN A HUNDRED. AGENTS ARE SO CONFIDENT HE WAS INVOLVLED, THEY EVEN SAY THIS IS WHAT HE WAS WEARING AT THE TIME. BUT THAT WAS JUST THE BEGINNING, HIS ATTACKS CONTINUED AT TWO
OTHER NEARBY SITES---


(( NAT CLINIC BLAST ))
ONE AT ANOTHER WOMEN'S CLINIC IN ATLANTA, AND THEN A GAY NIGHTCLUB NOT FAR AWAY. ALL NOW LINKED TO ONE MAN WITH WHAT AGENTS CALL:
LOUIS FREEH//FBI DIRECTOR: "Really a very powerful array of circumstantial an direct evidence."
BUT DESPITE A MASSIVE MANHUNT FOR RUDOLPH IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA, FRUSTRATED AGENTS HAVE COME UP EMPTY HANDED. IF HE IS BEING HELPED BY ANTI-ABORTION SYMPATHIZERS, THIS NEW LIST OF CHARGES MAY CHANGE THEIR MINDS.
WOODY ENDERSON//SOUTHEAST BOMB TASK FORCE "We do think it paints a picture that is different than somebody who just has anti abortion feelings."
LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS "Agents continue to suggest Rudolph remains extremely dangerous and could attack again. Much like his handiwork, he could be a ticking time bomb. Lee Cowan, CBS News Charlotte."))

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A bomb-scare in a Roanoke parking lot stirred some commotion yesterday evening...
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but fortunately it amounted to nothing.
A suitcase was abandoned between parked cars at the Wal-Mart store on Route 220.
Police and fire personnel were called onto the scene around 6 p-m.
When police opened the suitcase from a remote position, they found it was empty.
The owner has NOT been located.
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The May collapse of a water tower sent half a million gallons of water rushing through his home.
Now, Doctor Bahman Payman wants the town of Pennington Gap to pay up-- to the tune of 110-thousand dollars.
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Back in May, the tank was hit by lightning and exploded.
That sent water gushing through Payman's home, collapsing a brick wall.
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Payman says, for years, town officials knew the tank was defective and deteriorating but failed to fix it.
Two other families have also sued the town over the incident.

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In sports, quarterback Kerry Collins finds a new home.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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One of Floyd County's biggest employers will close its shutting down.
Floyd's Cross Creek Apparel will close in Mid-December, putting 160-people out of a job.
Employees will be offered jobs at other Cross Creek Apparel factories as they become available.
Those not able to transfer will receive severance packages.
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Dwayne Allen Wright was executed last night-- the tenth Virginia inmate to be put to death this year.
That sets a new modern state record.
Wright was also the first inmate in more thansix decades to be executed for a crime committed as a juvenile.
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Emmit Cressell's lawyers want his trial moved out of Grayson County.
They're expected to make the request in court today.
They say Cressell cannot get a fair trial in the county because of the intense media coverage of the case.
Emmit Cressell is charged in connection with the brutal July 1997 murder of G-P Johnson.
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