[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Instead of going to California for fund raising, President Clinton will head back to Maryland, today, for some peace-making.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the recent controversy at the U-V-A Medical center involving babies is now raising questions from a Roanoke man who's pregnant fiancee died at the hospital.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Variable cloudiness, with gusty winds this morning in the wake of a cold front.
Expect a bit more sunshine today than yesterday.
The complete forecast, coming up in a few minutes.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Creech]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-55 1:45:32]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]

[ANCHOR TAG!!!!]
Recent problems at the University of Virginia Medical Center have alarmed a Roanoke man whose fiance died there four years ago.
Carl Creech says he sees a pattern of discrimination. Hospital officials say that's impossible.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Carl Creech]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :15]
[SUPER=01-Carl Creech/Victim's Fiance; :25]
[SUPER=@Eric1; :38]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Cantrell/UVA Health Systems CEO; :56]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]

((Carl Creech is still in mourning, 4 years after the death of his fiancee, Barbara Lynn Ross, and her unborn twins.
He says they died after a first year resident at UVA put a tube in her neck, and damaged a vein.
He believes the quality of her care was affected by the fact that they were unmarried, not wealthy, and had no insurance. Recent problems at the hospital re-inforced his concerns.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CARL CREECH/VICTIM'S FIANCE; IF I HAD A SIX FIGURE SALARY, SHE'D HAVE BEEN IN A SUIT, SHE'D HAVE A SPECIALIST AND SHE'D BE ALIVE TODAY, I GUARANTEE IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=guarantee it]


[standup]
But hospital officials say income has NO impact on the quality of care given here, they say it's not possible.
Hospital CEO Dr. Robert Cantrell says doctors and nurses don't know their patients socio-economic background, and if they did, it wouldn't matter.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Phisicians take an]

((DR. ROBERT CANTRELL/UVA MEDICAL SYSTEMS CEO; PHYSICIANS TAKE AN OATH, THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH, TO TAKE CARE OF SICK PEOPLE, AND IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THEIR SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS, AND IF SOMEIS SICK OR INJURED WE TRY TO HELP THEM THE BEST WE CAN.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=best we can]



He adds, with the many levels of supervision here, he can't imagine a discrimination problem developing without his knowlege.
We asked if Hospital officials used to be equally certain that a baby switch could not happen here...

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[SOT]
[IN Q=we still don't]

((DR. ROBERT CANTRELL/UVA HOSPITAL SYSTEMS CEO; WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, WE KNOW THAT THE BABIES WERE SWITCHED, WE KNOW THAT IT OCCURRED HERE, BUT WE'RE STILL NOT CERTAIN WHAT HAPPENED.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=how it happened]



Carl Creech says he won't rest until the hospital makes changes.

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[SOT 3:29:00]
[IN Q=I've got to fight]

((CARL CREECH/VICIM'S FIANCE; I'VE GOT TO FIGHT THESE PEOPLE, IF YOU LAY BACK AND LET THEM WALK OVER YOU, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. IT'S GOING TO KEEP HAPPENING UNTIL SOMEONE STANDS UP TO THEM AND TELLS THEM THIS AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN ANYMORE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=happen anymore]))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Because of the lawsuit, Hospital officials can't comment specifically on Creech's case.
As for the baby switching case, they're still waiting for the results of two state investigations, and an overall review of the hospital by a University committee.














[E-Halifax-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-52 29:27]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A Danville man is paralyzed from the neck down after being shot Sunday night in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;]


Wallace McCain was found lying in the middle of Carlbrook Road in South Boston.
Authorities have an arrest warrent out for Clinton Miller.
They believe he stole 50-dollars from McCain, shot him in the neck, and left him to die.
McCain is hospitalized at the Duke University Medical Center.
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[E-Danville-Fall]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-65 29:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fall from a three story building left a Danville salvage worker with serious injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Juan (Con-treras) Contreras was on a clean-up job yesterday at an old Dan River Mills building on River Street.
He was dumping a wheelbarrow full of debris out of a window when something caught his arm.
Contreras fell out of the window to the ground below.
He broke his pelvis in several places and is hospitalized at the Duke Universtiy Medical Center.
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[MIDEAST-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


The Mideast summit continues for yet another extra day, with President Clinton keeping close watch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Mr. Clinton has canclled a two-day fundraising trip and will instead return to Maryland later today to persuade the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to strike a deal.
President Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat met for several hours yesterday, including a dinner that lasted well into the night.
[SUPER=03-Beersheba, Israel/Yesterday;]


Israel says it will talk only about security after yesterday's grenade attack south of Jerusalem.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the state double-A golf tournament tees off in Martinsville.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=some big bucks.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Danny Cooke/American Automobile Assoc.;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:AAA))

[TX-WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]


Texas residents still reeling from days of heavy rain, face more trouble today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Braunfels, TX;]


The Guadalupe River is expected to crest, sending more water into towns that have already seen houses swept away.
The rain started Saturday and continued Monday.
[SUPER=03-Seguin;]


At least 15 have died in tornadoes and floodwaters, and others remain missing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'VE SEEN THE DAMAGE]

((I'VE SEEN THE DAMAGE FROM THE AIR AND NO FIRST HAND, OBVIOUSLY A DEVISTATING SITUATION, HELP IS ON ITS WAY. ))
[SUPER=01-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Texas;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=Help is on its way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds of homes have been damaged or destroyed in about 60 counties.
Forecasters blame it all on two Pacific Hurricanes.
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[S-Roxane-Website]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-58 1:24:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It will be ten years before Standards of Learning tests determine which schools keep state accreditation.
But teachers can get help in emplementing those standards now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


First Lady Roxane Gilmore unveiled her new Commonwealth of Knowledge web site yesterday.
It's designed for teachers to share lesson plans and teaching hints for the three year old Standards of Learning.
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[SOT 13:21:42]
[IN Q=Perhaps that's]

((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: PERHAPS THAT'S NOT THEIR AREA OF STRENGTH. OR THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY.
THE WAY THEY TRIED DIDN'T WORK. DID SOMEBODY ELSE HAVE ANOTHER IDEA FOR IMPLEMENTING THAT S-O-L? THEY CAN GO TO THIS SITE AND FIND WHAT OTHER TEACHERS HAVE FOUND SUCCESSFUL IN THE CLASSROOM.))
[SUPER=01-Roxane Gilmore/First Lady of Virginia; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=the classroom.]
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[VO-NAT]


The only problem?
The state's still NOT sure how many schools have access to the Internet.
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[Take HOMEPAGE FULL]
If you have access at home, you can look at the new site. Just call up our own home page at WDBJ7-dot-COM. We have a link that takes you right there.
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[S-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Kiberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-63 1:02:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Some musically talented children from Africa are singing to raise money and awareness of the plight of their countries. David Johnson caught up with the "African Children's Choir" when it performed in Roanoke over the weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I like being]
[SUPER=01-Annet Nakku/Sudan Native; :00]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Sunday; :14]
[SUPER=01-Shari Morin/Tour Director; :25]
[SUPER=03-Sudan/File Tape; :47]
[SUPER=01-James Teira/Choir Director; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Chris Monroe/Vinton Baptist Church; 1:19]
[SUPER=@David2; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=Djo, N7]

((
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[SOT=10:43:57]
[IN Q=I LIKE BEING IN]

((ANNET NAKKU/SUDAN NATIVE; I LIKE BEING IN THE CHOIR BECAUSE WE GO TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PLACES AND IT IS FUN TO GO TO DIFFERENT PLACES.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=DIFFERENT PLACES.]

Annet is one of about 30 children in this choir. They are disadvantaged children from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Southern Sudan. [NAT-SOUND]
[RUNS=08]
[SOT=10:12:09]
[IN Q=MANY OF THEM]

((SHARI MORIN/TOUR DIRECTOR; MANY OF THEM COME FROM POVERTY SITUATIONS, HOMELESS, SOME OF THEM WITHOUT PARENTS. MOST OF THEM.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=MOST OF THEM.]

Some are the survivors of an ongoing civil war between Christians and Muslims. The children serve as ambassadors of their countries. And their sponsors use that opportunity to make money by selling goods from their countries and the choir's recordings.
[SOT=10:13:12]
[IN Q=THE OFFERINGS GO]

((MORIN; THE OFFERINNGS GO TO KEEPING US GOING. AND THE REST OF THE MONEY GOES TO AFRICA TO WHERE THE KIDS ARE FROM. FOR THOSE IN FAMINE, IT'S FOR PROVIDING FOOD AND RELIEF FOR THEM. AND THEN ALSO BUILDING AND MAINTAINING SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE THERE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=WE HAVE THERE.]



[SOT=10:19:22]
[IN Q=THEN THEY ARE]

((JAMES TEIRA/CHOIR DIRECTOR; THEN THEY ARE HELPING THEIR COUNTRYMEN. SO OKAY, IN A SENSE THEY'RE HELPING UGANDA, KENYA OR RWANDA. SO THAT IS GOOD AND I'M GLAD TO BE A PART OF IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=PART OF IT.]

The group performed over the weekend at the Vinton Baptist Church. The pastor said it's an opportunity for local people to find out what's going on outside their area.
[SOT=10:52:49]
[IN Q=THROUGH MISSIONS]

((REV. CHRIS MONROE/VINTON BAPTIST CHURCH; THROUGH MISSIONS, WE EXPAND OUR AWARENESS OF CULTURES AND THE HAPPENINGS AND CURRENT EVENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THE OTHER COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=AROUND THE WORLD.]

Directors think it's amazing to see the children perform as they do, particularly considering what and who they left behind is all they think about. David Johnson, News7.))
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the cancer cases are expected to reach staggering levels by the early part of the next century.


Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
IN WHAT'S CONSIDERED TO BE A ONE OF A KIND STUDY, SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH AIDS ARE VOLUNTEERING TO STOP TAKING THEIR MEDICATIONS.. TO SEE IF THEY CAN LIVE WITHOUT THEM.
VT=VO

((vo))
TWENTY PATIENTS FROM THE BOSTON AREA WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL STUDY--
MANY OF THEM WILL ALSO QUIT TAKING A MULTI-DRUG COMBINATION WIDELY USED TO TREAT AIDS.
ALTHOUGH AIDS PATIENTS HAVE DONE THIS IN THE PAST, THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE FIRST TIME RESEARCHERS WILL ACTUALLY MONITOR SUCH CASES.
DOCTORS HOPE TO PROVE THAT PATIENTS TREATED EARLY ENOUGH CAN STOP TREATMENT.. WITHOUT MAJOR SIDE EFFECTS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
WORLD HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE TAKING AIM AT CANCER.
THE NUMBER OF CANCER CASES IS EXPECTED TO REACH 20 MILLION A YEAR BY THE EARLY PART OF THE NEXT CENTURY.
BUT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS IT WANTS TO CUT THAT FIGURE DRASTICALLY BY WORKING MORE CLOSELY WITH PROFESSIONALS, GOVERNMENTS, AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
THE GROUP ALSO PLANS TO SET UP PROGRAMS WORLDWIDE THAT WILL CONCENTRATE ON CANCER PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
LAXATIVES.
THEY'RE NOT SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE COMFORTABLE TALKING ABOUT...
BUT A RECENT SURVEY FOUND THAT MANY USERS ARE UNAWARE OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LAXATIVES, AND SOME MAY BE MIS-USING THEM.
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS CURRENTLY REVIEWING OVER-THE-COUNTER LAXATIVES CLASSIFIED AS STIMULANTS.
THAT'S BECAUSE SOME INGREDIENTS HAVE BEEN LINKED TO CANCER IN LABORATORY RATS.
HEALTH EXPERTS ARE URGING CONSUMERS TO READ THE LABELS CAREFULLY, AND TO CONSULT THEIR DOCTOR IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Randy Green/American Automobile Assoc.;]
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive:AAA)) [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]


The House is scheduled to vote later today on the huge 500-billion dollar federal spending package.
The Senate gets the measure Wednesday, and will then send it on to the President's desk for his signature.
Although the package is expected to pass it's not without opposition.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


More good news from the Alleghany Highlands.
A federal grant worth more than a million dollars was presented to local officials yesterday to help with economic development.
It comes just days after a Massachusetts company announced it's moving to the Highlands and hiring 125 workers.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


The Nevada Athletic Commission has voted to reinstate Mike Tyson's boxing license.
The ruling comes just 15 months after Tyson lost his license for biting the ear of Evander Holyfield during a title fight.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday October 20th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[budget]


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


The House has approved yet another stopgap spending measure to keep the government running through tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:04:53]
The house will vote on the 500 billion dollar budget bill today, with the Senate following tomorrow.
The measure is expected to pass, though conservatives are upset about some provisions, like a bailout for the International Monetary Fund.
If both Houses of Congress approve the spending package, President Clinton's signature will make it a done deal and the 105th Congress will be history.
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[S-Sixth-District]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-53 1:42:19]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


It was the first and likely only debate between the men who want Virginia's sixth District seat in Congress. [PINNACLE BOARD]
The Sixth District stretches north along Interstate 81 into the Shenandoah Valley, and that's where Bob Goodlatte and David Bowers met yesterday morning.
Joe Dashiell has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Bob Goodlatte]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Goodlatte; :06]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/(D) Candidate for Congress; :25]
[SUPER=@Joe2; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Rockingham County]


((Bob Goodlatte is seeking his fourth term in Congress, and says he's running on a record of solid accomplishment.
[SOT 10:35:50]
[IN Q=I'm running on a platform]

((I'M RUNNING ON A PLATFORM OF OF PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT...BALANCING THE BUDGET, REFORMING WELFARE, REDUCING TAXES AND WILL CONTINUE TO WORK IN THAT DIRECTION.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=work in that direction.]


As a two-term mayor, David Bowers says he's an independent-minded Democrat a moderate who will let the people of the Sixth District set his agenda in Washington.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=Send the Congress a message]

[RUNS15]
[OUT Q=and your vision of Virginia.]


There were few fireworks as the candidates fielded questions from high school government students... But several exchanges highlighted the candidates' political differences.
[SOT 10:33:20]
[IN Q=We stand for something different]

((WE STAND FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. MY OPPONENT HAS VOTED CONSISTENTLY WITH THE FAR RIGHT EXTREME.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=far right extreme.]
[SOT 10:35:50]
[IN Q=When we talk about]

[RUNS11]
[OUT Q=matches that.]
(STAND-UP CLOSE)


The students and teachers of Turner Ashby deserve credit for pulling off what few others have accomplished during this campaign, getting these two men on the same stage at the same time. There is at least one joint appearance to come, this week in Roanoke.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Rockingham County))

[NC-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


Two Southside men were killed in an accident near Stoneville, North Carolina yesterday afternoon.
Johnny Shelton of Martinsville and passenger Richard Merriman of Patrick Springs were killed when their tractor-trailer was hit by another.
W-H-E-O radio in Stuart is reporting that the accident began when a car driven by David Gouge of Thomasville, North Carolina crossed the center line and hit a tractor-trailer.
That truck then hit Shelton's truck which ran through a guard rail and down an embankment.
David Gouge-- the driver of the car and also a V-M-I cadet-- is charged with two counts of misdemeanor death by vehicle.


[S-Fitzgerald]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-60 1:21:28]
[GRAPHIC=Fitzgerald]


The U-S Supreme Court will not stop Wednesday's scheduled execution of Ronald Lee Fitzgerald.
Pittsylvania County's prosecutor says what Fitzgerald did was the worst criminal event in county history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/January 1994;]


Fitzgerald admits killing two men and raping two teenage girls in a seven-hour spree in 1993.
He says he "did it," and his mind "was just gone" at the time.
The 29-year old man is described as borderline retarded.
He tried to kill himself just outside the courthouse, but the gun misfired in his mouth.
Fitzgerald says he now believes the execution scheduled for Wednesday is just the way he was meant to go.
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[GAY-ATTACK]


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


What started as hundreds soon became thousands, as more and more people began marching down the streets of New York City yesterday.
The protest was a show of solidarity against hate crimes, specifically the beating death of a gay Wyoming student.
Vince DeMentri was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christine Marion/Organizer; :50]
[SUPER=01-Louis Anemone/New York Police Deptarment; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Vince Demintri/Reporting; 1:39]
[RUNS=1:58]

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


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[SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:AAA))

[E-Highlands-Grant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-57 1:27:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For the second time in two weeks, there's good news coming from the Alleghany Highlands.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;]


In Alleghany County yesterday, Congressman Bob Goodlatte and other federal officials gave local authorities a check for one million, 25-thousand dollars.
It's grant that goes to areas the government deems "economically distressed."
Former Governor George Allen, who was campaigning with Goodlatte today, said Alleghany developers are working hard to pull the area out of its ecomonic hard times.
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[SOT 16 28 04]
[IN Q=the people]

((FORMER VA. GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE PEOPLE HERE ARE CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE, THEY'RE LOOKING AT WAYS TO IMPROVE. THEY WERE VERY AGGRESSIVE IN TRYING TO GET LKM INDUSTRIES INTO THIS AREA.))
[SUPER=01-George Allen/Former Va. Governor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=THIS AREA]
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[VO-NAT]


L-K-M is the Massachusetts company that announced last week it's moving to the Highlands.
They officially broke ground on that project today.
When it opens next spring, L-K-M plans to hire 125-people.
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[VA-Power]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A more expensive electric bill might be landing in your mailbox, IF you get your power from Virginia Power.
The company has proposed a $55-million dollar hike in its fuel rate.
For the average customer, that means paying a dollar more each month.
The rate hike needs to be approved by the State Corporation Commission.
If it passes, it would take effect December first.

[TYSON-REINSTATEMENT]


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


Mike Tyson can box again.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas;]

[4:15:38]
The Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday granted Tyson a new boxing license in the state by a vote of 4 to 1.
It's been 15 months since Tyson lost his license after biting Evander Holyfield's ear during a title fight.
In yesterday's hearing Tyson testified that he's made mistakes, and begged for another chance.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( MIKE TYSON, FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME, I'M NOT GOING TO BITE ANYBODY'S EARS, YOU SEE THAT I'M DEVASTATED FROM THE FACT THAT THIS HAPPENED. I'M AT YOUR GUY'S MERCY, PLEASE DON'T TORTURE ME ANY LONGER SIR. " ))
[SUPER=07-Mike Tyson;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=me any longer sir.]
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[VO-NAT]


Holyfield says he holds no resentment toward Tyson and even said yesterday he was happy he has his license back.
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[3-Sports]


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


In other sports news, the New York Jets score twice in the fourth quarter to leave Foxboro with a win.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey folks]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=this coming weekend.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The U-S Supreme Court won't stop the execution of Ronald Lee Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald is scheduled to die Wednesday for the 1993 murders of two men and rapes of two teenage girls in Pittsylvania County.
Only Governor Gilmore can stop the execution now.
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A salvage worker in Danville was seriously injured when he fell three stories yesterday.
Juan Contreras was cleaning up an old Dan River Mills building on River Street when he fell out a window.
He broke his pelvis in several places and is in serious condition at the Duke University Medical Center.
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More good news for the Alleghany Highlands.
Local authorities got a check for more than a million dollars yesterday from the federal government.
It's a grant the government gives to areas deemed "economically distressed."
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