[Earthquake]

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A minor earthquake shook areas of Central Virginia this morning.
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[Take Full Screen MAP]
The quake hit just before two a-m and was centered near Farmville in Prince Edward County.
Temors were felt as far away as Richmond.
The quake measured three-point- three on the Richter Scale.
No damage or injuries were reported.
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[Fitzgerald]


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A man who killed two men and raped two teen-age girls in Pittsylvania County is scheduled to die tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/January 1994;]


Ronald Lee Fitzgerald told his attornies he doesn't want to ask Governor Gilmore for clemency.
The 29-year old has said in interviews that he wants to be put to death because he knows the killings were wrong.
The U-S Supreme Court turned down his final appeal two days ago.
If Fitzgerald is put to death, it will be Virginia's eleventh execution this year.
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[Bluefield-Beating]


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He's best known for defending O-J Simpson.
Now he representing a 20-year old man paralyzed during a scuffle with Bluefield, West Virginia police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charleston, WV]


At a news conference yesterday, Cochran dismissed the police department's claim that Robbie Ellison was injured when an officer fell on him.
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((JOHNNIE COCHRAN/ELLISON'S ATTORNEY:IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO SUFFER A TRANSECTION OF YOUR SPINAL CHORD AT C4 AND C5 MERELY FALLING TO THE GROUND, I THINK YOU'LL FIND IT TAKES A GREAT AMOUNT OF FORCE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. ))
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[OUT Q=that to happen]
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[VO-NAT]


Cochrane plans to file a seven million dollar lawsuit against the police department on behalf of Robbie Ellison.
But state law limits the amount of punitive damages a person can collect to 50-thousand dollars.
Another of Ellison's lawyers says they may pursue federal charges to overide the state limit.
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[NIGERIA]


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The death toll from the weekend pipeline explosion in Nigeria has risen to 700.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jesse, Nigeria/Monday;]


Reports out of Nigeria state there have been about 200 deaths in the aftermath of the blast.
It took place as scavengers tried to scoop up gasoline pouring from holes in the pipeline.
Family and friends of some of the people injured by the fire have taken them out of hospitals -- apparently fearing that they'd be arrested for stealing gasoline from the pipeline.
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[SUMMIT-TALKS]


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The White House reports still no deal on the table on the seventh day of the Mideast Summit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/This Morning;]


President Clinton my join the Israeli and Palestinian leaders again later today in Maryland.
He returned to the White House at about 3 this morning following all night talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestianian chairman Arafat.
[SUPER=03-Beit El, West Bank;]

[10:17:01]
Dozens of Jewish settlers blocked several roads in the West Bank today protesting the peace deal being worked on in the U-S.
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[KOSOVO]


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The Yugoslav News agency reports today that President Slobodan Milosevic wants peace in Kosovo.
But so far he's showing no signs of complying with a NATO deadline.
If Serbian forces aren't out of Kosovo by Tuesday Yugoslavia faces the possibility of airstrikes.
Mark Phillips reports.
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[SUPER=03-Kosovo, Yugoslavia; ]
[SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman; :46]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:12]
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(( The Kosovo peace deal hasn't brought peace yet. In fact it hasn't even produced a complete cease fire yet. What it has produced is more threats of NATO action.

(Tape Clark)

Nato's supreme commander -- U.S. General Wesley Clark -- has been angaged in shuttle diplomacy between Belgrade and Brussels, trying to convince the Serbs to actually comply with the deal they've agreed to.

(Tape fighting)

Both sides accuse the other of starting it, but there is still sporadic fighting going on between the Kosovo Liberation Army -- the guerilla group committed to independence for the Albanian majority province -- and the Yugoslav security forces.
When they aren't shooting at each other, the security forces and the KLA have been keeping a close watch in each other's positions.
While international monitors on the ground -- helped by spotter planes in the air -- have been trying to confirm that the Serbs have been pulling back their forces to comply with the peace deal. So far they haven't seen enough of a pullout to satisfy them.

(SOT Ken Bacon - Pentagon Spokesman)

tba

(Refs returning home)

Many of the tens of thousands of refugees -- some put the number as high as three-hundred thousand -- have been returning to their homes.

(Refs in woods)

But others are still in the woods as the autumn weather gets worse. These people are still afraid to go home and who can blame them as shells continue to land in an around their villages.

(Live tag)

The Serbs continue to say they are complying with the deal and are pulling back, but there's a credibility gap as Nato continues to provide proof that they have not left certain areas. The deadline for compliance now is next Tuesday...))

[BUDGET]


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The 105th Congress is history.
The Senate this morning passed the the half trillion dollar budget bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


The house approved the bill last night and President Clinton is expected to sign it.
It includes money to hire teachers, build a missile defense, and fight drug trafficking.
Lawmakers can now head home to campaign for the November third elections.
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[DRAMATIC-RESCUE]


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British sea rescue teams have been involved in a dramatic rescue operation in the North Sea.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newhaven, England;]

[8:11:12]
Hampered by high winds, heavy seas and thick fog, rescuers struggled to save 52 people on board a Dutch ship, stranded off Newhaven.
The training ship ran aground in the stormy conditions.
Helicopters have been hoisting those on board to safety on a nearby beach.
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[GYMNAST-SUIT]


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A gymnast who was part of the 19-96 gold medal winning U-S Olympic team is suing for independence from her parents.

The Houston Chronicle says 17-year-old Dominique Moceanu (moh-chee-AH'-noo) ran away from home Sunday, and filed the lawsuit the next day.
She claims her parents squandered her fortune and oppressed her for years.

A hearing will be held next month.[E-Bus-Hit]


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For a few frightening moments, passengers on a Roanoke City bus thought a child had been shot last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The bus was driving on Andrews street in Northwest Roanoke about 8:30 when something smashed into a rear side window.
A young boy was hit by flying glass.
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[SOT 00:08:29]
[IN Q=we were turning]

((PEGGY STONE/DRIVER; WE WERE TURNING, COMING UP THE HILL, HEARD A LOUD BANG AND THE CHILD STARTED CRYING AND WE THOUGHT HE'D BEEN SHOT))
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[VO-NAT]


Police say it was a rock.
The child was treated on the scene and not seriously hurt.
It was a terrifying experience for passengers.
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[SOT 00:06:40]
[IN Q=just scared]

((ROBIN EASLEY/PASSENGER; JUST SCARED, ALL OF US WAS JUST TRYING TO FIND OUT IF HE WAS ALRIGHT, BECAUSE HE WAS SCREAMING AND CRYING... I DON'T LIKE RIDING THE BUS NO MORE NOW, I AIN'T RIDING NO MORE AFTER THIS, I'LL GET MY MOTHER TO TAKE ME TO WORK.))
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[OUT Q=take me to work]
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[VO-NAT]


The bus driver says this is the second time something like this has happened to her bus, three weeks ago someone shot it with a b-b gun.
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[E-Car-Ax]


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Two people were injured in an accident on Interstate-81 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


It happened at mile marker 1-17 around 8:30.
Police say a tractor trailer struck a car, then hit a cement column on a bridge.
The driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle.
Both drivers were air lifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police have not released their names or conditions, but did say both of the victims are from out of state.
The accident is still under investigation.
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[S-DEQ-Fish]


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The warning against eating fish from the Staunton River in Campbell County is still in effect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;]


State water officials were on the river yesterday, using electro-shock methods to collect additional fish for testing.
The sampling is a follow-up to a 1993 study that showed fish caught near Altavista and Brookneal had dangerously high levels of the carcinogen P-C-B.
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[SOT 1:24:47]
[IN Q=They're doing additional]

((SHELTON MILES/FRIENDS OF THE STAUNTON RIVER: THEY'RE DOING ADDITIONAL TESTING, THESE FISH WILL BE SENT TO THE LAB AND WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT EVERY SPECIES THAT THEY NEED IS COLLECTED AT EVERY STATION, SO WE CAN DETERMINE IF PCB CONTAMINATION IS STILL A PROBLEM AND ALSO SO WE CAN BEGIN TO TRACK THE SOURCE AND BEING TO THINK ABOUT REMEDIATION.))
[SUPER=01-Shelton Miles/Friends of the Staunton River; :00]
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[OUT Q=think about remediation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officials say it could be several months before the latest tests have been completed.
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[S-State-Song]


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[TAPE#98-56]
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And whether you think we need a new one or not, there are now 339 state song submissions before a state committee.
That's 17 hours on tape.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, the committee decided to try to narrow the list to the 50 favorites of each member.
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[SOT TAPE 3 15;13:04]
[IN Q=If it's]

((ROBERT HODGE: IF IT'S BECOMING A POPULARITY CONTEST, I MIGHT WANT TO BUY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF STAMPS AND LET THESE PEOPLE SEND THEIR LETTERS TO YOU.))09
[SOT TAPE 3 15:29:22]

((I'M JUST AMAZED TO HEAR ABOUT LETTERS BEING SENT IN TO VOTE FOR A SONG. BECAUSE AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY'RE AN UNINFORMED ELECTORATE.))09
[SOT TAPE 3 13:52:57]

((WHAT HAPPENS TO THE 338 LOSERS?))
[SUPER=01-Robert Hodge/Songwriter; :00]
[SUPER=01-Margaret Ann Holt/Songwriter; :10]
[SUPER=01-Maria McLaughlin/Songwriter; :]
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[OUT Q=338 losers?]
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[VO-NAT]


The committee expects to get to some number "like 10 songs" early next year.
That list would probably be debated until the General Assembly's 2000 session.
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[Mental-Health]


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The state's plan to reform Virginia's mental health system is getting public input from across the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Last night folks in Danville had their chance to speak out about the plan.
A proposal to close the Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute in Danville drew the most criticism.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In the absence]

((ALL NEWMAN:IN THE ABSENSE OF SOUTHERN, OUR CONSUMERS WOULD HAVE TO TRAVEL.. FOR STATE HOSPITALIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Al Newman/Danville Community Services;]
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[OUT Q=for state hospitalization]
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[VO-NAT]


More hearings are scheduled today in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The final plan is expected to be finished by December.
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[Breast-Center]


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A new facility in Roanoke dedicated exclusively to breast care is up and running.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The center uses state of the art technology in ultrasound and biopsy. Patients say one of the biggest benefits to this center on Jefferson Street is it's faster and easier than going to a hospital. The center also has a breast nurse specialist who provides the patient with on-going support and an imaging enhancement center to help address all patients concerns.
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((MARGARET HARVEY/BREAST CARE CENTER DIR.: WE HAVE PATIENTS SAY I'M GOING ON A CRUISE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO IF THEY'VE HAD A MASTECTOMY OR I'M GOING TO AN EVENING AFFAIR AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR AND OUT IMAGING ENHANCEMENT CONSULTANT WILL HELP HER THROUGH THAT PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Harvey/Breast Care Center Director; ]
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[OUT Q=through that process]
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[VO-NAT]


An open house will be held on Sunday October 25th from 1 - 3 at the Breast Care Center.
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[Sabato]


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He's the one who made the term "feeding frenzy" apply to American politics.
Last night, University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato was the fish food, as six Virginia governors and our U-S Senators finally got their revenge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The roast of Larry Sabato was a fundraiser for UVA's new Center for Governmental Studies.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((((GILMORE: LARRY TONIGHT YOU ARE A PILGRIM IN AN UNHOLY LAND.)) ((GEORGE ALLEN: HE'S THE MOST QUOTED PROFESSOR IN THE LAND... EVEN THOUGH HE GETS IT WRONG...EVEN A BLIND HOG FINDS AN ACORN EVERY NOW AND THEN.)) ((GERALD BALILES: THE DONKEY TURNED TO BALEM AND ASKED WHY HE WAS BEATING HIM. YOU SEE IN BIBLICAL TIMES IT WAS CONSIDERED A MIRACLE IF AN ASS COULD SPEAK.)) ((BALILES: IN OUR DAY AND TIME, IT'S A MIRACLE IF AN ASS DOESN'T SPEAK.)) ))
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[SUPER=01-George Allen/Former Governor; :06]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Baliles/Former Governor; :18]
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[OUT Q=ass doesn't speak]
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[VO-NAT]


The roast raised about 560-thousand dollars for the new center.
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[Hot-Rods]


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If you heard a roar through Southwest Virginia yesterday, it wasn't your imagination-- It was probably "Hot Rod Magazine's" annual tour.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

The magazine is sponsoring its first annual "East Coast Tour. Spokeswoman Missy Fletcher says its held four tours on the west coast, but nothing as successful as this.
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[SOT=12:34:32]
[IN Q=THE KICKOFF]

((MISSY FLETCHER/HOT ROD MAGAZINE; THE KICKOFF PARTY HAD 813 CARS THERE. THEN WE GO DOWN INTO NEW YORK AND IT'S OPENING NIGHT OF THE WORLD SERIES AND WE STILL HAD 1870 CARS THERE. THE RESPONSE IS TREMENDOUS. THERE'S NO WAY WE'LL STOP THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Missy Fletcher/Hot Rod Magazine;]
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[OUT Q=WE'LL STOP THIS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The tour began last Saturday in Fitchburg, Massachuttes and concludes this Sunday in St. Petersburg, Florida. Fletcher says they brought the cars through Southwest Virginia because of the area's history. They picked I-81 because of the surrounding beauty.
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[Series]


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Scott Brosius is the latest unlikely hero in the Bronx, after hitting two homeruns last night, giving the Yanks a 5-4 win over the Padres in Game three.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Fox-MLB; :00]


San Diego's Steve Finley was out to prove that the Padres could get a grip on the ball at home.
And in the sixth, the Padres went up when Tony Gwynn smacks the single to right. A throwing error by Paul O'Neill allows another run to score and it's 2-to-nothing San Diego as Sterling Hitchcock and Quilvio Veras come home.
But the Yanks got back in it in the 7th as Scott
[super=35-New York/5/San Diego/4 ;]

Brosius ripped a solo bomb to left field.
Brosius added a three-run shot in the eighth, but the Padres lose it with a final of 5 to 4.
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Game four is tonight in San Diego.

[Sosa]


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The World Series eluded Sammy Sosa this year, but the Cubs outfielder couldn't help but pick up the first of what promises to be several postseason awards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Last night Sosa got some respect from his peers.
The Sporting News named Sosa the major league Player of the Year.
Over 400 players voted for the award, with Sosa getting 191 votes and Mark McGwire 185 and a half.
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[wipe wipe wipe]

[McGwire]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Worldwide Pants;]


Meantime, McGwire changed venues for his latest homerun derby.
Mac joined Dave Letterman on 53rd steet, and gave New York fans something else to cheer about.
McGwire hit the third pitch from Letterman all the way from midtown Manhattan to downtown.
[super=04-Tuesday;]


McGwire also had an acceptance speech ready, as he received a 25 thousand dollar diamond ring from Big Apple jeweler Harry Winston. The ring is made of platinum and gold.
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[GILLIGANS-TOUR]


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Gilligan and rest of the castways set sail last night for a "three hour tour" on the Potomac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:33:19]
The four surviving cast members of Gilligan's Island were reuinted for an awards ceremony.
Gilligan, Ginger, Maryanne and the professor were given the American Icon Award by the organization "Women in the film and video," for their role in pop culture.
The show debut in 1964.
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[IN Q=]

(( RUSSELL JOHNSON/"THE PROFESSOR":THE ONE QUESTION EVERYONE ASKS ME IS IF I CAN MAKE A RADIO OUT OF A COCONUT, WHY COULDN'T I GET US OFF THE ISLAND? THE ANSWER IS-- WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO LEAVE THE ISLAND IF YOU HAVE MARYANN AND GINGER? ))
[SUPER=01-Russell Johnson/"The Professor";]
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[OUT Q=to get out]
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[VO-NAT]

Women in Film and Video is a nonprofit organization that promotes the role of women in the entertainment industry. (----------------)