[7E-Johnson-Visit]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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There could be a custody battle brewing in the case of two babies switched at birth at the U-V-A Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT]
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Paula Johnson says she's determined to visit her biological daughter- Rebecca Chittum- on a regular basis.
She made the comments a few days after Chittum's maternal grandparents filed a petition for exclusive custody of the little girl.
Johnson also says she'll move to a gated community in northern Virginia to avoid the press.
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[7S-Food-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76]
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Thanks to a truck-full of donations, some needy Virginians will now have a Thanksgiving dinner.
The Southwest Virginia Food Bank distributes food throughout the year, but the organization often receives the greatest community support during the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
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Food bank officials say they've received enough goods to fill this Mayflower truck.
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[SOT=12:26:34]
[IN Q=ONE OF THE]

((PAM IRVINE/DIRECTOR; ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS FOR US AS A FOOD BANK IS TO GAIN COMMUNITY SUPPORT. SO BY FILLING THE MAYFLOWER, IT IS ENABLING INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY AND COMPANIES TO COME TOGETHER AND HELP US DURING THIS TIME OF NEED DURING THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Irvine/Director;]
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[OUT Q=AND CHRISTMAS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Aside from food, officials also received three-thousand dollars from The Allstate Foundation.
The money will go to the Food Bank's children's program which provides baby food and meals to youngsters.
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[7E-Dog-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-61]
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It was a weekend for celebration in the canine community.
The first dog to complete the Saint Francis of Assisi Service Dog training graduated from the foundation.
Two years ago, the group began training dogs to help the physically-impaired.
David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marcianne Boone]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Marcianne Boone/Dog Recipient; :11]
[SUPER=01-Carol Willoughby/Executive Director; :40]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7.]

(( Marcianne Boone has a new friend in her life. Tyler, this Australian Shepherd dog, has just completed two years of training to make her life a little easier.
[SOT=13:58:47]
[IN Q=BEFORE I WAS]

((MARCIANNE BOONE/DOG RECIPIENT; BEFORE I WAS THINKING HOW HARD LIFE WAS. NOW IT'S LIKE HAVING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, YOU CAN JUST RELAX. WITHOUT TYLER AND SAINT FRANCIS, A WHOLE NOTHER WORLD WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN OPENED UP FOR ME.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=FOR ME.]

Boone is a quadriplegic. She was injured in a car accident as a teenager 14-years ago. Although she leads an active life, the accident left her with impaired hands. That's where Tyler will enhance her independence.
[SOT=13:44:44]
[IN Q=HE WILL ENABLE HER]

((CAROL WILLOUGHBY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; HE WILL ENABLE HER TO GET INTO HER VAN BY GIVING HER THE TRANSFER BOARD IF THAT SHOULD DROP. HE'LL PICK UP ANYTHING THAT SHE DROPS, GET THE TELEPHONE, GO FOR HELP, TURN ON LIGHTS, PUSH ELEVATOR BUTTONS AND MANY OTHER THINGS.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=MANY OTHER THINGS.]

Other dogs that are still going through the program were on hand for demonstration purposes. The dogs are available only to people who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [STAND-UP/14:43:01] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; TYLER HAS SET THE STANDARD BY BECOMING A ROLE MODEL FOR DOGS THAT COME BEHIND HIM. EIGHT TO TEN DOGS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUATE FROM THE PROGRAM NEXT YEAR AND THERE ARE 15-APPLICANTS WAITING TO RECEIVE A SERVICE DOG. BUT LIKE AN ADOPTION AGENCY, THEY HAVE TO BE MATCHED UP WITH THEIR CANINE AS OPPOSED TO BEING GIVEN ONE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS19]))

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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
A pleasant day ahead with mostly sunny skies and some light winds.
Look for temperatures to reach the mid-60s.
Some clouds move in overnight, as temperatures drop into the upper-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 11/17/98
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-13/Jennifer Keenan/Madison Heights]



[SUPER=130-/Elijah Broady, Jr./Low Moor]



[SUPER=130-9/Drew Smith/Peterstown, WV]



[SUPER=130-14/Jessica Woody/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-11/Akiah Haywood/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-8/Shawnee Felts/Pulaski]



[SUPER=130-11/Ashley Alderman/Pilot]



[SUPER=130-6/Jacob Huff/Dugspur]



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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Leonid-Meteor]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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If you're into star gazing- you're in for a couple of late nights.
The Leonid Meteor shower will be putting on quite celestial show tonight and tomorrow night.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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[SUPER=01-John Simonetti/Virginia Tech Astronomer; :43]
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(( Comets are huge dirty snowballs-- ice with little bits of sand and debris mixed in.
When they swing by the sun-- some of the comet melts, leaving behind a trail of tiny sand grains and ice particles-- called meteoroids.
Monday night and Tuesday night the earth's orbit will take it right into the trail of comet Tempel-Tuttle.
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[SOT 13:27:07]

((IT'S LIKE PASSING THROUGH A CLOUD OF SNOWFLAKES WHICH THEN IMPACT UPON THE EARTH'S WINDSHIELD OR ATMOSPHERE AND WE SEE THIS SHOWER OF MATERIAL.)) [RUNS:10]
That shower could be a storm this year, as thousands of meteors burn up in the earth's atmosphere-- the Leonids have a history of putting on awesome displays.
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[SOT 13:28:50]

((IT HAS THE MOST INTENSE RECORDED METEOR STORM ASSOCIATED WITH IT-- THAT OCCURRED IN 1966 AND ONE IN 1833 WHICH PRODUCED SOMETHING LIKE 100,000 METEORS PER HOUR IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS.)) [RUNS:15]
In 1966-- there weren't many satellites orbiting the earth.
But now, there are more than 500.
The grains of sand hitting the atmosphere will be moving at more than 150 thousand miles per hour
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[SOT 13:30:28]

((MOST LIKELY THEY'LL RELEASE A CLOUD OF IONIZED GAS-- ELECTRICALLY CHARGED PARTICLES AND THERE CAN BE AN ELECTRICAL IMPULSE SENT TO ANY SENSITIVE INSTRUMENTATION INSIDE THE SATELLITE. THAT COULD KNOCK OUT A CIRCUIT IN THE SATELLITE, AND RENDER IT USELESS)) [RUNS:18]
Enough with the science-- Here's how an average person can get a front row seat for the meteors. Stay up late Monday night or Tuesday night, The best viewing should be between 1 AM and dawn.
The comets will appear to stream from the constellation LEO, but you'll see them if you watch the darkest part of the sky.
(viewing tips)


Find a dark area away from city lights-- It's better to watch from a mountain than a valley.
Bring a lawn chair-- for comfortable viewing.
Dress VERY warmly-- It can get awfully cold awfully quick.))
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[45S-Food-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.
Thanks to the Southwest Virginia Food Bank, lots of needy families will again have quite a feast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Officials with the group say they've received enough goods to fill this Mayflower truck.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=12:26:34]
[IN Q=ONE OF THE]

((PAM IRVINE/DIRECTOR; ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS FOR US AS A FOOD BANK IS TO GAIN COMMUNITY SUPPORT. SO BY FILLING THE MAYFLOWER, IT IS ENABLING INDIVIDUALS IN THE COMMUNITY AND COMPANIES TO COME TOGETHER AND HELP US DURING THIS TIME OF NEED DURING THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS.))
[SUPER=01-Pam Irvine/Director;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=AND CHRISTMAS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Aside from food, officials also received three-thousand dollars from The Allstate Foundation.
The money will go to the Food Bank's children's program which provides baby food and meals to youngsters.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Mostly sunny today, with warm southerly winds.
Highs should warm into the lower 60s.
Increasing clouds by this evening, with lows dropping into the upper 40s.
The four day forecast stays dry, with daytime highs slowly falling back into the 50s.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8E-Johnson-Visit]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


The story of the two babies switched at birth at the U-V-A Medical Center is not over yet--
There may be a custody battle in the works.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Paula Johnson says she's determined to visit her biological daughter- Rebecca Chittum- on a regular basis.
She made the comments a few days after Chittum's maternal grandparents filed for exclusive custody of Rebecca.
Johnson also says she's moving to a gated community in northern Virginia to avoid the media.
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[8E-Electric-Rod]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-62]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some local students are using BATTERIES, instead of big engines to make tracks on the hot rod circuit.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Students at William Fleming High School built a battery-powered reproduction of a 1932 Ford Hot Rod.
It goes about 90-miles between charges and does better than 70-miles per hour.
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[SOT=10:46:13]
[IN Q=GIVES THEM AN]

((CHARLES OVERFELT/"POWER SYSTEMS" TECHNICAL TEACHER; THIS ELECTRIC CAR IS BRINGING US A LOT OF ATTENTION. AND IT'S GOING TO BRING US A LOT OF NATIONAL ATTENTION. WE'VE ALREADY HAD IT IN ROD AND CUSTOM MAGAZINE. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IT IN FIVE OR SIX MORE MAGAZINES, PLUS WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT TO THE NHRA NATIONALS THIS COMING YEAR IN MAY.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Overfelt/"Power Systems" Technical Teacher;]
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[OUT Q=IN MAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

Overfelt says the idea is to let students apply the technical skills they learn to real world situations and to give them a head start in making a career choice.
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[SOT=10:42:00 - 10:43:00]
[IN Q=I'VE LEARNED]

((JAMIE HORST/STUDENT; I'VE LEARNED WELDING AND BODY FABRICATION AND A LOT OF METAL WORKING SKILLS.)) ((WALTER SMITH/STUDENT; I THINK IT'S GREAT. I'VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE UNTIL I CAME TO WILLIAM FLEMING. I DON'T KNOW OF ANY OTHER SCHOOLS AROUND HERE THAT DOES THIS KIND OF THING.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Horst/Student; :00]
[SUPER=01-Walter Smith/Student; :05]
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[OUT Q=KIND OF THING.]
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[VO-NAT]

This model has 28-electrical horsepower--the equivalent of a V-six engine. Once the body work is complete, students will paint the car in the traditional William Fleming colors--Blue and Gold.


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[8E-Dog-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-61]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's not springtime, but there was a GRADUATION ceremony this weekend
The first dog completed the Saint Francis of Assisi Service Dog training program.
David Johnson reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Marcianne Boone]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Marcianne Boone/Dog Recipient; :11]
[SUPER=01-Carol Willoughby/Executive Director; :40]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=Djo, N7.]

(( Marcianne Boone has a new friend in her life. Tyler, this Australian Shepherd dog, has just completed two years of training to make her life a little easier.
[SOT=13:58:47]
[IN Q=BEFORE I WAS]

((MARCIANNE BOONE/DOG RECIPIENT; BEFORE I WAS THINKING HOW HARD LIFE WAS. NOW IT'S LIKE HAVING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, YOU CAN JUST RELAX. WITHOUT TYLER AND SAINT FRANCIS, A WHOLE NOTHER WORLD WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN OPENED UP FOR ME.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=FOR ME.]

Boone is a quadriplegic. She was injured in a car accident as a teenager 14-years ago. Although she leads an active life, the accident left her with impaired hands. That's where Tyler will enhance her independence.
[SOT=13:44:44]
[IN Q=HE WILL ENABLE HER]

((CAROL WILLOUGHBY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; HE WILL ENABLE HER TO GET INTO HER VAN BY GIVING HER THE TRANSFER BOARD IF THAT SHOULD DROP. HE'LL PICK UP ANYTHING THAT SHE DROPS, GET THE TELEPHONE, GO FOR HELP, TURN ON LIGHTS, PUSH ELEVATOR BUTTONS AND MANY OTHER THINGS.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=MANY OTHER THINGS.]

Other dogs that are still going through the program were on hand for demonstration purposes. The dogs are available only to people who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act. [STAND-UP/14:43:01] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; TYLER HAS SET THE STANDARD BY BECOMING A ROLE MODEL FOR DOGS THAT COME BEHIND HIM. EIGHT TO TEN DOGS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUATE FROM THE PROGRAM NEXT YEAR AND THERE ARE 15-APPLICANTS WAITING TO RECEIVE A SERVICE DOG. BUT LIKE AN ADOPTION AGENCY, THEY HAVE TO BE MATCHED UP WITH THEIR CANINE AS OPPOSED TO BEING GIVEN ONE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS19]))

[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=CUTIN]
[WRITER=KMC]
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast--
Mostly sunny skies today, with mild temperatures in the low to mid 60s.
Increasing clouds overnight, with lows falling into the upper 40s.
Skies will stay partly to mostly sunny for much of the work week.. with highs in the 50s and 60s.
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