[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities in southern California, say a bomb may have caused an explosion that heavily damaged an apartment complex last night.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And, it's back to work for weapons inspectors in Baghdad.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We're starting off the new work week under mostly clear skies and the influence of dry high pressure.
Expect mild temperatures in the 60s today, as winds come mainly from the south.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


U-N weapons inspectors head back to Baghdad tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


And this time they have assurances from Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein their work won't be interrupted.
On Saturday, just before the U.S. and its allies were poised to attack, Iraq agreed to resume unconditional cooperation
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[SOT]

[4:04:]
[IN Q=]

((CLINTON:"THE WORLD SPOKE WITH ONE VOICE. IRAQ MUST ACCEPT FULLY THAT THE ONLY PATH FORWARD IS COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH IT'S OBLIGATIONS. UNTIL WE SEE COMPLIANCE WE WILL REMAIN VIGILANT." ))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=will remain vigilant]
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[VO-NAT]

[5:00:00]
The United Nations is warning Iraq that if there is another crisis, there may not be time to avert military action.
Despite a resolution to the standoff, American warplanes continue to move into the Persian Gulf.
President Clinton says about 400 planes will be in the region by Thanksgiving to ensure that Iraq carries out its pledge to let U-N inspectors look at suspected weapons sites.
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[EXPLOSION]


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


Authorities near Los Angeles say an explosion that ripped through a small apartment complex and injured several people is suspicious.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alhambra, CA;]

[4:13]
They say it may have been a bomb.
The force of the blast was so strong it blew off the roof and walls of this two story apartment building.
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[SOT]

[4:13:42-47]
[IN Q=]

((IT WAS THIS REAL LOUD HUGE..THREE BLOCKS AWAY FROM HERE. ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=FROM HERE. ]
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[VO-NAT]


One man was badly burned and several others also suffered injuries.
Investigators believe a bomb like device that went off in the back of the building caused the explosion.
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[E-Johnson-Visit]


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


Paula Johnson says she's determined to visit her biological daughter Rebecca Chittum on a regular basis.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Johnson is one of the mothers of the two baby girls switched at birth at U-V-A's Medical Center.
She made the comments a few days after Chittum's maternal grandparents filed a petition for exclusive custody of the little girl.
Johnson also said she plans to move to a gated community in northern Virginia to avoid the press.
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[Electric-Rod]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76 TC06:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

For the past four years, automotive maintenance students at William Fleming high school have tinkered with a reproduced 1932 Ford Roadster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

What makes this car special, though is that the students BUILT it themselves and it's BATTERY-POWERED. It became another way for the instructor to get his students to learn technical skills, then apply them to a real world concept.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=10:44:48]
[IN Q=GETTING THE KIDS]

((CHARLES OVERFELT/"POWER SYSTEMS" TECH. TEACHER; GETTING THE KIDS INTERESTED IN THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE. THERE ARE SEVERAL FACTORS TO THE AUTOMOTIVE TRADE. GETTING THE KIDS TO DIVE INTO THIS TYPE OF SKILLED SETTING, IT'S A LOT OF WORK. BUT IT PAYS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Overfelt/"Power Systems" Tech. Teacher;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=PAYS WELL.]
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[VO-NAT]

20-six volt batteries provide the car with 28-electrical horsepower--about the same production a V-six engine puts out. The car goes 90-miles between charges and can go faster than the posted 65-mile-per-hour speed limit. Even though the car is unfinished, it has already brought national recognition to the school. In May, it will be one of the featured vehicles in Richmond at a national hot rod car show.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Redskins score a dominating win in Washington.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=feedback]
[GRAPHIC=Feedback]


Our viewer mail this week brought a complaint about an event that we didn't cover, and a compliment for an issue that we did.
Here's News-7 Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The camera was there]
[SUPER=03-Floyd/November 9, 1997; :00]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=McKean, News-7.]


((The camera was there for the first Veterans Day parade last year in the town of Floyd.
It's become an annual event, but we didn't get there this year.
And that upset one veteran.
"No pictures, no mention of the parade, no nothing," he wrote." Let's get with the program, Channel 7. The citizens of Floyd ARE WITHIN YOUR AREA OF REPORTING. Don't they deserve a little more time? There are a lot of Veterans in Floyd and they deserve something more than has been shown in the past."
The series that Health Check reporter Tonya Flory produced on infertility prompted a note about insurance policies that don't cover some of the techniques mentioned in those stories.
"We are a young couple that cannot afford the cost of...high-tech procedures (because) of lack of insurance coverage. I doubt we would be denied medical coverage if this were cancer, or any other medical condition. As one of your guests said "it does cause heart-break", and stress, and mental turmoil that may end up costing insurance companies more in the long run. I know how powerful the news is...is there anything you can do to help bring about change with insurance companies? Thank you for making more people aware of infertility with your broadcast.
Here's how to get in touch with us at News-7.
Send your letters to Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 540-343-7269.
And our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
A moderated on-line forum is part of our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))



[St.Francis-Ceremony]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-77 TC03:49]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The first class from the "Saint Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation" graduated yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Tyler, a two year old Australian Shepherd, was the only dog to complete the strict canine training regimen. He and other dogs are matched up with physically impaired people, like Maricanne Boone. A 1984 car accident left her with limited use of her hands.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:57:33]
[IN Q=WHAT HE DOES]

((MARCIANNE BOONE/DOG RECIPIENT; WHAT HE DOES FOR ME IS HE GIVES ME CONFIDENCE AND MORE INDEPENDENCE TO TRY MORE THINGS ON MY OWN. ALSO IF I RUN INTO ANY PROBLEMS, HE'S THERE FOR ME AND I KNOW THAT. I DON'T HAVE TO RELY ON FINDING A STRANGER TO HELP ME.))
[SUPER=01-Marcianne Boone/Dog Recipient;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=HELP ME.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tyler's abilities include fetching the phone, pushing elevator buttons and opening doors. The average cost to train these animals is six-thousand dollars, but thanks to a little outside help, people who qualify to own one can get the dogs for two-hundred.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=13:45:32]
[IN Q=WE START WITH]

((CAROL WILLOUGHBY/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE RECEIVE GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS. WE ARE A TAX-DEDUCTABLE ORGANIZATION AND FUNDS GO TO HELP PEOPLE GET DOGS.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Willoughby/Executive Director;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=GET DOGS.]
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[VO-NAT]

It takes about two years to train the dogs from puppies to adults. A little less time if they begin the program as adults.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new drug could help other drugs find and fight the H-I-V virus.
Sissy Biggers has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sissy Biggers/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
THE POWERFUL DRUG COMBINATION KNOWN AS THE AIDS COCKTAIL IS GETTING AN EVEN BIGGER BOOST... NOW THAT ANOTHER INGREDIENT HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE MIX.
VT=VO

((vo))
CURRENT H-I-V DRUGS ATTACK THE VIRUS WHILE IT'S IN ITS ACTIVE PHASE--
UNFORTUNATELY, THESE SAME DRUGS CAN'T DETECT DORMANT STRAINS THAT HIDE IN IMMUNE CELLS.
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THE CHEMICAL, INTERLEUKIN-2, CAN FLUSH OUT H-I-V
IN #SOME# OF THE HARDEST TO REACH PLACES... MAKING IT EASIER FOR THE

COCKTAIL TO DO ITS JOB.
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGIES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES TESTED THE COMBINATION ON 14 PATIENTS--
NONE OF THEM HAD DETECTABLE LEVELS OF H-I-V IN THE BLOOD OR THE LYMPH NODES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND IF YOU'RE LIKE MANY OF US--JUST GETTING MOTIVATED TO EXERCISE CAN BE A CHORE.
SO WHY NOT SPICE UP YOUR WORKOUT BY CROSS-TRAINING.
THE ROUTINE COMBINES WEIGHT-LIFTING AND AEROBICS.. IN A ONE-HOUR PROGRAM THAT VARIES EACH DAY.
ALL PARTS OF THE BODY ARE EMPHASIZED-- BUT WORKOUTS CAN BE TAILORED-MADE TO INCLUDE MORE STRENGTH TRAINING, ENDURANCE BUILDING OR TONING.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CROSS TRAINING, CONTACT YOUR LOCAL GYM... AND CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO SEE IF SUCH A PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M SISSY BIGGERS, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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((Archive:Hunting)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The U-N chief is warning Saddam Hussein to keep his word.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan says if there's a future crisis over weapons inspections, military action might be the only solution.
U-N weapons inspector will be be back in Iraq tomorrow.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Because of the Iraqi showdown President Clinton is skipping the APEC summit in Maylasia.
Vice President Gore arrived at the Summit yesterday to take his place.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And in the Big Apple today New Yorkers get ready to welcome a hero.
Preparations have been underway for today's big ticker tape parade for astronaut John Glenn and the rest of the Discovery crew.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday November 16th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-iraq]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


The United Nations weapons inspection team will be back in Baghdad tomorrow after receiving assurances from Saddam Hussein that their work won't be interrupted.
But the U-N warns if there is another cisis there may not be time to avert military action.
Meantime, U-S troops in the Gulf remain in a state of Readiness.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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[SOT]

[5:09:32]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary Of Defense; :10]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor; :27]
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/U. N. Secretary General; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]

((((IRAQI'S MAY HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING IN THE STREETS OF BAGHDAD YESTERDAY, BUT MOST HAD NO IDEA JUST HAD CLOSE THEY HAD COME TO AN ATTACK.
WILLIAM COHEN//SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: )) (( SOT 00:39:42 ))

"I won't go into any operation details, other than to say it was close -- very close. It was close."
ONLY A LAST MINUTE FLURRY OF LETTERS CLARIFYING IRAQ'S PROMISE TO BACK DOWN AND RESUME COOPERATION WITH THE U-N HELD OFF A MASSIVE CRUISE MISSLE ASSAULT THAT WAS ALL BUT IN THE WORKS.
SANDY BERGER//NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR :"We will see whether or not the actions follow the words. I think we had an obligation to test that before we launched a military attack."
(( NAT DEPLOYMENTS ))
BUT THE THREAT REMAINS MORE REAL NOW THAN EVER. ALTHOUGH THE U-S MILITARY HAS BEEN GIVEN A GENERAL ORDER TO STAND DOWN, DEPLOYMENTS TO THE GULF CONTINUE AS PLANNED. SADDAM HUSSEIN IS NOT A MAN TO BE HELD BY HIS WORD.

(( CLINTON SOT 29:59))

"This is not a question of faith, this is a question of action. Let me remind you the most important sentence in that statement I just read you was Iraq has backed down, but that is not enough now Iraq must live up to its obligations."
OBLIGATIONS THAT INCLUDE NOT ONLY GRANTING UNFETTERED ACCESS TO U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS, BUT THE HANDING OVER OF ANY RELEVENT DOCUMENTS. IT'S THE SAME PROMISE SADDAM HUSSEIN HAS MADE A CAREER OF BREAKING - IF HE DOES IT AGAIN -- THE U-S WARNS --ANY FUTURE ATTACK WOULD COME WITHOUT WARNING.

KOFI ANNAN//UN SECRETARY GENERAL: (( SOT 18:26:43 ))

"I'm not sure that if there is a next time, we would even have time for further diplomatic initiatives and appeals."
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "The U-N weapons inspectors are scheduled to resume their work in Iraq sometime tomorrow. They're return won't be the first, but perhaps the last test of Saddam's latest promise. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[GORE-SUMMIT]


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


Vice President Al Gore is in Malaysia this morning for the Asian- Pacific economic summit.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;]


He's taking President Clinton's place at the summit.
Mr. Clinton decided to remain in Washington to monitor the Iraqi crisis.
Malasyia is not without it's own conflicts.
The APEC summit is being held amidst increasingly violent anti-government protests.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Riot police were called in to help control an estimated 3- thousand protesters, who surged toward the hotel where Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was staying.
Albright has since returned to Washington because of the Iraqi situation.

[CARMICHAEL]


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


"Black Power" activist (KWAH-may toor-RAY') Kwame Ture, formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, died yesterday of cancer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:17:42]
As the young Carmichael, (toor-RAY') Ture was one of the most fiery and visible leaders of black militancy in the U-S in the 19-60's.
He was then prime minister of the Black Panther Party, and was one of the first people to publicly use the now famous "Black Power" phrase.
He later moved to Africa where he changed his name and founded the All-African People's Revolutionary Party.
(KWAH-may toor-RAY') Kwame Ture was 57.
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[GACY]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ever think a serial killer would be considered a Christian role model?
The so-called ``Son of Sam'' is now featured in two Christian videos with the message if I can repent so can you.

David Berkowitz says devil worship made him a murderer, but the Bible led him to Jesus.
Berkowitz is making no money from the tapes.
Meantime, another U-S serial killer is back in the news.
Four years After he was executed for killing 33 young men, Chicago police believe they've found more victims of John Wayne Gacy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


Police say radar equipment indicates there are bodies buried in a parking lot next to the Apartment building where Gacy's mother use to live.
The black and white sqwiggly lines on this graph indicate a ground disturbance 30 inches below the surface.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:10:19-28]
[IN Q=A NOVICE.]

(( A NOVICE LIKE ME... JUST WALKED AWAY FROM IT.))
[SUPER=01-Rocco Rinaldi/Retired Homicide Detective;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=JUST WALKED AWAY FROM IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police believe the graph indicates the presence of two to four bodies.
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[E-Leonid-Meteor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=Environment TC27:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You may want to stay up late tonight or tomorrow night.
Mother Nature will be putting on quite a show in the night sky.
Andrew Freiden has more on the upcoming Leonid meteor shower.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=comets are huge]
[SUPER=04-NASA; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Simonetti/Virginia Tech Astronomer; :43]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=Freiden, NEws-7]

(( 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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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
(////SOT/////)
[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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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Mitchell/Mitchell's Store;]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=About 30 degrees]
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((Archive:Hunting))

[glenn-parade]


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


Thirty six years after New Yorkers welcomed John Glenn home after he became the first American to orbit the earth, they will throw him another celebration.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[4:36:29]
Preparations got underway yesterday in the Big Apple for a ticker tape parade.
Later today Glenn and the shuttle astronauts will ride up Broadway's "Canyon of Heroes" to celebrate Glenn's recent 4 million mile space shuttle mission.
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[S-Food-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76 TC05:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Lots of needy people will once again enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks to the Southwest Virginia Food Bank.
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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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[E-Dog-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-61 TC1:46:58]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Two years ago a local group began training dogs to help the physically-impaired.
This weekend, the first dog to complete the course graduated from the St. Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation.


David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Marcianne Boone]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Carol Willoughby/Executive Director; :40]
[SUPER=01-Marcianne Boone/Dog Recipient; :11]
[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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In sports, a well-known rookie captures the Busch Grand National points title.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Paula Johnson says she's determined to visit her daughter, no matter who has custody of her.
Last week, the maternal grandparents of Rebecca Chittum filed for filed for sole custody of the little girl who was switched at birth at the U-V-A Medical Center.
Johnson also says she plans to move to a gated community in Northern Virginia to avoid the media.
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The Southwest Virginia Food Bank will again offer some Thanksgiving help to those who need it.
The group's received enough donations of food to fill this tractor-trailer.
They also announced a three thousand dollar donation from the Allstate foundation, which will go to the organization's children's program.
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And say hello to the first graduate of the Saint Francis of Assissi Service Dog Foundation training.
Tyler, a two year old Australian Sheperd, was the only dog to complete the strict training program.
Tyler can now fetch the phone, push elevator buttons and open doors.
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