[7Campbell-Fire]

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Trying to escape a burning home left two people injured early this morning near Evington.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Just after midnight, crews were called to this home on Plateau Drive in southwestern Campbell County.
The single- story wood structure was already completely engulfed in flames.. firefighters spent more than an hour bringing the blaze under control.
Authorities say two residents suffered minor injuries while escaping the home.
They were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[7Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Today is sentencing day for the woman who killed her infant daughter on Mother's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


In November, Sharon Alley pleaded guilty to second degree murder and felony child abuse.
She could face up to fifty years in prison.
Last Mother's Day, Alley fatally stabbed her eight month old daughter.
We'll have more from the courtroom tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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[7E-VA-XGR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


Debate is set for two controversial bills in the state capitol.
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[VO-NAT]


Abortion opponents are rallying behind a bill that would mandate a 24-hour waiting period for pregnant women. Planned Parenthood says the bill is not necessary since Virginia law already requires a doctor to inform a woman about the abortion procedure. The bill is likely to pass the House -- but faces a fight in the Senate.
The other controversial bill deals with the rights of patients covered by Health Maintenance Organizations. Last year, Senator John Edwards fought to allow Virginians to sue H-M-O's if a cost-cutting decision hurt them medically.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE HEARD HORROR STORIES ABOUT AN HMO OR AN INSURANCE COMPANY SAYING YOU'RE ONLY ENTITLED TO FIVE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN THE PHYSICIAN SAYS THEY OUGHT TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TEN DAYS. WELL IF THEY DO THAT AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG, THEY OUTHG TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
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If the bill is passed, H-M-O representatives say health care costs will go up for everyone.


[7Gilmore-Tobacco]


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Governor Gilmore wants the tobacco industry to set up a multi-Billion dollar trust for tobacco farmers.
Gilmore and the governors of five other tobacco states want more than five billion dollars set aside.
[SS=Tobacco]


The governors and cigarette companies will meet tomorrow in Durham, North Carolina.
Philip Morris already has said it will contribute 300 million dollars to the trust fund this year.

[7VMI-Cheerleaders]


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VMI has settled a controversy over the cheerleading squad that began when women were admitted to the school.
But gender was NOT part of the problem.
Eric Earnhart explains.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Eads/Cheerleading Squad Captain; :05]
[SUPER=01-Jason Berg/Regimental Commander; :24]
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((RANDY EADS/CHEERLEADING SQUAD CAPTAIN; THE CONCERN WAS HOW THE CORP OF CADETS WAS GOING TO TAKE IT, AND THIS YEAR WE'VE HAD OUR UPS AND DOWNS WITH THE CORP OF CADETS. )) [RUNS07]
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In fact, whey they first hit the sidelines, the sight sent shockwaves rippling through the upper class at VMI... it wasn't that they were female.... They were rats.
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((JASON BERG/REGIMENTAL COMMANDER; THE BIG DEAL WAS ORIGINALLY THAT THEY WERE RATS, NOT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE CHEERLEADERS AT ALL, THE FACT THAT YOU HAD RATS ON THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD, THAT TOOK A LOT OF PEOPLE BY SURPRISE. )) [RUNS11]
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Because at VMI, THIS is what rats are, and this is a rat's life.
Here, being a cheerleader, and doing the things cheerleaders do is just a too cheery for rats.
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((MICAH WEI/SENIOR; I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE RESENTED THE FACT THAT WE HAD RATS OUT THERE... JUMPING AROUND, AND THE FACT THAT THE TEAM WASN'T DOING VERY WELL DIDNT' HELP THE CHEERLEADING STAFF. )) [RUNS11]
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So VMI officials decided there will be no more rats, male or female on the squad...Second and third year women WILL be back on the squad next year...
That being settled, the corp's concern seems to have eased a bit... The squad's skill is reaching new heights, the team is doing a bit better... and the cheerleaders are proving that female cadets CAN do at LEAST ONE thing their male counterparts can't... use pom poms without look silly.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
Sunny skies stick around today, with more mild temperatures. Look for highs to reach the low- 50s.
Some clouds move in overnight, as temperatures drop into the mid-30s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 1/20/99
Wednesday:

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Anniversary:
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[45E-Monty-School]


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[TAPE#98-72 1:58:32]
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In Montgomery County they're still trying to come up with a plan to alleviate overcrowding at Blacksburg Middle school.
Last night the County school board and county supervisors met to tackle the issue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


And while talks were positive, nothing was decided.
Instead, the two sides agreed to meet again next month.
The board of supervisors, however, did put forth a proposal they'd like the school board to consider.
Chairman Joe Gorman suggested building a NEW high school at this site and renovating the existing building into a middle school.
There was also talk of renovating the present middle school, as well, which means Blacksburg could have two middle schools.
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[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
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[VO-NAT]


When the two sides meet next month-- the school board is expected to bring with it several possible proposals of its own.
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[45S-C'burg-Standoff]


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Christiansburg authorties are trying to decide whether to file charges against man who held police at bay Sunday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Sunday;]


Authorities were called to Newcomb Street around 9-30 after receiving a call that a shot had been fired.
When they arrived, they say Steven Shelor refused to let them inside.
After two hours of negotiations, authorities fired tear gas into the residence and arrested Shelor.
They say he had shot himself in the arm and is now undergoing psychiatric treatment.
Authorities plan to meet with the Commonwealth's Attorney today to decide if charges will be filed.
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[45E-Volvo]


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Volvo Trucks of North America says it will drop a planned expansion of its Dublin plant and may move elsewhere without a deal with the United Auto Workers.
The company wants the union to sign a new contract by the end of the month.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

But last weekend, U-A-W workers rejected a contract calling for a pay cut and a different health care plan for new workers. Just last week, Governor Gilmore announced a 148 million dollar expansion at the plant
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[IN Q=i have]

((DUVAL: I HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE PRESIDENT OF VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA. HE HAS CLEARLY INDICATED HIS CONCERN ABOUT THE VOLVO LABOR DISPUTE NOT BEING RESOLVED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. HE IS HOPEFUL THE LABOR DISPUTE WILL BE RESOLVED AND THE COMPANY CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR EXPANSION.))
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[VO-NAT]

[pre pro]
But in a memo to company workers, Volvo Trucks president Marc (Gust-if-son) Gustafson said if there's no new union contract...
"The expansion will not proceed..."
And Volvo will not accept economic development grants from the Commonwealth.
Volvo said it is still talking to the union and still hopes to add 13-hundred new jobs to the Pulaski County plant.
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[45E-Falwell]


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The Reverend Jerry Falwell is explaining statements made that the Antichrist will be a Jew.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell and other ministers who believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ also believe that event will be preceded by the presence of the Antichrist on earth.
Since the Antichrist is a counterfeit Jesus, Falwell says he will have to be an adult, Jewish male.
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[SOT 15:27:39]
[IN Q=If a person]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: IF A PERSON IS BIBLICALLY ILLITERATE, YES THEY COULD BE THINKING THAT'S SOME ANTI- SEMITIC STATEMENT. BUT IN THIS POLITICALLY CORRECT GENERATION, IT IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK THAT PEOPLE BE HALF- INFORMED ON SOME THINGS BEFORE THEY SHOOT OFF THEIR MOUTHS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Liberty University Chancellor; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=off their mouths.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell's comments came during a pastors' conference this weekend in Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Time now to check the forecast--
Sunny and mild today, with highs near 50.
Partly cloudy by tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.
The four day outlook stays warm...with rain likely by Friday night.
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[8Campbell-Fire]


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Two people were injured in a house fire early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Just after midnight, crews were called to this home on Plateau Drive in southwestern Campbell County.
The single- story wood structure was already engulfed in flames.. firefighters spent more than an hour bringing the blaze under control.
Authorities say two residents suffered minor injuries while escaping the home.
They were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[8Alley]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Sharon Alley]


Sharon Alley will be sentenced today for the Mother's Day murder of her infant daughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


In November, Alley pleaded guilty to second degree murder and felony child abuse.
She could face up to fifty years in prison.
Last Mother's Day, Alley fatally stabbed her eight month old daughter.
We'll have more from the courtroom tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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[8E-Monty-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-72 1:58:32]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Montgomery County School board members and county supervisors buckled down last night, trying to come up with a plan to relieve overcrowding at Blacksburg Middle School.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


And while talks were positive, nothing was decided.
Instead, the two sides agreed to meet again next month.
The board of supervisors, however, did put forth a proposal they'd like the school board to consider.
Chairman Joe Gorman suggested building a NEW high school at this site and renovating the existing building into a middle school.
There was also talk of renovating the present middle school, as well, which means Blacksburg could have two middle schools.
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[IN Q=I heard]
[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
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[OUT Q=perfect, no.]
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[VO-NAT]


When the two sides meet next month-- the school board is expected to bring several possible proposals to the table.


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[8E-VA-XGR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=98-65 2:02:54]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


A waiting period for abortions and the rights of patients are two issues up for debate in the state capitol.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]


Abortion opponents are rallying behind a bill that would mandate a 24-hour waiting period for pregnant women. Planned Parenthood says the bill is not necessary since Virginia law already requires a doctor to inform a woman about the abortion procedure. The bill is likely to pass the House -- but faces a fight in the Senate.
The other controversial bill deals with the rights of patients covered by Health Maintenance Organizations. Last year, Senator John Edwards fought to allow Virginians to sue H-M-O's if a cost-cutting decision hurt them medically.
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[SOT 1:41:14:10]
[IN Q=We've heard]
[RUNS=14]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE HEARD HORROR STORIES ABOUT AN HMO OR AN INSURANCE COMPANY SAYING YOU'RE ONLY ENTITLED TO FIVE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN THE PHYSICIAN SAYS THEY OUGHT TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TEN DAYS. WELL IF THEY DO THAT AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG, THEY OUTHG TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
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[OUT Q=held Accountable]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

If the bill is passed, H-M-O representatives say health care costs will go up for everyone.


[8Gilmore-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


A five-Billion- dollar trust fund may be set up for tobacco farmers, thanks in part to Governor Gilmore.
Gilmore and the governors of five other tobacco states want the money set aside by the tobacco industry.
[SS=Tobacco]


The governors and cigarette companies will meet tomorrow in Durham, North Carolina.
Philip Morris already has said it will contribute 300 million dollars to the trust fund this year.

[8WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at the Tuesday forecast..
Lots of sunshine today, with continued mild high temperatures around 50.
Turning partly cloudy with lows falling into the mid 30s.
The extended forecast is calling for an increase in clouds tomorrow...and rain likely by the weekend.
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