[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Some Roanoke residents spent a night away from their homes because of a chemical spill.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Both sides in President Clinton's impeachment trial are hoping this is the day they'll agree on a timetable for wrapping it up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Spring fever's in the air...and it's still only JANUARY.
We saw record high temperatures come crashing down around the region yesterday, with more record heat expected today.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Chemical-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-4 23:56]
[GRAPHIC=Chemical Spill]


Roanoke residents evacuated because of a chemical spill last night can return to their homes.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
It happened near Hannah's Circle mobile home park.
Officials say construction workers tearing down a vacant building next door ruptured two drums filled with Sodium Hydro-sulfite.
The chemical burns when exposed to air, and the fumes can cause headaches and respiratory problems.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Betty Cooper/Resident; :14--QUICK]
[SUPER=@Eric2; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hall/Resident; :34--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Deputy Fire Chief; :43--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Donna Buckner/Resident; 1:00--QUICK]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

((After assessing the situation, emergency officials decided everyone in the mobile home park...about 75 people, had to go.
[SOT 1:50:21]
[IN Q=can we come]

((CAN WE COME BACK IN THE MORNING? YES MA'AM. BUT WE HAVE TO STAY OUT ALL NIGHT. YES MA'AM. )) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=yes mam]


Resident's who were there, and experienced the chemcial fumes first hand understood why.
[SOT 02:01:51]
[IN Q=it was just]

((BETTY COOPER/EVACUEE; IT WAS JUST KIND OF SMOKING, THEN IT CAUGHT ON FIRE ...BY THAT TIME THE FUMES WERE REALLY REALLY BAD. )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=really bad]


Lisa Hall packed up her three children and went looking for another place to spend the night.
[SOT 02:01:51]
[IN Q=there's no damage]

((LISA HALL/EVACUEE; THERE'S NO DAMAGE JUST A LOT OF FUMES AND STUFF THEY TOLD US TO BRING ALL THE ANIMALS IN, CUT THE AIR OFF. (59) )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=the air off]


It is children, and the elderly that emergency workers are concerned about.
[SOT 1:53:19]
[IN Q=mainly because]

((WINSTON SIMMONS/DEP. FIRE CHIEF; MAINLY BECAUSE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN CAN BE AFFECTED DIFFERENTLY THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE MY AGE, YOUR AGE. (27) WE JUST WANTED TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. (29) )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=on the safe side]


But even the safe side can be frustrating, when you're forced out of your home on a winter night.
[SOT 01:51:12]
[IN Q=suppose we're]

((DONNA BUCKNER/EVACUEE; SUPPOSE WE BE DOIN THIS BECAUSE OF THAT BUILDILNG THEY'RE TEARING DOWN. AND NOW WE GOTTA LEAVE OUR HOMES. I THINK IT'S STUPID.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=think it's stupid]


Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[E-Wilderness-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-2 23:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After months of state scrutiny, the Wilderness Leadership Academy has finally made the grade with the State Department of Education.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan;]


About a year ago a department report described conditions at the school as, "unsafe" and "unsanitary".
School officials then renovated and improved many of the academy's facilities.
Yesterday, state officials announced the school had passed its latest inspection.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10.34.06 - 10.34.19]
[IN Q=The state was]

((COL. GENE NERVO/FOUNDER: THE STATE WAS VERY FAIR TO US. IN OUR EVALUATION THEY GAVE US MANY COMMENDATIONS ABOUT OUR IMPROVEMENTS. IN FACT, THERE WERE A COUPLE AREAS WHERE WE SET THE STANDARD FOR THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Gene Nervo/Founder;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=for the state.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the school had not passed officials would have shut it down.
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[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Senate leaders hope to reach agreement today on a plan to end President Clinton's impeachment trial in about two weeks.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Majority Leader Trent Lott and Minority Leader Tom Daschle say their proposal would wrap up things by February 12th or sooner
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe that we're]

((SEN. TRENT LOTT/SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, "WE BELIEVE THAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD AND MAKE GOOD PROGRESS THAT WOULD LEAD TO AN EXPEDIOUS CONCLUSION." SEN. TOM DASCHLE/SENATE MINORITY LEADER, "I'M REASONABLY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE CAN COME UP WITH A PROCEDURAL AGREEMENT, CERTAINLY WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS."))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/Senate Majority Leader; ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/Senate Minority Leader; 08]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=in the next 24 hours.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Republicans have cleared the way to depose three witnesses..including Monica Lewinsky... and now Senate leaders must come up with a bi-partisan timetable for the rest of the impeachment trial.
(----------------)

[VA-Impeachment]
[anchor=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE TO PINNACLE]



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[Take Pinnacle Page]
Virginia's Senators remained true to their parties in yesterday's votes.
Democrat Chuck Robb voted to dismiss the articles of impeachment.
Republican John Warner voted against dismissal. [Next Page]
Their votes also opposed one another on witnesses... Robb against witnesses; Warner in favor.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Keydets, Maroons and Tigers all get the same result on the court.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Long/Salem Museum; :16]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :25]
[RUNS=3:07]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Salem Museum))

[E-Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-74 1:16:17]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Attorneys for the klansman arrested for burning a 30-foot cross in Carroll County urged a circuit judge yesterday to dismiss the case against his client.
Judge Duane Mink did NOT rule on the constitutionality of the law but did listen to attorneys argue both sides of the coin.
Teresa Hamilton has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville; :06]
[SUPER=01-David Baugh/Defense Attorney; :23]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992; :43]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/Last Fall; :52]
[SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; 1:07]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Hillsville.]



[5-Hugh-Finn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-37 1:02:37]
[GRAPHIC=Right to Die]


The widow of Hugh Finn may get some of her legal fees back-
The move comes after an emotional day of testimony before a state Senate subcommittee.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Finn's widow testified yesterday on her legal battle with Governor Gilmore for the right to let her comatose husband die.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT one 03:40:11]
[IN Q=It was devastating]

((IT WAS DEVASTATING TO HAVE A HIGH OFFICIAL WITH THE FULL FORCE OF THE STATE OPPOSE ME IN A COURT OF LAW. I WAS MADE TO FEEL LIKE A CRIMINAL.))
[SUPER=01-Michele Finn/Hugh Finn's Widow;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=a criminal.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


But Mrs. Finn's own sister testified against her right to be reimbursed-- disputing the findings of Finn's doctors that he would NOT recover from his coma.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TWO 16:09:53]
[IN Q=He was]

((ELAINE GLAZIER/MICHELE FINN'S SISTER: HE WAS DENIED THE ASSISTANCE...LIFE ITSELF.))
[SUPER=01-Elaine Glazier/Michele Finn's Sister;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=life itself.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The subcommittee decided to keep the 48-thousand dollar reimbursement in the bill... but take out any references that seemed to blame the Governor for his actions to keep Finn alive.

[E-Hospital-Chef]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-77 TC1:00:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Chef Julius Wohl creates the menu at Lewis-Gale Medical Center --
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

but before he was hired as the hospitals head chef, he had quite a resume. The Hungarian chef has made dishes at famous hotels and restaurants all over Europe and in the United States. His meals are fit for kings, or presidents anyway.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT ub 10 49 24]
[IN Q=I did that]

((CHEF JULIUS WOHL/LEWIS GALE MEDICAL CENTER: I DID THE ELECTION FOR MR. BUSH, FOR PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH, THEN I WORKED AT NORTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY I DID DINNER FOR THE GOVERNOR, AND JIMMY CARTER, PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER.))
[SUPER=01-Chef Julius Wohl/Lewis-Gale Medical Center; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=Jimmy Carter]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

But Chef Julius says he's content to be the executive chef at the Salem hospital. He says the hours are better and he gets satisfaction from knowing he makes patients feel better.
(------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, lung cancer patients may need radiation treatments more often.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW ARTHRITIS DRUG SEEMS TO BE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE WHEN COMBINED WITH A MEDICATION THAT'S BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS.
VT-VO
ENBREL IS A GENETICALLY ENGINEERED DRUG THAT WAS RECENTLY APPROVED BY THE F-D-A.. BECAUSE OF ITS ABILITY TO RELIEVE PAIN AND SWELLING IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS.
BUT A STUDY IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE FOUND THAT ENBREL CAN ALSO BE A BOOST FOR AN OLDER--BUT MORE COMMONLY USED DRUG-- CALLED METHO-TREXATE.
SYMPTOMS WERE REDUCED BY AS MUCH AS 70-PERCENT IN PATIENTS WHO TOOK BOTH DRUGS.
VT-VO
A NEW STUDY RECOMMENDS AN INCREASE IN RADIATION TREATMENTS FOR LUNG CANCER PATIENTS.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.... PATIENTS WHO UNDERWENT RADIATION TWICE A DAY.. HAD A MUCH GREATER CHANCE OF SURVIVAL THAN THOSE WHO RECEIVED ONLY ONCE-A-DAY TREATMENTS.
VT-VO
A COMMON VIRUS FOUND IN THE LUNGS APPEARS TO BE THE LEADING CAUSE OF CHILDHOOD EAR INFECTIONS.
TEXAS RESEARCHERS SAY THE RESPIRATORY VIRUS...R-S-V...WAS MOST FREQUENTLY FOUND IN THE MIDDLE EAR FLUID OF KIDS WITH EAR INFECTIONS.
THIS FINDING COULD LEAD TO A VACCINE.
VT-VO
AND THAT SO-CALLED WONDER DRUG, VIAGRA, MAY NOT BE SO WONDERFUL IF IT'S MISUSED.
A BRITISH DOCTOR SAYS THE ANTI-IMPOTENCY DRUG COULD CAUSE PAINFUL ERECTIONS AND MUSCLE DAMAGE... RESULTING IN PERMANENT IMPOTENCE.
VIAGRA HAS BEEN ONE OF WORLD'S BEST SELLING DRUGS SINCE ITS DEBUT LAST YEAR.

AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for Numbers)
[SUPER=16-540-389-6760/Salem Museum]
[SUPER=03-Tue-Fri: 10 AM to 4 PM;]
[SUPER=03-Saturday: Noon to 5 PM;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


It was a night away from their homes because of a chemical spill.
But officials this morning let 75 evacuated residents of Hannah's Circle mobile home park return home.
They were forced to leave after construction workers ruptured two drums filled with Sodium Hydro-sulfite.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It's expected to be a pivotal day at Dublin's Volvo plant.
Just more than a week after they rejected it, union workers vote again on a new contract.
Without a contract agreeement, Volvo has threatened to put the brakes on an expansion plan that would create more than a thousand new jobs.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The pope's fifth visit to the U-S is over.
John Paul wrapped up a quick visit to St. Louis last night, flying home after meeting with Vice President Gore and saying Mass for 100-thousand of the faithful.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday January 28th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Chemical-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-4 23:56]
[GRAPHIC=Chemical Spill]


Some 75 residents of Roanoke mobile home Park are back home this morning, after a chemical spill forced them to evacuate.
Officials said workers tearing down an abandoned warehouse near Hannah's circle mobile home park punctured a drum of sodium hydrosulfite. The fumes caused a few people to complain of headaches and nausea, but no one had to be hospitalized.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=After]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Betty Cooper/Resident; :14--QUICK]
[SUPER=@Eric2; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hall/Resident; :34--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Winston Simmons/Deputy Fire Chief; :43--QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Donna Buckner/Resident; 1:00--QUICK]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

((After assessing the situation, emergency officials decided everyone in the mobile home park...about 75 people, had to go.
[SOT 1:50:21]
[IN Q=can we come]

((CAN WE COME BACK IN THE MORNING? YES MA'AM. BUT WE HAVE TO STAY OUT ALL NIGHT. YES MA'AM. )) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=yes mam]


Resident's who were there, and experienced the chemcial fumes first hand understood why.
[SOT 02:01:51]
[IN Q=it was just]

((BETTY COOPER/EVACUEE; IT WAS JUST KIND OF SMOKING, THEN IT CAUGHT ON FIRE ...BY THAT TIME THE FUMES WERE REALLY REALLY BAD. )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=really bad]


Lisa Hall packed up her three children and went looking for another place to spend the night.
[SOT 02:01:51]
[IN Q=there's no damage]

((LISA HALL/EVACUEE; THERE'S NO DAMAGE JUST A LOT OF FUMES AND STUFF THEY TOLD US TO BRING ALL THE ANIMALS IN, CUT THE AIR OFF. (59) )) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=the air off]


It is children, and the elderly that emergency workers are concerned about.
[SOT 1:53:19]
[IN Q=mainly because]

((WINSTON SIMMONS/DEP. FIRE CHIEF; MAINLY BECAUSE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN CAN BE AFFECTED DIFFERENTLY THAN PEOPLE WHO ARE MY AGE, YOUR AGE. (27) WE JUST WANTED TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE. (29) )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=on the safe side]


But even the safe side can be frustrating, when you're forced out of your home on a winter night.
[SOT 01:51:12]
[IN Q=suppose we're]

((DONNA BUCKNER/EVACUEE; SUPPOSE WE BE DOIN THIS BECAUSE OF THAT BUILDILNG THEY'RE TEARING DOWN. AND NOW WE GOTTA LEAVE OUR HOMES. I THINK IT'S STUPID.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=think it's stupid]


Eric Earnhart, News 7.))[E-Volvo-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-5 10:46]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


On the same day Volvo is expected to announce the sale of its car division to Ford, the vote on a new contract could make or break a proposal for an additional 13-hundred new jobs at the company's truck plant in the New River Valley.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape]


The contract up for vote is similar to the one workers rejected ten days ago.
This one does have a revised policy on new employees health insurance.
Volvo's president says the 148-million dollar exapnsion announced by the Governor two weeks ago depends on workers approving the contract.
Even if the workers vote yes, the 54-million dollar state incentive package that would bring new jobs- must still be approved by state lawmakers.
(------------)


[E-Burlington]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-80 TC1:15:12]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


Another round of textile layoffs in our area.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville]

Burlington Industries is closing seven U-S plants, including this one in Hillsville. 160 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes July first. Overall, Burlington is eliminating 29-hundred jobs.
(------------)



[E-Tech-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 TC49:49]
[GRAPHIC=Textile Industry]


The pressure to cut costs is forcing some clothing companies to find cheap sources of labor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


But some Virginia Tech students are worried about some companies using sweatshop workers.
Yesterday, the group called on college administrators to join other schools, refusing to sell clothing made by overworked and underpaid laborers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:36:50]
[IN Q=that's what]

((DAVID FERGUSON/STUDENT ORGANIZER: THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ASKING, THAT WHEN THE COMPANIES CONTRACT OUT, THEY ARE NOT HAVING ABUSES DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-David Ferguson/Student Organizer;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=PROCESS]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Tech's administration said it agrees in principle with the students.
It's working on a code that would be accepted at schools across the country.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on News 7]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Long/Salem Museum; :20]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :38]
[RUNS=2:26]
[OUT Q=All ages I think]


[Steve Live]

(I'll call for Numbers)
[SUPER=16-540-389-6760/Salem Museum]
[SUPER=03-Tue-Fri: 10 AM to 4 PM;]
[SUPER=03-Saturday: Noon to 5 PM;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Salem Museum))

[POPE]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]


Pope John Paul the second is on his way to Rome this morning after a week long trip to Mexico and the United states.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO;]

[4:08:04]
Vice President Gore was among those who bid him farewell last night in St. Louis.
Earlier in the day while celebrating mass before 100-thousand worshippers, the pontiff condemmed capital punishment.

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[SOT]

[4:06:06]
[IN Q=]

((POPE JOHN:A SIGN OF HOPE IS THE INCREASING RECOGNITION THAT THE DIGNITY OF HUMAN LIFE MUST NEVER BE TAKEN AWAY EVEN IN THE CASE OF SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE GREAT EVIL. ))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=done great evil.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Those words came on the day Missouri was set to execute a convicted killer.
Because of the pope's visit the state delayed the execution, something the Vatican called a mockery.
The pope also touched on several other political issues-including a call for racial harmony.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((A PLAGUE WHICH YOUR BISHOPS HAVE CALLED ONE OF THE MOST PERSISTANT AND DESTRUCTIVE EVILS OF THE NATION. ))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=of the nation. ]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Last night he met with civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.
(----------------)


[2Priests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-9 TC08:03]
[GRAPHIC=God's Calling]


What would we miss in a world without Catholic priests?
With today's priest shortage, more than just Catholics stand to lose.
In Part Two of our series "God's Calling", Tina Tenret brings us a touching example from Delegate Vic Thomas' family.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Three years ago]
[SUPER=07-Shari Thomas; :17]
[SUPER=01-Shaun Mabry/Student; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Phil Gallagher/Lay Leader; 1:34]
[SUPER=07-Sister Eveline Murray; 2:00]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 2:09]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=News7 at Eleven]


((Three years ago, Tom and Shari Thomas's toddler son drowned in Smith Mountain Lake.
Shari was a Baptist.
But a Catholic priest -- one they didn't even know-- pulled them through three-year-old Cole's death.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 12 15:27:19]
[SOT TAPE 12 15:27:45]
[IN Q=His little casket]

((SHARI THOMAS/HIS LITTLE C-, HIS LITTLE CASKET WAS UP AT THE VERY FRONT OF THE CHURCH. FATHER RULE WAS DOING THE INCENSE OVER THE CASKET. BUTT BUTT BUTT THE THING THAT GOT ME THE MOST WAS WHEN I SAW FATHER RULE CRYING DURING THE FUNERAL, SO I KNOW IT TOUCHED HIM AND IT CERTAINLY TOUCHED ME.)) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=touched me]


Father Randy Rule of St. Andrew's Church in Roanoke strengthens families.
He prepares people for marriage and leads weekend retreats.
At Roanoke Catholic School, he teaches values like honesty and responsibility to children of all faiths.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 11-- 21:50:35]
[IN Q=I think]

((SHAUN MABRY/STUDENT: I THINK THE PRIESTS HAVE A PRETTY INFLUENTIAL PART. IT'S KIND OF NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO HAS SUCH DEEP BACKING IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO INSTILL SUCH DEEP VALUES IN US.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=DEEP VALUES IN US]


But the shortage of Catholic priests means Father Rule has less time to help people.
For example, he can no longer visit the nursing home every week.
Volunteers now perform that communion service, using eucharist the priest has blessed.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 11 22:07:19]
[IN Q=So that the]
((nat sot: SO THAT THE CROSS OF CHRIST MAY NOT BE EMPTY OF ITS MEANING.))

[RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=empty of its meaning]


So the plus side of the priest shortage may be that people in the pews can now do jobs once reserved for holy men.


(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 7 10:44:37]
[IN Q=In reality]

((PHIL GALLAGHER/LAY LEADER: IN REALITY WE ARE ALL CALLED TO BE PRIEST, PROPHET AND KING.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=prophet and king]


But people still need the priest.
A nun runs the show at the Church of the Transfiguration in Botetourt County, but she is not allowed to perform mass, hear confessions, or annoint the sick.
Every Sunday more than 200 families must wait for a priest from Roanoke or Clifton Forge.
(/////SOT/////)
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((SISTER EVELINE MURRAY/NUN: EVERY TIME THE PEOPLE IN THIS PARISH SUFFER BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE SOMEONE WHO IS ORDAINED, IT MAKES ME SAD.)) [RUNS:08]
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: SISTER EVELINE MURRAY WANTS TO BECOME A PRIEST BUT THE CHURCH WON'T LET HER -- BECAUSE SHE'S A WOMAN. TONIGHT WE MEET THE LEADERS THE CHURCH IS ATTRACTING -- AND SEE WHETHER THERE'S ANY HOPE OF INCLUDING MARRIED MEN AND WOMEN. OUR SERIES GOD'S CALLING CONTINUES TONIGHT ON NEWS7 AT ELEVEN.)) [RUNS:20]
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In sports, the Hokies and the Cavs claw it out in Richmond.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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About 75 resident's of Hannah's Circle Mobile Home Park in Roanoke can return home.
They were evacuated last night after workers at a nearby vacant building ruptured two drums of Sodium Hydro-sulfite.
Workers were able to get the spill is cleaned up overnight.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Unionized workers at Volvo's Pulaski County truck plant will vote on a new contract offer later today.
The outcome of that vote could affect the proposed 148-million dollar expansion of the facility.
Ten days ago, workers rejected a similar contract offer.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Wilderness Leadership Academy will be open for at least another year.
Yesterday, state education officials gave the school a passing grade after the latest inspection.
The Botetourt County school passed in every category.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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