[7E-Baby-Switch]

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A two- Million dollar settlement has reportedly been offered to each of the two girls who were switched at birth at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
The mother of one of the girls has apparently rejected the state's offer.
Meantime, more fallout for the hospital yesterday over the baby switch incident.
The hospital's Medicare program is now under a form of federal government probation, after an investigation by the state health department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape]


That report found "siginificant deficiencies" in quality control and nursing services at the hospital.
The hospital will continue to receive Medicare funding. But it's loss of full Medicare accreditation means state officials will be monitoring the steps UVa plans to take to correct its problems.
The state will review the situation in April.
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[7E-Vandalism]


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[TAPE#=98-77 1:21:43]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


Workers at Planned Parenthood of Roanoke suspect someone may be trying to prevent women from having legal abortions.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SUPER=01-Hazel Bernard/Planned Parenthood; :21]
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(( It happened sometime after dark... despite security lights and surveilance cameras, someone squirted glue into two locks at the clinic.
Workers were stuck outside for 45 minutes waiting for a locksmith.... and for police.
Planned Paenthood officials were worried that anyone who got close enough do this... might do something more.

[SOT 00:03:32]
[IN Q=and the police]

((HAZEL BERNARD/PLANNED PARENTHOOD; AND THE POLICE ARRIVED AND CHECKED THE PERIMITER OF THE BUILDING AND AFTER THE LOCKSMITH ARRIVED AND DRILLED THE LOCKS OUT, THE POLICE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THINGS WERE SAFE INSIDE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=safe inside]



There is no evidence that this is an anti-abortion act... but no other buildings were hit... this has happened to other planned parenthood clinics... and it happened right before the one day each week the clinic actually provides abortions.

[SOT 00:04:43]
[IN Q=this represents]

(( HAZEL BERNARD/PLANNED PARENTHOOD; THIS REPRESENTS SOMEONE ACTUALLY TRYING TO PREVENT WOMEN FROM EXERCISING THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS AND BEING ABLE TO ACCESS OUR SERVICES. IT JUST SEEMS TO ME THAT IT COULDN'T BE A COINCIDENCE. )) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=a coincidence]



Bernard says they'll take another look at security... until now they've focused on protecting their people, now she says they'll have to protect the building as well.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

[7E-Voices-Wilderness]


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The children of Iraq are suffering.
That's according to a small Chicago-based group of peace activists trying to drum up support in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The co-founder of "Voices in the Wilderness" faces 160-thousand dollars in penalties for distributing medicine and toys during visits to Iraq.
Kathleen Kelly says several thousand children die each month as a result of U-S economic sanctions leveled against Iraq over weapons inspections.
She says that's "hypocritical".
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[SOT=00:05:07]
[IN Q=OUR ECONOMY]

((KATHLEEN KELLY/DIRECTOR; OUR ECONOMY IS PROPPED UP ON WEAPONS SALES....OUR OWN SITUATION HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathleen Kelly/Director;]
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[OUT Q=own situation here.]
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[VO-NAT]

Kelly was in Roanoke yesterday, with pictures of Iraq.
She plans to return to that country with three delegations to march in protest of the sanctions.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Another warm day ahead. Expect mostly sunny skies with light southerly breezes. Highs will reach the mid-60s.
Mostly clear overnight, as lows drop into the low-40s and upper- 30s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 2/11/99
Thursday:

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[45needles]


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It's widely considered an urban legend, but it may be happening here.
Authorities in Pulaski are looking into reports of people pricking their fingers on hypodermic needles stuck in coin slots.
Police chief Herb Cooley says it happened to two people in the past week, in two different parts of town.
He says they put a finger in the coin return of a pay phone, and got pricked by a syringe.
Cooley says they sought medical treatment.
He doesn't think this is a hoax.

[45S-Clinton-Wintergreen]


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Today brings a second day of closed-door Senate deliberations in President Clinton's impeachment trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Yesterday, Mr. Clinton tried to look toward the future with a stop in central Virginia and a visit with some House Democrats.
The president flew by helicopter to the Wintergreen resort for a conference with his congressional allies.
The meeting was not open to the media .
Aides say it was aimed at mapping strategy on matters like health care and the budget.
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[45E-HMO-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
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[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


It was a heated night at the state capitol.
Tempers flared in the state Senate, as lawmakers neared a midnight deadline that marked the halfway point in this year's General Assembly session.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Senate passed a major package of health care reforms.
But the versions passed had Republican names on them-- while Democratic bills were sent to the legislative graveyard.
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[SOT 04:52]
[IN Q=To come]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-STAFFORD CO.: TO COME HERE AT THE 11TH HOUR, AFTER WE PASSED THEM BY DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, STEAL THE IDEA...)) [07:42] ((SEN. JANE WOODS/R-FAIRFAX: THE WORD STEAL IS A BIT OVERSTATED.)) [09:18] ((SEN. EDD HOUCK: STEALING IS STEALING.)) [25:40] ((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THE COMMENTS HAVE BEEN STEALING CREDIT, AND GOD KNOWS I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.))
[12:13] ((SEN. YVONNE MILLER: THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH LOOK AT US UNDRESS OURSELVES IN PUBLIC. MR. PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, I DON'T THINK WE WANT TO BE NAKED BEFORE THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Stafford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Jane Woods/(R) Fairfax; :10 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :16 ]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk; :21]
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[OUT Q=the Commonwealth.]
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The reform bill would give HMO patients easier access to specialists and allow them to appeal coverage denials to an independent board.
Republicans killed a measure to let patients sue HMOs for malpractice, saying it would drive up costs for all.

[45E-Food-Tax]


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Meantime, action in the house is making Virginia's four-and-a-half percent tax on groceries a thing of the past.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A Democratic gamble in the House yesterday came up just two votes shy of eliminating the entire four-and-a-half cent food tax, starting this year.
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[SOT 01:56:00]
[IN Q=Let's don't]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: LET'S DON'T DO IT HALFWAY. LET'S TAKE IT ALL OFF.))
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[OUT Q=all off.]
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But Republicans warned a full phase-out would jeopardize the CAR tax cut.
After the Democratic plan failed yesterday, all one hundred delegates voted for a partial food tax phase-out, starting in January.

[45S-Wood-Brothers]


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[TAPE#=99-4 36:54]
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The company that makes NASCAR racing cars for the Wood Brothers Racing Team is taking Patrick County to court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart/1995]


The Glen Wood Company says it was assessed local personal property taxes that it never should have been charged.
Now the company wants back more than 30-thousand dollars it believes it overpaid Patrick County.
The county's attorney says the county did NOT improperly tax the company and plans to settle the lawsuit in court.
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Turning your attention to the mid- week forecast...
Mostly sunny today, with highs again warming into the mid 60s.
Mostly clear tonight, with some clouds building in western areas.
Lows falling to around 40.
The five day forecast clouds up tomorrow, with showers likely by Friday and much cooler temperatures for the weekend.
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[8E-Baby-Switch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[GRAPHIC=Baby Swap]


There are reports of a financial settlement in the U-V-A baby switching case.
Two -MILLION dollars has reportedly been offered to each of the two girls who were switched at birth.
But the offer was apparently REJECTED by the mother of one of the girls.
Meantime, the baby switch incident is creating more problems for the hospital.
Its Medicare program is now under a form of federal government probation, after an investigation by the state health department.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape]


That report found "siginificant deficiencies" in quality control and nursing services at the hospital.
The hospital will continue to receive Medicare funding. But it's loss of full Medicare accreditation means state officials will be monitoring the steps UVa plans to take to correct its problems.
The state will review the situation in April.
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[8School-Searches]


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[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


Roanoke city school officials are encouraged that a new search policy is keeping guns and drugs out of schools.
Now, they just have to clean up the parking lots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998;]


Police and school officials have conducted searches at five schools.
They found a broken pellet gun and some marijuana seeds in two cars at Patrick Henry High School.
Small amounts of what appeared to be marijuana and crack cocaine turned up in two cars at William Fleming.
School officials say they believe the policy is working.
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[SOT TC 5:22:00]
[IN Q=I'm disappointed]

((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT WE FOUND SOMETHING IN THE CARS ON TWO DIFFERENT OCCASIONS, BUT IN FACT IT SENDS A STRONG MESSAGE THAT IF YOU BRING DRUGS ON CAMPUS WHETHER IT'S IN A CAR OR NOT, YOU'RE GOING TO GET CAUGHT AND YOU'RE GOING TO PAY THE PRICE.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=to pay the price.]
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School officials say they plan four or five more searches before the end of the school year.

[8S-Elton-tickets]


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[TAPE#=98-73 1:55:31]
[GRAPHIC=Scalping]


Two would-be Elton John ticket scalpers had their day in court.
William Gray Turner, the Second, and Daniel L. Thomas received fines yesterday, but got to keep their concert tickets.
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[VO-NAT]


With the help of an ad in the newspaper, they lured vice squad officers to separate locations in the city.
In Turner's case, the deal was struck at the S-and-S cafeteria at Towers Mall.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


He thought he was going to get 900 dollars for four tickets... until he was arrested.
Thomas knew there was a city ordinance against re-selling tickets for more than their face value.
So he rejected the offer to meet at Towers. But he agreed to meet at Walmart on 220, thinking that was in the County.
He was wrong, by about 400 yards.
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[8E-L'burg-Council]


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[TAPE#=99-09 19:05]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg city council member Stewart Hobbs will keep taking care of the region's private planes.
Fellow council members voted to renew Hobbs' contract as the fixed base operator for the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Hobbs' company, Virginia Aviation, has been providing aircraft fueling, rental and maintenance services to the area's private pilots for 13 years.
After hearing presentations from Virginia Aviation and Hawthorne Aviation, council essentially voted not to fix what isn't broken.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I really believe]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT VIRGINIA AVIATION KNOWS THE MARKET MORE THAN HAWTHORNE, SO THAT WAS A PLUS IN THEIR FAVOR AS FAR AS BEING ABLE TO COMPLY WITH WHAT I FEEL WSA IMPORTANT WITH THE R.F.P. AND SO I WOULD SUPPORT THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=would support them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hobbs was not allowed to participate in the debate or the vote.
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[8WEATHER]


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Let's take a look now at the forecast--
Mostly sunny skies today, with a light southeast breeze.
Highs in the lower 60s.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows near 40.
And big changes ahead in the extended forecast...
Showers likely by Friday, with highs dropping from the 60s back down into the 30s and 40s for the weekend.
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