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This morning's clouds and patchy fog will give way to partly sunny skies a little later on..with a gradual warming trend as high pressure builds in.
Dry weather until mid- week...then a possibility of showers.
Details, straight ahead.
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[Columbine]


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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
Classes resume today at Columbine High school in Colorado, site of the nation's deadliest school shooting.
On April 20th two seniors went on a shooting rampage killing twelve of their classmates and then themselves.
Jennifer Jones joins us from Littleton with the story.
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Rick Barger/Abiding Hope Lutheran Church;]
[SUPER=01-Samantha Roman/Columbine Cheerleader;]
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((The bullet holes are filled and there is no evidence of the blood that once splattered these walls. But all the fresh paint in the world can't ease the uncertainty many are feeling this morning.
SOT: Kathy Wyatt/Teacher

"I am apprehensive how everybody is going to be handling coming back. If we are going to be on different levels, not going to be as cohesive as we once were. I worry about that. I definitely have some anxiety about that" Track 2 And that anxiety is understandable. On April 20th two students planted bombs and sprayed bullets inside the school. Killed in the incident were 12 of their classmates and a teacher. Track 3 The Littleton community is doing all they can to make today as normal as possible. At a church service on Sunday, one local minister talked about the how well the town withstood this tragedy."
SOT: Rev. Rick Barger/Abiding Hope Lutheran Church

"We took one of the biggest sledgehammer blows possible but we did not stay down on the mat, we got up." Track 4 These words comforted many students who came out to pray on the day before classes were to begin.
SOT: "Samantha Roman/Columbine Cheerleader

I'm ready to go back I want to see my friends and just get on with the new year and put what happened behind us." Stand-up No one expects starting over to be easy. But school administrators hope that new security measures like more guards and surveillance cameras will calm frazzled nerves. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Littleton, Colorado.))

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An accident in Roanoke County has closed Route 116 near the Franklin County line.
Dispatchers say a beer truck overturned around midnight and crews are still working to clean up the accident.
The accident happened near the intersection with Carr (Roos) Rouse Road.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Roadblocks, pepper spray, even gunfire, couldn't stop a suspect who led police on a one hour chase through the streets of Roanoke early yesterday morning..
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It all started on Campbell Avenue at Market Square, when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle going the wrong way down this one way street.
Police say the driver, Gary Wayne Proctor, wouldn't stop and lead them on a pursuit into Old Southwest.
He allegedly rammed this white car underneath a porch of a house, hit several vehicles including a police car and tried to hit a pedestrian.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He was just bouncing]

((JEFF JANSEN: HE WAS JUST BOUNCING OFF CARS, POLICE HAD HIM BLOCKED IN SO TO SPEAK. HE WAS BASHING CARS, BACK AND FORTH, REVERSE, AND FORWARD UP IN THE YARDS))
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Police fired seven shots at Proctor, but didn't hit him.
After he was finally captured, police charged Proctor with five counts of attempted malicious wounding, possession of a concealed weapon, failure to stop for police and driving the wrong way on a one way street.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:35:04]
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Motorist no longer have to worry about taking a detour to get around Williamson road in downtown Roanoke.
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The southbound lanes of Williamson between Salem and Campbell Avenues have finally reopened after being closed for about a month.
The street was shut down because the city was concerned that the Old Shenandoah Hotel might fall on it.
An anchor system has now been installed to brace the exterior wall of the hotel.
The Old Shenandoah hotel is being renovated by Center in the Square for future use by the Mill Mountain theater.
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[1-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the P-G-A Championship came down to a battle between two young players.
Here's Roy Stanley with a look at who took home the title.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[On Record]
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Welcome Back to News 7 Mornin'
People all around the world mourned the death of Elvis Aron Presley on August 16, 1977.
But a man at Smith Mountain Lake says the King lives on.
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[SUPER=01-Philip Aitcheson/The Presley Commission]
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[Steve Live]

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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Elvis))

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This year's Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax awarded top honors to a (Doe-broe) dobro player from Jefferson, North Carolina.
Randy Pasley was named "best all-around performer" when awards were handed out early yesterday morning.
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Thousands of fans of bluegrass and old-time music gathered in Felts Park all week for the 64th annual convention.


Bragging rights and twenty- thousand dollars in cash prizes were at stake in the individual and band competitions.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The group, M-T-V, from Bristol won the bluegrass band contest.
And the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, from Galax, were named the top old- time band.
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We have a list of ALL the winners posted on our website-- go to WDBJ-7-com and click on WebWatch.
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[WebWatch]


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Before long you could be "driving" through the information highway.. literally.
And while you are cruising around, you can mail letters to the home of the real Blair Witch.
Eric Earnhart has more in this week's WebWatch.
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=News-7, Roanoke]

(([intro]
[RUNS= :05]

Internet access is moving from the desktop to the dashboard. General Motors will test market cars with voice-activated internet service. It's creating an independed unit called E-GM, to coordinate all it's internet activities.

You've felt drought and seen the numbers, but if you want to really SEE how low Carvin's Cove is, save yourself a trip by visiting the Cove-cam on the Roanoke city website... City officials hope in re-inforces the need for on-going mandatory water restrictions.

Internet postage is almost online. Two websites are up... Stamps-dot-com will offer free software and should begin selling online next month.... E-Stamp is up and running now, but you have to buy a small piece of hardware that plugs into the back of your computer. Both sites let you print the stamp directly on your envelope... other companies are expected to follow suit.

Want to know the Truth behind the Blair Witch Project? Ask the "witches" themselves.
So many people got caught up in the legend created by the film-makes, the people of Burkittsville Maryland set up a website telling folks IT'S JUST A MOVIE!!!
The site reveals the real history of the small town, and, if you send them them a nice, a creative letter with a self-addressed stamped envelope, the folks in Burkittsville say they'll try to write back, and you'll have a stamp with an authentic Burkittsville postmark.

For links to these sites, click on WebWatch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ-7-dot-com.))

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, patients with a deadly brain cancer have new hope.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((THERE IS A NEW TREATMENT OPTION AVAILABLE TO PEOPLE WITH ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY FORMS OF BRAIN CANCER KNOWN AS ANA-PLASTIC ASTRO-CYTOMA.
VT-VO THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION JUST APPROVED THE USE OF TEMODAR...THE FIRST NEW CHEMOTHERAPY AGENT FOR THE DISEASE IN MORE THAN 20 YEARS. IN CLINICAL TRIALS NINE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO USED THE DRUG SAW THEIR TUMORS SHRINK UNTIL THEY WERE NO LONGER VISIBLE BY MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. ANOTHER TWENTY EIGHT PERCENT FOUND THEIR TUMOR STOPPED GROWING FOR AT LEAST TWO CONSECUTIVE MONTHS.
VT-VO A NEW STUDY ON INNER CITY CHILDREN AND ASTHMA FOUND THE BREATHING DISORDER MAY BE MORE COMMON THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT. THE SURVEY OF MORE THAN SIX HUNDRED YOUNGSTERS IN CHICAGO REVEALED THAT THE PREVALENCE OF ASTHMA THERE WAS TWICE AS HIGH AS THE NATIONAL RATE. RESEARCHERS ALSO SUGGEST A GOOD MANY OF THE CHILDREN THEY TESTED ARE NEVER PROPERLY TREATED FOR THE BREATHING DISORDER.
VT-VO AND RESEARCHERS SAY HORMONE INJECTIONS MAY HELP PEOPLE WITH OSTEOPOROSIS. SCIENTISTS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FOUND MICE INJECTED WITH THE PARA-THYROID HORMONE HAD AN INCREASE IN BONE MASS. THE HORMONE WORKS BY PREVENTING THE DEATH OF BONE FORMING CELLS KNOWN AS OSTEOBLASTS. IF THE PROCEDURE CAN BE TESTED ON HUMANS, DOCTORS IN THE STUDY SAY IT MIGHT PROVIDE ANOTHER TREATMENT OPTION TO THE MORE THAN 25 MILLION AMERICANS AFFLICTED WITH OSTEOPORISIS.

ONCAM=MIKA


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

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[On Record]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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In just a few hours, students and faculty will return to Columbine High, site of the nation's deadliest school shooting.
Over the summer, new security measures were added to the school. they include the posting of additional guards and new surveillance cameras.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]


A Roanoke man faces multiple charges this morning in connection with a police chase yesterday through downtown Roanoke.
Police say while pursuing Gary Wayne Proctor, he hit several cars and nearly ran down a pedestrian.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And they're in Memphis this morning to remember the day the King died.
Elvis Presley died August 16th, 1977 and thousands passed his grave at Graceland last night during a candlelight Vigil.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, August 16th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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It's the first day of school for students in various parts of the country today.
While the first day of school is usually nerve racking, that is especially so this morning for students attending one high school in Colorado.
They're returning to Columbine High, the site of the nation's deadliest school shooting.
Jennifer Jones reports.
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[4:43:20]
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[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kathy Wyatt/Teacher; :12]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Rick Barger/Abiding Hope Lutheran Church; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Samantha Roman/Columbine Cheerleader; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting; 1:35]
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(( The bullet holes are filled and there is no evidence of the blood that once splattered these walls. But all the fresh paint in the world can't ease the uncertainty many are feeling this morning.
SOT: Kathy Wyatt/Teacher

"I am apprehensive how everybody is going to be handling coming back. If we are going to be on different levels, not going to be as cohesive as we once were. I worry about that. I definitely have some anxiety about that" Track 2 And that anxiety is understandable. On April 20th two students planted bombs and sprayed bullets inside the school. Killed in the incident were 12 of their classmates and a teacher. Track 3 The Littleton community is doing all they can to make today as normal as possible. At a church service on Sunday, one local minister talked about the how well the town withstood this tragedy."
SOT: Rev. Rick Barger/Abiding Hope Lutheran Church

"We took one of the biggest sledgehammer blows possible but we did not stay down on the mat, we got up." Track 4 These words comforted many students who came out to pray on the day before classes were to begin.
SOT: "Samantha Roman/Columbine Cheerleader

I'm ready to go back I want to see my friends and just get on with the new year and put what happened behind us." Stand-up No one expects starting over to be easy. But school administrators hope that new security measures like more guards and surveillance cameras will calm frazzled nerves. Jennifer Jones, CBS News, Littleton, Colorado.))

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[WRITER=dse]
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Route 116 in Roanoke County is closed this morning because of an accident.
Dispatchers say a beer truck overturned around midnight and crews are still working to clean up the accident.
The accident happened near the Franklin County line at the intersection with Carr (Roos) Rouse Road.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-21 1:35:04]
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You won't have to take a detour around Williamson Road in downtown Roanoke this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The southbound lanes of Williamson Road between Salem and Campbell Avenues have finally reopened after being closed for about a month.
The street was closed down because the city was concerned that the Old Shenandoah Hotel might fall on it.
An anchor system has now been installed to brace the exterior wall of the hotel.
The Old Shenandoah hotel is being renovated by Center in the Square for future use by the Mill Mountain theater.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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The man who led police on a chase through the streets of Roanoke yesterday morning faces a number of charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It all started on Campbell Avenue at Market Square, when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle going the wrong way down this one way street.
Police say the driver, Gary Wayne Proctor, wouldn't stop and lead them on a pursuit into Old Southwest.
Residents on Howbert Street say Proctor hit 7 cars.
He rammed this white car underneath a porch of a house, hit several vehicles including a police car and tried to hit a pedestrian.
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[IN Q=He was just bouncing]

((JEFF JANSEN: HE WAS JUST BOUNCING OFF CARS, POLICE HAD HIM BLOCKED IN SO TO SPEAK. HE WAS BASHING CARS, BACK AND FORTH, REVERSE, AND FORWARD UP IN THE YARDS))
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Police fired seven shots at Proctor, but didn't hit him.
After he was finally captured, police charged Proctor with five counts of attempted malicious wounding, possession of a concealed weapon, failure to stop for police and driving the wrong way on a one way street.
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[TAPE#=99-30 48:11]
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Ever since a Capitol Hill newspaper reported that 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode received an offer from Republicans to switch parties, speculation about his intentions has run rampant.
But the real question is whether a difference in party affiliation really matters to voters.
Marya Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He's pro-gun, pro-tobacco,]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=10-Rep. Virgil Goode/(D) 5th District/1996; :07 QUICK!]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :11]
[SUPER=04-1999; :19]
[SUPER=01-Norma Howard/5th District Voter; :32]
[SUPER=01-Joe Northen/5th District Voter; :41]
[SUPER=01-Tucker Watkins/5th District Republican Chair; 1:02]
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(( He's pro-gun, pro-tobacco and anti-abortion. But, from the beginning, Virgil Goode has insisted he's a full-fledged Democrat.
[SOT from THA story]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A DEMOCRAT AND I WILL STAY A DEMOCRAT.)) [RUNS:04]
But ever since Republicans reportedly dangled the offer of a House appropriations seat, Goode's position has become insistently vague.
[SOT 25:35 - :43]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE: I'M JUST GOING TO LOOK AT 2000 WHEN 2000 COMES AND HOPE THAT I'LL BE ABLE TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION.)) [RUNS:08]
Outside Danville's Post Office, many 5th District voters say they stand behind the man and not the party.
[SOT 51:33 - :42]

((NORMA HOWARD: IT'S A MATTER OF WHAT HE STANDS FOR AND THE PROGRAMS THAT HE'S INVOLVED IN AND WHAT HE'S DONE FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND I THINK HE'S DONE A GOOD JOB. )) [RUNS:09]
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((JOE NORTHEN: I HAVE VOTED FOR HIM IN THE PAST AND UNLESS I KNOW SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT ABOUT HIM IN THE FUTURE, I PROBABLY WOULD VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN. MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT? NORTHEN: YES, REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT.)) [RUNS:10]
Fifth District Republican Party Chair Tucker Watkins says Goode already votes more like a Virginia Republican. That's why Watkins claims his party has made an offer that'll be hard for Goode to pass up.
[SOT 42:36]

((TUCKER WATKINS/5TH DISTRICT REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR: I THINK IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY FOR VIRGIL GOODE TO HAVE MORE CLOUT IN CONGRESS. AND WITH THAT, BRING MORE BENEFITS TO THE FIFTH DISTRICT.)) [RUNS:07]
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says Democrats won't let Goode go without a fight.
[SOT 1:00:10 - :15]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/(D) DANVILLE: I WOULD THINK THAT THOSE POWERS THAT BE WOULD STAND TO MATCH WHATEVER OFFER IS ON THE TABLE.)) [RUNS:05]
For now, voters in the Fifth District are speculating on exactly where Goode will land.
But Goode says if he DOES make an announcement, voters in his home district will be the first to know.
Marya Jones, News 7, Danville.))

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The Republican who represents Roanoke calls Goode "a good friend" -- though he said he doesn't know if his comrade has been tempted with a lucrative committee assignment.
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But Bob Goodlatte, in Roanoke last week, did say there's no doubt Republicans want Goode to join the party.
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((GOODLATTE: THERE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSIONS WITH HIM. BUT I CAN'T CONFIRM ANY PARTICULAR DISCUSSIONS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. I DO KNOW THERE IS DEFINITELY A LOT OF INTEREST IN THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP OF CONGRESSMAN GOODE SWITCHING PARTIES.))


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Goodlatte said, either way, he looks forward to serving another term with Goode in the House.


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[On Record]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Elvis))

[Elvis]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN;]


And more than two decades later thousands still flock to Graceland to pay respect to the King at his Graceland mansion.
A Candlelight vigil was held last night, the highlight of Elvis week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((FAITH ROGERS: "I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A HUGE ELVIS FAN...I DON'T KNOW WHY...IT'S NOT LIKE I WAS AROUND WHEN HE WAS ALIVE...BUT I'VE ALWAYS HAD THIS MAJOR THING FOR ELVIS...AND WE COME HERE EVERY YEAR."))
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[OUT Q=come here every year.]
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Elvis is buried by a small garden beside the estate's swimming pool.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-34 23:17]
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Labor leader Lane Kirkland is being remembered as a man who helped re-unite the country's labor unions.
The 77-year old former President of the AFL-CIO died Saturday.
Ten years ago, he was arrested in Southwest Virginia while rallying with striking coal miners.
Eric Earnhart covered the story in 1989 and has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The United Mine Workers]
[SUPER=03-Russell Co./May 5, 1989; :00]
[SUPER=09-Eric Earnhart/Reporting/May 5, 1989; :17]
[SUPER=01-Lane Kirkland/AFL-CIO President; :37]
[SUPER=03-Lebanon/August 23, 1989; :45]
[SUPER=01-Rich Trumka/UMW President; :57]
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(( The United Mine Worker's of a America's strike against the Pittston Coal Company began in a region geographically, and in many ways culturally isolated from the rest of the world.
But the fight quickly caught Lane Kirkland's attention as he worked to re-energize union membership nation-wide.



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This show of force came just hours before negotiations were scheduled to begin in New York... The union has vowed to keep the pressure on Pittston.

It was a battle made up of powerful images.... miners sitting in road blocking coal trucks... carried to jail as others took their place, and Kirkland stepped right into the middle of it.

(Kirkland speech---protest)



In a move to show Southwest Virginia miners would not have to stand alone... he led a delegation of 18 labor leaders to Lebanon, gathered on the steps of the Russell County Courthouse, joining UMW president Rich Trumka.

(Trumka speech--protest)


and then they sat down sat down, blocking access to the building...
Kirkland wanted to be arrested, and he was... The image of Kirkland and UMW president Rich Trumka going to jail together energized the miners who flocked to a union rally later in the day, where Kirkland once again brought the union membership back together.

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The miners eventually got and approved a new contract, declaring victory...
As for the courthouse incident, a judge dismissed all charges against Kirkland, Trumka, and the other labor leaders involved, citing their good behavior following their arrest.))


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag once again.
Roy Stanley has the 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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An accident in Roanoke County has closed Route 116 near the Franklin County line.
Dispatchers say a beer truck overturned around midnight and crews are still working to clean up the accident.
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The southbound lanes of Williamson Road between Salem and Campbell Avenues have reopened after being closed for several weeks.
The street was closed because engineers were concerned that the Old Shenandoah Hotel might fall on it.
An anchor system has now been installed to brace the exterior wall of the hotel.
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The man who led Roanoke police on a chase through the city faces criminal charges.
Police say Gary Wayne Proctor hit several vehicles, including a police car and tried to hit a pedestrian.
Officers fired seven shots at Proctor, but didn't hit him.
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