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The stars were out at last night's M-TV Music Awards.
We'll tell you who the big winners are.
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And in the local delegate's race.... Incumbent Democrat Dick Cranwell faced off with Republican opponent Al Bedrosian in a public debate last night.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wake up with us-- News 7 Mornin is straight ahead.

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It was a meeting of the candidates --- a forum held to give candidates a chance talk to voters about their agendas

.
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About seventy people turned out to listen to what the candidates had to offer.
For House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his opponent Al Bedrosian it was an opportunity to face -off on the issues.

Cranwell says one of the biggest issues they disagree on is public education and the use of vouchers.
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[IN Q=If we keep taking]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/ D-HOUSE OF DELEGATES: IF WE KEEP TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM THEM FOR VOUCHERS WE'RE HURTING AN ALREADY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.))
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But Bedrosian says he just wants to give parents the choice of where their kids attend school -- and if that means a tax credit or voucher -- it's a good idea.
And he says if Cranwell was concerned about the conditions of schools, he's had plenty of time to make changes.
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[SOT 02:22:32]
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((AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: HE SAID 60 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS ARE 25 YEARS AND OLDER AND I'M THINKING YOU'VE BEEN THERE FOR 28 YEARS AND WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT IT))
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Candidates for county offices also faced off last night.
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[ANCHOR=kimberly]
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Before last night's joint appearance, The National Rifle Association gave its support to Dick Cranwell's campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the NRA hosted a rally at the Catawba Community Center.
On a day when President Clinton was calling on Congress to pass tougher gun control legislation, LaPierre said the focus should remain on the enforcement of existing laws.
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[SOT 08:02:01]
[IN Q=Dick Cranwell and Virginia]

((DICK CRANWELL AND VIRGINIA ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE FREEDOM OF AMERICANS TO OWN FIREARMS, BUT ALSO TO CRACK DOWN ON ANYONE WHO MISUSES THEM. AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING IN THE LEGISLATURE AND THAT'S WHAT WE SUPPORT.))
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[OUT Q=and that's what we support.]
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LaPierre grew up in Roanoke, and says he has known Cranwell since the late sixties.
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[TAPE#=99-38 11:27]
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Governor Jim Gilmore has followed Attorney General Mark Earley and is the latest politician to attack the A-C-L-U on school safety issues. [TAKE GILMORE PAGE HERE]
In a letter to Virginia A-C-L-U director Kent Willis, Gilmore wrote
"... the ACLU's threats of lawsuits place Virginia's school children in jeopardy of physical harm by discouraging our teachers and administrators from enforcing school safety measures." [TAKE WILLIS PAGE HERE]
Willis fired back an e-mail to the Governor last night, saying he was mischaracterized.
Willis writes:
"The ACLU maintains that public schools... can be places where both student safety and individual freedoms can be protected."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./Wednesday]


Both Earley's and Gilmore's letters come in the same week a Chesterfield County 12 year old was kicked out of school for pink hair.
Jade Bunk was let back in after the ACLU pointed out a federal judge in Richmond had ruled in favor of a Surry County student with blue hair in June.
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Fire damaged a Roanoke house last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The home is in the 42-hundred block of Grandin Road.
The people who were inside the house when the fire started smelled smoke and got out safely.
Firefighters don't know what started the blaze.
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[Chained-Girl]


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The mother and grandfather of a six-year-old girl found chained to a bed were arraigned yesterday in Los Angeles.
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39-year-old Cindi Topper and 76-year-old Loren Bess are charged with felony child endangerment.
Authorities received an anonymous tip about the emaciated girl, Betty Topper.
She was found in a trash-filled home, wearing only a diaper and was unable to speak.
Police said the girl's mother told them Betty had been in and out of chains since she was a year old.
The judge entered NOT- guilty pleas on behalf of both the mother and the grandfather.
Bail was set at 250-thousand dollars each.
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In sports, we have the latest NASCAR news and highlights.
Here's Mike Stevens.
Good Morning Mike.
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The Virginia Supreme Court has refused to hear a mother's appeal to block a settlement granted to her biological daughter, who was switched at birth.
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[VO-NAT]
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Paula Johnson appealed a judge's approval of an 875- thousand dollar settlement for 4- year old Rebecca Chittum and the families raising her.
Yesterday the court ruled there was no error in that judgment.
Johnson's lawyer declined comment until she has had a chance to look over the ruling and discuss it with her client.
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An elderly Lexington woman says she suspected her home health care worker was stealing from her.. so she helped the cops catch the woman in the act.
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[VO-NAT]
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Delois Alexander suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has relied on in-home care for ten years.
Alexander says she recently began to realize that the woman helping her with her daily routine, was also helping herself to her clothes and money.
So Lexington police set up a hidden camera and caught the woman in the act.
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((DELOIS ALEXANDER/VICTIM: I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THEY CAN JUST STEAL.. ..PROBLEMS WITH THEM.)) ((SGT. TORBEN PEDERSON/LEXINGTON P.D.: JUST WHEN YOU HEAR.. ..STICK OF GUM.))
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The worker.. 57- year- old Hazel Wingler.. has been charged with eight counts of petit (petty) larceny.
She's been unable to post a one hundred dollar bond.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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He was known as "Catfish" to millions of baseball fans.
Yesterday, Jim "Catfish" Hunter lost his battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, dying at the age of 53.
Gary Apple reports.
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In medical news, researchers have made two new advancements in the fight against cancer.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((A NEW TEST THAT DETECTS A VIRUS LINKED TO CERVICAL CANCER COULD IMPROVE SCREENING FOR THE POTENTIALLY DEADLY DISEASE AND SAVE LIVES
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((vo)) DOCTORS IN BRITAIN SAY THE TEST IS GIVEN IN ADDITION TO A PAP SMEAR. THE COMBINATION THEY SAY INCREASES THE CHANCE OF FINDING THE HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS IN WOMEN OVER 34 YEARS OLD. RESEARCHERS SAY THAT ALMOST ALL WOMEN WITH CERVICAL CANCER TEST POSITIVE FOR THE PAPILLOMA VIRUS.
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((on cam)) IN OTHER CANCER NEWS, DOCTORS SAY A NEW DRUG COULD STOP THE TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS OF CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION THERAPY. THE DRUG WHICH HAS YET TO BE TESTED IN HUMANS STOPS HEALTHY CELLS FROM COMMITTING SUICIDE. DOCTORS HOPE TO START TESTING THE DRUG IN HUMANS WITHIN A YEAR.
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((vo)) RESEARCHERS FROM THE MAYO CLINIC SAY THEY NOW KNOW WHY WE GET SINUS INFECTIONS. ITS THE BODY'S WAY OF PROTECTING US AGAINST FUNGI. SCIENTISTS WILL START TO WORK WITH PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES TO SET UP TRIALS FOR MEDICINES THAT CONTROL FUNGI. AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


About 70 voters turned out for last night's open forum of local state and county candidates gearing up for the November elections.
Among them were incumbent Democrat Dick Cranwell and republican challenger Al Bedrosian, who faced off over education.
Earlier, Cranwell received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Fire officials are are trying to determine what caused a Grandin Road home to catch fire last night.
It took fire fighters about 45 minutes to find the location of the fire-- which was in upstairs storage area.
Authorities say there was heavy smoke and one fire fighter had to be sent to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And music's most popular acts took to the stage last night to perform and claim their honors at the M-TV Music Awards.
Hip Hop artist Lauren Hill was the biggest winner, taking home three statuettes.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, September 10th.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Bedrosian-Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-43 3:24]
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Local state and county candidates are racing to get votes before the November elections.
The candidates had an opportunity to go toe to toe against their opponents and discuss their agendas in an open forum last night.
Joy Sutton has details.
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(( About seventy people came out to hear from local candidates for county and state office.
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((JOE "BUTCH" CHURCH: CANDIDATE CATAWBA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS I'M ABOUT REPRESENTING THIS AREA AND I MEAN CATAWBA)) [RUNS6]
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And with the elections only a couple of months away -- the forum offered the opportunity for candidates to talk with voters and hear their concerns.
During the question and answer period several candidates were put on the spot including -- State Senator Bo Trumbo -- who was asked whether he supports students rights to keep guns in vehicles on school property.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/(R) FINCASTLE: WE FROM RICHMOND SHOULD NOT MAKE THAT DETERMINATION. IT A LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD DECIDES IT WANTS IT AS AN EXPULSION STATUTE OR EXPULSION POLICY THEN SO BE IT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=then so be it]
But nothing could take the attention away from House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his opponent Al Bedrosian --- who

ran neck and neck last election -- with Bedrosian only losing by a few percentage points.
Cranwell says the biggest issue they disagree on is public education and vouchers..
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[IN Q=Voucher those]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON: VOUCHERS THOSE TYPES OF KINDS OF THINGS HURT PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WHAT IT DOES IS TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM OUR SCHOOLS THAT ALREADY NOT AS WELL FUNDED AS OTHER SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA. PUTTING OUR STUDENTS AT A DISADVANTAGE)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=a disadvantage]


But Bedrosian says that parents should have the right to choose what schools their kids attend and if that means using vouchers or a tax credit it's a good idea.
And he says if Cranwell is so concerned about the conditions of our schools, he's had plenty of years to make changes.
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((AL BEDROSIAN/HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: YOU'VE BEEN THERE FOR 28 YEARS. WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT. I MEAN WE CAN'T HAVE A CRISIS EVERY ELECTION YEAR AND I THINK THAT THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT LOCALITIES ARE HAVING IN SCHOOLS. I THINK THAT IS JUST A MISMANAGEMENT OF MONEY)) [RUNS13] [OUT Qof money]
When it was all over the issues of gun control, school safety, and quality education seemed to be the top priorities for voters.
And as the election draws closer and candidates push their agendas --- it may be their stances on these issues that


determine the outcome. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County. ))

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Before last night's joint appearance, The National Rifle Association gave its support to Dick Cranwell's campaign.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the NRA hosted a rally at the Catawba Community Center.
On a day when President Clinton was calling on Congress to pass tougher gun control legislation, LaPierre said the focus should remain on the enforcement of existing laws.
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[IN Q=Dick Cranwell and Virginia]

((DICK CRANWELL AND VIRGINIA ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE FREEDOM OF AMERICANS TO OWN FIREARMS, BUT ALSO TO CRACK DOWN ON ANYONE WHO MISUSES THEM. AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING IN THE LEGISLATURE AND THAT'S WHAT WE SUPPORT.))
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LaPierre grew up in Roanoke, and says he has known Cranwell since the late sixties.
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[E-VA-Guns]


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Yesterday, the President announced new money for gun-buyback programs as well as other gun control-proposals.
In Virginia, gun buybacks haven't been used much since the mid-90s.
The group Virginians Against Handgun Violence says getting any gun off the street is good.
But the programs tend be successful one time, getting guns that are turned over voluntarily.
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[IN Q=Those weapons]

((LT. COL. FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND DEPUTY CHIEF: THOSE WEAPONS MIGHT NOT BE THE ONES BROUGHT FORWARD BY CRIMINALS, BUT MIGHT BE ONES THAT ARE EASILY PLACED LATER IN THE HANDS ... ARE GOOD.))
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Richmond's police department seizes more than a hundred guns from criminals each month -- but hasn't allocated money for a buyback since 1994.
The department took gun control a step further this month.
It signed a contract to replace some 800 service revolvers with new guns-- but required the dealer to resell the old guns only to other law enforcement agencies.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Fire investigators are trying to figure out what caused a house fire last night in 42-hundred block of Grandin Road.
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[VO-NAT]
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It took fire fighters about 45 minutes to get to the source of the fire-- which was in upstairs storage area.
Authorities say there was heavy smoke and one fire fighter was sent to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
Richard Bova's mother lived in there alone.
He was dropping her off -- when he smelled something burning.
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((RICHARD BOVA/OWNER'S SON: WE SAID WE BETTER CALL 911 JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT BECAUSE THAT SMELL IN THERE COULD BE SOMETHING. IT COULD BE SOMETHING GOING ON))
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When fire fighters arrived minutes later the back of the house was in flames.
Authorities say it appears the fire may have started in a light fixture.
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Some Henry County children spent yesterday partying like it was 9 - 9 - 99.
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Students at John Redd Smith Elementary dedicated the ninth day of the ninth year of 1999 to celebrating the number nine.
All 350 of the them lined up on the field... forming the numbers 9 - 9 - 99.
They came to school dressed to the nines....
And all their classwork for the day centered around the number nine.
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[MTV-Music-Awards]


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Hip Hop and Latin rhythms were the winning combination at last night's M-TV music awards.
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The show featured electrifying live performances and clips from this year's hottest videos.
Lauren Hill was the big winner, taking home three awards including Best Female Video, Best R and B Video and Best Video of the Year for "Doo Wop (That Thing)".
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Latin sensation Ricky Martin took home the award for best dance video for "Livin' La Vida Loca."
Will Smith's Latin- inspired "Miami" won for Best Male Video.
The Best New Artist honor went to newcomer Eminem's edgy "My Name Is."
And M-T-V veterans T-L-C won Best Group Video for "No Scrubs."
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Dozens of Tech students are hoping to be cast in a film that's scheduled to be shot in Blacksburg next week.
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The film's casting director is searching for extras to play college students as they would have looked in the 1960's.
They're also searching for folks in their 40's and 50's to play the role of parents.
The movie will chronicle the lives of millionaires Robert Pamplin, Junior and his father.
Both attended Virginia Tech and have donated millions to the school.
The movie is being shot in Blacksburg because much of the film centers on the younger Pamplin's experience as a member of Tech's Corps of Cadets.
Casting will continue today at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.
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In sports, the Friday football are getting ready for another big night.
Here's Mike Stevens with what rivals are set to play.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


House of Delegates candidates Dick Cranwell and Al Bedrosian faced off last night in the first forum of the 99 campaign.
The two differed mainly on education and the use of school vouchers.
Democrat Cranwell says money shouldn't be taken away from already hurting public schools to use for vouchers while Republican candidate Bedrosian says if tax credits or vouchers give parents a choice about where their kids attend school, it's a good idea.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The N-R-A is standing behind incumbent Dick Cranwell.
N-R-A chief executive Wayne LaPierre says Cranwell and Virginia are leading the way in tougher enforcement of existing laws instead of efforts to ban guns outright.
LaPierre grew up in Roanoke, and says he has known Cranwell since the late sixties.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The case of a girl with pink hair who was kicked out of school is creating more bad blood between politicians and the A-C-L-U.
Governor Gilmore says the threat of lawsuits from the A-C-L-U is keeping teachers and administrators from enforcing school safety measures.
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In addition to being the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States....Thomas Jefferson also had quite a GREEN THUMB.
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The gardens of Monticello have been restored to the luster of Jefferson's era.... with un-usual flowers and some 250 varieties of vegetables.
Visitors to Jefferson's home can take garden tours every day, on the hour.
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((PETER HATCH/GARDENS & GROUNDS DIR.: HE WAS REALLY A ZEALOUS GARDENER. HE KEPT A DIARY CALLED "THE GARDEN BOOK" THAT WAS PUBLISHED, SOME 700 PAGES LONG. IT INCLUDES ALL HIS NOTES AND DESIGNS AND PLANS FOR THE GARDENS HERE AT MONTICELLO.))
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Come along for a stroll through these historic gardens and learn more about the "natural" side of Thomas Jefferson in this
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