[Bedrosian-Cranwell]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-38 18:31]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


This is the second time Al Bedrosian has challenged Dick Cranwell's House of Delegates seat.
Last night they debated the issue at a Candidates forum.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There was standing]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;00]
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/ (R) House of Delegates Candidate;17]
[SUPER=@Cranwell;52]
[SUPER=07-Mills Hobbs;1:23]
[SUPER=@Joy1]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=Sutton, News 7]


((There was standing room only as voters came out to hear from House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his opponent Al Bedrosian.
The issues of school choice and public education were hot topics at the debate.
At one point Bedrosian said he was offended by some of Cranwell's comments.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:34:01]
[IN Q=Mr. Cranwell]

((AL BEDROSIAN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE:MR. CRANWELL STANDS UP HERE TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION LIKE HE'S THE EXPERT ON EDUCATION. YOU ALL ARE THE EXPERTS ON EDUCATION. THE PARENTS OUT THERE. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT'S BEST TO DO FOR MY FOUR CHILDREN THAN ME. THIS IS NOT A GAME, THIS IS NOT AN EXPERIMENT)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=an experiment]


Bedrosian says he wants to give parents the right to choose where their children attend school by use of a tax credit or voucher.
But Cranwell says this will only cost tax payers more-- and hurts public education.
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[SOT 20:31:58]
[IN Q=You know who gets]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON:YOU KNOW WHO IS GOING TO GET STUCK WITH THE TAB TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION. YOU... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL ARE ALREADY UNDER FUNDED)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=already underfunded]


But this is not the only matter the candidates disagree on.
Bedrosian is a strong pro-life supporter -- while Cranwell supports the current abortion laws-- which make abortion legal under certain circumstances.
Several other issues came out during the forum including school safety, HMO's and the future of Interstate-73.
Some voters say this forum will help them make up their minds come election day.
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[SOT 20:48:13]
[IN Q=A lot of issues]

((MILLS HOBBS: A LOT OF ISSUES CAME OUT PEOPLE HAD NO IDEA ABOUT. I THINK MOST OF THEM WERE EXPLAINED. ANYBODY WHO GOES AWAY UNEDUCATED TONIGHT... WEREN'T GOING TO ACCEPT ANYTHING.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=accept anything]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Some voters think]

(( JOY SUTTON/REPORTER:SOME VOTERS THINK THIS COULD BE A CLOSE RACE FOR THE DELEGATE SEAT.
LAST ELECTION, CRANWELL DEFEATED BEDROSIAN BY A FEW PERCENTAGE POINTS. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7))
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[OUT Q=N7]))





[E-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:34:59]
[GRAPHIC=campaign 99]



State Senate Candidate Jim Jones was convicted of assault six years ago.
Yesterday, he denounced those allegations-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Jones appeared at a Christiansburg news conference with family, friends, and employees of his business, Lifeline Ambulance Service.
The allegations date back to March, 1993... the day a storm dumped three feet of snow in western Virginia.
At the ambulance office, and a Blacksburg townhouse, a former employee claimed that Jones made inappropriate comments and unwanted sexual advances.
He was convicted of misdemeanor assault and fined 250 dollars... but Jones says it never happened.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One side of the story]

((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: ONE SIDE OF THE STORY HAS BEEN LEFT FLOATING AROUND AND I DON'T THINK IT WAS FAIR TO TAKE JUST ONE SIDE OF THE STORY, BUT THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TODAY, TRYING TO GET THE OTHER SIDE OF IT OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Jones/(R) State Senate Candidate]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=get the other side of it out.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Jones told Republican leaders about the conviction before he was nominated and says he never tried to hide it from anyone.
Meanwhile, his Democratic opponent State Senator Madison Marye has released a statement, calling on Republican leaders to withdraw their support.

[SMITH]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal scales]


He wasn't convicted of a crime, still a Roanoke teenager has a 10 day jail sentence to serve.
In April, James Everette Smith made a false bomb threat at Northside High School.
The threat came just a week after the fatal school shootings in Littleton, Colorado.. Yesterday, a Juvenile judge said he wanted Smith to feel the consequences of his action without having his life ruined. Judge Philip Trompeter took the case under advisement, meaning the charge could be dismissed if Smith follows court instructions and stays out of trouble. He will be allowed to serve the sentence on weekends.

[E-School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:12:51]
[GRAPHIC=School Safety]


Police and school officials hope a new program will help kids fight crime at school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the Crime Line for calling in tips.
Students will remain anonymous.
And if their tips help police prevent a real crime ... students can earn as much as a hundred dollars.
Student's at Patrick Henry High welcome the idea-
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[SOT 4:37:48////////4:33:27]
[bump sots]
[IN Q=i think most]

((JAMIE PAYNE/PH FRESHMAN: I THINK MOST PEOPLE ARE AFRAID THAT IF THEY TELL, THE PERSON'S GOING TO COME AFTER THEM AND BEAT THEM UP/////////////JONATHAN KATZ/PH SOPHOMORE: IF THEY KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING DOWN LIKE A DRUG BUST OR SHOOTINGS, BOMB SCARES -- THEY CAN CALL AND HELP THE SAFETY OF PH.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Payne/P.H. Freshman;00]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Katz/P.H. Sophomore;07]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=safety of PH]
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
Crime Line is available for students in the Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem and Botetourt County School Districts...


The number is 3-4-4 8-5-0-0.
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[E-Education]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:09:32]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Education experts at Virginia Commonwealth University are predicting a teacher shortage
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[VO-NAT]


At the middle school level, 300 new math and science teachers will be needed each year.
And right now, 49 percent of middle school science teachers do NOT meet the new certification requirements... and neither do 52 percent of middle school math teachers.
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[SOT 10:00:43]
[IN Q=It makes]

((KIRK SCHRODER/VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT MAKES THE CASE FOR LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE LICENSER ROUTES TO ALLOW PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE-- CHEMISTS, BIOLOGISTS, OTHERS-- WHO WANT TO LOOK FOR A SECOND CAREER IN THE TEACHING FIELD WHO HAVE TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF KNOWLEDGE, TO TRY TO STREAMLINE GETTING THEM INTO THE TEACHING FIELD.))
[SUPER=01-Kirk Schroeder/Virginia Board of Education]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=teaching field.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new V-C-U study also shows that 56 percent of middle school science teachers didn't even major or minor in the subject area they're teaching.
67 percent or a full two-thirds of middle school math teachers did NOT major or minor in math.
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[Floyd]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Aftermath]


Authorities in eastern North Carolina are fighting high water as they look for as many as 35 people still missing since Hurricane Floyd hit last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Near Greenville, NC;]

[4:26:16]
Rescue workers are using helicopters and boats to search for victims in Pitt County, where water remains at rooftop level.
So far, at least 42 people have died in North Carolina because of the storm.
Property damage is expected to exceed the six billion dollar tab left by Hurricane Fran in 19-96.
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[E-Disaster-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-36]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Relief]


Local residents are helping those hit hard by Hurricane Floyd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Red Cross is accepting cash contributions. Volunteers say money is the most effective way to provide rapid relief and enables the most flexible use of resources.

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[SOT ub 14 47 05]
[IN Q=Here, in the]

((JENNIE SUE MURDOCK/DISASTER SERVICES VOLUNTEER: HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY THERE IS A CAMPAIGN ON FOR FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS. RED CROSS DOES NOT HAVE TRUCKS OR WAREHOUSES TO HANDLE DISPOSABLE GOODS.))
[SUPER=01-Jennie Sue Murdock/Disaster Services Volunteer; ]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=disposable goods.]
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[VO-NAT]

Right now, the Roanoke Valley has seven volunteers responding to affected areas. 185 to 200 people are still in shelters in Franklin, Virginia. Donors can designate where their contributions go.
Grab a pen or pencil if you'd like to make a donation or volunteer-- the number is 1-800-HELP-NOW or you can send a contribution to the Red Cross at 352 Church Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 24016.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news,
Doctors are claiming success with an experimental ovarian implant procedure which they say could help infertile women have children.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY FOR YOUNG WOMEN WITH OVARIAN CANCER. A POSSIBLE MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH MAY COUNTER-ACT A CRUEL SIDE EFFECT OF THEIR TREATMENT....INFERTILITY.

VT=VO

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, DOCTORS IN NEW YORK SUCCESSFULLY TRANSPLANTED AN OVARY. FERTILITY EXPERTS CAUTION HOWEVER THIS IS NOT A MAGIC BULLET THAT WILL REVERSE MENOPAUSE OR INFERTILITY BUT WOULD INSTEAD BE A CURE FOR THOSE UNDERGOING EARLY MENOPAUSE DUE TO CHEMOTHERAPY FOR OVARIAN AND OTHER CANCERS.

VT=VO

A REPORT IN THIS WEEK'S BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL SUGGESTS THAT BABIES WHO DRINK BREAST MILK FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS HAD ADDED PROTECTION AGAINST ASTHMA AND OTHER ALLERGIES. OTHER RECENT STUDIES SUGGEST THAT BREAST FED CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE OBESE, HAVE FEWER EAR INFECTIONS AND LESS DIARRHEA. AND EARLIER THIS WEEK, YET ANOTHER STUDY SUGGESTED BREAST FED BABIES HAVE HIGHER I-Q'S.

VT=VO

AND THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NEVER ENDING BATTLE OVER THE BULGE. THE FIRST COMES FROM THE WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE IN MASSACHUSETTS. SCIENTISTS THERE REPORT FINDING A PROTEIN THAT PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN HOW THE BODY ABSORBS FAT. THIS PROTEIN MAY BE A LIKELY TARGET FOR ANTI-OBESITY THERAPY. AND A NEW STUDY IN THE JOURNAL "NEURON" REPORTS THAT RESEARCHERS WORKING WITH RATS SAID THEY IDENTIFIED THE BRAIN CELLS THAT CONTROL EATING AND APPETITE. IF THIS "FAT THERMOSTAT" WORKS THE SAME WAY IN HUMANS AS IT DOES IN RODENTS, DRUG COMPANIES MAY FIND A WAY TO MANIPULATE IT.

ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, nEW YORK.))



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


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


A witness said it looked like something out of a movie.
Last night a woman drove her Mercedes into Manhattan restaurant.
She wasn't injured.
But one person was killed and more than 20 taken to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Rescuers in earthquake stricken Taiwan have found a six-year-old boy alive amid the rubble of his destroyed apartment building.
The rescue comes more than 80 hours after the quake which killed at least 21-hundred people.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There is new hope that women with ovarian cancer could get pregnant. Doctors say an experimental ovarian tissue transplant performed in New York allowed a prematurely menopausal woman to develop an egg, ovulate and menstruate.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday September 24th .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=earthquake]


Nearly four days after the devastating earthquake in Taiwan a six year old boy has been found alive in the rubble.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;]

[4:05:30]
After rescue teams heard his voice they had to remove pieces of concrete by hand to free him, fearing any kind of machinery would worsen the situation.
Elsewhere in Taiwan, rescue crews have given up hope of finding any more survivors and heavy equipment is being brought in to clear out the rubble of collapsed buildings.
The earthquake, which struck Monday killed more than 21-hundred people.
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[TIMOR]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


International peace keepers say the arrest of a militia gang leader in East Timor should let other lawbreakers know they can't run or hide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dili, East Timor;]

[4:04:19]
Meantime, dozens more Indonesian troops abandoned their barracks today in East Timor.
Around 90 soldiers left the Capital city as a three thousand strong international peacekeeping force prepared to enter East Timor. [4:02:58]
The departing troops are believed responsible for setting fire to a former government quest house.
No one was hurt, and the soldiers were not caught.
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[NY-AX]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


One person is dead and more than 20 others injured after a freak accident in New York City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[4:17]
Police say a woman in a Mercedes drove through the front window of a restaurant in going all the way through to the back wall.
The driver only suffered minor injuries.
One person was killed and 24 others were taken to the hospital.
There is no word yet if charges will be filed.
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[Delegates-Debate]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-38]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign '99]


It could be a close race for two candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his challenger Al Bedrosian debated several issues at a forum last night.
But the biggest area these candidates disagree on is education.
Bedrosian wants to give parents the right to choose where their children attend school --- by using a tax credit or

school vouchers.
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[SOT 17:06:03]
[IN Q=The way]

((AL BEDROSIAN/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WAY POLITICIANS LIKE TO DO IT IS HAVE 140 PEOPLE UP IN RICHMOND AND 3 STATEWIDE PEOPLE MAKE ALL THE CHOICES, DICTATE TO EVERYBODY HOW THEY'LL BE EDUCATED, THAT'S NOT FREEDOM))
[SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=that's not freedom]
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[VO-NAT]


But Cranwell says school choice takes money from public schools -- at a time when schools in southwest Virginia are already under funded.
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[SOT 17:03:13]
[IN Q=Anything that]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/(D) VINTON: ANYTHING THAT WE DO THAT DAMAGES PUBLIC EDUCATION DAMAGES THE HEART AND SOUL OF AMERICA))
[SUPER=@Cranwell]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=soul of America]
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[VO-NAT]


The candidates also disagree on other issues like abortion.
Bedrosian say he is strongly against abortion-- while Cranwell supports current Virginia law making abortion legal under certain circumstances.
And if the last election is an indication of how this race will turn out -- these two candidate will be running neck and neck all the way.

(------------)[E-Poindexter]



[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=599-9 1:30:12]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign '99]


A man who wants to be Bedford County's next sheriff has been charged with writing bad checks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Elton Poindexter admits he wrote two bad checks for 20 dollars each to a convenience store.
But he says his overdraft account should have covered them.
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[SOT 11:58:02]
[IN Q=I don't see]

((ELTON POINDEXTER/CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF: I DON'T SEE WHERE I DONE SOMETHING WRONG. IF I WERE THE ONLY ONE DOING IT, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Elton Poindexter/Candidate for Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=be something else]
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[VO-NAT]


Poindexter's trial is scheduled for October 13th.
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[E-Wasena-sex]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-34 53:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell will ask the judge to drop the charges in two of the remaining three Wasena- sex-in-the-park cases.
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[SOT 15:33:40]
[IN Q=Where some have]

((WHERE SOME HAVE SAID WE NEVER LEARN, WE HAVE REEVALUATED WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DECIDED THE EVIDENCE WE HAVE IS NOT OF THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY THAT A JURY EXPECTS. SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO FORWARD ON THE REMAINING TWO.))
[SUPER=01-Donald Caldwell/Roanoke Commonwealth's Atty.]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=remaining two.]
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[V/O-NAT (from 99-18)]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 27]


Roanoke school teacher Shane Wolfe is one of those who will not be tried.
His case resulted in a MIS-trial in July.
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
[graphic=none]


Wolfe had taught fourth grade at Monterey Elementary until his arrest last November.
The superintendent hasn't made a formal decision, but the 23-year-old teacher will "probably" be offered another position in the city schools once the charges are dropped Tuesday.

[E-Falwell-Protests]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-37 50:25]
[GRAPHIC=Falwell]


Their purpose is to reduce anti-gay violence.. but a planned meeting between the Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay pastor Mel White is creating MORE controversy over homosexuality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell and White have agreed to meet the weekend of October 23rd to discuss toning down their rhetoric on the gay issue.
A pro-gay group from Miami known as the Oral Majority has already received a permit to protest at that meeting.
Others may follow.
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[SOT 21:46:10]
[IN Q=A lot of]
[SUPER=01-Major Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police Dept.]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=applying for permits.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lynchburg city law requires groups of five or more to get a permit before holding any kind of assembly or protest.

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[E-Beamerball]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-44]
[GRAPHIC=Va Tech]


In some eyes, the Virginia Tech Hokies are more popular than ever.
And, a number of local businesses are banking on the team's popularity.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Eleven West is one such business that's cashing in on the Hokies' success.
The company recently began producing and distributing a line of clothing known as "Beamerball".
Eleven West's owners approached Coach Frank Beamer about the idea-- and, the two struck up a deal.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The fans]

((LISA HANSHEW/ELEVEN WEST: THE FANS FOR TECH ARE WONDERFUL AND WHENEVER THE FOOTBALL TEAM OR ANYBODY'S DOING WELL, THEY JUST DEMAND MORE MERCHANDISE AND WE'RE JUST HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PRODUCE IT FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hanshew/Eleven West; :00]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=for them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The line of clothing, which includes shirts and hats, is just getting on the market and can be found at Tech bookstores.
They hope to have sweatshirts available for the next home game.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his challenger Al Bedrosian debated several issues including education at a forum last night.
Bedrosian wants to give parents the right to choose where their children attend school --- by using a tax credit or

school vouchers.
But Cranwell says school choice takes money away from public schools -- at a time when schools in southwest Virginia are already under funded.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

State Senate Candidate Jim Jones has denounced allegations of assault that date back to 1993.
6 years ago, A former employee of Jones' ambulance service claimed that Jones made inappropriate comments and unwanted sexual advances. Jones says it never happened.
He was convicted of misdemeanor assault. Jones told Republican leaders about the conviction before he was nominated. Now, Democratic opponent State Senator Madison Marye is calling on Republican leaders to withdraw their support.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


In light of two acquittals in the Wasena- sex-in-the-park cases, Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell will ask the judge to drop the charges in two of the remaining three cases.
Roanoke school teacher Shane Wolfe is one of those who will not be tried.
His case resulted in a MIS-trial in July.
The superintendent hasn't made a formal decision, but the 23-year-old teacher will "probably" be offered another position in the city schools once the charges are dropped Tuesday.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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