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One Republican jumps into the presidential race, while another one drops out.
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And president Clinton announces the biggest budget surplus in U-S history.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Henry-Sewage]


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Residents of a Henry County community say they're tired of raw sewage backing up into their homes and flowing into a nearby creek.
This morning they demanded immediate action.
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Joe Dashiell is at the Henry County administration building where residents held a news conference this morning.
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[Quayle]


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Former Vice President Dan Quayle is giving up his dream of returning to the White House as president.
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Later today, the former Republican Vice President is expected to announce that he's dropping out of the 2-thousand presidential race.
Officials with the campaign say Quayle is way behind front runner George W. Bush in fundraising.
And as Quayle exits the race another Republican steps in.
Bobbi Harley reports.
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[McCain]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
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[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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((SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN HAS HAD A HECTIC SCHEDULE SINCE SPRING ... FROM PLANE TO PODIUM ALL FOR HIS PLATFORM...
sot: John McCain/Republican Presidential Candidate (date unknown) "As you know, I'm running for president of the United

States..." TRACK NO STRANGER TO PUBLIC OFFICE - MCCAIN SERVED AS A U-S REPRESENTATIVE FROM 1982 TO 1986 ... AND A U-S SENATOR FOR THE LAST THIRTEEN YEARS ... BUT PERHAPS IT WAS HIS SERVICE IN ANOTHER INSTITUTION THAT PROVIDED HIS BIGGEST CHALLENGE -- NEARLY THREE DECADES IN THE NAVY -- AND FIVE AND A HALF YEARS AS A PRISONER OF WAR IN VIETNAM.
SOT - JOHN MCCAIN -

"I do believe it helped me achieve a certain knowledge and appreciation for the difference between right and wrong." TRACK AND GAVE HIM PLENTY OF GOOD MATERIAL -- NOT ONLY FOR THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL- BUT FOR A BOOK - "FAITH OF MY FATHERS" CHRONICLES MCCAIN'S SURVIVAL AS A WAR PRISONER. SURVIVAL AS A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MAY BE JUST AS MUCH OF A STRUGGLE-- WITH MCCAIN LAGGING WAY BEHIND IN THE POLLS, BUT THIS SOLDIER ISN'T GIVING UP THE FIGHT.
SOT - JOHN MCCAIN -

"I don't think we've had a coronation in the history of our party and I think we're going to have a campaign."))

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President Clinton says the budget surplus is even bigger than predicted and the largest in American history.
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[10:15;34]
With the budget deadline looming, Mr. Clinton today touted new numbers that put the budget surplus this year at 115 billion dollars.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON:"OUR PROSPERITY NOW GIVES US AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY AND UNPRECEDENTED RESPONSIBILITY TO SHAPE AMERICA'S FUTURE BY PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST. BY MOVING FORWARD WITH AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY THAT IS SUCCCESSFUL AND SOUND AND BY MEETING AMERICA'S LONG TERM CHALLENGES."))
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Mr. Clinton is asking Republicans to work with him to come up with a budget for next year.
The deadline is Friday.
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[PEACEKEEPERS]


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After an often-brutal 24 year occupation, Indonesian troops have pulled out of East Timor.
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[4:13:55]
Indonesian military leaders announced the handover today.
International peacekeepers are no officially in charge.
Some 15-hundred Indonesian troops - down from a high of 20-thousand - will remain temporarily in East Timor.
The troops have been blamed for standing by or even aiding violent pro-Indonesian militias as they murdered, looted and torched their way across East Timor since the vote for independence last month.
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[4;12:28] (( MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE "I CALL ON THE GOVERNMENT OF INDONESIA TO IMMEDIATELY TAKE STEPS TO MAKE GOOD ON THIS PLEDGE TO STOP THE COLLUSION BETWEEN THE INDONESIAN MILITARY AND THE MILITIAS AND TO DISARM THE MILITIAS."))
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The remaining Indonesian troops are scheduled to leave after the ratification of the independence vote by an Indonesian government assembly in November.
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Better air service is coming to the Bluefield area.
The details are still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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And more than 130-hours after they were trapped under a collapsed building, two brothers are rescued in Taiwan.
First let's talk to Patrick.
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[Taiwan-survivor]


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Nearly a week after a massive earthquake struck Taiwan, more miracles in the rubble.
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[7:04:44]
Yesterday two brothers were pulled from a collapsed building in Taipei.
The brothers ages 20 and 26 spent 130 hours trapped in the wreckage.
They're now hospitalized in stable condition.
Meantime, thousands spent another night under tents, fearing more aftershocks.
Nearly eight-thousand aftershocks have hit Taiwan since last week quake -- including a severe jolt yesterday that killed at least three people.
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[College-Rates]


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Graduation rates at Virginia's public colleges are getting worse, with a few exceptions.
Virginia State registered the largest decline, dropping from 33 percent to 26 percent last year.
Norfolk State and Old Dominion also saw large drops.
Not all schools saw declining graduation rates. Virginia Military Institute's number increased 12 percent, from 56 to 68 percent.
But many school officials say the numbers can be misleading.
Colleges in urban areas tend to have more part-time and adult students and so have fewer graduates.

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College life can present any number of challenges.
More and More college students are turning to religion to help meet them.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SUPER=01-James Griffin/Catholic Campus Minister; 20]
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(( It's Sunday morning and on Virginia Tech's campus hundreds of students are worshiping God.
The number of students attending service and joining religious organizations has risen significantly over the past couple of years.
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((J.R. WOODWARD/PASTOR NEW LIFE CAMPUS FELLOWSHIP: WE STARTED WITH 24 PEOPLE AND NOW WE HAVE OVER 900 PEOPLE THAT COME TO FOUR DIFFERENT SERVICES))
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[IN Q=The numbers vastly increased.]

((REV. JAMES GRIFFIN/CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER:THE NUMBERS VASTLY INCREASED. OUR CHURCHES ARE FULL. THIS CHAPEL IS FULL FOUR TIMES A WEEKEND))
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Reverend James Griffin says already this year they have 400 new members.
And he says students are turning to religion to help them deal with life's problems.
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((REV. JAMES GRIFFIN/CATHOLIC CAMPUS MINISTER:THEIR STARTING TO SEE THAT THEIR LIVES GO TOGETHER. THEY DON'T HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITHOUT RELIGION. YOU DON'T HAVE ACADEMIA. IT'S ALL ONE LIFE THAT THEY LEAD. IF THE FAITH PART IS LACKING THE REST OF IT IS GOING TO BE LACKING))
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And several students agree -- they say having a religious foundation helps them to succeed.
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((TABATHA CROSTIC/VA TECH STUDENT: IT KEEPS ME GROUNDED. YOU DON'T GET STRESSED WHEN YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING, WHERE YOUR PATH IS. JUST BE SO GROUNDED, LIKE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO BE JUST GIVES YOU SO MUCH CONFIDENCE))
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((SCOTT PHARR/VA TECH STUDENT:IF WE'RE HAVING STRESS, HE CAN JUST TAKE IT AWAY AND CAN JUST SMOOTH EVERYTHING OUT, PROBLEMS IN OUR LIVES, PROBLEMS WITH FRIENDS. HE CAN HELP))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND SEVERAL STUDENTS SAY LEARNING ABOUT GOD IS A PART OF THEIR EDUCATION AS A STUDENT HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH AND THEY HOPE MORE STUDENTS WILL FIND THE HAPPINESS THEY HAVE FOUND. JOY SUTTON, N7 BLACKSBURG))
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Lower fares and better air service may be landing in the Bluefield area.
Officials at the Mercer County, West Virginia Airport say Colgan Air will join the U-S Airways Express network.
The partnership links both Beckley and Bluefield to the U-S Air system at Dulles International Airport in Washington.
U-S Air has agreed to increase the number of flights in and out of Dulles.
Colgan will become a U-S Air affiliate carrier on December tenth.

[WebWatch]


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The countdown is on-- but it's not for Y-2-K.
Here's Eric Earnhart with WebWatch.
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(( [intro]
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More than 38 years after it splashed down and sank to the ocean bottom, Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell Seven has landed online. The craft now resides at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, which specialized in space craft reconstruction.
You can watch the renovation process on their webcam, which updates every minute.

Everyone else is online... why NOT funeral homes?
Several funeral homes have websites, but this Michigan funeral home has taken a bold step into cyber-space... With floral decorations and organ music playing in the background, the site offers online obituaries...
And online condolences... you can send your message of sympathy and support to the bereaved family electronically.
The site also as a list of grief counseling services.

Feeling a little crowded? The United Nations is counting down to the big 6-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0... They estimate the world's six billionth person will be born on October 12th... There's a world population counter on their site... you can put it next to your y2k countdown clock...
The site, created by the UN's population fund, also contains facts about world population growth.

For links to these sites, click on WebWAtch, on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ 7-dot-com.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Your work-week forecast is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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And after five hours of doggie-paddling, this pooch is back on dry land.
The details of the high-seas rescue are next.
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Some Roanoke high school students want to go global with their anti-drug and alcohol message.
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They're members of the Patrick Henry World Wide Pride Team.
And yesterday they held a walk-a-thon to raise money for a trip to the World drug free conference.
The pride team conducts activities speaking out against drug and alcohol abuse through song, dance, poetry, skits and workshops.
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((AJA MIDDLEBROOK/PATRICK HENRY WORLD WIDE PRIDE TEAM: IF WE CAN REACH ONE PERSON TO BETTER THEMSELVES MAYBE THEY CAN TEACH ANOTHER PERSON AND IT CAN GO DOWN THE LINE AND REACH A GROUP OF PEOPLE))
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The walk-a-thon is one of many events the team has organized to raise the 25-hundred dollars needed for the trip.
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[Dog-Rescue]


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A Florida pooch is back at home today after being rescued by a fisherman who found him swimming 15 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mitzi's owners had searched for hours Saturday after realizing the family pet had gone overboard in choppy waters earlier in the day.
Doug Meehan has the story.
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((Ross Deschenes..his two (2) boys..and their dog ''Mitzi''..were out for a day of fishing..
They were 12 miles off Anclote Key...when they noticed that their dog was missing.. They searched desperately ..BUT no Mitzi.. It wasn't until five (5) hours later that another fisherman came upon her..some 15 miles from shore...
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It's been an emotional weekend for Yvette Deschenes and her family.. A fishing trip for her husband and two (2) boys was supposed to be a fun day.. BUT....
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That might have been the case if it weren't for a sharp sighted Orlando Gonzalaz.. He came upon ''Mitzi''..swimming for her life..15 miles off the coast.. After getting Mitzi on board...he fed her..headed for shore and called the number on her tag..
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Mitzi is a five (5) year old German Short Haired Pointer..who loves to ride on the bow of the family boat.. A bucket has been placed there to keep her back for future trips...
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TAG: Other than being exhausted..and drinking a lot of ''fresh water''...Mitzi is reportedly in pretty good shape... WTSP-TV says the family tells them Mitzi CAN'T wait to head out into the open ocean..for another fishing trip..))

[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 89 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the Redskins get a big win over the Jets yesterday,
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and the U-S stuns Europe, winning the Ryder Cup after an amazing comeback.
Patrick has the highlights next.
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Thanks to three touchdowns from Stephen Davis, the Washington Redskins beat the Jets 27 to 20.
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The Skins fell behind 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
Then Davis takes the handoff and scores the first of his three T-D's on the short run and the Skins took a 10 to 7 lead.
Redskin defensive back Darrell Green added a new page to the record book.
He picks off this Rick Mirer pass in the end zone for his 17-th consecutive season with an interception, an N-F-L record.
But, the Jets would take the lead in the third quarter.
Curtis Martin scores on the 3 yard run to make it 14 to 13 New York.
[SUPER=32-Washington/27/N.Y. Jets/20/;]


But Davis would score twice in the fourth quarter and the Redskins hold on for the 27 to 20 win.
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[Poll]


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U-V-A is back in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Cavaliers are ranked 24-th after beating B-Y-U Saturday night.
Virginia Tech is ranked eighth.

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The U S rallied from a 10 and 6 deficit heading into singles play to post the greatest comeback in Ryder Cup golf history.
They edged Europe 14 and a half to 13 and a half.
The cup stays in the country for the first time since 1993.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Americans won the first six matches closing all of them before the 17-th hole.
Then Justin Leonard came from 4 down and rolled in this 45 foot birdie putt on the 17-th hole to get the half point needed for the victory.
The Americans won the singles competition 8 and a half to 3 and a half.
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[S-Dover]


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Mark Martin ended a 25 race drought winning the M-N-B-A Gold 400 for the third year in a row.
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[VO-NAT]
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Tony Stewart had a strong car to start the race and he was the leader after 111 laps.
But Mark Martin would take the lead with over 200 laps left in the race leading Dale Jarrett by 2 tenths of a second.
Ward Burton was on the move but he was having power problems and was holding in the sixth position.
Jarrett, The Points leader would get his car to the front putting Stewart a lap down to lead the race for the second time.
On lap 354 the fourth caution of the day would come out when Rick Craven spins out on the track.
But by this time Martin was in control and he cruised to the finish line winning the MBNA Gold 400 at Dover.
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Stewart was second, Jarrett third, Matt Kenseth fourth Bobby Labonte fifth and Jeff Burton sixth.