[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

The Search for victims in the London train crash resumes, as death toll continues to climb.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a bond of 20-thousand dollars has been set for the woman accused of killing her baby by putting him in a microwave oven.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Britain-Train]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


The death toll from yesterday's train collision in London has risen to at least 27.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]

[8newspath 20;03:17]
Crews resumed their search for victims this morning.
Meanwhile, investigators are looking into what caused the accident.
British newspapers say the driver of one of the trains may have run a red light or a signal may have failed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((Terry Worrall, General Manager, Thames Trains "I'M NOT WILLING TO SPECULATE ON THAT. THIS WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE INQUIRY."))
[SUPER=01-Terry Worrall/Thames Trains;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=MOST EXHAUSTIVE INQUIRY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Of the 160 injured in the collision, 14 remain in serious condition.
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[Fralin-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC18:23]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The November election is four weeks away and candidates for Roanoke's State Senate seat hit the campaign trail last night at Cave Spring High School.
Senator John Edwards and GOP challenger William Fralin went head to head in a debate.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Edwards; :13]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) State Senate Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Sellari/Student; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bill Fitzgibbon/Parent; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]

((The auditorium was filled with people hoping to see the two key state senate candidates go head to head on their issues, many dealing with education and the future for students.
[SOT 2:14:00]
[INQ=]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: I CALL FOR SMALLER CLASSES, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, COMPUTERS, AND MORE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]

Some students wanted to know what the candidates thought of the standards of learning.
[SOT 2:21:49]
[INQ=]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/GOP SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK THEY ARE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I DON'T THINK THEY ARE TRIVIAL PURSUIT LIKE MY OPPONENT HAS CALLED THEM AND I DON'T THINK THEY ARE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL I THINK THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

Both candidates addressed concerns over Interstate 81, and both discussed ideas for funding an expansion of the roadway. Students say the safety of 81 is an issue they can relate to... and they had some ideas of their own.
[SOT 2:25:24]
[INQ=]

((SARAH SELLARI/STUDENT: WE ARE NEW DRIVERS AND WE NEED TO HAVE A LOT OF PATROLLING OFFICERS ON OUR INTERSTATES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]

While many of the students who attended were not old enough to vote said they went to get a perspective on politics. Parents like Bill Fitzgibbon - who has already endorsed Senator Edwards - says he was pleasantly surprised at some of Fralin's issues.
[SOT 2:28:35]
[INQ=]

((BILL FITZGIBBON/PARENT: HE DISAGREED WITH THE GOVERNOR ON A COUPLE OF ISSUES LIKE THE GUNS IN SCHOOL HE DIDN'T FEEL IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE LOCALITY I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

[STAND UP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND WITH TIME RUNNING OUT THE CANDIDATES HOPE LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE WILL HELP VOTERS DECIDE WHO THEY WILL ELECT IN FOUR WEEKS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
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[E-Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:44:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Before Elizabeth (OAT-ee) Otte was accused of cooking her baby to death in a microwave oven, she had NO criminal record.
Her father says she's had epilepsy for four years, and he can take care of her at home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co.]


So a New Kent County judge released the 19 year old on bond yesterday, pending a hearing next month.
(/////SOT/////)
[sot 09:40:44]
[IN Q=No comment]

((SUSANNA HICKMAN/OTTE'S ATTORNEY: NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF INFORMATION TO GO THROUGH, AND WE'RE WORKING ON THE CASE, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENT AT THIS TIME.))
[SOT 09:55:16]

((LINWOOD GREGORY/NEW KENT PROSECUTOR: WE'LL GET THE REPORT FROM THE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION ON THE COMPETENCY AND SANITY. AND IF SHE'S SANE, OR EXCUSE ME, IF SHE'S COMPETENT, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER SHE WAS SANE AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE, WE'LL GO FORWARD WITH THE PRELIMINARY HEARING.))
[SUPER=01-Susanna Hickman/Otte's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Gregory/New Kent Co. Prosecutor; :06 ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=preliminary hearing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Otte reportedly told family members she confused the baby with a bottle of milk because of a severe epileptic seizure.
Otte was on suicide watch in New Kent's jail, after allegedly threatening to kill herself right after her baby's death.
Her father promised the court to closely monitor her at home, until a November 17th preliminary hearing.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Denise Allen has lots of highlights from girls' basketball, the major leagues, and the N-H-L.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=that's coming up]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Claude Debussy]
[SUPER=01-Michael Sitton/Hollins University; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :16]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=and Europe and America]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[SHEPPARD-EXHUMATION]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]
Experts testing the remains of Marilyn Sheppard say they've answered one question from the famous murder case---

she did not bite her attacker 45 years ago.
The possibility of bite marks on the killer was raised by the defense during the retrial of her husband, Dr. Sam Sheppard.
Marilyn Sheppard's body was exhumed yesterday so investigators could obtain new D-N-A Samples and prove once again that her husband was the killer.
Drew Levinson reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:03:19]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Mayfield Heights, OH; :00]
[SUPER=01-Terry Gilbert/Sheppard's Attorney; :17]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Sam Reese Sheppard/Sheppard's Son; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q= CBS NEWS MAYFIELD HEIGHTS. ]

(((LOCATOR: MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, OH) THE LATEST TWIST TO THIS 45-YEAR OLD REAL LIFE DRAMA-- CENTERED AROUND DR. SAM SHEPPARD-- BEGAN INSIDE THE FAMILY CRYPT. AFTER EXHUMING MARILYN SHEPPARD'S BODY AND HER UNBORN BABY-THE CORONER TOOK THEM FROM THE CEMETERY TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE FOR DNA TESTING.
(SOT, TERRY GILBERT/SHEPPARD'S ATTORNEY)

"It was our position that this was not necessary, we did not oppose it, but we do this is a waste of taxpayer's money.

THE EXHUMATION WAS PROMPTED BY A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE STATE BY THE SHEPPARD'S SON-SAM REESE SHEPPARD. HE'S SUING FOR TWO-MILLION DOLLARS-CLAIMING HIS FATHER WAS WRONGFULLY IMPRISONED FOR HIS MOTHER'S MURDER.. IN 1954 MARILYN SHEPPARD WAS BEATEN TO DEATH INSIDE THEIR HOME NEAR THE BANKS OF LAKE ERIE. THOUGH DR. SHEPPARD CLAIMED A BUSHY HAIR INTRUDER KILLED HIS WIFE-HE WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER. AFTER SERVING 10 YEARS, IT WAS OVERTURNED. AND IN A SECOND TRIAL HE WAS ACQUITTED. UNTIL HIS DEATH-HE TRIED TO CLEAR HIS NAME.
(sot Sheppard black and white video from 1960's ) "I think I can purely, absolutely vindicate myself.

PROSECUTORS MAINTAIN THE DNA EVIDENCE FROM MRS. SHEPPARD WILL SHOW THE DOCTOR WAS THE KILLER.
(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS)

And there is yet another wrinkle to this story that inspired the tv show and movie the fugitive. Because of allegations of infidelity, medical examiners are also testing the fetus to see if Sam SHEPPARD was indeed the father. Prosecutors maintain he may have killed Mrs. Sheppard in a jealous rage. FOR SAM REESE SHEPPARD-IT WAS A DIFFICULT DAY-A DAY HE HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR A LONG TIME.
SOT: SAM REESE SHEPPARD/SHEPPARD'S SON

THE TRIAL IS SET TO BEGIN JANUARY 31. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS MAYFIELD HEIGHTS. .))


[E-Trigon]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:23:55]
[GRAPHIC=Trigon Layoffs]


Another round of layoffs at Virginia's largest managed care company -- this time 158 Roanoke employees are losing their jobs.
(-----------------)

[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Yesterday, Trigon announced lay offs would begin by mid-December and continue through April 30, 2000. Trigon's senior Vice President says this is a business decision that has nothing to do with the fact that the company now answers to stock holders.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:49:56]
[IN Q=That question]

((JOHN BERRY/TRIGON SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: THAT QUESTION IS ASKED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT ARE WE A DIFFERENT COMPANY FROM WHEN WE BECAME PUBLIC AND THE ANSWER IS NO, ANY BUSINESS HAS TO BE CAREFUL TO PROTECT IT'S BUSINESS INTERESTS AT THE SAME TIME WE'VE GOT TO BE CONSCIOUS OF THE NEEDS OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE TRY AND BALANCE THOSE TWO THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-John Berry/Trigon Senior Vice President; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=those two things.]
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[VO NAT]
In May, when Trigon stopped processing claims for Medicare -- 145-workers were laid off.
Those workers, including 70 in Roanoke, were rehired by Blue Cross / Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.
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[E-Friendship-Manor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:17:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


About one thousand elderly citizens will soon see new scenery and bigger bills.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Friendship Manor announced plans for 2-point-7 million-dollars' in renovations.
Most of the money is paying for improvements to the health-care center... such as an open-air food court ... a new kitchen ... a bigger pharmacy ... and a general store.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:20 tc]
[IN Q=It's somewhat]

((MONTY PLYMALE: IT'S SOMEWHAT OF A DE-INSTITUTIONALIZATION FEEL FROM WHAT IT IS TODAY VERSUS WHAT IT WILL BE IN A YEAR OR SO.))
[SUPER=01-Monty Plymale/Friendship Manor CEO]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=YEAR OR SO]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Another 500-thousand dollars will pay for improvements at two apartment buildings on the complex.
Management also announced it's hiking the rent as much as three-and a half percent.
It was called a "standard" increase that has nothing to do with the renovations.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a bad flu season could be just around the corner.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( YOUR MOM KNEW WHAT SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN SHE TOLD YOU TO EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
VT=VO


A STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THEY PROTECT AGAINST STROKES....THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U-S.
DOCTORS STUDIED MORE THAN 120 THOUSAND HEALTHY ADULTS. THEY FOUND THAT THOSE WHO EAT FIVE OR MORE SERVINGS A DAY OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES REDUCED THEIR RISK OF STROKE BY NEARLY A THIRD.
BROCCOLI, BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND CITRUS FRUITS WERE FOUND TO OFFER THE BEST PROTECTION.
VT=VO


YOU MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVE AND GETTING YOUR FLU SHOT EARLIER THIS YEAR.
DOCTORS SAY FLU SEASON WILL HIT HARD AND EARLY.
TOURISTS ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP FROM ALASKA BROUGHT THE ILLNESS BACK TO THE LOWER FORTY -EIGHT. THERE ARE ALREADY REPORTS OF CASES IN COLORADO.
DOCTORS ARE URGING EVERYONE TO GET THE SHOT BUT SAY IT'S MOST IMPORTANT FOR THE ELDERLY, AND PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS GET INOCULATED.
VT=VO


THERE IS GOOD NEWS TODAY FOR THE FOLLICLY CHALLENGED.
RESEARCHERS AT THE WEILL/CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER IN NEW YORK MAY HAVE FOUND WHAT'S ELUDED SCIENCE FOR YEARS...A POTENTIAL CURE FOR BALDNESS.
THE ANSWER COULD LIE IN A DEVELOPMENTAL GENE CALLED THE SONIC HEDGEHOG. DOCTORS INJECTED THE GENE INTO MICE AND EARLY RESULTS SHOW IT STIMULATED NEW HAIR GROWTH.
THERE IS A DOWNSIDE THOUGH. TOO MUCH OF THE GENE IS KNOWN TO CAUSE CANCER IN MICE WHICH MEANS IT MAY BE A WHILE BEFORE IT WILL BE USED TO HELP TREAT BALDNESS IN HUMANS.
ONCAM=MIKA


AND THATS A LOOK AT THE DAY IN MEDICINE. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for boards)
[Essc#8700]
[Essc#8701]



(toss to weather)

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


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


Reports out of London say driver error or signal failure may be behind yesterday's deadly train crash.
The death toll has climbed to 27.
It happened when two commuter trains collided at the height of morning rush hour.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The woman accused of killing her infant son in a microwave is out on bond this morning.
At a hearing yesterday a Judge said 19-year-old Elizabeth Otte could stay with her father if he could post the 20-thousand-dollar bond.
He also ordered a psychological evaluation and set a hearing on the results of the exam for November 17th.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And more layoffs at Trigon.
Virginia's largest managed care company says 158 Roanoke employees are losing their jobs.
The layoffs will begin in mid December and continue through April of next year.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=mel]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday October 6th.
[ANCHOR=steve]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-Britain-Train]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


Twenty-seven people are now confirmed dead from yesterday's train accident in London.
(-------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]

[20:03:17]
Another 160 were injured, 14 seriously.
Survivors say there was a tremendous bang, almost like an explosion, when the two commuter trains collided.
(/////SOT/////)
[IN=]

(("EVERYONE WAS SCREAMING, PEOPLE WERE STUCK AND BADLY HURT, SCREAMING, GET OUT, GET OUT." "THE FIRST THING I SAW WAS ANOTHER CARRIAGE ALMOST PARALLEL THAT WAS BURNING, A COUPLE PEOPLE CAME OUT BURNED, BADLY BURNED."))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT=out burned, badly burned.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators are not commenting on the possible causes of the collision.
But British newspapers say the investigation is focusing on driver error or signal failure as likely causes.
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[2-Fralin-Edwards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-41 TC18:23]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


It was a face-off for Roanoke's state senate seat.
With just four weeks left until the November election, Senator John Edwards and G-O-P challenger William Fralin went head to head in a debate.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Edwards; :13]
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) State Senate Candidate; :25]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Sellari/Student; :52]
[SUPER=01-Bill Fitzgibbon/Parent; 1:13]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:29]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]

((The auditorium was filled with people hoping to see the two key state senate candidates go head to head on their issues, many dealing with education and the future for students.
[SOT 2:14:00]
[INQ=]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS: I CALL FOR SMALLER CLASSES, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, COMPUTERS, AND MORE TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]

Some students wanted to know what the candidates thought of the standards of learning.
[SOT 2:21:49]
[INQ=]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/GOP SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK THEY ARE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I DON'T THINK THEY ARE TRIVIAL PURSUIT LIKE MY OPPONENT HAS CALLED THEM AND I DON'T THINK THEY ARE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL I THINK THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

Both candidates addressed concerns over Interstate 81, and both discussed ideas for funding an expansion of the roadway. Students say the safety of 81 is an issue they can relate to... and they had some ideas of their own.
[SOT 2:25:24]
[INQ=]

((SARAH SELLARI/STUDENT: WE ARE NEW DRIVERS AND WE NEED TO HAVE A LOT OF PATROLLING OFFICERS ON OUR INTERSTATES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]

While many of the students who attended were not old enough to vote said they went to get a perspective on politics. Parents like Bill Fitzgibbon - who has already endorsed Senator Edwards - says he was pleasantly surprised at some of Fralin's issues.
[SOT 2:28:35]
[INQ=]

((BILL FITZGIBBON/PARENT: HE DISAGREED WITH THE GOVERNOR ON A COUPLE OF ISSUES LIKE THE GUNS IN SCHOOL HE DIDN'T FEEL IT SHOULD BE UP TO THE LOCALITY I THOUGHT THAT WAS INTERESTING.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

[STAND UP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND WITH TIME RUNNING OUT THE CANDIDATES HOPE LAST NIGHT'S DEBATE WILL HELP VOTERS DECIDE WHO THEY WILL ELECT IN FOUR WEEKS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))



[S-Campbell-Newman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:04:31]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Lack of a debate has another Senate candidate mad.
Democrat John Campbell faces the difficult task of unseating an incumbent.
He says he can't do that without an open debate of the issues.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Campbell yesterday renewed his challenge for Republican Steve Newman to debate him anywhere, any time.
He thinks Newman is trying to avoid him.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:37:23]
[IN Q=That is certainly]

((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT IS CERTAINLY THE ADVANTAGE OF AN INCUMBENT, THAT HE CAN REFUSE TO DEBATE IF THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. HE IS A FREE CITIZEN AND HE DOESN'T HAVE TO OPEN HIS MOUTH IF HE DOESN'T WANT TO. BUT I THINK IF HE DOESN'T OPEN HIS MOUTH ON THE ISSUES IN THIS CAMPAIGN, THEN SHAME ON HIM.))
[SUPER=01-John Campbell/(D) State Senate Candidate; :00]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=shame on him.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Steve Newman says he's not surprised that "a challenger with little money and support would be eager to debate every night".
Newman adds he HAS agreed to at least three joint appearances with Campbell over the next few weeks.
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[E-Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-38 26:14]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A candidate for Bedford County sheriff has taken money from a convicted drug dealer's family.
Chuck Reid accepted 500 dollars for his campaign from Sam Husted's parents.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Husted sold an ounce of marijuana to an undercover cop three times.
He says he smoked pot only to fight depression... But the undercover cop bought him beer and car parts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:55:11]
[IN Q=He's like]

((SAM HUSTED: HE'S LIKE YOU'RE GOING TO DO THIS AS A FAVOR TO ME BECAUSE MY WIFE'S SICK IN THE HOSPITAL, IF YOU COULD JUST PULL THIS OFF FOR ME THIS ONE TIME, SO I DID IT A COUPLE TIMES CAUSE HE KEPT COMING BACK AGAIN.))
[SUPER=07-Sam Husted;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=coming back again]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


So Sam's parents gave 500-dollars to the sheriff's challenger, Chuck Reid, who runs a regional jail.
So, was it shady for Reid to take money from a criminal's family?
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:23:09]
[IN Q=I think the shady]

((I THINK THE SHADY PART IS IN THE INVESTIGATIVE PART AND THE DRUG CASES, FROM WHAT THEY TELL ME.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Reid/(D) Candidate for Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=what they tell me]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The sheriff Mike Brown says it looks bad for a candidate to accept such a contribution, and he would have sent it back.
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[2-E-Microwave-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-33 1:44:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A November court hearing will determine Elizabeth (OAT-ee's) Otte's mental comptetancy.
Before Elizabeth (OAT-ee) Otte was accused of cooking her baby to death in a microwave oven, she had NO criminal record.
Her father says she's had epilepsy for four years, and he can take care of her at home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co.]


So a New Kent County judge released the 19 year old on bond yesterday, pending a hearing next month.
(/////SOT/////)
[sot 09:40:44]
[IN Q=No comment]

((SUSANNA HICKMAN/OTTE'S ATTORNEY: NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF INFORMATION TO GO THROUGH, AND WE'RE WORKING ON THE CASE, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENT AT THIS TIME.))
[SOT 09:55:16]

((LINWOOD GREGORY/NEW KENT PROSECUTOR: WE'LL GET THE REPORT FROM THE PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION ON THE COMPETENCY AND SANITY. AND IF SHE'S SANE, OR EXCUSE ME, IF SHE'S COMPETENT, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER SHE WAS SANE AT THE TIME OF THE OFFENSE, WE'LL GO FORWARD WITH THE PRELIMINARY HEARING.))
[SUPER=01-Susanna Hickman/Otte's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Gregory/New Kent Co. Prosecutor; :06 ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=preliminary hearing.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Otte reportedly told family members she confused the baby with a bottle of milk because of a severe epileptic seizure.
Otte was on suicide watch in New Kent's jail, after allegedly threatening to kill herself right after her baby's death.
Her father promised the court to closely monitor her at home, until the November 17th preliminary hearing.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-5]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Sitton/Hollins University; :17]
[RUNS=2:46]
[OUT Q= music fades-Please fade to me]


[Steve Live]

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[Essc#8700]
[Essc#8701]



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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Hollins))

[College-costs]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Sending your kids to college isn't getting any cheaper, but at least the cost increases are slowing a little.
Lee Cowan has the results of a new report on the price of a 4-year degree.
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NARR: The cost of higher education is getting higher still - but at a slower pace. A study released in Washington shows -- on average -- tuition inched up less than five percent - the smallest increase in more than four years.
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NARR: It is the result of a booming economy. Endowments and other gifts to universities are at an all time high. But many students say they should see more.
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'It's bad enough as it is, it's a step in the right direction, but I'm still not going to call it perfect." GPX: It means students at State Universities will still pay about $109 more for a four year degree - private schools will see an increase of almost $700. And the cost of living is up - students paying an average of $200 more this year to live on campus. LEE ON CAM 14:05:15 "And that's the point. While the increase may be small, the cost of getting a diploma still outpaces inflation, a fact many educators use to remind students to still plan for the worst.
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"We're still at almost twice the rate of inflation, so when you look at it in that sense, these tuition increase aren't all that much of a good news scenario." NARR: Still, the difference between a high school diploma and a college degree is about 30-thousand dollars a year in earning potential.
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"Now, to anybody, that's a great investment." NARR: An investment that over a 40-year career could pay an extra 1.2 million dollars - a number even those without a degree in economics can see is worth the risk, even if the cost continues to grow. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

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Some Henry County residents say they hold the health department responsible for years of living with dirty, smelly tap water and water shortages.
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Henry County took over their water and sewage service last week in an emergency action ... and is already trying to fix problems.
The water and sewage plant owner, Richard Anthony, was charged last week with endangering residents' health.
But residents say they blame the health department for not acting on years of complaints.
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The Virginia Department of Health says it investigated ALL complaints from residents and ONLY ONCE found high levels of bacteria in the drinking water.
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In sports, Virginia Tech prepares for its entrance into the Big East.
Denise Allen has the details.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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State Senate candidates John Edwards and William Fralin faced off last night.
Much of the debate centered around education.
Democrat Edwards called for smaller classes and more technology in schools.
Republican Fralin said Standards of Learning are a step in the right direction.
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It's lack of debate that's stirring controversy in the Lynchburg Senate race between Republican Steve Newman and Democrat John Campbell.
Campbell says Newman is running from the issues.
Newman say debates are just free publicity for a challenger with little money and little support.
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19 year old Elizabeth (OAT-ee) Otte is free on 20-thousand dollars bond this morning.
The woman accused of killing her newborn baby in a microwave oven was released into her father's custody yesterday.
He promised the court to closely monitor her at home, until a November 17th preliminary hearing.
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