[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An explosion at a Wythe County gas station leaves one man clinging for life.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Staunton mental facility gets some harsh criticism from government officials.

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Western-State]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Justice Department says Western State Hospital in Staunton failed to provide adequate psychiatric and medical care and restrained patients too often.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape]


The report said most of the problems resulted from an insufficient number of trained staff.
State officials said yesterday that virtually all the problems cited in the report have been fixed or are being fixed.
The problems at Western State were similar to those the Justice Department found in recent investigations of Central State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital and the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
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[Disabled-Transportation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A local group is hoping to improve transportation options for the disabled population of the Roanoke Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Valley Metro Star is one of two transit systems offering arranged rides for the disabled in the Roanoke Valley.


Karen Michalski with the Regional Network of Transportation says the current system does not allow people to travel between the city and county and does not cover several areas in the Valley.
She says the group would like to see several improvements.
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[SOT7:47:05]
[IN Q=I think a transportation]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/REGIONAL NETWORK OF TRANSPORTATION: I THINK A TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT WAS REGIONAL SO THAT PEOPLE COULD GO FROM THE CITY TO THE COUNTY, OR FROM SALEM TO THE CITY, SOMETHING THAT WAS AVAILABLE DURING THE HOURS WHEN JOBS WERE AVAILABLE))
[SUPER=01-Karen Michaleski/Reg. Network of Transportation;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=were available]
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[VO-NAT]


The Regional Network of Transportation has applied for a grant to expand the current system and has been talking with businesses about subsidizing transportation.
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[E-Wythe-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-38 30:55]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Co. Explosion]


The man severely burned in yesterday's explosion at a Wythe County truck stop is in critical condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]


34- year old Ernest Wade Osborne of Elk Creek was injured when the gas pump he was working on exploded in flames.


It happened at about nine- thirty at the Flying J- Truck stop.
Sheriff's officials believe a truck towing a camper may have ignited fumes-- coming from the gas pump Osborne was working on.
Osborne suffered second and third degree burns over half of his body.
Another man who tried to help him burned his arm.
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[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:59:15]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke County Supervisors want the school board to give up control over a new building project.
Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson wrote a letter to the school board offering to take control of the south county high school project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Johnson says he believes the county can construct the high school on time and under budget. He says the facility would include all of the components recently eliminated by the School Board because of budgetary constraints.
In the letter, he writes that students get the facilities they need, the school board gets the structure it desires without financial risk, and the board of supervisors ensures careful stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
Members of the school board are skeptical.
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[SOT 01:55:57]
[IN Q=Certainly all of us]

((BILL IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: CERTAINLY ALL OF US ARE LOOKING FOR LESS EXPENSIVE WAYS TO DO THINGS, BUT I WOULD HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT WOULD BE INVOLVED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT SEEMS TO BE OFFERED.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/Roanoke Co. School Board]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=what seems to be offered.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The school board hasn't discussed the letter yet, but Irvin says he was elected to oversee school issues including new construction.
And he says he would be reluctant to turn over that responsibility to the Board of Supervisors.

[Smithsonian]


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


America's history of flight is about to get an impressive new home,thanks to the generosity of some very rich people, including a Hungarian immigrant who made a huge donation yesterday.
Lee Cowan has the story.
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[SOT]

[3:07;49]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :19]
[SUPER=01-Steven Udvar-Hazy/Donor; :36]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=News, Washington]

((Just outside suburban Washington, America's aviation history is in a tail spin. Planes sit in antiquated hangers with no humidity controls, no air conditioning, and only a few of the buildings are heated. But that is all about to change.
NAT/SOT

11:46:21 "Thank you Mr. Hazy." (applause)
(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)

At the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum - a Hungarian immigrant surprised even the museum's top benefactors -- announcing he would donate some $60 million dollars, to give history a place to land.
SOT/STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY/DONOR

12:23:08 "I've had a life long love and passion for aviation, and I've been successful at it.//12:24:51 "This is a small way of giving back to America what I've been able to accomplish here." NARR: It is the single largest donation in the Smithsonian's 153 year history - made by a man who has amassed an 18 billion dollar fortune by leasing planes he owns, to major airlines. NAT TAKE OFF NARR: The donation will pay for nearly half the cost of building a new museum, one so large it could even have it's own weather. It will house some 180 planes - including the SR-71 blackbird, the fastest and highest flying plane ever built. There will even be enough room for the Shuttle Enterprise - now sitting where no on can see it. COWAN ON CAM: 13:00:02 "Aviation history certainly needs a place to spread its wings. Out of the hundreds of exhibits already on display at the National Air and Space Museum, it still represents a mere 10 percent of the Smithsonian's huge collection." NARR: The rest remains here waiting for a new home. Construction on the new facility will begin next Spring on a plot of land near Dulles International Airport and is expected to be finished by 2003 - the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brother's first flight. Another mile stone in aviation, made possible by a little history on the ground. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Roy Stanley has highlights from a busy night of high school girls basketball.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=good morning]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=later on morning]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Beverley Coleman/Charity League;]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape; :00]
[RUNS= 1:37]
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[Steve Live]

(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: charity league))

[E-Blues-Club]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:30:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Lynchburg men are hoping to turn an old downtown warehouse into the city's newest night spot.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Greg Powell and Raymond Burford are putting a half million dollars into the renovation of this century- old building on Jefferson Street.
The club will feature a restaurant, bar and dance floor where blues singers and jazz bands will perform.
Powell and Burford say the city needs to attract more people to the riverfront.
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[SOT 16:36:27]
[IN Q=Just different]

((GREG POWELL/ENTREPRENEUR: JUST DIFFERENT PLACES TO GO TO HAVE SOME ENTERTAINMENT HERE IN THE DOWNTOWN RIVERFRONT AREA. JUST TO SHOW THAT THE OPPORTUNITY IS HERE AND WE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PLANNING ON, WE'RE PLANNING ON BEING HERE FOR A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Powell/Entrepreneur]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=for a while.]
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[VO-NAT]


Powell hopes to have his rhythm and blues club open sometime in December.
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[Bell-Atlantic]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The State Corporation Commission has approved reverse directory assistance for Virginia.
"Call 54" costs 75 cents- The service allows a caller to get a street address and name if they have just a phone number.
Or you could get a phone number and name if you just have a street address.
Staff members recommended denying the service because of privacy issues.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, shock therapy may help severely depressed patients.
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=1:22]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((NEW TECHNOLOGY MAY MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MINOR PROBLEMS AND PERMANENT PARALYSIS FOR MANY STROKE PATIENTS.
VT=VO

((vo)) A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL STROKE FOUND MANY PATIENTS LIVE TOO FAR AWAY FROM SPECIALISTS TO GET THE PROPER DIAGNOSIS AND CARE. THE RESEARCH ALSO FOUND THAT DOCTORS WHO USE HIGH SPEED COMPUTER LINKS AND VIDEO CAMERAS CAN HELP PATIENTS GET DIAGNOSED QUICKER AND THEN GET CARED FOR QUICKER. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN TREATING STROKES. DRUGS THAT HELP PREVENT LASTING DAMAGE NEED TO BE TAKEN WITHIN HOURS TO WORK.
VT=VO

((VO)) ANOTHER URGENT WARNING TODAY TO OLDER AMERICANS FROM FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS....GET YOUR FLU SHOTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TYPICALLY ONLY ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF SENIOR CITIZENS GET INOCULATED. BUT DOCTORS WITH THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THE ELDERLY GET THEIR SHOTS. MORE OLDER AMERICANS DIE FROM FLU COMPLICATIONS THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP.
VT=VO

((vo)) A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT A TREATMENT MANY CONSIDER BARBARIC CAN BE BENEFICIAL TO SOME SEVERALLY DEPRESSED PATIENTS. ELECTRO- CONVULSIVE THERAPY ALSO KNOWN AS SHOCK -THERAPY IS A 30 SECOND JOLT OF ELECTRICITY THAT STIMULATES THE BRAIN.

IT'S USED ON MANIC DEPRESSIVE AND SUICIDAL PATIENTS. THE STUDY DONE BY THE MAYO CLINIC FOUND THAT 91 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO UNDERWENT THE THERAPY ARE GLAD THEY DID. THIS MAY BE A REASON WHY THE TREATMENT HAS BECOME MORE POPULAR IN RECENT YEARS.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN MEDICINE. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Susan Muehleck/Charity League;]
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[essc#87??]




[Double Boxes=AFR & SPA]
(toss to Andrew)

((Archive: Charity League)) [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]


An explosion at a Wythe County truck stop leaves a man in critical condition.
Ernest Wade Osborne has second and third degree burns over half of his body.
He was working on a gas pump yesterday morning when it exploded in flames.
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[VO-NAT]


Federal officials have some harsh criticism for Western State Hospital in Staunton.
The Justice department says the mental facility failed to provide adequate psychiatric and medical and restrained patients too often.
State officials say the problems have been fixed or are being fixed.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Billionaire developer Donald Trump has formed an exploratory committee, as he considers a possible run for the White House as a Reform Party candidate.
Trump says he thinks he has a good chance of winning not only the Reform Party nomination -- but the presidency as well.
Last night he met with Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura -- the Reform Party's leading elected

official.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday, October 8th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Trump-Ventura]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Real estate mogul Donald Trump has his eyes on the country's most famous piece of property...the White House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[3:06:34]
He's forming an exploratory committee to help determine if he could win the presidential race as a reform party nominee.
Last night he met with the Reform Party's leading elected official, Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.


Actor Woody Harelson also joined them for dinner.
While Ventura refused to endorse the billionaire..he's interested in what the Donald has to say.
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[SOT]

[20:06:01- 8 newspath]
[IN Q=]

(( DONALD TRUMP - ALL THE POLLS SHOW I WOULD WIN OR AT LEAST DO VERY WELL IN THIS ELECTION .. I'M NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY, NO ONE ELSE IS EITHER. ))
[SUPER=01-Donald Trump/Developer;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=NO ON ELSE IS EITHER.]
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[VO-NAT]


When asked who his vice-presidential choice would be Trump said Oprah Winfrey.
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[2-Western-State]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Western State Hospital in Staunton failed to provide adequate psychiatric and medical care and restrained patients too often.
That's according to a recent Department of Justice report.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape]


The report said most of the problems resulted from an insufficient number of trained staff.
State officials said yesterday that virtually all the problems cited in the report have been fixed or are being fixed.
The problems at Western State were similar to those the Justice Department found in recent investigations of Central State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital and the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
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[E-Para-Transit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:18:27]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Some disabled people say getting around the Roanoke Valley is a traveling dilemma.
As Joy Sutton reports, one local group is trying to change that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Melissa]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=07-Melissa Boder; :23]
[SUPER=01-Karen Michalski/Reg. Network for Tranportation; 44]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :56]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke]

(( For Melissa Boder the Valley Metro Star is her only form of transportation.
It's a specialized transit system offering arranged rides for disabled residents in Roanoke.
But Boder says the Star has its limitations because it does not go to Roanoke County -- so she can only travel in the city.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:01:43]
[IN Q=It is isolating]

((MELISSA BODER: IT IS ISOLATING THERE ARE NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=two ways about it]
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[SOT7:57:03]
[IN Q=It makes it]

((MELISSA BODER:IT MAKES IT REAL DIFFICULT TO TRY AND KEEP IN CONTACT WITH PEOPLE THAT I'VE KNOWN FOR YEARS BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL SPREAD OUT IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=I really do]


And Boder says since the bus doesn't run on Sunday, she can't go to church.
Karen Michalski with the Regional Network of Transportation says many people who are disabled are frustrated with the system.
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[SOT 7:43:59]
[IN Q=Right now transportations]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/REGIONAL NETWORK OF TRANSPORTATION: RIGHT NOW TRANSPORTATION IS SO FRAGMENTED, IT'S UNAVAILABLE IN CERTAIN AREAS, CERTAIN TIMES AND REALLY NOT MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=in the Valley]


The Star is one of two bus systems available to disabled residents in the Roanoke Valley --one runs in the city, the other in the county--and a person can only choose one of them.
But Michalski says the Regional Network for Transportation is trying to make things better.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We went ahead]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/REGIONAL NETWORK FOR TRANSPORTATION: WE WENT AHEAD AND APPLIED FOR ANOTHER GRANT TO EXTEND OUT ON 460 CORRIDOR WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF EMPLOYERS AND ALSO OUT ON BRAMBELTON WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF PHYSICIANS. WE CONTACTED BUSINESSES TO SEE IF THEY WERE INTERESTED IN SUBSIDIZING TRANSPORTATION))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=subsidizing]


The goal is to create a regional transportation system so that the Roanoke Valley is accessible to all its residents.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[2-E-Wythe-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-38 30:55]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Co. Explosion]


A Wythe County man is fighting for his life this morning following an explosion at a truck stop.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]


34- year old Ernest Wade Osborne of Elk Creek was severely burned when the gas pump he was working on exploded yesterday morning.
It happened at the Flying J- Truck stop.
Sheriff's officials believe a truck towing a camper may have ignited fumes-- coming from the gas pump Osborne was working on.
Osborne suffered second and third degree burns over half of his body and is hospitalized in critical condition.
Another man who tried to help him burned his arm.
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[2-E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:59:15]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


The school construction debate in Roanoke County takes a surprising turn.
Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson wrote a letter to the school board offering to take control of the south county high school project.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Johnson says he believes the county can construct the high school on time and under budget. He says the facility would include all of the components recently eliminated by the School Board because of budgetary constraints.
In the letter, he writes that students get the facilities they need, the school board gets the structure it desires without financial risk, and the board of supervisors ensures careful stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
Members of the school board are skeptical.
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[SOT 01:55:57]
[IN Q=Certainly all of us]

((BILL IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: CERTAINLY ALL OF US ARE LOOKING FOR LESS EXPENSIVE WAYS TO DO THINGS, BUT I WOULD HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT WOULD BE INVOLVED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT SEEMS TO BE OFFERED.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/Roanoke Co. School Board]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=what seems to be offered.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The school board hasn't discussed the letter yet, but Irvin says he was elected to oversee school issues including new construction.
And he says he would be reluctant to turn over that responsibility to the Board of Supervisors.

[E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-42 18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


After a month of silence, the union striking at Rubatex has said what it means by "unfair labor practices."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Sept. 13]


The United Steelworkers Local 240 released its first public statement yesterday ... saying Rubatex is guilty of "regressive" bargaining.
The union says Rubatex wants workers to take a step backward -- getting less take-home pay.
The union says the company wants workers to pay more for health insurance but isn't willing to raise pay enough to offset the cost.
For its part, Rubatex has scheduled a meeting with reporters later this morning.
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[E-City-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-40 TC54:40]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


With less than three months to go, fundraisers are still struggling to come up with the money to renovate Lynchburg's minor league ballpark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Officials say they need five million dollars to add luxury boxes, new seats and make the stadium handicapped accessible.
But they've raised just 3- point- 3 million... and most of that came from the city budget.
Organizers hope to reach their goal by the end of the year.
They're still pursuing a corporate sponsor that could have the park named for them for a donation of more than a million dollars.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Rangers]


In sports, New York is one win away from taking their American League division series from the Texas Rangers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/MLB - FOX]


Last night, the Yanks got another big game from Ricky (luh-DAY) Ledee.
He doubled home the lead run in the seventh inning to make the score 3 to 1.
The Rangers' one run came off the bat of Juan Gonzalez.
His fourth inning homer ended a 25 inning playoff shutout streak for the Rangers.
The 3 to 1 win gives the Bronx Bombers 2 games to none lead.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Martinsville;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Moll/Charity League;]
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[VONAT]
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[Steve Live]

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[E-Danville-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:39:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Yesterday turned out to be a scream for a Danville elementary school teacher who thought she was going to an assembly ... but instead got a 25-thousand dollar award.
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[SOT]

[NATSOUND: KIDS SCREAMING]
[IN Q=screaming]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=screaming]
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[VO-NAT]


Tomeka Campbell ... a third-grade teacher at Park Avenue Elementary ... received the check as recognition for excellence in teaching.
She's one of eight teachers in the state being surprised this week with awards from the Milken Family Foundation.


She was selected out of 250 other candidates.
Campbell's students were just as thrilled as she was.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=I was really excited.]
[SOT 15:45:42 - :50]

((BRITTANY HALL/3RD GRADER: I WAS REALLY EXCITED. (WHY?) BECAUSE I REALLY ENJOYED HAVING HER AS A 3RD GRADE TEACHER. ))
[SOT 15:44:36 - :38]

((TOMEKA CAMPBELL/3RD GRADE TEACHER: I NEED A SUB. I NEED A SUBSTITUTE RIGHT AWAY!))
[SUPER=01-Brittany Hall/3rd Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tomeka Campbell/3rd Grade Teacher; :07 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a substitute right away.]
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[VO-NAT]


Campbell got her wish.
She had the rest of the day off to figure out what to do with the award money.
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[Ali-daughter]


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


Muhammad Ali's boxing daughter is about to make her professional debut in the ring.
Jennifer Jones traveled to upstate, New York to meet the young woman who will box in her father's footsteps tonight.
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[SOT]

[3:16;39]
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(((LOCATOR: VERONA, NY) IT IS THE EVE OF HER PROFESSIONAL BOXING DEBUT.
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A FEMALE FIGHTER IN THE HEAVYWEIGHT CLASS...CARRYING A HEAVYWEIGHT NAME. LAILA ALI, DAUGHTER OF THE BIGGEST NAME IN BOXING, THE LEGENDARY MUHAMMAD ALI. STARTING HER CAREER AS CONFIDENT OF HER SKILLS AS HER FATHER WAS OF HIS.
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"I am going in there and I am going to knock her out." ALI'S FIGHT IS ONE OF SEVEN PRELIMINARY BOUTS SCHEDULED FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TURNING STONE CASINO IN VERONA, NEW YORK. THE MAIN ATTRACTION IS RAZOR RIDDOCK ..YET IT IS LAILA ALI WHO'S DRAWING ALL OF THE ATTENTION.
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"No doubt about it, that's why we are all here." A WORLDWIDE PUBLICITY FOR A FOUR ROUND BOUT THAT WILL BE OVER WITHIN TEN MINUTES.
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"I expected all of this." 21 YEARS OLD, FIVE TEN, 170 LBS., LAILA ONLY BEGAN TRAINING A YEAR AGO, REALIZING STEPPING INTO THE RING WOULD MEAN STEPPING INTO THE SHADOWS OF A BOXING LEGEND.
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"He is not thrilled out it.because I am his little girl, he doesn't want me to get hurt."
(Jones Standup)))



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In sports, major league baseball highlights and a racing star lends a hand to the community.
Roy Stanley has that and more.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The Justice Department says Western State Hospital in Staunton failed to provide adequate psychiatric and medical care and restrained patients too much.
The report said most of the problems resulted from an insufficient number of trained staff.
State officials said yesterday that virtually all the problems cited in the report have been fixed or are being fixed.
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The man severely burned in yesterday's Wythe County gas pump explosion is in critical condition.
34- year old Ernest Wade Osborne of Elk Creek was injured when the gas pump he was working on exploded in flames.


Osborne suffered second and third degree burns over half of his body.
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Striking workers at Rubatex have broken their silence.
The United Steelworkers Local 240 released its first public statement yesterday ... saying Rubatex is guilty of "regressive" bargaining.
The union says Rubatex wants workers to take a step backward -- getting less take-home pay.
The union says the company wants workers to pay more for health insurance but isn't willing to raise pay enough to offset the cost.
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In just an afternoon visit, you can explore nearly 300- years of European and early American history....
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But you don't need a time machine to do it.
The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton depicts how Europeans farmed in their native countries, then later helped settle America.
For these fifth graders from Mount Pleasant Elementary, it's a true "living history" lesson.
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((STEPHANIE ORSINGER/5TH GRADER: I LIKE THE MUSEUM BECAUSE OF HOW THE PEOPLE DRESSED UP AND PRETENDED LIKE THEY WERE REAL, LIVING IN THAT TIME BECAUSE YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT MUCH BETTER THIS WAY.))
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Kimberly McBroom will have more about the frontier museum in this week's
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN TIME OFF]
"Time Off" segment coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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