[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In Montgomery County a debate about the use of American Indian symbols as school mascots.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a teacher's aide at a Roanoke junior high school is charged with sexual offenses involving a minor.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The morning commute looks damp today, as light rain continues moving across the region.
Expect a half inch or less through mid- morning.
And the latest on what's now Hurricane Jose, in a few minutes.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Indian-Coalition]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 24:20]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Many schools across the country use Indian symbols as mascots.
But as the new millennium approaches, Native American organizations say it's time for a change.
Last night one local organization took its concerns to the Montgomery County school board.
Kate Weidaw has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=the native americans]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :04]
[SUPER=01-Harry Dyer/Unified Coalition; :13]
[SUPER=01-Anna Dolton/Parent; :34]
[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Unified Coalition; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]
(([SOT 1:37:40]
[INQ=]

((HENRY BRYANT: THE NATIVE AMERICANS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A GROUP OF PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


The Unified Coalition for American Indians Concerns is not happy with the way their culture is represented in some local schools.

[SOT 1:32:54]
[INQ=]

((HARRY DYER/: OF ALL THE PLACES FOR STEREOTYPICAL TYPE OF DEPICTIONS TO BE IT SEEMS THE LAST PLACE IT SHOULD BE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE IT RIGHT HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Three schools in Montgomery County have Indian symbols as their mascot... the Blacksburg High School Indians, the Blacksburg Middle School Braves, and the Shawsville Shawnees. One parent told the school board that using Native American mascots teaches children it's okay to stereotype a culture.

[SOT 1:42:57]
[INQ=]

((ANNA DOLTON/PARENT: THE INDIAN LOGO HAS A BAD THING TO PUT IN THEIR HEAD BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TEACH THEM RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The school board did not comment on the organization's ideas to make changes. But the coalition says this is the perfect time for the board to make changes since new schools are in the works.

[SOT 1:35:40]
[INQ=]

((ERIC MILLER/: THIS IS THE PRIME TIME TO CHANGE UNIFORMS, GYM FLOORS, AND THE LOGO AND MASCOTS CAN BE CHANGED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


The coalition says until their culture is respected they will continue their fight against stereotypes. Kate Weidaw News 7 Christiansburg.))

[E-Water-Contamination]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-34 2:57]
[GRAPHIC=Contaminated Water]


Two months after finding "animal waste bacteria" in Buena Vista's water, health experts are just now publicizing the problem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


Students at Southern Virginia college can't drink the water.
The cook BOILS water to make juice.
Restaurants are not allowed to serve fountain sodas.
Factories have shut off their water fountains.
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[SOT 13:52:06]
[IN Q=Drinking and brushing]

((DRINKING AND BRUSHING YOUR TEETH ... WATER YOU'VE BOILED.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Conner/Virginia Dept. of Health;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=water you've boiled]
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[VO-NAT]


But Susan Elkin has been mixing tap water in her disabled daughter's formula for months.
Until yesterday, no one told her it was dangerous.
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[SOT 15:34:16]
[IN Q=I would have just]

((I WOULD HAVE JUST LIKED ... TOLD ABOUT IT MUCH EARLIER.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Elkin/Mother;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=much earlier]
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[VO-NAT]


Health experts say they had to go through a chain of bureaucracy before getting the word out.
They are fighting the bacteria with chlorine but don't know when the water will be safe.
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[Chaney]


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


A teacher's aide at Hidden Valley Junior High School has been charged with sexual offenses involving a minor.
Salem Police arrested 25-year old Jeffrey R. Chaney yesterday afternoon.
Police say a 16-year old boy brought complaints to investigators.
The alleged offenses began in 1996.
The youth who complained was not a student at Hidden Valley.
Chaney is charged with taking indecent liberties with a minor, carnal knowledge without force, sodomy, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

[E-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:47:23]
[GRAPHIC=Voter IDs]


Those controversial state voter-ID cards are all printed up ... but have nowhere to go.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Richmond Circuit Court judge issued an injunction yesterday.
It prohibits the state from sending these cards to voters before November's election.
The cards were going to voters in 10 different jurisdictions.
But state Democrats sued ... saying they go back to the days of Jim Crow laws ... and might keep minorities away from the polls.
The State Board of Elections says its pilot program was supposed to cut down on voter fraud -- NOT influence elections.
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[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Governor Gilmore says the state will appeal the injunction.
Gilmore noted that the U-S Justice Department approved the I-D's.

[Indonesia]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Indonesia's legislature has picked a new president after first brushing aside the old one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarkarta, Indonesia;]

[3:02:13]
The new head of state is Abdurrahman Wahid (ahb-doo-RAH'-man ah-WAH'-hid) -- a revered Muslim leader who is ailing and nearly blind.
He was chosen during a 14-hour session that was the first free and contested election for president in Indonesia's 54 years of independence.
The legislature also voted to recognize East Timor's vote for independence, paving the way for the territory to become the world's newest nation.
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[Braves-Mets]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mets/Braves]


It took eleven innings, but the Atlanta Braves will join the Yankees in the World Series.
What a game it was!
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB - NBC]


The Braves jumped out to an early lead.
Mike Piazza's error allowed the first run of the game.
Atlanta had a five nothing lead after the first inning.
But the Mets didn't quit.
Piazza redeemed himself in the seventh inning with this two-run homer to tie the game at seven.
The Mets took one run leads in the eighth and tenth innings but the Braves tied the game both times.
Then in the eleventh inning, Kenny Rogers threw a bases-loaded walk to Andruw Jones.
[SUPER=35-N. Y. Mets/9/Atlanta/10/Braves Win NLCS;]


The Braves win 10 to 9 and will face the Yankees in game one of the World Series on Saturday.
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[1-Sports]


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


In other sports news, Mike Stevens recaps last night's girls basketball action.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A very pleasant]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=nice day everybody]



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


[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Clint Johnson/Author;]



(Steve to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: civil war))

[E-Wythe-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:34:23]
[GRAPHIC=Wythe Co. Drug Arrests]


Sheriff Kermit Osborne is calling it the largest crack cocaine bust in Wythe County history, but others are calling it a political move.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Monday-- indictments were issued for approximately 25 people in Wythe and Pulaski counties following a five month undercover investigation involving local and state police.
These suspects were arrested on charges linked to marijuana.
But Osborne says the majority of the indictments were for selling crack cocaine.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is ]

((KERMIT OSBORNE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS COOPERATE BY ATTACKING A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL PROBLEM WITH A MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL RESPONSE. ))
[SUPER=01-Kermit Osborne/Wythe Co. Sheriff; :00]
[runs=10]
[out q= jurisdictional responce.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Last Week;]


Osborne's opponent, former Sheriff Wayne Pike, believes the arrests were timed to take place just weeks before the election-- pointing to his own record while serving as sheriff.
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[IN Q= Of the ]

((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: OF THE 74 COUNTIES IN VIRGINIA, WITH 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE OR LESS, THE WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ALWAYS LEAD THE NUMBER OF DRUG ARRESTS AND IN THE COUNTY CLOSEST TO US, WE WERE DOUBLE THEIR ARREST NUMBERS. ))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=arrest numbers.]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=Hold]


The head of the Mountain Empire Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association - who's also a captain in the Wythe County Sheriff's Department - says to say the arrests were politically motivated is an insult to the officers involved.

[gulf-war-syndrome]


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


We may be one step closer to knowing what causes Gulf War syndrome, the illness that's stricken thousands of veterans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]

[3:32:36]
A newly released Pentagon report suggests that pills known as P-B, used to counteract the effects of nerve gas, may be to blame.
Since the war, 100-thousand Gulf War vets have complained of everything from chronic fatigue and muscle pain, to memory loss and sleep disorders.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((PAT EDDINGTON, FORMER CIA ANALYST; "WE'RE CREATING ESSENTIALLY, FRIENDLY FIRE CASUALTIES BY GIVING THESE KINDS OF MEDICATIONS TO THESE FOLKS, WITHOUT THE TESTING THEY REQUIRE."))
[SUPER=01-Pat Eddington/Former CIA Analyst;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=TESTING THEY REQUIRE.]
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[VO-NAT]


This news is a complete turnaround for the defense departmen,t which for years said first there was no ailment, and then that it had no known cause.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, if you get nervous when you go to the doctor, you're not alone.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Does a trip to the doctor make your blood pressure shoot up? If so, you're not alone. It's a phenomenon called white coast hypertension. We doctors make people nervous. But for most, white coat hypertension isn't a big problem. We realize those elevated readings go down once you leave the office. But that's not always the case for pregnant women.
VT=VO

A study in the Journal of the American medical Association says one in three pregnant women have white coat hypertension and are at risk for an unnecessary C-section. That's because when we see high readings in pregnant women, we are prone to use high blood pressure drugs...which have the side effect of slowing down or preventing labor...hence the c-section.
VT=VO

Also in the journal...a study of special importance to baby boomers. It says an hour a day of walking can cut the risk of diabetes in half. And that's an important finding since cases of this disease are sky rocketing as the population ages. What makes this study so good is that it's the first to show you can protect yourself from diabetes without breaking a sweat. Even better, this hour walk doesn't need to be done all at once. It can be split up into smaller segments over the course of a day.
VT=VO

And finally, a study from the National Cancer Institute says smokers can cut their risk of lung cancer by 20% by eating lots of foods high in vitamin E such as nuts and whole grains. And possibly by taking vitamin supplements. However researchers say the best and simplest way to cut the risk is to kick the habit. ON CAM And that's a look at the day in health. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida, for CBS News.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Clint Johnson/Author;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

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


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


More than two dozen people have been indicted on drug charges in Wythe County.
Sheriff Kermit Osborne calls is the largest crack cocaine bust in the county's history.
But since the bust happened just two weeks before elections, Osborne's opponent, former Sheriff Wayne Pike calls it a political move.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It can't be ruled out -- but neither can it be ruled in.
That's the basic finding of a new Pentagon-financed study about a possible link between a drug and the Gulf War Syndrome.
The study looked at the effects of a drug known as P-B, given to U-S personnel during the Gulf War. It was used as a treatment against a nerve gas.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The subway series so many new york baseball fans dreamed about will remain just that... a dream.
Early this morning the Atlanta Braves captured the National League pennant in an extra inning, ten to nine win over the New York Mets.
The world series starts Saturday in Atlanta where the braves will face off against the New York yankees.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday October 20th.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[Water-Contamination]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:21:24]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Health experts say you should not drink the water in Buena Vista, or even buy a soda from a fountain.
In August, they found bacteria from animal waste in public water.
They waited 2 months to warn people.
Tina Tenret has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Eight year old]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Susan Elkin/Mother; :16]
[SUPER=01-Stephen Biddulph/Southern Virginia College Dean; :36]
[SUPER=01-Ron Conner/Virginia Dept. of Health; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Buena Vista]



[2-E-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:47:23]
[GRAPHIC=Voter IDs]


Governor Gilmore says the state will appeal a judges decision against the controversial voter I-D's.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


A Richmond Circuit Court judge issued an injunction yesterday.
It prohibits the state from sending these cards to voters before November's election.
The cards were going to voters in 10 different jurisdictions.
But state Democrats sued ... saying they go back to the days of Jim Crow laws ... and might keep minorities away from the polls.
The State Board of Elections says its pilot program was supposed to cut down on voter fraud -- NOT influence elections.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Governor Gilmore noted that the U-S Justice Department approved the I-D's.

[S-Joseph-execution]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:38:12]
[GRAPHIC=Jason Joseph Execution]


Governor Gilmore refused to intervene in the execution of Jason Matthew Joseph last night.
Joseph was pronounced dead by lethal injection shortly after nine.
(------------------)

[vo-nat]
Seven years ago, Joseph demanded money and a sandwich from a Portsmouth sub shop clerk.
He got both - but shot and killed the clerk anyway.
(-----------------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=HOLD]


Joseph is the 12-th man executed in Virginia this year.

[2-E-Indian-Coalition]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 24:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As the new millennium approaches, Native American organizations say it's time to do away with offensive mascots.

Last night one local organization took its concerns to the Montgomery County school board.
Kate Weidaw was there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the native americans]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :04]
[SUPER=01-Harry Dyer/Unified Coalition; :13]
[SUPER=01-Anna Dolton/Parent; :34]
[SUPER=01-Eric Miller/Unified Coalition; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=kw news 7]
(([SOT 1:37:40]
[INQ=]

((HENRY BRYANT: THE NATIVE AMERICANS SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AS A GROUP OF PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]


The Unified Coalition for American Indians Concerns is not happy with the way their culture is represented in some local schools.

[SOT 1:32:54]
[INQ=]

((HARRY DYER/: OF ALL THE PLACES FOR STEREOTYPICAL TYPE OF DEPICTIONS TO BE IT SEEMS THE LAST PLACE IT SHOULD BE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE IT RIGHT HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


Three schools in Montgomery County have Indian symbols as their mascot... the Blacksburg High School Indians, the Blacksburg Middle School Braves, and the Shawsville Shawnees. One parent told the school board that using Native American mascots teaches children it's okay to stereotype a culture.

[SOT 1:42:57]
[INQ=]

((ANNA DOLTON/PARENT: THE INDIAN LOGO HAS A BAD THING TO PUT IN THEIR HEAD BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TEACH THEM RESPECT FOR OTHER PEOPLE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]


The school board did not comment on the organization's ideas to make changes. But the coalition says this is the perfect time for the board to make changes since new schools are in the works.

[SOT 1:35:40]
[INQ=]

((ERIC MILLER/: THIS IS THE PRIME TIME TO CHANGE UNIFORMS, GYM FLOORS, AND THE LOGO AND MASCOTS CAN BE CHANGED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 9]


The coalition says until their culture is respected they will continue their fight against stereotypes. Kate Weidaw News 7 Christiansburg.))

[2-Indonesia]


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


A shakeup in Indonesia's government.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarkarta, Indonesia;]

[3:02:13]
It's legislature today picked a new president after dismissing the old one.
The new head of state is Abdurrahman Wahid (ahb-doo-RAH'-man ah-WAH'-hid) -- a revered Muslim leader who is ailing and nearly blind.
He was chosen during a 14-hour session that was the first free and contested election for president in Indonesia's 54 years of independence.
The legislature also voted to recognize East Timor's vote for independence, paving the way for the territory to become the world's newest nation.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Clint Johnson/Author;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: civil war))

[E-Police-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:03:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You might say that this week, Danville is going to the dogs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


That's because more than 50 police dogs and their handlers from around the continent are being unleashed on the city.
The officers and work dogs are practicing searches and chases at locations around Danville.
It's all part of an annual program held by the state to train and certify police dogs.
Officers say their K-9 partners are even BETTER than human partners.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=He's there to protect you and]
[SOT 15:55:58 - :15:56:06]

((CHARLIE LUTZ/K-9 OFFICER: HE'S THERE TO PROTECT YOU AND CATCH THE BAD GUY. AND HE'S GOING TO SHOW YOU AFFECTION, JUST FOR YOU SHOWING A LITTLE AFFECTION BACK TO HIM.))
[SOT 16:00:31 - :44]

((JIM TURNER/RICHMOND POLICE OFFICER: IF THE CITY OF RICHMOND LETS ME, I'VE GOT 14 YEARS BEFORE I RETIRE, I'M GOING TO WORK IN K9 FOR THE REST OF MY TIME IN THE CITY. AND IF I'M HAVING FUN AND HAVE A GOOD DOG, I'LL STAY LONGER. MIGHT HAVE TO CHASE ME AWAY WITH A STICK.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Lutz/Virginia K-9 Officer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Turner/Richmond Police Officer; :10]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=chase me away with a stick.]
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[VO-NAT]


Officers say the dogs are the best tools for drug and bomb detection.
The K-9 teams will hone those skills this week and get their certification on Thursday.
(------------)



[E-Earth-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:37:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Taking care of the environment was top priority at a summit in the Star City yesterday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Local high school students took part in Earth Summit '99, an event organized by the Clean Valley Council.
The students heard from a variety of speakers including Author and ecologist Daniel Botkin.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:17:38]
[IN Q=And we're at a crucial transition]

((DANIEL BOTKIN/ECOLOGIST: AND WE'RE IN A CRUCIAL TRANSITION WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO CHOOSE NATURE OR CIVILIZATION OR HOW WE'RE GOING TO COMBINE BOTH. WE WANT TO COMBINE BOTH AND THE KEY TO THAT IS WHAT THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LEARN AND HOW THEY THINK ABOUT THE PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Botkin/Ecologist]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=how they think about the problem.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Botkin says the most important environmental challenges of the next century will be what he describes as "green issues."
He says they include the future of endangered species, explosive population growth, and efforts to control pollution.
(------------)




[2-Braves-Mets]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mets/Braves]


It wasn't easy, but the Atlanta Braves are headed to the World Series.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB - NBC]


The Braves jumped out to an early lead.
Mike Piazza's error allowed the first run of the game.
Atlanta had a five nothing lead after the first inning.
But the Mets didn't quit.
Piazza redeemed himself in the seventh inning with this two-run homer to tie the game at seven.
The Mets took one run leads in the eighth and tenth innings but the Braves tied the game both times.
Then in the eleventh inning, Kenny Rogers threw a bases-loaded walk to Andruw Jones.
[SUPER=35-N. Y. Mets/9/Atlanta/10/Braves Win NLCS;]


The Braves win 10 to 9 and will face the Yankees in game one of the World Series on Saturday.
(------------)



[3-Sports]


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


In other sports news, Virginia Tech's offensive line steps up and F-S-U could see the return of their STAR wide receiver this weekend.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy, once again]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=nice day everybody]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[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]


A Native American organization has asked the Montgomery County School Board to change the mascots of several schools.
Three schools in Montgomery County have Indian symbols as their mascot... the Blacksburg High School Indians, the Blacksburg Middle School Braves, and the Shawsville Shawnees.
One parent told the school board that using Native American mascots teaches children it's okay to stereotype a culture.
The school board did not comment on the organization's ideas to make changes.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Two months after finding "animal waste bacteria" in Buena Vista's water, health experts are just now saying the water can make you sick.
Residents are being told to boil their water.
Health experts say they had to go through a chain of bureaucracy before getting the word out.
They are fighting the bacteria with chlorine but don't know when the water will be safe.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Richmond Circuit Court judge issued an injunction yesterday preventing the state from sending voter I-D cards before November's election.
The cards were going to voters in 10 different jurisdictions.
Governor Gilmore says the state will appeal the injunction.
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