[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell hosts an unprecedented meeting with gay Christians in an attempt to reduce violent acts against them.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the second of two men accused of in the beating death of gay college student goes on trial today in Wyoming.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


After a weekend of cold winds and scattered snow flurries...today promises to be warmer, with lots of sunshine.
But temperatures are chilly first thing this morning, with wind chills in the 20s....
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Church-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-39 27:11]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


They still don't agree on what constitutes hate speech, but the Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay minister Mel White did find some common ground this weekend.
Steve Smallshaw tells us both men hope their historic meeting will help change some attitudes in the gay and Christian communities.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even at a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Anders/Liberty University Student; :26]
[SUPER=01-Karen Weldin/Soulforce Representative; :31]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :35]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Even at a place used to controversy, this still was no ordinary Sunday at Thomas Road Baptist Church.. members of Jerry Falwell's congregation were treated to a sermon even before they stepped inside.
[natsot 9:46:19]

((JERRY FALWELL'S WRONG FOR BRINGING HOMOSEXUALS INTO THE CHURCH HOUSE.))
[RUNS= 04]


Protesters opposed to Falwell meeting with gay minister Mel White were in full voice again Sunday, haranguing church- goers who did their best to ignore them.
[SOT 10:16:21]

((JOSH ANDERS/LIBERTY U. STUDENT: I JUST HOPE THAT THE WORLD DOESN'T LOOK AT THAT AND SEE THAT'S THE WAY THAT ALL THE CHRISTIANS ARE.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=Christians are.]
[SOT 10:20:14]

((KAREN WELDIN/SOULFORCE REPRESENTATIVE: I THINK THAT I'VE TUNED THAT OUT.. THAT'S NOT A PART OF WHY WE'RE HERE THIS WEEKEND.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=this weekend.]

[Standup 12:19:41] ((One church member told us his wife and grandchildren did not attend the services simply because they did not want to have to face the protesters and signs outside. But fears that Reverend Falwell's reconciliation with Mel White would keep hundreds of others away were never realized.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=never realized.]
[natsot music]
[RUNS= 01]


Inside it was a full house.. Mel White and dozens of his Soulforce members mixed with the regular crowd at Thomas Road.. all under the watchful eyes of the local police.
But two days of protests ended without incident, and Falwell repeated his message that conservative Christians are now ready to extend a hand of friendship to the gay community.
[SOT 11:27:36]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL: WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IN THE FUTURE.. PRAYERFULLY, TEACHING, PREACHING, WRITINGS ETCETERA, TO REACH OUT IN LOVE TO EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=Christ died.]


Falwell and White say it will take more meetings and more discussion before their efforts bear fruit and violence against gays and Christians is reduced.. but this weekend was an important first step.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[gay-murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Opening statements are set to begin today in the murder trial of Aaron McKinney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:00;16]
He's accused in the brutal beating death of Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming.
McKinney's alleged accomplice Russell Henderson pleaded guilty to the murder in April receiving two life sentences.
The defense team claims McKinney admits to playing a role in the beating.
But they say McKinney had been drinking and taking drugs and didn't intend to kill Shepard.
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[3:00:45-55]
[IN=WE KNOW IT'S NOT...]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=THAT NIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say the two men killed Shepard because he was gay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3;02:14]
Jury selection begins later today in another high profile murder case.
On trial is Shawn Allen Berry.
He is the third defendant charged in the gruesome dragging death of James Byrd, a black man.
His two co-defendants were both found guilty and sentenced to death.
Berry claims that he's not a racist and was unable to stop his former friends from killing Byrd.
If convicted berry could also face a death sentence.
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[Appox-Schools]


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


Appomattox County schools will hold a moment of silence every morning beginning next Monday.
The school board approved the measure by a unanimous vote last week.
Students will be allowed to meditate, pray or engage in any other silent activity that doesn't interfere with or distract other students.
But the chairman of the school board says he might still push for a moment of prayer.

[E-Fundraiser]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 00:07:18]
[GRAPHIC=Floyd Relief]


Have you ever wondered what it was like wait tables?
Some customers had a chance to find out last night while helping raise money for flood victims.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It all happened at the Texas Steak House on Valley View Boulevard.
Customers traded places with the waiters and bartenders for a good cause.
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[SOT 12:51:46]
[IN Q=This kind of]

((TIM CARR: THIS KIND OF DEVELOPED INTO A THING WHERE THE TIPS WOULD GO TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS FOR ALL THE EASTERN STATES))
[SUPER=07-Tim Carr]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=Eastern States]
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[VO-NAT]


These one-day employees volunteered their time -- and say it was a good learning experience.
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[SOT12:52:14]
[IN Q=Let's just say]

((CHEYENNE ELMORE: LET'S JUST SAY KNOWING THAT I DON'T HAVE TO COME BACK TOMORROW IT'S A LOT OF FUN. THEY DO WORK HARD AND THAT'S WHY WE DO THIS AND THEY'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME))
[SUPER=07-Cheyenne Elmore;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=having a good time]
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[VO-NAT]


Last night's volunteers challenged other businesses to do the same thing.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 (53:00)]
[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/YANKEES]


For the second straight night, a Yankees starting pitcher held the Braves to just one hit over seven innings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC Sports; :]


The Yankees went on top early. Paul O'Neil hit a line drive up the middle to centerfield scoring Chuck Knoblauch and New York took the 1 to nothing lead in the first.
[SUPER=35-New York/7/Atlanta/2/Yankees Lead 2-0;]


New York would score three in the inning. Tino Martinez hit a line drive up the middle, scoring Derek Jeter to make it 2 to nothing.
New York wins it 7 to 2 to go up 2 games to none.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech makes a move up the college football polls.
Roy Stanley has that and highlights from around the N-F-L.
Good Morning Roy.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:00]
[OUT Q=later on Mornin]



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[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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[SUPER=01-Dr. Ann Dunnington/Virginia Tech]
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[E-Gilmore-Parody]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:43:42]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


The media blitz is in full force in Virginia as election day approaches.
All 140 General Assembly seats will be filled on November Second.
Voters are being bombarded with T-V ads, telephone solicitations, campaign fliers and Internet postings.
[SS=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore isn't running for office, but he's the target of a new parody page on the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Titled "King James of Virginia," the web page pokes fun at the Governor, and even pictures him in Elizabethan garb.
Asked about the site last week, Gilmore said he hadn't seen it... but he's taking the news with good humor.
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[SOT 15:06:20]
[IN Q=Well, that's the great thing about]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHO DREAMED THAT UP? I DON'T KNOW. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT YET. WELL, THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE INTERNET AND THE PRIORITIES WE'VE PLACED ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. THE INTERNET IS A REAL MAXIMIZATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISN'T IT. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
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[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=I think that's great.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


It's not clear who created the web parody... though it's clearly NOT one of the Governor's admirers.

[E-Pavilion-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-40 59:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


An animal lover who gave her time to help animals at the Humane Society of Montgomery County is being remembered for her work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Dozens of people turned out yesterday afternoon to help dedicate a pavilion in the memory of Loretta (Rife-snider) Reifsnider.
The Humane Society hopes the pavilion will encourage people to come to the shelter and spend time with the animals.


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[SOT 06:59:33]
[IN Q=Loretta Reifsnider is who]

((CONNIE RATNER/HUMANE SOCIETY:LORETTA REIFSNIDER IS WHO WE'RE HONORING HERE TODAY AND SHE WAS THE PERSON WHO STARTED OUR THRIFT STORE AND MANAGED THAT FOR MANY YEARS AND KEPT THAT GOING AND OUR THRIFT STORE IS IN BLACKSBURG THAT IS WHERE WE GET A LOT OF FUNDING TO HELP THIS SHELTER KEEP OPERATING))
[SUPER=01-Connie Ratner/Humane Society]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=also operating]
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[VO-NAT]


Family and friends of Reifsnider donated the money for the pavilion.
The Humane Society relies on volunteers to help run the shelter.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, wealth may play a role in breast cancer.
Dave Browde has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((THERE'S BEEN A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH IN ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH, ONE THAT MAY EVENTUALLY LEAD TO NEW WAYS TO TREAT THE DEBILITATING DISEASE.
VT=VO

((vo)) :26 SCIENTISTS IN CALIFORNIA BELIEVE THEY'VE ISOLATED AN ENZYME RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BUILD-UP OF PROTEIN PLAQUES IN THE BRAIN THAT LEAD TO ALZHEIMER'S. CALLED AMYLOIDS THEY LITERALLY LITTER THE BRAIN..BLOCKING NEURONS AND ERASING MEMORY. RESEARCHERS SAY THE ENZYME MAY BE PRESENT IN THE BRAIN LONG BEFORE ALZHEIMER'S SYMPTOMS SHOW UP. THIS DISCOVERY COULD ALSO HELP DOCTORS DETERMINE WHO IS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING THE DISEASE.
VT=VO

((vo)):32 THE MORE MONEY A WOMAN HAS THE MORE LIKELY SHE IS TO DEVELOP BREAST CANCER. THAT'S WHAT RESEARCHERS OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS HAVE DETERMINED. THEY BELIEVE THE LINK LIES NOT IN THEIR PAYCHECKS OR EDUCATION LEVELS RATHER IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT. WEALTHIER WOMEN TEND TO USE DRY CLEANERS AND PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE COMPANIES MORE THAN OTHER WOMAN. BOTH SERVICES USE HIGH LEVELS OF CHEMICALS. WHILE DOCTORS WONT SAY THESE CHEMICALS ARE WHAT'S TO BLAME..THEY DO SAY THESE POTENTIAL CARCINOGENS NEED FURTHER RESEARCH.
VT=VO

((vo)):29 A WARNING TODAY TO COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO LIVE AWAY FROM HOME. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL RECOMMENDS YOU GET VACCINATED FOR BACTERIAL MENINGITIS. A RECENT STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION FOUND THAT COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO LIVE ON CAMPUS ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP THE POTENTIALLY DEADLY DISEASE THAN THEIR PEERS WHO LIVE AT HOME. THE RISK FACTORS OF CAMPUS LIVING INCLUDE CROWDED DORMS AND MORE EXPOSURE TO ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO.
ONCAM=DAVE

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

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((Archive:)) [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]


The Reform Party is gaining two high-profile members today.
Republican Pat Buchanan is to announce his candidacy for the party's presidential nomination.
And possible candidate Donald Trump says he will file papers switching his voter registration to the Reform Party from the G-O-P.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The third and last dragging death defendant goes on trial in Jasper, Texas, today.
Jury selection begins in the trial of Shawn Berry whose pickup truck was used to drag James Byrd Junior to death in 1998.
Two other men have been convicted of murdering Byrd and sent to death row.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Opening statements begin today in Laramie, Wyoming, in the murder trial of Aaron McKinney.
He's one of two men charged in the fatal beating of gay college student Matthew Shepard a year ago.
The other defendant, Russell Henderson, pleaded guilty in April to felony murder and kidnapping and received two life sentences.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday October 25.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Church-Service]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-39 27:11]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


About 200 gays and lesbians came to Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church for yesterday's service.
The service was the culmination of a weekend forum designed to end the often angry rhetoric between gays and Christians.
They still don't agree on what constitutes hate speech, but the Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay minister Mel White did find some common ground this weekend.
Steve Smallshaw was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even at a]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Josh Anders/Liberty University Student; :26]
[SUPER=01-Karen Weldin/Soulforce Representative; :31]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :35]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jerry Falwell; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( Even at a place used to controversy, this still was no ordinary Sunday at Thomas Road Baptist Church.. members of Jerry Falwell's congregation were treated to a sermon even before they stepped inside.
[natsot 9:46:19]

((JERRY FALWELL'S WRONG FOR BRINGING HOMOSEXUALS INTO THE CHURCH HOUSE.))
[RUNS= 04]


Protesters opposed to Falwell meeting with gay minister Mel White were in full voice again Sunday, haranguing church- goers who did their best to ignore them.
[SOT 10:16:21]

((JOSH ANDERS/LIBERTY U. STUDENT: I JUST HOPE THAT THE WORLD DOESN'T LOOK AT THAT AND SEE THAT'S THE WAY THAT ALL THE CHRISTIANS ARE.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=Christians are.]
[SOT 10:20:14]

((KAREN WELDIN/SOULFORCE REPRESENTATIVE: I THINK THAT I'VE TUNED THAT OUT.. THAT'S NOT A PART OF WHY WE'RE HERE THIS WEEKEND.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=this weekend.]

[Standup 12:19:41] ((One church member told us his wife and grandchildren did not attend the services simply because they did not want to have to face the protesters and signs outside. But fears that Reverend Falwell's reconciliation with Mel White would keep hundreds of others away were never realized.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=never realized.]
[natsot music]
[RUNS= 01]


Inside it was a full house.. Mel White and dozens of his Soulforce members mixed with the regular crowd at Thomas Road.. all under the watchful eyes of the local police.
But two days of protests ended without incident, and Falwell repeated his message that conservative Christians are now ready to extend a hand of friendship to the gay community.
[SOT 11:27:36]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL: WE'RE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE KNOW IN THE FUTURE.. PRAYERFULLY, TEACHING, PREACHING, WRITINGS ETCETERA, TO REACH OUT IN LOVE TO EVERY MAN, EVERY WOMAN FOR WHOM CHRIST DIED.))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=Christ died.]


Falwell and White say it will take more meetings and more discussion before their efforts bear fruit and violence against gays and Christians is reduced.. but this weekend was an important first step.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[2-gay-murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Jury selection in the second murder trial in the death of Matthew Shepard is expected to wrap up today in Wyoming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:00;16]
Aaron McKinney is accused of helping kill Matthew Shepard last October.
McKinney's alleged accomplice Russell Henderson pleaded guilty to the murder in April receiving two life sentences.


The defense team claims McKinney admits to playing a role in the beating.
But they say McKinney had been drinking and taking drugs and didn't intend to kill Shepard.
(//////SOT/////)

[3:00:45-55]
[IN=WE KNOW IT'S NOT...]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT=THAT NIGHT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say the two men killed Shepard because he was gay.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3;02:14]
And trial number three in the dragging death of a black man gets underway in Jasper, Texas today.
Shawn Allen Berry is the third defendant charged in the murder of James Byrd.
Prosecutors say it was Berry's truck that was used in the dragging a year ago last June -- and Berry's chain that was tied around Byrd's ankles.
Berry's two co-defendants were both found guilty and sentenced to death.
Berry claims that he's not a racist and was unable to stop his former friends from killing Byrd.
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[Reform-party]


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


The Reform Party is expected to win over at least two new converts later today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[3:26;37]
They are long time Republican Patrick Buchanan and real estate developer Donald Trump.
Buchanan, who will run for that party's presidential nomination, says he's bolting the G-O-P because its lost its way.
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[SOT]

[3:18:31]
[IN Q=]

((PAT BUCHANAN:I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN ME HAVE BEEN CLEARLY CONSERVATIVE AND TRADITIONALIST REPUBLICANS AND POPULISTS ))
[SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and populists]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Trump, who may also seek that party's presidential nomination, says he's joining because the Republicans have moved too far to the right..... while the Democrats have moved to far to the left.

[E-Drugfree-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-42 51:25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Drug and alcohol abuse will not be tolerated in the Roanoke Valley -- that was the message last night at a candle light vigil.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The candle light]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; 00]
[SUPER=07-Karen Turpin; 11]
[SUPER=07-Alexander Breakell; 34 Quick]
[SUPER=07-Jay Robertson; 39Quick]
[SUPER=07-Spencer Frantz; 45 ]
[SUPER=01-Ray Bemis/Event Organizer; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

((The candle light is a symbol of hope and progress. That's why dozens gathered to remember those who have been affected by drugs or alcohol abuse and to send a message to the youth.
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[SOT 12:25:56]
[IN Q=Please don't use]

((KAREN TURPIN: PLEASE DON'T USE DRUGS, PLEASE DON'T USE DRUGS BECAUSE ONE TIME IS ONE TIME TOO MANY.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=time too many]


Karen Turpin knows this from experience. Turpin told the crowd at one time she was addicted to drugs -- but has been drug free for almost a year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I just hope that]

((NAT SOUND: I JUST HOPE THAT NONE OF YALL KIDS TURN TO DRUGS NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=you do]


And the kids were listening.
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[SOT 12:20:23]
[IN Q=As they were talking]

((ALEXANDER BREAKELL: AS THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT, IF YOU GET ADDICTED YOU CAN THROW YOUR LIFE AWAY.))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=life away]
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[SOT 12:16:25]
[IN Q=To not do]

((JAY ROBERTSON: TO NOT DO DRUGS CAUSE THEY CAN KILL YOU AND THEIR NOT GOOD FOR YOU EITHER.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=you either]
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[SOT 17:17:55]
[IN Q=A lot of people]

((SPENCER FRANTZ: A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TELLING ABOUT THEIR DADS WERE ALCOHOLICS AND THERE WERE TAKING DRUGS OR ALCOHOLICS STUFF LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUT Q=like that]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=]


The candlelight service kicks-off the start off Red Ribbon Week -- a national campaign using the red ribbon as a symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug free life style.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:12:48]
[IN Q=We have to continue]

((RAY BEMIS/EVENT ORGANIZER:WE HAVE TO CONTINUE A CONSTANT MESSAGE PARTICULARLY TO YOUTH THAT THEIR ARE ALTERNATIVES TO DRUG USE AND MAKING SURE THAT A COMMUNITY STANDS TOGETHER AND GIVES THAT MESSAGE NOT JUST TO A SELECT GROUP OF YOUTH BUT ALL YOUTH.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=our youth]


And many say each of us makes a difference by the way we live and the choices we make. Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

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[WRITER=spa]
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[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[National-Park]


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


The U-S has a new national park this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grand Junction, CO]


The Black Canyon of the Gunnison became the nation's 55-th national park over the weekend.
Hundreds attended a special re-naming ceremony at the edge of the gorge.
The Colorado park covers 30-thousand acres and has been in the works for 13 years.
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[2-E-Gilmore-Parody]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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The media blitz is in full force in Virginia as election day approaches.
Some observers say the blitz this year is unprecedented for state legislative races.
One Republican Delegate mailed 15-thousand professionally-made videos to voters in her Fairfax district at a cost of 25-thousand dollars.
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Governor Jim Gilmore isn't running for office, but he's the target of a new parody page on the Internet.
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Titled "King James of Virginia," the web page pokes fun at the Governor, and even pictures him in Elizabethan garb.
Asked about the site last week, Gilmore said he hadn't seen it... but he's taking the news with good humor.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WHO DREAMED THAT UP? I DON'T KNOW. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT YET. WELL, THAT'S THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE INTERNET AND THE PRIORITIES WE'VE PLACED ON INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. THE INTERNET IS A REAL MAXIMIZATION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH ISN'T IT. I THINK THAT'S GREAT.))
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It's not clear who created the web parody... though it's clearly NOT one of the Governor's admirers.

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An animal lover who gave her time to help animals at the Humane Society of Montgomery County is being remembered for her work.
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Dozens of people turned out yesterday afternoon to help dedicate a pavilion in the memory of Loretta (Rife-snider) Reifsnider.
The Humane Society hopes the pavilion will encourage people to come to the shelter and spend time with the animals.


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((CONNIE RATNER/HUMANE SOCIETY:LORETTA REIFSNIDER IS WHO WE'RE HONORING HERE TODAY AND SHE WAS THE PERSON WHO STARTED OUR THRIFT STORE AND MANAGED THAT FOR MANY YEARS AND KEPT THAT GOING AND OUR THRIFT STORE IS IN BLACKSBURG THAT IS WHERE WE GET A LOT OF FUNDING TO HELP THIS SHELTER KEEP OPERATING))
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Family and friends of Reifsnider donated the money for the pavilion.
The Humane Society relies on volunteers to help run the shelter.
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[3-Sports]


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In sports, the Yankees take game two of the World Series and Jeff Burton wins at the Rock.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
One school note just in-- Covington HIGH SCHOOL will be closed today because of heating problems. Teachers should report. That's the high school only.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Two days of protests outside Lynchburg's Thomas Road Baptist Church ended without incident yesterday.
Inside it was a full house.. Mel White and dozens of his Soulforce members mixed with the regular crowd at Thomas Road.. all under the watchful eyes of the local police.
Jerry Falwell and White say it will take more meetings and more discussion before their efforts bear fruit and violence against gays and Christians is reduced.. but this weekend was an important first step.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Governor Jim Gilmore isn't running for office this November, but he's the target of a new parody page on the Internet.
Titled "King James of Virginia," the web page pokes fun at the Governor.
Asked about the site last week, Gilmore said he hadn't seen it... but he's taking the news with good humor.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The candlelight service marked the start off Red Ribbon Week-- a national campaign using the red ribbon as a symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug free life style.
The vigil was held in Roanoke last night.
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