[Headlines]

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Mexico and the F-B-I have launched an investigation into what appear to be drug-related killings in a border town across from El Paso, Texas.
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And Protesters in Seattle are planning a ``Festival of Resistance'' today against the World Trade Organization.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You're waking up to temperatures in the 30s, 20s, even the teens in a few spots.
And don't be suprised if you ALSO wake up to a few light snow showers in the higher elevations this morning.
Details on that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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Labor unions are staging their main event today against the World Trade Organization as it begins its first formal day of meetings in Seattle.
The AFL-CIO is leading a march that could draw as many as 25-thousand people.
The labor organization has been in Seattle organizing the event since August.
Margot Kim reports.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The F-B-I is joining Mexican authorities in the investigation of the drug related killings of an estimated 100 people just south of the border.
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[VO-NAT]
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[4;00:48]
The bodies of missing U-S and Mexican citizens have been discovered on two ranches near a Mexican border town just across from El Paso, Texas.
The killings are believed to have been carried out by the Juarez drug cartel.
Crews reportedly will begin exhuming the remains today and the bodies will be brought to El Paso, Texas for identifaction.
C-B-S News reports 200 agents and forensic specialists have been committed to the operation.
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[Pendleton]


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The man who last year gave a Roanoke area charity hundreds of bicycles bought with worthless checks briefly escaped from a federal prison in North Carolina.
Jody Pendleton was arrested during the weekend at a grocery store not far from Roanoke.
He vanished last Friday from a minimum-security prison where he was serving a two and a half year sentence for writing more than 140-thousand dollars in worthless checks.
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[VO-NAT]


Last December, Pendleton bought 340 bikes
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]

from a local Wal-Mart, but the check bounced.
He donated them to the annual Bikes or Bust campaign.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=chr]
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The man who escaped from Roanoke County deputies this summer and was later caught in North Carolina...
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[99-25 1:01:50]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

has admitted to burning a cross in Virginia Beach.
Edgar Barfield - seen here in a jail house interview - admitted that he burned a cross on an interracial couple's lawn.
He pleaded guilty to wearing a mask in public and burning a cross to intimidate. [99-35 TC09:05]
[super=03-Botetourt Co./July]


Barfield was being transported by Roanoke County authorities in July on separate assault charges when he escaped after going to use a restroom at a Montvale convenience store.
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[Farmville-Fires]


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State troopers are patrolling the area around Longwood College in Farmville following a series of arsons that authorities believe are connected.
Three fires were set early yesterday within a 90-minute period-- one of them was inside a Longwood dorm.
Other recent fires have hit the Hampden-Sydney College fire department, two mobile homes and three cars.

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In sports, Virginia Tech gets set to play for the national championship, and Virginia prepares for a bowl appearance as well.
Denise Allen has the details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[On Record]
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[Steve Live]

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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Private Investigator))

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Satellite dish owners will eventually be able to receive local news, if Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher have their way.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October;]


The threat of a filibuster delayed their proposed amendment to the satellite bill.
They're calling for Congress to launch an additional satellite to accommodate local station signals.
Goodlatte says he and Boucher will have another chance to get the legislation passed next April.
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[SOT 11:21:21]
[IN Q=That means]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: THAT MEANS EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY WILL HAVE TWO THINGS-- ONE, THE ABILITY TO GET THEIR LOCAL NEWS, WEATHER, AND SPORTS, AND A COMPETITIVE ALTERNATIVE TO CABLE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday, President Clinton signed a bill that would allow local satellite service in certain television markets.

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[E-Golf-Carts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-43 TC1:12:18]
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Montgomery Regional Hospital is the first in Southwest Virginia to offer its patients door to door service.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; ]

A new golf cart started cruising the parking lot yesterday picking up patients at their car and taking them to the hospital entrance. 15 volunteers split shifts driving the cart, affectionately known as the Gopher, from 8:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. The hospital's official mascot, Monty the Gopher, cut the ribbon on the new wheels.
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[Health-Check]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
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In medical news, yogurt may keep you healthy.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((When children have high cholesterol, many experts recommend these children go on a low fat diet.
VT=VO

But over the years, a big fear has been a low fat diet could harm a youngsters brain development, mainly because they need certain fats for the brain to grow. Well some good news out of Children's Hospital in Chicago. Researchers there studied more than six hundred kids with high cholesterol, some were put on a low fat diet, others, on a regular diet. After two years, the researchers found no difference in math or reading scores or any problem with behavior. ON CAM Looking to boost your immune system? Eat some yogurt. A study from the University of California Berkley had 60 people eat either a cup of live culture yogurt, pasteurized yogurt or no yogurt every day for a year. And after that year, the people who ate either type of yogurt suffered fewer colds and flu than those who ate no yogurt at all.
VT=VO

Do you feel cold, when everyone else is nice and toasty? One thing you may look at is your iron level or even more specifically, something called your ferritin level. Ferritin is a measure of the iron stored in the body. And its been found that women with low ferritin levels tend to get chilled more quickly than others. A simple blood test is all that it takes to test your ferritin level.
VT=VO

And finally today, looking for a nice low fat, no cholesterol, high protein food? Think bugs. That's what they're telling students at Albion College in Michigan where biology teachers are touting the health effects of bugs like crickets. They say bugs are cheap, nutritious and plentiful. ON CAM And that's a look at today's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[On Record]
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The F-B-I is sending agents to Mexico to help recover and identify bodies found in mass graves.
The remains of up to 100 missing Mexican and U-S citizens have been found on two ranches across the border from El Paso, Texas.
The killings may have been drug-related.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Protesters in Seattle are planning a ``Festival of Resistance'' today against the World Trade Organization with activities ranging from blockades to street theater.
The AFL-CIO is also planning to demonstrate against the W-T 0 with a march that could draw thousands.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The B-C-S standings are out and there are happy faces in Blacksburg.
Second-ranked Virginia Tech has more than a point and a-half lead over number-three Nebraska.
That should be enough of an edge for the Hokies to earn a Sugar Bowl invitation to play top-ranked Florida State for the national championship.
Even though it's not official yet, Hokie fans are already snapping up tickets and making travel plans to the Big Easy.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday November 30.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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It's still unofficial - but according to statistics, the Hokies are going to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
In the latest B-C-S rankings, Tech is a solid second behind Florida State. Experts say no matter how well Nebraska does in its game this weekend - it's unlikely the Corn Huskers will take over the second spot.
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So fans are already making plans in hopes if seeing the Hokies battle it out for the national title. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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These fans have their sights set on the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Tickets are not cheap and for college students a large price tag may mean spending the big night in front of the t.v. at home.

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((JASON EYE/VA TECH STUDENT: BETTER SEATS THAT WAY, I CAN BE AS ROWDY AS I WANT TO BE AND I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEING THROWN OUT.))
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But for those Hokie fans who want to see the game in person finding tickets might be difficult. Members of the Tech Hokie Club get first dibs on any bowl tickets allotted to the university. Order forms were sent out to members and the response has been enormous.

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((SANDY SMITH /TECH TICKET OFFICE: THE DEADLINE WAS THE 23RD TO MAIL THEM IN AND WE'RE GETTING MAIL IN TODAY AND WE'VE GOTTEN QUITE A BIT IN AND WE'RE GETTING THAT IN THE COMPUTER TODAY AND TOMORROW TO SEE WHERE WE ARE AT.))
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So if you're not a Hokie Club member plan on finding a travel agent to purchase a ticket. World Travel is one agency that will sell you the gold ticket for about 300 dollars - if you also buy a one thousand dollar hotel and air travel package. [pre-pro from Scott's package] You can also check out the internet and dozens of classified ads in the news paper offering tickets for 250 to 950 dollars a piece. Officials at the Better Business Bureau say fans need to check around before buying a ticket, make sure the broker's been in the business for a while, and if the ad looks to good to be true it probably is.

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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: GO HOKIES TICKETS AND PACKAGES AVAILABLE. WE'LL BEAT ANY PRICE. YOU HAD TO LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THAT ONE. AND TYPICALLY IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE A MESSAGE THEY WANT TO CHECK YOU OUT BEFORE YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO CHECK THEM OUT. SO WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY'RE LOCATED, WHAT KIND OF THINGS THEY OPERATE.))
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So whether you're a college student, a long time fan, or someone jumping on the Hokie bandwagon keep in mind buying tickets for the Sugar Bowl may leave a hole in your wallet but a smile on your face. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))

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Last year he gave a Roanoke area charity hundreds of bicycles bought with worthless checks.
Last Friday, he briefly escaped from a federal prison in North Carolina.
Jody Pendleton was arrested during the weekend at a grocery store not far from Roanoke.
He vanished last Friday from a minimum-security prison where he was serving a two and a half year sentence for writing more than 140-thousand dollars in worthless checks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape]


Last December, Pendleton bought 340 bikes from a local Wal-Mart, but the check bounced.
He donated them to the annual Bikes or Bust campaign.
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[seattle-trouble]


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[WRITER=mel]
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Later today trade leaders from 135 countries will gather in Seattle for the World Trade Organization meeting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]

[3:00:31]
Joining them will be an estimated 50 thousand protesters, opposed to various trade policies.
They promise to disrupt opening ceremonies by blocking streets and forming a human fence to stop delegates from attending the conference.
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[IN=]

(( SHELBY SMITH/PROTESTER -THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PROTEST SINCE THE VIETNAM WAR PROTEST, I THINK. I MEAN, OUR HUMAN RIGHTS, OUR LABOR RIGHTS, OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION..IS AT STAKE HERE.
SOT: MIKE MOORE/WTO DIRECTOR GENERAL-IT DOES NOT OVERRULE NATIONAL LAWS. IT DOES NOT FORCE COUNTRIES TO KILL TURTL

ES OR LOWER WAGES OR EMPLOY CHILDREN IN FACTORIES.))
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[VO-NAT]

[3:15:23]
Yesterday, pre conference activities were interrupted when an officer inside the convention center spotted something suspicious.
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[Bodies-found]


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[WRITER=mel]
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F-B-I agents are headed to Mexico to help authorities investigate the apparent drug-related killings of about 100 people.
The bodies of missing U-S and Mexican citizens were discovered on two ranches near El Paso, Texas.
Mika Brzezinski has the story.
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((Armed with rifles, their faces covered by black masks, Mexican officials stand guard over two mass graves discovered just over the Mexican border. Buried just below the surface are believed to be the bodies of as many as 100 people including more than 10 Americans. Authorities say the victims are known as "The Disappeared"... a group of people who have simply vanished over the past few years. File They were allegedly killed by Mexican Security Police or drug lords who control Mexico's lucrative drug trade. Among the missing are Abigal and Saul Sanchez. They were last seen five years ago as they headed out for a night on the town. Their daughter believes her father's invention may have sealed her parent's fate.
SOT: Claudia Sanchez/Parents Missing

"My father made a machine that intercepted cellular phone calls. This device got popular in 1994. There were a lot of drug busts because of this." File The search, perhaps the largest of its kind is even bigger than the one the F-B-I recently conducted in Kosovo. The operation is expected to take up to a month. Bodies will be taken to El Paso, Texas for identification. Mika Brzezinski, CBS News, New York.))

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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Private Investigators))

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Halifax County's school system is drawing fire for a program that uses dolls to teach students the burdens of parenting.
That's because the program, called "Baby, Think It Over," is only required for girls.
Marya Jones talks to one mother who's trying to change that.
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[SUPER=07-Teresita Plautz; :17]
[SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax Co. H. S. Principal; 42]
[SUPER=01-Marcy Durling/11th Grade; 58]
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(( Halifax County uses these dolls to introduce students to the difficulties of parenting... [NAT SOUND:CRYING] ((NATSOUND: CRYING))
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... and discourage teen pregnancy.
But Teresita Plautz, the mother of a tenth-grade girl, says that when the school required ONLY girls to bring the dolls home, it sent the wrong message.
[SOT 15:38:35]

((TERESITA PLAUTZ: I FEEL LIKE IT'S SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE GIRLS THAT YOU SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND A MESSAGE TO THE BOYS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE.))
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The American Civil Liberties Union agreed.
In a November 16th letter, attorneys for the A-C-L-U told the school board that the policy violates federal law.
And to avoid legal action, they're telling the board to get rid of the dolls OR make boys take them home, too.
[SOT 15:48:06 - :10]

((LARRY CLARK/PRINCIPAL: I THINK THAT THERE ARE REASONABLE SOLUTIONS TO THESE KINDS OF PROBLEMS AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH.))
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Principal Larry Clark says the school system is already working on it. His solution may be to make the dolls optional for all students.
That makes sense to students like Marcy Durling, who took the class last year.
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((MARCY DURLING/11TH GRADER: I THINK IF WE HAVE TO DO IT, THEY SHOULD HAVE TO DO IT BECAUSE WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HAVING BABIES AND THEY DO TOO. ))
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"Baby Think It Over" is giving students AND administrators two very different lessons to think over. Marya Jones, News 7, Halifax County.))

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Will they stick with an old favorite, or find something new?
That's the question facing school board members in Buena Vista who will name the city's new high school in January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


Yesterday, local dignitaries and city residents broke ground for the building.
The facility will replace Parry McCluer High School, and officials are still working on the name.
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[SOT 01:34:36]
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((WE'RE GOING TO GIVE ALL THE CITIZENS INPUT INTO WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO CALL IT. I WOULD GUESS THAT'S GOING TO REMAIN WHAT IT IS, BUT WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Construction could begin this week, and the building should be ready for the start of the school year in the fall of 2001.
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It was the "grand" opening for a business of the same name...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mayor David Bowers, with Congressman Bob Goodlatte at his side, cut the ribbon on the new Grand Home Furnishings' distribution center in Statesman Industrial Park.
The center features a "rack system", allowing furniture to be stored on shelves as high as 40- feet.
With 90 employees, it'll serve as the central warehouse for the chain's 18 stores.
It replaces the older Rhodes Avenue warehouse, which will become a Grand Outlet Store in February.
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Liberty gets a victory over visiting J-M-U, and N-H-L highlights.
Denise Allen has that and a note from NASCAR.
Good Morning Denise.
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[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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If you're thinking about going to the Sugar Bowl, be prepared to shell out big bucks.
Members of the Tech Hokie Club get first dibs on any bowl tickets allotted to the university.
If you're not a Hokie Club member, plan on finding a travel agent or searching the web or classifieds to purchase a ticket.
That could run you from 250 to 950 dollars a ticket.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Last December, Jody Pendleton bought 340 bikes from a local Wal-Mart to donate to Bikes or Bust, but the check bounced.
Last week, he escaped from the federal prison where he was serving a two and a half year sentence for writing more than 140-thousand dollars in worthless checks, including the one used to pay for those bikes.
He was arrested during the weekend at a grocery store not far from Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Yesterday, local dignitaries and city residents broke ground for a new high school in Buena Vista.
The facility will replace Parry McCluer High School, and officials are still working on the name.
Construction could begin this week, and the building should be ready for the start of the school year in the fall of 2001.
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