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This week on HearSay, October 16 - 19, 2006

Monday, October 16
It's a mysterious disorder affecting 3 to 6 out of every 1,000 children born in the US.  On today's HearSay, you'll meet 17-year-old Taylor Cross, who is autistic.  He and his mother, Keri Bowers, produced the film "Normal People Scare Me".  It explores the experiences of autistic children.  They'll join Cathy along with Dr. Frank Aiello, Developmental Pediatrician at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, to talk about the challenges facing families dealing with this lifelong developmental disability.

CHKD Parent Workshop
October 18th    7-9pm
CHKD Health and Surgery Center
11783 Rock Landing Drive
Newport News   668-7500

Tuesday, October 17
Today on HearSay, we’ll talk to several candidates for US Congress.
Segment A:  Gail Parker (I), US Senate Candidate
Businesswoman and retired US Air Force Officer Gail Parker wants to be Virginia's next Senator.  She represents the Independent Green Party in that race.  Her campaign platform includes term limits, high speed rail service and balancing the budget.

Segment B: Albert Burckard (I), 4th District Candidate, House of Representatives
He is a candidate who has stated, "I am not going to win."
Retired Army Officer Albert Burckard is the Independent Green Party candidate for the 4th District Congressional Seat currently held by Republican Congressman Randy Forbes.

Albert Burckard Website 

Segment C:  US Congressman Bobby Scott (D) 3rd District, House of Representatives
Congressman Scott is in his 7th term as a member of the US House of Representatives and is unopposed this election.  He serves on the House Judiciary Committee where he is the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and a member of the Constitution subcommittee. We'll talk to him about the budget deficit, the War in Iraq and the Foley Scandal.

Wednesday, October 18
Joann Davis (R) Incumbent
Shawn O'Donnell (D)
Marvin Pixton (I)
Since 2000, Republican Joann Davis has represented the 1st District of Virginia, made up mostly of suburban and rural areas from Newport News to Prince William County, in the US House of Representatives.  She faces two  challengers this election - businessman Shawn O'Donnell, the Democratic candidate, and the Independent Green party candidate, retired Marine Colonel Marvin Pixton.  You'll meet them all on today's HearSay.

Thursday, October 19
Thelma Drake (R) Incumbent
Phil Kellam (D)
Today's focus is the battle for the 2nd District Congressional seat.  The latest polls show a tight race between Incumbent US Representative Thelma Drake, a Republican, and Democratic challenger Phil Kellam, Commissioner of the Revenue in Virginia Beach.  Both candidates join us for today's HearSay.

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