[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Janet Reno has virtually closed the door on any chance she'll overrule the decision that a six-year-old cuban refugee be returned to his homeland.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Hollywood hits the town of Boulder, Colorado for a C-B-S mini series on JonBenet Ramsey.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]

Clear and Cold is the story in the weather office. No chance of rain until after the weekend. Details coming up.

[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Cuban-boy]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
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The international tug-of-war over a six-year-old Cuban boy has ended, at least temporarily following a ruling by U-S immigration officials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:03:22]
Yesterday, the Immigration and Naturalization Service ruled that Elian Gonzalez be returned to his father in Cuba by January 14th.
Elian's Miami relatives are asking attorney general Janet Reno to reverse the ruling.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[2 SOTS 10:03:54-10;04;01 AND 10:14:15-29]


(( GONZALEZ:AND I'M DOIN THIS ON BEHALF...TO HIS FATHER.
JANET RENO:I NEVER SAY THAT I WON'T REVERSE....FOR REVERSING IT..))

[SUPER=01-Marileysis Gonzalez/Elian's Cousin;]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;:08]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=FOR REVERSING IT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Elian was found floating on an inner tube off the Florida Coast in late November.
His mother, stepfather and nine other Cuban refugees died when their U-S-bound boat capsized.
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[Jonbenet-movie]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jonbenet Ramsey]


Police in Boulder, Colorado, are not cooperating with filmmakers who are making a T-V movie about the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey.
The C-B-S mini-series, to be aired February 27th and March first, is based on the book ``Perfect Murder, Perfect Town.''
Raj Chohan has details.
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[SOT]

[3:17:30]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Miller/Boulder Weekly;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Beckner/Boulder Police Chief;]
[SUPER=01-George Epp/Boulcer Co. Sheriff;]
[SUPER=01-Raj Chohan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=for CBS NEWS.]



[E-Juvenile-Justice]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 29:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After months of controversy, the program that teaches prison officers to hit and kick violent teen inmates has been suspended.
After just a day on the job--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]

that was the decision of new juvenile Justice director Carl Peed.
Peed also was not happy to see a demonstration of electro shock stun techniques -- requested by a board member.
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[SOT 11:09;53]
[IN Q=The brain]

((THE BRAIN CAN ONLY THINK ABOUT ONE THING AT A TIME. USUALLY WHEN ELECTRICITY'S BEING APPLIED TO YOUR BODY, YOU'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT STABBING SOMEBODY ELSE.))
[sot 11:12:12 ]

((JODI LONGO/AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: YOU AS A BOARD... FOR JUST THAT, TORTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jodi Longo/Amnesty International; :10!!!!]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=just that, torture.]
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[VO-NAT]


Board members quickly made it clear they're NOT considering using stun technology in Virginia juvenile prisons.
It IS used in adult prisons in Virginia.
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[E-Burcham]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:54:00]
[GRAPHIC=Darlene Burcham]


Roanoke's new city manager is meeting the people she wants to get involved in city government.
Yesterday, more than 2-hundred residents came out to say hello to Darlene Burcham.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=An endless]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Burcham/Roanoke City Manager; :13]
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/NAACP President; :44]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Multicultural Activist; :59 - QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:16]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke.]

((An endless stream of people walked through the doors at the Jefferson Center to welcome Darlene Burcham to Roanoke and to her new position as city manager.
[SOT 4:55:56]
[INQ=]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: IT'S A GOOD FEELING TO BE SO WELL RECEIVED BY A COMMUNITY AND FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO SEEM SO EXCITED ABOUT HAVING A NEW CITY MANAGER ABOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN THEY'VE BEEN DONE IN THE PAST.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]

The Patrick Henry High School orchestra played for over 200 folks who attended the reception. Several local leaders filled the room like N-double A-C-P president Martin Jeffrey who says he's looking forward to working with Burcham.
[SOT 4:11:13]
[INQ=]

((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP PRESIDENT: INCLUSION I UNDERSTAND IS SOMETHING SHE DOES VERY WELL, ALMOST SECOND NATURE AND THAT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR THRUST.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 5]

Multicultural activist Pearl Fu likes the idea of the new city manager being a woman.
[SOT 4:19:59]
[INQ=]

((PEARL FU/MULTICULTURAL ACTIVIST: I'M SO HAPPY SHE'S A LADY, IT'S SO NICE A LADY HAS A POSITION LIKE THAT IN THE CITY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 7]

Roanoke County leaders even made an appearance at the reception. County Administrator Elmer Hodge says Burcham's experience in Norfolk will help improve the county's and city's relationship.
[SOT 5:00:18]
[INQ=]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I THINK SHE BRINGS TO THIS -- WORKING WITH A COUNTY A MAJOR COUNTY IN VIRGINIA AND I THINK THAT IS GOING TO HELP A LOT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 8]

And what impresses most folks is Burcham's willingness to work not just with local leaders but with residents as well.


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[INQ=]

((DARLENE BURCHAM/NEW ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: THE SOLUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY'S PROBLEMS DON'T JUST REST WITH THE GOVERNMENT. THEY REALLY REST WITH THE TOTAL COMMUNITY AND I'M GOING TO INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.))
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[RUNS= 7]

And from the turnout of her welcoming reception, it looks like she's on the right track. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Republican Presidential candidates get ready for a big debate tonight in New hampshire.
That's just one story still ahead on NEws 7 at noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the leading Democrat candidates traded barbs last night.
We'll hear what they had to say.
First, let's talk to Andrew Freiden.
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[Talent=Andrew]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]


[DEBATE-advancer]


[ANCHOR=MEL]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
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The six men chasing the G-O-P presidential nomination hold their first T-V debate of the election year.
They'll meet in New Hampshire less than four weeks before the state's first-in-the-nation primary.
And as Bill Whitaker reports it's a debate that's vital to the two top contenders.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Bedford, NH;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/Reporting;]
[SUPER=01-Gov. George Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidenital Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS BEDFORD NEW HAMPSHIRE.]




[democrats]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Last night it was the Democrats facing off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NH;]


Bill Bradley accused Al Gore of deliberately distorting his plan to expand health coverage.
But Gore fired back saying his rival's plan would leave many New Hampshire residents high and dry.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((AL GORE:"YOU HAVE PUT FORWARD PLAN THAT WOULD AFFECT NEW HAMPSHIRE AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE AFFECTED IN NH WOULD BE LEFT OUT. BRADLEY: "FIRST OF ALL LET ME EXPLAIN TO YOU AL HOW THE PRIVATE SECTOR WORKS." ))
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bradley/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=the private sector works.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both men agreed on a handful of issues, like stricter gun control laws and both said they would make appointments to the Joint Chiefs of Staff only if they would permit gays to serve openly in the military.
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[E-Fowler-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-54 36:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fowler 1908 - 2000]


Roanoke native and U-S Treasury official Henry "Joe" Fowler has died.
A graduate of Roanoke College,
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Fowler was an active supporter of his Alma Mater.
He served five years as Chairman of the Roanoke College the Board of Trustees.
President Kennedy named Fowler under-secretary of the Treasury. Fowler rose to the full cabinet position under President Johnson.
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[SOT 50:49 from Archives tape]
[IN Q=a man walking]

((A MAN MAKING $10,000 CAN AFFORD A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DEBT. A MAN MAKING $20,000 CAN CARRY A LARGER AMOUNT OF DEBT.))


[SUPER=10-Joe Fowler/US Treasury Secretary/1965]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=LARGER amount of debt.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Fowler was explaining how the nation could afford to carry more debt in prosperous times.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[graphic=HOLD]


Henry Hamill Fowler died Monday at the age of 91.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Hokies head home to hero's welcomes.
That's next on News 7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll check out a new way of fighting fires and saving money on Smith Mountain Lake.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-SML-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:02:10]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mt. Lake]

Residents at Smith Mountain Lake have found out they can save money by buying big boats --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Big fireboats, that is. The Smith Mountain Lake Volunteer Firefighters protect lake-area homes with fireboats, not trucks. Theirs was the first department in the nation to earn insurance credit for fireboats, saving homeowners hundreds of dollars. They hope to pump up their eight-boat fleet.
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[SOT 10:34:14]
[IN Q=It would save]

((IT WOULD SAVE MORE PEOPLE MONEY AND IF WE'RE CAPABLE OF GETTING THE RATING DOWN TO A SIX - IT WOULD SAVE PEOPLE MORE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Brown/Volunteer Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=more money]
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[VO-NAT]

The new boat cost 170-thousand-dollars. Residents donated most of that money. The boat has a cabin, remote controls, an underwater platform and two water cannons.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 102 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]

Still to come in sports, U-V-A loses a nailbiter to conference rival Duke. We'll have the highlights,
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[VO-NAT ]

and the Express light up the Roundhouse beating Huntington to lead their division. Andrew has those highlights, next.


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[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (10:15)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Blizzard]
[SUPER=@andrew1;]


The Roanoke Express are now in first place in the Northeast division of the E-C-H-L with last night's 4 to 2 win over Huntington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Blizzard; :]


The players took a break after going scoreless the first period.
Down 1 to nothing, Huntington gets back in it. Butch Kabel intercepts the pass and breaks away. He beats Dave Gagnon for the short-handed goal and ties the game at one.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Huntington/2/;]


Late in the second, the Express regained the lead when Troy Lake gets the back handed slap shot to go. Roanoke goes on to win it 4 to 2.
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[TALENT=Andrew]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The win is the seventh straight for the Express. Roanoke will go for a franchise record 8 in a row Friday when Johnstown visits the Roundhouse.

[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 (14:32)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


U-Hall hosted an exciting A-C-C showdown last night as the Virginia Cavaliers opened conference play against number 7 Duke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Blue Devils; :]


UVA had lost 9 straight games to Duke before last night's game. The crowd goes nuts as the game goes to overtime.
But Shane Battier and his Teammates score almost every time they have the ball in OT. Here he takes it in for the dunk . Freshman PG J Williams with the running layup to put the B Devils up 9 and to push Duke's point total over 100.
[SUPER=33-Duke#7/109/Virginia/100/;]

Both teams ended up with at least 100 points but Duke's domination in overtime takes them to their 10th straight win over the cavaliers-- 109-100.
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-56]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


At the Bast Center last night, Roanoke College and Worcester (wooster) battled it out in the title game of the Domino's Lewis Gale Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Worcester; :]


The Doctors versus the media kicked off the evening's activities.
On to the title game, Roanoke starts out racing.
Brad Dunleavy dishes to Colby Leftwich, he lays it in for the score, and a 5 to 2 Maroon lead.
The Maroons play the perimeter as Paris Butler nails the three pointer.
The Lancers then get going. Cory Carangelo takes it up the wood, then stops and pops the short 'J'.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/79/Worcester/76/;]


But Roanoke was just to strong. Jason Strickland passes it underneath to Jaimar Mansel for the bucket and Roanoke wins it 79 to 76.
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[S-Ditka]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-55 (52:37)]
[GRAPHIC=Saints Logo]


The New Orleans Saints did a little house cleaning yesterday, firing head coach Mike Ditka, his assistants, and the team's G-M.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


Ditka had a 15 and 33 record in his three years with the Saints including a 6 and 23 record in the last 29 games.
The 60 year old Ditka, who won a Super Bowl in Chicago in 1986, said the decision was clear cut and he didn't fight it.
He said if you don't get the job done you get out of there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I WAS...]
[SUPER=01-Mike Ditka/Former Saints Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....deserve a winner."]
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[S-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-57 (34:01)]
[GRAPHIC=Rams Logo]


The N-F-L has extended its highest individual honor on Rams quarterback Kurt Warner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


Warner has been named the National Football League's Most Valuable player.
Warner, the only player other than Dan Marino to throw for 40 touchdowns in a season, led the St. Louis Rams to 13 and 3, the N-F-C's best record.
He completed 325 of 499 passes for over 43-hundred yards and 41 touchdowns.
The Rams have a bye week before playing in the N-F-L playoffs.
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