[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


The Roanoke Express is still on ICE, financially.
Team officials say the Express still has money problems, two years after its former management allegedly embezzled money.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's a big win for the Lady Hokies in their first Big East tournament victory.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(ad lib weather)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Start your work week with us-- News 7 Mornin is next.

[11Mancuso]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-46; 1:14:19]
[GRAPHIC=Mancuso]


A three count indictment was handed up last week against Tony Mancuso, the former General Manager for the Roanoke Express. The indictment charges Mancuso and his former assistant James Higginbotham with embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses, and grand larceny. All of the allegations stem from the 1998-99 season. But, as Kate Weidaw reports, some Express officials say problems persist today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998;:00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach;:13]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Captain;:49]
[SUPER=01-Steve Hartman/Lee Hartman & Sons;1:47]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 2:19]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]

(( During the 1998-99 season Tony Mancuso was considered by Express players and the coaching staff as a manager who gave his employees what they wanted.

[SOT 23:45:44]
[INQ=]

((PERRY FLORIO/HEAD COACH: TONY TOOK GOOD CARE OF HIS EMPLOYEES IN THAT HE TREATED THEM VERY WELL FOR THE MOST PART HE GAVE THEM WHAT THEY WANTED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


Head Coach Perry Florio was an assistant while Mancuso was the General Manager. Florio says at the time, he didn't realize Mancuso was allegedly making trade out arrangements intended for the benefit of the team that winded up being used for Mancuso's personal use. Mike Peron, the team's Captain, says he thought some of the perks Mancuso provided was a sign of the times for the organization.

[SOT 1:09:48]
[INQ=]

((MIKE PERON/EXPRESS CAPTAIN: WE HAD FELT LIKE THINGS HAD PROGRESSED HERE AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP HAD INCREASED OR TICKET SALES WERE INCREASING AND REVENUE WAS LARGER THEN IT WAS IN THE PAST AND THAT'S THE MAIN REASON THESE GUYS FELT THESE THINGS WERE COMING OUT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 20]


But Florio says that wasn't the case.

[SOT 23:49:06]
[INQ=]

((PERRY FLORIO: PROMISES WERE MADE TO SPONSORS AND BUSINESSES AND THEN NOTHING WAS EVER GIVEN TO THEM OR FOLLOWED THROUGH, AND I THINK THAT HURT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR FRANCHISE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


The team's current general manager, Mark Fackrell, says it wasn't until after Mancuso and his assistant James Higginbotham left the organization that they realized it was "swimming in red ink". Payments to several businesses were late or never paid. One of those businesses was Lee Hartman and Sons. As a result it stopped sponsoring the team for two years.

[SOT 3:30]
[INQ=]

((STEVE HARTMAN: DURING THE INVESTIGATION WE WERE BEING INVESTIGATED TO SEE WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE WITH THE ROANOKE EXPRESS ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO WRONG DOING ON OUR PART WE JUST FELT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO BACK AWAY FROM THE SITUATION.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


Hartman says they resumed sponsoring the team this season but were not as generous as they were in the past. Florio says while the organization is paying its past bills, there's another problem.

[SOT 23:51:05]
[INQ=]

((PERRY FLORIO: WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO REPAY BILLS AND PLAY CATCH UP, ATTENDANCE IS DROPPING ITS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, LESS PEOPLE ARE COMING AND NOW WE OWE MORE MONEY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: MEANWHILE MANCUSO'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE'S "OUTRAGED" BY THE ALLEGATIONS IN THE THREE COUNT INDICTMENT. THE ATTORNEY SAID MANCUSO WAS NOT FIRED IN 1999 FOR STEALING FROM THE HOCKEY TEAM.. HE WAS MERELY LET GO. CURRENTLY MANCUSO IS EMPLOYED IN WHAT HIS ATTORNEY SAID WAS A "HIGH LEVEL JOB" NOT IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))





[2-Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace]


Both the Israelis and Palestinians say they're willing to consider a U-S peace proposal, but they still have a number of concerns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank;]


Meanwhile, the violence continues as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat waits for more clarification on the American proposal.
Israel's Prime Minister is rejecting parts of the plan that allow some Palestinian refugees to return to their homes in Israel, and require the turning over control of a Jerusalem holy site.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:02:21]
[IN Q=And I do not]

((EHUD BARAK/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: AND I DO NOT INTEND TO SIGN ANY DOCUMENT THAT PASSES SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE TEMPLE MOUNT TO THE PALESTINIANS.))
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to the Palestinians.]
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[VO-NAT]


While both sides are taking issue with President Clinton's proposal, they agree that they won't likely reach a peace agreement before he leaves office.
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[Bush-Appointment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


President- Elect Bush, meanwhile, is taking some heat for his nomination for Labor Secretary.
Democrats are questioning whether Linda (SHAH-vez) Chavez is suitable for the job.
In the early '90s, Chavez provided housing and financial assistance to a Guatemalan woman who was living in the U-S illegally.
Bush's aides say Chavez was not sure of the woman's immigration status at the time.
As for Bush's agenda today-- he plans to meet with a bi- partisan group of Congressional leaders to discuss plans to modernize the military and develop a missile defense system.

[11S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (11:59)]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


In sports, The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech scored their first Big East win beating Miami at the Cassell 64 to 51.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/HTS; :]


The Hokies jumped out to the early lead.
Sarah Hicks sets up in the corner and hits the three pointer and the Hokies led 16 to 9.
Tech led by 7 until Miami's Shelia James pulled up and hit this three cutting the lead to 4, 18 to 14.
But the Hokies went on an 11 to 2 run.
Tere Williams scores the short jumper in the paint and the Hokie lead was 8.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/64/Miami/51/;]


Then point guard Amy Wetzel hits the jumper drawing the .
Tech led by 8 and the Hokies win the game 64 to 51.
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[Market-watch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Turning to business news--
The first week of 2001 proved to be a bumpy ride for investors.
And some companies' profits are down thanks to canceled flights and weak holiday sales.
Renay San Miguel has more in Marketwach.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Renay San Miguel/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=Renay San Miguel, CBS Marketwatch-dot-com. ]

(( Information:
ONCAM=RENAY

IF THE FIRST WEEK OF TRADING IN THE NEW YEAR FEATURED SUCH HIGH HIGHS AND LOW LOWS..WHAT WILL THE SECOND WEEK BRING? INVESTORS CAN ONLY IMAGINE, BUT IT'S A GOOD BET THEY'D LIKE A LITTLE STABILITY AFTER A CRAZY WEEK THAT ENDED WITH ANOTHER MAJOR SELLOFF. -FS/DOW THE DOW ENDED FRIDAY DOWN 250-POINTS... FINANCIALS, CYCLICALS, BIOTECHS AND RETAILERS SAW THE MOST DAMAGE.. -FS.NASDAQ THE NASDAQ DROPPED 159-POINTS AS INTERNET, HARDWARE, CHIP AND SOFTWARE STOCKS TOOK THE BRUNT OF THE SELLING.
ONCAM=RENAY

ALL THIS DESPITE A DECEMBER JOBS REPORT THAT WAS WEAKER THAN EXPECTED..AND OPTIMISM THAT THE FEDERAL RESERVE MIGHT LOWER INTEREST RATES AGAIN LATER THIS MONTH LIKE IT DID IN A SURPRISE MOVE LAST WEEK.
BUT A PARADE OF PROFIT WARNINGS SEEMED TO BEAT BACK ANY HOPES OF BUILDING ON LAST WEDNESDAY'S BIG ALAN GREENSPAN-INSPIRED RALLY.. -fs/PROFIT WARNINGS/dal/jwn/bgp NORDSTROM, DELTA AIRLINES AND BORDERS ALL SAID THEIR FOURTH QUARTER PROFITS WOULDN'T MEET EXPECTATIONS..DELTA BLAMING FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS CAUSED BY BAD WEATHER, NORDSTROM AND BORDER CITING WEAK HOLIDAY RETAIL SALES. -fs/PROFIT WARNINGS/sape/nxtv/keyn
THE TECH SECTOR SAW MORE THAN ITS SHARE OF PROFIT WARNINGS..THE E-SERVICES CONSULTANT SAPIENT, THE DSL PROVIDER NEXT LEVEL AND THE WEBSITE TESTING COMPANY KEYNOTE SYSTEMS ALL TELLING THEIR INVESTORS THAT AN ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN WOULD HURT THEIR BOTTOM LINES.
ONCAM=RENAY

SO WHAT'S UP FOR THE NEW WEEK? FIRST YOU HAVE EARNINGS WARNINGS..THEN YOU HAVE EARNINGS..AND THE TECH SECTOR GETS THE SPOTLIGHT.. ALCOA, YAHOO, MOTOROLA, ARIBA, DOUBLELICK AND RAMBUS AMONG THOSE TELLING THE WORLD HOW THEY DID IN THE CALENDAR FOURTH QUARTER. -fs/looking ahead MORE ECONOMIC INDICATORS ARE COMING TOO...INCLUDING THE LATEST FIGURES ON WHOLESALE INVENTORY..RETAIL SALES AND THE PRODUCERS PRICE INDEX. -fs/ANIMATION FOR MORE ON THE MARKETS GO TO CBS-DOT-MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM, OR AMERICA ONLINE, KEYWORD MARKETWATCH.
ONCAM=RENAY

I'M RENAY SAN MIGUEL, CBS MARKETWATCH-DOT-COM. ))
[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]



Now here's an early look at the Stock Market.
[STOCKS] [COMM]


[11SOL-Hearings]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=SOL's]

The Standards of Learning tests will go under the microscope today. Hearings are scheduled in several Virginia cities for public comment on proposed changes in the history and social science S-O-Ls. A handful of committees, mostly made up of teachers, recommend rewriting the history curriculum from kindergarten to 12th grade. The proposed changes are designed to address concerns that the 19-95 standards were too broad and failed to reflect cultural diversity. The state Board of Education could vote on the changes next month.





[11Pitts-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


An accident in Pittsylvania County claimed the life of a Gretna man. State Police say the single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after midnight Sunday, about a mile East of Route 762.
Police say 38-year-old James Foster Osborne the Third was traveling west bound on Route 764 when his Pontiac Grand Am ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.
Authorities believe alcohol DID play a role in the crash.






[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, the capsual cam may help to detect internal bleeding. Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information:
(melissa)
ONCAM=MELISSA


THE SPORTS WORLD HAS "HELMET CAM", AND NOW MEDICAL SCIENCE HAS....

----VO---
VT=VO


CAPSULE CAM... AND IT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE DETECTION OF INTERNAL BLEEDING WHEN ALL OTHER CONVENTIONAL METHODS HAVE FAILED. THE DISPOSABLE CAPSULE HAS IT'S OWN FLASH AND TAKES TWO PICTURES A SECOND AS IT TRAVELS THROUGH THE STOMACH AND INTESTINES. AFTER SEVEN HOURS, THE DATA IS TRANSFERRED TO A COMPUTER AND CONVERTED INTO PICTURES. THE CAPSULE COULD BE APPROVED FOR USE AS EARLY AS THIS SPRING.
----VO---
VT=VO

CIGAR AND PIPE SMOKERS RUN THE SAME RISKS AS CIGARETTE SMOKERS WHEN IT COMES TO PERIODONTAL DISEASE. THAT WARNING COMES IN A NEW STUDY RELEASED BY TEMPLE UNIVERSITY'S SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY. RESEARCHERS FOUND CIGAR AND PIPE SMOKERS TO BE JUST AS LIKLEY AS CIGARETTE SMOKERS TO SUFFER FROM GUM DISEASE.... AND MORE LIKLEY TO LOSE TEETH. RESEARCHERS SAY SMOKING IS THE SINGLE MOST PREVENTABLE RISK FACTOR FOR GUM DISEASE IN THE U-S.
----VO----
VT=VO

DOCTORS ARE NOW TALKING ABOUT A NEW REASON TO LOSE WEIGHT... OBESITY MAY INCREASE CANCER CASES. RESEARCHERS AT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SAY THE INCREASED PRODUCTION OF INSULIN THAT MANY OBESE PEOPLE EXPERIENCE... COULD ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING TUMOR GROWTH.

ONCAM=MELISSA


AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


Nearly a week after allegedly gunning down his ex- girlfriend, murder suspect Earl Allen Hale is still on the loose.

Despite receiving tips, Roanoke city police haven't been able to catch up with Hale.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Team officials say money problems continue plaguing the Roanoke Express.
Former Express General Manager Tony Mangos was indicted last week for embezzling funds from the team two years ago.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it's a rough landing for Trans World Airlines-
News reports say American Airlines is buying out the financially- strapped T-W-A.
The deal will reportedly save T-W-A's 20 thousand jobs.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday, January 8th
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[11Hale]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-51; 52:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Tips haven't helped police catch a Roanoke man accused of murder.
(------------------)
[VO-NAT]

Roanoke City Police say they've been receiving tips on the whereabouts of Earl Allen Hale.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


He's suspected of gunning down his ex- girlfriend, Charlene Ramsey, at a local business last week.

Hale was indicted - based on information from the surviving witness, Rodney Basham, who was also shot in the attack at Hot Rods Car Care.
(-------------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]

But the tips haven't led them to Hale - and authorities are still asking for anyone with information
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
to leave detailed tips on the city's crimeline at...344-8500.
(XXXXXXX)





[2-11Mancuso]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-46; 1:14:19]
[GRAPHIC=Mancuso]

Former Roanoke Express General Manager Tony Mancuso was indicted last week for embezzling funds from the team. A pair of three- count indictments handed up by a Roanoke Grand Jury charges Mancuso and his former assistant James Higginbotham with embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses, and grand larceny. All of the allegations stem from the 1998-99 season. But, as Kate Weidaw reports, some Express officials say the problems still persist today.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1998;:00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach;:13]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Captain;:49]
[SUPER=01-Steve Hartman/Lee Hartman & Sons;1:47]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 2:19]
[RUNS=2:36]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Roanoke.]

(( During the 1998-99 season Tony Mancuso was considered by Express players and the coaching staff as a manager who gave his employees what they wanted.

[SOT 23:45:44]
[INQ=]

((PERRY FLORIO/HEAD COACH: TONY TOOK GOOD CARE OF HIS EMPLOYEES IN THAT HE TREATED THEM VERY WELL FOR THE MOST PART HE GAVE THEM WHAT THEY WANTED.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


Head Coach Perry Florio was an assistant while Mancuso was the General Manager. Florio says at the time, he didn't realize Mancuso was allegedly making trade out arrangements intended for the benefit of the team that winded up being used for Mancuso's personal use. Mike Peron, the team's Captain, says he thought some of the perks Mancuso provided was a sign of the times for the organization.

[SOT 1:09:48]
[INQ=]

((MIKE PERON/EXPRESS CAPTAIN: WE HAD FELT LIKE THINGS HAD PROGRESSED HERE AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP HAD INCREASED OR TICKET SALES WERE INCREASING AND REVENUE WAS LARGER THEN IT WAS IN THE PAST AND THAT'S THE MAIN REASON THESE GUYS FELT THESE THINGS WERE COMING OUT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 20]


But Florio says that wasn't the case.

[SOT 23:49:06]
[INQ=]

((PERRY FLORIO: PROMISES WERE MADE TO SPONSORS AND BUSINESSES AND THEN NOTHING WAS EVER GIVEN TO THEM OR FOLLOWED THROUGH, AND I THINK THAT HURT THE INTEGRITY OF OUR FRANCHISE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 13]


The team's current general manager, Mark Fackrell, says it wasn't until after Mancuso and his assistant James Higginbotham left the organization that they realized it was "swimming in red ink". Payments to several businesses were late or never paid. One of those businesses was Lee Hartman and Sons. As a result it stopped sponsoring the team for two years.

[SOT 3:30]
[INQ=]

((STEVE HARTMAN: DURING THE INVESTIGATION WE WERE BEING INVESTIGATED TO SEE WHAT HAD TAKEN PLACE WITH THE ROANOKE EXPRESS ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO WRONG DOING ON OUR PART WE JUST FELT IT WOULD BE BETTER TO BACK AWAY FROM THE SITUATION.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 14]


Hartman says they resumed sponsoring the team this season but were not as generous as they were in the past. Florio says while the organization is paying its past bills, there's another problem.

[SOT 23:51:05]
[INQ=]

((PERRY FLORIO: WHILE WE'RE TRYING TO REPAY BILLS AND PLAY CATCH UP, ATTENDANCE IS DROPPING ITS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, LESS PEOPLE ARE COMING AND NOW WE OWE MORE MONEY.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]


[STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: MEANWHILE MANCUSO'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE'S "OUTRAGED" BY THE ALLEGATIONS IN THE THREE COUNT INDICTMENT. THE ATTORNEY SAID MANCUSO WAS NOT FIRED IN 1999 FOR STEALING FROM THE HOCKEY TEAM.. HE WAS MERELY LET GO. CURRENTLY MANCUSO IS EMPLOYED IN WHAT HIS ATTORNEY SAID WAS A "HIGH LEVEL JOB" NOT IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7 ROANOKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=]))





[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


President Clinton says Israel must share land with the Palestinians in order for peace to be possible in the Middle East.
At a speech in New York last night, Clinton added that Palestinians will also have to compromise.
David Hawkins has more on the President's last-minute quest for peace.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister; :47]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=David Hawkins, CBS News, Tel Aviv.]

(( Information: ((CORRESPONDENT SCRIPT))
PALESTINIANS SAY THE VIOLENCE WON'T STOP UNTIL ISRAEL LIFTS IT'S BLOCKADE. ISRAELIS SAY THEY WON'T LIFT THE BLOCKADE UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS. EACH SIDE... IN EFFECT... SAYING "YOU FIRST."
ALTHOUGH BOTH SIDES HAVE SIGNED ON TO A U.S. PEACE PROPOSAL... BOTH SIDES ALSO HAVE LONG LISTS OF RESERVATIONS.
PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY PRESIDENT YASIR ARAFAT SAID THAT HE'S STILL WAITING FOR AN AMERICAN CLARIFICATION OF WHAT, EXACTLY, HE'S BEING ASKED TO AGREE TO.
AND ISRAEL'S PRIME MINISTER, EHUD BARAK, IS BACKING AWAY FROM SOME PARTS OF THE AMERICAN PEACE PLAN... SPECIFICALLY ALLOWING SOME PALESTINIAN REFUGEES TO RETURN TO THEIR HOMES IN ISRAEL... AND TURNING OVER CONTROL OF A JERUSALEM HOLY SITE... SACRED TO BOTH JEWS AND MUSLIMS.

(SOT EHUD BARAK, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER)

Let me say it loud and clear: We will not agree to the right of return into Israel and I do not intend, I do not intend to sign any document that passes sovereignty over the Temple Mount to the Palestinians.
BARAK IS RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION... THE VOTE IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY... AND THERE'S INTENSE POLITICAL OPPOSITION IN ISRAEL TO THE KINDS OF COMPROMISES CALLED FOR BY PRESIDENT CLINTON'S LAST-DITCH PROPOSAL.
AND AFTER THREE MONTHS OF FIGHTING... AND MORE THAN 300 DEAD... MANY PALESTINIANS ARE EVEN LESS WILLING TO GIVE UP THEIR CLAIMS.

(ON CAMERA)

THEY MAY DISAGREE ABOUT ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE... BUT ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS AGREE ON THIS: THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES BEFORE PRESIDENT CLINTON LEAVES OFFICE. DH, CBSN, TA

))[Clement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Danville Democrat Whitt Clement is expected to announce his candidacy for attorney general today. Clement says he's raised almost a half million dollars during a month-long exploratory campaign.
Clement has served Danville for 13 years in the House of Delegates. Also seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general is Richmond-area Delegate Don McEachin (``muh-KEECH'-in'') and Roanoke Senator John Edwards.

[2-11SOL-Hearings]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Virginians can voice their opinions on changes to the Standards of Learning tests today. Hearings are scheduled in several Virginia cities for public comment on proposed changes in the history and social science S-O-Ls. A handful of committees, mostly made up of teachers, recommend rewriting the history curriculum from kindergarten to 12th grade. The proposed changes are designed to address concerns that the 19-95 standards were too broad and failed to reflect cultural diversity. The state Board of Education could vote on the changes next month.





[American]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Media reports say American Airlines is buying out Trans World Airlines.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Under the deal, the financially- troubled T-W-A will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week.
In turn, American will reportedly buy all of T-W-A's assets and preserve the airline's nearly 20- thousand jobs.


T-W-A and American are refusing comment on the story, which is on the Washington Post's Web site.
The report says an official announcement of the deal is planned for Wednesday.
(------------)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories: Several school systems have altered their scheduled today due to the weather.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[Take FS Web Address]
The changes will run on the bottom of your screen throughout the morning. You can also find an up to date list on our web site at WDBJ-7 -dot- Com
(adlib)



(XXXXXXXXXXX)
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Danville Democrat Whitt Clement is expected to announce his candidacy for attorney general today. Clement says he's raised almost a half million dollars during a month-long exploratory campaign. Also seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general is Richmond-area Delegate Don McEachin (``muh-KEECH'-in'') and Roanoke Senator John Edwards.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Authorities are still looking for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting at a Roanoke car shop. Roanoke City Police say they've been receiving tips on the whereabouts of Earl Allen Hale. He's suspected of gunning down his ex- girlfriend, Charlene Ramsey at the business last Tuesday.
Hale was indicted - based on information from the surviving witness, Rodney Basham, who was also shot in the attack.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
(Shannon mic hot)
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(Shannon ad lib weather)
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last year]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=News 7 at 6.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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