[News-Heads]

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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]


A 16- year- old girl enters a plea in the case of an abduction at a Roanoke hotel.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]


And the Supreme Court offers its "two cents worth" on the issue of campaign finance. [WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]

Rain continues to move across the area as a cold front heads our way. I'll have your forecast.

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[ANCHOR=KIM 2-Shot]


[Noon-open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

A pregnant 16 year old pleads "no contest" to helping abduct a young woman from a Roanoke hotel parking lot.
(------------)


[Simmons]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-49 21:00]
[GRAPHIC=News7@Noon]
[ENG#=3]

It was a terrifying night for Tiffany Young. She was accosted June 11th.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


As the 22-year old victim was about to check in at the Wyndham Hotel, three juveniles grabbed her and threw her in the trunk of her car. For three hours they drove around, withdrawing money from an A-T-M at Young's bank, then headed toward Lynchburg on Route 460. Young managed to escape when the group stopped at a convenience store in Campbell County.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:00:25]
[IN Q=Do you understand]

((DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THE MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT FOR THESE OFFENSES IS? YES. WHAT IS IT? LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Dorsey/Roanoke Circuit Court Judge; :00]
[SUPER=01-Monique Simmons/Defendant; :03]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=is it? Life.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The maximum punishment would be two life sentences, plus ten years in prison. It's likely Simmons will get far less than that when she's sentenced in March.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The driver of the car pled guilty last week. Another juvenile involved in the car-jacking incident is set for trial Monday.

[Wrestling-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


A Florida appeals court ruled this morning that a teen serving life in prison for first degree murder deserves a new trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Broward Co., FL/1999;]

Lionel Tate was just 12 years old when he was sentenced to prison for killing a six year old playmate. Tate's trial attorneys say the death was an accident and blamed it on wrestling moves he saw on T-V. His attorney had argued Tate was too immature to understand exactly what was at stake. The appellate court says the boy should have had a competency hearing before his 19-99 trial.
(------------)


[Campaign-Finance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court Campaign Finance]


The Supreme Court is upholding key elements of a new campaign finance law.
The court says the government may ban unlimited donations or "soft money" to political parties.
It's also upholding restrictions on political ads in the weeks before an election.
The court was divided on the issue, by a vote of five to four.

[Dean]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]


Campaign finance is just one of the issues former Governor Howard Dean is facing in his bid for the White House.


(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NH;]


Last night in New Hampshire, Dean took part in the final debate of the primary season.
And with the endorsement of former Vice President Al Gore, Dean has solidified his front- runner status among the field of Democratic candidates.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, it helps me]

(( HOWARD DEAN/D- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WELL IT HELPS ME IN TWO WAYS FIRST OF ALL HE GOT FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND MORE VOTES THAN THE PERSON WHO DID END UP IN THE WHITE HOUSE SO, I THINK HE'S A PRETTY WELL RESPECTED FIGURE. SECONDLY HE'S BEEN ENORMOUSLY HELPFUL TO ME IN ADVISING ME ON SOME KEY ISSUES, ENVIRONMENT IS ONE OF THEM WHICH HE KNOWS AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT ABOUT AND THIS OTHER IS NATIONAL DEFENSE AND FOREIGN POLICY.))
[SUPER=01-Howard Dean/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=foreign policy.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


If he does become President, Dean says he'll have a foreign policy that's based on cooperation, NOT confrontation.
(------------)



[Afghan-Children]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


For the second time in a week, an attack by U-S troops has killed children in Afghanistan.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kabul, Afghanistan;]


A military spokesman says six children were crushed to death when a wall collapsed, as U-S forces hit a weapons compound in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend.
Two adults were also killed in the raid.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't know what]

((LT. COL. BRYAN HILFERTY/U. S. ARMY:WE DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE WALL TO COLLAPSE, BECAUSE ALTHOUGH WE FIRED ON THE COMPOUND, THERE WERE SECONDARY AND TERTIARY EXPLOSIONS. ))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty/U. S. Army;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=tertiary explosions.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today's news conference comes after word of another botched U-S raid, in which nine Afghani children were killed.


The United Nations has issued a statement saying it was "profoundly distressed" by the incident.
The U-N also called for a swift inquiry.
(------------)



[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]
[ENG#=2]


Another deadly day for U-S forces in Iraq--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mosul, Iraq;]


Two American soldiers were killed today in separate attacks in Mosul.
In the first incident, a soldier died in a drive- by shooting.
In a later attack, a soldier was killed and three were wounded when a roadside bomb was detonated beside an American convoy.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Meanwhile, Iraq's interim government is taking action to try suspected war criminals.
The Governing Council has formally set up a war crimes tribunal to prosecute top former members of Saddam Hussein's government, as well as Saddam himself.

[Missing-Student]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Although the National Guard is searching for missing student Dru Sjodin (shuh- DEEN), new details about the case are leading most to believe that it's now a search and recovery mission, and no longer a search and rescue.
Jennifer Donelan has the latest from Grand Forks, North Dakota.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Her family]
[SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Hill/Grand Forks Co., ND Sheriff; :09]
[SUPER=01-Sven Sjodin/Dru's Brother; :55]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Donelan, CBS News, Grand Forks, N.D.]


(( HER FAMILY REFUSES TO GIVE UP HOPE...BUT IT NOW APPEARS VERY UNLIKELY THAT MISSING COLLEGE STUDENT DRU SJODIN WILL BE FOUND ALIVE.

SOT: SHERIFF DAN HILL/GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND

"AFTER THIS MUCH TIME WE MUST BE REALISTIC AND KNOW THAT WE ARE PROBABLY SEARCHING FOR A BODY."
THE 22-YEAR OLD STUDENT HAS BEEN MISSING FOR ALMOST THREE WEEKS. POLICE SAY SHE WAS KIDNAPPED FROM A MALL... BY THIS MAN, CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ. THE 50 YEAR OLD CLAIMS HE DIDN'T KIDNAP OR KILL DRU. BUT ON TUESDAY POLICE DETAILED THE EVIDENCE FOUND IN RODRIGUEZ'S CAR.

(GRAPHIC)


BLOOD ON THE INSIDE OF THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR WINDOW AND ON THE REAR SEAT....
...WAS A MATCH TO THE DNA SAMPLE TAKEN FROM THE TOOTHBRUSH OF DRU SJODIN."

(TRACK)


IN ADDITION, A BLACK FOLDING KNIFE WAS OBSERVED IN THE TRUNK. A KNIFE THAT POLICE SAY MATCHES A SHEATH FOUND NEXT TO DRU'S CAR IN THE MALL PARKING LOT THE NIGHT SHE DISAPPEARED.

SOT: SVEN SJODIN/DRU'S BROTHER

"WE ARE ALL GOING TO STAND STRONG AND SAY WE BELIEVE SHE'S OUT THERE."
BUT, UNTIL THERE IS PROOF OF HER DEATH..DRU'S FAMILY REMAINS OPTIMISTIC.

SOT: SVEN AGAIN

"SPATTERS OF BLOOD INSIDE A CAR DOES NOT SAY TO ME THAT SOMEONE IS NOT ALIVE."

(STANDUP CLOSE)


THE SEARCH WILL GO ON...NOW WITH THE HELP OF NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS FROM
NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA.


JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
))
[WX-Tease] ((KIM TOSS TO LEO)) [12/10/2003]
[SS=NONE]


LEO in WX-CENTER


[WXPRO/FULL] RADAR [SKYTRACKER/FULL] RADAR [WXPRO/FULL] STORY

[SS=NONE]




(LEO TOSS to KIM)






[VOB-Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC 5:23]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]
[ENG#=4]


It's been decades since Virginia was shaken by an earthquake as strong as yesterday's tremor.
But from all indications, it did not cause any significant structural or property damage.
(XXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
By now you probably know the quake hit just before four p.m., about 30 miles west of Richmond.
It registered 4-point-5 on the Richter scale .. moderate by national standards, but unusually strong for Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


In Richmond, alarms sounded in some staff office buildings, prompting Jerry Kilgore and his staff to evacuate.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


In Roanoke County, several homeowners tell us the earthquake did create some damage.
At the Hodge home in the Hollins area, Joe Hodge found cracks in the inside and outside walls.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:48:29]
[IN Q=Everything just shoke]

((JOE HODGE/ROANOKE CO RESIDENT: EVERYTHING JUST SHOOK. I WASN'T SURE IF I HAD PROBLEMS WITH MY GAS FURNACE WHATEVER, WASN'T SURE BUT IT DID ALARM ME, I WOULDN'T SAY IT SCARRED ME BUT I WOULD SAY IT ALARMED ME.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Hodge/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=IT ALARMED ME]
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[VO-NAT]


A geology professor at Virginia Tech says earthquakes like this one, measuring four point five on the richter scale, are a rare occurence for Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:39:45]
[IN Q=There were actually]

((MARTIN CHAPMAN/VIRGINIA TECH DEPT. OF GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES: THERE WERE ACTUALLY TWO EARTHQUAKES, SEPARATED BY ABOUT TEN SECONDS BY TIME. AND APPARENTLY FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT WAS FELT BY MOST EVERYBODY IN VIRGINIA EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE FROM NORTH CAROLINA UP INTO MARYLAND. AND THIS WAS THE LARGEST EARTHQUAKE IN THAT PART OF THE STATE IN THE LAST THIRTY YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Chapman/Virginia Tech Dept. of Geological Sciences;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=last thirty years]
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[Baldwin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]
[ENG#=1]


Among the people living close to the quake epicenter is former News 7 Reporter and Anchor Beth Baldwin. She lives west of Richmond, and was home when it hit.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At first, it]

((VOICE OF BETH BALDWIN/FORMER WDBJ7 ANCHOR/REPORTER: AT FIRST IT FELT LIKE SOMEBODY WAS DRILLING RIGHT UNDER MY FEET RIGHT UNDER THE HOUSE AND THEN MY SECOND THOUGHT WAS OH SOMETHING IS GOING TO EXPLODE UNDER THERE. AND THEN I JUST REALIZED THIS WAS JUST GOING ON. IT WASN'T STOPPING. THIS WAS JUST REALLY SCARY. IT FELT LIKE WHEN IT STATED SHAKING THAT MY HOUSE MIGHT FALL DOWN. I HAD NEVER FELT ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE. BUT THE VIBRATION WAS SO STRONG AND SO STEADY, AND EVERYTHING WAS RATTLING, NOTHING FELT VERY SOLID.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=felt very solid]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Beth did not report any damage to her home.

[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ENG#=V10]

A visit to a friend's house ends in gunfire. The overnight details are just ahead.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And student rights versus taxpayer obligations. A campus controversy moves to Richmond.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #1]


[Rke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
(MINI-OPEN)

[MINI-OPEN]
Roanoke police are investigating an early-morning shooting.
Police say the man was visiting a friend's house on 13-th Street around 2:45 a.m. when two other men arrived.
That's when a struggle ensued, and the victim was shot in the leg. The suspects then fled with his wallet.
The victim is being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. We have no word on his condition.


[5-Gang-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=503-05 1:50:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


And in Lynchburg, a shooting involving two groups of teenagers may have been sparked by tension between rival gangs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg police were called to the 200 block of Wadsworth Street yesterday for a report of shots fired.
They quickly apprehended a group of four suspects in nearby Miller Park, and police later identified 18-year-old Brandon Calloway as the alleged shooter.
An eyewitness who did not want to appear on camera says it started out as a street argument.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 17:04:45]
[IN Q=Two other teenagers]

((EYEWITNESS: TWO OTHER TEENAGERS JOINED THE GROUP, ONE OF THEM STARTED WALKING AWAY AND AS HE DID ONE OF THE OTHER TEENAGERS STARTED CHASING HIM AND PULLED OUT A GUN AND SHOT AT HIM TWO TIMES AND MISSED HIM CLOSE RANGE.))
[SUPER=02-Eyewitness;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=close range.]
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[VO-NAT]


No one was injured in the shooting.
Calloway's facing attempted murder and firearms charges.
(------------)



[11Emergency-contraceptives]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-41 TC1:22:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]


Some Virginia college students say it's their right. Others say taxpayers shouldn't pay for it. At issue is access to emergency contraceptives on state college campuses.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


About twenty co-eds carried signs and chanted yesterday outside the State Capitol in Richmond.
They are protesting Delegate Bob Marshall's attempt to ban availability of the "morning after pill" on Virginia's college campuses.
Marshall says he won't be dissuaded.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 09:49:29]
[IN Q= I DON'T SEE THAT TAXPAYERS HAVE ANY BUSINESS ]

((DELEGATE BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: I DON'T SEE THAT TAXPAYERS HAVE ANY BUSINESS OR OBLIGATION TO FUND PERSONAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF COEDS OR FRATERNITY HOUSE PLAYBOYS. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE SEND OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL FOR. ANNA PRIDAY/STUDENT PROTESTER: WE'RE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO DECIDE DECISIONS ABOUT OUR OWN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR THEM TO IMPOSE THEIR MORALS ON COLLEGES STUDENTS ESPECIALLY ABOUT SOMETHING SO PERSONAL LIKE OUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.))


[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anna Priday/Student Protester; :17]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=SO PERSONAL LIKE OUR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.]
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[VO-NAT]


Opponents of the morning after pill say it is a form of early abortion.
(------------)


[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ENG#=V10]


Flu vaccines become scarce in the region. The details are just ahead.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And if you want a dog, or anything else, one child learns it doesn't hurt to go the top for help.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[11Flu-Shots]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC25:14]
[GRAPHIC=Flu Shots]
[ENG#=1]


Flu vaccine supplies are starting to run low in the region.
In the Roanoke Valley, health officials and some health providers say what they DO have left is already spoken for.

(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Health providers say they have plenty of the nasal version of the vaccine Flu Mist.
But you have to be between the ages of five and 49, and be healthy to get it.
After taking it, you can't be around anyone whose immune system is compromised for at least 21 days.
Health officials say one reason for the shortage is that the flu season hit earlier than expected this year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT17:34:37]
[IN Q=We are already seeing]

((DR. MOLLY O'DELL/DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR; WE ALREADY SEEING PEOPLE WITH INFLUENZA INCREASINGLY REPORTING TO DOCTORS OFFICES, ER AND HOSPITALIZATION RATES GOING UP AND THIS IS SIGNIFICANT SEASON ALREADY WITH INFLUENZA AND IT HAS PROBABLY HAS NOT PEAKED YET ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly O'Dell/District Health Director;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=has not peaked yet]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Health departments in Franklin and Patrick Counties are still taking new appointments for the flu shot.
Lewis-Gale Clinic also has 2-thousand doses left. But officials are somewhat limiting that supply to people at increased risk for the flu.

[11Flood-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Flooding]
[ENG#=2]


Many victims of last month's flooding can now get help from the federal government.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./November 20]


President Bush has declared five counties and one city in Southwestern Virginia eligible for federal disaster relief.
They are Bland, Buchanan, Giles, Smyth, and Tazewell counties, and the city of Galax.
The emergency declaration means people can register with FEMA by phone for federal and state disaster money.
(XXXXXX)

[TAKE Pinnacle board]
The number 800 621-FEMA.
The phones are open seven days a week between 8 a-m and 6 p-m.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [12/10/2003] [TWO SHOT]
[WEATHERNET/FULL] CURRENTS ZOOM
[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]

[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [WXPRO/FULL] FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On Wall Street at Noon,
[super=460-x/22/x/1;]

the Dow was UP 22 points. Nasdaq UP 1 point.


[Tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ENG#=V10]


Up next in the newscast, Nascar looks at its points system.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And Mike Vick and the Falcons get a new coach, as Atlanta gives Dan Reeves the heave-ho.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-REEVES]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons]
[ENG#=1]


The Atlanta Falcons fired Dan Reeves today, the coach who led them to the Super Bowl several years ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Reeves is the sixth- winningest coach in N-F-L history.
He was dismissed with three games left in a disappointing season. Reeves is 59 years old, in his 23rd consecutive season as an N-F-L head coach.
That is, by far, the longest tenure in the league.
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Sunday - ABC Sports;]

His Falcons were 3 and 10 this year, a season marred by Michael Vick's pre-season injury.
Vick did not make his first start as quarterback until last Sunday's victory over Carolina.
(------------)


[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-151 13911tc]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]
[ENG#=2]


The William Fleming Colonels are upbeat and ready to roll, despite having to prepare for their state final game in just four days' time.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday Afternoon;]

Less than 24 hours after beating Magna Vista, Fleming was back on the practice field cramming for Saturday's state final against Powhatan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=SEEING A TAPE...]
[SUPER=01-Keith Smith/Fleming Head Coach;:02]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...do fine against anybody."]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]

The Fleming-Powhatan game is Saturday at 12:30 at Liberty University.

[S-NASCAR]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-164 2922TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]
[ENG#=2]


NASCAR is considering a change to its points system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NASCAR;]

Matt Kenseth beat Dale Junior for the title THIS year despite winning just one race. The proposed plan would lock in the top 10 drivers after the 26th race, and then reset the totals to zero, and have those 10 guys fight it out the rest of the season. Had they done that this year, Kenseth would have finished 7th and Jimmie Johnson would be the champ.
(------------)


[Bush-Pet]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=NEt]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]

[NOTE ANCHOR TAG]
What's a kid to do when her parents refuse to buy her a dog?
One girl in Washington State decided to go over her father's head-- WAY over.
Hattie Kauffman reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It looks like]
[SUPER=03-Sammamish, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dino Rossi/Juliauna's Dad; :17]
[SUPER=01-Juliauna Rossi/Wrote Letter to President Bush; :45 quick!!]
[SUPER=01-Hattie Kauffman/CBS News;]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=obedience school.]

((

(LOCATOR: SAMMAMISH, WA 00-09)

(TRACK) IT LOOKS LIKE THE PERFECT FAMILY SETTING... EXCEPT THE "MAIN CHARACTER" ALMOST WASN'T A PART OF THIS FAMILY.



( HATTIE) How long have you been trying to get a dog? Oh, two three years.



(SOT JULIAUNA ROSSI) I kept asking my dad, and he kept saying no.



(TRACK) THIRTEEN YEAR OLD JULIAUNA ROSSI WASN'T ABOUT TO TAKE "NO" FOR AN ANSWER.



(FONT: DINO ROSSI / JULIAUNA'S DAD ) :17 - :26



(SOT DINO ROSSI ) They just kept on me and after me and after me and. (HATTIE) Dad, dad, dad. (DAD) exactly and it real

ly goes under the heading of beware what you tell your children just to get them off your back.

(still of rossi meeting the president)
(TRACK) DINO ROSSI IS A WASHINGTON STATE POLITICIAN... WHO ONCE GOT TO MEET PRESIDENT BUSH, SO IN AN OFF THE CUFF REMAR

K, HE TOLD HIS DAUGHTER..

(SOT ) I just said, OK, the only way I'm going to get a dog is if George W. Bush tell me I need to get a dog.



(FONT: JULIAUNA ROSSI / WROTE LETTER TO PRESIDENT BUSH ) :44 - :49
(SOT HATTIE) What did your dad say when he got tired of hearing you ask for a dog? He said the only way we would get a

dog was if, the President himself called us.

(TRACK) AS IT TURNS OUT, THE FAMILY WAS GOING TO VISIT THE NATION'S CAPITAL A COUPLE MONTHS LATER. DAD MAY HAVE FORGOTT

EN HIS REMARK. JULIAUNA HADN'T.

(SOT HATTIE) So there you are, flying out to Washington DC and you decide to hatch a plan? (JULIAUNA) Yeah, I started w

riting// Dear Mr. President, I know you're very busy. I was just wondering if you could help me convince my dad to let us get a dog.

(photo)
(TRACK) WHILE TOURING THE WHITE HOUSE, JULIAUNA'S LETTER WAS HANDED OFF TO A STAFFER.


[EDIT EDIT EDIT]

(tight on letter)
(TRACK) SIX WEEKS LATER A HAND WRITTEN LETTER ARRIVED.



(SOT DAD) Dear Juliauna (HATTIE) that's his handwriting! (DAD) Thank you for your letter and a picture. I agree that do

gs are good friend. I love Sot and Barney. So please tell your dad i thin he should have a dog. Best wishes, George W. Bush.

(SOT DAD) She squealed probably for atleast a couple of hours when she read it. (022316 HATTIE) she squealed, what went

thru your mind when you saw the letter? (DAD) I wasn't squealing. I went oh no, and I just realized at that point, I had been had."

(NAT SOT dogs barking in shelter)



(TRACK) SO, ON THE ORDERS OF THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, THE ROSSI's VISITED THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER...



(NATSOT- at class playing with other dogs)



(TRACK) ...AND CHOSE THIS DOG, WHO IS NOW IN OBEDIENCE SCHOOL.))



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That was Hattie Kauffman reporting.
By the way, the family named the dog "Dubya." [Quickcast]

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