12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Beth
SS=None


A Danville woman involved in a collision with a fire truck New Year's Eve loses her fight for life.
Roanoke County police hope an autopsy will solve the mystery surrounding the death of a man found at his workplace yesterday.
And two Virginia Tech football players are accused of rape.
(/////////////)
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Winter Storms wreak havoc across the Central Plains and the Northeast, with blizzard conditions in some locations. For us, a cold snap is in store, stay tuned for details.
(////////////)
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


News seven at noon is next.

County-Body


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Blue Ridge man found dead at work had been beaten with multiple blows to the head and body, according to the chief medical examiner.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was found dead at his workplace--General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
Wilson's co- workers discovered his body early yesterday morning.
(----------------)



Firetruck-AX


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 95-104
GRAPHIC=none


A Danville woman who was riding in a car that collided with a fire truck New Years Eve has died.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Sunday;


Hospital officials say 69- year old Recie (REESIE) Clay died yesterday.
She was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, DeRoy (DEE-Roy) Clay.
The Clay's grandson was also in the car.
Both are recovering from their injuries.
The couple's vehicle collided Sunday afternoon with a Brosville-Cascade Volunteer fire truck at the intersection of Route 58 and 622 in Pittsylvania County.
State police say the fire truck was on the way to a fire call.
No charges have been filed.
(----------------)



Budget


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=Govt Shutdown


The truce in the partisan name-calling in Washington is over.
The White House is demanding that House Republicans approve a Senate-passed plan to reopen the government.
House Republicans say they will not do it UNLESS a balanced budget agreement is reached.
Budget talks resume this afternoon at the White House.
Regina Blakely reports on yesterday's progress.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=There was
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :02
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday; :31
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/House Speaker; :46
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :53
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday; 1:05
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:11
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.

(( THERE WAS CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRESS AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR BETWEEN PRESIDENT CLINTON AND REPUBLICAN LEADERS.. BUT STILL NO SOLID AGREEMENTS.
PRIOR TO THE MEETING THE PRESIDENT HAD A POSITIVE COMMENT ABOUT A RESOLUTION AGREED TO BY THE SENATE WHICH WOULD RE-OPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND SEND FEDERAL WORKERS BACK TO THEIR JOBS AND PAY THEM THROUGH JANUARY 12TH.
"i want to compliment the senate for voting...i hope the house will follow suit." BUT THE CATCH.. THE HOUSE MUST AGREE.. AND HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH WAS MAKING IT CLEAR THAT MANY HOUSE MEMBERS.. ESPECIALLY THOSE GOP FRESHMAN WHO HAVE SAID THEY WANT A BALANCED BUDGET BEFORE AGREEING TO RE-OPEN THE GOVERNMENT.. MIGHT KILL THE IDEA.
"i don't think the house republicans are going to agree to avoid dealing with getting to a balanced budget, we spent a year getting to this point."
ACROSS THE COUNTRY.. FEDERAL WORKERS AND THOSE THEY SERVE HAD A MESSAGE FOR WASHINGTON LAWMAKERS.
"wake up you bunch of dummies and get with it."
"they say volunteering is good for the sole but it's not very good for the budget."
AND THE WORKERS UNION AGREES.. SEEKING A COURT ORDER WHICH WOULD STOP THE GOVERNMENT FROM MAKING FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WORK WITHOUT PAY. "but up until now.. they have only be talking about policy.. they have yet to get down to talk about the real numbers.. so it looks as if federal employees will spend another day off the job. rb, cbs news, washington."))
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


A federal judge says he WILL rule today on a request by federal workers' unions to bar the government from forcing employees to work without pay during the shutdown.
About 20 federal employees are protesting the shutdown at the Poff Building in Roanoke at this hour.

Bosnia


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


Defense Secretary William Perry and Joint Chiefs Chairman General John Shalikashvili arrived in Tuzla this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia-Herzegovina;


They are scheduled to spend most of their three-hour visit inspecting U.S. troops at that NEW pontoon bridge over the Sava River.
Weather at the bridge is bad, with heavy snow and low visibility.
Perry and Shalikashvili are both dressed in body armor and military uniform.
Perry is visiting Bosnia to check on the deployment of NATO peacekeepers.
They arrived on board a giant C-17 military cargo plane.
The Defense Secretary is the most senior U.S. cabinet member to visit Bosnia since war broke out in 1992.
(----------------)




Green


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Security is tight in a North Carolina courtroom as opening arguments begin in the trial of Daniel Andre Green.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Green, shown here on the right, is accused of murdering James Jordan, the father of N-B-A star Michael Jordan.
The basketball great will not be called to testify at the trial.
(----------------)



Madonna


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Madonna is expected to appear in court today for the trial of the man accused of stalking her.
The judge threatened a FIVE MILLION dollar fine if she does NOT show.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA/Yesterday;


The courthouse was packed with camera crews yesterday, but Madonna did NOT appear.
Her attorney is asking the judge to allow her to testify on videotape out of the presence of accused stalker Robert Hoskins.
Hoskins' attorney wants a personal appearance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=My client

((MY CLIENT HAS A 6TH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO CONFRONT AND CROSS EXAMINE WITNESSES AGAINST HIM. ))
SUPER=01-John Myers/Hoskins Attorney;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=against him.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Prosecutors say Hoskins has been on Madonna's property several times threatening to kill her.
One of Madonna's body guards confronted Hoskins last spring and shot him twice.
The trial is expected to last six days.
(----------------)



tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


When News 7 continues,
A Virginia Tech student accuses TWO of the university's football players of RAPING her,
(---------------)
VO-NAT

and only three days into the new year and SOME parts of the nation already have their FIRST snow storm.
Patrick, how's the weather shaping up in our neck of the woods?
(----------------)

Wx-Tease music up full
comm1


Morrison


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=VPI SU


A Virginia Tech student is suing the school and TWO football players- saying she was RAPED by the players.
Christy Brzonkala (Braun-kala) filed the complaint in federal court, claiming Tech and the two team members violated her civil rights.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Her attorney says Tech needs to STOP dealing with rapes through an internal judicial review.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 06:52:31
IN Q=If someone

((EILEEN WAGNER:IF SOMEONE WERE STEALING COMPUTERS ON THE HALLS IN THE DORMITORIES AT VIRGINIA TECH, BELIEVE ME, VIRGINIA TECH WOULD CALL THE POLICE. IF SOMEONE WAS MUGGING STUDENTS WHO HAD HAD A FEW TOO MANY TO DRINK DOWN ON FRATERNITY ROW, YOU CAN BET THEY WOULDN'T HAVE A JUDICIAL INQUIRY. THEY WOULD CALL THE POLICE.))
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=the police. (2nd ref.)
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Brzonkala says Linebacker Tony Morrison- -and another player- -raped her in September of 94.
Morrison was convicted of sexual assault by a University Judicial Committee last Spring and suspended for two semesters.
(Braun-kala) Brzonkala claims Head Coach Frank Beamer was responsible for getting the suspension overturned-
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD

though Morrison was LATER suspended for some UN-related offenses.
Neither Morrison- -nor the other player, James Crawford- -were allowed to go to the Sugar Bowl.
Tech issued a statement last night, saying it expects the facts- -once fully presented in court- -will support the University's position.

Tech-Return


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=VT SUgar Bowl


Despite the controversy, the Hokies are STILL on cloud nine.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The team got back from New Orleans yesterday afternoon.
While there was NO fanfare, there were PLENTY of smiles.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:58:26
IN Q=It was just

((BRIAN EDMUNDS/VIRGINIA TECH FULLBACK: IT WAS JUST TREMENDOUS. I'VE NEVER BEEN IN A GAME THAT MEANT SO MUCH TO A GROUP OF PEOPLE. IT WAS JUST A GREAT FEELING. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Edmunds/Virginia Tech Fullback;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=a great feeling
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


From Roanoke Regional Airport, the Hokies jumped on three charter buses and headed to Blacksburg.
They were met by a dozen fans-- showing gratitude, and looking for autographs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:54:23
IN Q=I THINK THEY

((KERRI BEASLEY/VIRGINIA TECH FAN: I THINK THEY NEED THE SUPPORT. I DON'T THINK THEY GET THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE AND THEY WORKED HARD. I DEFINITELY THINK THEY NEED PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE BEHIND THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Kerri Beasley/Virginia Tech Fan;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=we're behind them
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Even though victory was sweet, most players are not sticking around to bask in the glory.
Many are heading home for what's left of their winter vacation.
(----------------)



Trophy


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sly
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=Hold Sugar Bowl


The Hokies' missing Sugar Bowl trophy was SAFELY packed in their bags when they came home.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans;


It was feared the trophy was lost after Coach Frank Beamer turned it over to his senior players.
After that the seniors said they were NOT sure what happened to it.
(----------------)
Talent=Beth
SS=Sugar Bowl


Beamer promised an all-out search for the trophy-ONLY to discover one of his players had hidden it as a JOKE.
It's now SAFE and sound at its new home in Blacksburg.

Ashe-Statue


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-111 ashe-statue
GRAPHIC= none


Well the Richmond Planning Commission knows exactly where the design for a sculpture of Arthur Ashe is, but now it says it's NOT so sure it likes it.
So the commission has decided to consider an international competition to design ANOTHER statue of the tennis star.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/July 17;


Yesterday's decision came after the commission gave preliminary approval last year to an artist's design for the sculpture on Monument Avenue.
The commission's meeting was originally intended to approve minor changes in the design.
But objections raised this week by art critics and others opened the door for more debate on the statue's design.
(-------------)
Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7,
A made-for-TV movie will be filming in Virginia and West Virginia,
(----------------)
VO-NAT

and Prince Charles hits the slopes, while his bodyguard hits something else.
A royal ski accident, when News 7 returns.
(-------------)

music up full comm2

Cleft-Clinic


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Cleft Palate


It can be a frightening time for parents-- finding out their newborn has a birth defect.
About one in every 700 infants is born with cleft lip and palate-- meaning there's an opening in the lip or the roof of the mouth.
Health Check's Connie Stevens has this report on Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=OPEN NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Enrique Silberblatt/Plastic Surgeon; :15;
SUPER=01-Ron Hager/Parent; :57
SUPER=@Connie2 1:13
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=CS, News 7.

((
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=OPEN NAT SOUND
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=NAT SOUND


The clinic is staffed only once a month, by a team of volunteer physicians working to treat these kids from birth to adulthood.
Physicians say the important thing is the care-- the family's ability to pay isn't a consideration.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:31:00
IN Q=You have

((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT: YOU NEED AN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST. YOU NEED A PLASTIC SURGEON, YOU NEED DENTISTS, ORTHODONTISTS, AND THE LIST GOES ON. SPEECH THERAPIST. RATHER THAN HAVE A PATIENT GO FROM OFFICE TO OFFICE AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT FIVE, SIX, SEVEN OFFICES-- EVERYBODY COMES HERE AND THEY'RE ALL SEEN AT ONCE. ))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=seen at once.


Cleft Lip and Palate can make it extremely hard for parents to feed their babies-- the condition can also cause frequent ear infections and problems with speech development.
For Adam Hager, it's taken a round of surgery and treatment-- but Adam is now healthier than many children.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:10:59
IN Q=We brought Adam

((RON HAGER/PARENT: WE BROUGHT ADAM TO THE CLINIC THE FIRST TIME WHEN HE WAS SEVEN DAYS OLD...AND THAT FEELING OF WARMTH AND LOVE AND COMPASSION THAT I FELT WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR THE FIRST TIME, I'LL NEVER FORGET. I CAN GET CHOKED UP RIGHT NOW THINKING ABOUT IT.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=about it.


Cleft lip and palate are believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors
It's just one of the focuses of the state's "Children's Specialty Services" department-- which has similar clinics treating a variety of conditions.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=hold


Other services from the "Children's Specialty Services Department" include care in neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, rheumatology, Cystic Fibrosis, urology, hearing impairment and Diabetes.

CBS-Movie


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


The West Virginia Film Office says Oscar-winning actor George C- Scott will be filming a movie in the Mercer County area.
Filming on the C-B-S-T-V movie "Garska Versus Mc-Coy" is scheduled to begin Monday.
A film office official says sites for the movie include the Mercer County Courthouse in Princeton, an West Virginia hospital and an exhibition coal mine in Pocahontas, Virginia.

Royals


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Britian's Prince Charles and his two sons became part of a rescue team when one of their bodyguards broke a leg in a skiing accident.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Klosters, Switzerland/Yesterday;


It happened yesterday when Tony Parker shattered his thigh when he hit a rock.
Despite the accident, the three princes are continuing to enjoy their private holiday ski vacation.
Prince Charles spoke only briefly to reporters and photographers who packed the slopes hoping for an interview.
(----------------)



Winter-Wx


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Winter weather is bashing parts of the midwest.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;


Much of Ohio is covered with snow, frozen rain, and slush after the first storm of 1996 moved through the state.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for most of northern Ohio.
Snowfall amounts are expected to reach 8 inches in some areas.
The storm follows last month's blizzard that dumped more than six inches of snow on parts of the state.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN;


Central Indiana was hit with the second major winter storm in two weeks.
Nine to five inches of snow is expected before it's all over.
Fourteen counties have been declared areas of emergency to keep people off the roads.
(----------------)

WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Shirts


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb95-3
GRAPHIC=SUGAR BOWL


Virginia Tech's Sugar Bowl championship is already starting to pay dividends for some Roanoke Valley businesses.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke's Scribners screen printing has enough Sugar Bowl orders for T-shirts and sweat shirts to keep the company's staff busy through the Spring.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="As big as...

((GREG SCRIBNER/OWNER - SCRIBNER SCREEN PRINTING:))
SUPER=01-Greg Scribner/Owner-Scribner Screen Printing; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...TOWARDS US."
(----------------)
VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;


You might call Scribner an eternal optimist.
Two days before the Hokies beat Texas in the Sugar Bowl, Mike Stevens and photographer Greg Moore bumped into him in the French Quarter.
At the time Scribner was already wearing a Tech Sugar Bowl champion T-shirt.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="Right after...

((GREG SCRIBNER:))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...for twenty."
(-------------)


Apco


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=american electric


Not only is Appalachin Power Company beginning a new year - they also have a new name.
Apco and six other subsidiaries of American Electric Power are now using the name and logo of American Electric.
Apco officials say the single-company strategy will NOT mean any legal, financial or regulatory changes.

Piedmont-Change


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Banking


One of the area's largest financial institutions has ALSO changed its name.
The Piedmont Bankgroup of Martinsville will NOW be known as the MainStreet Bankgroup.
The holding company says the new name reflects its banks are DEEPLY involved in their LOCAL markets.
The banks owned by MainStreet will keep their names: the Piedmont Trustbank, the Bank of Carroll, the Bank of Ferrum, the First Community Bank, The First Bank of Stuart, and the First Community Bank of Saltville.


Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=stocks


On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 17 points.
tease#3

SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Just ahead,
Some big names will be at Roanoke College tonight - at least their BELONGINGS will be,
(----------------)
VO-NAT

and the LEADER of these college players is going professional -
We'll tell you WHO he is and WHERE he's headed when News 7 returns.
(----------------)

MUSIC UP FULL comm4

Fiesta


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=edit of FB95-2
GRAPHIC=Fiesta Bowl


Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier picked up Fiesta Bowl M-V-P honors for his stellar performance in top-ranked Nebraska's 62-to-24 win over second-ranked Florida.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/CBS; :00


The senior ran for a bowl record 199 yards and two touchdowns and passed for one as the Cornhuskers won their second-straight national championship.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=Virginia Tech


In other college football news, Virginia Tech finished tenth in the final Associated Press college football poll.
SS=Virginia football


Virginia finshes the season ranked 16th, up from 18th after defeating Georgia in the Peach Bowl.

Arena


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=ARENA


The Virginia Cavaliers are expected to lose head soccer coach Bruce Arena to the pros.
Sources tell News 7 that Arena will be named today as the new head coach of the D-C United, the New Major league soccer franchise that begins play in April.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995 NCAA Playoffs; :00


Under Arena's direction the Cavaliers won five national championships in 18 seasons at U-V-a.
They won four of those in a row before their string was snapped this past season in the final four.
Last year he was also named as the US Olympic coach in 1996.
(-------------)



Valvano


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=edit of S4-18
GRAPHIC=Valvano Classic


The second annual Dominos-Valvano Classic tournament tips off at Roanoke College tonight.
One of the tournament's main attractions is all of the jerseys,
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=@File;

shoes and balls donated to the tourney by basketball celebrities.
Money raised will be donated to both the Jimmy V foundation and to the American Cancer Society. The goal this year is 10 thousand dollars.
Steve Mason will have a live report tonight at News 7 at Five and Six.
(-------------)


Radford


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=radford logo


Tonight's Radford University men's basketball game could be the BARGAIN of the year, even though the year will only be three days old.
Fans attending tonight's game against Duquesne (do- CANE) at the Dedmon Center get in FREE.
The game starts at seven, and again the COST is absolutely NOTHING.

wrap


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
(********beth toss to patrick*******)

Thanks for watching News 7 at NOON-- and have a great day. (patrick ad lib)