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NOON-HEADLINES

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Snow weary Virginia braces for more of the white stuff.
A key witness is heard at the Whitewater hearings.
And a daring rescue at sea to save the crew aboard a sinking Danish Freighter.
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Winter Storm: The Sequel is right on schedule, with snow and perhaps more, all starting later today. Stay tuned for the complete winter storm forecast, coming up.
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News 7 at Noon is next.

Forecast


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With another winter storm pushing into the region on the heels of the last, we are bracing for perhaps another foot of snowfall.
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Patrick Evans joins us with the latest on the storm details, Patrick are we looking at snow, or more of a mixture this time?
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Storm-Prep


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And with that in mind, the Roanoke Valley is preparing for round two.
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This morning Joe Dashiell talked with Roanokers who are wondering, where ar we going to put it all?
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Power-Preps


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Crews are on standby at American Electric Power just in case this storm causes power outages.
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Company officials say storms that bring heavy snow, ice and wind are the ones most likely to knock out power.
Today, they are preparing for the worst.
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((BARRY SNODGRASS/AEP REGION MANAGER: WHEN WE ANTICIPATE A STORM WE GET OUR TRUCKS READY WITH GAS AND CHECK SUPPLIES AND GET THEM IN STOCK. ))
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The company will be putting extra workers up in local motels.
It will also station some employees in difficult locations, like Bent Mountain so they can get to damaged lines as quickly as possible.
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Safe-Streets


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And while most folks are worried about icy, snow covered streets, Danville's police chief is worried about safe streets.
Chief Neal Morris yesterday received a packet of information from an organization called "Safe Streets" out of Washington, D.C.
Now, he expects Danville residents to receive that same mailing-- which asks for money.
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Morris says "Safe Streets" appears to be representing the Danville police Department.
But Morris says the organization never contacted him.
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((CHIEF NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.: WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY MONETARY BENEFIT FROM THIS AND WE DON'T RECEIVE ANY BENEFITS FROM IT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. NOW I GUESS YOU COULD SAY THAT IF CRIMINALS ARE LOCKED UP AND ALL THESE ANTI-CRIME THINGS ARE DONE THAT THAT WOULD BE SOME BENEFIT FOR THIS AREA, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT. ))
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Morris says he has heard of the organization, but he doesn't know who's running it or what the money raised would be used for.
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Still to come, a critic of gambling hopes the odds are against certain games
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and the Canadian Coast Guard completes a daring rescue off the coast of Newfoundland.
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SHIP


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A dramatic rescue this morning off the coast of NewFoundland.
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The Canadian Coast Guard rescued 24 sailors aboard a sinking Danish ship some 500 miles out to sea.
The freighter had been damaged in a storm and was taking on water.
There is no word yet on the condition of the sailors.
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WHITEWATER


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Key testimony today before the Senate Whitewater committee.
Arkansas attorney Richard Massey at this hour is answering questions about who arranged for Hillary Clinton's law firm to represent the failed Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan.
The First Lady has testified that Massey brought the business to the Rose Law Firm.
But In testimony today Massey contradicted that statement.
Massey's testimony comes one day after the White House released three more memos to the Whitewater panel.
The documents are billing records that indicate her work for the S and L was more than minmal, as she has claimed.
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((SHE DIDN'T WORK AN HOUR A WEEK, THERE WERE WEEKS WHERE SHE WAS INTENSELY INVOLVED -- THE CRITICAL WEEKS OF THE TRANSACTIONS -- SHE SPENT SEVEN HOURS WORKING ON THIS MATTER DURING THE WEEK THAT THEY PUT TOGETHER THE PROPOSAL TO RAISE MORE MONEY FOR THIS BANK. ))
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President Clinton has scheduled a news conference this afternoon to address the Whitewater issue as well as the budget stalemate.

XGR-Speech


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It's day two of the General Assembly, and the chill continues between members of a deadlocked state Senate.
Party leaders plan to meet privately today to discuss a power-sharing plan that would give the G-O-P some committee chairmanships.
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In his State of the Commonwealth Address last night, Governor Allen tried to melt the ice.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Cheers, pomp, and circumstance greeted Governor George Allen at mid-term.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET US RESOLVE IN THE THE DAYS AHEAD TO CONDUCT OURSELVES NOT AS AN ALL-KNOWING ELITE IN A FAR-DISTANT CAPITOL, BUT AS SERVANTS OF DECENT AND SENSIBLE PEOPLE WHO RIGHTLY DESIRE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COMMUNITY.))
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((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: IT WAS NOT AN IN YOUR FACE TYPE SPEECH THAT HE'S BEEN DOING BEFORE. IT WAS A REACH-OUT SPEECH.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I THOUGHT THE TONE OF THE SPEECH WAS VASTLY IMPROVED OVER WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST. THERE WERE STILL A FEW LITTLE PINS AND NEEDLES IN THERE. BUT YOU KNOW OLD HABITS ARE SOMETIMES HARD TO BREAK.))
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One of those pins and needles was an anecdote about his seven- year old daughter Tyler -- who didn't get everything on her Christmas list.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO I HOPE THAT THOSE WHO INCESSANTLY CRITICIZE AND DEMAND MORE AND MORE SPENDING WILL UNDERSTAND THAT IF SANTA CANNOT MEET ALL DEMANDS, NEITHER CAN THE TAXPAYERS OF VIRGINIA.))
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Allen thinks Virginia public schools have had their stockings stuffed, with flat test scores to show for it.
He'd like to see tougher standards more than bigger spending.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I AGREE WITH HIM VERY MUCH ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY ASPECT OF EDUCATION. I THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE DID MORE IN THAT AREA. AND THE TESTING IS SOMETHING THAT I INTEND TO SUPPORT.))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: I'M VERY PLEASED THAT THE GOVERNOR IS BEGINNING TO TAKE HIS FIRST, IF SOMEWHAT HESITANT STEPS TOWARD TRYING TO DO SOMETHING FOR EDUCATION.))
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Gambling


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Another issue facing the General Assembly -- legalized gambling.
In addition to the lottery, Governor Allen has proposed adding Powerball and Keno.
It's hoped revenues raised through those games would help balance the state budget.
In West Virginia, the Greenbrier Resort is trying to get casino gambling approved.
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John Kindt is a professor of commerce and legal policy at the University of Illinois and an academic critic of gambling.
He's here to offer his view. What are your concerns about Keno?
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(Georgia recently introduced Keno and reports profits of about a million

dollars a week. West Virginia and Maryland are profiting as well. What about the economic benefits?)

(With Virgina's lottery, wouldn't Powerball and Keno be the logical next steps?

There's speculation that lottery sales will fall flat if Virginia doesn't add them.)

(What are your concerns about casino gambling?)



(Supporters say the criticism that casino gambling creates problems of crime

and addicted gamblers just hasn't been seen--is there any hard proof of these concerns?)
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Up next, France says goodbye to Francois Mitterand,
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after a slight delay, another NASA mission is up and running.
So far, another successful endeavor for the space shuttle.
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Japan


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Japan has a new prime minister.
As expected, the parliament today elected
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Trade chief Ryutaro Hashimoto to the top government post.
He's widely known for his tough stance at auto talks with the U-S last June.
The 58-year-old politician succeeds Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, who stepped down last week.
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MITTERAND


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France today said goodbye today to Former French president Francois Mitterrand.
Led by his widow Danielle, a long line of mourners walked the small southwestern French town where Mitterand was born.
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Earlier in the day he was remembered in a mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Among the foreign leaders attending the service were U-S Vice President Al Gore, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, British Prime Minister John Major and Prince Charles.
Mitterand died Monday of prostate cancer.
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SHUTTLE


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The space shuttle Endeavour is in orbit this morning following its first lift-off of the year from the Kennedy Space Center.
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The six astronauts are expected to retrieve a Japanese science satellite that's been orbiting for about a year.
The astronauts also plan two spacewalks to practice some space station exercises.
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NASA managers are worried that the budget impasse in Washington could soon affect what's supposed to be a busy launch schedule.
Officials say unless NASA learns its fate by next week, the agency will have to start shutting some systems down -- systems that could curtail the launch schedule.

Stocks


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Blue chip issues have been putting in a volatile session today.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 23 points.
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Up next, more from the NASCAR media tour,
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and mother knows best.
Jimmy Johnson's mother spills the beans about her son's next career move.
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Johnson


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Jimmy Johnson's mother tells the Associated Press that her son may be on his way back into football and back to Miami.
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In a news conference scheduled for this afternoon, the Miami Dolphins will reportedly name Jimmy Johnson as their next head coach.
Johnson guided the Dallas Cowboys to back-to-back-Super Bowl titles.
Before that, he served as head coach at the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988, with a 52-9 record - including a national championship.
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Charlotte


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Now from the career track to the fast track, The 1996 NASCAR Media Tour rolled on yesterday in the Carolina's.
Mike Stevens says the focus was on Kyle Petty and his two year drought.
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Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at NOON.