06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#heads
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


A top suspected Drug King is behind bars in Texas.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


A twin engine plane crashes in Idaho killing eight people, including 4 Coca cola executives.

DRUG-LORD


ANCHOR=MEL
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net-
GRAPHIC=NONE


One of the world's most wanted drug traffickers is behind bars this morning.
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VO-NAT


Juan Garcia Abrego arrived in Houston last night after being arrested Sunday in Mexico.
The alleged leader of mexico's cocaine cartel was also on the F-B-I's most wanted list, indicted in 19-93.
His arrest is being seen as a victory on both sides of the border.
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IN Q=

((MANUEL PEREZ/MEXICO CONSUL: I THINK THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS ABOUT EFFORTS THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN DOING IN THE PAST YEARS FOR PREVENTING DRUG TRAFFICKING. ))
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VO-NAT


If convicted Garcia Abrego could spend life in prison.
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Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


A plane crash in southeastern Idaho has killed all eight people aboard the twin engine plane.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Malad City, ID;


Crash investigators say it will be hard to determine the cause of the accident because most of the wreckage burned.
The twin turbo-prop plane hit the ground yesterday morning after a sharp vertical drop.
The pilot had radioed an unspecified emergency and the plane dropped from the radar.
It was carrying executives from a Coca Cola bottling company in Salt Lake City to a sales meeting in Pocatello.
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Barber-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Fire


One of Rocky Mount's oldest buildings went up in flames yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


Fire gutted a barber shop and an adjacent auction house yesterday morning.
They were located in the Old Mount Theater...a 60-year old building.
Fire officials think the blaze started in the back of the barbershop.
They suspect a kerosene heater could be the source.
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SOT 12:57:05
IN Q=i think

((CHIEF POSEY DILLON/ROCKY MOUNT FIRE DEPARTMENT: I THINK FROM WHAT... I HAVE TO GATHER IT WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THERE WAS ONE LOCATED WITHIN, WHETHER THAT WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE, WE'RE NOT SURE. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Posey Dillon/Rocky Mount Fire Department;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=not sure.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


One fire fighter suffered a heart attack during the blaze.
He is in stable condition at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

hillary-clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, HIllary


The Associated Press reports a federal grand jury is investigating the discovery of the First Lady's law firm billing records.
A source says the Whitewater prosecutors have summoned a White House aide to Little Rock, Arkansas today to answer questions about how she found some old law-firm billing records for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The records were subponaed two years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Yesterday, in an interview with National Public Radio Mrs. Clinton said she would be willing to testify before the Senate Whitewater panel, if it would clear things up.
But she says the committee is very partisan and fears she wouldn't be treated fairly.
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song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit of 95-112
GRAPHIC=state seal


Once again the state song "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" is being scrutinized.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday Bob Marshall of Manassas tried his hand at getting the song that mentions "darky's heart" and "Ole Massa" changed.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: MUSIC IS A FORM OF INSTRUCTION. THE ORIGINAL SONG WAS INTRODUCED TO EDUCATE THE KIDS ABOUT VIRGINIA. WE CAN'T USE THAT SONG ANYMORE. AND IT'S KIND OF A SITUATION THAT IF WE GO BACK TO THE REASON FOR THE ORIGINAL STATE SONG, WE SHOULD CHANGE IT AND HAVE THIS SONG RIGHT NOW. AND IF YOU'RE GONNA ASK ME TO SING IT, I'LL JUST TELL YOU MY FRIEND. I'M AGAINST EUTHANASIA.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=against euthanasia
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VO-NAT


The last one to challenge the song, Madison Marye of Shawsville, but don't look for him to try again.
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SOT
IN Q=oh just

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: OH JUST ONE TIME. AND I TOOK A LICKING ON IT. AND I'M NOT ABOUT TO DO IT AGAIN.))
SUPER=@Marye;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=it again.
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VO-NAT


"Old Dominion" is the song that is being pitched as the substituite-- it was written in 1987.
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Budget


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-37
GRAPHIC=2-SHOT


Also in Richmond--nearly 120 people signed up to plead their cases for MORE state funding in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Yesterday was the final public hearing on the TWO- year budget Governor Allen UNVEILED last month.
Northern Virginia developer "Til" Hazel says 70 percent of lawmakers re-elected have pledged to support a higher dollar figure for higher education than the Governor has proposed.
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SOT 06:13:55
IN Q=We made

((JOHN "TIL" HAZEL/VA. BUSINESS HIGHER EDUCATION COUNCIL: WE MADE VERY CLEAR THE FACT THAT WE LOOKED ON THE 430- MILLION AS OUR BENCHMARK. THAT ONLY GETS US EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE OF THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES. AS A VIRGINIAN, I'D HATE TO THINK THAT ALL WE CAN DO IS BE EQUAL TO THE AVERAGE OF OUR SISTER STATES IN THE SOUTHEAST.))
SUPER=01-John "Til" Hazel/Va. Business Higher Ed. Council;
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OUT Q=in the Southeast.
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VO-NAT


State workers will probably also get some help from legislators.
Allen's budget delays pay raises until December 1997.
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SOT 06:09:12
IN Q=We're not asking

((DORLINE DAVIDSON HARVEY/VA. GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES ASSOC.: WE'RE NOT ASKING FOR EXORBITANT SALARY INCREASES. WE'RE ASKING TO KEEP UP. THAT'S ALL. JUST TO KEEP UP. WE COULD BE ASKING FOR A WHOLE LOT MORE. BUT WE'RE BEING VERY REALISTIC, BECAUSE WE KNOW THE STATE HAS A LOT OF NEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Dorline Davidson Harvey/Va. Governmental Emp. Assoc.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=lot of needs.
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VO-NAT


Conservation groups lobbied for more dollars to protect natural resources -- which they say have been cut in half in the last seven years.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


In Sports, the U-Mass Minutemen continues to hold the top spot in the College Basketball poll--
Mike Stevens has highlights from college hoops around the state. Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=and good morning
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=in a little bit.

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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Wayne Wise/Distinctive Car Care;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to Beth)


MLK


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net a
GRAPHIC=King day


Almost two decades after his death, the dream of Martin Luther King lives on.
Throughout the nation yesterday dozens of events marked the birthday of slain Civil rights leader.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Yesterday;


In Atlanta, the president, civil rights leaders and family members remembered him at a ceremony.
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SOT 14:09:53
IN Q=Martin Luther King, Jr.

((AYINDE JEAN-BAPTISTE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ENVISIONED THE ULTIMATE FREEDOM. THE FREEDOM ACHIEVED IN STRUGGLE, THE FREEDOM REACHED IN BROTHERHOOD.))
SUPER=07-Ayinde Jean-Baptiste;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=REACHED IN BROTHERHOOD
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VO-NAT


Others said King accomplished a great deal for civil rights in his lifetime, but left much of his work undone.
He was remembered for his dream and non-violent marches for equality.
After the ceremony, a wreath was placed on King's grave.
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Keen-King


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=MLK


In Southside, a local civil rights group organized a THREE day march to honor King.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Hazel Fontaine; :23
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Local SCLC President; :42
SUPER=07-Clinton Stokes; :51
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

(( Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior's birthday is a time of celebration for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
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SOT
IN Q=

nat sound
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OUT Q=


The civil right's group organized the local march-- which will likely go down in memory.
They decided to honor the slain civil rights leader with a three day march--beginning in Danville on Saturday.
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SOT
IN Q=I feel

((HAZEL FONTAINE: I FEEL GREAT, I'VE WALKED FROM DANVILLE ALL THE WAY TO CHATHAM AND I ALWAYS FEEL THAT IF HARRIETT TUBMAN CAN WALK MILLIONS OF MILES THROUGH RAIN, SLEET AND SNOW, I CAN WALK THOSE FEW MILES. ))
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OUT Q=few miles.


Reverend William Avon Keen is the SCLC's local President.
He views the three day march as symbolic.
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17:45:45
SOT
IN Q=The death

((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/LOCAL SCLC, PRESIDENT: THE DEATH OF THE MOVEMENT IN THE 60'S, THE BURIAL OF THE MOVEMENT AND THE RESURRECTION OF A NEW MOVEMENT IN 19-HUNDRED AND 96. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=AND 96.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm walking

((CLINTON STOKES:I'M WALKING OUT HERE TO REPRESENT THE ELDERS THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR US AND OUR YOUNGER CHILDREN THAT ALSO CONTINUED THE STRUGGLE AND KEEP US SAFE AND FREE AS A PEOPLE. ))
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OUT Q=as a people.


The late Dr. King was no stranger to Southside.
He came to Danville in 1963 during a time of great civil unrest.
Many who took part in the three day march were too young to remember.
But by taking part, felt a strong kinship to his spirit. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Harmony


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Virginia Tech communications professor is making it her life mission to pursue her ideas of Doctor King's dream.
Detine (deh-TINE) Bowers resigned yesterday to embark on what she calls the "Harmony Movement."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Bowers says she's following a vision to knock down racial and social barriers and create a spirit of unconditional love and harmony.
She's working with others to start a business called Harmony Blessings, aimed at facilitating those goals.
One of its first objectives will be to lobby for a national declaration of 1997 as "The Year of Family Harmony."
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SOT 13:54:15
IN Q=

((DETINE BOWERS/HARMONY MOVEMENT LEADER: THAT IS GOING TO BE A MAJOR TASK OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. WE NEED A LOT OF SUPPORT. BUT WE WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER. ))
SUPER=01-Detine Bowers/Harmony Movement Leader;
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OUT Q=to come together.
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VO-NAT


Bowers is also establishing a Harmony Center in Brunswick County.
She says it will be a sanctuary for those seeking their purpose in life.
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Pickup


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit of 95-105
GRAPHIC=Roanoke seal


Life is getting back to normal following the recent snow-- including TRASH pickup.
Yesterday garbage trucks in Roanoke City hit the wet pavement again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Nearly everyone accumulated EXTRA trash from being cooped up--
Also, because the city's sanitation department could NOT continue on its regular route for nearly a week.
Roanoke is now operating on its normal weekly schedule and is asking residents to carry their trash to the curb.
In Roanoke County, the crews are working one day BEHIND schedule.
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Montcalm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#94-22
GRAPHIC=NONE


Less than two years after it opened, a Buena Vista company is closing its doors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/File Tape;


Friday, the Montcalm Corporation shut down all operations.
It employed about 20 people.
The company made fuel pellets out of recycled paper.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


In a news release, the company said the difficulties in obtaining raw materials and management oversights made operating difficult.

Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-2 Snow Shovel Warmups
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) The proper way to stretch those bones.
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SOT
IN Q=When you're going...
SUPER=13-Dr. Howard Wilson/Chiropractor; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :20
RUNS=2:16
OUT Q=of anything on.
LIVE=Larry/Full



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2headlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#2headlines
GRAPHIC=NONE


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


A man on the F-B-I's "ten most-wanted" list will appear before a U-S magistrate in Houston today.
Juan Garcia Abrego is said to be one of Mexico's top drug lords, he's facing U-S murder and drug charges.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth

A battle to free dozens of hostages held by Chechen rebels continues in southern Russia.
More than a day after the attack began, Russian military authorities say 14 hostages have been liberated.
The Chechens were said to be holding up to 120 hostages.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And Investigators are trying to determine what caused a small corporate plane to crash in a mountainous region of southern Idaho yesterday, killing all eight people aboard.
The plane was carrying executives from a Coca Cola bottling company.
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And that's what's making news on this January 16th.
ANCHOR=Beth


News 7 Mornin will be right back stay with us.

abrego


ANCHOR=MEL
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A reputed Mexican drug lord who's on the F-B-I's most wanted list is in a Houston jail this morning.
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VO-NAT


Juan Garcia Abrego arrived in Texas last night after being arrested Sunday in Mexico.
He faces a 26-count indictment on charges including murder, drug trafficking and money laundering.
His arrest is being seen as a victory on both sides of the border.
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SOT
IN Q=

((MANUEL PEREZ/MEXICO CONSUL: I THINK THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS ABOUT EFFORTS THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN DOING IN THE PAST YEARS FOR PREVENTING DRUG TRAFFICKING. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=DRUG TRAFFICKING.
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VO-NAT


If convicted Garcia Abrego could spend life in prison.
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Crash


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Little is left of a small plane that crashed in southeastern Idaho.
The crash killed all eight people on board.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Malad City, ID;


The plane hit the ground yesterday morning after a sharp vertical drop.
It was bound for Pocatello from Salt Lake City and fell from radar after the pilot radioed an unspecified emergency.
The plane's manufacturer says it's a safe aircraft.
But the twin engine turbo-prop- Mitsubishi has been involved in five fatal crashes in the last 15 years, including one that killed South Dakota's governor in 1993.
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Bedford-Volunteers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bedford County has added ten new people to its staff at the sheriff's department.
But the new personnel won't cost the county a dime in extra salaries.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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SOT
IN Q=Meet Carol and
SUPER=03-Bedford; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :16
SUPER=01-Bevie Johnson/TRIAD Volunteer; :46
SUPER=01-Carol Duus/TRIAD Volunteer; 1:09
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:16
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


((Meet Carol and Bevie...the two newest members of the Bedford County sheriff's department.
natsot 2:06:48

((LET ME GET THIS OFF HERE AND WE CAN MAKE OUR COPIES...))
RUNS=:04


They may not wear badges and guns, but these two senior citizens are providing valuable assistance to Sheriff Mike Brown and his staff.
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SOT 1:36:08
IN Q=Whether you're

((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO.: WHETHER YOU'RE WITH THE STATE POLICE, THE CITY OR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, LAW ENFORCEMENT IS JUST SHORTHANDED. WE NEED ASSISTANCE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=need assistance.


That's where Carol and Bevie come in.
They're both members of Bedford County's TRIAD program, which provides links between law enforcement and senior citizens.
Starting this week, ten elderly volunteers are lending their time and expertise to chores like sorting through the department's daily avalanche of paperwork.
All that helps free up deputies for more important law enforcement duties.
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SOT 2:14:20
IN Q=I've worked some

((BEVIE JOHNSON/TRIAD VOLUNTEER: I'VE WORKED SOME WITH COMPUTERS, I ENJOY WORKING WITH COMPUTERS. I AM RETIRED NOW AND I HOPE TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE AND IT ALSO HELPS ME.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=helps me.


After less than two hours on the job, both women seemed right at home in their new part- time careers.
They hope to get other senior citizens involved as well.
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SOT 2:21:12
IN Q=We would like

((CAROL DUUS/TRIAD VOLUNTEER: WE WOULD LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TO GET INTERESTED BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A FUN THING TO GET OUT AND SEE NEW PEOPLE AND NEW ADVENTURES. AND I'M SURE THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE BEFORE WE'RE FINISHED.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=we're finished.


It's a partnership both sides seem thrilled with.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Garbage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=amo
TAPE#edit of 95-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


The dumping of snow in the Roanoke Valley slowed down trash pickup-- but yesterday the garbage trucks were on a roll.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Now the city's sanitation department is having to play catch-up from nearly a week off.
Roanoke is operating on its normal weekly schedule and is asking residents to carry their trash to the curb.
In Roanoke County, the crews are working one day behind schedule.
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Home-Survey


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Housing


The Roanoke Valley does NOT top the list of affordable housing markets in the U-S, but it is far from the basement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Coldwell Banker real estate company ranks 300 U-S cities on the average price of a four bedroom, two-and-a-half bath house.
Roanoke is number 78.
Oklahoma City comes in as the number one in affordability.
A 22-hundred-square-foot home there costs 97- thousand dollars.
In Roanoke, the same size house averages about 155- thousand dollars.
Housing costs are the highest in Beverly Hills.
A home there will run you an average of 745-thousand-dollars.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia Tech continues its winning streak-- the nationally ranked Hokies wona big won last night at the Roanoke Civic Center-- Mike Stevens has more on that. Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=Howdy once
RUNS=2:22
OUT Q=later today.

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Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
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SOT
IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=1:00
out= back to you.


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Wayne Wise/Distinctive Car Care;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Chechnya


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Using flares amid the fighting, Russian troops are searching for dozens of missing hostages in a small village in southern Russia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dagastan, Russia;


Yesterday, Russian troops attacked the village where Chechen rebels had been holding up to 120 hostages.
Russian report a total of 14 had been liberated.
The hostages were among three-thousand taken a week ago when the Chechens attacked a town in southern Russia.
Most were freed the next day, but the Chechens retained a hundred or so as human shields as they retreated toward their homeland.
The fate of the missing is not known.
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SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#edit from netc
GRAPHIC=simpson


O-J Simpson's former sister in law doesn't want the football star play golf in her family's neighborhood and she's not being quiet about it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dana Point, CA;


Over the weekend Denise Brown organized a protest with about 75 demonstrators at the Monarch Beach Golf Links, but Simpson never showed.
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SOT
IN Q=

((HE IS A WIFE BEATER AND WE SHOULD HAVE TO ACCEPT HIM IN OUR COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Denise Brown/Simpson's Former Sister-in-Law;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=in our community.
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VO-NAT


Meantime the 29-95 video Simpson made at his Rockingham house is selling well according to its producer tony Hoffman.
But Hoffman wouldn't say exactly why they had to change the toll free number over the weekend to his office number.
Hoffman admitted that in the past few days they had a lot of problems with people calling the O-J number and tying it up--without buying the tape.
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State-Song


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=State seal


For years, "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" has been the target of many people for its socially QUESTIONABLE lyrics as the state song of Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has the LATEST on plans to REPLACE it.
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SOT
IN Q=Carry me back
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1995; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :17
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :33
SUPER=@Marye; :53
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:00
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(( nat sot

((Carry me back to ole Virginny.))
runs=:07


So far so good.
But when you get to the part about the "darky's heart" and "Ole Massa," that's where the voices of historic preservation lose a little volume.
But hey, check out "The Old Dominion," written in 1987 and pitched ever since as a non- threatening substitute.
nat sot

((MY SONG IS FOR THE OLD DOMINION, HOW I LOVE THIS LAND!))
runs=:10



sot 03:48:12

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: MUSIC IS A FORM OF INSTRUCTION. THE ORIGINAL SONG WAS INTRODUCED TO EDUCATE THE KIDS ABOUT VIRGINIA. WE CAN'T USE THAT SONG ANYMORE. AND IT'S KIND OF A SITUATION THAT IF WE GO BACK TO THE REASON FOR THE ORIGINAL STATE SONG, WE SHOULD CHANGE IT AND HAVE THIS SONG RIGHT NOW. AND IF YOU'RE GONNA ASK ME TO SING IT, I'LL JUST TELL YOU MY FRIEND. I'M AGAINST EUTHANASIA.))
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Northern Virginia arch-conservative Bob Marshall is NOT what political observers would call a voice for "political correctness."
But that doesn't mean he's got a better shot with this bill.
SOT 05:02:11

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I THINK THAT A STATE SONG SHOULD SPRING FROM THE PEOPLE, I THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE POPULAR. I THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE WIDELY KNOWN AND SUNG BEFORE IT BECOMES THAT STATE SONG.))
RUNS=:13


Marye's given it a lot of thought.
He was the last one, last year, to fight for the song to be changed.
He only tried--
SOT 05:02:41

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: OH JUST ONE TIME. AND I TOOK A LICKING ON IT. AND I'M NOT ABOUT TO DO IT AGAIN.))
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nat sot 14:39:42

((NOW THE REST IS UP TO YOU AND ME.))
runs=:03


And Bob Marshall's ability to twist some arms on a very sensitive issue.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Salem-Schools


ANCHOR=BETH
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=tho
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Salem


While most schools reopened this morning following the snow-- students in Salem were the FIRST in the Roanoke Valley to be back in the classrooms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Yesterday;


Most were energetic and excited about returning yesterday, but now the question is-- when will the days be made up?
Salem lost six school days, but administrative officials feel confident they'll be able to RESCHEDULE school without too many problems.
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SOT 10:21:10-10:21:24
IN Q=We try to avoid Saturdays

((DIANE WASHENBERGER/G.W. CARVER PRINCIPAL: WE TRY TO AVOID SATURDAYS, 'CAUSE THOSE ARE HARD TO MAKE UP IF PEOPLE HAVE PLANS, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE'LL BE ABLE TO USE SOME TEACHER WORK DAYS AND CONFERENCE DAYS AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO MAKE THINGS UP. AS LONG AS WE HAVE GOOD WEATHER-WE SHOULD BE ALL RIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Diane Washenberger/G.W. Carver Principal;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=we should be alright.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


Officials say the Salem schools were able to open today because of diligent shoveling by the Salem street department, as well as school custodians and administrators.

No-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=NONE


The big melt from all the white stuff is on--
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VO-NAT


The warm temperatures combined with the threat of rain in the forecast later in the week has created some concerns over the possibility of flooding.
But the National Weather Service isn't sounding any alarms just yet.
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SOT 10:34:11
IN Q=

((JEFF STEWART/NWS METEOROLOGIST: RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE. THE RIVER LEVELS AND STREAM LEVELS AROUND THE AREA ARE VERY LOW RIGHT NOW, MAINLY BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH A VERY DRY DECEMBER. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Stewart/NWS Meteorologist;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=very dry December.
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VO-NAT


Rain is in the forecast for Thursday.
The National Weather Service is predicting less than an inch of rain.
Stewart says as long as it doesn't amount to more than an inch, there shouldn't be any problems with flooding.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=college hoops


A quick check in sports-- U-MASS center Marcus Camby will be on the bench for at least two weeks--
Yesterday Camby was released from the hospital after collapsing SUnday night before a game. Doctors are still running tests on him.
For scores from the college ranks let's go to the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Kansas/=85/St Peter's/=71//Wake Forest/=71/Richmond/=60;
SUPER=97-Georgetown/=74/Notre Dame/=69//Virginia Tech/=79/Geo. Washington/=71;
SUPER=97-Utah/=67/San Diego State/=59;

out=utah/s.d. state RUNS=:21