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HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
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VO-NAT


The First Lady has a Friday date with the Whitewater grand jury to talk about the recent discovery of billing records from her Arkansas law firm.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


Meantime, the President prepares the State of the Union address he will deliver to the nation tonight. wx-head
(beth ad lib)

live head
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Cross-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tensions and questions are mounting after a cross burning on the lawn of a southeast Roanoke home this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police are still investigating who set fire to a four- and- a- half foot cross at 12-22 Tompkins Avenue.
The woman who lives there with her children believes the incident may have been motivated by her interracial relationship with a boyfriend.
One neighbor says the incident came as a surprise to him.
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SOT tape 2 19:06:30
IN Q=It's something

((DEAN CARTER/NEIGHBOR: IT'S SOMETHING, TO ME, A THING OF THE PAST, YOU KNOW-- SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN THIS DAY AND TIME WITH THERE BEING SO MANY INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS. I JUST DON'T FEEL THAT IT'S THE USUAL THING ANYMORE. ))
SUPER=01-Dean Carter/Neighbor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=usual thing anymore
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, city officials say there's no excuse for such action during this day and time.
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SOT 19:53:32
IN Q=That kind of

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS NOT ONLY DEPLORABLE, IT'S AGAINST THE LAW. IT'S A FELONY IN VIRGINIA TO BE INVOLVED IN A CROSS BURNING AND I ANTICIPATE THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY WILL PROSECUTE THIS WHEN SOMEONE IS APPREHENDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. ))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=fullest extent of the law
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=NONE


N- Double- A- C- P officials say they too find such behavior "unacceptable", and look forward to the outcome of the investigation.

Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke fire officials have confirmed an extension cord was the source of Saturday night's fatal fire.
The blaze killed four children and their grandmother.
Investigators also say the home was not equipped with a smoke detector.
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SOT
IN Q=The fire was probably

((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: THE FIRE WAS PROBABLY IN THE INCIPIENT STAGE PROBABLY AS LONG AS A HALF HOUR TO AN HOUR. A SMOKE DETECTOR WOULD HAVE PICKED UP, THAT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SMOLDERING AND BURNING.))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Chief;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=smoldering and burning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night;


Investigators were able to trace the point of origin to an extension cord on the first floor.
They don't know if the cord was frayed, faulty or simply inadequate for the space heater it was powering.
They believe the cord ignited the carpet, clothing, or some other flammable material.
Meanwhile, students and teachers at two Roanoke elementary schools mourned their classmates yesterday.
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SOT
IN Q=The sadness that we saw

((RICHARD NININGER/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: THE SADNESS THAT WE SAW TODAY IS NOT OVER AFTER A DAY OR TWO. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO DEAL WITH WITH OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF ON THROUGH THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. IT'S JUST A TRAGEDY OF IMMENSE PROPORTION.))
SUPER=01-Richard Nininger/Guidance Counselor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=a tragedy of immense proportion.
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS=2 shot


City codes require smoke detectors in rental property, but officials would not say whether they expect to cite the landlord for possible violations.

Firefighters


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=2 shot


A CURRENT deed lists W-T-S of Virginia, Incorporated as the property owner.
News 7 was UNABLE to reach the principals of that corporation.
Turning now to those who helped FIGHT the blaze --
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night;


Roanoke City officials are rounding up peer and professional counselors for firefighters.
Officials say it's crucial that their employees find relief after a deadly fire.
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SOT 11:38:41
IN Q=You could be

((WINSTON V. SIMMONS/ROANOKE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: YOU COULD BE THE MACHO FIREFIGHTER BUT EVENTUALLY IT WILL MANIFEST ITSELF.))
SUPER=01-Winston V. Simmons/Roanoke Deputy Fire Chief;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=It will manifest itself.
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VO-NAT


Most firefighters have families of their own and identify with the victims.
They say they need support.
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SOT 12:06:11
IN Q=We all get along

((WE ALL GET ALONG GOOD. THAT HELPS LESSEN THE STRESS. IN THE FACT THAT WE CAN TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS. I CAN TALK TO THESE GUYS ABOUT ANYTHING.))
SOT 12:10:00

((WILLIAM HUMBERT/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT: WHEN STRESS HITS ME IT'S WHEN WE GET BACK HERE AND I TALK TO THE OTHER GUYS ABOUT IT AND THAT REALLY HELPS ME A LOT.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Dillon/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
SUPER=01-William Humbert/Roanoke Fire Dept.; :09
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=helps me a lot.
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VO-NAT


Without counseling officials say firefighters could take their problems home.
They also say counseling is key to maintain good relationships between employees.
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WHITEWATER


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=hillary clinton


Legal scholars say it is a FIRST for a first lady.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


On Friday, Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to TESTIFY under subpoena and in person before a Whitewater federal grand jury.
A White House statement says the first lady will answer questions regarding the discovery and content of the Rose Law firm billing records.
Three White House aides and two of the Clintons' personal attorneys have also been subpoenaed.
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STATE-OF-THE-UNION


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


President Clinton speaks to the nation tonight on the state of the Union.
Mr. Clinton says part of his speech will be aimed at Congress.
He says he and the Republican-led Congress need to work together, despite their differences.
Aides say he will also talk about the economy and re- affirm his commitment to the fight against crime.
You can hear the President's speech tonight at nine on your hometown station.
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1-Sports


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


Time now for sports and a look at high school hoop action.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good morning Mike.
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SOT
IN Q=and good
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OUT Q=a 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-Charlie Harvey/Pet City;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



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2-weather


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
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LIVELINE/FULL=VIRGINIA TEMPS.

REGIONAL SAT REGIONAL ANALYSIS
ESS 1 FULL
(ROANOKE TODAY)
(WV FORECAST PAGE)
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BUMP ESS 1 BREAK CLOSED CAPTIONING

Wheeler


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Henry county animal control officer is BACK on the job-- after he was convicted of FALSIFYING records.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


Gerald Wheeler had also faced a FELONY drug charge.
Wheeler was accused of providing his son with Pento-barbital (Pen- toe- bar- bi- tall) to euthanize two dogs in Patrick county.
The drug charge was dismissed last month, when a judge ruled Wheeler lacked criminal intent.
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TALENT=Beth
SS=NONE


No word on whether he will receive back pay for his suspension.

Boar-Walla


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=None


A bill in the General Assembly could affect EXOTIC game preserves like Boar Walla in Allegheny County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


It's NOT the first bill aimed at Boar-Walla -- and sponsors Creigh (KREE) Deeds of Warm Springs, Whitt Clement of Danville, and Bo Trumbo of Botetourt County want to make it clear it is NOT an anti- hunting bill.
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SOT 02:57:36
IN Q=It says you may

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: ))
SUPER=@Trumbo;
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OUT Q=game animals
TALENT=Beth 2 shot
SS=2 shot


Trumbo says game preserves could continue their hunting within fences, as long as they only hunt local game.

Session-96


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


Also in the General Assembly --
Democrats will endorse a proposal that calls for 340 million-dollars more for higher education than Governor Allen has proposed in his budget.
The request includes money to freeze tuition increases, buy computers and give raises to professors.


Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=none


A pay raise is also part of the deal for Bell Atlantic workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/August 1995;


Bell Atlantic is the last of seven Baby Bells across the country to come to an agreement with the Communications Workers of America.
The two sides bargained for more than five months AFTER the old contract expired.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/CWA Video;


The C-W-A says their new deal includes an 11-percent raise over three years, more job security, and increased pension benefits.
The C-W-A represents more than 11-hundred Bell Atlantic workers in our area.
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1218


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=norfolk southern


Rail giant Norfolk Southern has brought the 1218 back to Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The locomotive was towed to the East End shops over the weekend, to be covered and stored.
A Norfolk Southern spokesman says the company has NOT decided whether the engine will be sold or donated to someone.
The 1218 was one of the engines that helped power Norfolk Southern's popular steam excursions, until the railroad killed the program in 1994.
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2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE#Tb96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


It's full steam ahead for the Virginia Tech Hokies.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Olean, NY/ESPN2; :00


Last night they pulled into the nation's top 10 when they were voted into the number 8 spot in the new Associated Press hoop poll.
In a match-up against Saint Bonaventure Virginia Tech opened with a 16-to-4 lead before clipping their opponent 65-to-58.
Damon Watlington popped in 22 points.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Kansas/=72/Oklahoma/=66//Va. Tech/=65/St. Bonaventure/=58;



SUPER=96-Atlanta/105/Houston/=96//Miami/=96/San Antonio/=89;
SUPER=96-Vancouver/100/Milwaukee/=92;



SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==3/Los Angeles/==1//Tampa Bay/==4/Montreal/==1;
SUPER=103-Chicago/==7/Ottawa/==3//Pittsburgh/==7/Boston/==6;
SUPER=103-Florida/==1/Philadelphia/==1//Colorado/==4/NY Islanders/==3;
SUPER=103-Dallas/==6/Vancouver/==4;




Two-Larry


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



(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Scot Larsen/Pet City;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Adlib toss to ANIMAL HEALTH CLOSING BOARD)
(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2HEADLINES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


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


President Clinton says his State of the Union address tonight will focus on finding bipartisan solutions to the nation's problems.
White House Aides say he will talk about the economy and crime.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


Meantime, Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify Friday under subpoena before a grand jury investigating the her law firm billing records.
Legal scholars say it's the first time in U-S history that a sitting first lady has been compelled to appear before a grand jury.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And in Roanoke County, a man convicted of sexually molesting neighborhood children for more than a decade faces up to 185 years in prison.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, January 23rd.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away the news is next. larry-Hello
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


CLINTON-SPEECH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=clinton


The nation will hear from President Clinton tonight on the State of the Union.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


Aides say the President will spend little time on the budget debate, though he would like a balanced budget agreement as the highlight of the addresss.
He will also focus on the economy. 4:12:21
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SOT
IN Q=

((THE STATE OF THE UNION IS STRONG BUT IT CAN BET STRONGER. I AM CONFIDET ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OUR COUNTRY FACES, I WILL SAY WHATY THEY ARE AND WHAT I BELIEVE WE SHOULD DO ABOUT THEM. ))
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OUT Q=to about them.
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VO-NAT


But G-O-P leaders are suggesting the President keep his speech brief. 4:14:26
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SOT
IN Q=

((HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH (R) GEORGIA MR. SPEAKER WHAT DO WANT OT HEAR IN THE STATE OF THE UNION, THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/House Speaker;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=thank you and goodnignt.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


You can hear the President's speech tonight at nine on your hometown station.

HILLARY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=hillary clinton


And you can hear from the President's wife this Friday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify that day under subpoena and in person before a Whitewater federal grand jury.
A White House statement says the First Lady will answer questions regarding the discovery and content of the Rose Law Firm billing records.
Three White House aides and two of the Clintons' personal attorneys have also been subpoenaed.
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Dallas


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Gavel And Scales


In Roanoke County -- ALL the kids in the neighborhood hung out at Mister Dallas' house.
It was a place with NO rules, where ANYTHING goes.
Yesterday, 50-year old Robert Dallas admitted to molesting FOUR children- entering guilty pleas in 24 separate sex offenses dating back to the late 1970's.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


It went on for more than a decade in the house on Capito (CAP-uh-toe) Street.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Even the prosecutor says Dallas did a lot of NICE things for kids in the neighborhood: took them to putt-putt golf, Burger King, and the Circus.
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SOT 13:43:58
IN Q=

((AND IT'S JUST UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE'S A SITUATION IF SOMEBODY IS NICE TO CHILDREN THAT WE THEN LOOK BACK AND SAY, "WELL, GEE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE SOMEBODY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BECAUSE HE'S NICE TO CHILDREN."))
SUPER=01-Susan Cohen/Prosecutor
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=nice to children.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


One of the victims was in second grade when the abuse began.
Only well into adult-hood did she muster up the courage to break off the relationship.
Dallas faces up to 185 years in prison when he's sentenced in April.

Wythe-Murder


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Murder


A night of partying turned DEADLY last Thursday for a teenager in Wythe County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say 19 year old Jason Hibbs and 17 year old Ricky Coleman got into a fight during a party at Hibbs' home.
Afterwards, Hibbs and a 17 year- old whose name has NOT been released, and 20 year- old Eric Ball allegedly dumped Coleman over a bank on route 6-18.
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SOT 10:09:11

((LT. DOUG COOLEY/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: COLEMAN WAS PLACED INTO THE TRUNK OF A VEHICLE, WRAPPED IN A BLANKET, AND TAKEN TO THE CREEK BANK AND DROPPED OVER THE EDGE. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Doug Cooley/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Dept.
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=over the edge.
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VO-NAT


Coleman lay there through Friday's flooding. His mother reported him missing Saturday, two days after she'd last seen him.
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SOT 9:55:58

((RITA COLEMAN/VICTIM'S MOTHER: AND HE TOLD ME HE LOVED ME AND HE'D SEE ME LATER. AND THAT'S IT, THAT'S IT. I KNOW NOTHING ELSE, OTHER THAN THEY TOOK MY SON FROM ME. ))
SUPER=01-Rita Coleman/Victim's Mother;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=my son from me.
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VO-NAT


An autopsy is scheduled today to determine whether Coleman died from exposure or drowning, or whether he was beaten to death.
Hibbs, Ball and the juvenile face charges of abduction and murder.
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simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=simpson


O-J Simpson is expected to resume his deposition today in the civil suit against him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Yesterday;


Yesterday, for the first time, Simpson answered questions under oath about the deaths of Nicole Brown And Ronald Goldman.
The questioning should last several more days.
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reeve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Actor Christopher Reeve is back home this mornig.
He was hospitalized a week ago with erratic blood pressure.
A hospital spokeswoman says Reeve's condition has been corrected, ``and he seems in good shape.''
The ``Superman'' actor was paralyzed from the neck down in May, when he was thrown from his horse during an equestrian competition in Culpeper.
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3-Sports


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


In sports, the Hokies win their ninth game of the season after being ranked 8th in the nation, plus Bristol International Raceway is sold.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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IN Q=good morning
RUNS=2:22
OUT Q=nice tuesday

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Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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SOT
IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=1:10
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-Scot Larsen/Pet City;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Burning


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


A cross burning on the lawn of one southeast Roanoke home has tensions mounting in that neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police want to know WHO set fire to a four- and- a- half foot cross at 12-22 Tompkins Avenue early Saturday morning.
The woman who lives there with her children believes the incident may have been motivated by her interracial relationship with a boyfriend.
One neighbor says the incident surprised him.
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edit from field tape
SOT cross burning tape 2 19:05:42
IN Q=I think it's

((DEAN CARTER/NEIGHBOR: I THINK IT'S HIGHLY UNUSUAL, BECAUSE-- LIKE I SAY, IT'S BEEN YEARS SINCE I'VE EVEN SEEN OR HEARD OF ANYTHING LIKE THIS. SO, IN MY OPINION, IT'S HIGHLY UNUSUAL. ))
SUPER=01-Dean Carter/Neighbor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=highly unsual (double out)
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VO-NAT


Roanoke city officials say there's no excuse for such action.
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SOT tape 2 19:54:01
IN Q=Cross Burning

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: CROSS BURNING IS AN AWFUL THING, IT'S DEPLORABLE, IT'S CRIMINAL, IT'S AGAINST THE LAW, AND IT SURPRISES ME AND DISTURBS ME THAT IT WOULD HAPPEN HERE IN ROANOKE IN 1996. ))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=roanoke in 1996.
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TALENT=Beth 2 shot
SS=2 shot


The N- Double- A- C- P says cross burning is "unacceptable" behavior, and is anxious to hear the result of the investigation.

Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#edit of 96-2
GRAPHIC=2 shot


Roanoke fire officials investigating the blaze that killed four children and their grandmother Saturday confirm an extension cord was to blame.
They also say the home was not equipped with a smoke detector.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night;


Investigators were able to trace the point of origin to an extension cord on the first floor.
They don't know if the cord was frayed, faulty or simply inadequate for the space heater it was powering.
They believe the cord ignited the carpet, clothing, or some other flammable material.
Meanwhile, students and teachers at two Roanoke elementary schools mourned their classmates yesterday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The sadness that we saw

((RICHARD NININGER/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: THE SADNESS THAT WE SAW TODAY IS NOT OVER AFTER A DAY OR TWO. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO DEAL WITH WITH OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF ON THROUGH THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. IT'S JUST A TRAGEDY OF IMMENSE PROPORTION.))
SUPER=01-Richard Nininger/Guidance Counselor;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=a tragedy of immense proportion.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


City codes require smoke detectors in rental property, but officials would not say whether they expect to cite the landlord for possible violations.
A current deed lists W-T-S of Virginia, Incorporated as the property owner.
News 7 was unable to reach the principals of that corporation for comment.

Robert-Dallas


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPEedit of #95-108
GRAPHIC=Gavel And Scales


A mild- mannered railroad clerk who befriended the children in his Roanoke County neighborhood has admitted to molesting FOUR of them over a 14-year period.
Robert Dallas pled GUILTY yesterday to 24 separate sex offenses.
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V/O-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


It went on for more than a decade in the house on Capito (CAP-uh-toe) Street.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Even the prosecutor says Dallas did a lot of NICE things for kids in the neighborhood: took them to putt-putt golf, Burger King, and the Circus.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


One of the victims was in SECOND grade when the abuse began.
Only well into adult-hood did she muster up the courage to break off the relationship.
Dallas faces up to 185 years in prison when he's sentenced in April.

R-S-V


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


Around the country, parents are being warned about an increase in cases of the R-S-V infection.
As Health Check's Connie Stevens reports, our region is experiencing epidemic proportions of the disease-- as it does this time every year.
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SOT
IN Q=R-S-V stands for
SUPER=@File; ::00
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark McBride/Roanoke Pediatrician; :15
SUPER=03-Fincastle; :33
SUPER=01-Diona Thompson/Mother; :42
SUPER=@Connie2; 1:00
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=C.S. News 7.

((
ANCHOR=Connie


R-S-V stands for Respiratory Synctial Virus-- it's the virus that causes bronchiolitis, a potentially dangerous lung infection in children.
In adults, it manifests itself as a simple cold.
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SOT 13:05:06
IN Q=The virus does

((DR. MARK MCBRIDE/ROANOKE PEDIATRICIAN: THE VIRUS DOES CAUSE COPIOUS THICK SECRETIONS IN THE LOWER AIRWAYS, AND IN MOST OF THESE CHILDREN THEY HAVE HAD A COLD. IT BEGAN AS A COLD OR AN UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION AND THEN PROGRESSED TO THE LOWER AIRWAYS. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=lower airways.


Symptoms include a lingering cold, high fever, and shortness of breath.
Diona Thompson knows the signs well. Though he's fine now, her son Matthew, now four months old-- was hospitalized last month with R-S-V.
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SOT 10:35:40
IN Q=He's fine

((DIONA THOMPSON/MOTHER: HE COULDN'T GRASP HIS AIR IS WHAT IT WAS. WHEN THEY CAN'T BREATHE IN DEEP, THAT'S IT. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=that's it.


R-S-V is very common--The Centers for Disease Control estimates that nearly all children have R-S-V disease by age two.
But 90-thousand children in the U.S. are hospitalized each year with the infection-- 45 hundred die of complications.
R-S-V can spell disaster at day-care centers.
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Good news came last week in the treatment of respiratory infections.
The F-D-A approved RespiGam, the first drug designed to help premature infants and babies with chronic lung diseases-- they're most suspectible to R-S-V infection.
Still, the condition is very contagious-- it's spread through coughing and sneezing, so strict handwashing is highly recommended.
Connie Stevens, News 7.

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The Virginia Tech Hokies make the top ten 10.
Last night they were voted into the number 8 spot in the new Associated Press basketball poll.
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Also last night --
In a match-up against Saint Bonaventure Tech opened with a 16-to-4 lead before clipping their opponent 65-to-58.
Damon Watlington popped in 22 points.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Kansas/=72/Oklahoma/=66//Va. Tech/=65/St. Bonaventure/=58;



SUPER=96-Atlanta/105/Houston/=96//Miami/=96/San Antonio/=89;
SUPER=96-Vancouver/100/Milwaukee/=92;



SUPER=103-NY Rangers/==3/Los Angeles/==1//Tampa Bay/==4/Montreal/==1;
SUPER=103-Chicago/==7/Ottawa/==3//Pittsburgh/==7/Boston/==6;
SUPER=103-Florida/==1/Philadelphia/==1//Colorado/==4/NY Islanders/==3;
SUPER=103-Dallas/==6/Vancouver/==4;