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Headlines

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VO-NAT


A crackdown on Hamas in the wake of a third deadly attack.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the G-O-P presidential candidates get ready for mini-Tuesday. wx-head
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live-head
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News 7 Mornin' is next.

Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=nle
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Fire


A disabled man is without a home following an early morning apartment fire in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The blaze broke out at about four o'clock in the lower apartment of this building at 13-61 Clark Avenue.
The resident, Harry Leonard, escaped without injury.
Authorities say he is deaf and mute.
The building's landlord says the smoke detectors had just been inspected and were working.
Investigators say the blaze caused about 25-thousand dollars damage.
No word on what caused the fire.
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Roanoke County firefighters had a house fire under control when strong winds fanned the fire causing the roof to cave in.

Blaze


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 96-6
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It happened yesterday on Montclair Drive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


The owner was in the basement of the house when the fire began.
He says he heard a loud swooshing noise and by the time he returned upstairs the porch was engulfed in flames.
He and his three dogs were able to make it out of the house, but the family cat is still missing.
Ferguson says the roof caved in preventing firefighters from entering the house.
No one was hurt in the blaze.
The fire marshal says the fire was sparked by cigarette ashes dumped into a trash can.
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M'ville-Fatal


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


A Martinsville woman is dead in what police describe as a HIGH speed car crash last night.
They say 40-year-old Teresa Hamby-Kendrick was driving at a HIGH rate of speed on Route 1-74 when her car ran OFF the road, OVER an embankment and struck a tree.
The accident happened at about nine o'clock. Hamby-Kendrick died a short time later at the hospital.

keyes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


The G-O-P presidential hopefuls are hitting the campaign trail hard today on the eve of mini-Tuesday.
Eight states hold primaries tomorrow, including Maryland and Georgia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/WSB TV;


Three of the top contenders, minus Bob Dole, debated last night in Atlanta.
One candidate not invited created quite a stir outside the T-V station where the debate was held.
Alan Keyes had to be dragged away and handcuffed when he tried to enter the studio.
Obviously annoyed with the display of police force he compared himself to civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
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((ALAN KEYES/(R) REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE; I HOPE YOU WILL ALL RECOGNIZED AS MR. MARTIN LUTHER KIN WENT TO JAIL TO GAIN RIGHT TO FREEDOM AND I GO TO JAIL IN ORDER TO EXERCISE THAT RIGHT.))
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VO-NAT


No charges were filed in the incident but Keyes says he's considering legal action against W-S-B T-V for refusing to let him take part in the debate.
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Hamas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=bombing


Israel has declared "all-out war" against Hamas, the terrorist group claiming responsibilty for a third suicide bombing in little more than a week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/Yesterday;


Yesterday's bus bombing was a virtual replay of last Sunday's blast.
Nineteen people were killed.
P-L-O leader Yassar Arafat has officially outlawed the group.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


President Clinton is holding an emergency meeting at the White House today to discuss the crisis.
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Henry-Co


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-5
GRAPHIC=None


Henry County authorities broke into a motel room after HOURS of negotiations with a suspect barricaded inside Sunday morning.
The suspect had a female hostage in the room.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


Around midnight Saturday-- a Henry County investigator spotted a car sought by North Carolina authorities parked OUTSIDE the King's Court Motel on Route 2-20.
North Carolina police suspected that the driver, 30- year old Lawson McCollum, may have abducted a 22- year old Eden woman from her home.
Investigators say their suspicions were true.
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((DOUG SHARPE/HENRY CO. INVESTIGATOR: AFTER HELP ARRIVED AND WE WENT AND KNOCKED ON THE DOOR, HE LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW SEVERAL TIMES, BUT HE WOULDN'T COME TO THE DOOR AND OPEN IT AND WE ADVISED WE WERE WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND HE TOLD US HE HAD A HOSTAGE AND THAT'S WHEN WE CHANGED OUR PLAN. ))
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Authorities began negotiating with McCollum almost immediately.
But investigators say after six hours of getting no where, they decided to force their way in.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A CINDER BLOCK WAS THROWN THROUGH THE WINDOW HERE TO GAIN ENTRY, IT ALLOWED US ACCESS TO USE A CHEMICAL AGENT. THE CHEMICAL AGENT WAS THROWN INSIDE THE MOTEL ROOM AND IT QUICKLY DISORIENTED THE PARTIES INSIDE AND OUR TACTICAL UNIT USED A BATTERING RAM TO KNOCK THE FRONT DOOR IN, THE FRONT DOOR WAS BARRICADED BY A CHAIR INSIDE THE MOTEL. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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Authorities believe the dispute was domestic related.
The woman and McCollum apparently used to date.
McCullum was arrested without incident.
He's been charged with "abduction with attempt to defile", "rape" and "robbery by force."
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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Turning now to sports -- Roy Stanley has highlights of college basketball.
Good morning Roy.
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One-Larry


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WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Michelle Corl/Red Cross Volunteer;



SUPER=13-Ken McCauley/Red Cross Volunteer;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to Beth)



Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=nle
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Fire


A disabled man is without a home following an early morning apartment fire in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The blaze broke out at about four o'clock in the lower apartment of this building at 13-61 Clark Avenue.
The resident, Harry Leonard, escaped without injury.
Authorities say he is deaf and mute.
The building's landlord says the smoke detectors had just been inspected and were working.
Investigators say the blaze caused about 25-thousand dollars damage.
No word on what caused the fire.
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Roanoke County firefighters had a house fire under control when strong winds fanned the fire causing the roof to cave in.

Kmart-Protest


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-7
GRAPHIC=None


A group of K-Mart employees is asking shoppers to take their business ELSEWHERE.
Union workers at a North Carolina distribution center say they're fighting discrimination.
Employees at the Greensboro center say they make LESS than other K-Mart workers, because MOST of their employees are BLACK.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


About TWO dozen workers made the trip up 2-20 to protest outside the K-Mart store on Hershberger Road yesterday.
They say this is just the beginning and that their journey will end at K-Mart's international headquarters in Troy, Michigan.
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((DEBORAH COMPTON-HOLT/KMART EMPLOYEE: YOU'RE KILLING THE VERY ROOT OF FAMILY VALUES. IF YOU'RE NOT PAYING PEOPLE A DECENT WAGE AT ONE JOB THEN IT MEANS THEY HAVE TO WORK TWO JOBS. THEN THEY'LL SAY, "THAT CHILD IS BAD. THE PARENTS NEED TO BE AT HOME WITH THE CHILD," WHEN YOU CAN BARELY PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE WITH THE ONE JOB.
DAVID BLUM/KMART EMPLOYEE: WE HAVE LESS HOLIDAYS. WE HAVE LESS SICK TIME. WE HAVE WAY LESS PAY. THERE ARE 13 DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN ALL AND WE'RE THE BOTTOM SCALE ON EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Compton-Holt/K-Mart Employee; :00
SUPER=01-David Blum/K-Mart Employee; :21
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VO-NAT


Union representatives say the Greensboro workers make around four dollars less than employees at other centers.
And they say they've filed discrimination charges with the E-E-O-C.
News 7 was unable to reach parent company officials in Michigan and local management refused to comment.
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Olin-Cleanup


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#edit of 94-90
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The Environmental Protection Agency says asbestos cleanup efforts at a former Saltville power plant will begin later this month.
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SUPER=@file;


Olin Chemical Corporation closed its Saltville chlorine plant in 19-72 following the discovery of mercury contamination.
It will pay for removing and disposing asbestos at the old power plant.
The site is one of the places the company agreed to clean up in a deal reached last summer with the E-P-A.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-18
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In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff tells us about a program called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA (vie-tuh).
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((Today we're at Roanoke College in Salem. Students here are participating in a program that provides free tax preparation assistance.))
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((CAROL CISSEL/CPA: THE PROGRAM IS CALLED VITA, AND IT'S SPONSORED BY THE I-R-S. AND I'M AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT ROANOKE COLLEGE, AND I HAVE A GROUP OF SIX ACCOUNTING STUDENTS AND TOGETHER WE'LL BE DOING FEDERAL AND STATE INCOME TAX RETURNS FOR PEOPLE. MAINLY LOW INCOME, ELDERLY TAXPAYERS, WHO WANT TO HAVE THEIR TAX RETURNS DONE FOR FREE. AND WE'LL DO THE BASIC 10-40, AND WE'LL DO A 10-40-E-Z, OR A 10-40A, A 10-40, AND WE'LL HELP PEOPLE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE CREDITS AVAILABLE. EARNED INCOME CREDIT, DEPENDENT CARE CREDIT, A PRETTY FULL FLEDGED PROGRAM.))
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((Now the I-R-S has a list of where you can get free income tax assistance in a neighborhood near you. That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Now back to the newsdesk. ))
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The Roanoke College students will provide free tax service at the Roanoke Public Library on the following four Saturdays: March 9th, March 23rd, April 6th, and April 13th.
The sessions will run from nine-thirty til noon.
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2-scores


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


In sports --
The two-time defending N-B-A champion Houston Rockets dismissed the Los Angeles Lakers in a game both sides considered a possible playoff preview.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-Phoenix/121/Dallas/114//Toronto/100/Cleveland/=89;
SUPER=96-Indiana/103/Charlotte/100//Houston/111/LA Lakers/107;
SUPER=96-Minnesota/=89/Miami/=87//New York/109/Golden State/=94;
SUPER=96-Washington/108/Sacramento/=99;






Two-Larry


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WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross;



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(Toss to Melanie & Beth)



2Headlines


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


A disabled Roanoke man is forced out in the cold this morning, after fire destroys his home.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


Israel declares war on Hamas following yesterday's suicide bus bombing that killed 19 people in Jerusalem.
More than 30 wanted extremists were arrested today when Israeli soldiers raided a refugee camp.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And the Republican presidential hopefuls stump for votes today on the eve of mini Tuesday.
Meantime G-O-P longshot candidate Alan Keyes says his right to free speech was violated last night when he was denied entrance to a candidates' debate.
Keyes was handcuffed by police and taken away.
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And thats what's making news on this Monday March 4th.
ANCHOR=Melanie


Don't go away the news is next.

campaign


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
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It's a big day on the campaign trail for the Republican presidential candidates as they prepare for mini-Tuesday.
Eight states hold primaries tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Last Night;


Three of the top contenders, minus Bob Dole, debated last night in Atlanta.
One candidate, not invited, created quite a stir outside the T-V station where the debate was held.
Alan Keyes had to be dragged away and later handcuffed when he tried to enter the studio.
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((GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME. GET YOUR HANDS OFF OF ME, THIS IS A VIOLATION OF MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. ))
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Keyes compared himself to civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
No charges were filed in the incident but Keyes says he's considering legal action against W-S-B T-V for refusing to let him take part in the debate.
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George Allen rubbed elbows with national Republican party leaders this weekend at Washington and Lee's Mock Convention.
One of them was the Speaker of the House.

Gingrich-Allen


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WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-3
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Newt Gingrich predicted a long political career for the Virginia governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/Saturday;


Students predicted Bob Dole would be the G-O-P presidential nominee.
As for a running-mate, they chose retired General Colin Powell.
But Gingrich says THAT position could belong to Allen.
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((NEWT GINGRICH/R-SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN COULD EASILY BE A VICE PRESIDENT OR PRESIDENT. HE'S A TERIFFIC PERSON AND I HOPE HE'S GOING TO SERVE IN THE U.S. SENATE AFTER HE'S GOVERNOR. BUT MY GUESS IS, HE WOULD AGREE THAT WE SHOULD GET SOMEONE FROM THE MIDWEST OR THE WEST COAST WHO COULD HELP US.))
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Gingrich was the keynote speaker for the convention's final session.
He told students the only way for Americans to break away from politics as usual is to put a Republican in the White House.
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Meanwhile, students at Washington and Lee are playing the waiting game to see if their prediction holds true.

Mock-History


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
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Only once since 19-48 has the delegation been wrong.
Denise Allen looks back at what it takes to predict... a winner.
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SUPER=04-Saturday; :18
SUPER=01-Brian Ross/Political Chairman; :31
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((((21 VOTES FOR WALTER MONDALE. 27 VOTES FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GARY HART.))
Gary Hart may have won that states nomination but that year Washington and Lee's delegates correctly predicted that Walter Mondale would be the 19-84 presidential nominee. ((cheering.))
The look of the convention hasn't changed much in 12 years.
But the event is attracting more attention and high profile speakers.
And that takes years to plan. ((BRIAN ROSS/POLITICAL CHAIRMAN: DOING INTENSE RESEARCH INTO THEIR STATES BACKGROUND, HISTORICAL CHECKS ON ALL PAST ELECTIONS. THEY MADE CORE CONTACTS IN EACH STATE FROM THE STATE PARTY LEADER ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL.)) ((BOB GOODLATTE/R-FIFTH DISTRICT: IF YOU CONSIDER ALL OF THE TIME THAT GOES INTO THIS, ALL THE HOURS THAT ARE PUT INTO IT. THEY REALLY HAVE A BETTER HANDLE ON THE POLITICAL MOOD IN EACH STATE THAN ANYBODY ELSE DOES.))
Bob Goodlatte says that's why political leaders pay close attention to the students' prediction.
This year the mock convention was held earlier in the primary process than usual and the race is extremely close.
Those factors turned up the heat on the student delegates. ((JUSTIN TELTSCHIK/TX STATE CHAIRMAN: EVERYBODY WAS LIKE PRETTY CONFIDENT IT WAS GOING TO BE DOLE. BUT IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS EVERY STATE CHAIR HAS BEEN DOING SO MUCH WORK BECAUSE BUCHANAN WON HERE, FORBES HAS WON HERE, AND THERE WAS SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY.))
And the uncertainty is still there even though Bob Dole won the South Carolina primary.
But these students say they're confident their prediction will stand the test of time.
Denise Allen News 7.))

ISRAEL-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=bombing


Israeli soldiers today raided a West Bank refugee camp today and arrested 30 Palestinians as wanted extremists.
The raid follows yesterday's bus bombing
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/Yesterday;

in Jerusalem that killed 19 people.
It was the third bombing in a week claimed by the militant group Hamas and it prompted a vow of total war against the terrorists by Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
Two of the three suicide bombers came from the refugee camp targeted in today's raid.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Meantime, President Clinton has called an emergency meeting at the White House today to discuss the crisis.
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CUBAN-TV


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
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Cuban television broadcast pictures yesterday of items it says were found after the jet fighter attack on two American planes.
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VO-NAT
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A black satchel, a battery charger and navigation charts were shown, along with a chronology of events before the shooting.
Cuba says the items were found inside its own waters.
The U.S. maintains the planes were shot down over international waters.
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Arkansas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Arkansas's governor goes to trial today in the Whitewater case..
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Jim Guy Tucker, along with Susan and James McDougal, face fraud and conspiracy charges.
Defense attorneys have called on President Clinton to help clear them.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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In sports, Roy Stanley has highlights of Jeff Gordon's win in Richmond.
Good morning Roy.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
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(Live Interview)



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



SUPER=13-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


Clark-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=nle
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Fire


Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that displaced a disabled man in Roanoke this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The blaze broke out at about four o'clock in the lower apartment of this building at 13-61 Clark Avenue.
The resident, Harry Leonard, escaped without injury.
Authorities say he is deaf and mute.
The building's landlord says the smoke detectors had just been inspected and were working.
Investigators say the blaze caused about 25-thousand dollars damage.
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A Roanoke County couple is looking for a place to stay after flames engulfed their Montclair Drive home yesterday.
Firefighters were unable to save the home after the fire was fanned by high winds.

County-Fire


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-6
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The fire marshal says that blaze was sparked by cigarette ashes dumped into a trash can.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Officials say as soon as firefighters controlled the blaze... strong winds whipped the flames in a different direction.
The owner, Lesse (LESS) Sickler, was in the basement of the house when the fire began.
He says he heard a loud swooshing noise and by the time he returned upstairs the porch was engulfed in flames.
He and his three dogs were able to make it out of the house, but the family cat is still missing.
The fire marshal says the blaze appears to have started in the back of the house.
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((RODNEY FERGUSON, JR./ROANOKE CO. FIRE ASST. MARSHAL: WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE FIRE WENT TO THE EXTERIOR AND RAN UP TO THE ROOF LINE AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE ASPHALT SHINGLES ON THE ROOF AND ALSO THE FIRE EXTENDED IN THE ATTIC SPACE.))
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VO-NAT


Ferguson says the roof caved in preventing firefighters from entering the house.
He says the fire appears to be accidental.
No one was hurt in the blaze.
The Sicklers lost all their possessions.
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Fatal


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


A Martinsville woman is dead after her car went airborne and struck a tree last night.
Police say say 40-year-old Teresa Hamby-Kendrick was driving at a high rate of speed on Route 174 when her car ran off the road.
The accident happened at about nine o'clock, Hamby-Kendrick died a short time later at the hospital.

Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 96-5
GRAPHIC=None


Henry County authorities ended a standoff early Sunday morning by breaking into a motel room after six hours of negotiations.
The suspect had a female hostage in the room.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


At about midnight -- a Henry County investigator spotted a car sought by North Carolina authorities parked outside the King's Court Motel on Route 2-20.
The driver of the car, 30- year old Lawson McCollum, had allegedly abducted a 22- year old Eden woman from her home.
Officers had to use a chemical agent thrown through a window before forcing their way in.
Authorities say the woman and McCollum previously dated.
McCollum has been charged with "abduction with attempt to defile", "rape" and "robbery by force."
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Angelone


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-
GRAPHIC=Angelone, Ron


Virginia's controversial director of prisons was a guest on C-B-S's "60 Minutes" last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"60 Minutes";


Ron Angelone took part in an interview with Mike Wallace concerning prison rape.
Angelone said incidents of rape should not be ignored.
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((RON ANGELONE/VA CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: NEW AREAS NEED TO BE ADDRESSED SO AT SOME POINT WE MAKE IT LESS AND LESS. NOBODY SHOULD BE FORCED BY SOMEONE ELSE TO HAVE A SEXUAL ACT COMMITTED AGAINST THEIR WILL ESPECIALLY WHILE THEY'RE INCARCERATED.))
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Angelone has been accused of being lax when it comes to prison security.
His critics point to a recent prison break in the Richmond area.
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4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of s5-27 gretzky
GRAPHIC=nhl logo


In N-H-L action --
Wayne Gretzky suffered a minor concussion
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VO-NAT

in the second period of the St. Louis Blues' 4-to-3 win in Edmonton.
He was injured after being elbowed in the head.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=103-Vancouver/==3/Buffalo/==0//St. Louis/==4/Edmonton/==3;
SUPER=103-Winnipeg/==7/NY Islanders/==5//Washington/==3/Philadelphia/==0;
SUPER=103-Calgary/==5/San Jose/==1//Detroit/==6/Chicago/==2;
SUPER=103-Tampa Bay/==2/Anaheim/==2//Colorado/==4/Toronto/==0;



SUPER=97-Arizona/=67/Washington/=65//Georgia Tech/=87/Clemson/=74;
SUPER=97-North Carolina/=84/Duke/=78//Detroit/=56/Wis.-Green Bay/=50;
SUPER=97-California/=85/Stanford/=69;