06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VONAT
A German diplomat's son trys to get his murder conviction thrown out in a Bedford County Circuit Court.
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And the F-B-I offers a big reward for information on the Olympic Park bomber.
ANCHOR=Beth
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ANCHOR=Larry
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2-shot Melanie & Beth

Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Soering


Six years after he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's parents, Jens Soering is now seeking a new trial, claiming investigators withheld crucial evidence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


The jury in 19-90 found Soering guilty of stabbing Derek and Nancy Haysom to death in their Boonsboro home.
Yesterday, a former Bedford County deputy testified he questioned two drifters a few days after the murders, one of whom reportedly dropped a knife in his patrol car.
The two men were later arrested for stabbing a homeless man to death in Roanoke.
Soering's attorney claims had the 19-90 jury heard this evidence, they might have found her client not guilty.
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OLYMPIC-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The F-B-I is going back to the drawing board in the Olympic bombing case, asking for the public's help in locating whomever planted a bomb that led to two deaths.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/July;


In a press conference yesterday federal officials offered a half a million dollar reward.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Yesterday;


They also modeled a backpack similar to the one that held the deadly pipe bomb.
And they played the chilling 9-1-1 warning call.
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((THERE IS A BOMB IN CENTENNIAL PARK. YOU HAVE 30 MINUTES. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=HAVE THIRTY MINUTES." ))
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VO-NAT


Investigators have set up a toll-free hotline in hopes someone will recognize the caller's voice.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Jewell


Meantime, N-B-C News has agreed to pay Richard Jewell for tying him to the bombing during a broadcast just after the blast.
Neither N-B-C nor Jewell's attorneys would say how much money is involved in the settlement.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


For the second time this year, fire broke out at the Rubatex company in Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Firefighters got the call just before noon yesterday.
An explosion in an oven at the Waltex division sent smoke into the duct system and out of the building.
Workers got out quickly, as firefighters cleared the smoke away.
No one was hurt; the cause of the oven explosion is under investigation.
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Reynolds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Roscoe Reynolds


Roscoe Reynolds says he's facing some tough competition in next week's special election for Virgil Goode's state senate seat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Collinsville


Reynolds made a campaign appearance with retiring Congressman L.F. Payne yesterday.
Reynolds is running against Republican Allen Dudley, but says this time of year, Dudley is not his only competitor.
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SOT 05:19:38
IN Q=running a campaign

((ROSCOE REYNOLDS/(D) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE; RUNNING A CAMPAIGN ANYTIME IS DIFFICULT, AND IT'S MADE MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE YOU'RE COMPETING AGAINST RUDOLPH AND SANTA CLAUSE AND VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS.)) 05:21:53 ((REP. L.F. PAYNE/ I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO STOP AND PAY ATTENTION TO THIS, BECAUSE I DO THINK THERE IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY HERE AND HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL IN FACT COME OUT AND VOTE IN VERY LARGE NUMBERS.)) ))
SUPER=01-Del. Roscoe Reynolds/(D) State Senate Candidate;
SUPER=@Payne; :10
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VO-NAT


Reynolds says getting the public's attention won't be cheap.
He's raised 100 thousand dollars, but says he's not sure how much he'll have to spend between now and the election.
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Environment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=water quality


A legislative watchdog agency says the state Department of Environmental Quality is failing to protect Virginia waters.
In a report released yesterday, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission said the D-E-Q has backed away from punishing polluters in favor of coaxing them to comply with pollution laws.
The report said civil fines levied against water polluters dropped from more than 325-thousand dollars in 19-92 to four-thousand dollars in the fiscal year ending in June.
D-E-Q director Tom Hopkins conceded that some of the criticism is justified.

Stout


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


A man convicted of murdering a woman during a robbery at a Staunton dry cleaners in 19-87 is slated for execution tonight.
Attorneys for Larry Stout have asked Governor Allen for clemency and for a U-S Supreme Court stay.
If Stout is executed, it will be the second of five executions scheduled for this month.
Lem Tuggle is slated to be executed Thursday night.
He is the last survivor of six men who escaped from Virginia's death row more than a decade ago. It was the biggest death row breakout in U-S history.

Jens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=soering


A German diplomat's son sentenced to two life terms for killing his girlfriend's parents has taken his appeal to Bedford County Circuit Court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Attorneys for Jens Soering asked yesterday that his convictions be overturned.
They claim that investigators withheld evidence.
That evidence involves the arrests of two drifters about the time that Derek and Nancy Haysom were killed.
Soering contends that Elizabeth Haysom, possibly with help from others, killed her parents.
She is serving a 90-year sentence for helping plan the slayings.
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Ferrell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Ferrell


The fate of a former Halifax teacher charged with possessing crack cocaine rests with a judge NOT a jury.
That's because the court was unable to seat a jury.
Most people questioned yesterday said they had heard or read about Dorothy Ferrell.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


The former second grade teacher and a school custodian were arrested in April after authorities found crack cocaine and a pipe used to smoke it in her car.
Ferrell's attorney tried to pin the blame on another woman who was in the car that night.
But the judge was not swayed-- he found Ferrell guilty.
Sheriff Jeff Oakes credits state police who helped with the case.
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((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:THE STATE POLICE IS INSTRUMENTAL IN OUR EFFORTS THROUGH THE TRI-COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE AND ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS, THE SUPPORT THEY OFFER IS, WE COULDN'T DO WITHOUT IT. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :00
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Ferrell is also facing a second trial-- while free on bond she was picked up once again in Burchland park on drug charges.

NS-Buyout


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Most Norfolk Southern clerks who were offered early retirement say no.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Last week Norfolk Southern told 400 clerical employees in Roanoke they were eligible for a new voluntary separation program.
Only nine applied.
People who opt for the plan get a 35-thousand dollar gross payment.
The railroad says it's been offering this type of separation program since 19-84 to various employees.
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Puppyland


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The owner of a local dog kennel says Channel 10's malicious, false statements put him out of business.
Chris Benson and Puppyland are suing W-S-L-S for libel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


As the trial got underway in Circuit Court yesterday, Channel 10 was not backing away from the story.
SUPER=04-WSLS-TV Newscast - Sept. 1995 Last year the station reported

Benson beat and choked animals in his care.
"The evidence of abuse is going to be overwhelming," Channel 10's lawyer told the jury.
BENSON's lawyer says this is not about mis-handled animals; it's about false and defamatory statements.
SUPER=@file;


After the stories aired in September of last year, Animal Control officers went back.
They found 17 cases of injury to animals at Puppyland over a period of seven or eight years.
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SOT 12:00:55
IN Q=They ranged

((MIKE QUESENBERRY/ROANOKE ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER: THEY RANGED FROM CLIPPER BURNS TO CHEMICAL BURNS AROUND THE EYES. LAMENESS IN THE LEGS.))
SUPER=01-Mike Quesenberry/Roanoke Animal Control Officer
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OUT Q=in the legs.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Puppyland is asking one million dollars in damages on each of five counts in the defamation suit.

Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=va state seal


Governor Allen has pledged 100-thousand dollars in state funds for a slavery museum.
Former Governor Doug Wilder first proposed the museum during a trip to Africa in 19-93.
Allen said yesterday that a state slave museum would honor the determination and courage of people who endured bondage.
Jamestown Settlement, where Virginia's first slaves are believed to have arrived in 16-19, is a possible site for the museum.
So is the Hampton University Museum, which already has a collection of African-American art.
2-HEADLINES
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ANCHOR=Melanie


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


Convicted double murderer Jens Soering is expected back in court for day two of a hearing to determine whether evidence was withheld during his original trial.
The hearing is expected to wrap up today, but the judges ruling is not expected for several days.
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VO-NAT


Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski will appear in a New Jersey courtroom today, but he'll actually be in California.
Kaczynski will take part in a live video conference to answer charges he killed an ad executive in New Jersey.
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VO-NAT


And the F-B-I is offering 500-thousand dollars for information on the person who planted the pipe bomb at Olympic Park this summer killing one person and injuring 100.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, December 10th.
Don't go away News 7 Mornin will be right back.

P-Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=soering


Arguments should wrap up today in a hearing for convicted killer Jens Soering.
Six years ago he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend's parents, yesterday he asked for a new trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


Soering says the prosecution withheld evidence during his first trial in 19-90, for the slayings of Derek and Nancy Haysom.
Yesterday, a former Bedford County deputy testified that he stopped two drifters a few days after the slaying.
He said one of them left a knife in the back seat of his patrol car.
Experts say the knife could have been used to commit the Haysom murders.
The drifters were later arrested for the stabbing death of a homeless man in Roanoke.
Soering's attorney says all this evidence might have swayed that 19-90 jury in her client's favor had they heard it.
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anchor=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Judge William Sweeney is "not" expected to rule on Soering's request for a new trial for several days.

Burma


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Unrest for a second day in the country of Burma.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rangoon, Burma;

4:00:
Student protests across the capitol city have left the country's pro-democrat leader confined to her residence.
The University in Rangoon is also closed today.
It is the most defiant protests since the ruling State Law and Order Restoration took power in 19-88.
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GULF-WAR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The author of a government study that said there are no links between chemical weapons and Gulf War Syndrome says it may need a revision.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@FILE;


The 19-94 study led by Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Joshua Lederberg discounted links between chemical weapons and illnesses reported by some veterans.
But Lederberg tells "The New York Times" that the government did not tell him that soldiers blew up a depot containing chemical weapons.
A Pentagon spokesman says there was no attempt to hide information.
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bomb-reward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The F-B-I is asking the public for help solving the Olympic park bombing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta/July;


In a press conference yesterday federal officials offered a half a million dollar reward.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/Yesterday;


They also modeled a backpack similar to the one that held the deadly pipe bomb.
And they played an audio tape of the 9-1-1 warning call.
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((THERE IS A BOMB IN CENTENNIAL PARK. YOU HAVE 30 MINUTES. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=HAVE THIRTY MINUTES." ))
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VO-NAT


One woman was killed and more than 100 were injured during the July 27th concert.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Jewell


Meantime, N-B-C News has agreed to pay Richard Jewell for tying him to the bombing during a broadcast just after the blast.
The network says it is not retracting or apologizing for anchorman Tom Brokaw's comments.

UNABOMBER


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


Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski is scheduled to be arraigned today, in connection with the murder of a New Jersey advertising executive.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The arraignment will take place via a live video conference from California.
Kaczynski is accused of killing the ad exec with a mail bomb two years ago.
He is being held in California where he faces additional murder charges.
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OIL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Iraq begins exporting oil internationally today for the first time since 19-90.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:05:35
That's when the U-N slapped sanctions on Iraq after the invasion of Kuwait, ending Iraqi oil sales.
The U-N has now given Iraq permission to resume oil exports to buy food and medicine.
An American diplomat says the United Nations will keep a close eye on Iraq to make sure Saddam Hussein does not misuse oil profits.
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Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
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5-Airbags


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=airbags


Some people think airbags are health hazards since 30 children have died from them.
Safety officials say they do their job if they are used properly.
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VO-NAT


According to Drive Smart Virginia, 11 hundred people have been saved by air bags.
Nine doctors confirm that Kathleen Jones survived a head-on collision last August because she was wearing a safety belt and her air bag deployed.
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SOT
IN Q=I would have

((KATHLEEN JONES/CRASH SURVIVOR: I WOULD HAVE WOUND UP EXACTLY LIKE THE DRIVER THAT HIT ME. HE WASN'T WEARING A SEAT BELT, NO AIR BAG AND HE DIED AT THE SCENE. HIS OLDEST BOY WAS IN THE FRONT SEAT AND THROWN THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD BECAUSE HE ALSO WASN'T WEARING A SEAT BELT. )) ((CHUCK CLEMENT/DRIVE SMART VIRGINIA: CHILDREN NEED TO RIDE IN THE BACK SEAT, IN THE MIDDLE IF UNDER THE AGE OF 12, EITHER IN A BELT HARNESS OR SAFETY SEAT DEPENDING ON THEIR AGE AND WEIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Kathleen Jones/Crash Survivor; :05
SUPER=01-Chuck Clement/Drive Smart Virginia; :15
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OUT Q=age and weight.
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VO-NAT


Air bags were designed with the average size person in mind.
On impact, they deploy explosively at 200 miles per hour.
Safety officials stress that air bags are a supplemental restraint and should always be used with a lap and shoulder belt.
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P-Heart-Bypass


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=cardiac care


A new life saving heart surgery will soon be available.
Cardiac surgeons from the nations top ten heart centers are being trained on the new technique.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


It's called "Minimally-invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass"-- that's Mid-Cab, for short-- and it is less invasive than standard bypass surgery.
Bypasses are performed to get around blockages in the coronary arteries and restore blood flow to the heart muscle.
But with this new procedure, instead of opening the chest, the surgeon makes a much smaller incision in the patient's side....and there's no need to be hooked to a heart-lung machine, as is the case with the standard operation.
Instead, the heart continues to beat on its own throughout the procedure.
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SOT 15:24:53
IN Q=Primarily it

((DR. PAUL CORSO/WASHINGTON HOSPITAL CENTER: PRIMARILY IT IS AIMED AT OPERATING ON THE ARTERIES THAT ARE ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE HEART, WHICH LUCKILY ARE THE ARTERIES THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE PATIENT'S LONGEVITY. SO, WE CAN DO ONE, TWO, MAYBE THREE BYPASSES, DEPENDING ON WHERE WE NEED TO GO.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Corso/Washington Hospital Center; :04
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OUT Q=we need to go.
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VO-NAT


The midcab operation is not likely to eliminate conventional bypass procedures, but for the many patients who are suited for it, it could mean quicker, less invasive surgeries.... with less time spent recovering.
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5-Stroke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=stroke


Boston researchers are urging doctors to prescribe a particularly powerful
blood thinner--- more often.
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VO-NAT


They say the drug "Warfarin" cuts the risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation-- by 67-percent.
Atrial fibrillation is a heart-rhythm problem that increases the chance of a blood clot breaking free and causing a stroke.
About two-million Americans suffer from the condition-- but only about a third studied were given the drug.
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2-Jens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=soering


A man sentenced to two life terms for killing his girlfriend's parents has taken his appeal to Bedford County Circuit Court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Attorneys for Jens Soering asked yesterday that his convictions be overturned.
They claim that investigators withheld evidence.
That evidence involves the arrests of two drifters about the time that Derek and Nancy Haysom were killed.
Soering contends that Elizabeth Haysom, possibly with help from others, killed her parents.
She is serving a 90-year sentence for helping plan the slayings.
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Rubatex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


For the second time this year, fire broke out at the Rubatex company in Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Firefighters got the call just before noon yesterday.
An explosion in an oven at the Waltex division sent smoke into the duct system and out of the building.
Workers got out quickly, as firefighters cleared the smoke away.
No one was hurt; the cause of the oven explosion is under investigation.
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Dolan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Bill Dolan


Try, try again.
The Democrat who lost a bid for Attorney General in 19-93 has formally kicked off a 19-97 campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Arlington lawyer Bill Dolan has these words about Republican Jim Gilmore -- who beat him in '93.
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SOT 03:42:29
IN Q=When Virginia's

((BILL DOLAN/D-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: WHEN VIRGINIA'S PRIMARY ANSWER TO JUVENILE CRIME IS ADULT PUNISHMENT, IT IS TIME FOR NEW PRIORITIES. WHEN MR. JEFFERSON'S VIRGINIA WILL BORROW BILLIONS TO BUILD PRISONS, BUT CANNOT SUFFICIENTLY FUND EDUCATION, IT IS TIME FOR NEW PRIORITIES.))
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Attorney General Candidate;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=new priorities. 2ND REF!!!
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VO-NAT


As to whether a Don Beyer ticket would be better to run on than a Mary Sue Terry ticket--
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SOT 03:54:24
IN Q=I'll leave

((BILL DOLAN/(D) ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: I'LL LEAVE THE DIRECT ANSWER TO THAT TO THE PUNDITS. DON BEYER WILL WIN WHICH WILL BE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DON AND MARY SUE.))
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OUT Q=Mary Sue.
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VO-NAT


Dolan is so far unopposed within his party.
Four Republicans are vying to succeed Gilmore.
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Hokies-Orange


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Orange Bowl


This Christmas shopping season, Orange Bowl tickets are probably the fastest-selling merchandise in Blacksburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Ticket sales started yesterday on campus, with a steady stream of customers all day.
But a PRE-sale two weeks ago for season ticket holders and donors helped cut down on the rush.
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SOT 7:37:43
IN Q=

((SANDY SMITH/ASST. TICKET MGR.: AND WE HAD A VERY GOOD RESPONSE FROM THAT. WE HAD OVER A THIRD OF OUR TICKET ALLOTMENT FOR THE ORANGE BOWL SOLD BEFORE WE EVER WENT ON SALE. ))
SUPER=01-Sandy Smith/Assistant Ticket Manager;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=went on sale.
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VO-NAT


Fans say the thought of playing last year's national champions just adds to the excitement.
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SOT 8:04:15
IN Q=

((DUANE WOOD/VA TECH STUDENT: KIND OF SCARED, NEBRASKA'S PROBABLY THE BEST TEAM WE'VE EVER PLAYED, SO I'M KIND OF WORRIED. QUESTION: BUT YOU'RE GOING ANYWAY? ANSWER: YEAH, WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING, THERE'S ABOUT 10 OF US GOING. ))
SUPER=01-Duane Wood/Virginia Tech Student;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=10 of us going.
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VO-NAT


All the tickets are for end zone seats. Prices range from 60 to 125 dollars.
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Hot-Toys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Every year since the Cabbage Patch Kids came to town, it seems Christmas brings a shopping frenzy for the year's hottest toys.
Joe Dashiell reports, 19-96 is no different here in western Virginia.
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IN Q=Tickle Me Elmo made the newspaper
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05
SUPER=01-Phil Vanderploeg/Store Manager; :15
SUPER=@Joe1; :19
SUPER=04-Jingle All the Way; :27
SUPER=07-Jack Lunsford; :47
SUPER=07-Sam Lunsford; :56
SUPER=07-Amanda Crawford; 1:05
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=JD News 7


((Tickle Me Elmo made the newspaper inserts on Sunday, but don't expect to find him on the shelves of many local stores.
Sightings of the Sesame Street character have been few and far between.
SOT 15:47:53 BUTTED BITE
IN Q=We can't get enough of those

((WE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THOSE IN. CHANCES ARE WE'LL PROBABLY BE GETTING THEM AFTER CHRISTMAS.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=after Christmas.

STAND-UP
Customers were lining up at Hills before dawn Sunday.
The fifteen Elmos were gone within minutes. NAT SOUND MOVIE CLIP 19:44:17
IN Q=They're all gone

(( ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=turbo-man... LAUGHTER.


In a season when the holiday hunt for the hottest toys has made it to the big screen, Tickle Me Elmo isn't the only character playing hard to get here in the Roanoke Valley.
There's Holiday Barbie... and don't forget Buzz Lightyear. NAT SOUND OF BUZZ

INTERVIEW SOT
IN Q=No we haven't seen

((JACK LUNSFORD: NO WE HAVEN'T SEEN A TICKLE ME ELMO AND FORTUNATELY WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR ONE.)) ((SAM LUNSFORD: MOST OF THE STUFF THAT'S ON MY LIST IS VERY EXPENSIVE, LIKE THE NINTENDO 64, BUT THERE'S ALSO A SHORTAGE OF THAT, BECAUSE IT'S POPULAR TOO.))
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OUT Q=popular too.


Of course, hope springs eternal... or at least for two more weeks...
SOT 16:10:00
IN Q=Everyone happy holidays

((AMANDA CRAWFORD: EVERYONE HAPPY HOLIDAYS... HAPPY SHOPPING! ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=happy shopping.


Joe Dashiell News 7))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=nfl


Monday Night Football was a cakewalk for the Oakland Raiders as they take a 26- to- 7 win over Kansas City.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/118//Philadelphia/94///j/Charlotte/107//Vancouver/91///;
SUPER=x5031
SUPER=0103-j/Anaheim/5//Boston/2////Phoenix/2/j/N.Y. Rangers/5///;
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SUPER=0100-j/Toronto/3//Chicago/1///;
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SUPER=0098-/Wright State/62/j/Kentucky #6/90////Texas #18/78/j/Arizona
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SUPER=0098-/Vanderbilt #20/52/j/Boston College/59///j/Virginia Tech/66//UNC

Greensboro/50///;
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Local-Recap
SUPER=#4059;Local Recap
ANCHOR=Melanie


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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VO-NAT


Convicted killer Jens Soering has taken his appeal to a Bedford County Court.
Soering was convicted of killing his girlfriend's parents.
His attorneys claim investigators withheld evidence.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Some excitement at the Rubatex company in Bedford yesterday afternoon turned out to be a small explosion.
No one was hurt and the cause of the oven explosion is still under investigation.
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VO-NAT


And ticket sales opened on campus yesterday for the Orange Bowl.
Prices to see the Hokies take to the field range from 60 to 125 dollars.
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ANCHOR=Beth
(Beth mic hot)
(Beth ad libs weather)
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2-shot
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take Promo board
(Prime Time Promo ad lib)
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Double Boxes=Melanie/Beth and Larry
(ad lib)
ANCHOR=Larry
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
Double Boxes=Melanie/Beth and Larry
(ad lib)

2-shot
(ad lib bye)

Wx-Recap
SUPER=x5000;Set Dissolve
SUPER=316-A/52/35/A/52/30;

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