06:00-01

MERGER

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


Analysts will be waiting to see how Wall Street reacts today to the biggest deal in the history of the Aerospace Industry.
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SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


The Boeing Company announced yesterday it will buy the McDonnell Douglas Corporation for more than thirteen billion dollars.
If the deal goes through Boeing will be the sole American manufacturer of commercial jets.
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Executives say the company will take aim at the market for military planes as well. Industry analysts say sales of the merged companies would double that of nearest competitor, Europe's Airbus.
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freighter


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


The clean-up continues in New Orleans after Saturday's freighter accident.
There still no reports of deaths and no confirmed reports of missing people.
Investigators want to leave the 735 foot tanker in place while they try to determine the cause of the accident.
Dave Fehling reports from New Orleans.
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SUPER=01-Joe Clay/Riverboat Pilots Association; :37
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VA-VOTING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=election 96


President Clinton may have slipped and fallen during a morning jog yesterday
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but he's expected to cruise to a re-election victory today.
Yes, believe it or not the 19-96 presidential election is still officially undetermined.
The 538 members of the electoral college will cast their ballots in state capitals around the country later today
The results will be announced in a joint session of Congress on January ninth.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=hold


President Clinton is expected to get an Electoral College win of 379 to 159 over Bob Dole.
But Dole still gets Virginia's 13 electoral college votes.
Dole took 47 percent of the vote to Mr. Clinton's 45 percent.

Special-Election


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=election 96


Tomorrow, voters in three General Assembly districts will go to the polls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd/Saturday


In the Martinsville-Rocky Mount area, a state Senate seat is up for grabs because Democrat Virgil Goode was elected to Congress.
If Republican Allen Dudley beats Democrat Roscoe Reynolds, the G-O-P will have its first-ever Senate majority and break a 20-20 tie.
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House-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=None


A Sunday morning drive ended in disaster when a Roanoke woman took a wrong turn.
Yesterday morning the Plummers heard a loud bang.
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That's when they noticed an uninvited guest in their garage.
Police say 84- year- old Mabel Johnson Overstreet was traveling west on Harvest Lane when she failed to make a sharp left turn on to Garstland Drive.
Overstreet ran through a fence, off a three foot wall and into the Plummers' garage.
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((FRANCIS PLUMMER: I OPENED THE DOOR AND SAID THEY WENT THROUGH THE FENCE. I SAID THE GARAGE IS ON FIRE AND THE CAR IS IN THE GARAGE AND I JUST TOOK OFF RUNNING TO MY NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE SAYING CALL 9-1-1.))
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The smoke in the garage was actually caused by spinning tires.
Surprisingly no one was injured in the accident.
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Floyd-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Floyd County man died in an early morning accident yesterday.
Police say 37- year- old Terry Amos Peters of Check was driving down route 2-21 just north of route 3-42 in Floyd County, when he lost control of his pick-up truck.
Peters apparently ran off the right side of the road, over-corrected then crossed both lanes and struck an embankment.
Peters was thrown from the truck and police say he died at the scene.

2-Bikes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=None


The Roanoke Valley has come through for the children once again.
With a few hours left to go in the J-93/WDBJ bike bust, the bike count stands at 1-thousand 44.
A family crisis motivated one local woman to help out.
Sheila Obenchain (O-ben-Chain) decided to give bicycles to underprivileged children after her grandfather became gravely ill.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Last month Sheila did not know if her grandfather, Reginald Bohon (BO-hon), would live to see Christmas.
During this holiday season she's celebrating his health by giving to others.
She set a goal of raising money to buy 20 bikes.
But in four days she raised over two thousand dollars and bought 55 bikes.
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((SHEILA OBENCHAIN: SO AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY I HAD 15. SO THEN I DECIDED TO GO FOR 30 AND BY THURSDAY I HAD 43 SO I SAID MIGHT AS WELL GO FOR 50. MY GRANDDADDY GOT WELL AND IT WAS TIME TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK.))
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Sheila collected donations from her co-workers at the Roanoke County-Salem Jail and Salem businesses, all in honor of her grandfather.
And last night they placed bike number one thousand on the bike-Christmas Tree.
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((IF YOU'VE NEVER GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE ANYTHING YOU NEED TO CAUSE THE FEELING IS UNFORGETTABLE AND INDESCRIBABLE.))
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VO-NAT


J-93 and your Hometown Station are sponsoring the bike donation drive.
Donations will be collected until 10 this morning.
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Philip-Morris


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


A published report says pollsters for Philip Morris sought out teen-agers at popular hangouts in the early 1970s.
The goal was to learn about youth smoking habits.
The weekend report in a Richmond newspaper cited internal company documents.
It said pollsters wanted to talk to youngsters away from their parents to get (quote) "true answers."
Philip Morris has denied ever targeting its products to children.
An attorney for the company dismissed the leaked documents as old information intended to force settlements in anti-tobacco lawsuits.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


While debit cards bring added convenience for bank customers, there are tradeoffs.
Len Besthoff explores the downside in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((So you're thinking about getting a debit card. Or you have one already. As Dave Cissel with Financial Solutions explains, it's not the same thing as a credit card and there are some important things you need to watch out for. ))
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((DAVE CISSEL/FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS: THE DEBIT CARD'S A LOT LIKE A CREDIT CARD IN THAT YOU'VE GOT A CARD THAT LOOKS LIKE A CREDIT CARD AND USE IT TO PAY FOR A PURCHASE. IT'S DIFFERENT THOUGH BECAUSE INSTEAD OF GETTING A BILL AT THE END OF THE MONTH WHAT YOU GET IS THE MONEY SUBTRACTED FROM YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. SO IF SOMEBODY WERE TO STEAL YOUR NUMBER THEY COULD MAKE A COUNTERFEIT CARD AND THAT MEANS THEY COULD USE IT TO DEPLETE YOUR BANK ACCOUNT. THEY'RE LIMITED PROTECTIONS WITH A DEBIT CARD AND I REALLY WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE USE THEM UNTIL MORE SAFEGUARDS ARE IN PLACE.))
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((Another thing to remember about a debit card is if you have a purchase that is disputed, you do not have leverage, because that money has already been taken out of your account. That's this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk. ))
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BOEING


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


In a multi-billion dollar offer Boeing plans to buy McDonnell Douglass, and form the world's largest aircraft maker.
But will the new company be TOO powerful?
Ray Brady has the details.
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SUPER=01-Byron Callan/Aerospace Analyst; 1:18
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F-ACCIDENT


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


A freighter captain is being credited with saving lives in Saturday's crash in New Orleans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans/Saturday;


The freighter plowed into the Riverwalk shopping mall after it lost power.
Officials say the crew's blasts to the ship's horn gave holiday shoppers enough time to get out of the way.
There are no confirmed deaths from the crash but at least 100 were injured.
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ELECTORAL-COLLEGE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=election 96


The real presidential election takes place today.
Members of the electoral college will gather in each state capital to cast their ballots.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The 19-96 presidential election is not truly over until those results come in.
But President Clinton is anticipating an Electoral College win of 379 to 159 over Bob Dole.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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But Dole still gets Virginia's 13 electoral college votes.
Dole took 47 percent of the vote to Mr. Clinton's 45 percent.
Ross Perot received seven percent.

Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-93
GRAPHIC=None


It may not be a muppet, but a new addition to the Danville Police Department has school children on the edge of their seats.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Thursday;


The Danville P-D recently rolled out the welcome mat for "Hairy"-- the talking robot.
"Hairy" is a member of the department's public relations team.
On Thursday, he spoke with students at Gibson Middle School about holiday safety.
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(("HAIRY"/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.:IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY REALIZE THAT DURING THIS TIME OF SEASON WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL OUT IN PUBLIC AND WHEN WE'RE TRAVELING BE SURE THAT EVERYONE WEARS HIS SEAT BELT AND OBEYS THE TRAFFIC LAWS AND IS JUST VERY OBSERVANT WHEN THEY'RE OUT IN PUBLIC DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR. ))
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"Hairy" has made about four public appearances but many more are scheduled over the coming months.
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P-E-coli


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-43
GRAPHIC=food safety


Detecting the presence of the potentially deadly E-Coli bacteria
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could get easier.
California scientists say they've developed a sensor that will alert consumers of E-coli almost instantly.
It works like a Litmus test, turning from blue to red when the bacteria is present.
It's also apparently inexpensive, and could be added to paper, plastic, or glass.
E-coli outbreaks, most recently from unpasteurized apple juice and hamburgers-- have caused several deaths.
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P-Bacteria


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=none


Researchers say strict hygiene is not stopping the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in medical facilities.
A survey at Chicago's Cook County hospital found that a particularly
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stubborn bacteria called V-R-E was widespread....contaminating equipment and infecting patients-- despite efforts to keep everything "germ-free."
Healthy people can have antibiotic resistant bacteria in their bodies without even knowing it.
But it can be very dangerous for those who are ill.
The study is reported in the journal Lancet.
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5-Baby-Words


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=cst
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=child development


Better watch your language in the nursery.
A new study says babies as young as eight months are learning the sounds and patterns of words.
New York researchers say infants are able to recognize specific, word-like segments of a series of nonsense sounds after hearing them just briefly.
That suggests babies are instinctive quick learners in communications.
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AIR-MERGER


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


It's the biggest deal in the history of the Aerospace Industry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


The Boeing Company announced yesterday it will buy the McDonnell Douglas Corporation for more than thirteen billion dollars.
If the deal goes through Boeing will be the sole American manufacturer of commercial jets.
Executives say the company will take aim at the market for military planes as well.
Industry analysts say sales of the merged companies would double that of nearest competitor, Europe's Airbus.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=Dudley, Allen


When voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's special election it will determine the balance of power in the Virginia senate.
Republicans are hoping Allen Dudley will claim the state senate seated vacated by Virgil Goode.
SS=Reynolds, Roscoe


If voters pick Roscoe Reynolds, the chamber will have an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, with Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer holding the tie- breaking vote.
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SUPER=03-Floyd/Saturday;


Allen Dudley toured the district Saturday with Governor George Allen.
In addition to pressing the flesh the governor urged voters to get out and cast their ballots.
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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: MAKE SURE YOU FIND OUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE ELECTION AND GET THEM OUT TO VOTE. THE ELECTION IS GOING TO BE DETERMINED BY THE FOLKS WHO TURN OUT. THIS TYPE OF ELECTION IS A TEST OF THE STRENGTH OF THE LOCAL PARTIES DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN.))
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It's been a year since Republicans fell short in their bid to control the Virginia Senate.
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds is hoping to thwart Republicans once again.
The election is to fill the seat left opened by Virgil Goode who resigned after being elected to the U.S. Congress.
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2-Philip-Morris


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


A published report says pollsters for Philip Morris sought out teen-agers at popular hangouts in the early 70s. The goal was to learn about youth smoking habits.
The weekend report in a Richmond newspaper cited internal company documents.
It said pollsters wanted to talk to youngsters away from their parents to get (quote) "true answers."
Philip Morris has denied ever targeting its products to children.
An attorney for the company dismissed the leaked documents as old information intended to force settlements in anti-tobacco lawsuits.

Lansdowne-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-97; 96-103
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke teenager will be arraigned today, charged with capital murder.
The seventeen- year- old is accused of shooting another teenager in his neighborhood last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;


The suspect is being held at the Coyner Springs Detention Center where he had previously been part of the facility's Outreach Program.
The youth's identity is not being released.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday;


He's accused of gunning down ANOTHER 17- year- old, Antwan Gray.
Gray was killed Wednesday night in the 24-hundred block of Centre Avenue adjacent to the Lansdowne Apartment Complex.
At this point there's been no decision on whether he'll be charged as an adult.
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Bikes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=None


The J-93 bike bust has done it again.
The drive ends in just a few hours, but at this point the bike count stands at one- thousand 44.
A family crisis motivated one local woman to help out.
Sheila Obenchain (O-ben-Chain) decided to give bicycles to underprivileged children after her grandfather became gravely ill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Last month Sheila did not know if her grandfather, Reginald Bohon (BO-hon), would live to see Christmas.
During this holiday season she's celebrating his health by giving to others.
She set a goal of raising money to buy 20 bikes.
But in four days she raised over two thousand dollars and bought 55 bikes.
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((SHEILA OBENCHAIN: SO AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY I HAD 15. SO THEN I DECIDED TO GO FOR 30 AND BY THURSDAY I HAD 43 SO I SAID MIGHT AS WELL GO FOR 50. MY GRANDDADDY GOT WELL AND IT WAS TIME TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK.))
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VO-NAT


Sheila collected donations from her co-workers at the Roanoke County-Salem Jail and Salem businesses, all in honor of her grandfather.
And last night they placed bike number one thousand on the bike-Christmas Tree.
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((IF YOU'VE NEVER GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE ANYTHING YOU NEED TO CAUSE THE FEELING IS UNFORGETTABLE AND INDESCRIBABLE.))
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OUT Q=AND INDESCRIBABLE
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VO-NAT


J-93 and your Hometown Station are sponsoring the bike donation drive.
Donations will be collected until 10 this morning.
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4-Scores


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


St. Louis and Atlanta combined for seven interceptions and seven fumbles before the Rams finally prevailed 34-to-27.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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