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1SWatch

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


The wintry weather is still causing some problems in parts of our viewing area.
We have some school closings and delays. take swatch


hostages


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


From Peru this morning there's word the government is leaning toward rejecting a key demand by the rebels holding close to 400 hostages in Lima.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


A Peruvian radio and T-V station reports that the government has tentatively decided it will NOT release hundreds of the rebels' jailed comrades.
The rebels have said they'll kill their hostages unless that demand is met.
The hostage crisis began Tuesday night when the rebels seized the Japanese ambassador's residence during a diplomatic reception.
One local family is keeping a close eye on the developments in Peru, Jay Moore explains.
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Local-Peru


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=NONE

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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Cecilia Alami; :11
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :23
SUPER=@Jay2; 1:17
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Jay Moore News 7

(( Cecilia Alami says her sister and brother- in law were captured while attending the ambassador's dinner.
Her sister, Stella was released unharmed but Stella's husband is still being held hostage.
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SOT 7:25:12
IN Q=My sister didn't

((ALAMI: MY SISTER DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE. SHE WOULD HAVE PREFERRED STAYING WITH HER HUSBAND. THERE IS SOME RELIEF BUT WE'RE STILL WORRIED ABOUT HIM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=worried about him.


Stella and her husband Kris have lived in Peru for about two years.
Kris has worked all over Central and South America.
He currently works for the U-S Agency for International Development.
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SOT 7:28:01
IN Q=What I'm hoping

((ALAMI: WHAT I'M HOPING IS THAT PEOPLE TAKE THEIR TIME WITH THIS. THAT THEY DON'T RUSH WITH ANYTHING. I'M SURE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NEGOTIATIONS THAT ARE TRYING TO GET THE HOSTAGES OUT ARE KEEPING IN MIND THE LIVES OF THE HOSTAGES. ))
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OUT Q=of the hostages.


Cecilia says her sister is getting plenty of support from her and her other 14 siblings.
This large family is sending plenty of prayers for Kris's safe release.
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SOT 7:31:19
IN Q=The day before this

((ALAMI: THE DAY BEFORE THIS HAPPENED HE HAD SENT US AN EMAIL INFORMATION TELLING US HE COULDN'T BE HERE. SOME OF THE FAMILY IS COMING HERE FOR CHRISTMAS. HE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN HE PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE WORKING OVERSEES FOR VERY MUCH LONGER AND IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS HE'D COME BACK HOME HE THOUGHT FAMILY WAS IMPORTANT.))
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OUT Q=was too short.


And the important thing for this family now is to hopefully have Kris safe and free this Christmas.
Jay Moore, News 7.))

2-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Norfolk Southern is still trying to beat out C-S-X.
Last night Norfolk Southern raised its hostile bid for Conrail to 115 dollars per share.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/File Tape;


That's larger than the nine- point- five- billion- dollar bid C-S-X made yesterday.
That's about a 16- dollar- a- share increase.
Monday's vote on the Conrail- C-S-X agreement has been postponed until next month.
N-S calls the C-S-X offer an eleventh hour attempt to avoid defeat in a shareholder vote.
Its bid still exceeds the new C-S-X offer by 500- million- dollars.
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2SWatch


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


Some schools are closed or delayed due to the wintry weather.
Let's take a look at the list. take swatch


P-Safe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=virginia tech


After charges of rape against two Virginia Tech football players, the university is instituting a mandatory sexual assault education program for its athletes.
It's called Sexual Assault Facts and Education or Project SAFE.
Virginia Tech officials began developing the program last year, following Christy Brzonkala's rape charges against football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford.
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VO-NAT


It's now ready to be used, and athletes will be the first to take part in four seminars starting next month.
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SOT 9:40:56

((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: YOU KNOW THE STUDENTS DO RECEIVE MANUALS, BUT IT'S NOT JUST MANUALS AND IT'S NOT JUST LOOKING AT SLIDES. THEY ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN DIFFERENT EXERCISES AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES. ))
SUPER=01-Elyzabeth Holford/Project SAFE Coordinator;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=about the issues.
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VO-NAT


After the athletes, members of fraternities, sororities and the Corps of Cadets will be the next participants--then the program will be extended campus-wide in the Fall.
Athletic Director Dave Braine says he's already learned a lot.
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SOT 4:33:54
IN Q=

((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: AND I'M SURE IN A YEAR OR TWO IT'LL BE NATIONWIDE. I MEAN IT'S A GOOD ENOUGH PROGRAM THEY COULD PROBABLY RETIRE AND JUST GO ON THE SPEAKING CIRCUIT, IT'S THAT GOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Virginia Tech Athletic Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=it's that good.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=hold


The program WILL deal extensively with alcohol as it relates to sexual assault.

Falwell-Flynt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell

***ANCHOR TAG******
Lynchburg evangelist Jerry Falwell has revived the old debate with Porno Publisher Larry Flynt.
The two plan a joint appearance on cable T-V tonight.
Keith Humphry reminds us what it's all about.
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IN Q=
SUPER=04-Columbia Pictures; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church; :17
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 1984; :21
SUPER=10-Larry Flynt/Hustler Magazine Publisher/December 1984; :35
SUPER=@keith2; 1:00
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
The T-V debate airs a week before the opening of a new movie about Flynt.
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NAT SOT full 4:20
IN Q=It is my right
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=my sources.


Falwell says he wants to challenge the notion that Flynt's a hero, as a champion of the First Amendment.
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SOT
IN Q=I just want
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=to know Christ.


Twelve years ago this month the two men were fighting it out in a Roanoke courtroom.
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((I THINK IT'S AN ON-GOING BATTLE; I THINK IT'S 6,000 YEARS OLD.))
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Larry Flynt had come to town to defend himself against Falwell's 45-million dollar defamation suit.
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IN Q=It's beyond me

((IT'S BEYOND ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT A COUNTRY FOUNDED ON THE PRINTED WORD THAT 200 YEARS LATER, PEOPLE ARE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT YOU READ OR ABOUT WHAT KIND OF MOVIES THAT YOU SEE.))
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The federal jury in Roanoke concluded Flynt had intentionally inflicted "emotional distress" on Falwell by publishing a parody of a liquor ad, suggesting Falwell was a drunk whose sexual initiation took place in an outhouse with his mother.
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SOT @ 3:00
IN Q=

((IF LARRY HAD BEEN PHYSICALLY ABLE AND WERE NOT IN A WHEEL CHAIR. THERE'D HAVE BEEN NO LAWSUIT. I'M A CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA COUNTRY BOY. I'D JUST TAKE HIM OUTSIDE THE BARN AND WHIP HIM AND THAT'D BE THE END OF IT.))
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OUT Q=

Keith Humphry News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Supreme Court eventually overturned the trial court's decision. Falwell got nothing, but said yesterday he enjoyed every minute of what he unapologetically calls an attempt to put Flynt out of business.

3SWatch


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


The wintry weather is still causing some problems in parts of our viewing area.
We have some school closings and delays. take swatch


PERU


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


In Lima, Peru this morning the government appears to be rejecting a demand from leftist rebels that their imprisoned comrades be freed.
The rebels have been holding hundreds of hostages at the Japanese embassy since Tuesday night.
Some of the hostages were freed yesterday.
Jeremy Thompson has the latest.
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SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :00
SUPER=01-Jeremy Thompson/Reporting;1:26 (SU)
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.


p-local-peru


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 596-41
GRAPHIC=None


The hostage situation has hit home for some local residents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A Roanoke woman's sister was among those held hostage.
Cecilia Alami (Ah-la-me) says her sister and brother-in-law were captured while attending the ambassador's dinner.
Her sister, Stella was released yesterday morning unharmed but Stella's husband is still being held captive.
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SOT 7:28:01
IN Q=Everyone's action is

((CECILIA ALAMI: EVERYONE'S ACTION IS ABOUT THE SAME THAT WE NEED TO PRAY. WE'RE A RELIGIOUS FAMILY AND WE BELIEVE IF WE PRAY HE WILL BE SAFE.))
SUPER=07-Cecilia Alami;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=will be safe.
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VO-NAT


Stella and her husband Kris have lived in Peru for about two years.
He works for the U-S Agency for International Development.
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SOT 7:28:54
IN Q=I'm confident that

((ALAMI: I'M CONFIDENT THAT THIS WILL COME TO A HAPPY ENDING AS HAPPY AS IT CAN BE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=it can be.
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VO-NAT


Alami says some family members have already talked to her sister, but so far she has not reached her...she plans to keep trying.
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Sagan


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


Noted astronomer Carl Sagan is dead.
A statement from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle says Sagan died of pneumonia early today after a long battle with bone marrow disease.

TV-Ratings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tv ratings


The television industry unveiled its new ratings system yesterday.
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VO-NAT


The voluntary plan will allow parents to decide if a T-V program is suitable for their children.
Beginning next year, most T-V shows will carry an on-screen ratings symbol that's based on age and content.
Starting with a T-V-Y meant for all children or a T-V-Y-seven for kids 7 and older, all the way up to T-V-M for mature audiences only.
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5-Teen-Drugs


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=teen health


Teen-age drug use keeps on rising.
An annual government survey of 50-thousand students finds nearly 25-percent of EIGHTH graders report using drugs in the past year, more than double the rate in 19-91.
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VO-NAT


For high school seniors, the figure is 40-percent, up from 27-percent.
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SOT 15:07:57
IN Q=The survey tell us

((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SEC.: THE SURVEY TELLS US THAT DRUG USE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IS AT UNACCEPTABLE LEVELS..THAT THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM IS MARIJUANA, AND WE MUST FIGHT AGGRESSIVELY TO CHANGE THESE TRENDS. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Sec.; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=change these trends.
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VO-NAT


Shalala says parents who've used marijuana in the past, are having an especially difficult time sending a clear message about the dangers of marijuana.
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5-Cardiac-Dr


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=heart attack


The survival of heart attack patients may hinge on who's taking care of them.
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VO-NAT


According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, heart attack victims were 12-percent more likely to live if treated by a cardiologist instead of a general physician... as preferred by managed-care insurance plans.
About one and a half million Americans suffer heart attacks each year.
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5-Space


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=none


A National Research Council report suggests it's time for NASA to begin
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VO-NAT

studying the great beyond.... and its effect on the human body.
The committee says there is too little known about long-term exposure to harmful space radiation.... to send anyone on a long-term mission -- like to the mysterious red planet.
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toss to bump

4SWatch


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


Some schools are closed or delayed due to the wintry weather.
Let's take a look at the list. take swatch


Tech-Players


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Football


For the first time since two of his players were charged with rape and attempted sodomy, Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer spoke publicly about the trouble his program has faced recently.
While Brian Edmonds and James Crawford are the most recent players to make headlines, the program's problems date back more than a year, and Beamer made it clear yesterday the off field problem must stop.
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IN Q="People that...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=...plain & simple."
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Beamer says he will continue to handle each case on an individual basis - especially when it comes to reevaluating whether or not to reinstate the handful of players who are still on suspension.

SAFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Starting in January, sexual assault education will be required for all Virginia Tech athletes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The university is launching Project SAFE, Sexual Assault Facts and Education.
It's taken a year to develop the comprehensive program, which will eventually be extended campus-wide.
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SOT 9:39:15
IN Q=

((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: IT'S DESIGNED TO LOOK AT MORE THAN THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, BUT TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM. AND THAT'S TAKING A LOOK AT GENDER RELATIONS, ALSO LOOKING AT SEXISM. ))
SUPER=01-Elyzabeth Holford/Project SAFE Coordinator;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=looking at sexism.
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VO-NAT


Officials say Christy Brzonkala's rape allegations against two football players LAST year highlighted a need for the program.
Athletic Director Dave Braine says Project SAFE will be a model for all campuses.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


So you want to buy a railroad?
It'll cost you.
That's what Norfolk Southern and cross- state rival C-S-X are learning.
Last night Norfolk Southern raised its hostile bid for Conrail to 115 dollars per share.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/File Tape;


That's larger than the nine- point- five- billion- dollar bid C-S-X made yesterday.
That's about a 16- dollar- a- share increase.
Monday's vote on the Conrail- C-S-X agreement has been postponed until next month.
N-S calls the C-S-X offer an eleventh hour attempt to avoid defeat in a shareholder vote.
Its bid still exceeds the new C-S-X offer by 500- million- dollars.
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4-Scores


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


Turning now to sports, Charles Barkley and Clyde Drexler were ejected in the fourth quarter of Houston's 115-to-101 loss to San Antonio.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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