12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


The search is on for two men involved in a shooting last night in Roanoke.
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And lockdown at a maximum security state prison, after the Warden is stabbed.
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TALENT=Beth

Partly sunny skies are prevailing this afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s-I'll have the forecast in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=none


Don't go away the news is next.

Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Shooting


One man is in the hospital following a shooting in Roanoke last night.
Police are looking for two suspects.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at the Hunt Manor apartments.
Police say two men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and fired several shots.
Patterson was hit once.
The suspects threatened another man before fleeing on foot.
Police spent more than an hour looking for bullets and shell casings.
Patterson was scheduled for surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital last night-- officials are not releasing his condition.
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Buckingham


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Prison Security


Violence at the Buckingham Correctional Center has the maximum-security prison under lockdown today.
The department says the 950 bed, maximum security prison was in "chaos"...but adds, it was NOT a riot.
That's after an inmate stabbed warden Eddie Pearson in the neck.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buckingham Co./File Tape;


Corrections spokesman David Botkins says Pearson was seriously hurt but his wounds are not life threatening.
Four inmates suffered minor injuries.
Botkins says the stabbing happened near the mess hall.
About 200 inmates were in the Rec yard at the time.
Those inmates refused to return to their cells for about 45 minutes.
Botkins says dogs and shots from an officer's rifle helped get the situation under control.
The stabbing is under investigation, and the department has a suspect who has NOT yet been charged.
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Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Airborne Crash


Federal Investigators are again on the scene of Sunday's deadly Airborne Express plane crash.
They hope to wrap up the investigation today.
Yesterday they decided the Giles County crash was probably not caused by a hydraulic leak.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


This was the scene Monday-- the morning after the plane went down.
All six people aboard the D-C 8 were killed and debris still covers two acres of East River Mountain.
Investigators say they have listened to the cockpit voice recorder... but at this point they're not releasing its contents.
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC;


Triad International Maintenance Corporation was hired by Airborne to rebuild the plane.
(Tim-co) TIMCO made headlines last month when it settled a 240-thousand dollar racial discrimination and sexual harrassment suit.
The company says it will conduct its own investigation into the deadly plane crash.
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X-rays


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=airport security


Some new bomb detection equipment is headed for airports across the country.
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VO-NAT


The F-A-A has awarded a 52 million dollar contract to a California company to install new baggage x-ray machines.
The first batch should be in place next month.
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PERU


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


The hostage standoff in Peru is now in its 10th day.
Leftist rebels are holding more than 100 at the Japanese embassy, including several foreign Ambassadors.
Japan is now calling on the group of seven industrialized nations for help in ending the crisis.
Jim Axelrod has the latest.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :00
SUPER=01-Steven Anderson/Red Cross: :37
SUPER=01-Mirko Lauer/Peruvian Newspaper Editor;1:07
SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; 1:17
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=For CBS News.

10:00:00

Mexico-explosion


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


Trouble near the Texas border after bottle rockets and gunpowder exploded
inside a party goods store. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Reynosa, Mexico/Yesterday;

8:05:25
The blast killed seven people and seriously injured eight.
Relatives of the store's owner reportedly were warming themselves by an open fire behind the store.
A spark from their fire ignited gunpowder being used to make fireworks. That set off boxes of bottle rockets.
Most of the dead were teenagers or children.
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CLINTON


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


More fundraising fallout for the Clinton administration.
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VO-NAT


White House officials admit a woman, with ties to business interests in Thailand, visited the White House some twenty-six times over the last four years.
The Democratic National Committee returned 253-thousand dollars of Pauline
(Can-channel-ack) Kanchanalak's contributions after learning the money actually

came from her mother-in-law.
The administration says (Can-channel-acks) Kanchanalak's visits to the White House led to no changes in government policy.
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ROYALS-PLOT


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


Prince Charles and Princess Diana reportedly were the target of an I-R-A assassination plot shortly after their marriage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


"The New York Times" says the I-R-A planned to kill the royal couple at a rock concert in 19-83.
But the plot was foiled because the intended killer was also an informer for Irish police and British security.
The I-R-A planned to kill the Prince and princess by planting explosives near their seats.
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trailer-ax


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=accident


A tractor trailer rig was reduced to scrap parts in an early morning accident this morning on Interstate 81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The driver apparently left the interstate at the bridge over route 9-27 in Roanoke County.
The two occupants were trapped inside for over an hour and a half.
One was transported to the hospital by lifeguard ten, but police say neither had life threatening injuries.
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Kwanzaa


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=NONE


Today marks the second day of a special celebration.
For a growing number of African- Americans, the day after Christmas is more than just a day for returning presents.
Yesterday was the first day of (Ka-wanza) Kwanzaa-- a celebration that runs through New Year's Day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The auditorium at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke quickly filled up.
Many are celebrating black culture and family values.
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SOT 9:02:47
IN Q=It's the people

((RUBY PORTER: IT'S THE PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER. JUST BEING THANKFUL FOR WHAT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND JUST BEING WITH LOVED ONES AND MEETING PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT TO ME. ))
SUPER=07-Ruby Porter;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=about to me.
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VO-NAT


The holiday was developed 30 years ago as an attempt to boost African-American pride.
It's estimated that millions of people celebrate the holiday either in addition to OR instead of Christmas.
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Tech-Admissions


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=TEch


And Virginia Tech is doing some celebrating of its own.
Their sports success has translated into exposure, which is paying off in terms of student recruitment.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=Last year's Sugar Bowl
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 31, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Undergraduate Admissions; :20
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :38
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:19
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.

(( Last year's Sugar Bowl victory over Texas thrust Virginia Tech into a limelight it had never seen before, and apparently left potential students clamoring to be a part of it.
Freshman applications AND enrollment jumped significantly.
There was even double the number of students from Texas and Louisiana, where the Sugar Bowl was played.
Ironic? Maybe not.
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SOT

((KAREN TORGERSEN/INTERIM UNDERGRAD. ADMISSIONS DIR.: I EVEN HAD A CALL FROM A MOTHER AFTER THE SUGAR BOWL. THEY WERE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HER SON WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH THAT HE ENDED UP GOING TO THE HOTEL WHEN THE GAME WAS OVER AND BEING IN THE LOBBY WHEN THE TEAM CAME IN, AND IN FACT HAD NEVER REALLY SHOWN ANY INTEREST IN VIRGINIA TECH. BUT IT TURNED OUT HE DID APPLY TO VIRGINIA TECH. ))
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Torgersen says last summer, the number of visitors who came to check out the campus increased 50 percent.
So far this year, early decision applications are up 30 percent.
Officials are convinced the athletic success is directly related, though they're quick to point out other factors as well.
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SOT 13:07:30

((I THINK WE'RE BECOMING VERY WELL-KNOWN AS A HIGH-TECH SCHOOL AND THAT'S VERY APPEALING TO TODAY'S GENERATION. WE'RE ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF SCHOOLS IN THE NATION THAT AMONG THEIR GRADUATES THIS YEAR HAD BOTH A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AND A RHODES SCHOLAR. AND SO ACADEMICALLY THE WORD IS CERTAINLY OUT IN THE STREET THAT WE'RE AMONG THE BEST. ))
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Torgersen says it's too early to tell how the upcoming Orange Bowl game against the Cornhuskers may impact the numbers of applications from Nebraska and Florida.
Tech has targeted next Fall's freshman enrollment at 43 hundred 50 students. That's 600 fewer than this year's.
Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg. ))

Lotto-Winner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Virginia lottery


A Danville couple would not have any trouble paying for a college education now.
They got a very special present this Christmas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Gary and Jeanette Goodson matched all six numbers in the December 21st Lotto drawing.
That was good for a one million, 377-thousand dollar payday.
The Goodsons paid a visit yesterday to the Danville Quick N' Plenty where they bought the winning ticket.
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SOT 7:10:39
IN Q=I looked at

((GARY GOODSON/LOTT WINNER: I LOOKED AT 'EM AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE RIGHT SO I WENT IN THE DEN WHERE SHE WAS SITTING. I GOT HER TO CHECK THEM AS I READ THEM OFF TO BE SURE THAT THEY WERE, AND SHE WAS SPEECHLESS THERE FOR THIRTY MINUTES
(LAUGHS). ))
SUPER=08-Gary Goodson/Lotto Winner; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=for thirty minutes (laughs).
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VO-NAT


Yesterday the couple picked up their first of twenty checks worth over 45-thousand dollars.
The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a 5-thousand dollar bonus.
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Park-Photos


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=NONE


28 state parks, six historic sites and 18 natural areas all add up to a lot of places to make memories in Virginia.
Some vintage photos of the original six parks will give you a peek at someone else's.
Ellen Qualls visited a new exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society.
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SOT
IN Q=Sixty years ago
SUPER=03-Richmond; :12
SUPER=01-Joe Elton/Va. State Parks Director; :36
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:02
RUNS=1:44
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( Sixty years ago, Virginia became the first state to open an entire park system on one day.
Six parks, from Douthat to Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother to Seashore.
In commemoration, park officials dug deep into their archives to find what makes the parks special.
Some shots are just regular folks captured by the Civilian Conservation Corps that helped build the original parks.
Some are professional models, hired for promotional pictures.
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((JOE ELTON/VA. STATE PARKS DIRECTOR: THE BATHHOUSES THAT WERE CREATED AT THE TIME WERE VERY LARGE, VERY EXTRAVAGANT YOU MIGHT SAY IN TERMS OF THE SPACE AVAILABLE. BUT PEOPLE RECREATED DIFFERENTLY THEN. THEY MIGHT AFTER CHURCH ON SUNDAY, THE WHOLE FAMILY WOULD HOP IN THE CAR IN THEIR SUNDAY BEST ATTIRE AND GO TO THE PARK. AND THEN CHANGE AT THE PARK INTO THEIR SWIMMING WEAR. WHICH OF COURSE STYLES BEING WHAT THEY ARE HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE THE 1930'S. AND SO THE APPROACH IS DIFFERENT. AND I THINK FAMILIES RECREATED TOGETHER A LOT MORE THEN. AND THAT'S DEPICTED IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS.))
runs=:33


White Virginians have enjoyed 60 years of parks...but until 1964, black Virginians went only to Prince Edward State Park for Negroes.
It's definitely a different era.
Smoking's big in these pictures.
And take a look at the cut of meat this camper's putting on the grill.
SOT 02:14:27

((JOE ELTON/VA. STATE PARKS DIRECTOR: WE'VE GROWN DRAMATICALLY. WE HAD PROBABLY 91- THOUSAND VISITORS IN THAT FIRST YEAR IN 1936. AND WE'RE PROBABLY AT ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE MILLION THIS YEAR, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAD ONE OF THE WETTEST YEARS IN HISTORY.))
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And if you were in a park in 1996, this could be you in another few decades.
They sent the cameras back out this year to record it all for posterity.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

NW-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter wx


Severe winter weather hits the Pacific Northwest for a second day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Portland, OR;


An ice storm that hit yesterday has left much of Portland without power.
Ice-covered trees fell on power lines knocking out electricity to more than one-hundred thousand homes and businesses.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;


Tens of thousands are without power in the Seattle area, after a heavy snowfall.
Travel also has been blocked on several major highways through the cascades.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-52/46/Calm/30.32f/69/1964/9/1948;
SUPER=301-54/61/V-6 mph/30.23f/71/1971/0/1914;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Variably/Cloudy/35-39/Partly/Sunny/55-59;
SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/35-39/Partly/Sunny/55-59;
SUPER=332-Cloudy/Possible Drizzle/41-45/Mostly/Cloudy/60-64;
SUPER=333-Variably/Cloudy/28-32/Partly/Sunny/51-55;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Possible Drizzle/41-45/Mostly/Cloudy/60-64;
SUPER=X5001;


Skins


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NFL


The Washington Redskins have fired defensive coordinator Ron Lynn.
Lynn had been with the team since 1994, when he was brought in by new head coach Norv Turner.
In Lynn's three seasons in Washington, the defense struggled each year, and was a major reason for the team's second-half collapse this season.
The Redskins started 7-and-1, but lost six of their next seven games and failed to make the playoffs.

Davis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=NFL


A Bronco you would not expect received the Associated press top N-F-L offensive player award yesterday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Denver running back Terrell Davis beat out teammate John Elway and Green Bay's Brett Farve for the A-P offensive player of the year award. Davis gained over 15-hundred yards and scored 15 touchdowns. His team finished with the best regular season record in the league.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Rice


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


The A-P also named Arizona Cardinals defensive end Simeon Rice its defensive rookie of the year recipient. Rice registered 12 and a half sacks this year, which ties the N-F-L record for sacks in a single season.
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Fontes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=NFL


Lions coach Wayne Fontes and his staff received pink slips yesterday in Detroit.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI; :00


Fontes hugged owner William Clay Ford before speaking at his last news conference as coach. The Lions were just 5 and a 11 this season. Fontes's playoff record was 1 and 4.
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SOT
IN Q="its been

((WAYNE FONTES/FIRED AS LIONS HEAD COACH:IT'S BEEN A GREAT EIGHT YEARS FOR WAYNE FONTES AND MY FAMILY. IT'S BEEN GREAT FOR MY PLAYERS-- THE PLAYERS IV'E HAD, I'LL NEVER FORGET THEM. THEY'VE BEEN GREAT, AND TO THE FANS, I WANT TO SAY THIS, TO ALL THE FANS THAT PACKED THAT STADIUM WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT, AND HUNG IN THERE WITH US, I APPRECIATE YOU.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Fontes/Fired Lions Coach; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...I appreciated you"
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Bulls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=NBA


Arguably the biggest trade this season rocked the N-B-A last night as the Dallas Mavericks sent Jason Kidd, Tony Dumas and Lauren Meyer to the Phoenix Suns for A.C. Green, Michael Finley and Sam Cassell in a 6 man trade. The Mavs also get a number 2 pick either the '97 or '98 draft.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Bulls vs. Hawks;


The Atlanta Hawks handed the Chicago Bulls their 4th loss in 29 games.
SUPER=32-Atlanta/108/Chicago/103;

Christian Laettner knocked down a season high 37 points and 14 rebounds to snap Chicago's eight game win streak.
Jordan chipped in 34 for the Bulls, but the Hawks win it 108 to 103.
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Camby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=Marcus Camby


Former U-Mass star Marcus Camby returned from a back injury just in time to beat his old coach as Toronto beat New Jersey.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Hamilton, Ontario/TBS; :00


Camby came off the bench early to face John Calipari.
He goes over the defender for the jumper.
SUPER=32-Toronto/98/New Jersey/96;

The Raptors Damon Stoudelmire then goes to work, driving the lane for 2 of his 18 points.
The Nets Robert Pack packed a big punch, scoring a game high 27 but the Raptors win 98 to 96.
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Highty-Tighties


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=HOLD Tech


Virginia Tech may be playing in the Orange Bowl, but one of its bands won't be marching in the parade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The university had committed 36 thousand dollars to send the Highty-Tighties- the Corps of Cadets regimental band.
But the director, Major George McNeill says the band was told last week that the parade is overbooked, and there's only room for ONE Tech band.
So it will be "The Marching Virginians" performing in the parade AND at half time.
McNeill says the Highty-Tighties are disappointed, but still honored to be selected as the band to represent Virginia in the presidential inaugural parade next month.
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Business-Parade


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


While the Highty-Tighties may not be going to the Orange Bowl Parade, a drill team of a different sort is on its way to the Fiesta Bowl Parade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Plymouth, MI;

04:54:09,04:55:55,05:09:36,05:11:40
These well dressed men are part of a drill team.
This dapper ensemble started as a promotional idea for a clothing store, but it didn't stop there.
The group gets about fifty requests a year to participate in parades.
They can not accept every invitation, because all the members are successful (-------------) professionals.