12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
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VO-NAT


Two days before the end of the year Roanoke records its 13th homicide.
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And it's going to be a wet and possibly dangerous New Year's Eve in the Pacific Northwest.
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TALENT=Patrick


Cloudy and cooler to start the New Year, with showers likely. Temperatures are expected to rebound as we finish the week, I'll have all the details, plus a look at the latest from the N-F-L.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around News 7 at Noon is next.

SW-Murder


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Roanoke police are still looking for answers into last night's murder in a Southwest neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Neighbors in the 13- hundred block of Chapman Avenue reported a series of gunshots shortly before 11 last night.
The victim was found lying on the sidewalk.
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SOT 10:32:44
IN Q=I heard

((LARRY MARTIN: I HEARD FOUR QUICK GUN SHOTS AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE THE GUY FELL. THERE WAS A SHOOTING OUT HERE OF SOME TYPE ALL I KNOW. IT SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH. IT REALLY DID. ))
SUPER=07-Larry Martin;
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OUT Q=really did
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VO-NAT


But some residents say despite the violence, the Southwest neighborhood has lots of potential-- and they won't let this incident ruin its future.
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SOT 10:42:19
IN Q=These old

((HENRY EMMERSON/NEIGHBOR: THESE OLD BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSES HAVE A LOT OF CHARACTER TO THEM. THEY NEED RESTORING. LANDLORDS WHO ARE RENTING PROPERTY NEED TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEM. THAT'S PAINFULLY OBVIOUS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. ))
SUPER=01-Henry Emmerson/Neighbor;
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OUT Q=at the neighborhood
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Police have yet to identify the victim... and there have been no arrests.
Some witnesses say a white car drove off immediately after the shots were fired.

Pulaski-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A medical examiner has ruled the death of an estranged Pulaski County couple as a murder-suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Sunday;


Deputies were called to the home of Betty and Douglas Burgess Saturday night after neighbors heard gunshots.
They found the bodies lying in the front yard of the home.
Investigators say Douglas Burgess was holding a large caliber handgun.
Autopsies indicate that both victims died from gunshot wounds to the head.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Dr. William Masello says Douglas Burgess had a single bullet wound, while his wife had multiple gun shot wounds.
The two had been separated for several months.

NORTHWEST-STORMS


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


It's just what the Pacific Northwest does not need-- More rain.
Forecasters say a new storm system moving into the region today could bring severe flooding.
Two others storms since Thursday have already left ten people dead and thousands without power.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lynnwood, WA; :00
SUPER=03-Chehalis, WA; :10
SUPER=03-Bellingham, WA; :14
SUPER=01-Jack Eide/Flood Victim; :34
SUPER=03-Portland, OR; :43
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:12
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=cbs news, Seattle.

((
After spending a week buried in snow and ice, residents in Washington found themselves caught in a flood...as warmer weather melted the snowpack. In the town of Chehalis, tractors couldn't do much for the fields.
While in the northwest corner of Washington, cars had nowhere to go since every road in Whatcom County was blanketed...this couple couldn't make their own wedding: GROOM "JUST OUR NON-ANNIVERSARY."
Just outside of Seattle, the water in this house used to be snow... the Eide family has had enough:
Jack Eide/Flood Victim: "THAT'S IT. I'M NOT LIFTING ANY MORE. WE'RE DONE. WE'RE DONE. WHAT CAN YOU DO? YOU CAN'T STOP THE RAIN."
In Oregon, the trouble is with mud. Slides covered roadways; sheer force loosened a huge boulder onto this road. And five workers were rescued after being buried in a quarry tunnel. Residents scattered throughout the Northwest are dealing with individual disasters...from a tree through a living room, to a crushed auto dealership, to a flattened furniture store. But most are digging out...hoping the melting snow washes away without much more damage.
Manuel Gallegus CBS News, SEATTLE.))

INDIA


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


Rescuers in northeastern India are recovering dozens of bodies from the wreckage of a train blown off the tracks yesterday by two bombs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sesapani, India;


Nearly 50 bodies have been recovered so far.
Officials expect the death toll to climb even higher because 80 of the injured are in critical condition.
No one has claimed responsibility for the explosion.
But police say they suspect a rebel group fighting for autonomy in the region where the blast occurred.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

PERU


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru;


Television crews and still photographers are being allowed to move closer to the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru where rebels are still holding some 80 hostages.
Meantime, the president of Peru appears to be softening his stance against the rebels.
Alberto Fujimori says he would consider granting the rebels safe passage out of the country if they release their captives and lay down their weapons.
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GINGRICH


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


For the first time a Republican Congressman is saying no to a second term for Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


New York Representative Michael Forbes says Gingrich's ethics problems would hamper his ability to do the job of speaker.
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IN Q=

9:29:19 ((REP. MICHAEL FORBES/R-NEW YORK: I FEAR FRANKLY THAT IF HE CONTINUES AMIST ALL THESE QUESTIONS IT WOULD ENCUMBER OTHER REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE, HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO JOB WITH AMERICAN PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Forbes/(R) New York;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=people's business.
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VO-NAT


G-O-P leaders still expect Gingrich to sail to a second term in next month's election.
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L'burg-Fire


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


The year ended on a sour note for one Lynchburg family.
A fire yesterday fire heavily damaged their home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Payne Street after a neighbor spotted smoke coming from the house.
Crews quickly contained the blaze, but not before a front living room suffered extensive fire damage.
Smoke damage throughout the rest of the house left it uninhabitable for the family of three.
Investigators say a battery charger left near a recliner, apparently sparking the blaze.
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Reynolds-Resignation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=voting


Some Southside voters will be heading back to the polls in a few weeks.
January 14th is the latest election day for voters in parts of Carroll, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Patrick counties.
State Senator- elect Roscoe Reynolds faxed a letter yesterday to the Governor resigning his House of Delegates seat.
Governor Allen then set the 14th as the date for the special election to fill that House seat.
That means the district will go UN-represented from the January 8th opening gavel of the General Assembly until a new delegate can be sworn in.
Both parties accused the other of foot-dragging over setting the election.
Democrat Barnie Day is expected to face Republican Phil Plaster for the House seat.

Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Goode


These special elections started when voters sent former state senator Virgil Goode to Washington.
But as he prepares to take his seat in Congress, Goode says that may work to his advantage.
Joe Dashiell talked with Goode about the transition and the challenge ahead.
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IN Q=Every January since
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/Congressman-Elect; :12
SUPER=@Joe2; :41
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7


((Every January since 1973, Virgil Goode has made the annual pilgrimage to Richmond.
But this year when the General Assembly convenes, Goode will be in Washington beginning his first term as fifth district congressman.
SOT 13:42:09
IN Q=I'm going to miss

((VIRGIL GOODE/CONGRESSMAN- ELECT: I'M GOING TO MISS BEING WITH THEM THIS YEAR. I KNOW THEY HAVE A LOT TO DO AND I'M GLAD THEY HAVE A LITTLE SURPLUS THIS YEAR INSTEAD OF THE SITUATION WHERE IT WAS LESS MONEY THAN IN THE PRIOR YEARS.))
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OUT Q=in the prior years.


Money will still be on his mind as he heads to Washington.
An issue that Goode campaigned on and carries close to his heart is a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget.
SOT 13:36:12
IN Q=I don't think you'll have

((VIRGIL GOODE/CONGRESSMAN- ELECT: I DON'T THINK YOU'LL EVER HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET UNLESS YOU HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. THAT'S GOING TO FORCE SOME SHOVING SOMEWHERE AND I'M ALL FOR IT.))
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OUT Q=all for it.


All shoving aside, Goode says he looks forward to working with his new colleagues on both sides of the aisle, even if he may not be in sync with leaders of his own party.
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IN Q=That doesn't bother me

((VIRGIL GOODE: THAT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. I'M MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, SO THAT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AND JUST GOING FORWARD.))
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OUT Q=just going forward.


And Goode says he hopes his role as a conservative democrat will pay off in the current political climate.
SOT 13:38:47
IN Q=I think that divided numbers

((VIRGIL GOODE: I THINK THAT DIVIDED NUMBERS IN THE HOUSE WILL MAKE FOR A MORE FLUID SITUATION AND ONE WHERE THOSE THAT ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD MAY HAVE A LITTLE MORE SAY SO. I'M HOPEFUL THAT WILL BE A POSITIVE ASPECT OF THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
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OUT Q=next two years.


Assigned a seat on the House Agriculture Committee, Goode will be sworn in January 7th.
Asked if he's looking forward to a long tenure in Washington, Goode simply says he's looking forward to the next two years.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Partners-Parenting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Education


A local bank is helping the Roanoke County school system teach parents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 19


The Partners in Parenting program is getting a six-thousand dollar grant from the First Union's Excellence in Education fund.
The school system will use the money to help pay for seminars on topics important to parents and teachers.
The program also tries to develop greater community involvement in the school system.
More than 60 schools in 12 states competed for the grants.
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Defibrillator


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=heart attack


Doctors say what is done in the first few minutes following a heart attack can often mean the difference between life and death.
New equipment soon to be used by the Danville fire department should improve the survival odds for patients in the Danville area.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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IN Q=An estimated
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Danville; :15
SUPER=01-Ray Earp/Danville Firefighter; :23
SUPER=01-Dr. Stuart Smith/Danville Regional Medical Center; :42
SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; 1:06
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:15
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.

(( An estimated one- thousand Americans die every day from a heart attack.
No one understands the staggering figures more than the Danville fire department.
The city's fire fighters are almost always called when a person suffers a heart attack.
But despite their quick response time, until this week, they've never carried defibrillators.
The machines are a vital tool in saving the life of a heart attack victim.
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SOT
IN Q=You try

((RAY EARP/DANVILLE FIRE FIGHTER:YOU TRY TO DO YOUR BEST EVERY TIME BUT YOU'RE ALWAYS THINKING MAYBE I COULD'VE DONE MORE AND THIS WILL HELP ERASE THAT QUESTION.))
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OUT Q=that question.


During cardiac arrest, the heart goes into a condition called "fibrillation".
In other words, the heart is unable to contract like it's supposed to and the person stops breathing.
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SOT
IN Q=You have

((DR. STUART SMITH/DANVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER:YOU HAVE ABOUT A TEN MINUTE OPPORTUNITY TO GET THAT HEART TO BEAT NORMALLY AGAIN. WITH DEFIBRILLATION WITHIN ONE TO TWO MINUTES AFTER CARDIAC ARREST, YOU CAN ACTUALLY SAVE ABOUT 90- PERCENT OF PEOPLE.))
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The Danville rescue squad uses defibrillators, but the organization is volunteer.
Fire fighters are also generally quicker to arrive because there are seven fire houses around the city.
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IN Q=Our average

((B. G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF:OUR AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME IS THREE AND A HALF- TO FOUR MINUTES, SO WE HAVE A BIT OF A JUMP ON THE LIFE- SAVING CREW BECAUSE OF OUR GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION.))
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OUT Q=geographic location.


The seven defibrillators cost about 60- thousand dollars. Half of the amount was paid by the city, the other half, by a state grant. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Weight-Loss


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=weight loss


With less than 12 hours left in 19-96 some people will be making New Year's resolutions.
Many vow to shed a few pounds, or start an exercise program.
But statistics show few actually follow through with their resolution.
Kimberly McBroom has the story of one woman who defied the odds.
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SOT
IN Q=Ronda Parr did what most people
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Ronda Parr/Weight Loss Counselor; :28
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :40
SUPER=01-Dianne Rhodes/Roanoke Athletic Club; :48
SUPER=01-John Ware/Roanoke Athletic Club; 1:00
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:23
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

(( Ronda Parr did what most people promise to do on New Year's Day--
She kept her resolution.
This is Parr before she started the program at the Beverly Hills Weight Loss Clinic.
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SOT 6:07:25

((THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THAT PICTURE IS ME. THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IT. ))
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Since February, she's shed nearly 50 pounds.
Besides being the clinic's most prominent client, Parr's also a counselor.
Her recipe for success?
Cut down on the fats and starches, and heap on the determination.
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SOT 6:08:38

((RONDA PARR/WEIGHT LOSS COUNSELOR: THEY HAVE TO MAKE UP THEIR MIND FIRST-- THEY HAVE TO KNOW THAT THEY'RE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES. DON'T LET ANYONE ELSE PRESSURE THEM INTO IT. DO IT FOR THEMSELVES. ))
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New Year's is traditionally the busiest time for fitness clubs-- as faithful members renew their commitment, and new members hope to change their lifestyles.
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SOT 5:00:44

((DIANNE RHODES/ROANOKE ATHLETIC CLUB: IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR. THEY'VE DECIDED-- IT'S THE SAME NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION THEY PROBABLY HAD LAST LAST YEAR-- BUT THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE IT A SHOT AGAIN AND WE WELCOME THEM.))
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SOT 5:03:06

((JOHN WARE/ROANOKE ATHLETIC CLUB: THIS IS THE HOLIDAY TIME OF THE YEAR, SO EVERYBODY TENDS TO KIND OF CENTER THE ACTIVITIES AROUND MEALS. AND PEOPLE TEND TO GET KIND OF GUILTY ABOUT THEM. GUILT CAN BE A POWERFUL MOTIVATOR IN TERMS OF FITNESS. ))
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Ware suggests combining cardiovascular exercise and strength training with proper nutrition.
He also says it's a good idea to consult a physician if you've never worked out before.
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SOT 5:36:58

((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: FITNESS AND DIET EXPERTS SAY YOU SHOULD PACE YOURSELF, AND NOT EXPECT THE PERFECT BODY RIGHT AWAY. AFTER ALL, THE IMPORTANT STEP IN GETTING INTO SHAPE IS GETTING STARTED. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7 ))
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Chewing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=NONE


Dogs can be great companions and provide security, but when there can be problems when they start chewing on the furniture.
Beth Myer talked with some experts.
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IN Q=Pet experts say
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Pam Jackson/Dog Trainer; :08
SUPER=@Beth2; :21
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=Myer, News-7.

WEATHER
SUPER=300-67/56/W 16mph/30.06f/72/1992/ 6/1983;
SUPER=301-61/93/S 3mph/30.05f/73/1992/-5/1880;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/& Cooler/34-38/Increasing Clouds/Rain Likely/40-45;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/& Cooler/34-38/Increasing Clouds/Rain Likely/42-46;
SUPER=332-Variable Clouds/Cooler/34-38/Cloudy/Rain Likely/40-45;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Chilly/32-36/Becoming Cloudy/Rain Likely/40-45;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/34-38/Cloudy/Afternoon Rain/42-46;
SUPER=X5001;


orange-bowl


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tech/nebraska


The Virginia Tech football team has won all but one of their battles on the field this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


But tonight in front of a national audience-- the Hokies will battle Nebraska for respect.
Tech comes into the game a 17 point underdog against the perennial powerhouse.
We'll have the game tonight on your hometown station starting at 7.
Remember to tune in for "March to Miami" at 6-30.
Mike Stevens will host that show live from Miami.
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Favre


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Brett Favre


Brett Favre has overcome a pain killer addiction and his sister's and brother's arrests to become the N-F-L's most valuable player.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Farve lead the Pack to the best N-F-C record, despite losing several of his key receivers for part of the season.
Farve passed for an N-F-C record 39 touchdowns.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB97-2)
GRAPHIC=Hornets


For the fifth straight time, the Charlotte Hornets dodged a bullet, beating Washington 101-92 last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Hornets vs. Bullets; ;00


Glen Rice knocked down a season high 38 points, hitting 13 of his free throws and draining 5 three pointers.
Both Anthony Mason and Matt Geiger scored 18 points a piece as
SUPER=32-Charlotte/101/Washington/92;

Charlotte snapped a two game losing streak.
Chris Webber led the Bullets with 22 points and 14 boards.
This ended Washington's three game win streak.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB97-1)
GRAPHIC=VMI Basketball


In basketball action from the sunshine state, V-M-I played Florida International last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Miami/Keydets vs. Golden Panthers; :00


The Panthers took an early lead.
Jean Derkack goes back door and throws down the two handed slam.
V-M-I kept forcing the action. Darryl Faulkner dishes to Brent Conley on the baseline for the reverse lay in.
SUPER=33-Florida Int./91/VMI/63;

F-I-U then went to the perimeter with Dedric Taylor, smoking the net with the three point bomb.
Back comes V-M-I. Bryan Taug feeds Jason Bell who rings in the lay up but Florida I-N-T dominates 91-63.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Express


With Michael Smith and Jeff Loder gone and the roster depleted, Express G-M Pierre Paiement and coach Frank Anzalone added centerman Wayne Strachan to the roster yesterday. Strachan comes from, among other places, the I-H-L's Manitoba Moose.

Australia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=New Year's


They're already celebrating the new year in some parts of the world.
Fireworks greeted the start of 19-97 in Hong Kong, which reverts from British to Chinese control in about six months.
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SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
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VO-NAT


And in Australia, up to a million people gathered around Sydney Harbour for a huge fireworks display.
And a street parade attracted costumed dancers and some rather rowdy revelers.
But police kept things fairly calm. (----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD

year Time Square will host its world renowned ball-lowering bash. In the U-S, attention turns to New York City, where for the 92nd