12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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In Reno, the worst flooding in decades has closed a major airport.
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And a Danville girl came to the rescue yesterday and helped save a family from a house fire.
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Gingrich


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Sources say the House ethics panel will recommend a reprimand for Speaker Newt Gingrich.
That punishment would allow the Georgia Republican to remain speaker.
Gingrich has admitted breaking ethics rules in connection with a college course he taught.

Danville-Fire


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Without a smoke detector a Danville family had to rely on the help of a young family friend to alert them to the fire in their house.
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Trease (TERESA) Burton's Holbrook Street home caught fire yesterday morning.
A 12- year- old girl who was staying with the family woke up coughing with a burning throat.
Krystle Beard says she was scared, but knew she had to get help.
Beard ran into Burton's room and woke her up in time to get Burton's four young children to safety.
Only later did the two realize the full extent of the damage.
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((KRYSTLE BEARD:SHE HAD A FOUR MONTH OLD PIT BULL DOG, THAT'S GONE, ALL HER FURNITURE AND EVERYTHING IS GONE, I MEAN, SHE HAS TO START ALL OVER AGAIN, SHE'S SCARED, EVERYTHING SHE EVER HAD IS GONE. ))
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Firefighters say items not burned up were damaged by heat and smoke.
Fire officials say a wire that "shorted out" in the attic sparked the blaze.
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Campbell-Fire


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Fire also claimed the home of an elderly Campbell County woman yesterday.
Officials say the woman apparently poured kerosene into her wood stove, which already contained hot coals.
The fire flared up, and the woman dropped the container, allowing the blaze to spread.
She escaped without injury, but the home was a total loss.
Crews from Altavista and Evington responded to the call on Route 682.

Chicago-Fire


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Firefighters in Chicago are on the scene of a hospital fire.
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At least 13 people are reported injured in the fire at Roseland Hospital, which is located on Chicago's south side.
Hospital officials say the fire was mostly contained to one patient's room, and they are investigating the possibility that cigarette smoking sparked the blaze.
The hospital remains open as crews clean up the fire aftermath.
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Roanoke-Murder


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There is still no information on a possible suspect in Roanoke's last murder of 19-96.
But officials released the murder victims name yesterday.
Thirty-three- year- old Larry Edward Donahue was shot to death Monday night on Chapman Avenue.
It was the city's 13th murder for the year.

RENO


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They're calling it the worst flooding in Reno, Nevada in 40 years.
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Heavy rain and rising water forced hundreds of people from their homes and forced the Reno Tahoe International Airport to close.
And more rain is expected to fall today.
Meantime, in Washington and Oregon flood warnings remain for dozens of rivers.
Fourteen deaths have been blamed on the storms since Christmas.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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NW-WX


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((
The third in a series of Northwest storms brought more rain... 100-mile-per-hour wind gusts along the Washington coast, and warmer weather. The snow in the lower areas has melted away; the trouble is there's nowhere for the water to go:
To the south in Pullman, Washington, run-off from wheat fields combined with the Palouse River to rush through town.
Downtown Ashland, Oregon, had whitewater rapids swirling through.
Some progress toward recovery is being made. Interstate 90 through Washington reopened Wednesday after being closed since Christmas. Truckers didn't waste much time roaring out of town.
ART CAMINI/TRUCK DRIVER: "YOU CAN ONLY SIT AND LISTEN TO SO MANY WAR STORIES, TRUCKER STRIGS, BEFORE IT GETS OLD."
As the Pacific storms widen, California is now struggling-- with the Napa River north of San Francisco about to reach a record level.
And even in Western Canada, where severe weather is the norm, the recent storms have caused some 150 avalanches.
With the weather relatively calm now, the concern has shifted to the rivers-- and how much they can hold before spilling over once again. With all the power that nature can pack, it may still get worse before it gets better. Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Seattle.))

EUROPE-COLD


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A cold wave is killing people in Europe.
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Some 150 people have died in sub-zero conditions this week from Spain to Russia.
The weather is having a dire effect on transportation, with many airports forced to close.
Many ships are trapped in ice-covered rivers.
Even Venice's famed Gondolas need a de-icing to get moving.
The temperatures are the coldest in Europe in decades.
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Cowboys


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Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and teammate Erik Williams could be talking with police today about an alleged sexual assault.
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A twenty-three- year- old woman claims Irvin pointed a gun to her head while Williams and another man raped her at Williams' home Sunday night.
Irvin is denying the charges, in fact he says he was no where near the incident and is ready to tell police his story.
He's already on probation for a drug offense.
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((MICAHEL IRVIN:I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING TO THE POLICE. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HELPING AND COOPERATING IN ANY WAY I CAN. AND I'M ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU GUYS REWRITING AND REPRINTING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED SUNDAY NIGHT. ))
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Williams has said little about the allegations.
Coach Barry Switzer says both men are expected to suit up for Sunday's N-F-C divisional playoff against the Carolina Panthers.
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When we return,
Families of Virginia Tech football fans were worried sick over delayed charter flights returning from Miami.
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And,
The F-D-A is looking into a mystery liquid that made dozens of concertgoers REALLY sick.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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MID-EAST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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An Israeli-Palestinian Summit is expected today between P-L-O Chief Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Both sides are trying to come to terms on an Israeli pull-out from the West Bank city of Hebron.
Meantime, Islamic militants are vowing revenge for yesterday's shooting rampage in Hebron.
Jesse Schulman reports.
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(( ARRIVALS AT US AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE There were emergency talks through much of the night, with senior Palestinian and Israeli officials meeting at the US Ambassador's residence outside Tel Aviv, trying to rescue an accord which two days ago seemed all but in the bag.
ROSS State Department Middle East troubleshooter Dennis Ross has been meeting the leaders of the two sides. His strategy: just keep everybody talking. But it isn't a shortage of talk that's made a deal on Hebron so illusive.

(Hebron, West Bank/Yesterday)

SHOOTING When an off-duty soldier opened fire in hebron yesterday at a market full of Palestinian civilians, it was the quick thinking and simple guts of a young lieutenant who jumped on him that prevented a massacre. That, and bad marksmanship, are why the diplomats a dealing with a mere crisis instead of a catastrophe.
WOUNDED The Hebron talks have mainly been about protecting the handful of Jewish settlers in the city... Palestinians have long insisted they're the ones that need protecting.
GUNMAN The soldier turned gunman is himself a Jewish settler.>> He insisted yesterday, God gave Hebron to the Jews and no one is going to take it away.
Jesse Schulman, CBS News Tel Aviv.))


syria


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Elsewhere in the Middle East there are reports of a bombing New Year's Eve in Syria.
Sources say the blast in Damascus killed up to 12 people and wounded 40.
They say the bomb was set off near a bus station in the city's center.
So far, the government is not commenting and no one is claiming responsibility.

SICK-PEOPLE


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The Food and Drug administration is testing vials of colored liquid believed to have sickened dozens of young people at a Los Angeles Concert on New Year's Eve.
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The F-D-A says the substance was contained in glass vials labeled "Orange F-X Rush," "Lemon F-X Drop," and "Cherry F-X Bomb."
A concert promoter describes the liquid as a legal, herbal stimulant, but police say they are not sure what the vials contained.
Police seized as many as ten-thousand vials of the liquid following the concert.
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Tech-Fans


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Virginia Tech fans may been enjoying the Florida sun on Tuesday, but many also spent yesterday stranded in airports.
For the second straight year, local air travelers watched their Roanoke- bound flights
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get diverted, delayed or dropped altogether.
Fog kept hundreds of Virginia Tech fans from returning from Tuesday's Orange Bowl in South Florida.
Kathy Reynolds spent 90 minutes waiting for her husband's flight to arrive before she learned it had been diverted to another airport.
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((KATHY REYNOLDS/WIFE OF TECH FAN: THEY'RE GOING TO RICHMOND. WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO HOME AND SEE WHAT THEY SAY, SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH 'EM.))
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Airport officials say just four of eleven charter flights from Miami were able to land in Roanoke yesterday.
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((MARK COURTNEY/DEPUTY AIRPORT MANAGER: IT'S BEEN KIND OF A MIXED BAG. WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKE THIS, IT'S JUST LUCK OF THE DRAW. UNFORTUNATELY, IT'S HAPPENED TWICE IN A ROW NOW. I'M SURE A LOT OF THE VIRGINIA TECH FANS, CHARTER PASSENGERS, CAN REMEMBER THE EXPERIENCE LAST YEAR.))
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Courtney says for the most part, passengers and their families were understanding about the delays.
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Fitness-NOs


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For all those getting started on new exercise programs for the new year, this can typically be a week for new injuries that can slow the fitness process.
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((STRATTON SMITH/YMCA FITNESS DIRECTOR: PEOPLE ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT STARTING. THEY COME IN AND WANT TO DO IT DAILY AND DO OVER USE INJURIES, JOINTS HURT, ETC. WHEN ANYONE STARTS A NEW PROGRAM THEY NEED TO START SLOWLY AND GRADUALLY AND BUILD TO WHAT THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO DO. ))
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Talking to fitness professionals is a good idea if you have not exercised in a long time. They can help you set realistic goals that will help you stick to the program.
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((KENN CHRISTOPHER: TEN YEARS AGO I MADE A RESOLUTION TO LOOSE WEIGHT. I WAS 420 POUNDS. 10 YEARS AGO AND 210 POUNDS LATER, AS LONG AS YOU STICK TO IT, YOU CAN DO IT. ))
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Fitness professionals say exercising 45 minutes to an hour, three times a week will give you a good start. It's best to incorporate cardiovascular and strength training into your program.
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Still to come,
We'll find out which holiday is the safest-- if you tend to get speeding tickets.
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And,
Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P speeds into the new year with a new president.
Stay with us.
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County-Supers


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The Roanoke County Supervisors want the general assembly to give local school boards the authority to levy taxes.
But today, local lawmakers said that's not going to happen in 19-97.
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The supervisors met with legislators this morning.
Taxing authority for local school boards was at the top of their wish list, but the lawmakers were not optimistic.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: IF YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE NATIONAL STUDIES THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE UNIQUENESS OF VIRGINIA'S SITUATION, THAT WE DON'T HAVE A MULTIPLICITY OF TAXING AUTHORITIES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND COMPLIMENT US ON THAT FACT. I THINK IT WOULD BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO START BALCANIZING THE TAXING AUTHORITY AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.))
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Today, the supervisors also re- elected Bob Johnson chairman, and Harry Nickens vice- chairman.

Ebonics


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One Virginia law maker is saying NO to "Black English" as a legitimate second language in Virginia schools.
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Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant plans to introduce legislation that would prevent "ebonics" or any other dialect from being taught in the state's public schools.
Bryant says educators should not sanction what he calls the "butchering" of the English language.
Last year, lawmakers passed a measure that recognizes English as the state's official language.
Bryant says he is "not" aware of any current movement to introduce ebonics anywhere in the commonwealth.
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NAACP


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Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P rang in the new year with a new president who says he's ready for the challenges of the New Year.
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34- year- old Martin Jeffrey was sworn in yesterday during the organization's annual "Jubilee Day Celebration".
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY ALL MY LIFE, AND THIS A COVETED POSITION, I THINK FOR A LOT OF REASONS, BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL IMPACT THAT CAN BE MADE BY A PERSON, BY THIS ORGANIZATION. ))
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The Roanoke organization also named Robbie Board it's "Citizen of the Year".
The 91- year- old was praised for her years of hard work and dedication.
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((ROBBIE BOARD/ROANOKE NAACP "CITIZEN OF THE YEAR":I'M IN THAT TO HELP ALL I CAN TO BRING ABOUT EQUAL RIGHTS TO OUR PEOPLE.))
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During the two hour celebration, the N-double-A-C-P also swore in this year's officers and board of directors.
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Flag


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The state of Maryland is going to recall controversial car license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag.
The action follows criticism from black leaders who complained that the emblem represents slavery and is racist.
A spokeswoman for the Motor Vehicle Administration says the state will offer free replacement plates, without the flags.

Tickets


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Santa Claus may come in the form of a Virginia state trooper.
A Richmond Times-Dispatch study showed troopers issued less tickets during the winter months.
The study showed troopers are least likely to ticket motorists during the Christmas and New Years holiday period.
Troopers are most likely to issue tickets to drivers on the long Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Labor Day holidays.
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 50 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
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When we return,
The college bowl season has one game left.
We'll have highlights from the New Year's day contests...
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Including,
The most exciting comeback in recent Rose Bowl history, which has left the national championship up for grabs tonight.
Stick around.
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Rose


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The grand Daddy of Bowl games had a grand finish. Ohio State and John Cooper would shake the 1 and 6 bowl record monkey off their backs in beating Arizona State; thus denying the Sun Devils a possible National Championship.
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The game came down to the final 19 seconds, with Arizona State up 17-14,
back up quarterback Joe Germaine SUPER=34-Ohio State/20/Arizona State/17;

finds David Boston on a 5 yard game winning touchdown completion to give the Buckeyes their first Rose Bowl title in 22 years.
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Cotton


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In the Cotton Bowl, Brigham Young came back to beat Kansas State 19-15 and iced the win on a last second interception to stop a Wildcat run.
The Cats Brian Cavanaugh broke it SUPER=36-BYU/19/Kansas State/15;

open with this 72 yard hail mary that somehow finds the finger tips of Kevin Crockett.
But B-Y-U comes back to take the lead and wins by 4.
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Citrus


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
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Peyton Manning's golden arm led a Tennessee assault that 11th ranked Northwestern could not handle in the Citrus Bowl.
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Manning would pass for 408 yards and 4 touchdowns in the 20 point win. In the first, Manning connects with Peerless Price on a 43 yard T-D toss, U-T would lead 21-nothing after 13 minutes.
Manning also hooked up, with Joey Kent for two T-D passes through 3
quarters. He was 27 of 39 with no SUPER=36-Tennessee/48/Northwestern/28;

interceptions and even...
ran for a touchdown to cap it off.
Northwestern stormed back to tie it in the second quarter, but U-T wins 48 to 28.
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Gator


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
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12th ranked North Carolina was a touchdown better than 25th ranked West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.
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U-N-C's quarterback deserves an Oscar for this performance. In his first start, filling in for Chris Keldorf, Oscar Davenport threw for a touchdown and ran for another. This 18 yard strike goes to Octavus Barnes in the 2nd quarter.
He also ran for this 5 yarder to SUPER=36-North Carolina/20/West

Virginia/13; put U-N-C up 17-3 in the 2nd.
The Mountaineers Chad Johnston did throw this 34 yard T-D pass in the third quarter to David Sanders, but Carolina wins the Gator 20 to 13.
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Oyster-Eating


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


For the 13th year in a row contestants competed in a very unique contest.
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Someone shucks them and competitors suck them.
That was the scene of a New
Years day contest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Porters Bar held the oyster eating contest.
The fastest shell fish eater wins. Contestants race against the clock to see how many of the slimy creatures can slide down their throat in one minute. (-------------) The record is 59 but this year's winner was only able to eat 41 oysters.