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ANCHOR=Jean
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News 7 at five is next-
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A shooting inside a Henry County furniture plant. This man is accused of firing at his girlfriend.
Snow, Freezing Rain and sleet- The region's seen it all the past 24 hours.
We'll check outside with Len Besthoff.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The freezing rain is moving out but winter weather remains. Cold air and occasional snow showers top the forecast this evening.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=CST
TAPE#MED HEADS
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On Health Check--
Lawmakers are pressing for new rules to protect children and smaller adults from being injured by air bags.
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VO-NAT


Also from the Capital, the Department of Defense is on the hot seat-- as Senate hearings begin on Gulf War Illness.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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VO-NAT


A man with a sawed off shot gun allegedly shoots and wounds his girlfriend inside a Henry County furniture plant.
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5-Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=shooting


It happened this morning at the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant where both the victim and suspect worked.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Authorities say 35-year old Timothy Dexter Walton apparently left his work area shortly before the shooting.
Sheriff's officials say minutes later Walton fired two shots in the direction of 37-year old Susie Penn.
She was taken into surgery this afternoon.
No one else was injured.
Authorities say the incident could have been worse because other employees were also in the room.
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((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THE GENTLEMAN WAS HERE AND WAS NOT IN CUSTODY BUT SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL OF THE OFFICERS, THEY FOUND HIM WITHIN THE BUILDING, HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, UNARMED, THE WEAPON HAD BEEN DISCARDED ALONG THE WAY, AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=without incident.
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Investigators are still piecing together what happened but belive Penn may have been trying to end their relationship.
Walton is being held in the Henry County jail.
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5-day-storm


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The first winter storm of 1997 was missing one thing- the huge amounts of snow we've seen in previous years.
But this precip had its own special set of challenges.
double boxes Len/Jean


Len Besthoff is out braving this winter weather- Len, I understand that depending on where you live you had a little ice to deal with today.
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;


Jean this was anything but a clear cut snowstorm.
Not just snow, but a wintry mix that leaves people wondering, am I driving on a big patch of ice?
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SUPER=01-Robert Christian/Professional Auto Towing;
SUPER=03-Salem;
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Roanoke; (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Danville; (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services Dir.;
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((Business has been good? ROBERT CHRISTIAN/PROFESSIONAL AUTO TOWING: OH YEAH, YEAH, YEAH...IT'S ALWAYS GOOD WHEN IT SNOWS. EVERYTHING BREAKS DOWN WHEN THE WEATHER GETS BAD.))
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Tow truck driver Robert Christian says a bigger storm would have brought more stranded drivers but he's not complaining.
Just minutes after clearing one wipeout on I-81 in Salem, another one took place not even a quarter mile away.
Meanwhile in the New River Valley there was a little more slush on the roads plus the added challenge of thick patches of fog.
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(( ))
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And if you think power outages are out of the question, think again.
These shots along route 221 suggest at least the potential for a few downed power lines.
A number of more urban areas are faring better.
The past few harsh winters have left Roanoke crews better prepared, and Danville says it was spared from the brunt of this storm.
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5-school-closings


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info


As Len said, the roads will become slick as the temperatures drop, so some schools have cancelled night classes.
Others are throwing in the towel for tomorrow-- here's the latest list. dissolve to School watch
(toss to robin)


5-Dakotas-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=winter wx


Winter weather is also bearing down on other parts of the nation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sioux Falls, SD;


Heavy snow is falling on the Dakotas- with bitter cold air.
Temperatures are expected to drop to 20 below zero by tomorrow with wind chills as low as 60 below.
Blowing snow is a big problem-
SUPER=03-Fargo, ND;


Take a look at this- It's called a White Out- snow blowing so hard it reduces visibility on the roads.
Many highways are closed- South Dakota's Governor prohibited travel in some areas claiming its too treacherous to send out rescue teams.
A higher priority- getting food and medicine to the elderly and shut ins.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Coming up-- Ellen Qualls has a live report from Richmond as the General Assembly gets down to business.
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And Operation Crackdown did just that on Central Virginia last night-- as the drug roundup nets seveal arrests.
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- the latest findings connecting abortion and breast cancer should ease the fears of many women.
But the research is of course, controversial. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Still ahead-- the Two Minute Ticker is traveling along the NASCAR media tour--
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has the story when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Drug-Raids


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=drug bust


Snow wasn't the only thing to fall on Bedford County last night, as "Operation Crackdown" rained down on dozens of suspected drug dealers.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


The roundup was the culmination of six months of undercover work targeting the county's middle and upper-level drug dealers.
Arrest teams from Bedford, Lynchburg, the A-B-C board and the D-E-A hit several areas around the county, making two dozen arrests.
Sheriff Mike Brown says the drug problem extends beyond the county lines.
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IN Q=We've connected these

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE CONNECTED THESE 41 WITH LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING NEW YORK, NEW ORLEANS, WASHINGTON D.C., MIAMI, NEW JERSEY AND JAMAICA. IN ONE INSTANCE WE HAD A MOTHER COME IN WITH AN INFANT TO CONDUCT A DRUG DEAL, ANOTHER INSTANCE WE HAVE A JANITOR OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHO WE HAVE ARRESTED TONIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00
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OUT Q=have arrested tonight.
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VO-NAT


In addition to the arrests, police also seized small amounts of cocaine and marijuana.
Eight suspects are still at large.
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5-XGR


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=vmi


After over 10 million dollars and years of legal maneuvering, Virginia Military Institute lost its fight to preserve single sex education.
The 1997 General Assembly today renewed the debate. DOUBLE BOX Jean/Ellen
Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's being proposed?
ANCHOR=ellen


Nothing yet.
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=22-Richmond;


But that didn't stop a passionate 10 minute floor speech from a northern Virginia Senator who's only lived in Virginia for four years.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :29
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :34
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IT'S FOUGHT IN A COURTROOM BY A HANDFUL OF ATTORNEYS. AND THEN DECIDED BY ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE BEEN ELEVATED INTO A JUDGESHIP. AND YET, LIKE IN THIS CASE, THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHO BUILT THIS INSTITUTION 157 YEARS AGO, AND HAVE SUPPORTED IT DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME WERE NEVER ASKED ON ONE OCCASION WHAT THEIR FEELINGS WERE IN THE MATTER. NOR WERE THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.))
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VMI Board Chairman Bill Berry and attorney Jim Roberts were in the gallery for Barry's speech -- and the one response it prompted.
Janet Howell says the Supreme Court decision brought her joy.
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHAT HAS HAPPENED UP TO THIS POINT IS IN FINEST TRADITIONS OF VIRGINIA, AND THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF VMI, AND THE FINEST TRADITION OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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LIVE=Ellen full
SUPER=22-Richmond;


I spoke with Senator Barry after the floor session.
He said at first he was just "venting his spleen," but then, that he was laying the groundwork for a legislative response to the U.S. Justice Department.
He didn't elaborate on what that meant.
Q&A=Is the money needed for retro-fitting the facilities for women in jeopardy?


Probably not. Governor Allen has earmarked five million dollars from a discretionary fund that's NOT likely to be questioned by lawmakers.

5-College-Loans


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
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More students are paying back their college loans.
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President Clinton says the loan default rate is the lowest in the history of America falling below eleven percent.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


With that he proposed a 15 hundred dollar a year tax deduction for college tuition.
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((THE HOPE SCHOLARSHIP TAX CUTS WILL MAKE COLLEGE AFFORDABLE FOR EVERY PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY WILLING TO WORK FOR IT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU COUPLE THAT WITH THE AVAILABILITY OF LOANS AND WORK STUDIES.))
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Clinton says America needs tax cuts to help America pay for college.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Next on News-7 at Five-- Ol' Blue Eyes is hospitalized again-
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but Frank Sinatra's doctors say his prognosis is good-- the story when we come back.
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5-Sinatra


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
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Singer Frank Sinatra is back in the hospital after suffering a heart attack.
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SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;


Doctors aren't saying much about his condition except that his prognosis is good.
Paramedics brought the 81 year old to Cedars Sinai Hospital this morning.
SUPER=@file;


A spokewoman says it appears Sinatra had an uncomplicated heart attack and is undergoing testing and treatment.
A source says he's in a regular patient room, not intensive care.
It was two months ago Sinatra was hospitalized for mild pneumonia.
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W-15/40-42;
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Late/33-36;
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Showers/30-32;
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Still to come-- Mike Stevens talks to Rick Mast for tonight's report along the NASCAR media tour.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- potential dangers with halogen lamps.
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VO-NAT


While they can be used safely-- the results can be tragic if they come into contact with clothes, towels, or draperies.
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((THEY WERE GOOD LAMPS FOR THE MONEY THEY COST, THEY LOOK NICE IN OUR APARTMENT. WE NEVER THOUGH THEY WOULD BURN OUR HOUSE DOWN. ))
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5-Air-Bags


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=airbags


A senate panel today began looking into ways to make airbags safer.
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VO-NAT


Auto makers are arguing that air bags kill children because of government rules-- since the bags must have enough power to protect an adult man who isn't wearing a seat belt.
They say, that much force can be deadly to a child.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :


Also today, a top safety official denies Washington is dragging its feet on preventing children's deaths from air bags.
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((DR. RICARDO MARTINEZ/NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION: THAT'S THE ISSUE HERE IS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION THAT TAKES TIME AND TAKES LONGER, VERSUS EDUCATIONAL SOLUTIONS, SO WE HAVE COMBINED TO DO BOTH. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ricardo Martinez/Nat'l. Highway Traffic Safety Admin.; :
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OUT Q=combined to do both.
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Fast-opening air bags are blamed for the deaths of 32 children and 20 adults-- most of them smaller women-- in low-speed accidents.
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5-Gulf-Illness


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=gulf war syndrome


The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee is adopting a take-no-prisoners approach on Gulf War illnesses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


The committee held the first of what could be many hearings on the issue.

And there's been strong criticism of several agencies-- as some studies have found that troops deployed to the gulf were three times as likely to suffer fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain, headaches, stomach upset-- and other complaints.
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(( SEN. JAY ROCKEFELLER/(D)-WEST VIRGINIA: SOME CONTINUE TO INSIST THAT SINCE THESE ILLNESSES DID NOT RESULT IN LENGTHY HOSPITALIZATION OR DEATH THAT SOMEHOW THEY ARE NOT WORTHY OF ATTENTION. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Jay Rockefeller/(D) West Virginia
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OUT Q=worthy of attention.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The committee wants to know why the military waited five years to make public-- information about chemical weapons exposure.
It also wants the personal logs of retired General Norman Schwarzkopf as it probes Gulf War illnesses.

5-Breast-Cancer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=breast cancer


The risk of breast cancer is not any higher among women who have had abortions according to a study in today's New England Journal of Medicine.
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VO-NAT


Earlier controversial studies suggested that abortion increased breast cancer risk by 30 percent.
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((DR. WILLIAM LEDGER/CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER: THIS STUDY SHOWS VERY CLEARLY THAT THERE'S NOT A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN A PREGNANCY TERMINATION AND AN INCREASE RISK IN BREAST CANCER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Ledger/Cornell Medical Center; :
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OUT Q=in breast cancer.
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VO-NAT


The study did find that a small number of women who had LATER abortions had a greater risk of getting breast cancer-- but researchers don't know the cause.
In the study, Danish researchers tracked more than 280-thousand women.
Still though, at least one scientist here believes the Danish researchers manipulated their data to mislead the public.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Debate is likely to continue-- when abortion is involved it may be difficult to separate politics and science.

5-Halogen-Lamps


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=home safety


You may have heard about the recent warnings involving halogen lamps.
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VO-NAT


35-to-40 million bulbs have been sold in this country because they offer a brighter, energy-saving form of light.
But halogen bulbs have caused 100 fires, 20 injuries, and 10 deaths since since 1992.
Fires can start when the bulbs come into contact with clothes, towels or draperies.
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IN Q=It can burn

((ANN BROWN/ CHAIRMAN CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: IT CAN BURN UP TO TEMPERATURES OF 1200 DEGREES AND WHEN THIS BULB COMES INTO CONTACT WITH ANY KIND OF MATERIAL...BOOM...IT CAUSES FIRE AND IT CAUSES IT QUICKLY.))
SUPER=01-Ann Brown/Consumer Product Safety Commission; :
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OUT Q=causes it quickly.
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
Just this week, a massive blaze destroyed jazz musician Lionel Hampton's Manhattan apartment-- caused by a halogen lamp that fell over.
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((I HAVE A DRUM SET IN MY BEDROOM AND THEY COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED. ))
SUPER=01-Lionel Hampton/Musician; :
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OUT Q=completely disappeared.
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VO-NAT


And it happened at Windsor Castle-- when fire gutted a portion of the 900 year old landmark-- the theory is a halogen bulb ignited a curtain.
Across the U-S, many colleges have banned halogen bulbs in their dormitories.
Used properly, these bulbs can be safe.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


But to reduce their risk, starting next month-- all halogen lamps must be manufactured with a shield...to prevent even accidental contact between the bulb and any fabric.

S5-TOUR


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=mst
TAPE#ST5-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


The snow and ice missed the Charlotte area overnight, so the NASCAR media tour rolled on throughout the Tar Heel State.
Tonight Mike Stevens checks in with Rick Mast at his new racing shop in Mooresville, North Carolina, as the 1997 season draws closer.
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SUPER=@Mike1; left :00
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Remington Ford Driver; :14
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :23
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OUT Q=help you Patrick, ha ha.

GO TO BREAK!

5-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A Delta commuter plane crashed near Detroit this afternoon, killing everyone on board.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Monroe, MI


The plane crashed and burned in a snowy field near the town of Monroe, south of Detroit.
Authorities are saying it appears there were no survivors.
Aerial views of the crash show blackened wreckage strewn across a field.
The plane was on its way from Detroit to Toledo, Ohio.
The F-A-A says it carried 25 passengers and a crew of three.
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5-kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=fire


Sometimes it gets hot and steamy on soap operas, but there was too much heat in the New York building where the "Guiding Light" is taped.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York/Yesterday;

04:17:35
The CBS soap was taping its 60th anniversary special when a a small fire started on the second floor of the building. 4:19:02
The "Guiding Light" studio is on the sixth floor.
No one was hurt in the fire--in the building on New York's East Side.
Actors were taping a ballroom scene when the fire broke out.
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SOT 4:18:12
IN Q=they just

((THEY JUST EVACUATED THE WHOLE BUILDING FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. BUT THE ENTIRE CAST WAS OUT THERE ON THE STREET, SO IF THERE WERE ANY GUIDING LIGHT FANS THEY HAD A BALL. TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE WE WERE ALL DRESSED IN BALL GOWNS AND TUXEDOS STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET WAITING TO SEE IF WE COULD FINISH THIS OR NOT. ))
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OUT Q=finish this or not.
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VO-NAT

more ballroom stuff
Apparently they expect to finish it.
The 60th anniversary show is scheduled to air on Your Hometown Station the week of January 20th.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE


That's it for us on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. Thanks for watching-- Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean