12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over delaying a sexual harassment suit against President Clinton.
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And a Virginia Tech student is killed on campus over the weekend by a suspected drunken driver.
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TALENT=Melanie
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Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

Peru


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


More gunfire has erupted at the hostage site in Lima, Peru.
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NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru
RUNS=:04
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VO-NAT


About a dozen gunshots were fired today inside the Japanese ambassador's compound where rebels are holding 74 hostages.
The incident is the largest burst of gunfire since the guerrillas stormed the compound in mid-December.
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Tech-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net (edit of 96-105)
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


A drunken driving accident is being blamed for the death of a Virginia Tech student.
Police say 20- year- old Daniel Kelly of Maryland was walking down Southgate Drive on Tech's campus with his girlfriend Saturday night when he was hit by a car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday Night;


Apparently Kelly's car had run out of gas near the intersection of Southgate and U-S 4-60.
Police say the two walking with their backs to traffic when 47- year- old Evelyn N. Williams struck them.
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SOT 13:17:31
IN Q=THE WOMAN

((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: THE WOMAN, EVELYN WILLIAMS OF BLACKSBURG, IS BEING CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.))
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Kelly, a computer engineer major, had just returned to campus for the spring semester.
Classes begin today.
His advisor says he was an excellent student.
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SOT 13:17:53
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((WE'VE GOT A RATHER EXTENSIVE ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ALL OF THE STUDENTS. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE STUDENTS HAD BEEN DRINKING. IN THIS CASE IT WAS A TOWN RESIDENT USING A UNIVERSITY ROADWAY TO TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Va. Tech University Relations;
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VO-NAT


Kelly was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital shortly after the accident.
His girlfriend was not seriously injured.
Her name is not being released.
Funeral services for Kelly will be held in Maryland.
The Newman Catholic Ministry is planning a memorial service on campus sometime this week.
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G-E


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-100; 96-94(GE)
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Some possible layoffs are shaking up things at Salem's G-E plant.
Employees say layoffs are in the future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


This comes in the middle of a two week shutdown forced by a low production workload.
Without the shutdown, G-E officials said they would have to lay off 100 people, but they also said they were still assessing their employment needs for 19-97.
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G-E Spokesman Mike Allee says the company has no announcement at this time.
However, he did confirm that there have been some discussions with the union about the production workload.
And with the current workload situation, there is the possibility for layoffs.
He said G-E is assessing the situation.
Union officials were not available for comment.

JONES-SUIT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=supreme court


Just one week before his second term inauguration, President Clinton is hoping to head off a major embarrassment.
The president is asking the Supreme Court to delay a lawsuit that accuses him of sexually harassing Paula Jones in 19-91.
Jim Steward has the story.
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IN Q=Paula Corbin Jones
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR/October 25, 1994; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/Reporting; :30
SUPER=01-Gil Davis/Paula Jones' Attorney; :50 QUICK
SUPER=01-Herbert Miller/Former Pres. Nixon's Attorney; 1:08
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.

(( Paula Corbin Jones has been waiting two years to bring charges of sexual misconduct against the president. Jones alleges then Governor Clinton arranged for her to meet him in this Little Rock hotel in 1991 where he made physical and verbal advances.
She filed suit in 1994..but the President wants it postponed, arguing he can't do his job if he has to spend time fighting lawsuits.
Nothing exactly like this case has been seen before.
The issue for the Justices is whether a sitting President can be required to defend himself against a lawsuit for alleged misconduct that occurred before he became President? Or does Paula Jones have to wait four more years?
Jones' lawyers say the president should be treated like any other citizen.
DAVIS:ITS IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE. NO ONE IS ABOVE OR BELOW THE LAW. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT A KING. THE PRESIDENT IS ONE OF US.
But Herbert Miller, attorney for the late President Nixon, warns a civil lawsuit could dominate a president's schedule.
MILLER:THE PRESIDENT MAY VERY WELL FEEL THAT HE HAD TO BE THERE IN ORDER TO IMPRESS THE JURORS THAT HE WASN'T DISMISSING THIS MATTER LIGHTLY.
And since both sides have already walked away once from a settlement, its a lawsuit that seems destined to be tried at some point. the only question for the president now is..when?
Jim Stewart, CBS News, Washington.))

CITADEL


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


Citadel officials have scheduled an afternoon news conference, one day after learning that two of their four female cadets won't be returning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Kim Messer and Jeanie Metavlos say school officials broke a promise to protect them from abuse by male cadets.
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SOT
IN Q=z

((PAUL GIBSON/KIM MESSER'S LAWYER:THE CITADEL HAS TAKEN AN ADVISORAL POSITION AGAINST BOTH OF THEM AND I THINK THIS GOES A LONG WAY TO CONVINCE AT LEAST MY CLIENT THAT SHE IS NOT WELCOME. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Gibson/Kim Messer's Lawyer;
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OUT Q=she is not welcome.
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VO-NAT


The women say the abuse included sexual harassment and having their clothes set on fire.
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SS=Hold


Leaving along with Messer and Metavlos,-- Metavlos' brother Mike, a Citadel Senior.
He says under the current situation he'll take his final exams elsewhere.

comair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash beechcraft


The search for clues and human remains continues at the Michigan crash site of Comair Flight 32-72.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Monroe Co., MI/Yesterday;


The local medical examiner says it could be several days before all 29 victims are identified.
Yesterday, Federal investigators found signs of a possible engine problem.
They say three switches that shut off the right engine and activate fire extinguisher were in the "on" position.
But investigators say they could have been flipped by the force of the crash.
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L'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Lynchburg man remains in serious condition after being shot during an apparent robbery last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Eighteen- year- old Steven Spinner told police he was standing near the intersection of Fourth and Federal Streets last night when he was approached by two men.
The pair demanded Spinner's money. He refused and turned to walk away from them.
That's when Spinner was shot in the back.
He's listed in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
No arrests have been made.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=space shuttle


The Space shuttle Atlantis is one day away from its rendezvous with the Russian space station.
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VO-NAT


It's lift off yesterday morning was picture picture perfect.
Atlantis will be picking up astronaut John Blaha and dropping off astronaut Jerry (LIH'nihn-jur) Linenger.
This will be the fifth time a shuttle has docked with MIR.
Atlantis returns to earth January 22nd.
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Youth-Survey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=None


The Better Beginnings Coalition wants to find the best way to help Roanoke's children.
So the organization is going to study why some children excel in even the most adverse conditions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


The coalition plans to study the developmental assets of Roanoke's young people.
The goal is to find out what qualities help them effectively face the challenges of life.
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((CHERI HARTMAN/BETTER BEGINNINGS COALITION: BY SERVING THE YOUTH REGARDING THEIR DEVELOPMENT ASSETS WE'LL GET A PICTURE OF WHERE OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUTH.))
SUPER=01-Cheri Hartman/Better Beginnings Coalition;
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The study will be done by surveying Roanoke children.
The coalition plans to start its research in the spring.
The Better Beginnings Coalition is working with the West End Center.
The center is a neighborhood-based youth program which provides academic support, recreation, nutrition and serves as a safe hangout for children.


SMOKING-WRINKLES


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


Here's one more reason to quit smoking.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A British study concludes that smoking gives you wrinkles.
Researchers examing twins found those who smoked aged much faster than their siblings.
They think smoking makes the skin thinner and could also release an enzyme that breaks down elasticity.
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Dublin-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=fire


The cold weather was no help to firefighters as they battled a blaze in Dublin last night.
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IN Q=WE

((WE ARRIVED IT WAS FULLY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE OF 220 BANKS AVENUE, THE FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO KNOCK IT DOWN PRETTY QUICK, BUT IT DID EXTENSIVE DAMAGE INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Robbie Cecil/Dublin Fire Chief;
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OUT Q=EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Fire crews arrived at the scene shortly before 11 o'clock.
All of the residents in the house escape without injury.
There's no word yet on what caused the fire.
Investigators were back at the scene this morning.
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Marye


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=Marye, Madison


Shawsville state Senator Madison Marye (ma-REE) may be fighting a losing battle, but that is NOT stopping him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Marye is fighting hard for more money for Pulaski's Governor's School
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SOT FRED TAPE 10:20:46
IN Q=It has

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT HAS SERIOUS STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. AND IF YOU KNOW THAT OLD SONG ABOUT "IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES, WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES. AND YOU SHIVER WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW. WELL THAT'S WHAT GOES ON IN THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL IN PULASKI.))
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OUT Q=in Pulaski.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The state Board of Education furthered angered Marye by recommending 1-point 3 million dollars be used to start a new Governor's School in Fredericksburg.
It would serve localities in the state's prosperous so- called "golden crescent."
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IN Q=The oval

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: THE OVAL CRESCENT WILL RAKE IN THE BACON. AND THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL CHEW ON THE RIND.)) FRED TAPE 10:27:13 SEN. EDD HOUCK: FREDERICKSBURG IS PART OF THE FERTILE CRESCENT. BUT THERE'S PARTS OF THAT CRESCENT THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE RIPE AND FERTILE THAN OTHERS.
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :12
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Senators agreed they'd work hard to find the 200- thousand dollars Marye wants for Pulaski's school.
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Skiing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 96-108
GRAPHIC=Skiing


The lower temperatures mean snowmaking at area ski resorts is going strong.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV;


Resorts like Snowshoe in Pocahontas County are rebounding rapidly from recent warm temperatures.
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SOT
IN Q=We're producing

((WE'RE PRODUCING 1800 TONS OF SNOW AN HOUR AS TEMPERATURES PERMIT. WE'VE BEEN MAKING SNOW SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT AROUND THE CLOCK. ))
SUPER=01-Ed Galford/Snowshoe Mountain Manager;
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OUT Q=around the clock
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VO-NAT


That's enough snow to cover one football field with a foot of snow every hour.
Crews are trying to make up for lost time and melted snow.
It was just two weeks ago when warm temperatures forced many area resorts to shut down.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Many resorts in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states have to rely on man-made snow to stay open.

Cold-Wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-97
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


An arctic blast has pushed the temperatures down into the teens in Southwest Virginia.
The freezing weather is expected to put stress on area homeless shelters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


During the most recent snow storm most of these beds at the rescue mission were taken.
The mission expects the shelter to fill up on cold winter nights.
But Joy Sylvester-Johnson says it's the cold and flu season that puts the most stress on the mission.
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SOT 14:13:30
IN Q=FOR PEOPLE

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT JUST CHRONICALLY HOMELESS, BUT ARE HERE JUST TEMPORARILY BECAUSE SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO MAKE THEM LOSE THEIR HOMES USUALLY WE HAVE THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR HOUSING BY DAY ONE OR TWO, BUT IF THEY COME IN SICK IT MAY BE DAY THREE OR FOUR.))
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

More-Cold-Wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


During the winter months traveling can become difficult for almost anyone.
And when bad weather strikes-- you should be prepared for the worst.
Hazardous road conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to lose control.
Accidents and breakdowns may leave you stranded.
Triple-A says there are precautions you should take.
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SOT 13:25:45
IN Q=a lot of

((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA MANAGER: A LOT OF THE THINGS THEY SHOULD HAVE ARE A FIRST AIDE KIT, BLANKET, A GAS CAN, FLARES, A FLASHLIGHT.))
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SS=Winter WX


Bradford also says these cold snaps prompt the most emergency calls to Triple-A.
That's when cars don't start so she suggests check your car battery before traveling. WEATHER
SUPER=300-27/42/W 8mph/30.41f/70/1960/ 1/1977;
SUPER=301-27/40/Var-6mph/30.41f/74/1932/-3/1886;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear &/Very Cold/12-16/Sunny/& Cold/36-40;
SUPER=331-Clear &/Very Cold/16-20/Mostly Sunny/& Cold/38-42;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Quite Cold/6-10/Mostly Sunny/Still Cold/32-36;
SUPER=333-Clear &/Bitter Cold/10-14/Mostly Sunny/& Cold/34-38;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Bitter Cold/4-8/Mostly Sunny/Still Cold/26-30;
SUPER=X5001;



Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


If you're thinking of buying a home then you'll be looking at mortgages.
Len Besthoff looks into them in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SUPER=@Len1; (screen left):07
SUPER=01-Phyllis Karavatakis/Patrick Henry National Bank; :15
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OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:48:26
IN Q=For this week's edition of Common Sense

((For this week's edition of Common Sense, we're visiting Martinsville, the Patrick Henry National Bank to be specific, and Phyllis Karavatakis, the managing officer here. She's gonna talk about how fixed rate mortgages are becoming increasingly popular.))
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HOUSES FROM TAPE MARKED "HOUSES"
IN Q=Well right

(( PHYLLIS KARAVATAKIS/PATRICK HENRY NATIONAL BANK: WELL RIGHT NOW THE FIXED RATE MORTGAGES ARE RUNNING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF A THIRTY YEAR MORTGAGE ABOUT EIGHT PERCENT AND A FIFTEEN YEAR MORTGAGE AROUND 15 PERCENT, WHERE THE ADJUSTABLES ARE FIVE- AND- SEVEN- EIGHTHS- PERCENT. SO THERE'S SUCH A LITTLE MARGIN OR GAP BETWEEN THOSE TWO NUMBERS THAT MOST CUSTOMERS ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD WITH THE FIXED RATE, KNOWING THAT THE ADJUSTABLE RATES, WITH THEIR MOVES OVER THE 15 TO 30 YEARS, COULD VERY WELL EXCEED THE FIXED RATES. YOU USUALLY WILL SEE A MOVE IN THE ADJUSTABLES WHEN THE FIXED RATE MARKET IS NINE PERCENT OR GREATER. ))
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SOT FROM PATRICK HENRY #2 TOT 13:49:07
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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OUT Q=newsdesk.))


VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=vmi


After an exhaustive search Virginia Military Institute has found its 27th head football coach.
Steve Mason spoke with him today.
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SOT
IN Q=Patrick
SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=01-Ted Cain/New VMI Head Football Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Davis Babb/VMI Athletic Director; :30
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=in the studio. Pat?




Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of FB96-3)
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Packers


For the first time in 29 years, the Green Bay Packers are headed to the Superbowl.
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VO-NAT ENG
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX Sports;


Carolina's Sam Mills picks up a Brett Favre pass.
Several plays later Kerry Collins hits a wide open Howard Griffith and the Panthers took the quick 7 to nothing lead.
Early in the second quarter Favre hooks up with Dorsey Levens on this 29 yard touchdown pass and the game was tied at 7.
Green Bay trailed 10 to 7 when Favre goes to the air again. This time he hits former Tech star Antonio Freeman on this 6 yard T-D pass to make it 14 to 10.
The teams traded field goals in the SUPER=30-Green

Bay/30/Carolina/13/;third then Favre hands off to Edgar Bennett who scores from the four yard line and the Packers beat the Panthers 30 to 13.
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SOT
IN Q="You Can't

((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHER QUARTERBACK: YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOOK AT THE POSITIVE PARTS OF THIS TEAM, AND THIS SEASON AND THE DIRECTION THAT WE ARE GOING. SO I'M DISAPPOINTED, BUT I'M EXCITED ABOUT OUR FUTURE. )) ((DORSEY LEVENS/ONE TOUCHDOWN: LOT OF EMOTION, LOT OF TEARS, BUT OUR MIND HAS BEEN SET ALL YEAR, AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE SAID WAS GOT FOUR QUARTERS BEFORE WE CAN PUT THAT RING ON OUR FINGER. ))
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panther Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Dorsey Levens/One Touchdown; :11
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=.....on our fingers."
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Jags


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S6-22)
GRAPHIC=Jaguars/Patriots


The Packers will play the New England Patriots. New England's defense held Jacksonville without a touchdown in a 20 to 6 win in the A-F-C championship game.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/NBC Sports;


After a bobbled punt attempt, New England's Curtis Martin scored from the one yard line and the Patriots took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Patriots scored on this Adam Vinatieri 29 yard field goal in the second quarter and led the game 13 to 3 at the half.
It was a rough second half but the Patriot defense was solid. On this play Otis Smith picks up a fumble and he returns it 47 yards for the score late in the fourth quarter and the Patriots win it 20 to 6.
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SOT
IN Q="A lot

((CURTIS MARTIN/ONE TOUCHDOWN: ))
SUPER=01-Curtis Martin/One Touchdown; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=.......did today."
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Car-Cat


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


Legend has it that cats have nine lives, but even so, One Ohio kitten is pushing her luck.
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VO-NAT 04:51:49, 05:36:00, 06:27:15
SUPER=03-Fairfield Co., OH;


Linda Bowers found the cat sitting on the engine of her car when she opened the hood.
She had driven 100 miles with the kitten inside. (-------------) It was apparently looking for a warm place to escape the bitter cold.