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Inauguration

ANCHOR=Melanie
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President Clinton began his second term today with his inauguration on the steps of the Capitol.
It marked the last inauguration of the 20th century.
Virginia is getting plenty of representation at today's festivities.
Choirs from the College of William and Mary and Hampton University performed BEFORE Mr. Clinton took the oath of office.
And mounted police patrols from Roanoke and Richmond will ride in today's parade, along with Virginia Tech's Hightie-Tighties and J-M-U's marching band.
Dave Fehling is in Washington with the latest. **********take from NEWSPATH***********
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((A COLD GRAY DAY COULD NOT DIMINISH THE PAGEANTRY OF WASHINGTON TURNED OUT FOR THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION OF THE CENTURY. THOUSANDS OF BUNDLED-UP WELL-WISHERS PACKED THE CAPITOL MALL AND LINED PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE . THEY CAME TO SEE THE PRESIDENT WHO IS NOW ENJOYING THE HIGHEST APPROVAL RATINGS OF HIS TIME IN OFFICE..

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THE SWEARING-IN IS ALL OF 35 WORDS...A SHORT PLEDGE FOR SUCH AN POWERFUL POSITION. WITH HIS INAUGURATION, PRESIDENT CLINTON BECOMES THE ONLY DEMOCRAT SINCE F-D-R TO HAVE WON A SECOND TERM.

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MISTER CLINTON TALKED ABOUT HIS SECOND TERM GOALS OF BALANCING THE FEDERAL BUDGET, FURTHER REFORMING WELFARE, AND IMPROVING EDUCATION.))

Cosby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Bill Cosby's T-V show will go on as scheduled tonight, with a special tribute to the entertainer's murdered son.
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Los Angeles police have been flooded with tips since releasing a sketch of the murder suspect.
Ennis Cosby was buried yesterday in Massachusetts.
Meantime, Bill Cosby has challenged the tabloid press to put up some cash as bait for information that could solve the killing.
The "National Enquirer" is taking up the challenge, offering 100-thousand dollars.
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CHILD-ABUSE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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In West Virginia, a shocking case of child abuse.
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VO-NAT
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7:16;01
A mother has been charged with neglect after her daughter was found starving.
Police say the nine- year- old weighs only 12 pounds.
Twenty-five- year- old Wendy Smith and her 20- year- old boyfriend were arrested over the weekend.
Smith's two younger children were found to be healthy but have since been placed in protective custody.
The nine- year- old is hospitalized in critical condition.
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Clinic-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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F-B-I agents are taking over the investigation of a pair of bombings at a Tulsa, Oklahoma abortion clinic.
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VO-NAT
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7:14:42
Federal investigators want to know if there's any connection between yesterday's explosions and two explosions last week at a Clinic in Atlanta.
No one was injured in yesterday's bomb attack and damage was minor.
The same clinic was fire-bombed on New Year's Day.
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VO-NAT


Wednesday is the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
The approaching anniversary has prompted fears of renewed violence against clinics.
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NEW-CENTURY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE# 96-107
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Some familiar faces will have new roles in the New Century Council restructuring process.
The council has helped citizen volunteers develop a vision for the region.
As Denise Allen reports these changes will help turn the vision into a reality.
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((The New Century Council is turning its attention from planning to implementing.
This shift in direction also includes phasing out full time employees, including that of executive director Bev Fitzpatrick.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL EXEC. DIR.: WE'RE GOING TO DO MORE WITH LESS AND WE FEEL LIKE WITHOUT HAVING A FULL TIME STAFF WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE SOME OF THAT FUNDING IN A MORE APPROPRIATE WAY AS WE CHANGE FROM VISIONING TO IMPLEMENTATION.))
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((TOM BROCK/FORMER CHAIRPERSON: AND WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON IS FUNDING SPECIFIC PROJECTS WE THINK ARE GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.))
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The New Century Council has decided to focus on six projects. pre pro
On the top of the list, regional commerce parks. Governments in the region can earn money by investing in an industrial park in another locality.
Also on the list business and educational partnerships to train the work force.
Promoting tourism and the New River Valley's Technology Corridor are other projects.
The council also plans to use the internet to get the word out that southwest Virginia is open for business.
And the council plans to continue reinforcing the volunteer leadership already in place.
But they say the commerce park is most important to the region's economic health.
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((BROCK: WHAT THIS ALLOWS FOR US TO DO IS REALLY PROVIDE PRODUCT FOR THE MARKETING ORGANIZATION IN THE REGION TO BE ABLE TO BRING NEW BUSINESS PARTICULARLY MANUFACTURING INTO THE AREA.))
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Fitzpatrick will still work with the New Century Council as a consultant.
Both he and Brock say these are long term projects which could benefit the regions in the decades to come.
Denise Allen News 7.))

MUDSLIDE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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A Seattle area family is dead after a mudslide pushed their house off its foundations and into Puget Sound.
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VO-NAT
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7:18:22
Searchers found the bodies of Dwight and Jennifer Herren and their two young boys, buried under eight feet of mud and debris in their basement.
Authorities say the family had been sleeping in the basement because they were remodeling their home.
Three neighboring homes have since been evacuated.
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BALLOON


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


An attempt to travel around the world by balloon ended early this morning when American adventurer Steve Fossett landed his balloon in northern India.
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9:11;46
His Chicago command center still cheered the landing because Fossett broke the distance and endurance records.
"The Solo Spirit" was forced to land because it did not have enough fuel to cross the Pacific.
Fossett burned up extra fuel waiting for Libya to give him clearance to fly over.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE/

atlantis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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The space shuttle Atlantis is on its own again.
It undocked from the Russian space station MIR late last night.
The shuttle left American Doctor Jerry Linenger onboard MIR where he'll spend the next four and a half months.
Atlantis is expected to touchdown midweek.
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Clifton-Forge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-108
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Clifton Forge may become a town.
Right now, the transition from city to town is number one priority on the city council's list.
As Jay Moore reports, this topic is nothing new for the city of only 45- hundred residents.
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(( For more than 10 years, there's been talk about whether Clifton Forge would be better off on it's own or joining the county.
Like any other city, Clifton Forge faces rising costs and the need for capital improvements.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF NEW BUSINESSES IN THE CITY ITSELF AND I THINK CLIFTON FORGE IS EMERGING AS A LIVELIER COMMUNITY THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST.))
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But others feel that's not enough.
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((CAMPBELL: CLIFTON FORGE IS A VERY SMALL CITY WITH PRETTY TIGHT BOUNDARIES AND NOT A LOT OF ROOM TO EXPAND SO OUR TAX BASE IS RELATIVELY FIXED. ))
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Campbell says the public has a misconception when it comes to turning to a town.
A town can still function as an independent entity and provide services.
The mayor says often there's a perception of loss of control.
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((CAMPBELL: QUITE HONESTLY THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF CLIFTON FORGE WOULD DICTATE THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF CONTROL ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU CAN ONLY DO WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR.))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME CLIFTON FORGE DISCUSSED GOING TO A TOWN STATUS. IN 1993 AN ECONOMIST PREPARED A REPORT SHOWING ALL THE ADVANTAGES.))
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but city council nixed it before residents could get a chance to vote on it.
Some of those members still sit on today's council.
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((CAMPBELL: I GUESS WHAT'S CHANGED IS SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD TIME TO SERVE ON THE CITY COUNCIL AND SEE THE DIRECTION THE CITY'S GOING.))
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Both the city manager and mayor agree that residents need to take a look at the BIG picture before making any decisions.
Voters will ultimately have the final say in a referendum.
Jay Moore, News 7, Clifton Forge.))

Bedford-Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit 96-54 (Lake Volunteers) & 96-67 (Bedford Boating)
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Bedford County officials are turning to a popular tourist and recreation area for help with the county's water problems.
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As an alternative to dry wells and water that's trucked-in, the county wants to build a high-tech water treatment plant at Smith Mountain Lake.
The county has been working on the plan for two years.
The plant is estimated at 750-thousand-dollars.
Construction could begin in the spring.
But the county must first get the approval of state agencies.
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Fire-Command


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 97-4
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A new strategy in Lynchburg may improve firefighting efforts.
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The Hill City's fire department is implementing a new plan that will govern the way its crews fight fires.
The Incident Command plan includes organizing the personnel on a fire scene, taking some of the stress off the person in charge of the operation.
It should take effect city- wide in February.
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((BATTALION CHIEF LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WHAT IT DOES IT ACTUALLY MAKES ASSIGNMENTS TO DIFFERENT ENGINE COMPANIES OR DIFFERENT UNITS ON THE SCENE, SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHICH ASSIGNMENT THEY HAVE, WHICH JOB OR TASK THEY HAVE TO SEE TO, AND IT LESSENS THE CONFUSION QUITE A BIT.))
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Puckett has been busy teaching the department's battalion chiefs the intricacies of the incident command system.
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Feedback-01/19/97


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Our viewer mail this week focused on the woman who accused a candidate for Virginia attorney general of sexual harassment.
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Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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(( Gil Davis is representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment suit against President Clinton, argued last week before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Davis is also Ramona Hines' attorney, in her lawsuit against a Martinsville TV station.
One viewer questioned our motives in airing Hines' videotape of Davis talking to her about arranging a possible appearance in Playboy magazine.
"It was to be expected that the media would go after Gil Davis for daring to challenge President Clinton. What was not expected was that News 7 would be leading the charge. That your news operation would stoop this low in attempting to help Clinton is unfortunate. Character assassination is something people have come to expect from the national media. I had thought News 7 had a better sense of fairness. To align yourself with the Clinton "whatever is necessary to keep power" mentality does you no service."
Another viewer was more critical of HINES' motives.
"It appeared to me that the female involved in the above conversation was teasing and flirting with Mr. Davis. At one point she seemed to encourage him in the conversation by saying "What did I say"...I also heard her giggling in the tape. So it has yet to be proven to me that this man is guilty of "immoral conduct, etc.". Perhaps the motives of the female involved should be suspect. Another question...why did she meet with him in a hotel room of her own free will?"
If you have questions about our news coverage or issues in the news, please get in touch with News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, VA 24022-0007
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
And if you'd like to send us a note by Email, the address is news@wdbj7.com/.
Joe McKean, News-7. )) WEATHER
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Common-Sense


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If you are on the go and spend little or no time in the bank, there's a no- frills checking account out there for you.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((For this week's edition of Common Sense we have news about an interesting account they offer at First Union. There's no minimum monthly balance, and you have unlimited checkwriting privileges. Of course, there are a few catches, and Ty Smith will tell you about Express Checking. ))
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((TY SMITH/FIRST UNION BRANCH MANAGER: A LOT OF TIMES FOR CUSTOMERS WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO KEEP THAT 500 DOLLARS IN THERE THAT'S NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH PERSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNTS. AND FOR THIS CHECKING ACCOUNT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN KEEP TWO DOLLARS IN THERE, ALL THAT WE ASK, IS IF YOU DO, YOU DO EVERYTHING BY ATM, THAT'S IT. How many times are you allowed to use a teller? SMITH: YOU ONLY GET TO USE THE TELLER ONE TIME PER STATEMENT PERIOD, AFTER THAT, THERE'S AN EIGHT DOLLAR CHARGE.))
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((And now you also have to be doing this by direct deposit or not? SMITH: WELL YOU DON'T, AS LONG AS, IF YOU HAVE A DIRECT DEPOSIT SET UP, THEN THERE'S NO SERVICE CHARGES ON THE ACCOUNT. IF THERE IS NO DIRECT DEPOSIT SETUP, THEN THERE'S A TWO- DOLLAR CHARGE. ))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Chances are there are other places that offer similar accounts.
The best bet is to check with your bank.

Wake


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit ofBB97-2)
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


Laron Profit hit a three pointer at the buzzer as 11-th ranked Maryland beat second ranked Wake forest 54 to 51.
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SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Wake vs. Maryland;


Ricky Peral hits the fade away jumper to make it 27 to 10.
But the Terps would score the final basket and go in at the half leading Wake by a score of 32 to 20.
Wake opened the second half with a 14 to nothing run Jerry Braswell out side with the Jumper.
Tim Duncan hits the jump hook the Demon Deacons took the lead by 2 early in the second half.
Then Maryland came back and took SUPER=33-Maryland/54/Wake Forest/51;the

lead but the Terps needed this Loran Profit Jumper at the Buzzer to Beat Wake Forest 54 to 51.
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Kansas


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Connecticut took top ranked Kansas to the wire before the Jayhawks pulled out the win.
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SUPER=03-Storrs, CT/Kansas vs Connecticut; :


Paul Pierce pulls up and nails the three pointer and the Jayhawks trailed 23 to 21.
But the Huskies hit the boards hard in the first half getting several shots here before Richard Hamilton gets it in the basket.
Kansas made a run in the second half Jerod Haase makes it 37 to 34 Kansas.
The Jayhawks sealed the win late SUPER=33-Kansas/73/Connecticut/65/;in the

fourth quarter Billy Thomas with the three pointer and Kansas wins it 73 to 65.
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Racing


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=NASCAR LOGO


An exciting finish to the first race of the Craftsman Truck series. Joe Ruttman the winner of this afternoons Chevy Truck Challenge.
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Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley had a good run yesterday Hensley finished sixth in the race in Truck number 43.
But on the final lap of the race Joe Ruttman hits leader Jack Sprague in the rear, Sprague loses control of the truck spinning out as Ruttman went on the inside.
It happened in the corner of turn one and ruttman was able to cross the finish line and win the race.
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((JACK SPRAGUE/FINISHED 15TH:HE GOT ME LOOSE AND I SAVED IT THEN AND I THINK HE HIT ME AGAIN, I'M NOT GOING TO SWEAR TO IT, BUT I'M ALMOST POSITIVE BECAUSE I HAD IT SAVED AND I GOT KNOCKED AGAIN AND THAT'S THE ONE I DIDN'T APPRECIATE.)) ((JOE RUTTMAN/CHEVY TRUCK CHALLENGE WINNER:BOB SPUN ME AS WELL, BUT I'M SURE HE HATED TO LOSE AFTER RUNNING SUCH A GOOD RACE, BUT I HAVE IT WON SO HE'S GOT TO -- HE'S GOT TO REALIZE THERE'S A LOT OF PAVEMENT HE COULD HAVE BEEN ON. ))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
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Stacy Compton came from last place to finish 10-th in his first truck race. REPRS&CL
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