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Wx-Head

ANCHOR=Kimberly

A wintry mix as you start the work week--
We could see some sleet or freezing rain beginning by this afternoon.
The complete forecast is straight ahead. Live-Head
Anchor=Larry
(Larry ad libs live headline)
Talent=Melanie


News 7 Mornin' is next.

Cosby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A grieving Bill Cosby has broke his silence in an exclusive interview with C-B-S News.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Cosby talked about his need to get back to a normal life and says he's confident the Los Angeles Police
SUPER=04-January 16

are doing everything they can to find Ennis Cosby's killer.
But with the picture of his son over his shoulder Cosby confesses that his wife doesn't quite share that feeling.
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IN Q=

(("There's a difference in this house. Mrs. Cosby wants this man. I mean she verbalizes she wants him. She refuses to accept the fact that this thing is still out there. She doesn't accept the fact that nobody comes forward to help -- with the truth." ))
SUPER=07-Bill Cosby
RUNS=:43
OUT Q=with the truth.
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VO-NAT


Cosby was interviewed yesterday afternoon on the set of the "Cosby Show" in New York City.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=None


You can hear more of Dan Rather's exclusive interview with Cosby today on the CBS News broadcast "This Morning" and the "CBS Evening News".

Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Roanoke home was heavily damaged by fire overnight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


It happened shortly after two a-m in the 22-hundred block of Hanover Avenue on the city's Northwest side.
The home was unoccupied and is in the process of being remodeled.
It's the second fire at the house in recent months.
Firefighters say the upper portion of the two story home sustained several thousand dollars worth of damage.
No word on what caused the blaze.
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olympic-bomb


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Olympics Explosion


A Spokane newspaper reports there may be a connection between a series of bank robberies and bombings in Spokane last fall and the Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spokane, WA/October 1996;


Yesterday the "Spokesman Review" reported that the military surplus dealer who helped lead the F-B-I to the three Spokane suspects, now says he sold a military backpack to the same three men, and spoke to them about a time-delayed detonator.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/July 27, 1996;


Those were the devices used in the Olympic Park bombing.
Still, sources tell C-B-S news that while the F-B-I has interviewed the men about the bombing, they are not prime suspects.
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Stranded


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Dozens of fisherman remain on an unstable chunk of ice in a Canadian lake this morning, refusing to leave.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jackson Pt., Ontario;


Hundreds have already been rescued since the ice cracked and separated them from shore this weekend.
They were participating in an ice-fishing contest.
In some places the gap is more than one hundred yards wide.
Some 200 people are still on the ice.
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Stocks

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Southern-Heritage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=None


The Confederate Flag means different things to different people, and that was evident again yesterday in Danville, at the Fourth Annual Lee-Jackson Southern Heritage Parade.
Denise Allen reports.
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IN Q=What this flag
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Wayne Byrd/Heritage Preservation Association; :14
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Danville SCLC; :25
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:20
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=7 Danville

(( What this flag symbolizes is still up for debate.
To some it represents racism.
To members of the Heritage Preservation Association it's the symbol of the Civil War.
A war they say that was not about slavery. ((WAYNE BYRD/HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSN: THAT WAS THE ISSUE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEING SERVANTS OF THE STATES, NOT BEING A MANDATING, DICTATING, CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT.)) ((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE S.C.L.C.: IT CAN BE USED AS A TOOL TO EDUCATE ABOUT WHAT DIVISION CAN CAUSE. IT CAUSED BROTHER TO FIGHT BROTHER, COUSIN TO FIGHT COUSIN AND IT DIVIDED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.))
Should the Confederate Flag fly over state buildings?
In South Carolina, voters will decide.
But Rev. Keen says that issue was decided with bloodshed and political action in the 18-hundreds. ((KEEN: THIS IS A CLEAR PICTURE TO US THERE ARE POCKETS OF CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD THAT STILL DON'T BELIEVE THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.)) ((BYRD: THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE RECLAIMING OUR HERITAGE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET THE HATE GROUPS SUBVERT THE REAL MEANING OF OUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHICH IS THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. THIS FLAG WASN'T GIVEN UP WILLINGLY. IT WAS TAKEN FROM US BY ARMED INVASION.))
Both Rev. Keen and Wayne Byrd say if everyone was educated on what the war was REALLY about, the debate would be over.
Denise Allen News 7 Danville.))

Shell-Building


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 97-2
GRAPHIC=None


One obstacle faced by the Roanoke Valley as it tries to attract new businesses to the area is a lack of developed sites.
But that could change in a few months.
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VO-NAT


A new building should be on the market in Botetourt County by mid- year.
Plans were unveiled recently for a shell building that will go in the Vista Corporate Park.
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SOT 11:48:18
IN Q=It's the

((ANN PIEDMONT/ECON. DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP: IT'S THE SAME PARK WHERE A-O SMITH IS AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTO, IT'S GOING TO MAKE QUITE A HANDSOME ADDITION TO THE PARK, AND A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR BUILDING INVENTORY THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO MARKET FAR AND WIDE.))
SUPER=01-Ann Piedmont/Economic Dev. Partnership;
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OUT Q=far and wide.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The region has a good track record when it comes to shell buildings.
Another one that was constructed recently is now occupied by York International, which eventually expects to have 160 employees.
Before York bought it, the shell building was visited by 16 different companies.
One of those firms ended up locating its business right next door to York.

Belk


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=None


The president of the Belk department store chain is dead.
71 year old Thomas Milburn Belk died Saturday at a Charlotte hospital.
Belk was the son of William Henry Belk, the company founder.
Last year Belk bought out the Virginia-based Leggett store chain.
Two weeks ago it was announced that existing Leggett stores will soon begin using the Belk name.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


There are changes you need to be aware of for the 19-97 tax season.
Len Besthoff has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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IN Q=From year
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Williams/H&R Block; :09
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OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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IN Q=From

((From year to year the tax code changes. And you need to keep up with these differences. Bill Williams with H&R Block explains.))
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OUT Q=explains.
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SOT TAPE ONE 05:56:46
IN Q=For 1996

((BILL WILLIAMS/H&R BLOCK: FOR 1996 RETURNS THE PERSONAL EXEMPTION HAS INCREASED TO 2,550 DOLLARS THE STANDARD DEDUCTION HAS INCREASED FOR ALL OF THOSE TAXPAYERS WHO DO NOT ITEMIZE. AND ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF ALL TAXPAYERS DO CLAIM THE STANDARD DEDUCTION. IT'S 6700 FOR MARRIED COUPLES FILING JOINTLY. THAT'S UP FROM 6550 DOLLARS. FOR A SINGLE TAXPAYER, THE DEDUCTION IS FOUR- THOUSAND, THAT'S AN INCREASE FROM THREE- THOUSAND- NINE- HUNDRED- DOLLARS. A lot of this has to do with inflation. WILLIAMS: YES, THESE ARE INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENTS THAT ARE BUILT INTO THE REVENUE SYSTEM, THE REVENUE CODE.))
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OUT Q=revenue code.
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SOT TAPE TWO 06:30:21
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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2-Cosby


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Actor Bill Cosby says the murder of his son Ennis will not change who he is.
Cosby spoke publicly yesterday for the first time since the murder, in an exclusive interview with C-B-S News.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Cosby talked about his need to get back to normal life and says he's confident the Los Angeles Police are
SUPER=04-January 16

doing everything they can to find Ennis Cosby's killer.
But with the picture of his son over his shoulder Cosby confesses that his wife doesn't quite share that feeling.
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SOT
IN Q=

(("There's a difference in this house. Mrs. Cosby wants this man. I mean she verbalizes she wants him. She refuses to accept the fact that this thing is still out there. She doesn't accept the fact that nobody comes forward to help -- with the truth." ))
SUPER=07-Bill Cosby
RUNS=:43
OUT Q=with the truth.
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VO-NAT


Cosby was interviewed yesterday afternoon on the set of the "Cosby Show" in New York City.
He goes back to work on the show today.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=None


You can see more of Dan Rather's exclusive interview with Cosby today on the CBS News broadcast "This Morning" and the "CBS Evening News".

2-Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Fire


For the second time in recent months Roanoke firefighters have been called to a home on the city's Northwest side.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Fire broke out shortly after two a-m at the home in the 22-hundred block of Hanover Avenue.
The house was unoccupied and is in the process of being remodeled.
Firefighters say the upper portion of the two story home sustained several thousand dollars worth of damage.
No word on what caused the blaze.
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2-olympic-bomb


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Olympics Explosion


Three men are reportedly being looked into as possible leads in the Olympic Park bombing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spokane, WA/October 1996;


The Spokesman-Review newspaper of Spokane, Washington says the three men are already charged in Washington state with a series of bank robberies and bombings.
The paper reports the military surplus dealer who helped lead the F-B-I to
the suspects, also sold them a SUPER=03-Atlanta/July 27, 1996;

back pack and spoke to them about a time-delayed detonators.
Those were the tools used in the Olumpic bombing.
The July bombing killed a woman and injured more than 100.
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2-stranded


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Canadian police and military crews mounted a huge rescue effort this weekend to get hundreds of stranded fishermen off dangerous ice in Ontario.
But the rescue was made more complicated because many didn't want to be rescued.
Satinder Bindra (sa-tin'-a bin-dra) has more in this report.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Jackson Pt., Ontario; :04
SUPER=01-John Sheldon/York Regional Police; :35
SUPER=04-Saturday; :40
SUPER=01-Satinder Bindra/Reporting; 1:33
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=Jackson's Point, Ontario.


5-RSV


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-04
GRAPHIC=Childrens Health


R.S.V is a virus that affects almost 100-percent of children under age two.
Most will just get a bad chest cold.
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SOT 10:37:02
IN Q=Most children will

((DR. JESSIE GROOTHUIS/THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: MOST KIDS WILL HAVE HAD RSV BY THEIR SECOND BIRTHDAY. IF YOU'RE A HEALTHY CHILD TO BEGIN WITH, ONLY ABOUT ONE IN 200 END UP HOSPITALIZED. THAT'S WHY PEOPLE DON'T THINK MUCH ABOUT IT. THESE ARE BABIES WHO GET A BAD COLD - MAYBE A LITTLE WHEEZING BUT THEY CAME THROUGH IT AFTER A FEW DAYS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jessie Groothuis/The Children's Hospital
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OUT Q=a few days.
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VO-NAT


But others, especially those born prematurely, risk hospitalization and death from R.S.V.
Now, there's a new therapy, using (RESPEE-GAM) respigam, a product recently approved by the F-D-A to prevent R-S-V.
A Respigam I-V can provide antibodies against R-S-V that premature babies didn't get, because they were born too early.
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SOT 10:37:35
IN Q=Pre-term

((PRETERM INFANTS ARE BORN WITHOUT MATERNAL ANTI-BODIES. THEY HAVE NO PASSIVE PROTECTION. YOU GET MORE MATERNAL ANTI-BODIES IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY AND SINCE MOST OF THESE KIDS ARE BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURELY AND HAVE NOTHING TO PROTECT THEM.))
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OUT Q=to protect them.
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VO-NAT


Respigam is given every month, through the winter season-- when R-S-V is most common.
The product is not cheap.
A single I-V can cost as much as two-thousand dollars-- though insurance usually covers the cost, since the typical hospital stay is usually 75-thousand dollars.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Northern California, still cleaning up from widespread weekend flooding, may be hit by yet another storm late today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Near Sacramento, CA;

4:11:30
Swollen rivers have caused major flooding in some areas.
Yesterday, some folks had to wade through water that covered the streets of their neighborhood.
In some cases, cars were completely submerged and laying down sandbags seemed to be a waste of time.
But workers have even been able to make headway shoring up damaged levees.
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2-Southern-Heritage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=None


Symbol of a proud heritage or a reminder of oppression and racism? There are very different views over what the Confederate flag represents.
The debate continued in Danville yesterday, at the Fourth Annual Lee-Jackson Southern Heritage Parade.
Denise Allen has more.
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IN Q=What this flag
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Wayne Byrd/Heritage Preservation Association; :14
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Danville SCLC; :25
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:20
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=7 Danville

(( What this flag symbolizes is still up for debate.
To some it represents racism.
To members of the Heritage Preservation Association it's the symbol of the Civil War.
A war they say that was not about slavery. ((WAYNE BYRD/HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSN: THAT WAS THE ISSUE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEING SERVANTS OF THE STATES, NOT BEING A MANDATING, DICTATING, CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT.)) ((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE S.C.L.C.: IT CAN BE USED AS A TOOL TO EDUCATE ABOUT WHAT DIVISION CAN CAUSE. IT CAUSED BROTHER TO FIGHT BROTHER, COUSIN TO FIGHT COUSIN AND IT DIVIDED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.))
Should the Confederate Flag fly over state buildings?
In South Carolina, voters will decide.
But Rev. Keen says that issue was decided with bloodshed and political action in the 18-hundreds. ((KEEN: THIS IS A CLEAR PICTURE TO US THERE ARE POCKETS OF CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD THAT STILL DON'T BELIEVE THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.)) ((BYRD: THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE RECLAIMING OUR HERITAGE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET THE HATE GROUPS SUBVERT THE REAL MEANING OF OUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHICH IS THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. THIS FLAG WASN'T GIVEN UP WILLINGLY. IT WAS TAKEN FROM US BY ARMED INVASION.))
Both Rev. Keen and Wayne Byrd say if everyone was educated on what the war was REALLY about, the debate would be over.
Denise Allen News 7 Danville.))

Shelters


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=Session 97


Many of the state's homeless shelters are facing budget cutbacks and looking to the General Assembly for help.
SS=Thomas, Vic


Roanoke Delegate Vic Thomas has introduced a three and a half million dollar budget amendment that would double available funding for those programs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In Roanoke, the Transitional Living Center is wrestling with a 60- thousand dollar deficit.
The shortfall has already caused one lay- off and may force the facility to accept fewer residents.
State money accounts for just three percent of the program's budget, but TAP officials are hopeful an increase from the General Assembly will help them deal with cuts in other funding.
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IN Q=It has not increased

((ELLEN BROWN/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: IT HAS NOT INCREASED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS ALTHOUGH THE NEED IS MUCH GREATER. WE HAVE 12 FAMILIES ON OUR WAITING LIST AT ANY TIME WAITING TO COME FROM EMERGENCY SHELTER TO HERE AND A LOT OF PROGRAMS LIKE OURS ARE SUFFERING NOW FROM FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS. FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS LIKE THIS HAVE DECREASED 28 PERCENT DUE TO CONGRESSIONAL CUTS.))
SUPER=01-Ellen Brown/Total Action Against Poverty;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=due to congressional cuts.
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VO-NAT


The Transitional Living Center has a capacity of 65 residents.
Most are families, and one- third of the center's residents are children. (----------------)