12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Hundreds of jobs are coming to Henry County as an Ohio company sets up shop.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And in Lynchburg, a replacement is named to fill the city council seat left open by the death of Junius Haskins.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


A wintry mess is forecast for later today and tonight--
You can expect some snow by afternoon, followed by a good dose of sleet and freezing rain.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.

SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


A number of schools are closing early today due to this wintry mix.
Let's look at the list. Take SWatch
(Melanie reads boards)
Talent=Melanie
SS=School Information


Also, the extended day programs for Roanoke City schools have been cancelled for today. Snow

2-shot


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
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There's not much happening around here right now-- but that will be changing later on.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


A sizeable winter storm is pulling out of the Gulf, and will begin moving along the mid- Atlantic.
This will first bring us precipitation in the form of snow this afternoon-- then it will change over into sleet and freezing rain tonight.
Most of southwestern and central Virginia will see between one and three inches of snow.
The Highlands could see up to five inches.
WX PRO=

WINTER STORM WARNING MAP
A winter storm warning will take effect for much of the region later today and tonight.
A winter weather advisory will be in effect later for the Greenbrier Valley. 2-shot
TALENT=KIMBERLY


And of course, we will have more details about this storm coming up in weather and throughout the day here on News 7.

L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


A replacement has been found for the late Junius Haskins on Lynchburg city council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


By a unanimous vote, council appointed Edward M. Barksdale to fill out the remainder of Haskins' term.
Barksdale was one of ten applicants from Ward Two, representing most of Lynchburg's inner city.
Council members say everyone who applied was a worthy candidate, but Barksdale's experience gave him the edge up.
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SOT 10:09:37
IN Q=I think experience

((REV. CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK EXPERIENCE IS A KEY WORD. THE FACT THAT HE HAS THE TIME TO COMMIT TO COUNCIL, THE INTEREST HE HAS IN WARD TWO AND IN THE CITY AT LARGE. I THINK ALL OF THOSE WERE FACTORS THAT PLAYED INTO HIS SELECTION.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=into his selection.
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VO-NAT


While he replaces the outspoken Haskins, Barksdale says he's ready to make his own mark on council.
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SOT 10:15:02
IN Q=I have my

((EDWARD BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE MY OWN AGENDA. OF COURSE, I'LL BE IN KEEPING WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE WAS DOING, BUT I HAVE MY OWN AGENDA.))
SUPER=01-Edward Barksdale/New Lynchburg Councilman; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=my own agenda.
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VO-NAT


Barksdale will serve out the remainder of Haskins' term, which comes up for re- election in May of 19-98.
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E-Henry-Industry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


The nation's largest computerized embroidery firm is moving to Henry County.
Five-B's will move into Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Governor Allen and local dignitaries were on hand in Henry County yesterday afternoon for the announcement.
The Ohio based company plans to hire one- thousand workers over the next five years.
Company officials say most of the jobs will be labor intensive.
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SOT
IN Q=The average

((TODD BILES/5B'S PRESIDENT:THE AVERAGE WAGE STARTING WITHIN THE SEVEN TO EIGHT DOLLAR RANGE, WHICH, YOU KNOW OBVIOUSLY, WE WANT TO BE COMPETITIVE WITH THE APPAREL INDUSTRY, SO WE'RE STILL EVALUATING THE LABOR MARKET, THE WAGES, AND WE'RE GOING TO COME IN WITH COMPETITIVE WAGES, BECAUSE WE WANT TO GET GOOD PEOPLE. GOV. GEORGE ALLEN:OBVIOUSLY THE 10- MILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENT AND THOUSAND NEW JOBS ARE A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN VIRGINIA AND I THANK YOU, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, LELAND, VICCI, TODD, THE WHOLE 5B'S GANG, THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION IN COMING TO THE WINNING STATE, IN THIS DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Todd Biles/5B's President; :
SUPER=@Allen; :14
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=this decision.
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VO-NAT


Five-B's was formed in 19-80 by Lee and Vicci Biles and their three children.
They hope to begin operations next month.
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P-Roanoke-Prospect


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=new industry


Henry County is not the only one courting new business.
Roanoke is a top contender for a major industrial company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The company's identity has NOT been released, but if Roanoke is chosen as the final site, it would create about 170 jobs.
The 22 acre site being considered is at the "Center for Industry and Technology" off Route 460.
Officials from the company toured the land yesterday with Roanoke's top economic executives.
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American-Airlines


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


Time is ticking away as the standoff between American Airlines and its pilots continues.
The pilots put a new offer on the table last night, but the company says it's not enough.
The strike deadline is midnight Friday.
Scott Pelley reports.
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SOT

10:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00
SUPER=08-James Sovich/President, Allied Pilots Association; :18(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Don Carty/American Airlines President; :26
SUPER=01-Scott Pelley/Reporting; :53
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.

(( AMERICAN'S PILOTS HAVE REJECTED A NEW COMPANY OFFER.
VO THE FEDERAL MEDIATOR IN THE CASE SAYS NEGOTIATIONS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT. TWO DAYS BEFORE A POTENTIALLY CRIPPLING NATIONAL STRIKE, NEITHER SIDE IS HOPEFUL. PILOTS UNION PRESIDENT JAMES SOVICH.

SOT

JAMES SOVICH PRESIDENT, ALLIED PILOTS ASSOCIATION "I think its more probable that there's going to be a strike Friday than its not."
VO AIRLINE PRESIDENT DON CARTY.

SOT/PELLEY

Are you optimistic?

SOT

DON CARTY PRESIDENT, AMERICAN AIRLINES "No I'm not optimistic. I have a reputation around our company for being the optimist. I'm not very optimistic.
VO WITH TIME WINDING DOWN THERE IS PRESSURE ON THE WHITE HOUSE. THE PRESIDENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO POSTPONE THE STRIKE BUT YESTERDAY HE WASN'T READY.

SOT/CLINTON

"The time has not expired and I want to encourage the parties to make maximum use of the mediation board process. thats what ought to be done and thats all i have to say about it today."))

ARMY-ALLEGATIONS


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


More complaints of sexual abuse in the Army, now from overseas.
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VO-NAT

4:21;13
At least eleven women say they were harassed, sometimes raped, by male instructors at a U-S base in Germany.
And there are now two more harrassment complaints aimed at Sergeant Major Gene McKinney the army's top enlisted man who was suspended Monday after a complaint by a former female aide.
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Goldman-OFFER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JJA
TAPE# EDIT FROM NET A
GRAPHIC=Simpson


Just days after a jury ordered 0-J Simpson to pay millions, Fred Goldman told a radio talk-show Simpson can keep the money under one condition.
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SOT 16:45:53
IN Q=

((FRED GOLDMAN: IF THE PERSON WHO'S NAME I DON'T USE THAT MURDERED MY SON WANTS TO WRITE OUT A COMPLETE CONFESSION AND PUBLISH IT IN NEWSPAPERS AROUND THE COUNTRY I WOULD BE GLAD TO IGNORE THE JUDGEMENT.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=IGNORE THE JUDGEMENT."
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VO-NAT


Simpson rejected the challenge, saying he would never confess to a crime he did not commit.
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Cell-phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-11)
GRAPHIC=Cell Phones


If you think talking on a car phone is an accident waiting to happen, you may be right.
A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine says talking on a cellular phone while Driving can be just as dangerous as Drinking and Driving.
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VO-NAT

national video
The study concludes using a cell phone while driving quadruples the risk of an accident.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A manager for G-T-E Mobilnet says new customers receive notice about the hazards of cell phone usage when they sign up for a plan.
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SOT 21:12:34
IN Q=people have been

((JOHN RODMAN/GTE MOBILNET GENERAL MANAGER: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DRIVING CARS FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS NOW, AND THERE ARE CERTAINLY OTHER DISTRACTIONS THAT FOLKS CAN FACE WHEN THEY'RE OPERATING ))
SUPER=01-John Rodman/GTE Mobilnet;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=they're operating
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VO-NAT


A state police officer agrees-- car phones can be dangerous.
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SOT 20:28:03
IN Q=you're not devoting

((:YOU'RE NOT DEVOTING FULL ATTENTION TO YOUR DRIVING, AND IN JUST A MATTER OF A SECOND, SOMETHING COULD HAPPEN))
SUPER=01-Vern Jones/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=COULD HAPPEN
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VO-NAT


But Sergeant Jones also says he seriously doubts talking on the phone can be as hazardous as drinking and driving.
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E-Coyner-Springs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


State officials say they're impressed with improvements at the Roanoke Juvenile Detention Home.
Yesterday, the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice voted to re-certify the center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Tuesday;


Members of the board toured the facility Tuesday, and were expected to consider the issue at a meeting in March.
But yesterdays, the board agreed to certify the facility for one year. The city must deliver a status report after three months.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The state placed the Coyner Springs facility on probation after inspectors found more than 30 violations of state standards.

S-Branscom


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Joel Branscom has seen dozens of embezzlement cases during his career as a prosecutor in Roanoke and as Botetourt County's Commonwealth's Attorney.
But the case he'll always remember never went to trial.
Branscom recently discovered 600- dollars was missing from his office... from the Victim- Witness Restitution Fund.
He said all of the evidence pointed to his administrative assistant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Instead of ordering an internal investigation, he let her pay back the money and resign.
Then he made changes to ensure that it would never happen again.
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SOT 14:52:07
IN Q=When I

((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: WHEN I FIRST GOT HERE, I WASN'T TRYING TO CHANGE THINGS WHOLESALE. IT DID BOTHER ME THAT THINGS WERE TAKEN IN CASH, BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT DONE IN ROANOKE CITY. SO WE ARE NOT ON A CASH BASIS HERE ANYMORE. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Commonwealth's Atty.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=here anymore
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VO-NAT


The woman had been working in the Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney's office for 16 years.
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E-Addison


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-4)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke's chapter of the N- Double- A-C-P is calling for greater minority participation in public construction projects.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tuesday night, the City School Board hired a Roanoke architectural firm to design the improvements at Addison.
James Bumbry is a graduate of the school and a member of the committee that recommended the firm.
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SOT
IN Q=When it comes to selecting

((JAMES BUMBRY/SELECTION COMMITTEE MEMBER: WHEN IT COMES TO SELECTING A CONTRACTOR, WE DON'T GO BY RACE OR WHATEVER. WE PICK THE ONE THAT'S BEST- QUALIFIED TO DO THE JOB AND THE COMMITTEE SELECTED THE BEST ONE TO DO THE JOB.))
SUPER=01-James Bumbry/Selection Committee Member;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to do the job.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Roanoke's N-Double A-C-P president, Martin Jeffrey, says he is not
criticizing the committee that made the selection--- but he believes the city

and the school system should search for creative ways to involve more minority firms in public construction projects.
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S-Cuspidor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=None


It may seem like just another spitting match in Richmond,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;

But for those who chew tobacco, the cuspidor or its equivalent is NO joke.
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SOT 12:55:42
IN Q=We will

((WE WILL BE ELIMINATING THE SECTION...HAVING TO DO WITH SPITTING.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=with spitting.
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VO-NAT


Current Virginia law requires cuspidors or spittoons -- like this well- used one in Governor George Allen's office -- to be provided in professional kitchens.
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SOT 12:58:34
IN Q=Do you

((DO YOU BELIEVE MR. PRESIDENT THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL HAVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ON THIS MATTER? I BELIEVE THAT'S UP FOR THE COURTS TO DECIDE SENATOR. laugh))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=(laugh)
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VO-NAT


The Senate voted 38 to 2 to release kitchen owners from their spit collecting duties.
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E-State-Song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=State Song


The tune that has carried Virginia through the years moved another step closer to retirement.
But, there is still no sign of a new state song.
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SOT 02:32:49
IN Q=And we've

((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D-PORTSMOUTH: AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE LANGUAGE. BUT I THINK FOR SOME OF YOU IT'S BEEN SOME TIME SINCE YOU'VE HEARD THIS SONG. AND I'D LIKE TO PLAY IT FOR YOU NOW.))
nat sot 02:34:11

((SONG: THERE'S WHERE I LABORED SO HARD FOR OLD MASSA. DAY AFTER DAY IN THE FIELDS OF YELLOW CORN.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Louise Lucas/(D) Portsmouth;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=yellow corn.
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VO-NAT


Lucas sponsored the bill and her boom box did the trick.
A House Committee voted to retire the song.
But it decided NOT to look for a new one.
Danville heritage supporters said their piece.
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SOT 02:48:34
IN Q=Down by

((TONY LUNDY/SONG SUPPORTER: DOWN BY THE OLD DISMAL SWAMP WHERE I'VE WANDERED. THAT'S WHERE THIS OLD DARKEY'S LIFE WILL PASS AWAY. MASSA AND MISSUS HAVE LONG GONE BEFORE ME -- We know the words, we know the words! IT'S A SONG OF CHRISTIAN LOVE OF THESE PEOPLE DYING AND BEING IN HEAVEN TOGETHER, AND I WOULD SAY THAT THAT MORE THAN THE WORDS IS WHAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. I DO NOT. I THINK IT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR CHILDREN TO SING TODAY.))
SOT 02:54:24 tape two

((SEN. LUCAS: WE'RE SO TIRED OF THIS SONG THAT THAT WE WERE WILLING TO GET IN BED WITH A RATTLESNAKE TO GET IT TO BE GONE. NO YOU'RE NOT THE RATTLESNAKE. laughter.))
SUPER=01-Tony Lundy/Song Supporter;
RUNS=:32
OUT Q=(laughter)
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VO-NAT


The full House now takes up the controversy.
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hubble


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


The crew of the shuttle "Discovery" is getting ready to give the Hubble Telescope a service check.
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VO-NAT


The telescope is now locked in the shuttle's cargo bay.
Astronauts used the shuttle's long robot arm to capture the 13 ton telescope early this morning.
Spacewalking astronauts will begin the multi million dollar upgrade on Hubble tonight.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-34/61/SE-7/30.48f/70/1951/10/1955;
SUPER=301-32/63/NE-8/30.50f/72/1951/5/1899;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Snow, Then Sleet/& Freezing Rain/25-29/Mixed Precipitation/Tapering

Off/30-34;
SUPER=331-Snow Changing to/Mixed Precipitation/25-29/Sleet &

Rain/Ending/35-39;
SUPER=332-Snow Changing to/Freezing Rain/28-32/Freezing Rain,/Then All

Rain/38-42;
SUPER=333-Snow, Then Sleet/& Freezing Rain/22-26/Wintry Mix/Tapering

Off/28-32;
SUPER=334-Snow, Sleet, or/Freezing Rain/28-32/Snow Changing/to Rain/38-42;
SUPER=X5001;


R-Frazier


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net c
GRAPHIC=BUSINESS NEWS


A Salem company that repairs and recycles obsolete computers and other office equipment is expanding overseas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;
R. FRAZIER FILE LBSTOCK #4 01:04:35


R- Frazier's operation in Scotland has received a five- million- dollar funding package from an international investor group.
"Three- I" says it became interested in R- Frazier after it was recognized as one of the region's most dynamic businesses earlier this year.
R- Frazier sells the secondhand office items in developing nations.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was

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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come,
Move over Bubbles there's a new addition in Never Land.
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VO-NAT


and,
Dale Earnhart, Rusty Wallace, and Jeff Gordon...They're all gearing up for the big race.
we'll check out all the pre-race action from Daytona.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mst
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=speedway


NASCAR drivers are gearing up for today's Twin 125-mile qualifying races at Daytona Beach.
Mike Stevens has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Starts 2nd in Second Race; :17
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Starts 11th in Second Race; :27
SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/Starts 1st in First Race; :57
SUPER=@mike1; 1:12
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=news 7 sports.




Express


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-97)
GRAPHIC=Express/Charlotte


Charlotte scored a goal in the closing minutes of the third to beat the Roanoke Express 6 to 5.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Checkers;


In the second period the Express trailed 5 to nothing. Then Dave Stewart skates inside the blue line and fires the slap shot for the score.
Just 12 seconds later Wayne Strachan wins the face off and during a pile up in front of the goal he scores.
SUPER=38-Charlotte/6/Roanoke/5/; Roanoke added three more goals, but in the

end the Checkers left the Roundhouse with a 6 to 5 win.
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JACKSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=jackson, micheal


The king of pop is now a papa.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:32:04
A hospital source says Micheal Jackson's wife, Debbie Rowe, gave birth to a boy early this morning in Los Angeles.
Jackson and Rowe were married last November in Australia.
Tabloid reports have suggested Rowe was paid to carry Jackson's child and that artificial insemination was used.
Jackson denies the reports.
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Candy-hearts


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=valentine's day


Love candy has gone high-tech at the New England confectionery company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA;

4;37;02
The maker of those candy hearts carrying tiny love messages, has added six modern phrases.
This Valentine's Day, you might get a heartfelt "fax me," "page me," or even that romantic "e-mail me."
To make room for the new hearts out dated phrases, like "hot stuff," have (----------------) been retired.