12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A tough commute for motorists, and no school for many students as a winter storm leaves behind ice and snow.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And on this President's day weekend some folks leave for vacation, but may be stranded if pilots with American Airlines strike.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Old Man Winter has left us with some ice encrusted snow to deal with as our Valentine's Day present, and more is on the way overnight. I'll have all the details, plus a visit to Daytona in sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


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

Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97
GRAPHIC=winter storm


For many Central and Southwestern Virginians it was an unwelcome gift this Valentine's Day.
Up to four inches of snow made life tough for motorists this morning.
The winter weather also closed schools and businesses today.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has spent most of morning outside.
Scott what do the roads look like at this point.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=05-Salem;


Overall Melanie, not too bad.
The freezing rain stopped around six- thirty this morning... and in the last few hours it's gotten a little bit warmer out here.
Those things... plus around the clock snow removal efforts have made a significant impact. rollcue:significant impact
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SOT
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=03-Salem; :18
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke City Spokesperson; :39
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=priority at this point


((It was snow, not love, that filled the air this Valentine's Day.
This latest winter blast dumped as many as four inches on parts of Central and Southwestern Virginia... making early morning travel treacherous.
Authorities in the Roanoke Valley reported only minor accidents.
This was the result of one of them.
Apparently a vehicle smashed into this route sign... and officials were forced to tear it down.
But it was obvious from the beginning that the snow crews were ready for this storm.
By mid morning, practically all of the primary roads in the area were clear... and traffic started moving at a steady pace.
Now the focus shifts to the secondary streets... some of which have yet to be plowed.
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SOT 9:02:21
IN Q=We are

((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE CITY SPOKESPERSON : WE ARE MOVING INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS NOW. SO WE'LL BE COMING THROUGH AND WE'LL BE AGGRESSIVELY ATTACKING THE NEIGHBORHOODS NOW. THAT'S OUR TOP PRIORITY AT THIS POINT.))))
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Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
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(Scott has Q & A with Laura Bullock)
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson;



Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


The winter storm claimed one life last night.
Police say Alan Dale Hall was driving through Patrick County when he ran off the road.
His car struck an embankment and overturned.
He was trapped inside for about 30 minutes as rescue workers tried to free him.
Hall was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

PILOTS


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


In less than 12 hours American Airlines pilots plan to stop flying.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The pilots union and the airline are holding marathon talks in hopes of averting a strike.
The sticking points: salary increases and the airline's plans to give more routes to lower paid pilots.
Meanwhile, President Clinton is urging reconciliation.
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OUT Q=if it occurs.
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VO-NAT


It's estimated a strike would strand some forty-thousand passengers and cost about 200- million dollars a day.
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E-Partial-Birth


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=abortion


In Richmond, a Senate committee has killed a bill that called for a ban on partial-birth abortions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The committee had voted to report the bill, but then one Senator, from Charlottesville, changed her mind and asked for a second vote.
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SOT 01:14:30 tape two
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((SEN. EMILY COURIC/(D) CHARLOTTESVILLE: IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS BILL WILL VERY LIKELY BE USED AS A VEHICLE TO SUPPORT OTHER EFFORTS TO WHICH I'M OPPOSED. AND THEREFORE I ASK THAT WE RECONSIDER THE VOTE.))
SOT tape two 01:15:01

((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/(R) CHESTERFIELD: I THINK WE'VE GOT TO COME TO A POINT WHERE WE VOTE ON THE BILLS THAT COME BEFORE US ON THE MERITS OF THOSE BILLS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Emily Couric/(D) Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Martin/(R) Chesterfield; :12
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OUT Q=those bills.
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VO-NAT


It may NOT be the last the legislature hears of the partial birth abortion issue this year.
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SOT tape one 57:41
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((DEL. ROGER MCCLURE/(R) CENTREVILLE: OF COURSE TO REMIND THE COMMITTEE, A PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BASICALLY IS AN ABORTION WHERE THE PHYSICIAN GRABS THE FEET OF THE BABY, TAKES MOST OF THE BABY OUT OF THE WOMB-- Delegate McClure--))
SUPER=01-Del. Roger McClure/(R) Centreville;
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OUT Q=out of the womb.
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VO-NAT


The Senate committee also defeated a bill requiring that doctors give women more information about the procedure before performing an abortion.
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Ramsey


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


A judge is expected to rule today whether autopsy results in the JonBenet Ramsey case will be made public.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;


Authorities in Boulder, Colorado have asked a judge to seal the results to protect the investigation.
But news organizations want the information released, citing the public's right to know.
Yesterday in a press conference the district attorney said he had a gut feeling about the identity of the killer and he issued this warning.
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SOT

7:08;11-27
IN Q=YOU HAVE STRIPPED...
SUPER=01-Alex Hunter/District Attorney;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=THAT, THAT WILL HAPPEN.
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VO-NAT


Meantime, two of the key members of the O-J Simpson criminal defense dream team are now helping with the investigation.
Lawyer Barry Scheck and crime- scene analyst Henry Lee are working on the D-N-A evidence.
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tanker-fire


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


Several dozen people were injured today in an explosion and fire aboard Turkey's largest oil tanker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tuzla, Turkey;


The tanker was at a dockyard outside Istanbul.
The blasts shattered the windows of buildings around the dockyard, and flames spread to two cargo ships.
Investigators say a gas leak sparked the explosion.
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KING-TRIAL


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


The family of Martin Luther King Junior wants the man in jail for his murder to stand trial.
James Earl Ray pleaded guilty to the 19-68 killing but soon after recanted his confession.
With Ray now in prison and dying from liver disease, King's family says a trial could answer questions that still surround the case.
Doug Poling has more.
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Dexter King/Martin Luther King's Son; :16
SUPER=01-Doug Poling/Reporting; :47
SUPER=07-Walter Fauntroy; 1:03
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OUT Q= Doug Poling, CBS News New York

((
EVER SINCE MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS GUNNED DOWN NEARLY THREE DECADES AGO, THERE'S BEEN LINGERING SUSPICION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT JAMES EARL RAY WAS THE ASSASSIN.
NOW YEARS LATER, THE FAMILY OF THE MURDERED CIVIL RIGHTS LEGEND SAYS THE ACCUSED ASSASSIN DESERVES HIS DAY IN COURT.
Dexter King, Martin Luther King's Son:We make appeals at this time because of concerns of Mr. Ray's illness may result in death, which will end the possibility of the trial ever to come.
AT AN ATLANTA NEWS CONFERENCE, KING'S WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN THREW THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND RAY'S REQUEST FOR A TRIAL.
RAY CONFESSED TO THE CRIME in 1968 BUT LATER RECANTED.
TODAY HE CONTINUES TO SERVE A 99 YEAR SENTENCE.
BUT DOUBTS HAVE REMAINED ABOUT JUST WHO WAS THE KILLER.
WALTER FAUNTROY SERVED ON THE HOUSE ASSASSINATIONS COMMITTEE WHICH INVESTIGATED THE MURDER.
"I reach the conclusion, that while we were correct in concluding there was a conspiracy to kill Dr. King, it is not likely James Earl Ray in fact fired the trigger of the gun that killed him."
THE KING FAMILY SAYS THE PAINFUL NATURE OF THE TRAGEDY HAS FORCED THEM TO RELUCTANTLY IGNORE THE TRUTH.
NOW WITH JAMES EARL RAY DYING FROM CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER, THEY SAY IT'S TIME FOR THE TRUTH TO BE KNOWN.
AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT'S HAUNTED THEM FOR 30 YEARS.
DP, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))


SPACE-WALK


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


A 350-million dollar upgrade to the hubble space telescope is underway.
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VO-NAT


Early this morning astronauts Mark Lee and Steve Smith began the first of a series of spacewalks to be completed over a four day period.
An infrared camera and an improved spectrometer will increase hubble's visual and computing power.
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P-Power-Line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline


American Electric Power can still apply for a high- powered voltage line from West Virginia to Botetourt County.
The State Corporation Commission denied a request to stop it yesterday.
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VO-NAT


Project opponents in Giles, Craig and Roanoke counties filed a motion to deny the application.
The commission DID agree to give further consideration to a request from opponents that it rewrite the rules for power line applications-- since there is now competition in the power industry.
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P-McGovern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=George McGovern


Roanoke College students celebrated Winterfest in the spirit of the 70's.
Their student committee looked to the world of politics for a speaker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Former South Dakota senator and twice- unsuccessful presidential candidate George McGovern was the choice.
He spoke to about 300 students and faculty yesterday about his experiences on Capitol Hill.
But before his lecture, he talked to reporters about current issues including Congressional term limits.
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SOT 10:54:37
IN Q=I think

((GEORGE MCGOVERN/FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK THE OLD SYSTEM IS BETTER. I'M NOT ARGUING THAT THERE AREN'T PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE RETIRED, BUT I'D LEAVE THAT IN THE HANDS OF THE VOTERS, RATHER THAN MAKE IT ARBITRARY. ))
SUPER=01-George McGovern/Former Presidential Candidate;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=arbitrary
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VO-NAT


McGovern spends a lot of his time lecturing-- he's visited more than a thousand college campuses.
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VALENTINE-SNOW


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=valentine's day


It's Valentine's Day and that means big business for Florists.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

6;40
Nationwide, florists expect to sell 90 MILLION roses.
But the icy road conditions could put a kink in flower deliveries.
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SOT 6:34:06
IN Q=If we have ice

((IF WE HAVE ICE AND SNOW WE CAN'T DELIVER AND THAT'S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN))
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SUPER=00-Sam Ramsey/Floral Renditions;
OUT Q=that could happen.
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VO-NAT


Not only will there be a few disappointed Valentine's but Florists could take a big financial hit.
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SOT 6:36:06
IN Q=You're looking

((YOU'RE LOOKING AT GETTING IN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PRODUCT. IF YOU DON'T GET IT DELIVERED YOU JUST THROW OUT IN THE TRASH. AND YOU LOSE YOUR MONEY))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=lose your money.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


But don't be disheartened, there's always candy and cards that you can deliver yourself.
Hallmark cards say some 900 million valentines will be handed out this year.
And confectioners look to sell about 700 Million dollars worth of Candy.

E-Shameless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Valentines Day


Head over "wheels" in love could easily describe a Pittsylvania County man this Valentine's Day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Tim Barrett agreed to paint his truck "white" with "red hearts" to win Garth Brooks concert tickets for his wife, Janice.
The "shamelessly in love" contest was sponsored by Budweiser and W-A-K-G radio in Danville.
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16:22:42
SOT
IN Q=How

((HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU TO FIND OUT WHAT YOUR HUSBAND HAD DONE? JANICE BARRETT: REALLY SUPRISED, SPEECHLESS, ESPECIALLY WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT WORK AND I HADN'T SEEN THE TRUCK, THIS WAS THE FIRST DAY, I WAS LIKE, OH, MY GOD.))
SUPER=07-Janice Barrett; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=oh, my god.
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VO-NAT


Brantley Riddle won second place honors by attempting to shave W-A-K-G's call letters on the back of his head to prove how much he loves his wife, Angie.
His hot pink boxer shorts and tennis shoes were an added touch.
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16:23:53
SOT
IN Q=There is

((BRANTLEY RIDDLE/"SHAMELESS" WINNER:THERE IS NO LINE BETWEEN ME AND HERE, IT'S LOVE, THAT ALL IT IS. I JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO PROVE HOW MUCH I LOVED HER.))
SUPER=01-Brantley Riddle/"Shameless" Winner; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=loved her.
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VO-NAT


Riddle won concert tickets for taking second place.
He only has about a month for his hair to grow in time to see Vince Gill and Bryan White in concert.
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WEATHER
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SUPER=301-34/96/Calm/30.09r/74/1990/ 4/1899;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Occasional Rain/Some Mix/30-34/Flurries Early/Slow Clearing/42-46;
SUPER=331-Occasional Rain/Some Mix/32-36/Flurries Early/Slow Clearing/44-48;
SUPER=332-Rain &/Freezing Rain/30-34/Cloudy/Snow Flurries/34-38;
SUPER=333-Freezing Rain/& Snow/26-30/Morning Flurries/Partial Clearing/38-42;
SUPER=334-Rain Changing/to Snow/24-28/Mostly Cloudy/Flurries Likely/30-34;
SUPER=X5001;



Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=the greenbrier


The president of the Greenbrier is betting the West Virginia legislature will approve gambling at his resort this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV/File Tape;


But according to comments yesterday, neither the state Senate nor the House of Delegates appear willing to get the roulette (roo-let) ball rolling on the issue.
Senate reluctance in the past has doomed the legislation in the House.
Members of the House yearly have given up their efforts when the Senate seemed frigid to the Greenbrier gambling proposal.
And a recent poll by the Associated Press shows the measure remains well short of what it needs for Senate approval.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mst
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=Daytona 500


The twin 125 Qualifying Races took center stage in Daytona yesterday.
Mike Stevens has details.
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IN Q="Doctor J...
SUPER=04-First Qualifying Race; :07
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/First Gatorade 125 Winner; :24
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Fails to Qualify for Daytona 500; :53
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Second Gatorade 125 Winner; 1:12
SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/Finished 3rd in Second Race; 1:36
SUPER=01-Leonard Wood/Wood Brothers Team Manager; :202
SUPER=@Mike1; 2:09
RUNS=2:22
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
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UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


The Atlantic Coast Conference says officals made an error in Tuesday's Duke/Virginia game.
The league says the officiating crew should have allowed Virginia player Willie Dersch to come into the game.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :


The error allowed Duke to drive the length of the court while the clock was stopped, drawing a foul and scoring the free throws that decided the final score in favor of the Blue Devils.
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LOVE-SALE


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


There's plenty of love to go around on Valentine's Day but there's also plenty of lovers on the rebound.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo;

10:08:05
In Tokyo some folks are cashing in on a broken heart.
One department store is offering a love liquidation sale.
Those in relationships gone sour are selling gifts from their ex's- from jewelry to furs to stuffed animals.
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