12:00-01

Cove-Search

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-53)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still no sign of a missing man.
The search for a fisherman who disappeared Sunday morning at Carvin's Cove resumed this morning at the crack of dawn.
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VO-NAT :23
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


Five boats are dredging the reservoir.
Crews are using cadaver dogs to aid in the search effort for 53- year- old Cecil Donald Short.
Rescue workers say they hope the rain holds off this afternoon, or they may have to delay the search.
Family members are on the scene waiting for some news.
They've been holding a vigil on shore since Short disappeared.
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Diana-Tunnel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


More than a week after the car accident that killed Princess Diana no one knows for certain what caused it.
Today Paris investigators sealed off the crash site and tried to reconstruct the accident.
Anthony Mason has details.
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Paris, France; :17
SUPER=01-Anthony Mason/Reporting; :30 SU
RUNS=1:05
OUT Q= Anthony Mason, CBS News, Paris.



Haiti


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Divers continue to pull bodies from the waters off Haiti.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montrouis, Haiti;


As many as 400 are feared dead after an overcrowded ferry capsized yesterday.
So far 49 bodies have been recovered.
And a U-N spokesperson says divers have spotted about 50 bodies trapped in a compartment on the triple deck boat.
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Albright


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


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrives in Israel today to try and rescue the deteriorating Middle East peace process.
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VO-NAT


Ahead of her visit the feuding Israelis and Palestinians are now disagreeing over Albright's agenda.
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Israel says SECURITY should be the focus of discussions, while the Palestinians want to talk about Israel's refusal to withdraw troops from the West Bank.
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((NETANYAHU:ESSENTIALLY THE TERRORISTS ARE NOT INTERESTED IN PEACE, THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN ACHIEVING IT, OR DISCOVERING IT, THEY'RE INTERESTED IN DESTROYING ISRAEL AND DESTROYING ISRAELIS. ))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
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OUT Q=destroying Israelis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/Thursday;

noon Thursday;
U-S officials say Albright's first priority will be to put pressure on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to crack down on armed extremists responsible for suicide attacks.
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WASHINGTON-NEWS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Washington;


The former Democratic party chief is facing tough questions today from the Senate Committee investigating campaign fund-raising.
Documents show Donald Fowler enlisted the support of President Clinton in hosting White House coffees and overnight stays for Democratic donors.
And it was under Fowler's leadership that the Democrats returned nearly three million dollars in suspect campaign contributions.
Also on Capitol Hill today Senate Confirmation hearings are underway for General Henry Shelton, the nominee for Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff.

E-SLAUGHTERHOUSE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=NONE


A planning commission's NO vote may not be enough stop a slaughterhouse from coming to Botetourt County.
Andrew Frieden has the story.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donald Griffith/Cattle Farmer; :17
SUPER=01-Sandra McDaniel/Slaughterhouse Opponent; :44
SUPER=@Andrew1; 1:22
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OUT Q=news 7, Botetourt County.

(( In order to build a commercial facility, Don Griffiths needs a zoning change on his land.
But some of his neighbors voiced opposition to the idea. They say a slaughterhouse doesn't belong in their neighborhood.
They say it will pollute the groundwater, and produce a foul odor.
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SOT 7:40:05

((DONALD GRIFFITHS: ALL THE BYPRODUCTS FROM THE CARCASS WILL BE CAUGHT RIGHT WHEN IT COMES OUT OF THE CARCASS. IT WON'T EVEN HIT THE GROUND. IT'LL BE PUT IN A USDA APPROVED CONTAINER THAT WILL BE SEALED. THERE WILL BE MORE ODOR COMING OUT OF THEIR GARBAGE CAN, THAN THERE WILL BE COMING FROM THAT.))
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Sandra McDaniel admitted before the commission she sometimes slaughters her own cattle right in her garage.
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((SANDRA MCDANIEL/SLAUGHTERHOUSE OPPONENT: THE DIFFERENCE IS WE PUT IT IN A CONTAINER, AND EVERYTHING IS DONE AT THAT POINT, NOTHING TOUCHES THE GROUND. exactly what he says he was doing. WHAT IS WHAT HE SAYS, AND WE DON'T TRUST HIM TO HAVE THE BARRELS AT ALL. WE TRUST HIM TO BE USDA REGULATED, WE DON'T TRUST HIM TO USE THEIR CONTAINERS, WE DON'T TRUST HIM PERIOD.))
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After the planning commission voted to recommend denial of the zoning change, Don Griffiths said he'll build it anyway-- it just won't be a commercial operation.
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((DON GRIFFITHS: OH YEAH, I AM GOING TO BE DOING IT. IT'LL JUST BE MY OWN. SMALLER, THAT'S ALL.))
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SOT 8:46:26

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HEAR THE SAME ARGUMENTS NEXT TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THAT'S WHEN THEY'LL OFFICIALLY DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO CHANGE THE ZONING ON MR. GRIFFITH'S LAND. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, BOTETOURT COUNTY.))
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E-Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=NONE


And in Pittsylvania County it was a hog farm that had some residents upset.
Those residents can now rest a bit easier.
A lawyer for the G-I-S company in North Carolina sent a letter to local delegates
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./File Tape;

saying the company no longer plans to locate there.
But county administrator George Supensky says he's heard NOTHING from G-I-S.
More than a month ago the County supervisors asked the company not to move into the area.
Local residents said the hogs would pollute their neighborhoods.
The lawyer for G-I-S says that's not true.
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Allen-Child


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Allen


Virginia's first family is about to become a little larger.
Governor George Allen says First Lady Susan Allen is expecting a baby in the spring.
Allen leaves office in January.
The child would be the couple's third, after nine- year- old daughter Tyler and six- year- old son Forrest.
Governor Allen has NO children from his first marriage.

5-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=education


Paying for college is no easy task, but Virginia is introducing the second year of a program designed to let you start paying now.
This year's Prepaid Education Program has four big changes.
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SOT 11:12:22
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((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: FAMILIES OF MORE THAN 16- THOUSAND VIRGINIA CHILDREN BEGAN SAVING FOR COLLEGE WITH VPEP.))
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OUT Q=with VPEP.
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VO-NAT


That was in 19-96.
But this year's 90- day enrollment period offers some changes.
Earnings from a contract are now exempt from state income taxes.
They were already federally tax exempt.
The contracts can now also be used for graduate school.
Any Virginian can now buy a prepaid tuition contract for a student who lives elsewhere -- even if they use it out-of-state.
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SOT 11:13:47
IN Q=Last year

((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: LAST YEAR, GRANDPARENTS WHO LIVED OUTSIDE VIRGINIA WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE CONTRACTS FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHO WERE VIRGINIA RESIDENTS. NOW THE DOOR IS ALSO OPEN TO MANY VIRGINIA GRANDPARENTS WHO WANTED TO BUY CONTRACTS FOR THEIR GRANDCHILDREN WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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OUT Q=outside the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT


And anyone who holds a contract for three years or more now gets interest refunded along with prepayments if they drop out of the program.
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Rke-Ward-System


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noohn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 597-36)
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


A group has organized against a proposed modified ward system in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The organization calls itself the "One Roanoke Committee."
It has people participating from all different backgrounds.
The group's leader, local attorney Bill Poff, says electing people to represent different parts of the city would mean less accountability.
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SOT 02:33:43
IN Q=After

((BILL POFF/ONE ROANOKE COMMITTEE: AFTER STUDYING THIS ISSUE, WE HAVE CONCLUDED THAT A MODIFIED WARD SYSTEM WOULD RESULT IN DIMINISHED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS.))
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OUT Q=council members.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


A referendum on bringing the ward system of government to the city of Roanoke will take place this fall.

Jones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Davis


A judge has allowed attorneys Gil Davis and Joe Cammarata to withdraw from their representation of Paula Jones in her harassment case against President Clinton.
Davis made an unsuccessful run for the Virginia's attorney general.

S-Bird


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Bland County may have to cough up one-million dollars if a former High School math teacher wins his lawsuit.
Lawyers for Thomas N. Bird say he was "taunted and beaten bloody by a delinquent student," then fired for trying to defend himself.
All this happened on the last day of school two years ago.
The complaint filed Friday in federal court states the incident began when 17- year- old Samuel Blankenship made an obscene gesture at Bird.
Superintendent Jack Gold concluded- -at the time- -that Bird should be fired for striking Blankenship.
Bird says he tried to defend himself, but denies assaulting the student.

E-L'burg-Assault


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Lynchburg man suspected of assaulting his mother was taken into custody after coming face to face with ten police officers, a dog and some chemical spray.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A neighbor called police when she says she saw a woman being assaulted outside the building on Hillside Court. Authorities say 28- year- old Raymond Andrew Farmer ran inside when officers arrived and refused to submit to arrest.
It took police about a half hour to get him subdued and handcuffed.
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IN Q=The officers

((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THE OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO EFFECT THE ARREST BY USING CHEMICAL AGENTS, THE PEPPER GAS, WHICH DIDN'T HAVE THE DESIRED EFFECT ON THE SUSPECT, AND THEN WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SHERIFF'S K- WE WERE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY TAKE CONTROL OF HIM AND EFFECT AN ARREST.))
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RUNS=:19
OUT Q=effect an arrest.
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VO-NAT


Several officers were affected by the chemical spray used on Farmer.
He's facing charges of assault and battery and resisting arrest.
Farmer has been hospitalized where he'll undergo a mental health evaluation.
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E-Doyle


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Franklin County judge upheld the charges of three teenage girls who say their former four-H camp instructor sexually assaulted them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Judge B-A Davis convicted 23- year- old Joseph Doyle of offenses against three girls ages 13, 15 and 16.
The girls were at Smith Mountain Lake four-H camp last summer.
The teens allege Doyle fondled their breasts during canoeing and swimming activities at the camp.
Judge Davis reduced the charges to lesser offenses and dropped one felony charge.
Doyle pleaded not guilty to the charges and maintains he's innocent.
He'll be sentenced later.
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220-Ax


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=accident


Traffic is moving again along Route 2-20 near Boones Mill after a truck overturned in the Northbound lane.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The driver of the truck, Tommy Sowers, walked away from the accident.
A witness said the back wheel of the truck fell off causing the truck to turn over and land in a ditch.
Authorities say it could take up to six hours to clean up the wreckage.
Some Boones Mill residents lost power, but officials say it should be restored by this afternoon.
No injuries were reported.
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E-Shepherds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


Shepherds Auto Supply is closed again today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Would-be customers found the doors of the 75- year- old firm locked.
Signs on the door and a recording on the phone say the store will be closed for the week for "inventory."
That was news to many employees, however.
Some had been called and told not to report for work.
Others found did find out until they arrived on the job yesterday.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Some Shepherds employees went to the unemployment office to file a claim for compensation.
Federal law requires employers with 100 or more workers to give employees 60 days notice of a MASS layoff.
The company reportedly got heavily into debt in the past year or so, buying a fleet of delivery vehicles and sprucing up stores.

Blood-shortage


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=American Red Cross


The Red Cross has issued a national appeal for blood donations, warning that many of its regions have less than two days' supply of a critical donor type.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

from 596-39
A spokesman says they especially need type "O" blood.
O-positive is found in 39 percent of Americans and can be transfused into anyone with a positive blood type.
And O-negative can by given to any patient.
Experts blame the general unwillingness to donate on everything from the fear of AIDS to the aging of Americans who began donating in World War Two.
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Dr-Ruth


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net o
GRAPHIC=NONE


For more than 20 years Doctor Ruth Westheimer has provided millions of people with information on love, relationships and sex.
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VO-NAT


Now this renowned sex therapist is offering advice to children on how to create solid relationships with their grandparents.
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SUPER=01-Dr. Ruth Westheimer/Therapist & Author;
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OUT Q=common interest
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VO-NAT


Her new book is called, "Dr. Ruth Talks About Grandparents."
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloud/with Showers/64-68/More/Rain Likely/78-82;
SUPER=331-Cloud/with Showers/66-70/More/Rain Likely/80-84;
SUPER=332-Cloud/with Showers/62-65/More/Rain Likely/75-78;
SUPER=333-Cloud/with Showers/63-65/More/Rain Likely/75-78;
SUPER=334-Cloud/with Showers/60-64/More/Rain Likely/74-77;
SUPER=X5001;


Roanoke-Gas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Gas 4122


Roanoke Gas Company is acquiring U-S Gas Incorporated, a propane company serving the Smith Mountain Lake area.
Company officials say U-S Gas will become part of Highland Propane, a Roanoke Gas subsidiary.
The deal needs State Corporation Commission Approval, but Highlands has already taken over U-S Gas operations.

Football


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of
GRAPHIC=N-F-L


It was a showdown on the gridiron in Oakland as the Chiefs went head to head with the Raiders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/ABC Sports;


Jeff George threw two scoring strikes to Rickey Dudley during a two-minute, 40-second span of the third quarter that gave the Raiders a 27-to-13 lead.
But Pete Stoyanovich drilled his third field goal of the game midway through the third period before Darren Anderson returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown.
Elvis Grbac (GUR'-bahk) tossed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Andre Rison with three seconds left, capping Kansas City's 28-to-27 comeback win over Oakland.
Rison's reception made him the first N-F-L receiver to grab six touchdown passes with six different teams and gave the Chiefs their first victory of the year.
Grbac was 21-of-35 for 312 yards and three touchdowns.
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Huff


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


Sam Huff of the Redskins radio team, was here in Roanoke helping kickoff the 1997 United Way of the Roanoke Valley fund drive.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


After he was introduced by master of ceremonies Larry Dowdy, Huff had some unkind words for the Steel City.
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((SAM HUFF/NFL HALL OF FAMER:))
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OUT Q=...LAST NIGHT."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Huff was impressed that the valley is attempting to raise a record 6 million dollars with this year's fund drive.
He also put in perspective how tough and how easy raising that kind of money can be
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Season;

- by using unsigned defensive tackle Sean Gilbert as a very real example.
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IN Q="do you...

((SAM HUFF:))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...FOR THAT."
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VO-NAT con't


Already, 19 companies in the valley have raised nearly 1 million dollars. (-------------)