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NS-Building

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=NS


The plan for a higher education center in downtown Roanoke is moving forward today, with the announcement that Norfolk Southern Corporation has agreed to donate its former office building.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell has more on a gift that also includes the old passenger station below the Hotel Roanoke.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue:the gift also includes the old passenger tape)
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VO-NAT
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RUNS=:30
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Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave
(Q: What's the status of the higher education project?)


Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bramblett


It's day two of jury selection in the mass murder case of Earl Bramblett.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


So far the judge has qualified 13 people to sit on the jury, but 32 people are needed to choose an 11 member jury and four alternates.
Bramblett is charged with killing Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two daughters and then setting their house on fire.
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WH-probe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The Clinton administration is expected to give Senate investigators another dozen or so video and audio tapes today from White House fund-raising events.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Meantime, Attorney General Janet Reno is extending the Justice Department probe of President Clinton's fund-raising phone calls.
Reno appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today to respond to Republican criticism over the way she's handled the investigation of Clinton - Gore fundraising.
Committee Chairman Henry Hyde told Reno she "has a conflict of interest" -- and thus, a responsibility to have an outside investigator.
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10:53:33
IN Q=AS YOU SUGGEST MR. CHAIRMAN...
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=FARTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
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VO-NAT


Reno says she'll call for independent counsel when she thinks it's right based on the evidence and the law.
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Cassini


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


The "Cassini" space probe is headed for Saturn this afternoon despite attempts by environmentalists to block its launch.
Dave Fehling has more on NASA's three billion dollar deep space probe.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Consultant; 1:04
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting;1:13
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.

((THE WHITE LIGHT OF THE MASSIVE TITAN ROCKETS LIT-UP THE PRE-DAWN SKY ABOVE CAPE CANAVERAL . THE THREE BILLION DOLLAR CASSINI SPACE PROBE IS NOW ON ITS SEVEN YEAR JOURNEY TO SATURN. OUTSIDE THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER SECURITY FENCE, PROTESTORS SHED TEARS, FEARING THE ROCKET WOULD CRASH, AND SPILL THE 72 POUNDS OF PLUTONIUM ON BOARD THAT WILL PROVIDE POWER FOR THE PROBE.

(SOT-PROTESTOR)


BUT THE LIFT-OFF WAS FLAWLESS. THAT WAS A BIG RELIEF FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF OF SCIENTISTS WHO WILL NOW HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2004 WHEN CASSINI REACHES SATURN AND BEGINS SENDING BACK PICTURES AND DATA.

(SOT, BILL HARWOOD, CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT)



(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS, KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

"CASSINI IS THE LAST OF THE BIG TIME SPACE PROBES. THOSE IN THE FUTURE WILL BE MUCH SMALLER AND THEREFORE NEED ONLY A FRACTION OF THE PLUTONIUM THAT CAUSED THIS MISSION TO BE SO CONTROVERSIAL. DF CBS NEWS AT THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER."))

BOMB-EXPLOSION


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


At least 17 people were killed and 80 wounded in three car bomb attacks today in Sri Lanka.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Colombo, Sri Lanka;


It's the first major terrorist attack in Colombo since last year, when almost 90 people died in a bombing just yards away from today's explosions.
Police blame Tamil rebels who have been fighting for their own ethnic homeland for 14 years.
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E-Sex-Offender


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=NONE


A convicted child molester is making some Botetourt County residents uneasy.
They don't want him living in their neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cloverdale


Richard Maulick served 12 years in state prison for sexual molesting his daughter.
He says he's innocent...and parents have no reason to fear him.
The parole board investigated the case before allowing Maulick to move to Cloverdale.
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SOT 15:58:54
IN Q=I'm on a

((RICHARD MAULICK:I'M ON A LEG MONITOR WHICH REPORTS THROUGH THE PHONE, I CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE, IF I DO LEAVE THE HOUSE I'M DOING SO WITH AN ESCORT FOR TRANSPORTATION, SO AGAIN THEY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR))
SUPER=07-Richard Maulick
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=nothing to fear
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VO-NAT


Maulick says the charges stem from a custody battle with his first wife.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


We'll have more from Maulick, plus reaction from parents tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

E-Gilmore-Abortion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are right now in the midst of their final debate.
This, after Gilmore brought a new angle to the abortion debate in Virginia.
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SOT 36:16
IN Q=I think

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I THINK A SPOUSAL NOTIFICATION WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE COULD REQUIRE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=serious consideration.
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VO-NAT


Spousal notification means a wife would be required to tell her husband before getting an abortion.
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SOT 36:29
IN Q=A man

((JIM GILMORE: A MAN, A SPOUSE, A HUSBAND AND WIFE ARE TOGETHER IN THE DECISIONS THEY MAKE AS A FAMILY. AND THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF INTERACTION AND DISCUSSION BETWEEN THEM. AND THERE CERTAINLY SHOULD BE A REASONABLE NOTIFICATION. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY IS NOT UNDER PUBLIC DISCUSSION AT THIS TIME.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=at this time.
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VO-NAT


That having been said, it comes at a time when Don Beyer's running an ad blasting Gilmore's desire to ban abortions after eight to 12 weeks -- even in cases of rape or incest.
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SOT 38:02
IN Q=It's perfectly

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S PERFECTLY FINE FOR ANYBODY IN AMERICA TO BELIEVE THAT ABORTION IS WRONG OR SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. BUT THAT'S NOT THE VIEW THAT I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE IN VIRGINIA'S NEXT GOVERNOR.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=next governor.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


We'll have a more on today's debate on News 7 at five.

DENVER-crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


Federal investigators looking into the crash that killed John Denver say the entertainer was flying illegally because his medical certificate had been pulled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pacific Grove, CA;


Yesterday Divers recovered the plane's engine.
Investigators suspect it may have played a role because of several eyewitness reports of a "popping" sound before the plane plunged into Monterey Bay Sunday.
SUPER=03-Aspen, CO;


Some 200 people gathered in Aspen, Colorado last night to remember Denver.
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Robbins


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


Friends, family and fans today are remembering author Harold Robbins.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Robbins died yesterday from respiratory heart failure.
He wrote more than 20 books, including "The Carpetbaggers," "The Betsy," and "Never Love A Stranger."
Several of his novels were turned into movies.
Harold Robbins was 81.
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Rostenkowski


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


Former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski is a free man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


Early this morning he left a Chicago halfway house, ending 451 days in federal custody for misusing federal funds.
The once powerful House Ways and Means Committee chairman pleaded guilty in April 19-96.
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Fire-Department


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-72)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Growing pains are forcing the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department to look for a new home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


After 30 years of battling fires, the department is growing.
In a few months they're getting new equipment that will give them about two inches of clearance at the doorway.
Firefighters say parking spaces are a problem in the busy college town and the fire house is on a one way street.
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SOT 5:36:41
IN Q=traffic is very

((TRAFFIC IS VERY HEAVY-- IT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO GET MEMBERS TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND THEN EQUALLY DIFFICULT GETTING THE EQUIPMENT OUT OF THE BUILDING AND RESPONDING TO A CALL. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Department;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to a call.
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VO-NAT


So now city council is looking at the possibility of a new facility.
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Lyric-Theatre


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-69)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Lyric Theatre is looking to the community for help.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The downtown Blacksburg theater's scheduled renovations will be costly.
Donors can sponsor the chair of their choice for 500- dollars.
A brass plaque will eventually be placed on the arm rest with a personalized message.
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IN Q=They can

((SANDY WIEDEGREEN/LYRIC THEATRE EXEC. DIR.:THEY CAN PUT ANYTHING ON THE PLAGUE THEY WANT, LIKE GIFT OF, ANONYMOUS, SOME CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS ARE GOING TO BUY SEATS, A NEIGHBORHOOD MIGHT WANT TO BUY A SEAT, SO IT'S JUST A WAY OF HELPING US WITH THE RENOVATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Sandy Wiedegreen/Lyric Theatre Exec. Dir.; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=the renovations.
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VO-NAT


The theatre hopes to raise 500- thousand dollars.
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SHARK-INTERVIEW


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


**rolls cold out of break**
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IN Q=in the world
SUPER=01-Drew Rosenhaus/Sports Agent; :32
SUPER=04-"Jerry Maguire"-Tristar; :40
RUNS=2:27
OUT Q=about the forecast

(( In the world of pro sports, star athletes and multi-million contracts.. one sports agent stands apart.
He calls himself a ruthless warrior and hitman, others call him the Shark.
Drew Rosenhaus is that agent and joins us to talk about his new book, a Shark Never Sleeps.
Good afternoon.

In the hit movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise played the role of sports agent.
I know you spent time with Cruise. How does his character resemble your own life?

How close did the movie come to accurately portraying the life of a sports agent?

You have negotiated some multi-million contracts, do you think the price tag on these athletes is getting a bit too high?

Tell us why you are consider the Shark of sports agents?

How far would you go for your clients?

Drew Rosenhaus, thank you for your time this afternoon.
Again the book is a "A Shark Never Sleeps.")) tape tosses to Patrick WEATHER
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SUPER=301-55/74/Calm/30.27s/89/1897/29/1979;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/42-46/Cloudy with/Light Rain/55-60;
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SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/& Chilly/38-42/Mostly/Cloudy/52-56;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/38-42/Cloudy with/Light Rain/53-56;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/& Chilly/34-38/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/54-57;
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E-first-union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jja
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=first union/signet


The Federal Reserve has given First Union's three-point two billion dollar purchase of Signet Bank the stamp of approval.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Charlotte-based First Union has more than two-thousand offices, stretching from Connecticut to Florida.
Richmond-based Signet has more than 200 branches in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D-C.
Some customers complained the deal would result in decreased lending to small businesses, minorities and low income people.
Both banks say they will close some branches, and cut jobs.
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Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:00:42)
GRAPHIC=Braves/Marlins


The Florida Marlins are headed for the big show. The Marlins defeated Atlanta last night to take the National League Pennant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/MLB-NBC Sports;


The Marlins took the early lead with Bobby Bonilla singling home the game's first two runs.
Tom Glavine then hit Charles Johnson to force a run and Florida lead 4-to-nothing.
And from there Florida never looked back, they went on to win it 7-to-4.
The Marlins are the youngest team to go to the World Series.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express opens the 1997-98 season Friday at the Round House against Columbus.
Last night, head coach Frank Anzalone announced his final roster for the upcoming season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Roanoke fans turned out at Tanglewood Mall to meet the 21 Express players. Nine players return from last year's playoff team.
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IN Q="I'd say

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...as time goes on"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Eight defenseman are on the final roster; including a rejuvenated Dave Stewart along with Duane Harmer.
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IN Q="we have

((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= ...solid position"
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Liberty


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-19
GRAPHIC=Hometown hoops weekly


On the girls high school hardwood, Liberty hosted Rustburg
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Bedford/Red Devils vs. Minutemen; :00


In the first quarter; watch Liberty's Valerie Evans pass to Crystal Kennedy who snaps the nylon with the trey. She scored 21 on the night.
SUPER=34-Liberty/49/Rustburg/46;

The Lady Red Devils answered. Lauren Koenig dishes to Lauren Akers for the bucket; but the Home team was too much.
Evans recovers the loose ball and finishes as Liberty wins 49-46.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Forest


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-17
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest/Golden Eagles vs. Cavaliers; :00


Over in Forest; Staunton River and Jefferson Forest hooked up in another seminole battle.
The lady cavaliers Krystal Reeves makes the connection with Cara Lester
SUPER=34-Staunton River/44/Jefferson Forest/34;

who nails the shot from outside.
The Lady Golden Eagles Terri Bowler come right back with a bounce pass to Erin Wolfe who scores on the lay up.
Staunton River pulls out the win; 44-34.
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SS=girls hoops


Lord Botetourt beat Blacksburg 44-37.

Promo-M'ville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up today-
There's new hope for women with breast cancer -- and those who want to prevent it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Martinsville Hospital plans to build a three million dollar breast care center -- to open next June.
The hospital director says the center will offer quicker appointments and treatments, plus the latest technology.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


We'll have the story tonight in New Health Check on News 7 at five.

Dive-Dancing


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


A group in Australia is making waves with its new dance.
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VO-NAT

05:14:40
SUPER=03-Victoria, Australia;


Members of the country's Diving Historical Society are line dancing under the sea.
Before going under the waves, participants rehearsed the dance on land.
They then dove in and put their best flipper forward to the beat of the music. (----------------)