12:00-01

Iraq

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


For the fourth day in a row, Iraq has turned back U-N weapons inspection teams because they have American members.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;

7:03:12
The teams were preparing to check out sites where Iraqis may have tampered with surveillance cameras and hidden sensitive equipment.
Iraq is now admitting to hiding key equipment, saying it's preparing for an act of aggression by the U-S.
SUPER=03-Persian Gulf;

7:01;26
American forces are now on standby to intervene if necessary in the Iraqi crisis.
The addition of the U-S-S Nimitz aircraft carrier has boosted the United States' military strength in the Gulf to more than 200 jet fighters and seven vessels equipped with cruise missiles.
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E-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=bRAMBLETT


A jury decided yesterday that Earl Bramblett should die for killing the Hodges family three years ago.
Keith Humphry reports.
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IN Q=Members of the
SUPER=03-Salem; : :00
SUPER=01-Randy Hodges/Victim's Brother; :06
SUPER=@file; :18
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994; :29
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Prosecutor; :33
SUPER=01-Barry Kessee/Va. State Police Special Agent; :54
SUPER=@keith1; 1:06
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.

((
Members of the Hodges family were grateful to the jury- -not exactly pleased with the verdict... certainly satisfied, though.
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SOT 13:47:05
IN Q=

((I DON'T TAKE ANY JOY IN HAVING ANYONE KILLED, WHETHER IT'S EARL BRAMBLETT OR NOT. BUT THEN SOMETIMES IN LIFE THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE. AND IF I COULD, I'D BE THE ONE TO IMPOSE THE SENTENCE.))
RUNS=:12
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Earl Bramblett had spent nearly two years plotting to kill the very family he lived with off and on for so many years.
He shot three of the family members in the head- -strangled the fourth, then doused the place with diesel fuel and set it ablaze to destroy the evidence.
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SOT 13:51:20
IN Q=

((SHORTLY AFTER THIS HAPPENED, I REALLY WASN'T SURE WE'D EVER BE ABLE TO GET IT TOGETHER TO PROVE ANYBODY GUILTY OF THIS CRIME, AND BE HONEST WITH YOU, KEITH, THE REASON I HAVE AGENT KESSEE STANDING HERE WITH ME AND I INSISTED HE COME DOWN HERE- -HE DIDN'T WANT TO- -AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, HE'S RESPONSIBLE.))
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Kessee worked the case full-time for two years, building a case against Bramblett.
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SOT 13:55:50
IN Q=

((YOU CAN TRY TO GO FOR A QUICK FIX- -IN THESE TYPE CASES, BUT IF YOU DO, THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME YOU WON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO EVER CONVICT A PERSON.))
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SOT 13:52:03
IN Q=

((IF IT WASN'T FOR BARRY- -AND I SINCERELY MEAN THAT- -WE WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY. ))
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S/U 14:07:55 THE JUDGE WILL REVIEW THE JURY'S WORK AND FORMALLY IMPOSE THE SENTENCE ON DECEMBER 15TH. KEITH HUMPHRY, NEWS 7, SALEM.
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E-Firetruck-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#92-75
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Pittsylvania County firefighter died yesterday as he attempted to deliver water to a fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Thirty- year- old William S-Bradner the third lost control of a water truck as he rounded a curve on Golf Club Road around three.
Police say as Bradner's truck skidded across the road, the water in the truck also slid from side to side -- making it hard to regain control.
The truck finally flipped on the side of the road.
Bradner was thrown from the vehicle and died when the truck rolled over him.
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SOT 9:24:02
IN Q=He was a volunteer

((D.R. DIXON/STATE TROOPER: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER. HE WAS OUT THERE DOING THIS ON HIS OWN TIME. HE WAS NOT GETTING PAID. IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE THING HE LOST HIS LIFE PROVIDING THAT SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-D. R. Dixon/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=to the community
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VO-NAT


A second firefighter - 17- year- old Ron Patterson-- was also thrown from the vehicle.
He is in stable condition at the Danville hospital.
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TOY-EXPLOSION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=explosion


Four people are dead and more than two dozen injured from an explosion at a Los Angeles toy factory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;

4;05:25
The investigation is continuing, but fire officials are linking the blast to a machine that seals caps for toy guns.
The Imperial Toy company makes more than 600 types of toys.
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Food-Poisoning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:20:33)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two people are dead and more than a hundred became sick in Leonardtown, Maryland after eating at a church dinner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Mary's Co., MD;


All of the people who came down with the illness ate a dinner of turkey, stuffed ham and fried oysters at the church.
County and state health officials are trying to determine if the Salmonella B bacteria came from a food handler at the church, someone who brought the food from home or a local market.
But they say they are confident they'll find the cause.
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SOT
IN Q=But right now

(( ))
SUPER=01-Martin Sanders/Maryland Health Department;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=could think of."
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VO-NAT


The two people who died were both elderly women.
Officials are working with everyone who ate at the dinner to find the cause of the illness.
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CLINTON-tx


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


The Who's Who of Washington's past and present are in Texas today for the unveiling of the George Bush Library.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Andrews AFB;

10:00:30
President Clinton, who left for Texas this morning, along with former Presidents Carter and Ford will be on hand for a dedication ceremony.
SUPER=03-College Station, TX;

7:28:36
Mr. Bush arrived by train yesterday, accompanied by his family, and friends, including former British Prime Minister John Major.
The 80 million dollar facility, built on the campus of Texas A-and M, also includes a school of government and a museum.
Mark Annick takes us inside.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

bush-library


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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SOT

7:31:05
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-David Alsobrook/Bush Library Director; :28
SUPER=01-Gov. George W. Bush/(R) Texas; :51
SUPER=01-Mark Annick/Reporting; 1:05
SUPER=01-Pierce Bush/Grandson; 1:20
RUNS=1:45
OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.


airport


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


If you're flying into or out of Roanoke Regional Airport today, be prepared for some confusion.
The airport is
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

in the midst of a major renovation.
The main runway will be closed for part of the day.
Its closing yesterday meant two U-S Airways flights jetliners never made it to the Star City.
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SOT 17:41:54
IN Q=

((THE OTHER AIRLINES ARE ABLE TO LAND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A TAILWIND, US AIRWAYS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO, WITH SOME OF THEIR LARGER AIRCRAFT, SO AS A RESULT, WE DID LOSE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=lose that
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Courtney says the construction should be finished later this afternoon.

E-Republicans


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


The campaign is over and now Jim Gilmore is focusing on his administration.
Ellen Qualls reports on the wake of his historic election.
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SOT
IN Q=Lieutenant Governor
SUPER=@Gilmore; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :15
SUPER=@file; :49
SUPER=01-Boyd Marcus/Gilmore Chief-of-Staff; :57 QUICK!
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:01
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(( SOT 12:21:30

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR BEYER WAS KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE ME A CALL AND EXPRESS HIS BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE ADMINISTRATION. I THINK AT THAT POINT IT SORT OF HIT ME YOU KNOW.))
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Jim Gilmore started right off naming his new chief of staff -- campaign operative Boyd Marcus -- and saying he's eager for Virginians to get to know the new first family, including--
SOT 12:05:09

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: MY COMBINATION LABRADOR-PIT BULL SPARKY WHO WILL BE THE FIRST DOG OF VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:05


But the first dog Gilmore will have on his hands as governor is a General Assembly wary of his tax cut proposal.
SOT 12:12:45

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MEMBERS OF EITHER PARTY ARE GOING TO WANT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS IMPORTANT AREA.))
RUNS=:05


Gilmore's transition team is already writing up the bill, but says there won't be any surprises.
SOT 12:14:38

((JIM GILMORE/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I HAVE BEEN PRETTY DOGGONE DETAILED ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE NEEDS TO BE DONE IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS.))
RUNS=:07


It's Assembly Democrats who are variously now suggesting they will drastically reshape the bill or even one-up Gilmore and try to speed it through.
SOT 12:28:36

((BOYD MARCUS: IN ALL PROBABILITY, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS GOTTEN OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:05))

STANDUP (( The irony is that eliminating the car tax first emerged as a serious proposal from Democratic state senator Charles Colgan of Manassas...
The Gilmore camp politely thanked him but said their idea was the new and improved version.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))))

VA-Education


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


A national education report says Virginia is increasing the number of high school students in advanced math and science classes.
But the reports says the state has NOT made gains in the reading and math scores of students in grades four and eight.
This is the seventh annual report by the bipartisan National Education Goals Panel.

Woman's-War


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War


When reviewing the Civil War, the hardships faced by southern women are often overlooked.
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VO-NAT


Historians say one-fourth of the southern manpower was killed during the war, leaving many women alone to care for the family.
Reconstruction further devastated the south, making it difficult for the families to bounce back.
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SOT 23:50:43
IN Q=SOUTHERNERS ARE NOT

((JAMES ROBERTSON/CIVIL WAR SCHOLARS: SOUTHERNERS ARE NOT BITTER OVER THE WAR. IT'S THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD WHEN WITH WHAT LITTLE THEY'VE HAD WAS TAKEN AWAY. THEY WERE FORCED TO BEGIN AGAIN. THAT WAS A HORRIBLE ORDEAL FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-James Robertson/Civil War Scholar;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=HORRIBLE ORDEAL FOR THEM
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VO-NAT


And many women left alone during this time were taking on new roles in society.
Historians say they weren't the frail females depicted by Hollywood.
And the diaries of one Bedford family give a glimpse of what it was like.
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SOT 19:02:56
IN Q=SHE HAD THE

((SUSAN OVERSTREET/AVENEL FOUNDATION: SHE HAD THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ON HER SHOULDERS. SHE HAD FOUR DAUGHTERS, A HOME, A HUSBAND WHO WAS NEVER AROUND BECAUSE HE WAS DOING WHAT HE FELT LIKE HE NEEDED TO DO FOR HIS COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Susan Overstreet/Avenel Foundation;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=FOR HIS COUNTRY
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TAKE PROMO BOARD-4644-essC
You can hear more about reconstruction tonight on News 7 at Six.
As Denise Allen continues to delve into the diaries of the women of a Civil War era plantation in the second part of her series, "A Woman's War."
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute lost another female cadet.
A spokesman said this week's departure of an 18- year- old Fairfax County student was voluntary.
When the school year started in August, V-M-I enrolled 30 women.
That number is now 25.
Four of the departures have been voluntary.
One woman was suspended for punching an upperclassman.

Post-Office


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-68)
GRAPHIC=Postal Service


Some Christiansburg residents don't want to see their post office go, so they've turned to their Congressmen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Town leaders say they're opposed to closing the downtown facility.
A new, larger, post office is now up and running near the New River Valley Mall.
In the meantime-- local officials say the postal service will set up a "contract station" in the downtown area.
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SOT
IN Q=It will

((LANCE TERPENNY/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN MGR.:IT WILL SERVICE SOME OF THE NEEDS THAT THE DOWNTOWN AREA HAS BUT THE CONTRACT STATION, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IS NOT GOING TO DO BULK MAIL WHICH IS A BIG ISSUE FOR THE TOWN OFFICES AS WELL AS THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND MANY BUSINESSES DOWN, BANKS AND PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDINGS ALIKE, HAVE BUILT MAILINGS EVERYDAY. ))
SUPER=01-Lance Terpenny/Christiansburg Town Manager; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=mailings everyday.
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VO-NAT


Over the past four days, the chamber collected more than three thousand signatures from residents opposed to closing the historic post office.
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YOSEMITE


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


If the National Park Service gets its way you'll no longer be able to drive into Yosemite National Park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Yosemite Nat'l. Park;

7:23:56
The Park service has announced sweeping proposals for Yosemite that include keeping cars out to protect the Park's ecology.
Visitors would have to park outside Yosemite's boundaries and take a bus into the valley.
More than four million people drive to Yosemite every year.
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MIR


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


A space walking success today for the Mir crew.
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VO-NAT


Two cosmonauts aboard the Russian Mir space station stepped outside for a spacewalk to install a new solar panel on the craft.
Power is now back to nearly full force.
Meantime, ground controllers are trying to track down the white residue found by cosmonauts on the edge of a hatch on Mir's docking chamber.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-48/54/North 3mph/30.27f/78/1961/19/1991;
SUPER=301-49/48/Variable 5mph/30.26f/78/1978/19/1967;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Rain/Likely/38-42/Periods/of Rain/42-46;
SUPER=331-Rain/Likely/40-43/Periods/of Rain/44-47;
SUPER=332-Rain/Heavy at Times/37-40/Rainy/Cool & Foggy/43-46;
SUPER=333-Rain/Likely/37-40/Periods/of Rain/41-44;
SUPER=334-Rain/Heavy at Times/37-40/Rainy/& Cool/43-46;
SUPER=X5001;




Marlins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=MLB


The sale of the World Series champion Florida Marlins may be announced today.
Published reports say a group led by Marlins team president Don Smiley would buy the team for around 150- million dollars.
The "Miami Herald" says current owner Wayne Huizenga (HY'-zihng-ah) would retain a minority interest.

Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-11
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES


Bad news for the Birds of Baltimore -- Orioles manager Davey Johnson was named American League Manager of the year and now he's unemployed.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00


At about the same time he was notified about winning the honor, Johnson was tendering his letter of resignation as skipper of the O's.
He and owner Peter Angelos just couldn't get along.
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IN Q="It's been...

((DAVEY JOHNSON/A.L. MANAGER OF THE YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Davey Johnson/A.L. Manager of the Year; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...WITHOUT ME."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=orioles


Speculation is he may manage the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets returned to the Hive last night to face the red hot Dallas Mavericks.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Mavs vs Hornets; :00


Jim Cleamons' team was trying to equal its best start ever at 4-and-0.
But the Hornets' mad bombers had other plans. Dell Curry from three pointer range. He would finish with 23 points.
And four assists, one coming on this SUPER=32-Dallas/103/Charlotte/110;

dish to Glen Rice who had a game high 28 points as the Hornets win it 110-to-103.
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Express


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


The Roanoke Express is getting some veteran help for the upcoming weekend.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 9; :00


Defenseman Matt O'Dette, who has spent the first part of this season with the Saint John Flames, Roanoke's A-H-L affiliate, is rejoining the Express.
In 69 games for the Express last year, the 6'5, 220 pounder had 22 points with 6 goals and 16 assists.
He will add some needed size to Roanoke's line up.
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Football-VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of FB97-2)
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


The Future of V-M-I football is being turned over to a consulting firm.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lexington;


The schools superintendent and athletic administration announced yesterday that the firm of Chuck Neinas of Boulder, Colorado will take a close look at the football program and its problems.
SUPER=03-Lexington/This Season; :


V-M-I has not had a winning season since 19-81 and this year's team is off to an Oh and 8 start under first year head coach Ted Cain.
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IN Q="I'm very

((TED CAIN/VMI HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Ted Cain/VMI Head Football Coach; :
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=conclusion very early"
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Cool-Mutts


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


A new book might be just the thing for dog lovers.
Morry Alter spoke with the author and has a sneak peak.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
SUPER=00-H. D. R. Campbell/"Cool Mutts" Author;:18
SUPER=01-Elliott Erwitt/Photographer; :36
SUPER=01-Morry Alter/Reporting; 1:20 QUICK
RUNS=1:38

OUT Q=for CBS NEws