06:00-01

Iraq

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


A day after Iraq expelled American weapons inspectors, the U-N has pulled out the rest of its inspectors.
Only a small skeleton crew has been left behind.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Trebil, Jordan;


Early this morning the six American U-N weapons inspectors, who were expelled, crossed the border out of Iraq into Jordan.
Yesterday they were denied permission to fly out of Baghdad and were forced to endure a five hour drive across the desert to the Jordanian border.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The Security Council has responded with another resolution denouncing Iraq's action as "unacceptable."
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Execution


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia has put another convicted killer to death.
Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen') was convicted of killing a Prince William County businesswoman in 19-88.
He gave no final statement before his execution last night.
Mu'Min already was in prison for another killing when he slipped away from a road work gang and killed Gladys Nopwasky.

E-South-Boston


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


Halifax County may be getting smaller, but South Boston could double its size.
The two localities forged an agreement last night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Halifax County is giving South Boston acres of farm land, plus two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale.
But the county refused to turn over its industries -- saying they are essential to the county's survival.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:57:27
IN Q=Your industrial base

((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: YOUR INDUSTRIAL BASE FOR US, RIGHT NOW PARTICULARLY. WE HAVE TOBACCO ISSUES. WE HAVE AGRICULTURE THAT NEEDS TO GROW. WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=atmosphere to industries
(----------------)
VO-NAT


South Boston leaders had threatened to sue -- if the county did not sign a land agreement by December first.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:53:40
IN Q=We're most proud

((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. TO BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN SENSIBLY AND DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND WORK ON OUR PROBLEMS TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=problems together
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The deal is not yet final -- first there will be a public hearing.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The county still needs to hash out similar land issues with the town of Halifax.

E-220-Wreck


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-70
GRAPHIC=Accident


Passengers and drivers escaped a a tractor trailer wreck in Botetourt County without serious injuries... their vehicles were not so lucky.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Daleville;


The accident near Lord Botetourt High School sent seven people to the hospital.
State police say the truck came off Interstate 81 onto Route 2-20, and hit a mini-van.
The van hit a car carrying four Lord Botetourt students.
Both vehicles slammed into a concrete divider, and the tractor trailer rolled on top of the van.
The students suffered cuts and bruises.
The driver of the van hurt his shoulder, and was taken by helicopter to the hospital.
The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with reckless driving.
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S-L'burg-Vigil


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=None


A vigil last night for a Lynchburg man allegedly murdered by his wife called for an end to domestic violence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Thirty-three- year- old Lawrence Allen was stabbed to death at the Rivermont Early apartments Wednesday morning.
His wife Sandra is charged with his murder.
Allen's family and members of the Peace Education Center held a vigil at the apartment complex yesterday afternoon.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:23:46//12:31:37
IN Q=To see where

((SANDRA DAVIS/FAMILY MEMBER: TO SEE WHERE IT HAPPENED AT. I DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED, I GUESS IN DUE TIME EVERYBODY WILL KNOW. BUT IT'S A SAD INCIDENT WHAT HAPPENED.)) ((EVELYN JACKSON/FAMILY MEMBER: I DON'T THINK THAT IT HAS REALLY HIT THE CHILDREN YET, BECAUSE THEY HAD JUST TALKED TO THEIR FATHER THAT NIGHT. AND I DON'T THINK IT HAS SET IN YET. THEY JUST RECENTLY GOT OVER THE DEATH OF THEIR MOTHER, SO THIS I KNOW HASN'T SET IN YET.))
SUPER=01-Sandra Davis/Family Member; :00
SUPER=01-Evelyn Jackson/Family Member; :16
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=hasn't set in.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Peace Education Center holds a vigil after every murder in Lynchburg.
They hope to persuade people to resolve their conflicts without resorting to violence.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Salem;
SUPER=13-Cyndi Fletcher/Roanoke Valley Junior League;
SUPER=11-Salem;


Stocks
Comm#2


E-Celanese


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Business News


Management officials at the Celanese (sell-uh-NEEZ) plant says "slow market conditions" have reduced the demand for Celanese products.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Narrows/File Tape;


This means, starting December fifth, 400 employees will be laid off for three weeks.
The Celco plant is calling the layoff a "temporary curtailment."
The plant makes fibers used in clothes and industrial products.
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E-Education-Commission


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Education


More teacher training, more time in class for kindergarten students, and a "let's look into it" approach to charter schools.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Those are the highlights of a year's worth of study and recommendations from a General Assembly commission on the future of public education in Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:26:03
IN Q=In the middle

((IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN PARTICULAR, GRADES FIVE AND SIX PARTICULARLY. MAYBE SEVEN. WE NOW HAVE HIGHER MATH REQUIREMENTS IN THOSE GRADES UNDER THE NEW SOLS. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE TEACHERS WHO HAVE NEVER HAD THAT MATH. SO HOW DO WE EXPECT OUR KIDS TO DO WELL ON THIS TEST IN THE SPRING? THAT'S OUR DILEMMA.))
SUPER=@Bennett;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=our dilemma.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Ted Bennett chairs the commission.
He'd like to see all-day kindergarten in his home district of Halifax County, if school space could be found.
And he'd like to fund a program called Reading Recovery -- which catches third graders with poor reading skills and "re-teaches" them.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 01:37:20
IN Q=That may work

((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: THAT MAY WORK FOR ONE LOCALITY. DELEGATE DIAMONSTEIN MENTIONED THAT IT REALLY WORKS WELL FOR NEWPORT NEWS. BUT I BROUGHT A STUDY WITH ME FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON THAT SHOWS QUITE THE CONTRARY AND IN THEIR STUDY THEY ALSO SHOW THAT IT COSTS MORE TO PUT ONE CHILD IN READING RECOVERY THEN IT DOES TO EDUCATE THAT CHILD FOR A FULL YEAR. SO TO COME OUT AND RECOMMEND THAT AS THE PROGRAM FOR THE STATE IS JUST WRONG.))
SUPER=01-Robin DeJarnette/Family Foundation;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=just wrong.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Education


In a departure for Democrats in the General Assembly, the Commission says the controversial charter schools concept should be given a fair shake in the legislature next year.
Charter schools are experimental schools with few state restrictions.

5-Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-41)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two ice rinks have been battling to win over Roanoke's ice skaters.
The first facility opens to the public today.
Scott Goldberg reports.
/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=As workers
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer; :18
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Roanoke Express GM; :35
SUPER=@Scott1;:48 (screen right)
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=SG, News-7

((Natsound: guy spreading hay w/pan to bldg
RUNS=:02


As workers laid the finishing touches, the Ice Palace fired the latest salvo in the war to win over Roanoke's ice-skating public.
Over the past year, two developers battled with blueprints to bring an ice rink to town. ribbon cutting
Today, the Ice Palace made the boldest move yet: It opened.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:30:38
IN Q=We've got

((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: WE'VE GOT 1100 PAIRS OF RENTAL SKATES IN THERE, WE'VE GOT A NICE CONCESSION AREA, WE'VE GOT A HUGE PRO SHOP--PROBABLY THE LARGEST PRO SHOP SOUTH OF NEW YORK. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=SOUTH OF NEW YORK.


The Richmond developer expects business to boom here.
The Ice Palace has already signed a deal with the Roanoke Express.
The team will practice at the Palace through next year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:21:31
IN Q=This is a wish come true

((PIERRE PAIEMENT/ROANOKE EXPRESS GM: THIS IS A WISH COME TRUE FOR US. WE'VE BEEN ASKING THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT US, TO HELP US TO GET A PRACTICE FACILITY.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 09:14:27

STANDUP -- Tape is labeled "Ice Rink SU"
IN Q=A developer

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: A DEVELOPER WORKING ON THE DOWNTOWN ICE RINK CALLED THIS ICE PALACE A "WAREHOUSE" AND SAID HIS BRICK BUILDING WILL ATTRACT MORE SKATERS. THE ICE PALACE SAYS IT'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT LOSING CUSTOMERS AFTER THEY SEE THE FACILITIES HERE. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=SG, News-7.))



Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Salem;



(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Mad City
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Mad City"-Warner; :13
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B"; :54
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=the news business


(( Mad City examines the media's involvement in breaking news stories. When does the newsman become the news and where is the line to be drawn? Dustin Hoffman is Max Brackett, a reporter who badly wants to break into a major market news show. He's in the right place at the right time when a laid off security guard named Sam, played by John Travolta takes over a museum, shoots a security guard and takes a bunch of school kids hostage.
Max becomes Sam's spin doctor, manipulating the story and advising him on the best way to build up public support. Alan Alda is Max's nemesis, a heartless news flack who uses the situation to try and discredit Max and destroy Sam.
Mad City is relentless in its cynical view of major network news shows. The movie gets a B. It is interesting and elicits excellent performances from Hoffman and Travolta; but it may be of limited interest to those outside the news business.))
Steve Live

(Toss to Kimberly)
Double Boxes=KMC & SPA


us-Iraq


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


United Nations weapons inspectors are out of Iraq -- a day after Saddam Hussein kicked out American team members.
Only a small skeleton crew is staying behind.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Trebil, Jordan;


Early this morning the six American U-N weapons inspectors, who were expelled, crossed the border out of Iraq into Jordan.
Yesterday they were denied permission to fly out of Baghdad and were forced to endure a five hour drive across the desert to the Jordanian border.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The Security Council has responded with another resolution denouncing Iraq's action as "unacceptable."
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( BILL RICHARDSON/US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN:WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THE STATEMENT FROM THE SEC. COUNCIL ... THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW THE SEC. COUNCIL HAS REMAINED UNIFIED ))
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/US Ambassador to UN;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=has remained unified.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

more un
Earlier the council had warned Iraq of unspecified "further consequences" if it went ahead and expelled the Americans.
Iraq claims the Americans on the weapons inspection team were spies.
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UNABOMBER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=kaczynski, ted


The Unabomber trial has recessed until Monday, with jury selection going faster than expected.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

4:13:02
In two days, lawyers for the federal government and defendant Theodore Kaczynski have questioned 24 prospects. They've excused ten.
The judge wants to approve at least 64 prospects for a pool that will yield the jury and alternates.
One defense attorney said at the rate things are going, the selection process might take only three weeks instead of a month.
(----------------)


South-Boston


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=NONE


South Boston is growing, thanks to an agreement, reached last night with Halifax County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale will become part of South Boston, along with acres of farm land.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:53:40
IN Q=We're most proud

((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. .))
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=got to court
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The county did refuse to turn over its industries -- saying they are essential to the county's survival.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:57:27
IN Q=we've got

((DAN SLEEPER/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE GOT THE PROBLEMS WITH JOBS AND A HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. WE CAN'T AFFORD TO CREATE AN UNFRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE TO INDUSTRIES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Halifax Co. Administrator;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=atmosphere to industries
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A public hearing must be held before the deal can be finalized.
(----------------)



Human-Rights


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=va state seal


The head of the Human Rights Study Group says the group has not had enough money or staffmembers as it tries to protect the rights of mentally ill patients.
The group has been investigating the treatment of people with brain disorders in state institutions since May.
The probe stemmed from two deaths and reports of patient abuse at Central State Hospital.

5-L'burg-Vigil


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-43
GRAPHIC=none


Domestic violence allegedly took the life of a Lynchburg man early Wednesday and local peace activists say every murder is one too many.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Peace Education Center held a vigil yesterday at the site where Lawrence Allen was stabbed to death.
Allen's wife, Sandra, has been charged with his murder.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:22:31
IN Q=I think

((SUSAN RUSTECK/PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: I THINK THAT WE ALL NEED TO LEARN AND TO TEACH NON- VIOLENT MEANS TO DO THIS, TO RESOLVE CONFLICT RATHER THAN TO SEE THE ONLY ANSWER IN THE LONG RUN IS TO BECOME VIOLENT AND TO KILL ANOTHER ONE.))
SUPER=01-Susan Rusteck/Peace Education Center; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=kill another one.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Allen's family, including his three children from a previous marriage, attended the day's vigil.
(----------------)



S-Joan-Embery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=None


She and her "guests" have been on your Hometown station on David Letterman and Regis and Kathy Lee--
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"Late Night with David Letterman";


Joan Embery is known for the unusual animals she brings along on her television appearances.
But the goodwill ambassador for the San Diego Zoo was on her own
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


yesterday morning at the Hotel Roanoke.
Embery was a featured speaker for the sixth annual National Watchable Wildlife Conference.
Animal tricks aside, Embery is serious about encouraging people to take a
long look at nature. (/////SOT/////)
SOT Embery tape 10:11:01
IN Q=If eco- tourism can

((JOAN EMBERY: IF ECO-TOURISM CAN EXPOSE PEOPLE TO THE WONDERS ON THIS PLANET AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, THAT WOULD BE A GREAT WAY, THROUGH PEOPLE'S APPRECIATION OF WHAT THEY SEE, TO MAKE THEM WANT TO HELP SUPPORT IT. ))
SUPER=07-Joan Embery;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=help support it
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But if you can't jet off to Africa to see the elephants-- Embery says to at least visit and support your local zoo.
She plans to visit Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo while she's here.
(----------------)



Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Salem;
SUPER=13-Susan Reddy/"Tapestries";
SUPER=13-Leigh Ann Crook/Decorative Painter;
SUPER=11-Salem;



Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


Rolling-Lab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=mornin health check


In this morning's health check,
Virginia moves a step farther in its fight against a toxic microbe suspected of killing fish.
Governor Allen approved plans for a rolling research laboratory.
With 14 aquariums and other gear, scientists will use the lab to test state waters for the organism, known as Pfiesteria.
The Virginia Institute of Marine Science will convert an Army trailer for the lab.

E-Balanced-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Healthcare


Many patients living in remote regions of Southwest Virginia are turning to lawmakers for help.
They're asking Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner to amend the Balanced Budget Act that's taking their home health services away.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Charlie Tyree has Multiple Sclerosis and he recently suffered a stroke.
His wife says she depends on the service that will end next year.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:06:15
IN Q=We'll look into

((RHONDA CLARK/HOME HEALTH NURSE:WE'LL LOOK INTO SEE IF THERE IS ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT CAN BE HIRED BUT IT WILL BASICALLY BE TURNED BACK OVER TO THE FAMILY. A LOT OF FAMILIES AREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO TO IT, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN))
SUPER=01-Rhonda Clark/Home Health Nurse;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=what will happen
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Virginia home care association reports nearly 17-thousand patients in the state will have too seek alternate care.
(----------------)
(TOSS TO BUMP)

Bump Comm

2-Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A lethal injection last night ended the life of convicted killer Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen').
Mu'Min (moo-meen') was convicted of killing a Prince William County businesswoman in 19-88.
He was in prison for another killing when he slipped away from a road work gang and killed Gladys Nopwasky.
Mu'Min (moo-meen') gave no final statement before his execution.

2-E-Celanese


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Business News


The Celanese plant in Narrows has announced a "temporary curtailment"- which means 400 workers will be out of a job temporarily.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Narrows/File Tape;


Starting December fifth, the Celco employees will be laid off for three weeks.
Management says "slow market conditions" have reduced the demand for Celanese products.
The plant makes fibers used in clothes and industrial products.
(----------------)



5-220-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-42
GRAPHIC=accident


A car full of high school students escaped serious injury yesterday when their car and another van were almost flattened when a tractor trailer overturned in Botetourt County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Daleville


The truck driver told police that he lost his brakes as he was coming off Interstate 81 onto Route 2-20.
His rig rolled over on its side, after smashing into a mini-van and a compact car.
Seven people were hurt, but state police say their injuries were minor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=The guy that was in the van

((TROOPER MALCOLM AUSTIN/STATE POLICE: THE GUY THAT WAS IN THE VAN, HE WAS TRANSPORTED BY LIFEGUARD 10. FAR AS I CAN FIND OUT SOME SHOULDER INJURIES AND SOME LACERATIONS ARE ABOUT THE FULL EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES. THERE WAS FOUR TEENAGERS IN THE CAR THAT WENT TO LORD BOTETOURT HIGH SCHOOL. THEY HAD CUTS AND BRUISES.))
SUPER=01-Malcolm Austin/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=cuts and bruises.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with reckless driving.
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E-Roanoke-College


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke College


Pi(Pie) Lambda Phi(Fie), a Roanoke College Fraternity is being suspended in part for violating the school's alcohol and drug policies.
College President David Gring plans to appoint a panel to review the situation and recommend possible disciplinary action.

E-Coal-Fatals


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A grand jury handed down indictments yesterday in two different cases in which a mine roof collapsed--killing some coal miners.
SOLUS Coal, Incorporated of Ceder Bluff and Parts Corporation of America of Coeburn along with employees from both companies face a total of 26 indictments.
The charges include falsifying information and safety violations.
If convicted SOLUS Coal could pay as much as eight- and- a- half million dollars in fines, Parts Corporation of America up to four- and- a- half million.


E-Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Roanoke ice wars have begun, one ice rink opens to the public today and another will open in a matter of months.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Ice Palace officially opened its doors at a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday.
Workers were busy putting together the final touches...
While management escorted V-I-P's on a tour of the new facility.
The Ice Palace is expected to get some major competition when a downtown ice rink opens next year.
But yesterday, the Ice Palace developer said HIS rink should be more than enough to satisfy Roanoke skaters.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT12:32:13
IN Q=I don't think in my eyes

((ALLAN HARVIE/DEVELOPER: I DON'T THINK, IN MY EYES, IT WOULD BE A VERY SMART BUSINESS MOVE TO PUT ANOTHER RINK IN THIS CITY.))
SUPER=01-Allan Harvie/Developer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q= in this city
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape
tape #97-55


The downtown ice rink will include a 12-screen movie theater when it opens.
It also will be the official practice facility for the Roanoke Express.
Developers say work on the downtown building should start in March.
(----------------)



4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
The Seattle SuperSonics held on to beat the Detroit Pistons at Key Arena.
For yesterday's scores from the hardwood and the hardwater, let's take a look at the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO BOARDS
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Cleveland/85//New Jersey/74///j/Washington/91//Minnesota/88///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Philadelphia/99//Dallas/98///j/L.A. Lakers/109//San

Antonio/100///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/95//Detroit/89///j/Milwaukee/102//L.A. Clippers/94///;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Toronto/2//Chicago/1///j/Montreal/5//Phoenix/2///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Carolina/4//Calgary/2////San Jose/3/j/Los Angeles/6///;
SUPER=x5020;
SUPER=0101-/Cincinnati/7/j/East Carolina/14///;
RUNS=:42

(-------------) OUT Q=........last score."