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IRAQ

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Some new developments in the ongoing U-S standoff with Iraq.
President Clinton today issued orders to beef up U-S military forces in the Persian Gulf.
He's sending a second aircraft carrier into the region.
The action comes comes amid heightened tensions over Iraq's expulsion of American arms inspectors.
The six U-S inspectors kicked out arrived in Jordan this morning.
And now the entire U-N inspection has also left the country, leaving behind only a skelton crew.
Last night the U-N security council issued a second resolution condemning Iraq.
President Clinton calls today's military buildup an appropriate action.
Byron Pitts is in Washington with the latest.
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Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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Virginia executed convicted killer Dawud Mu'Min (moo-meen') last night.
Mu'Min (moo-meen') was convicted of killing a Prince William County businesswoman in 19-88.
He already 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 last night.

CIA-SHOOTER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Jurors have resumed deliberations in Fairfax on whether a Pakistani man deserves to die for killing a C-I-A employees in 19-93.
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They already recommended life in prison for the killing of another C-I-A worker.
Jurors remain sequestered under armed guard after expressing fears about their safety.
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On Wednesday four American businessman were gunned down in Pakistan by a group claiming to be supporters of the C-I-A shooter.
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ok-city


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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VO-NAT


Testimony has resumed in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry Nichols.
Yesterday, key prosecution witness Michael Fortier admitted he lied, used drugs and committed a burglary with convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh.
But he also implicated Nichols in the bombing.
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Fortier is a former Army acquaintance of both Nichols and McVeigh.
He has pleaded guilty to failing to report the plot and lying to the F-B-I and faces up to 23 years in prison.
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CONGRESS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Congress has gone home for the year.
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4:20:53
Yesterday, Senate Majority leader Trent Lott and Minority leader Tom Daschle made a joint call to the President before ending the first session of the 105th Congress.
The adjournment came after Congress passed various spending bills, including one that rescues Amtrak.
But Lawmakers failed to tackle the big tobacco settlement an overhaul of the I-R-S and campaign finance.
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South-Boston


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


New maps all around..
Thanks to an agreement reached last night South Boston is getting bigger and Halifax County is getting smaller.
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Two highly prized commercial areas -- Centerville and Riverdale will become part of South Boston, along with acres of farm land.
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((GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON MAYOR: WE'RE MOST PROUD OF ACHIEVING AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO GO TO COURT. .))
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The county did refuse to turn over its industries -- saying they are essential to the county's survival.
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((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.))
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A public hearing must be held before the deal can be finalized.
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Nelson-Jail


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


Nelson County might be putting a new jail on their holiday wish list.
The county is set to lose funding for its current jail in July.
Nelson County got the okay to house its prisoners in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, but the county's sheriff wants to keep its jail as long as possible.
Officials are also checking the cost of housing inmates at the Rockbridge Regional Jail or the Amherst County Jail.

S-L'burg-Vigil


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-76
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Local peace activists staged a vigil after Domestic Violence allegedly claimed the life of a Lynchburg man earlier this week.
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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.
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((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.))
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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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E-Balanced-Budget


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


The Balanced Budget Act may take home health services away from a number of patients living in remote regions of Southwest Virginia.
They're asking Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner for help.
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Charlie Tyree has Multiple Sclerosis and he recently suffered a stroke.
His wife says she depends on the service that will end next year.
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((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))
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The Virginia home care association reports nearly 17-thousand patients in the state will have to seek alternate care.
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Education-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 97-75)
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia's General Assembly is taking a look at public education.
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A year's worth of study discovered the need for more teacher training and time in class for kindergarten students.
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(( 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?))
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Ted Bennett chairs the commission.
He'd like to fund a program called Reading Recovery -- which catches third graders with poor reading skills and "re-teaches" them.
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((ROBIN DEJARNETTE/FAMILY FOUNDATION: 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.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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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.

Wildlife-Con


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Virginian has received top honors from a national wildlife organization.
The National fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded Ed Clark with the Chuck Yeager Award.
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Each year the honor is given to the person who has made significant positive difference in the world.
Clark is best known as the co-founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, but he has also worked on the Mill Mountain Zoo Board.
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((ED CLARK/CHUCK YEAGER AWARD RECIPIENT: WE IN WESTERN VIRGINIA ARE QUITE LUCKY TO HAVE SUCH AN ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THAT ECO-SYSTEM SO WE HAVE TO PROTECT IT IN ORDER TO PROTECT WHAT WE WANT THE FUTURE TO BE.))
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Clark picked up the award today during the 19-97 Watchable Wildlife Conference at the Hotel Roanoke.
The award includes grant money which Clark donated to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
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Joan-Embery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 97-73)
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VO-NAT
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Joan Embery was a featured speaker at the wildlife conference.
She's 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
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yesterday 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
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((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. ))
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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.
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5-Ice-Rink


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#net (edit of 597-41)
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**ANCHOR TAG***
There's more to do in Roanoke this weekend.
The Stocked Market is at the Salem Civic Center and Roanoke has a new ice rink that opens to the public tomorrow. Scott Goldberg has more on the Ice Palace.
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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
The Ice Palace made the boldest move yet: It opened.
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((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. ))
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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.
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((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.))
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((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.))
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The Ice Palace was set to open to the public today, but equipment problems have forced them to put off the opening until tomorrow.

Kitchen-Book


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


It's often said that doctors make the worst patients.
But Doctor Rachel Remen has spent years coping with a chronic intestinal illness, and uses her experience to help others.
Kimberly McBroom joins us now with more about Dr. Remen's new book.
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(( The book is titled, "Kitchen Table Wisdom", a reminder of years gone by when people ACTUALLY ate most of their meals at the table.
Doctor Remen joins us now to tell us more about the book that tells real stories of survival.
Thanks so much for joining us.
(Doctor Remen, you're known for your work with cancer patients. What is it about your own illness that has inspired you to help them?)
(Do you believe people can heal themselves-- and if so, does that create any inner controversy, since you are a doctor?)
(Quickly, what is the biggest lesson you feel readers will derive from your book?)
Thanks again for joining us.
Melanie, looks like a very interesting and valuable book.))

lion-king


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


Disney is getting ready to again conquer Broadway.
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After putting "Beauty and the Beast" on stage the Walt Disney company will soon find out if "The Lion King" can be a "mane" attraction in the Big Apple.
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The Broadway show has extra treats the movie didn't offer like some new songs from Elton John and others.
The audience also gets a chance to mingle with the animals of the kingdom.
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Glenvar


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=REGION c


In hoops action, Hillsville was the place for regional semi-final action in the girls' single A high school ranks.
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Glenvar coach Bryan Harvey and his Lady Highlanders started the second half with an eight point lead over Danny Jonas and his Lady Pioneers.
Glenvar built up a cushion in the third quarter as Mandy Williams goes downcourt to Katrina Williams who drains the two pointer.
But Ft. Chiswell kept battling as Amy Coleman shoots for three. She misses, but Kelly Reynolds gets the board and the bucket cutting the lead to 7.
But the Highlanders were too much. As Williams dishes to Elizabeth Webb for the sweet two. Glenvar moves on to state with the 62-to-45 win.
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Floyd


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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Glenvar will now face Northwood for region C crown on Saturday night.
The Panthers wiped out Floyd County last night in the semi-finals. Crystal Kesterer gives to Jennifer Gillespie for the easy layin.
Floyd's offense flickered as Julie Sowers gets the ball after a miss and hit the bucket early in the game.
But Northwood would open up an 11 point lead in the second and never look back.
Starr Keith hits Gillespie, who finds Kristie Brown for the score.
Northwood ends Floyd's season with a 73-to-57 win.
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Double


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=REGION III


In region 3 action last night down in Gretna, the Hawks lost to Salem 53 to 50.
Salem now advances to Saturday night's championship game and the state quarterfinals.
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Plus, last night in Region 4, Bassett advanced to the state tourney with a 77-to-43 win over Gate City.
Heather Miller had 22 points.

FFE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


The weather isn't perfect, but it is playoff time so, let the games begin.
Here's where the area teams are playing in the Regional Semi-finals tonight and Saturday.
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Car-Pool


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


It's a carpool of a different kind in California..
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Well, actually, it's a car IN A pool.
A motorist apparently lost control of a sports utility vehicle yesterday and took the plunge into this pool in Rowland Heights, California.
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