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Egypt

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


Egypt's cabinet called an emergency session today following the country's deadliest attack ever on tourists.
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VO-NAT


At least 70 people were killed and some two dozen wounded today in a three hour gun battle outside an ancient temple.
Police say six attackers are among the dead.
The tourists reportedly were Swiss, German, French and Japanese.
Authorities believe the attack was the work of Islamic militants on a campaign to oust President Mubarak.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


Diplomatic efforts continue to keep the standoff with Iraq from boiling over.
Over the weekend, the rhetoric became decidedly less threatening.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Washington. *******take from Newspath***
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Washington, DC;
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11:30 UPDATE WINDOW
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Saadoun Hamadi/Iraqi Parliament;
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/U.S. Secretary of State;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=back to you in the studio.
SUPER=05-Washington, DC;

(( THE SKIES OVER IRAQ WERE QUIET DURING THE WEEKEND. THE RESUMPTION OF U-2 FLY-OVERS NOT A REALITY YET...BUT THE IRAQI THREAT TO SHOOT THEM DOWN, IS.
BUT SADDAM HUSSEIN SEEMS TO HAVE FOUND A MORE CONCILIATORY VOICE.....OR HAS HE. HE TOLD HIS CABINET HE DOES NOT WANT A MILITARY CONFRONTATION WITH THE U-S...AND NOW WANTS TO TALK. BUT THAT WAS YESTERDAY.
"applause outside Iraqi Parliament"
THIS IS TODAY. MEMBERS OF THE IRAQI PARLIAMENT WRITING ANTI-AMERICAN SLOGANS ON THE SIDEWALKS OF BAGHDAD.
SAADOUN HAMADI//IRAQI PARLIAMENT "This is a calldown with the US."
CONFLICTING MESSAGES FROM A LEADER WHO HAS NEVER BEEN EASY TO FIGURE OUT.


US SECRETARY OF STATE MADELINE ALBRIGHT HAS BEEN DOING A LITTLE FIGURING OF HER OWN...TRYING TO BUILD SUPPORT FOR A MILITARY STRIKE IF DIPLOMACY DOESN'T WORK....A POINT SO FAR NOT WELL TAKEN BY FORMER ALLIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT//SECRETARY OF STATE: "We're not seeking other options."
"The USS George Washington is about half way to its destination in the Persian Gulf...due to arrive later in the week...adding to the ever present threat of US military force...with or without ally support. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington. Back to you in the studio.))


china-diss


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


China's most prominent dissident may be released from Detroit hospital today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;


(Way Jeeng- Shuhng) Wei Jingsheng was released and flown to the U-S yesterday after spending nearly 18-years in prison.
He suffers from heart problems, high blood pressure and other ailments.
Wei's (Way's) release comes less than two weeks after Chinese President Jiang Zemin's returned from a state visit to the U-S.
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CA-CHASE


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


In Southern California a suspected car thief led police on a chase through Los Angeles last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


Police say the chase began after the driver failed to stop at a red light and a police car had to swerve to avoid hitting him.
When police checked the license plate, they learned the van had been stolen and the chase was on.
It ended when the van's motor overheated.
Police fired what's called a bean bag at the driver because they say he resisted arrest.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE/

FRESNO-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Mendota, CA;


In CENTRAL California eleven people riding in a van were killed when they collided with a semi.
The driver of the big rig was NOT seriously injured.
He told police the accident happened when the van's driver tried to pass another car, but didn't see the oncoming tractor trailer because of heavy fog.
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E-Hunting-Season


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-75
GRAPHIC=Hunting Season


Blaze orange should be the color of choice if you're venturing into the woods.
Today marks the opening of General Firearms Deer Season.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=01-Chad Green/Trebark Outfitters Inc.; :06
SUPER=@File; :20
SUPER=01-Dave Cushman/Va. Game & Inland Fisheries; :31
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:19
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((This is the prize hunters want to bring home.
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((CHAD GREEN/TREBARK OUTFITTERS INC.: IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD YEAR. FOOD IS SCARCE BUT IT'S PROBABLY THE FIRST YEAR IN A WHILE I'VE SEEN MORE BUCKS THAN DOE AND IT'S A GOOD BUCK POPULATION OUT.))
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OUT Q=BUCK POPULATION OUT


But bagging a buck does come with some risk and responsibility.
Game Wardens say there's already been one shooting accident this season.
Hunters 15 years of age and under have to take hunter education and blaze orange is among the many requirements.
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SOT #1 9:26:46
IN Q=well you need

((DAVID CUSHMAN/VA GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WELL YOU NEED YOUR REGULAR HUNTING LICENSE FIRST AND THEN YOU'LL NEED YOUR BIG GAME LICENSE WITH YOUR BIG GAME TAGS FOR DEER, BEAR AND TURKEY. IF YOU HUNT ON PUBLIC LAND YOU'LL ALSO NEED YOUR NATIONAL FOREST STAMP.))
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There are restrictions on the number of deer you can kill.
And those rules vary depending on the locality and whether the land is public or private property.
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SOT #1 9:27:24
IN Q=NOW IN ROANOKE

((CUSHMAN: NOW IN ROANOKE COUNTY BECAUSE IT FALLS WEST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU CAN ONLY TAKE ONE DEER PER DAY, EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE YOU CAN TAKE TWO DEER PER DAY. BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY WITHIN THE THREE DEER PER YEAR. UNLESS YOU BUY BONUS DEER PERMITS AND YOU CAN ONLY GET ONE SET THIS YEAR WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO ANOTHER TWO DEER.))
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OUT Q=ANOTHER TWO DEER.


Those bonus permits are only good on private property.
So once you meet the rules, it's a competition between you and the deer.
Experienced hunters say it takes a lot of time and effort to bring home the prize, but they say the hard work can translate into a winter of good eating.
Denise Allen News 7.))

VA-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=vet. admin. seal


The new director of Salem's V.A. Medical center met the troops today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Doctor Stephen Lemons held a general staff meeting for V-A employees this morning.
Lemons says he does NOT know much about the situation that led to former director John Presley's dismissal on sexual harassment charges, but he praised the people who ran the hospital in the interim.
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SOT 10:20:12
IN Q=they've done

((DR. STEPHEN LEMONS/DIRECTOR; THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB OF BEING SURE THAT NOT WITHSTANDING THE DIFFICULTIES THAT HAVE GONE BEFORE, THAT IT DID NOT ADVERSELY IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Lemons/Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=patient care
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VO-NAT


Lemmons was just visiting today, he'll be back on a permanent basis next month.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Meanwhile John Presley is appealing his dismissal... a grevience proceeding is underway today.

E-Robbery-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-69
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A 17- year- old was rushed to the hospital after a shooting on a Northwest Roanoke street corner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police say two men, both about 18, pulled up in a car, one got out and told the victim he wanted his rings.
The two struggled, at least two shots were fired and the 17- year- old was hit in the neck.
From there, they say the victim ran to a friend's house and called for help.
He was taken to the hospital, police say the gunshot does not appear to be life threatening.
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One-Welfare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Second Chance at Success


The next two years will mean big changes for single mothers relying on government checks to support their families.
Welfare reform is in effect throughout the Commonwealth.
And many of these women are having to look for work for perhaps, the first time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Through Roanoke city social services and Total Action Against Poverty, welfare recipients are training to enter the work force.
Patricia Riddle's been on the system for five years, but she says it isn't a life of leisure.
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IN Q=Someone's thinking

((PATRICIA RIDDLE: SOMEONE'S THINKING, "I'M WORKING MY JOB, YOU KNOW, PAYING CHILD CARE AND STUFF. AND HERE SHE IS GETTING IT FOR FREE. IT'S NOT TRUE. ))
SUPER=07-Patricia Riddle;
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You can hear more from those who are taking steps to get off of welfare.
Our series, "A Second Chance at Success" begins tonight on News 7 at 6.
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E-Feedback


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback


Coverage of election '97 and a Westvaco demonstration made this week's viewer mail bag.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has more in News-7's Feedback.
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IN Q=Less than an hour
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 4; :01
SUPER=10-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst/November 4; :07
SUPER=03-Richmond/October 16; 1:03
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OUT Q=McKean, News-7.


((Less than an hour before the polls closed on election day, noted political analyst Larry Sabato was predicting a good night for Jim Gilmore and the Republican Party.
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IN Q=If there's a late night

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: IF THERE'S A LATE NIGHT PART OF THIS ELECTION IT WILL BE THE LT. GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES RACES. BUT THE GOVERNOR'S RACE AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE ARE OVER FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES. ELLEN QUALLS/NEWS-7 RICHMOND REPORTER: NOW WE MUST CAUTION YOU THAT LARRY SABATO'S SPECULATIONS ARE HIS OWN, BUT HE BASES THEM ON SOME KNOWLEDGE OF MEDIA EXIT POLLING AND HIS OWN CALLS TO FIND OUT ABOUT TURNOUT.))
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OUT Q=about turnout.


"Airing these comments struck me as very unprofessional," say a couple of viewers from Christiansburg. "Of course anyone who had been following polling information probably knew this. Still, most of us--unlike Prof. Sabato--do not have access to exit polls. Upon hearing reports that two statewide races were over, a few people probably decided not to vote. These few votes would not have changed the election. But the Virginia political system could hardly be hurt by more people participating. In the future I hope that you will refrain from announcing that the election is over until everyone has at least had the chance to vote."
A viewer from Covington wrote to thank us for our coverage of a demonstration by retired Westvaco workers in Richmond.
"Your coverage meant a lot to these men, who made the 180 mile trip to protest for a pension pay adjustment, which they have not had in 20 years. They are senior citizens to be proud of."
If you'd like to express your views on our news coverage or issues in the news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find our moderated forum and new chat room online at www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

E-SOCCER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-77
GRAPHIC=none


Soccer players kept warm in the cold temperatures playing in some of the 450 games in the Roanoke Valley this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


It was all a part of the seventh annual First Virginia Bank Fall Soccer Classic brought more than 254 teams into the Roanoke Valley.
Some came from as far away as Michigan, Indiana, and Alabama. Bank sponsors say tournaments like these make a big economic impact.
The Roanoke Valley Youth Soccer Club sponsors several each year which they say attract nearly 100-thousand visitors to the area.
And this weekend's tournament is expected to raise about three million dollars.
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Music-Conference


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


Music may have more benefits than you think.
Professor Josef (joseph) Schorkmayr (shork- mie- er) is here from Austria for a Virginia Tech Conference on this topic at the Hotel Roanoke.
SUPER=01-Dorita Berger/Conference Coordinator;
SUPER=01-Josef Schorkmayr/Austrian Professor;


He and Dori Berger, one of the conference's coordinators join us today to talk.
Welcome...
Dori, What benefits can music have for people with disabilities?

Josef, I understand you've invented a special keyboard. Can you show me how it works? playing keyboard here
Now I understand you have an orchestra made up entirely of children with disabilities. How do the children and the people around them benefit from this experience?

WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clear & Cold/Light Winds/15-20/Mostly Sunny/Winds SW 10/48-52;
SUPER=331-Clear &/Very Chilly/15-20/Mostly Sunny/A Bit Warmer/50-54;
SUPER=332-Clear, Near/Record Lows/15-20/Mostly Sunny/Still Chilly/42-46;
SUPER=333-Clear & Cold/Light Winds/15-20/Plenty of/Sunshine/45-49;
SUPER=334-Clear, Near/Record Cold/10-15/Mostly/Sunny/40-44;
SUPER=X5001;


Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


The financial health of employees could effect their productivity.
Scott Goldberg explains in this week's Common Sense.
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IN Q=Here's a tip
SUPER=@Scott1; :00 (Screen Left)
SUPER=01-Tom Garman/Virginia Tech; :19
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OUT Q=Scott Goldberg

((Tape: "11/17 Standup" 15:26:28 runs :18
Here's a tip for bosses looking to run a more efficient workplace:
There is new research out of Virginia Tech that says along with mental and physical well-being, financial health has a lot to do with your employees' on-the-job performance.
Professor Tom Garman says it's up to employers to recognize the signs of finance-related sickness.
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IN Q=This is a serious problem

((PROFESSOR TOM GARMAN/VIRGINIA TECH: THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE FACTORIES AND THE OFFICES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WITH NO BLOOD ON THE FLOOR, HOWEVER, OF THE OFFICE OR THE FACTORY, THE EMPLOYER DOESN'T HAVE A FOCUS ON THIS PROBLEM. BECAUSE THERE IS NO BLOOD DOESN'T MEAN THERE'S NO PROBLEM. THERE'S A BIG PROBLEM.))
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"11/17 Standup" 15:28:02 runs :15
The cure?
Garman says besides helping employees plan their retirements...
Help them manage their money now.
He says you'd be surprised how many people will show up for financial workshops -- even on the weekends.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Skins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys scored 11 points in the final two minutes to beat the Washington Redskins 17 to 14.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX Sports;


Dallas led 6 to nothing until Terry Allen scored on this 4 yard run to make it 7 to 6 Redskins early in the third quarter.
Washington would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter when Gus Frerotte hooks up with Henry Ellard on the 24 yard touchdown to make it 14 to 6.
Dallas answered through the air as Troy Aikman hits Michael Irvin on the 6 yard T-d pass and the two point conversion made it 14 to 14.
The Cowboys sealed the win with SUPER=30-Dallas/17/Washington/14/;

seconds on the clock Richie Cunningham hitting the 42 yard field goal and Dallas wins it 17 to 14.
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Race


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (R-38)
GRAPHIC=Atlanta Logo


Bobby Labonte took the checkered flag winning the NAPA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
SS=Jeff Gordon


But the big winner was Jeff Gordon who finished 17-th to claim the 1997 Winston Cup Points Championship.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/ESPN; :


Gordon was 19 seconds behind the leader, but he was running in the 15-th spot needing to finish 18-th to win the points championship.
Bobby Labonte held to take the checkered flag as Gordon was celebrating his victory of the points title by 14 points over Dale Jarrett.
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((JEFF GORDON/WINSTON CUP POINTS CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Winston Cup Points Champion; :
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OUT Q=....pretty excited."
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Hoops


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


The Virginia Cavaliers opened their basketball season on the road last night and the Richmond Spiders took it to double overtime and beat the Cavaliers 83 to 79.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Richmond/HTS; :


Virginia's Norman Nolan was carrying the Cavaliers on his shoulder as he hit this spin move for his 25-th point of the game.
But Richmond rallied and when Rich Houston hit this three pointer and the Spiders forced the first overtime.
The Spiders had a three point lead in the first overtime but Curtis Staples pulls up and hit the three drew the foul and the game goes to the second overtime.
Richmond's Jerrod Stevenson put the SUPER=33-Richmond/83/Virginia/79/;

Spiders ahead for good when he hit the jumper and drew the foul and Richmond upset Virginia 83 to 79 in double overtime.
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BARBIE


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


Barbie is losing some of her famous curves.
The Wall Street Journal reports Mattel plans to give Barbie a more realistic figure with a wider waist, slimmer hips and a smaller bustline.
Her makeup will also be toned down.
The journal reports the new Barbie won't replace the current one immediately. Her new body will be phased in gradually throughout 19-98.