12:00-01

Fatal-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Six Henry County residents are dead, including three young children after a fire demolished their home shortly after midnight this morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Starlink


Tina Tenret joins us live from the scene.
Tina, what have you found out from relatives?
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SUPER=01-Bill Farrar/Henry County Spokesman; :42
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Starlink



E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


In a matter a weeks the employment prospects at the Danville Goodyear plant have gone from rosy to dismal.
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VO-NAT
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A few weeks ago Goodyer was ready to hire hundreds of workers, but now its set to layoff up to 100.
Goodyear officials say the union's refusal to work on Sundays prompted Goodyear to stop investing in the plant.
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((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING ... A GOOD PORTION OF THAT.))
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Goodyear has already moved some equipment to plants that produce tires seven days a week.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Buchanan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-83)
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Pat Buchanan says he has the answers to solving America's economic problems in a new book he's working on.
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SOT 5:45:11
IN Q=ONE DAY WE'D HAVE

((ONE DAY WE'D HAVE AN ECONOMY WHEN A MAN COULD SUPPORT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY, AND A LARGE FAMILY, ON A SINGLE WAGE, A LIVING WAGE, AND FEWER AND FEWER CAN DO THAT. I DON'T THINK THAT'S PROGRESS, I THINK THAT'S REACTIONARY. So what do we do? YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BUY THE BOOK. ))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/Talk Show Host;
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OUT Q=but the book, now
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VO-NAT


Buchanan ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 19-96.
He spoke at Washington and Lee University last night.
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E-First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union is becoming the biggest bank on the East Coast.
First Union says it will take over Philadelphia-based CoreStates Financial in the biggest banking deal in U-S history.
Reportedly more than 16- and- a- half- BILLION dollars in stock will change hands.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The deal will make First Union the sixth-largest bank in the country.
A First Union spokeswoman said the merger should NOT have any impact on jobs in the Roanoke Valley.
If the federal government approves the deal, the merger should be completed by next November.
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IRAQ


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


The crisis in Iraq is the focus of talks around the world today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Delhi, India;


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has cut short her visit to India and is now headed to Geneva.
She'll meet with the foreign ministers of Russia, France and Britain.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Yesterday Iraq rejected a U-S offer to ease economic sanctions and help end the crisis over weapons inspections.
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9:05:34-50
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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT: THE SANCTIONS HAVE NOT STOPPED HUMANITARIAN AID FROM COMING THROUGH...AND THAT FRANKLY, IT'S NOT THE UNITED NATIONS THAT IS KEEPING THE IRAQI PEOPLE IN HARDSHIP BUT SADDAM HUSSEIN. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meantime, the U-N Security Council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss the standoff.
Yesterday President Clinton has ordered six b-52 bombers and six stealth fighters to the gulf, where they will join some 250- U.S. warplanes and 22 ships already in the region.
Another 30 planes are ready to be dispatched if needed.
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TWA


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


Nearly a year and a half after T-W-A Flight 800 exploded off the Long Island coast, the F-B-I has closed the criminal investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Calverton, NY


The agency says it found no evidence that a bomb or missile brought down the jumbo jet.
The investigation will now be turned over to the National Transportation Safety board.
The N-T-S-B will continue to try to figure out what caused the center fuel tank to explode shortly after the plane took off from Kennedy Airport.
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((JAMES HALL, NTSB CHAIRMAN: WE'RE DETERMINED, TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP GOING UNTIL WE'RE SATISFIED WE DID EVERYTHING WE CAN. ))
SUPER=01-James Hall/NTSB Chairman;
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OUT Q=everything we can.
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VO-NAT


The plane exploded in a huge fireball and crashed into the Atlantic killing all 230 on board.
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Caged-child


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


Two shocking reports of child abuse in the midwest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brillion, WI;


A Wisconsin couple is expected to be charged today with abusing their seven- year- old daughter.
The little girl was found locked in a dog cage in the family's basement.
Police found her after her eleven- year- old brother arrived at the police station barefoot and coatless.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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And in Chicago, eight children between the ages of nine months and ten years were taken to the hospital this morning after they were found living alone in a filthy apartment.

ADOPTION


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


A historic bill signed today by President Clinton will make it easier to remove children from abusive families.
It's an adoption bill that will speed up the adoption process.
Right now there are an estimated 100 thousand children in foster care waiting to be adopted.
Experts blame the backlog on a 19-80 law requiring authorities to try to reunite families before they place children for adoption.

E-Carroll-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A day before his trial was set to begin, a Carroll County man has pleaded guilty to murder.
Twenty-two- year- old Teddy Roe Dixon says he was high on crack cocaine when he shot, stabbed and beat his roommate, 50- year old William Epperson.
He faces two life sentences.
Sentencing is scheduled for February.

S-House-Changes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Election '97 shook up Richmond.
Two weeks after election day, NO one in the state capital knows who'll be sitting in the key chairs in the House of Delegates.
Ellen Qualls has a preview.
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SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; :26
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :32
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(( You remember the game: musical chairs.
Well the music stops in Richmond on January 14th, when Virginia's lower chamber reconvenes to decide who sits in it's most important chair-- that of the Speaker of the House.))
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This month's elections left Democrats with a one vote majority in the 100 member House -- their slimmest hold on power this century.
And speculation on the political leanings of current Democrats like Lionell Spruill of Chesapeake is daily fodder.
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((SCOTT LEAKE: IT'S REALLY VOLATILE. A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT IDEAS AS TO WHAT SHOULD BE DONE.))
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IF THE REPUBLICANS ARE ABLE TO SWITCH A DEMOCRAT OR TWO, AND ARE SUCCESSFUL IN BEING ABLE TO THROW THE SPEAKERSHIP UP FOR GRABS. AND IN FACT SOME OF THE RUMORS RIGHT NOW SAY PUT THE SPEAKERSHIP IN THE HANDS OF AN INDEPENDENT, LIKE LACEY PUTNEY, THEN THAT WOULD REALLY BE A SEA CHANGE IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.))
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But Democrats say don't expect House Speaker Tom Moss to give up power when he doesn't have to.
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((THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES HAS BEEN ORGANIZED IN SUCH A WAY THAT EVEN A SLIM MAJORITY FOR THE DEMOCRATS IN NUMBERS IN THE HOUSE, IN OVERALL NUMBERS, TRANSLATES INTO A VERY SIGNIFICANT GOVERNING MAJORITY.))
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That's largely because of the enormous power of the Speaker.
He appoints all committee members and then assigns bills to friendly or less than friendly committees.
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((SCOTT LEAKE: CURRENTLY, THE DEMOCRAT MAJORITY KEEPS TO ITSELF MOST OF THE CHOICE POSITIONS.))
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((BOB HOLSWORTH: I THINK IN FACT MOST VIRGINIA VOTERS WOULD PROBABLY BE FAIRLY SURPRISED TO UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF OPERATION OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES.))
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Some of those rules may be revised in January.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Three-Welfare


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


Factors like child care, transportation, and work clothing can present a challenge for Virginians trying to get off the WELFARE roll and on the PAYROLL.
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And while those on government assistance are struggling to become independent-- they DO need some help along the way.
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((SANDRA KING/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: WE'RE SEEING A GRADUAL INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CALLS, PERSONS LOOKING FOR FOOD, CLOTHING, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE-- AN AWFUL LOT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN SO FAR AS HEATING, FUEL ASSISTANCE, ELECTRIC BILL ASSISTANCE. ))
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Local agencies are stepping up to the plate-- as well as members of the local religious community.
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TAKE FULLSCREEN GRAPHIC
Lending a hand to make welfare reform work-- that's part three of our series "A Second Chance at Success" continuing tonight on News 7 at six.
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S-M'ville-Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia is the tenth most popular tourist destination in the U-S and Martinsville wants to cash in --
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VO-NAT
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Town leaders are hoping a new Virginia Museum of Natural History will bring people to Martinsville.
It will replace the old Martinsville General Hospital and stretch over 43 acres.
That leaves plenty of room for dinosaurs and other exhibits.
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((STEVE PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WE MIGHT DO SOMETHING ON ROADKILL, ACTUALLY. THAT'S BEEN IN THE WORKS. IT'S KIND OF AN INTERESTING SUBJECT. WE SEE A LOT OF THAT ON THE HIGHWAY. I AM SURE YOU SAW SOME DEER COMING DOWN HERE PERHAPS.))
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Tourists would be a big boost not only to the museum, but also to the city economy.
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((MARK CRABTREE/VICE-MAYOR: WE'RE HERE IN THE TRIAD AREA ... MUSEUM))
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No date has been set yet for the new museum's opening -- but directors say construction will take several years.
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Grave-History


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


City workers discovered the remains of eleven bodies, believed to have been buried sometime in the mid 18-hundreds. The city discovered what officials think are the remains of Yelverton Oliver... a wealthy horse racer who died in 18-57.
Joining me today is George Kegley a Roanoke historian. Thank you for being here.
SUPER=01-George Kegley/Roanoke Historian;


((Since this discovery have you learned anything about Yelverton Oliver?))
((What type of impact did he have on Roanoke and its beginnings?))
((With the increase of construction and remodeling, how often does this sort of thing happen?))
((Do you know what is being done to identify the other remains?))
Thank you so much for being here. Now let's find out what we can discovery about the weather outlook, Patrick. WEATHER
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E-Book-Strings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=None


Downtown Roanoke, Incorporated will need to book another store now that the City Market has lost a business.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


Books, Strings, and Things has been a downtown fixture since it opened in 19-86.
Recently the store has struggled financially--three years ago the owners filed for bankruptcy.
Downtown Roanoke Incorporated expects it won't take long to find a new tenant for the space.
Books Strings and Things will remain open through the end of the year.
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Sara-Lee


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


The Sara Lee Casualwear plant in Hillsville is getting a new owner.
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A couple who live in Fries, Virginia, is buying the plant and changing its name to Hillsville Apparel Corporation.
The new owners take over in January.
A spokeswoman for Sara Lee said almost all of the plant's more than 500 employees will work for the new owners.
The plant makes T-shirts, sweatshirts and fleece clothing for a variety of companies.
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Salem


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=VHSL


The Virginia High School League Group A and double A girls basketball quarterfinals tipped off last night.
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Lets start in Salem where the lady Spartans played host to Grundy.
In first quarter; Sarah Palmer makes the pass to Elizabeth Croy; who sinks the jumper for Salem.
The Golden Wave answered. Leigh farmer finds Heather Shortridge for the lay up.
Palmer then shows her range taking SUPER=34-Salem/60/Grundy/46;

the pass from Lindsay Carroll and snapping the nylon for three of her team high 17 points.
Salem was sharp on defense. Erin Collins benefits from the steal. The Lady Spartans advance to the group 2A state semi finals Friday with the 60-46 win.
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Byrd


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-12
GRAPHIC=VHSL


William Byrd advanced to the state semi finals with a 66-50 win over Bassett last night.
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SUPER=03-Bassett/Terriers vs. Bengals; :00


Brandy Allen lead her lady Terriers into battle.
With Bassett keying on Allen; Byrd guard Andrea Gay stepped up. Here she takes the pass from Erin Caldwell and scores in traffic.
Then; two-time piedmont district player of the year Heather Miller scoops up the loose ball and finishes under the iron.
SUPER=34-William Byrd/66/Bassett/50;

Teammate Amber Triplett makes good on her name with the triple from the top of the key.
But; Byrd had one two many second chances. Caldwell scores off the miss and the lady Terriers will meet Charlottesville this friday in the semi's.
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Glenvar


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=VHSL


In Group A girls state quarterfinal action; Glenvar beat Hays 51 to 39 to advance to the semi's. The Lady Highlanders led 23-16 at the half on their way to the win. Katrina Williams led Glenvar with 16 points. Erika Hale tallied 15.

VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#net (S7-13)
GRAPHIC=VMI hoops


The V-M-I Keydets made their 1997-98 home debut last night against the Elon Fighting Christians at Cameron Hall.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lexington/Fighting Christians vs. Keydets; :00


On the opening tip; Darryl Faulkner dishes to Aaron Demory; who rattles the iron with the slam.
Then; Eric Mann passes to Demory for the one handed jam from right underneath the hoop.
SUPER=34-VMI/85/Elon/69;

The keydets prove they too have the juice. Former Cave Spring standout Matt Matheny takes the nifty pass from Faulkner and rips some rope. VMI cruises past Elon 85 to 69 and improves to 1 and 1.
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Penguin


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


San Diego and Antarctica don't have much in common in terms of temperatures...
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VO-NAT

05:00:38
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


But the San Diego Zoo has changed all that and is now the only place outside Antarctica where penguins have hatched and survived.
The zoo has matched the lighting and temperatures of their natural habitat.
The chicks are too young to take care of themselves yet, so adults will care for them.
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ROYAL-ANNIVERSARY


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


A royal celebration for a royal anniversary in Britain.
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SUPER=03-London, UK;

10:37:58
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 50 years of marriage to Prince Philip.
The actual anniversary is tomorrow.
And over the next 48 hours the couple will play host to the biggest gathering of crowned and former crowned heads of Europe since her coronation.
The two days of festivities kicked off today with a lunch banquet.
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