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FLIGHT-800

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


The National Transportation Safety Board begins a week of hearings today on its investigation into the crash of T-W-A Flight 800.
Last month, the F-B-I concluded there was no evidence of a criminal act.
Now, the public gets its first look at what is and is NOT known about the fiery crash.
Bob Orr reports.
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4:05:30
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SUPER=08-James Hall/NTSB; :35
SUPER=01-Joe Lyncher/Crash Victims' Relative; 1:14 (2nd time)
SUPER=01-Bob Orr/Reporting;
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, baltimore.


Campaign-Finance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=reno, janet


Some Republicans are accusing Attorney General Janet Reno of protecting the President.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said he wants F-B-I director Louis Freeh to bypass Reno and conduct his own investigation of alleged White House campaign finance wrongdoing.
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4:14:23
IN Q=but he should do it...

independently....
SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R) Utah;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=conflicts of interest that clearly exist.
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VO-NAT


Last week, Reno refused to seek an independent counsel to look into the President and Vice President's fundraising activities.
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Church-Vandals


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-75)
GRAPHIC=none


Five teenagers vandalized three Franklin County churches last week, but that couldn't stop worship services yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00


The damage totaled nearly 30-thousand dollars.
The teens smashed and shot-out windows.
They also smeared Satanic symbols and racist markings on the structures.
But the buildings were cleaned thanks to help from church members.
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SOT-12:07:54
IN Q=WELL, I THINK...

(( KEVIN BOWMAN/FAIRMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: WELL, I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. I THINK THE RESULT IS THAT WE'VE BEEN DRAWN CLOSER TOGETHER AS A WHOLE WITH OUR AREA CHURCHES AS WELL. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. WE HOPE THEY LEARN AS A RESULT FROM ALL OF THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Kevin Bowman/Fairmont Baptist Church; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...ALL OF THIS.
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VO-NAT


The community says the three boys and two girls did more harm to themselves than to the churches.
Each has been charged with destruction of property, something that will remain on their record.
One of the accused returned to a church she had helped vandalized, offering to make restitution.
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E-Drunk-Driving


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


The message that drinking and driving do NOT mix does NOT seem to be getting across.
Drunk driving arrests are up 17 percent this year compared to last year.
And, police say the number of fatal accidents on Virginia's highways is also climbing.
981 have died so far this year-- 116 more than last year.


One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


tape rolls cold out of spots
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IN Q=Welcome Back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Bart Gullion/V.W.C.C. Theater Director; :22
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :33
SUPER=13-Kendra Savage/V.W.C.C. Theater
RUNS=3:08
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns


tape tosses to stocks
Stocks
Comm#2


E-Roanoke-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-76
GRAPHIC=Accident


An accident on Greenridge Road in Roanoke last night sent two people to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened near the intersection of Cove Road.
The car overturned, throwing one person out of the vehicle.
Another person had to be cut out of the car with the jaws of life.
Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the crash.
Both victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Fire


An abandoned house in Roanoke caught fire last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire officials say no one was injured in the fire at this home on Chapman Avenue.
They say the damage was minimal.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


The holiday shopping season brings investors a once-a-year opportunity to cash in on retailers' success.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Davenport and Co.; :15
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"CS Standup" at 18:55:33 ((When you hit the malls this week, look around you.
If you see a lot of shoppers flocking to a particular type of store, think investment opportunity.
Retail analyst Ken Gassman says it's easy for investors to take advantage of holiday shopping trends.
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SOT 12:03:30
IN Q=this is the year

((THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE DEPARTMENT STORE RETAILERS. THE NOVEMBER NUMBERS SHOW THAT. WHEN THE NOVEMBER SALES NUMBERS CAME THROUGH IT WAS CLEAR THE DEPARTMENT STORES WERE THE WINNERS. MAY COMPANY, DAYTON HUDSON PROFITS, THEY WERE ALL UP IN THE 3,4,5 PERCENT RANGE CONSISTENTLY. THE MASS MARKET RETAILERS ON THE OTHER HAND, THE SEARS, WOOLWORTH'S, PENNY'S, THEY WERE EITHER FLAT TO DOWN, SO IT'S NOT A GOOD YEAR FOR THEM. ))
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OUT Q=good year for them

"CS Standup" at 18:57:13
One thing to watch out for:
Computer prices have gone down.
So even though more people are buying computers this year,
stores selling computers aren't necessarily seeing big profits.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

E-Feedback-12/7


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


In this week's mail bag, one viewer was not happy with our story on a nine- year- old hunter.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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((The Falls family of Botetourt County was mighty proud of nine-year-old Victoria, for shooting and killing a bear on a hunting trip.
But a viewer from Radford says seeing the story definitely did NOT make her day.
"Children who are encouraged to be brave and express themselves freely with pencil, paintbrush, raw hands in the dirt, creativity and originality reap their rewards in self worth and inner strength, not with gun in hand and a dead animal at their feet. (There's a difference between marksmanship and killing.)
Has this little girl ever achieved any previous recognition (scholastic, community service, art, athletics?) Three schoolchildren have been just shot to death, others seriously wounded by a 14 year old. We grieve and question each child/gun tragedy. Another innocent animal has been sacrificed for ego...whose??
Is the Guinness Book beckoning? An NRA poster child? Endorsements? Triggers for Tots?
Another holiday season of beauty, bright lights and colors and still praying for peace on earth. A little girl with a gun and a dead bear does not paint a pretty picture.
Virginia, is there still a Santa Claus?"
We're a lot easier to reach at News-7 than our friend at the North Pole.
Letters go to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
Our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
And to reach our moderated online forum, go to our web page, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Two-Steve


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


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(I'll Call)



ESS#8799
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double boxes=SPA & KMC
(Toss to Kimberly)


twa-800


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


In Baltimore, the National Transportation Safety Board is set to begin hearings today into the investigation of T-W-A Flight 800.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY/July 1996;


Research teams involved in the probe will be questioned by technical experts and safety officials.
N-T-S-B documents released yesterday show investigators believe temperatures in the jumbo jet's center fuel tank were well above explosive levels before the plane took off.
Last month, the F-B-I concluded there was no evidence of a criminal act.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

MIDAIR-COLLISION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Near Bozeman, MT;


Near Bozeman, Montana yesterday, two small private planes collided in midair.
Wreckage from the crash was scattered over a half mile area.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, but officials on the scene say weather was not a factor.
The F-A-A has sent an inspector to the crash site, and the National Transportation and Safety Board is also investigating.
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ENVIRONMENT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Gore, Al


Vice President Gore is in Japan this morning for the U-N Conference on Global Warming.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kyoto, Japan;


In his speech today, Gore offered new flexibility on negotiating a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
He said the U-S is willing to make some concessions as long as the basic principles of the U-S position are preserved.
European governments, environmentalists and others want the U-S to agree to a greater reduction in greenhouse gases.
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2-E-Drunk-Driving


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving


Tis the season for holiday parties, and also the time to remember that drinking and driving can be deadly.
Officials say that message still is NOT being heard.
Drunk driving arrests are up 17 percent this year compared to last year.
And, police say the number of fatal accidents on Virginia's highways is also going up.
981 people have died so far this year--116 more than last year.


VA-Democrats


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


Feeling the loss of the first ever Republican sweep of Virginia's top offices, state Democratic leaders met over the weekend to talk about reviving their party.
Senator Chuck Robb told his fellow Democrats it would be foolish to fight the car tax cut proposed by Republican Governor-elect Jim Gilmore.
Robb credited the G-O-P for running a "tactically brilliant" campaign and said Democrats need to learn from it.

E-Wharton-House


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-82
GRAPHIC=none


Donations aren't the only thing members of the Wharton Memorial Foundation are looking for.
They also need more workers for the foundation's preservation project.
Denise Allen has the story.
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SUPER=03-Bedford; :00
SUPER=01-Fred Duis/Wharton Memorial Foundation; :10
SUPER=01-Claire Robertson/Wharton Memorial Foundation; :58
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:09
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=News 7.

(( The Wharton House is part of Bedford's beginnings.
It may not look like much now, but when the restoration is complete it will house businesses.
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IN Q=WE'RE TALKING

((FRED DUIS/WHARTON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: WE'RE TALKING TO A RETAIL BUSINESS NOW A SELLER OF COLLECTIBLES WHO'S EXCITED ABOUT COMING IN THE FIRST FLOOR HERE AND THERE ARE OTHER POSSIBILITIES TO IN THE WAY OF EATERIES.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=IN THE WAY OF EATERIES


John Wharton's home sits in an historic district.
It was built in 1847 with cyprus and has hard pine floors--materials not used today.
There are other unique features as well.
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((DUIS: THIS IS AN AREA OFF THE BASEMENT OF THE HOUSE. IT'S BELOW GRADE THEREFORE IT WOULD BE SLIGHTLY WARMER.))
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((WE THINK IT WAS AN ORANGERY OR AN AREA THAT WAS WELL LIT IN WHICH THEY COULD KEEP HERBS AND OTHER FOODS THEY USED IN THE WINTER.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=IN THE WINTER


The Wharton family also helped build the church next door and the brick house on the other side as well.
In fact some of Louise Wharton's garden still remains.
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IN Q=THE GARDEN CLUB

((CLAIRE ROBERTSON/WHARTON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: THE GARDEN CLUB HELPED PRESERVE IT OVER THE YEARS. SHE WAS AN AVID WILDFLOWER COLLECTOR AND SHE PLANTED THESE BEAUTIFUL PECAN TREES AND BOXWOODS WE USED IN THE MAZE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=IN THE MAZE


Robertson and Du-is believe some of these boxwoods are nearly 75 years old.
The hope is to create a public garden which joins the three Wharton buildings with the new public library--connecting the past with the present to shape the future.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#=M97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;


tape rolls cold out of Birthdays
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SUPER=13-Diane Kelly/Mental Health Association; :25
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :37
RUNS=3:07
OUT Q=non-threatening setting


Steve Live

Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


E-Church-Vandals


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-75
GRAPHIC=none

***ANCHOR TAG****
Two of the three Franklin County churches were open in time for worship Sunday --three days after five teenagers vandalized them.
The teens spray-painted the churches with offensive slogans and satanic symbols.
David Johnson says while there are now no signs of the vandelism, the situation was very different a few days ago.
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IN Q=They smashed.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Kevin Bowman/Fairmont Baptist Church; :19
SUPER=01-Rev. Bill Bare/Gogginsville United Methodist; :44
SUPER=01-Fred Jamison/Sheriff's Dept.;:55
SUPER=19-David Johnson;1:08
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7 Franklin County.

(( They smashed and shot-out windows and smeared Satanic symbols and racist and anti-religious markings on the structures.
Total damage, nearly 30-thousand dollars.
But the buildings were cleaned up relatively quickly, thanks to help from members of the churches, and other congregations.
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IN Q=WELL, I THINK...

(( KEVIN BOWMAN/FAIRMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: WELL, I THINK IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. I THINK THE RESULT IS THAT WE'VE BEEN DRAWN CLOSER TOGETHER AS A WHOLE WITH OUR AREA CHURCHES AS WELL. WE ARE PRAYING FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE. WE HOPE THEY LEARN AS A RESULT FROM ALL OF THIS. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...ALL OF THIS.


Inside this building, the furniture was destroyed and the Christmas tree overturned, in addition to the exterior damage.
Investigators aren't sure of what sparked the incident, but they don't believe it was racially-motivated.
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IN Q=I THINK THAT...

((REVEREND BILL BARE/GOGGINSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH; I THINK THAT THEY PROBABLY WENT FOR A JOY RIDE AND IT ENDED UP IN VANDALISM. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=...IN VANDALISM.


The crimes were solved almost as quickly as the churches were restored.
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IN Q=WE'VE BEEN LUCKY...

(( INV. FRED JAMISON/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.; WE'VE BEEN LUCKY IN CLEARING THIS ONE REAL QUICK. I THINK IN THIS TYPE OF CRIME, I THINK WE WILL CONTINUE TO CLEAR THEM QUICKLY IN FRANKLIN COUNTY BECAUSE WE HAVE GOOD COMMUNITY COOPERATION AND THE DEPARTMENT USUALLY PULLS TOGETHER REAL WELL IN THIS TYPE OF CASE. ))
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OUT Q=...TYPE OF CASE.


STAND-UP-13:10:13 DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7 REPORTER;
THE COMMUNITY SAYS THE THREE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS DID MORE HARM TO THEMSELVES THAN TO THE CHURCHES. EACH HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, SOMETHING THAT WILL REMAIN ON THEIR RECORD. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


After all five suspects confessed Sunday, one of the accused returned to a church she had helped vandalized, offering to make restitution.

2-E-Roanoke-Accident


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-76
GRAPHIC=Accident


An accident on Greenridge Road in Roanoke last night sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened near the intersection of Cove Road.
The car overturned --throwing one person out of the vehicle. Another person had to be cut out of the car using the jaws of life.
Investigators say speed may have been a factor in the wreck.
Both victims were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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2-Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire broke out an an abandoned house in Roanoke last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire officials say no one was injured in the fire at this home on Chapman Avenue.
They say the damage was minimal.
The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


George Allen seems to be thinking of going from Governor to Senator.
He dropped a solid hint about the possibility of running in three years.
Allen said at a weekend meeting of Republican leaders that supporters have been encouraging him to start focusing on the 2000 campaign or beyond.
But Allen emphasized that he has NOT made a final decision.
The Senate seat is now held by Democrat Chuck Robb, who hasn't yet said whether he plans to seek another term.

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Gilmore, Jim


January 17th Jim Gilmore will be sworn in as Virginia's Governor.
Today he will travel around the state to announce events leading up to the inauguration.
Also taking office will be John Hager as Lieutenant Governor and Mark Earley as Attorney General.
The inauguration is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the state Capitol grounds in downtown Richmond.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL


In sports,
Brett Favre becomes the first quarterback in N-F-L history to throw for 30 T-Ds in four straight seasons as Green Bay won its third straight division title.
For yesterday's scores from the gridiron, let's check the scoreboards.
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SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Giants/31//Philadelphia/21////Oakland/0/j/Kansas City/30///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-j/St. Louis/34//New Orleans/27////Seattle/24/j/Baltimore/31///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-j/Atlanta/14//San Diego/3///j/Indianapolis/22//N.Y. Jets/14///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Minnesota/17/j/San Francisco/28///j/Washington/38//Arizona/28///;
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