06:00-01

MICHAEL-KENNEDY

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


Michael Kennedy, the 39- year- old son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy, has died in a skiing accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Kennedy crashed into a tree yesterday while skiing with several members of his family in Aspen, Colorado.
Kennedy is the brother of Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy, who cited Michael's affair with an underage babysitter as one of the reasons he did not run for governor of Massachusetts.
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E-First-Night


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=1998


It's the first day of 19-98.
Last night crowds ushered in the new year in downtown Roanoke in a non-alcoholic way.
David Johnson has more on the festivities.
SOT
IN Q=THIS WINTER'S
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Melissa Rogers; :08
SUPER=07-Bob Hall; :24
SUPER=07-Hazel Bryant; :34
SUPER=07-Chris Martin; :55
SUPER=@David2;
SUPER=07-Sanae Ohata; 1:11
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=DJ, N7.

(( This winter's coldest night did not stop people from coming out for the alternative New Year's celebration.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:50:15

((MELISSA ROGERS; HOPEFULLY, I'LL BE ABLE TO STAND THE COLD. BUT I'LL GO INSIDE FOR A COUPLE OF EVENTS TO SEE WHAT THEY'RE HAVING.))
RUNS=:05


Roanoke is one of more than 80-cities nationwide to have "FIRST NIGHT", an alcohol free way to bring in 1998.
For some it's just what the doctor ordered.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:58:07

((BOB HALL; I LIKE THE IDEA OF NON-ALCOHOLIC. ALSO I LIKE ALL OF THE FESTIVALS. I COME TO THE PARK FESTIVAL AND SO ON. I ENJOY THOSE THINGS TOO. IT'S FIRST TIME FOR THIS ONE, HOWEVER. ))
RUNS=:08

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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SOT-06:58:20

((HAZEL BRYANT; I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FAMILIES TO SPEND NEW YEAR'S EVE TOGETHER AND BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO THE ACTIVITIES HERE.))
RUNS=:06


There were plenty of activities for everyone, from the youthful to the young at heart.
Party-goers could stroll for awhile, then go inside to warm-up with some face painting, story-telling and dancing.
Teens really seemed to get into the spirit of things.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:05:36

((CHRIS MARTIN; I LIKE THE FUN ACTIVITIES LIKE THE GOLF AND STUFF AND THE CAR THING OPEN ON SALEM AVENUE. IT'S JUST FUN. ))
RUNS=:08


Even the city's newest guest, some Japanese students from Kawaguchi College in Tokyo, took time to bring in the New Year, Roanoke style.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:13:44

((SANAE OHATA; ROANOKE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND HAPPY PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU.))
RUNS=:09

DJ, N7))

1998


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


A record 500-thousand squeezed into New York's time square to ring in the New Year.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(3, 2, 1 CHEERS)
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VO-NAT


The large crowd gathered despite bitter cold weather.
Gusting winds combined with temperatures tumbling into the teens meant wind chills of five below zero.
And for the first time, a giant T-V screen was set up blocks away from the giant ball to give crowds a better view of the action.
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E-City-Dump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The new year will NOT mark the end of the Environmental Protection Agency's investigation into a dump site discovered at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 16;


43 barrels containing paint-like and tar-like material were unearthed this month.
An E-P-A investigator says the results will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office, which is standard procedure for all E-P-A investigations.
A city investigation is complete, officials are waiting for an analysis of
the material in the drums. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:48:25
IN Q=Based on analysis

((WIL DIBLING/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY; BASED ON ANALYSIS, WE'LL KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE SUBSTANCE AND WE'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE CLEANUP WILL ENTAIL. WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE EPA. ))
SUPER=01-Wil Dibling/City Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=and the EPA
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VO-NAT


E-P-A officials say they don't know how much longer their investigation will take.
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VA-Tax-Cuts


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


Tax cuts...that's what Virginia is looking for.
The National Conference of State Legislatures says Virginia is among about a dozen states looking at possible major cuts this year.
Outgoing Governor George Allen has included 260 million dollars in his proposed budget to start Governor-elect Jim Gilmore's plan to eliminate most local car taxes.
Even so, Allen's budget has significant hikes in spending, including 874 million new dollars for public schools.


2-E-Taxes


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


And for private citizens in search of tax breaks, the new year is bringing some new relief.
One way people can save is with what's called a Roth Individual Retirement Account.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gary (DIRK) Duerk, of Brown, Edwards and Company in Roanoke, says starting today, you can put money in a Roth I-R-A.
You'll have to pay a one-time tax.
But after that, you'll never again pay taxes on the money in your account.
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SOT 14:14:56
IN Q=it's a big choice

((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS AND COMPANY: IT'S A BIG CHOICE IF YOU WANT TO CONVERT. BUT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO PUT MONEY AWAY FOR RETIREMENT. AND WHEN IT COMES OUT IT'S TAX FREE AND YOU GUARANTEE YOURSELF THAT ANY RAISE IN THE TAX RATES WON'T AFFECT YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/Brown, Edwards & Co.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= affect you
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VO-NAT


Duerk says there are other ways to save money in the new year:
Transfer money to lower-income family members, like your children, giving them bonds or insurance policies -- Kids have much lower tax rates.
Also, Duerk recommends you buy municipal bonds, because there's no federal tax taken out.
And if you buy savings bonds or Treasury bills that mature in the future, you can defer taxes you'd normally pay next year.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(roll cold out of break)
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Deborah Carvelli/Parapsychology Teacher; :27
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :45
RUNS=3:08
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns


TapeToss to break Stocks Comm

N-Hudson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Rke city seal


The arrival of 19-98 is bringing changes in Roanoke City's law enforcement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, Sheriff Alvin Hudson was greeting well- wishers on his last day in office.
Hudson is retiring after 20 years as sheriff and more than 40 years in law enforcement.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:07:03
IN Q=You hate to walk away

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: YOU HATE TO WALK AWAY FROM IT, BUT IT'S TIME TO GO. I FEEL THAT I ACCOMPLISHED MOST OF THE GOALS THAT I SET FORTH WHEN I STARTED OVER HERE. I'VE GOT A GOOD DEPARTMENT AND GOOD PEOPLE AND I JUST WANT TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Sheriff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=want to do some other things.
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VO-NAT


Hudson has turned over his keys to his longtime Chief Deputy George McMillan, who won election as sheriff in November.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hudson, Alvin


Hudson is considering a run for another public office, and says he will announce his intentions early in the new year.

E-Make-wish


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


One nine- year- old boy from Roanoke is finding that wishes can come true as he prepares to head to the Super Bowl in San Diego this month.
His 50-yard-line seats would cost you and me 35-hundred dollars apiece, but Evan Sutherland has free tickets.
Keith Humphry has the story. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Well, I'm hoping
SUPER=07-Evan Sutherland; :05
SUPER=01-Terry Sutherland/Evan's Mother; :24
SUPER=01-Ron Sutherland/Evan's Father; :36
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/January 26, 1997; :56
RUNS=1:58
OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.

((
With eight teams still in the race, the Grace Academy fourth grader has already made his picks. ((1:21:45 ((WELL, I'M HOPING IT'S SAN FRANCISCO OR DENVER.))
RUNS=:04


Evan has Muscular Dystrophy, and that makes him eligible to make-a-wish and have the Make-a-Wish Foundation make it come true.
He's a sports fanatic... mostly as a spectator, his mom says.
The Sutherlands found out he has muscular dystrophy when Evan was three and-a-half. 1:32:55 ((SO FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS THAT WE'VE HAD TO ADJUST TO THIS, A LOT OF PRAYERS HAVE GONE UP. THROUGH ALL OF THIS THE BLESSINGS HAVE JUST BEEN PHENOMENAL.))
RUNS=:08


A trip to the Super Bowl is just the most recent example. 1:55:40 ((AN INDIVIDUAL HAS EVEN STEPPED FORWARD THAT WE HAVE NEVER EVEN MET AND HAS PURCHASED A POWER CHAIR THAT EVAN WILL BE SHORTLY GETTING AND USING AT SCHOOL.))
RUNS=:08


Evan has a conventional wheelchair, but he's dependant on others to push him in it.
The "power chair" will be his in time for his trip out West. 1:23:50 ((A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN TICKETS ALREADY.))
RUNS=:03


At 35-hundred dollars a seat, even Make-a-Wish- -working with the N-F-L- -has, so far, come up with only two tickets to the game.
There is thing that excites Evan even more than an all-expense paid trip to San Diego for a week during the Super Bowl.... NAT
He hopes "Luke" will come to live with him. The 1-year old service dog-in-training will make life a lot easier. 1:25:35 ((IT WON'T MAKE ME FEEL LONELY ANYMORE. I MEAN WITH SOMEBODY THERE ALL THE TIME. Do you feel lonely a lot? WHEN I FALL DOWN IT'S KIND OF HARD. AND BEING IN WHEELCHAIRS ALL THE TIME. I GUESS SOMEBODY COULD BE WITH ME.))
RUNS=:18


It beats having to rely on his sister to fetch stuff for him.
He's not sure he'll get Luke. 1:26:40 ((But you're on the list? YEAH, FIRST.))
RUNS=:03
NAT SOT- [grace]-keep it brief


The entire family leaves for California January 22, courtesy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
The one wish the foundation cannot grant is that Evan be able to run and play as hard as other fourth graders.
Keith Humphry News 7.))

Two-Steve


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


On Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon



KENNEDY


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


President Clinton plans to express his condolences today to the Kennedy family.
Michael Kennedy -- the son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy -- was killed yesterday in a skiing accident. Dave Fehling reports.
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SOT

4:00:00
IN Q=
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=10-Joe P. Kennedy//60 Minutes; :58
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:14 (SU)
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=cbs news, Denver.

(( LIKE OTHERS IN HIS FAMILY, MICHAEL KENNEDY WAS SURROUNDED BY CONTROVERSY. NOW HIS FAMILY IS ASKING FOR THE NATION'S PRAYERS AFTER THE 39 YEAR OLD SON OF THE LATE SENATOR ROBERT KENNEDY WAS KILLED IN A SKIING ACCIDENT.
IT HAPPENED IN POSH ASPEN COLORADO, WHILE HE WAS VACATIONING WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE KENNEDY CLAN. POLICE SAY MICHAEL KENNEDY WAS SKIING AT THE ASPEN MOUNTAIN RESORT ABOUT 4 IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN HE CRASHED INTO A TREE. PARAMEDICS WERE ON THE SCENE WITHIN MINUTES, BUT THEY WERE UNABLE TO SAVE HIS LIFE. THE NEWS CAUGHT THE KENNEDY FAMILY OFF GUARD...KENNEDY'S AUNT EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER WAS APPARENTLY UNAWARE OF THE TRAGEDY WHILE ATTENDING MIAMI'S ORANGE BOWL PARADE NEW YEAR'S EVE.

(NATS)

ONCE VIEWED AS A RISING STAR IN POLITICS...MICHAEL KENNEDY HAD A FALL FROM GRACE AFTER ALLEGATIONS HE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH HIS FAMILY'S BABY SITTER. IT WAS AN AFFAIR THAT HAD AN IMPACT ON HIS OLDER BROTHER JOSEPH KENNEDY, WHO WITHDREW FROM A GUBERNATORIAL RACE IN MASSACHUSETTS.
SUPER: CTSY: 60 MINUTES
(SOT: Joe P. Kennedy)

"His actions cannot only never be condoned...but needs to be condemned. it was a horrific thing that was, and he knows that better than anyone."))

98-CELEBRATION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=new year's


In New York City, the lighted ball dropped last night almost as fast as the temperature.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(3, 2, 1 CHEERS)
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VO-NAT


An estimated half million packed New York's Times Square to ring in 19-98.
Gusting winds combined with temperatures tumbling into the teens meant wind chills of five below zero.
SUPER=03-London, England;


Thousands also gathered to celebrate on the streets of London.
The old year marked an end to British rule of the colony of Hong Kong, and the death of Princess Diana.
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2-E-City-Dump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The investigation continues into a dump site discovered at the Roanoke Public Works Service Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 16;


43 barrels containing paint-like and tar-like material were unearthed this month.
An E-P-A investigator says the results will be turned over to the U.S. Attorney's office, which is standard procedure for all E-P-A investigations.
A city investigation is complete, now officials are waiting for an analysis
of the material in the drums. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:48:25
IN Q=Based on analysis

((WIL DIBLING/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY; BASED ON ANALYSIS, WE'LL KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THE SUBSTANCE AND WE'LL KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT THE CLEANUP WILL ENTAIL. WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND THE EPA. ))
SUPER=01-Wil Dibling/City Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=and the EPA
(----------------)
VO-NAT


E-P-A officials say they don't know how much longer their investigation will take.
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S-Banner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=None


Not only does today mark the first day of a new year, but it's also the first day of "Southwest- Virginia- is- Open- for- Business Month."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


It was all Governor George Allen's idea.
He thought it would be nice to spend January celebrating Southwest Virginia's economic virtues.
So the Governor hung a banner on the capital building Tuesday.
He even went up in a crane and signed it, urging folks to come on down to our part of the Commonwealth for a visit.
But we can only hope there wasn't too much symbolism in Tuesday's ceremony.
Minutes after the Governor declared Southwest Virginia Open for Business, workers went up in the same crane and ripped down the banner.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll cold out of birthdays

(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This Morning
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Deborah Carvelli/Parapsychology Teacher; :27
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :40
RUNS=2:48
OUT Q=set in stone...absolutely not


Steve Live

(toss to Melanie)
Double Boxes=SPA & MEL


New-Year's-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-47
GRAPHIC=1998


Even though temperatures dipped down in the teens last night, several turned out to say goodbye to 19-97 at Roanoke's First Night celebration.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The city is among the more than 80-nationwide to have an alcohol-free alternative way of ringing in the New Year.
The frigid temperatures did not discourage people from taking in the more than 100-activities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:58:38
IN Q=ABSOLUTELY NOT

((ABSOLUTELY NOT. BOB HALL; AS A MATTER OF FACT, I THOUGHT IT MIGHT ENCOURAGE US A LITTLE BIT. THERE MIGHT BE FEWER PEOPLE HERE. ))
SUPER=07-Bob Hall; :02
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=PEOPLE HERE.
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VO-NAT


But there were NOT fewer people and there was plenty to keep them busy.
There were indoor things to do, like dance lessons and introductory scuba diving classes and outdoor items included horse carriage riding and concerts.
Even Roanoke's newest guests, Japanese students from Tokyo, had to take in some of the sights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:13:44
IN Q=ROANOKE PEOPLE

((SANAE OHATA/KAWAGUCHI COLLEGE; ROANOKE PEOPLE ARE VERY NICE AND HAPPY PEOPLE. WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AND WE APPRECIATE YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Sanae Ohata/Kawaguchi College;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=APPRECIATE YOU.
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VO-NAT


This was the seventh year for the non-alcoholic celebration.
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E-Hudson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Alvin Hudson


After 20 years as Roanoke City's Sheriff, Alvin Hudson is stepping down.
Today longtime chief deputy, George McMillan takes command.
Hudson says it's time for a new challenge, and Joe Dashiell reports that challenge may keep Hudson in the public eye.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It was a bittersweet morning
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Retiring Roanoke Sheriff; :12
SUPER=04-November 1977; :24
SUPER=@File; :46
SUPER=@Joe2; :59
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((It was a bittersweet morning for Alvin Hudson, as he handed his keys to Sheriff-Elect George McMillan... and prepared to leave the department he has lead for twenty years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=You have to walk away

((YOU HAVE TO WALK AWAY FROM IT, BUT IT'S TIME TO GO I MEAN, I FELT THAT I'VE ACCOMPLISHED MOST OF ALL MY GOALS THAT I SET FORTH WHEN I STARTED OVER HERE. WE'VE GOT A GOOD DEPARTMENT AND GOOD PEOPLE AND I JUST WANT TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=started over here.


When Hudson "started over here" in 1977 he already had 28 years experience in local law enforcement.
He seen some dramatic changes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I had 48 employees

((I HAD 48 EMPLOYEES IN AN OLD, OLD COURTHOUSE, THE JAIL ON THE ROOF THERE AND I SAT IN MY DESK THE FIRST DAY AND SAID, "WHAT IN THE WORLD AM I DOING HERE.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=am I doing here.


Since then, the city has built a new jail, and expanded it.
The number of inmates has grown from 162 when Hudson took over, to an average of 750 today.
And Hudson says he is proud of the professional staff he has assembled.
But don't expect a quiet retirement. Hudson is considering a run for another elective office, and says he will announce his intentions early in the new year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

AOL


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


Virginia-based America Online says it will go to court to protect its customers.
A California group is pressuring A-O-L to allow e-mail advertising to its ten million members.
The National Organization for Internet Commerce said yesterday it will release the addresses it has collected a week from today if A-O-L does NOT relent.
A-O-L says its members have made it clear that they don't want junk e-mail.

4-Scores


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


In sports,
Mike Martin made the last game of his college career his best as he helped Arizona State top Iowa in the Sun Bowl.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5020;
SUPER=0101-j/Arizona St.#16/17//Iowa/7///j/So.
Mississippi#21/41//Pittsburgh/7///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0101-j/Kansas St.#10/35//Syracuse#14/18///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Georgetown/74//West
Virginia#22/65///j/Michigan#18/76//Wisconsin/63///;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-j/Pittsburgh/3//Carolina/2////Ottawa/0/j/Buffalo/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Toronto/2//Boston/2//Final in Overtime//N.Y.

Islanders/1/j/Colorado/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Montreal/3//Calgary/2////Los Angeles/2//Dallas/2//Final in

Overtime/;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-/Roanoke/2/j/Wheeling/3////Chesapeake/4/j/Huntington/5///;
RUNS=:49

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