12:00-01

E-Henry-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Investigators say careless smoking may have caused a fire in Henry County that claimed two lives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett;


Firefighters were called to a home on Fairystone Park Highway.
Heavy smoke was coming from the building.
68- year- old James Privette, and 40- year- old Banks Tunstall were inside.
Firefighters were unable to revive them.
The blaze apparently started on a sofa.
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Franklin-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=Fire


In Franklin County, a family of eleven managed to escape their burning home yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Mary Lou and Tony Brooks and their nine children were asleep when the smoke alarms went off around two A- M.
Everyone made it out safely, but most of their belongings were destroyed.
Neighbors have rallied around the family with offers of food, clothing, money and temporary shelter.
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SOT 15:37:43
IN Q=The outpouring of this neighborhood

((THE OUTPOURING OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS JUST WONDERFUL. I WAS BORN HERE AND I'VE LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR 21 YEARS. AT SEVEN O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, NONE OF MY CHILDREN HAD ANY CLOTHES. NONE OF MY CHILDREN HAD ANY SHOES AND NOW MY MOTHER'S LIVING ROOM IS STACKED TO THE CEILING WITH CLOTHES AND SHOES.))
OUT Q=clothes and shoes.

((TONY BROOKS: WE'VE BEEN ON THE OTHER SIDE A FEW TIMES AND HELPED OTHERS, BUT WE'VE NEVER HAD IT POURED OUT ON US THIS WAY AND IT'S OVERWHELMING.))
SUPER=07-Mary Lou Brooks; :00
SUPER=07-Tony Brooks; :21
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=it's overwhelming.
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VO-NAT


Volunteers from four fire departments and two rescue squads responded to the blaze.
A wood stove in the basement may have been responsible.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The home was insured, and the Brooks say they hope to rebuild.

KENNEDY


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


The Kennedy family members have gathered their compound in Massachusetts for a private wake for Michael Kennedy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 39- year- old son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy died New Year's Eve in a skiing accident.
Family members say he was participating in a ski- slope football game when he ran into a tree headfirst.
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SOT

2:14;10
IN Q=

((HE WAS IN QUITE A CRITICAL STATE, WE AT FIRST DID NOT KNOW EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES, WE PURSUED EVERY POSSIBLE RECESSIVE MEASURE THAT WE COULD ))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Rodman/Aspen Valley Hospital;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=THAT WE COULD.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hyannis Port, MA;


His body arrived yesterday in Cape Cod.
A private funeral will be held tomorrow.
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FARLEY


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


The Chicago medical examiner says the death of comedian Chris Farley was drug- related.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But while the final report says Farley died from a cocaine overdose, the death has been ruled an accident.
It also says arteries supplying the heart muscle were a significant contributing factor.
Farley's body was found December 18th on the floor of his apartment in Chicago.
He was 33.
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OK-latest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=OK Bombing Trial


It's the defense's turn to present its case in the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Terry Nichols' family and friends are testifying in Denver, trying to persuade jurors that Nichols does NOT deserve to die for his role in the attack.
Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter-- but acquitted of murder.
Because of the mixed verdict, legal experts don't think he'll get the death penalty.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Governor-elect Jim Gilmore has not yet taken office, but some state Democrats are already upset with his administration.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


They say Gilmore is trying to use cleverly-crafted back-room deals to engineer a Republican takeover of the General Assembly.
SUPER=03-Richmond/December;


Gilmore has already given one Democratic legislator a job in his administration -- and rumor has it the Republican will offer a job to the Democrat in the predominantly Republican district of Loudoun County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Virginia Democratic Party chairwoman Sue Wrenn says Gilmore is trying to buy what he couldn't win at the polls -- a G-O-P controlled legislature.
One more Senate seat or two more House seats will give the G-O-P its first-ever majority in either body.

Rocky-Mount


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


Rocky Mount is closer to naming a new town manager.
The position has been empty since October, when Mark Henne (HEN-knee) resigned under pressure.
The town received 25 applications for the job.
The mayor says council has narrowed the field to six finalists.

NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net g
GRAPHIC=race relations


Ten local businesses were honored yesterday by the N- double- A- C- P after they promised to do more to hire and promote minority workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The employers were recognized during Jubilee Day ceremonies at First Baptist Church.
But picketers outside the church say that, so far, those companies are all talk and no action.
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SOT 13:31:25
IN Q=I think we're

((NANCY WILSON/SALEM NAACP PRESIDENT: I THINK WE'RE SENDING A MESSAGE THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS AND WE HOPE THAT IN THE FUTURE THAT WHOEVER'S THE PRESIDENT, ESPECIALLY IF MR. JEFFREY'S STILL PRESIDENT, THAT THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Wilson/Salem NAACP President; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=will not happen.
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VO-NAT


Roanoke N-double-A-C-P president Martin Jeffrey says the important thing is these businesses are willing to make a commitment.
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SOT 14:03:09
IN Q=And what these

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AND WHAT THESE EMPLOYERS, CORPORATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE SAID IS THAT WE WANT TO LEAD, WE REALIZE THAT WE'RE NOT DOING EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN DO AND WE'RE NOT MEETING THE GOALS THAT WE OURSELVES WANT TO MEET.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=want to meet.
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VO-NAT


Protesters also objected to honoring the companies on Jubilee Day, which commemorates the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation in 18-63.
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Airbags


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=air bags


Triple- A is educating motorists on the requirements for getting on- off switches installed for air bags in their vehicles.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Drivers can pick up applications for the switches at Triple- A.
This comes after the federal government set up guidelines for which vehicles can receive the switches.
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SOT 10:18:13
IN Q=For those who

((VICKI HOPKINS/AAA OF VIRGINIA: FOR THOSE WHO CAN NOT AVOID PLACING REAR-FACING INFANT SEATS IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THOSE THAT MIGHT HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION, THOSE THAT CAN'T ADJUST THE DRIVER'S SEAT THAT IT BE WITHIN THAT 10- INCH RANGE, FOR WHICH WE ARE GOING TO HAVE LITTLE RULERS IN HOUSE THAT PEOPLE CAN PICK UP TO BE ABLE TO MEASURE THAT 10- INCH SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND THAT AIR BAG. ))
SUPER=01-Vicki Hopkins/AAA of Virginia;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=YOU AND THAT AIR BAG
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Hopkins says the on- off switch is probably only a temporary solution to the ongoing debate over the safety of air bags.
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ISRAEL


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


The new year is bringing internal political turmoil to Israel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


Foreign Minister David Levy yesterday threatened to resign in protest of the 19-98 budget.
Levy is upset the budget does not address the growing problems of Israel's poor.
Levy's resignation could topple the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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IRELAND


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


A new wave of violence in Northern Ireland has prompted police to step up armored car patrols.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Belfast/December 31;


A pro- British extremist group called the Loyalist Volunteer Force has claimed responsibility for two fatal attacks on Catholics New Year's eve.
The group is a maverick gang hoping to wreck cease- fires by the two big pro- British paramilitary groups and the Catholic- based Irish Republican Army.
The escalation of violence has religious leaders on both sides calling for calm.
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SOT

7:13:46
IN Q=

((THE ORDINARY PEOPLE OF NORTHERN IRELAND, ROMAN CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT ALIKE THEY TOGETHER HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE FUTURE OF VISION OF PEACE AND QUALITY AND DECENCY AND THAT VOICE HAS GOT TO BE HEARD.))
SUPER=01-Archbishop Robin Eames/Church Of Ireland Primate;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to be heard.
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VO-NAT


The two recent killings were in retaliation for the jailhouse murder last month of the group's leader.
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Judges-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net o
GRAPHIC=NONE


Central Virginia lawmakers are opening up the process of appointing new local judges.
A 15- member citizens panel has been created to interview and gather background on potential candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg

2-shot at end of intvw.
Legislators say the idea is to try and take politics out of the appointment process.
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SOT 11:09:24
IN Q=We tried to

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: WE TRIED TO APPOINT PEOPLE FROM A WIDE RANGE OF BACKGROUNDS, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, ELECTED AND NON- ELECTED PEOPLE, LAWYERS AND NON- LAWYERS, TO GET AS WIDE A RANGE OF OPINIONS AND VIEWS AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=views as possible.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;
file of Sweeney tape #97-44


The commission's first job wil be to find a replacement for retiring circuit court judge William Sweeney.
Its final report should be completed by January 20th.
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VITAMINS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=medical news


It's one question many of us have asked -- should I take a multivitamin daily?
As Dr. Emily Senay explains, it depends.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Susan Goldman/Vitamin Consumer; :00
SUPER=01-Joyce Bahr/Vitamin Consumer;:10
SUPER=01-Dr. Emily Senay/Reporting; :17
SUPER=01-Dr. Victor Herbert/Vitamin Expert; :40 (VERY QUICK)
SUPER=01-Barbara Levine/Nutritionist; 1:06
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=cbs news.

((
MOS - Susan Goldman: I really do take about seven different vitamins a day.

SOT: MOS - Joyce Bahr: I take B-vitamins, I take vitamin C, I take a

multi-mineral.
Senay standup: When it come to vitamins, there seems to be two extremes...those who can't get enough...and those who believe that taking vitamin supplements have little, if any, value.

(Dr. Herbert)

Dr. Victor Herbert is an expert on vitamins.
Senay: Vitamins have never been hotter. I think more people are taking vitamins than ever before. Should we all be talking a multi-vitamin everyday?
Dr. Herbert: No. All it does is give us expensive urine. For most people, no vitamin supplement are necessary.

(Various of health store and vitamins on shelves)

But even Dr. Herbert believes there are exceptions -- such as pregnant women needing folic acid supplements. And for many people, getting all the vitamins we need from food is not always possible. Nutritionist Barbara Levine says taking a multivitamin can be a form of "health insurance."

SOT: Levine: Many people, particularly women, that are trying to maintain

their weights at very low levels of calories need to take a multi-vitamin, despite the fact that they try and have a good diet, they often cannot get all the recommended dietary allowances for the vitamins and minerals they need.

(Vitamins on store shelves)

The bottom line for vitamin takers -- always let your doctor know what you are taking and how much -- some vitamins can be toxic...and can interfere with over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Dr. Emily Senay, CBSN.))


5-Census


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-49
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's population continues falling, while surrounding counties keep growing.
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VO-NAT


The latest figures from the Census Bureau show that Roanoke has about 95- thousand- 500 people.
That's a drop of one percent since the 19-90 census.
During that same period, Botetourt County has reached a population of almost 28- thousand, an increase of 11 percent.
Bedford County grew even more, increasing its population by almost 16 percent.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


The area of the state that grew the least was Danville- Pittsylvania County.
The fastest growing metropolitan area in Virginia was Charlottesville.
For the nation, it was Las Vegas, Nevada.
Its population grew 41 percent over the last six years.

FOSSETT


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


So far its been smooth sailing for balloonist Steve Fossett.
The millionaire adventurer is now over the Atlantic in his quest to become the first person to fly a hot-air balloon around the world nonstop.
But from subzero weather to hostile countries, Fossett still has plenty to worry about.
John Mills has more.
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SOT

4:11:26
IN Q=
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; :00
SUPER=01-David Rapp/National Aeronautics Assoc.; :52
SUPER=01-John Mills/Reporting;1:10
SUPER=07-Tim Cole; 1:17 (2nd time)
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=for cbs news, St. Louis.

WEATHER
SUPER=300-49/24/West 15mph/30.43f/73/1952/11/1977;
SUPER=301-46/31/South 10mph/30.43f/76/1952/ 6/1928;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly/Cloudy/33-36/Variable/Clouds/51-54;
SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/34-37/Partly Sunny/& Mild/54-58;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Clear/27-31/Partly/Cloudy/50-54;
SUPER=333-Partly/Cloudy/28-32/Variable/Clouds/48-52;
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/27-30/Partly/Cloudy/53-56;
SUPER=X5001;



GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=SGO
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=GE


General Electric is calling it a "temporary shutdown."
But some workers are afraid it COULD mean layoffs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


The Salem plant is closed until January 17th.
G-E forced 760-hourly workers to take a two-week vacation.
A company spokesman said there's nothing unusual about that.
He said the plant shuts down once a year for an evaluation.
G-E's union president said he's heard rumors about layoffs...
But he said the company has NOT notified him that anyone's job will be cut.
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Gator


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of TF97-2)
SS=GATOR BOWL


January first was not a lucky day for Virginia Tech.
The Tar Heels ran all over the Hokies in the Gator Bowl.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :00


Jimmy Kibble, who had never had a punt blocked in his Tech career is smothered by the Heels.
Dre Bly scoops up the ball and scores and it's 16-to-nothing after a quarter.
Tech would self-destruct again as the offensive line breaks down and the Heels break up the handoff. Greg Ellis recovers the ball in the endzone.
Nick Sorensen came in at quarterback in the second half, led the team to a 40-yard field goal by Shayne Graham late in the third quarter to avoid a shutout.
But this one was all Carolina, Chris Keldorf rips the Tech secondary for 290 yards and three TDs as the Tarheels win it 42-to-3.
Amazingly, the Hokies were not speechless after the setback.
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wipe WIPE WIPE

Post


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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SOT
IN Q=bites
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/2 & 3 In Bowl Games; :00
SUPER=01-Carl Torbush/UNC Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Nick Sorensen/Tech's Gator Bowl MVP; :32
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/32 Yards Receiving; :39
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=...much harder.
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Rose


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of vf97-2)
GRAPHIC=ROSE BOWL


The Michigan Wolverines believe they are the national champs of college football.
The final polls do not come out until Saturday,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA/ABC; :00


but Michigan wrapped up a perfect unbeaten season in the Rose Bowl yesterday by beating Washington State.
Charles Woodson goes airborne in the endzone to make this interception and stop a Cougars' scoring threat.
Early in the third, Ryan Leaf and Washington State were on top 13-to-7.
But Brian Griese brought Michigan back with 2 second half T-D passes. He
SUPER=36-Michigan/21/Washington St./16;

had three for the game as Michigan wins 21-to-16.
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Orange


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noone
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#cp97-1
GRAPHIC=ORANGE BOWL


The results of the Rose Bowl give Nebraska hopes of winning the national title.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00


Later tonight, the undefeated Huskers meet the once beaten Tennessee Volunteers in the Orange Bowl.
It will be Tom Osborne's last game at Nebraska and you can watch it LIVE right here on Your Hometown station tonight at eight o'clock.
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Burger-war


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


A fast-food war is under way -- and consumers will eat up the ammunition.
Burger King is planning to give away millions of free servings of its new french fries today.
The 70 million dollar promotion is aimed at taking a bite out of rival McDonald's dominance in the greasy finger-food market. A spokeswoman says sales figures still show their fried spuds are number one. McDonald's says it isn't worried.