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Roanoke-Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A 15- year- old boy has been charged with murder after a shooting in South Roanoke last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The victim, 20- year- old Michael Jermaine Andrews, was found dead in the driveway of the suspect's house.
A neighbor said Andrews pulled up, got out of his car and punched the 15- year- old, then the shots were fired.
Police say the two had been involved in an on-going dispute for several weeks.
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ok-trial


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


Terry Nichols has escaped the death sentence for his conspiracy conviction in the Oklahoma City bombing.
The jury in the case deadlocked in the penalty phase so judge Richard
(Maych) Matsch sent them home.


Now Judge Matsch must decide, but only the jury could have sentenced Nichols to death.
Dave Fehling has more from Denver. ****take from NEWSPATH****
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Denver, CO;
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SOT

11;45NEWSPATH
IN Q=
SUPER=04-Courtroom Art by Pat Lopez; :08
SUPER=01-Michael Tigar/Nichols' Lawyer;:38
SUPER=01-Larry Mackey/Prosecutor;:51
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=CBS NEws Denver

((JURORS IN THE TERRY NICHOLS TRIAL TOLD THE JUDGE THEY WERE HUNG ON THE ISSUE OF SUITABLE PUNISHMENT.

(SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY PAT LOPEZ)


IN ADDRESSING THE JURORS THIS MORNING, JUDGE RICHARD MATSCH ACKNOWLEDGE A SERIES OF THREE NOTES HE RECEIVED FROM THEM.
MATSCH SAID THE NOTES REVEALED NOT ALL THE JURORS HAD BEEN CONVINCED THE GOVERNMENT HAD PROVED BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT TERRY NICHOLS INTENDED TO KILL PEOPLE BY TAKING PART IN THE BOMBING CONSPIRACY. THE JUDGE SAID HE'D MET WITH NICHOLS AND THE LAWYERS AND THEY ALL AGREED THAT THE JUDGE SHOULD DECIDE THE SENTENCE. EXECUTION IS NOW NO LONGER A POSSIBILITY, BUT LIFE IN PRISON IS.
JUDGE MATSCH THANKED THE JURORS AND SENT THEM HOME.

(SOT, MICHAEL TIGAR, NICHOLS' LAWYER)



(SOT, LARRY MACKEY, PROSECUTOR)



(FEHLING STANDUP, ABOUT THE NEXT STEP)))


UNABOMBER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kaczynski ted


Meantime, the question at the Unabomber trial is who will represent the accused?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;

7:11:15(PLEASE USE video of def team)
The dispute between Ted Kaczynski and his lawyers will be the focus of another private hearing today in Sacramento.
Opening statements are now set for tomorrow -- but could be further delayed if the issue isn't resolved. 7;11:25-VIDEO OF TED
Kaczynski has been unhappy with his defense team's plans to depict him as mentally unstable.
He may yet try to handle his own defense, using lawyers as advisers.
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5-Jessie


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-50
GRAPHIC=jessie


Elizabeth Jessie pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the case of her four year old daughter Monday and today she is set to take the stand against her husband.
Kenneth Jessie is on trial for his part in the Dickenson County murder that's being tried in Montgomery County due to extensive pretrial publicity.
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VO-NAT


An autopsy revealed Annie Leftwich's body was covered with scrapes and bruises.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Prosecutors believe the day she died, the girl was tied to her bed as punishment for bedwetting and gagged to death.
A Sheriff's investigator testified that the child's bed was kept in a small utility room-- which reeked of urine and was shared with three wild squirrels.
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3:07:40
SOT
IN Q=It was just

((DANNY COLLEY/DICKENSON CO. SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR:IT WAS JUST LIKE, IT WAS LIKE A DOGHOUSE, IT WAS NASTY, AND THE REST OF THE HOUSE WAS BASICALLY CLEAN.))
SUPER=01-Inv. Danny Colley/Dickenson Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=basically clean.
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VO-NAT


Jessie's attorneys say he was NOT home last May when Leftwich died.
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HUMAN-CLONE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Medical News


The same techniques that resulted in Dolly the cloned sheep could soon result in a human clone.
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VO-NAT

7:15:34
A Chicago scientist says he is determined to begin work on cloning a human being despite widespread opposition to using newly developed techniques on humans.
Richard Seed says he plans to open a fertility clinic that would specialize in trying to clone people.
SUPER=@File;

7:16;20
He plans to adopt the techniques used by Scottish scientists to clone Dolly, and produce a human pregnancy within a year and a half.
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jones-clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Jones, Paula


Meantime President Clinton reportedly will give his first sworn testimony in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case January 17th at the White House.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Long Beach, CA;


Meanwhile, the Treasury Department is checking into whether politics might have sparked an I-R-S audit of Jones.
She and her husband were questioned by Treasury investigators last night.
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SOT

9:04:56
IN Q=

((WE ARE NOT CONDUCTING THIS INVESTIGATION, THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING THIS INVESTIGATIONS WE DIDN'T ASK FOR IT WE WERE CONTACTED BY THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND ASKED TO COOPERATE AND WE ARE COOPERATING. ))
SUPER=01-Donovan Campbell/Paula Jones' Attorney;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=AND WE ARE COOPERATING.
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VO-NAT


Campbell says the session revealed that the push for a Treasury investigation came from Congress.
Clinton lawyer says the probe was initiated by lawmakers who have been "trying to beat up on" the President.
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E-Fundraiser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal


Next week it will be illegal for lawmakers in Virginia's General Assembly to solicit money.
That's because of a new law governing campaign finance during the annual legislative session.
The Joint Republican Caucus scheduled a fancy fundraiser for next month- until NEWS 7 checked into it.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=You can't
SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :20
SUPER=@Newman; :36
SUPER=01-Sen. Patsy Ticer/(D) Alexandria; :46
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; 1:07
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:28
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
sot 21:44:18

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: YOU CAN'T DO INDIRECTLY WHAT YOU CAN'T DO DIRECTLY. AND BECAUSE I CAN'T ACCEPT A CONTRIBUTION DURING THE SESSION, CERTAINLY IT WOULD MEAN THAT I CAN'T HAVE MY AIDE OR SOMEONE WORKING FOR ME TO GO OUT AND SAY "HEY YOU GO GET IT, THAT'S REALLY NOT ME." THAT'S NOT THE INTENT OF THE LAW.))
runs=:19


But the Republican shindig at the ritzy Jefferson Hotel was to be thrown by the caucus -- a collective arm of the lawmakers themselves.
sot 21:44:38

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: I THINK IT'S ALL THE SAME. WE DON'T HAVE OUR CAUCUS STAFF COLLECTING MONEY. THAT WOULD OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE A MAJOR WAY AROUND THE INTENT OF THE LAW.))
runs=:09



sot 21:20:29

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: I THINK THAT BOTH SIDES ARE TRYING TO LIVE WITHIN THE LETTER OF THE LAW AND ALSO THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW. AND I'M SURE THAT WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED AND I'M SURE YOU GUYS WILL POINT OUT WHERE IT'S NOT.))
runs=:10



sot 21:36:22

((SEN. PATSY TICER: OH THAT REALLY IS NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW. OH I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT. ARE THEY REALLY?))
runs=:07


Well not anymore.
Republican Caucus director Scott Leake says once we asked, he's looking for a new date AFTER the session.
But Leake points out that Democrats are only just complying with the law -- holding their own fundraiser across town ONE DAY BEFORE the legislature convenes.
sot 01:53:25

((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT? WHY IS IT HORRIBLE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, BUT VIRTUOUS JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT? WHEN IS THE MAGIC HOUR? SO I THINK THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF CHEST-THUMPING GOING ON THESE DAYS. BUT ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE JUST GONNA WALK AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT JUST DOESN'T EVEN APPEAR RIGHT.))
runs=:20


standup
The lawmakers we talked to say they still think this law is a good "first step" toward campaign finance reform -- even it only changes the public's perception.
UVA political analyst Larry Sabato calls the flap "same-o same-o."
He says the law is just the politicians' way of "pretending" things have changed.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Bono


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


Members of Sonny Bono's extended family have gathered in southern California to say their goodbyes.
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VO-NAT


The 62- year- old singer turned congressman died Monday in a ski accident in Lake Tahoe.
SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;


His body arrived in his adopted home of Palm Springs last night.
SUPER=03-London;


Bono's ex-wife Cher cut short a trip to London yesterday.
She and the former singing duo's daughter Chastity arrived at Bono's home last night.
Bono will be laid to rest Friday.
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E-McCane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=McCane


A Bedford County grand jury indicted the sheriff's department former number two man on charges he misused public money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Monday


Monday, a separate stalking charge against John McCane was dropped for lack of evidence.
But state police say McCane misused sheriff's department funds during a recent undercover drug investigation.
Special prosecutor Joel Branscom has characterized the amount as being less than one thousand dollars.
The negative publicity from the two criminal investigations led to McCane's resignation from the sheriff's department last week.
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Planned-Parenthood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=planned parenthood


Citing the need for more convenient medical services, Planned Parenthood is expanding its Lynchburg operation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Starting next week, young women can be tested for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases and undergo routine gynecological exams.
Central Virginia residents HAD been traveling to Roanoke for those services.
Planned Parenthood says it still has NO plans to perform abortions in Lynchburg.
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SOT 10:15:44
IN Q=Our plans at

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: OUR PLANS AT THIS POINT ARE TO PROVIDE PREVENTATIVE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES TO LESSEN THE NEED FOR ABORTION BY REDUCING THE RATE OF UNINTENDED PREGNANCY IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the Lynchburg area.
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VO-NAT


Local supporters helped raise the 50- thousand dollars needed to renovate the office.
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Teenage-Obesity


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


Obesity among young people is on the rise nationwide and is a disease that can lead to diabetes if left untreated.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are referred by their family doctors can take part in the "Shapedown" program at the Center for Bariatric Medicine.
The ten- week course teaches habit- forming behaviors on what foods to eat and when, how water helps with weight reduction and how to improve their activity level.
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SOT-07:16:21
IN Q=THE GOAL IS

((BONNY LEE/REGISTERED NURSE; THE GOAL OF SHAPEDOWN IS FOR THEM TO TAKE THINGS FROM THIS PROGRAM THAT WILL PERMANENTLY HELP THEM, EVEN AS ADULTS. USE A LOT OF BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. WE STRESS THE SAME THINGS BASICALLY ALL TEN WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Registered Nurse;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=TEN WEEKS.
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VO-NAT


Five participants just completed the center's third class. They lost 50- pounds between them.
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SOT-07:04:39
IN Q=I FEEL REALLY GOOD

((MARTIN CLARK/LOST 20 POUNDS; I FEEL REALLY GOOD. MY SELF ESTEEM HAS INCREASED. MY SELF CONFIDENCE HAS INCREASED. I BASICALLY, PRETTY MUCH CAN DO ANYTHING WITHOUT FEELING EMBARRASSED.))
SUPER=01-Martin Clark/Lost 20 Pounds;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FEELING EMBARRASSED.
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VO-NAT


Graduates of the program get a certificate of achievement and the start to a healthier lifestyle.
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Auto-Show


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


Car makers from across the globe have spent the week in Detroit for the annual North American International Auto Show.
And Kimberly McBroom has more from an auto expert, who's chosen the vehicles he considers the best coming off the showroom floor.
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SUPER=@Kimberly1;:00
SUPER=01-C. Van Tune/Motor Trend Magazine Editor; :25
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :45
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(( Every year the auto giants show off their latest creations on wheels.
And joining us now with his take on the show is Motor Trend Magazine Editor C- Van Tune.

( Mr. Tune, I guess one of the most notable new vehicles is actually an old one-- the Volkswagen Bug is back..)

(Are car makers returning to more fuel- efficient models?)



(What are some other new car designs that you were impressed by?)



(I know some of the biggest draws at the auto show are the concept cars...what

can drivers look forward to in the future?)

(What about prices-- what's the range?)


Thanks again for joining us today.
Melanie?)) WEATHER
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VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-3)
GRAPHIC=VMI BASKETBALL


V-M-I and U-N-C Greensboro faced off on the hardwood for the first time in almost ten years.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lexington/Spartans vs. Keydets;


Demetrius Cherry knocks the ball loose, grabs it and gets the basket for U-N-C-G.
But Darryl Faulkner, the Southern Conference player of the week, helped bring V-M-I back as this bucket cuts into the lead.
Former Cave Spring star Matt Matheny, SUPER=33-UNC Greensboro/65/VMI/68;

scored 11 last night as V-M-I comes from behind to beat U-N-C-Greensboro 68-to-65.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=VMI HOOPS


The Keydets are now 7-and-4 overall and 2 and 0 in the conference. They host Appalachian State this Saturday.

UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO


The U-V-a women's team faced some off the court adversity yesterday as player Lauren Swierzcek (SWAIR-ZEK) was found guilty of two counts of petty larceny.
Swairzek admitted that she stole clothing from two stores at Fashion Square Mall in Albemarle County.
Head Coach Debbie Ryan testified on her player's behalf as a character witness, but the judge gave her a 30 day suspended term on each count.
Ryan says she hasn't decided if Swierzcek has a future with the team.

NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of bb98-2)
GRAPHIC=nba


Let's check out a few N-B-A highlights involving the combatants in last year's finals.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/Sixers vs. Jazz; :00


In Salt Lake City the Sixers tangled with Utah.
Karl Malone takes the John Stockton feed and dunks all over Theo Ratliff's head with the a strong left hand.
But that was nothing compared to this flying dunk off the right side, off the break by Shannon Anderson. Utah wins it 98-to-95.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Bulls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=
TAPE#net (edit of bb98-2)
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Celtics vs. Bulls;


In Chicago, the poor pass from Michael Jordan is picked off by Antione Walker and the Celts' star puts it away with one hand.
But the Bulls would come back with Jud Buechler!!
The former Arizona star knocks in two straight long range jumpers as the Bulls win it 90-to-79.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-17)
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA TESTING


The Ford teams began a much anticipated three day testing session yesterday at Daytona as the new Ford Taurus race car rolled out on to the track for the first time in the new year.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00


Yesterday morning not one car came close to matching the 188 mile an hour lap turned in by Terry Labonte the top General Motors test driver.
But the afternoon changed things.
The top Ford speed of the day was turned in by Rick Mast, who had lap at 187 point 527- miles- per- hour in the Remington Ford.
Rookie Kenny Irwin was second fastest at 187 point one.
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Promo


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


Now you can wake up with News 7 on the weekends too. take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC
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From 8 to 9 Denise Allen will bring you news and sports and Andrew Freiden will have the weather on News 7 Saturday morning and News 7 Sunday morning.
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BUDDY-SOCKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton recently joked achieving peace between Socks the cat and Buddy, his new puppy, might be as difficult as achieving peace in the Mideast or Northern Ireland.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:49:10
Judging from the pictures captured on the White House Lawn yesterday, he may be right.
Buddy, in perfect puppy fashion, wanted to play with Socks, but the First Cat would have none of it.
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VO-NAT


When a reporter asked the President if this would work out?
Ever the optimist he replied we're making progress.
Socks, however, refused comment. (----------------)