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ANCHOR=Keith

Three new REPUBLICAN members of the House are sworn in- -but Democrat Tom Moss maintains his seat as Speaker.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll explain how that happened.
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VO-NAT


And it's Roanoke's organized crime family.... mostly DISorganized, according to one of their lawyers. We'll have a brief summary of opening statements at trial.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports; our NASCAR Media Tour coverge today will focus on Dale Jarrett and the new Taurus, we will also hear from Virginia tech women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson,
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VO-NAT


and a key Express player gets the call from the higher league this afternoon; the details in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Ice Storm and Winter Storm Warnings are up tonight. Sleet and freezing rain will disrupt your plans tomorrow.

XGR


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-93 **Tape Rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=Session 98


An unparalleled display of emotion in Virginia's House of Delegates leaves Democrats with a thin grip on power -- but deep animosities.
Today, on the 1998 session's opening day, decorum hit a new low.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/StarLink


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
Bring us up to speed.
Live=Ellen Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=06-Richmond;


Keith, yesterday three Republicans swept their special elections in House districts around the Commonwealth.
Last night, they lost in the Virginia Supreme Court the right to be sworn in today -- the State Board of Elections wants to wait until Friday for accuracy.
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SUPER=01-Del. John Rust/(R) Fairfax; :16
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :42
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OUT Q=NAT SOUND.

(( So the freshman Republicans posed for a photo-op this morning -- and then the three newest delegates snuck off to be sworn in by their own Caucus secretary.
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In their eyes, 49 Republicans were ready to vote for the powerful Speaker of the House.
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((DEL. JOHN RUST/R-FAIRFAX: I THINK THAT WE'VE COME TO A CROSSROADS IN VIRGINIA. WE'VE COME TO A CROSSROADS AND A PASSING OF POWER. AND ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO MAY DISAGREE WITH THAT, I THINK YOU CAN SEE WHERE THIS BODY IS DIVIDED. AND HOW MUCH THAT'S CHANGED.))
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After hours of stalling -- Democrats interpreted the rules to say they had the floor and could vote to return their Speaker-- TOm Moss of Norfolk -- to power.
Then it got ugly.
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So at this hour, we have a Democrat still in the role of Speaker... and a fight over rules.

Ellen introduces Joe Dashiell

Opening-Day


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WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-100 **Rolled from StarLink**
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(ROLL CUE: ...elimination of the car tax.)
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Robin-Update


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Some nasty weather is on the way tonight--Meterologist Robin Reed has the latest.
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ROBIN TOSS BACK

AEP


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Speaking of bad weather--If you've been watching the news, you know ice has caused a mess in the Northeast United States.
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VO-NAT
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frozen power lines from 97-80
We've seen it here before.
It looks pretty, but ice can be dangerous.
American Electric Power says you can take some safety measures to make sure you're ready for whatever weather hits us.
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((TERRY MCMAHAN: IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU HAD A QUANTITY OF DRINKING WATER YOU COULD SET ASIDE. IT SHOULD BE STERILIZED FIRST, OF COURSE. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Winter Weather


McMahan also said you should keep flashlights, radios and batteries nearby.
And he said sleeping bags and cooking equipment will come in handy if the power goes out.
These are, of course, worse-case scenario suggestions.
But it never hurts to be prepared.

Tultex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Tultex


More trouble for the garment industry.
This time it's hitting Tultex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File;

from tape 97-24
The maker of activewear says it's cutting jobs from its Martinsville plant.
Tultex won't say how many of its 25-hundred employees are out of a job.
Only that the number is "not significant."
This comes one week after the company announced it is closing its Chilhowie plant, where 141-people are losing their jobs.
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Giles-Supervisor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=None


It may be several days before any information is released about the indictment of a Giles County Supervisor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Yesterday;


Three people have been released on bond on charges connected to the taping of a telephone conversation about an extra-marital affair.
Derrick Ratcliffe and Realtor Kim Lavinder Frazier could not be reached for comment today.
Herman Dent told us he's charged with listening to tape recording, and then talking about it to somebody else...
Supervisor Bobby Williams has not been served because he's still in the hospital after cutting his wrists.
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IN Q=the status on Mr. Williams

((LARRY FALLS/GILES COUNTY SHERIFF; THE STATUS ON MR. WILLIAMS IS THAT, HASN'T ANYTHING BEEN ISSUED, HASN'T ANYTHING BEEN SERVED AS FAR AS THE WARRANT, BUT I GUESS WHEN HE'S ABLE THE STATE POLICE INVESTIGATOR WILL CONTACT HIM AND MAKE SERVICE ON THE WARRANTS. ))
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OUT Q=on the warrants
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VO-NAT


Until that happens, all the indictments will remain sealed.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Will a Roanoke teenager spend time in prison for the death of the father she says was abusive? We'll have that story coming up on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


and school administrators in one high school are trying to curb the number of teens who miss multiple days of class.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Abed


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Joseph Abbott


It started out as a way out of the lease... gradually evolved as a means of collecting insurance benefits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 13, 1995


Eventually- -the prosecutor says the Abed family perfected their use of ARSON to get rid of the competition.
In the end, it became a lethal weapon used to eliminate potential witnesses.
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SOT 12:59:40
IN Q=The judge

((THE JUDGE HAS ASKED US NOT TO TALK TO YOU GUYS. Really? YEAH, SO WE'LL HONOR THAT.))
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Prosecutor
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=honor that.
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VO-NAT


Though he's not allowed to tell US, Prosecutor Tom Bondurant told the jury that Joe Abbott and his brother controlled 27 restaurants, bars and convenience stores in the Roanoke Valley.
When things didn't go their way, Bondurant says the Abeds would say: "I'm going to have my boys take care of you."
"Out- and- out fantasy," says the defense.
"This was not an organized crime family," inisists one defense attorney. It's a "very DIS-organized family," he says, though some members have committed crimes.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Joseph Abbott


The first witness will be called tomorrow.

Doss


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke teenager has been cleared of a charge of killing her father.
A judge today dismissed a manslaughter charge against 17-year-old Shannon Doss.
She'd been accused of stabbing her father to death in November, after he beat her mother.
Juvenile court judge Joe Clarke dropped the charge today, having heard evidence yesterday.
Defense lawyers had argued that the girl stabbed 38-year-old David Doss out of frustration over the abuse of her mother, and concern for her mother's safety.

Rutherford


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


Lawyers for Paula Jones are claiming a small victory after President Clinton's attorneys failed to appear for a court hearing today in Charlottesville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville


The Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville is representing Jones in her sexual harassment claim against the President.
Clinton's attorneys had sought to subpoena the Institute's member lists and donor records, claiming the conservative group was simply out to get the president.
A court hearing today was averted after Clinton's lawyers withdrew their request.
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SOT 3:50:11
IN Q=They wanted to

((TOM NEUBERGER/RUTHERFORD INST. ATTORNEY: THEY WANTED TO CHALLENGE OUR TAX EXEMPTION, THEY WANTED TO PLACE UNDER QUESTION DONATIONS TO THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE. ALL THOSE ATTEMPTS TO RUMMAGE AROUND AND CHECK INTO OUR RECORDS HAVE BEEN DEFEATED. THEY HAVE WITHDRAWN THE REQUEST TO PUT SOMEONE ON THE STAND UNDER OATH AND SAY `HOW COME YOU'RE PAYING YOUR SECRETARY SO MUCH? HOW COME YOU'RE PAYING YOUR PRESS SECRETARY SO MUCH? ISN'T THAT IMPROPER?' ALL THAT, THEY WITHDREW IT.))
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OUT Q=they withdrew it.
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VO-NAT


Neuberger says both the A-C-L-U and the N-double-A -C- P were ready to join the Rutherford Institute in its defense against the subpoenas.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


A second day of recovery on Asian financial markets meant more gains for Wall Street today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Rockbridge-Attendance


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Education


A third new attendance policy at Rockbridge County High School is still not doing the trick.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


The school's overall attendance rate of 94 percent is close to that of other high schools in the region.
But, the number of repeat-offenders, students who've missed five, 15, 20 days or more, has gone up--in some instances by almost 60 percent.
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SOT 12.53.03 - 12.53.23
IN Q=Most students here

((JOE HATCHER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT:I MISSED A LOT OF DAYS BECAUSE I JUST SLEEP OVER. AND, MY DAD HE GOES TO WORK AND IS NOT THERE IN THE MORNING SO I HAVE ONE OF THE GUIDANCE COUNSELORS HERE SHE WAS NICE ENOUGH TO CALL ME EVERY MORNING AT 6:45 AND HELP ME GET UP AND GET ON THE BUS AND I HAVEN'T MISSED ANYMORE SCHOOL SINCE THEN. JOHN MORRIS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: SOME ARE EMPLOYED OUT IN THE WORKFORCE AND THEY STAY UP LATE AT NIGHT. SOME, THEIR PARENTS ARE EMPLOYED AND THEY GO TO WORK EARLY IN THE MORNING AND THE STUDENTS A LOT OF TIMES HAVE TO GET UP ON THEIR OWN AND THEY'RE NOT MOTIVATED TO DO THAT.))
SUPER=01-Joe Hatcher/Rockbridge Co. High School Student;
SUPER=01-John Morris/Rockbridge Co. High School Principal; :17
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OUT Q=to do that.
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VO-NAT


School administrators are being blamed by some for not enforcing truancy policies.
Morris says it's a matter of getting the message through to students when they're young, to avoid problems later in high school.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


The Express wins last night but losses one of it's star players to a higher league today, William Fleming senior tailback Lee Suggs is set for recruting visitsto tech and UVa,
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VO-NAT


and Mike Stevens checks in with Dale Jarrett on todays NASCAR Media tour stop.
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S-Media


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=EDIT
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


After finishing third and then second in points the last two years; many people believe 1998 is the year for car number 88.
SS=Dale Jarrett


Mike Stevens and Lynn Eller check in from the media tour with Ford driver Dale Jarrett.
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SUPER=01-Robert Yates/Dale Jarrett Team Owner; 1:24
SUPER=@Mike1; 1:34
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express begins a three game road swing tomorrow at Chesapeake. Roanoke captured a share of first place in the division last night and then lost goalie Daniel Berthiaume to a call up.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The veteran was sent to Roanoke AHL affiliate Saint John today. Berthiaume might start for the Flames tonight against Rochester. Saint John has a goalie shortage and needed Roanoke's help.
Berthiaume is schedule to play one game and then rejoin the Express Thursday. he is second in the ECHL in goals against; but attribute his success to his teammates.
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((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/CALLED UP TO SAINT JOHN:))
SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Allowing 2.48 Goals a Game; :00
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OUT Q=...to make"
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VMI Hoops


In college basketball; VMI is in action tonight. The Keydets battle Shenandoah tonight at Cameron Hall in Lexington. VMI is coming off an impressive win over Davidson. We will have the highlights at 11.

S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# TB98-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Virginia Tech broke a four game losing streak to the LaSalle Explorers last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night;


The Lady Hokies took the lead early and never trailed.
Freshman Coach Bonnie Henrickson says their defense ruled the game by not allowing LaSalle to run its offensive scheme.
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IN Q=AND OUR DEFENSE

((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA TECH HEAD COACH: AND OUR DEFENSE DICTATES WE HAVE SUCCESS. WHEN WE HAVE STRUGGLED OUR OFFENSE HAS DICTATED OUR DEFENSE. THAT'S A SIGN OF AN IMMATURE YOUNG TEAM. CAUSE IF WE'RE NOT SCORING ALL OF THE SUDDEN WE CAN'T STOP ANYBODY.))
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VO-NAT


Former Lord Botetourt star Sarah Hicks was three for three from three point range.
The win brings the Hokies up to 9 and 6 on the year and 3 and 2 in the A-10.
They travel to D.C. to take on George Washington, Saturday.
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S-Suggs


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-17
GRAPHIC=UVa football


The Virginian football team gets the first shot at William Fleming tailback Lee Suggs.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Norfolk/Division 5 State Championship; :00


Suggs begins a two week recruiting schedule at both Virginia and Virginia Tech this weekend in Charlottesville with the Cavaliers.
After spending this Friday and saturday with UVa; Suggs heads to Blacksburg to visit Virginia Tech for the weekend. His choices are Wake Forest, Tech and UVa.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#Promo


News 7 will keep you informed about the bad weather that is expected tonight. Robin will have special live updates every half hour beginning at 8:30, and we'll have the complete story on News 7 at 11.
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VO-NAT


And we hope you'll join us for Governor Allen's last State of the Commonwealth address. That begins at seven p-m, and you can see it live here on your Hometown Station.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


We'll have more on that as well on News 7 at 11. (Ad Lib byes) See you in about a half hour for the State of the Commonwealth.