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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=session 98


A historic power sharing deal is reached in the House of Delegates.
Late last night, the House hammered out the measure giving Republicans equal representation in all but one of its 21 committees.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: )) ((DEL. JOHN RUST/R- FAIRFAX: )) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM:))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night;


While the democrats retain the speakership-- in a 90 to two vote, Republicans finally get co-chairmanships.
Ellen Qualls reports on the changes at the 19-98 Session of the General Assembly.
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E-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-93

wipe wipe wipe
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(( They probably could have gotten away with it for two more years.
But the Democratic leadership saw the writing on the wall.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I THINK IT'S THE BEGINNING OF A REBIRTH OF OUR PARTY. I THINK WE NEEDED TO RE-EVALUATE WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE ARE AND THIS ISSUE OF FAIRNESS IS SOMETHING A LOT OF US FELT STRONGLY ABOUT. SO YES, I THINK IT'S A NEW BEGINNING FOR US AND I HOPE WE'RE GONNA BUILD ON IT.))
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Tom Moss is still the Speaker-- Dick Cranwell now "floor leader" NOT majority leader.
But the big change is to the powerful committee system.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE'LL HAVE PROPORTIONAL SEATING ON THE COMMITTEES. WE'LL HAVE CO-CHAIRMANS.))
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Pulaski's Tommy Baker's spent ten years in the minority, but knew the day would come.
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((DEL. THOMAS BAKER: SURE I DID. ULTIMATELY IT HAS BEEN ON IT'S WAY FOR A LONG TIME AND IT'S FINALLY HERE. AND I THINK THE DEAL THAT HAS BEEN STRUCK APPARENTLY BETWEEN THE TWO CAUCUSES WILL BE GOOD FOR THIS TERM AND THEN AFTER THAT THINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EITHER WAY.))
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It's just more icing on the cake for the folks who celebrated just across town.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AS WAS DEMONSTRATED THIS WEEK ARE OVERWHELMINGLY VOTING REPUBLICAN BECAUSE THEY'RE INTERESTED IN ELIMINATION OF THE CAR TAX. I'M HAPPY ABOUT THE CHANGES. IT'S OPENING UP THE GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA AND GIVING THE PEOPLE GOOD REPRESENTATION.))
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There were plenty of reasons for cigar lighters at the party for the party with the power -- finally.
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((YOU TOOK THE CAR TAX FROM ME!))
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Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

E-Ericsson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Ericsson


George Allen is using his last few days as Governor to deliver some good news.
He was in Lynchburg yesterday to help the Ericsson Corporation announce yet another expansion.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :55
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(( As usual, the Governor didn't come empty- handed.
Allen presented Lynchburg with a check for 800- thousand dollars to help build a massive new warehouse facility for Ericsson's mobile phone division.
By his own count, Allen has created more than 300- thousand new jobs over the last four years.. on this day he added another 150.
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SOT 7:12:19
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ERICSSON'S DECISION MEANS MORE JOBS FROM THESE INDUSTRIES AND IT DOES HELP US FINISH OFF WITH A STRONG KICK.))
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The warehouse will be built in the Lynchpin Industrial Park, right next door to the company that makes the plastic casings for Ericsson's phones.
With the cell phone market booming, Ericsson said it had to expand to keep up.
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((ROLF STAHRE/ERICSSON V.P. MANUFACTURING: IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, THE MOBILE PHONE MARKET IS EXPECTED TO TRIPLE IN SIZE. THE LYNCHBURG MANUFACTURING FACILITY IS CRITICAL TO OUR ABILITY TO CAPITALIZE ON THE GROWTH AS WE INCREASE OUR SHARE OF THE MARKET.))
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((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT'S A GOOD LOCATION AND IT HAS OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE EXPANSION SHOULD THE NEED ARISE AS WELL, SO WE'RE VERY PLEASED AND EXCITED FOR WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO FOR THE LYNCHBURG AREA.))
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The city's investment tops a million dollars, but Church says that's the price of keeping a good neighbor happy.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Salem-gun


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


Salem police confiscated a handgun at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem Monday afternoon.
School officials found a fully loaded thirty-eight caliber pistol in a student's backpack.
A thirteen- year- old was taken into custody at the school and later released to his parents.
Police charged him with possessing a firearm on school property.
The 7th-grader has been suspended for 10 days. And the administration is recommending that he be expelled.

Pipe-Bomb


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


A pipe bomb was discovered inside the main Roanoke post office late Tuesday night.
Postal inspector Kevin Boyle says the explosive was found in a machine that handles collection mail.
A-T-F, State Police and Postal officials were called to defuse the bomb, and removed it from the scene.
The device was apparently picked up from a collection box somewhere in Southwest Virginia.


Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


The UN-Iraq standoff is heating up. Britain announced today that it was sending its warship "the Invincible" to the Persian Gulf.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad/Today;


This, after a weapons inspection team led by American Scott Ritter was forced to cut short its mission and left Baghdad today.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday chief U-N weapons inspector Richard Butler said Ritter's team had been pursuing suspicions the Iraqis tested chemical and biological weapons on prisoners several years ago.
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unabomber


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


The federal psychiatrist examining Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski is expected to submit her report to a judge today.
John Blackstone reports.
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(( While federal prison Psychiatrist Dr. Sally Johnson continues her examination of Ted Kaczynski, Kaczynski's jailers have given us new insight into the daily life of the most famous inmate in the Sacramento county jail.
GLEN CRAIG, SACRAMENTO COUNTY SHERIFF "HE IS IN HIS CELL FOR MOST OF THE DAY. HE'S TAKEN OUT TO EXERCISE. HE LIKES TO RUN AND HE LIKES TO READ."
In a strange admission Sacramento County Sheriff Glen Craig, says Kaczynski may make some sense in his fears about the computer age.
GLEN CRAIG "I WON'T SAY HE WAS RIGHT//BUT I THINK THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE ALL NEED TO BE LOOKING AT AND SAY HEY WAIT A MINUTE WE'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME CONCERNS WITH THE WAY WE'RE MAKING INFORMATION AVAILABLE."
Except for the apparent suicide attempt and the fact he's charged with horrendous crimes, Kaczynski's jailers say he is a model prisoner, sometimes even making jokes.
GLEN CRAIG "THERE WAS AN OCCASIONAL CHUCKLE AND A LAUGH AT COMMENTS THAT YOU KNOW, HE'S NOT ALL TOTALLY DEAD SERIOUS."
There are estimates th eKaczynski trial could cost more than five million dollars. But talks continue over a plea bargain that co uld end the trial and send Kaczynski to prison for the rest of his life.
We've learned that the main obstacle in the negotiation is Kaczynski's insistance that he has the right to appeal the legalities of the search of his cabin. He also wants assurances that he will be kept in a facility where he can spend time outdoors.
STANDUP CLOSE There's more insight into Kaczynski's mind in transcripts just released of private meetings the judge held with Kaczynski. Just hours before his apparent suicide attempt Kaczynski said he was 'too tired' to take on the difficult task of representing himself. And the judge said he believed Kaczynski WAS mentally competent. I find him lucid and calm, the judge said. He presents himself in an intelligent manner. Jb cbs news sacramento.))

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


More details are expected to be released today about the multi-billion dollar settlement between big tobacco and the state of Texas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Austin, TX;


Sources say the industry has agreed to cough up about 14 billion dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by the state.
The deal follows the disclosure of R-J Reynolds documents showing the company tried to lure 13- and- 14- year- old smokers.
That prompted President Clinton to reiterate his pledge to fight the tobacco industry's firm grip on young Americans.
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((PRES. CLINTON:I'M CONFIDENT THAT EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS, WITHOUT REGARD TO PARTY, WHO REVIEWS THESE DOCUMENTS, WILL RESOLVE TO MAKE 1998 THE YEAR THAT WE ACTUALLY PASS COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH." ))
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VO-NAT


Today's announcement makes Texas the third state to settle a suit against the industry.
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GLENN


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


He's waited 36 years to go back into space -- and John Glenn will apparently get his wish.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Just minutes ago NASA announced it plans to send the 76- year- old on an October space shuttle flight, making Glenn the oldest man in orbit.
Meanwhile, "The Washington Post" reports that school teacher Barbara Morgan will also be cleared for a future shuttle mission.
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Domaleski


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


Delaware authorities have positively identified the body of Lynchburg native 22- year- old Mark Domaleski.
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VO-NAT

97-88, 1/14, Domaleski
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Domaleski has been missing for nearly two months.
The body found was found on the beach of the Rehoboth Bay earlier this week.
The Delaware medical examiner's office confirmed the identification and ruled the death accidental.
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97-75, 12/04, Missing-Man
Domaleski was working with AmeriCorps, to restore a coastal landmark on the bay.
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E-Wolf-Hybrid


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-90
GRAPHIC=NONE


Owning a dog that's part wolf is now a bit more difficult in Lexington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/November 21, 1997;


Owners now have to get a permit for the hybrids, install a fence that's at least eight feet high and make sure it's escape proof.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: THE ORDINANCE IS REALLY A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE--ONE THAT WE WANTED TO COME UP WITH BEFORE WE HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH WOLF-HYBRID TYPES OF ANIMALS. SO, WE'VE TRIED TO COME UP WITH REGULATIONS AND SOME REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS OF THE OWNERS AS FAR AS THE CARE AND KEEPING OF THESE.))
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VO-NAT


The new regulations came about after the city learned of Lobo--a wolf-hybrid owned by Melanie and Jerry Beard.
But, officials admit there are some loopholes in the ordinance since it relies on the honesty of pet owners in classifying their animals.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: WELL, THAT'S THE REAL WEAKNESS IS THAT IT'S REAL DIFFICULT TO DEFINE A WOLF-HYBRID. THEY'RE ADVERTISED AND SOLD AS THAT BUT THERE'S NO BLOOD TEST TO TELL WHAT IS 50 PERCENT WOLF, WHAT'S A QUARTER PERCENT WOLF WHATEVER. THAT'S THE REAL DIFFICULTY IN THIS WHOLE THING.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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On April 19th of last year, the General Assembly voted to let smaller, local governments come up with laws to control wolf-hybrids.
Lexington city officials were some of the first to undergo the task.

Christian-Coalition


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


Donations to the Christian Coalition last year were down 36 percent from 19-96 and the coalition says a direct-mail order company is partially to blame.
The Chesapeake-based group founded by Pat Robertson has sued Hart Conover, saying the company fraudulently obtained the coalition's donor list and used it to raise money for rival organizations.
The coalition took in about 17 million dollars last year.
Hart Conover denies the allegations.

5-farmer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-52
GRAPHIC=NONE


In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday yesterday several Americans were awarded the Medal Of Freedom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton awarded Spotsylvania County resident and civil rights activist James Farmer one of the medals.
Farmer founded the Congress of Racial Equality and led sit-ins and the Freedom Rides against segregation.
Fifteen recipients were honored, including the first female Indian chief.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom was established by President Kennedy in 19-63.
It is the highest honor a civilian can receive.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI


The Virginia Military Institute is aiming to move its gun collection.
School officials say they'd like to get more than 300 antique guns out of storage, and on display.
V-M-I is seeking state permission to buy the New Market Civil War Military Museum for around two- and- a- half- million dollars.
The building rests alongside the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of TB98-1)
GRAPHIC=A-10


Virginia Tech took on Dayton.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Dayton, OH/Hokies vs. Flyers;


Edwin Young take the pass and buries the three pointer for the Flyers.
Dayton continued their aerial assault before intermission.
But the Hokies never quit. Eddie Lucas drives hard to the iron and finishes with the nifty lay up.
Then, freshman Jenis Grinestaff SUPER=34-Dayton/80/Virginia Tech/65;

grabs the rebound at the Flyers end. He's goes coast to coast and takes it in for the shot off the window.
The Hokies with some nice passing; Lucas finds Andre Ray who goes in for the slam; but Dayton tops Virginia Tech 80-65.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of VB98-1)
GRAPHIC=ACC


Virginia and Georgia Tech met in an A-C-C match up. The Yellow Jackets stung The Cavs by shooting nearly 60 percent from the field in a 83-65 win.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yellow Jackets vs. Cavaliers; :00


Senior Norman Nolan tallied 19 points and 10 boards; including this nice jumper from the right side.
Later; Yellow Jacket Forward Michael Maddux come off the pick and make the
SUPER=34-Georgia Tech/85/Virginia/63;

statement with the slam.
A-C-C leading scorer matt Harpring scored 22 as Georgia Tech drops U-V-a to 9 and 8 on the season.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=UVa logo


The U-V-a women faired better; beating North Carolina 105 to 100 in triple overtime.

Racing


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MHI
TAPE#R-38/S8-1
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


It was a blast from the past with NASCAR champions past and present, celebrating the Sport's 50th anniversary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Concord, NC;


Today marks the conclusion of the NASCAR Media tour in Charlotte North Carolina. The week long event has drawn enormous crowds from across the nation.
For those in attendance at the Charlotte Motor Speedway-Grand Ballroom, it seemed more like a history lesson, with shared memories dating back to the sport's teen years-- But although the sport may be aging, some say it is jsut beginning to hit it's stride.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/1995 & 97 Cup Champion; :10
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VO-NAT


Be sure to tune into your Hometown station WDBJ-7 tonight, Mike Stevens will wrap up his coverage of the tour tonight at six.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=express


The Express lost to Chesapeake last night on the road in a Northeast Division game 3-1. Chris Lipsett scored the only Roanoke goal and Dave Gagnon had 29 saves. The Express is now 21-11 and 3 on the season and play the Checkers today in Charlotte.

Promo-Time-off


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


It might be a bit chilly now, but there are still some pleasant days during these colder months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Roaring Run is a hiking trail in the Jefferson National Forest that also has pieces of Civil War history.
This 19th century iron furnace is said to have kept people warm from 18- 38 until 18-65.
And as you take a few steps back in time-- you can also get some winter exercise.
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((DONNA WILSON/U.S. FOREST SERVICE: IT'S IDEAL FOR A WINTER OUTING. WE DON'T WANT TO HIBERNATE IN THE HOUSE OVER THE WINTER AND WE WANT TO WORK OFF SOME OF THOSE EXTRA POUNDS THAT WE PUT ON FOR THE HOLIDAYS.))
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Wknd promo graphic full screen
We'll take a stroll along Roaring Run in this week's edition of "Time Off".
It's just one of the features in News 7 Saturday Morning.
Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden have the latest news, weather and sports every weekend morning at 8.
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Musical-Face


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


Musicians have a variety of instruments to choose from to make their music...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


but one man has foregone the usual and plays his face.
No kidding...Cui Wenping developed the muscles in his throat, tongue and mouth so that it has a range of two and a half octaves.
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The 43- year- old electrician has been giving performances for quite some time now in and around Beijing. (----------------)