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Pope

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Pope JP II


Pope John Paul the Second is en route on a historic trip to Cuba.
The pope is expected to arrive in Havana this afternoon for a five- day stay.
For the last two weeks, Cuban residents have been busy making preparations for the papal visit.
The efforts were also encouraged by Cuban president Fidel Castro, who asked residents of all faiths to put their best face forward.
Lee Cowan joins us now from Havana. ****Take from NEWSPATH***
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Havana, Cuba;
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SOT
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SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;
SUPER=01-Mariella Lopez/Cuban American;
RUNS=:00
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SUPER=05-Havana, Cuba;

(( DAWN IN HAVANA SOFT ORANGE GLOW SILHOUETTES A CITY IN WAITING WAITING FOR HISTORY TO TURN A PAGE.
THE HOURS TICK BY HERE LIKE DAYS NOW.PREPARATIONS FOR THE POPE S ARRIVAL HAVE BEEN GOING FOR SO LONG IT S HARD TO IMAGE IT S FINALLY HAPPENING.
AFTER ALL THE NEGOTIATING THE HAND SHAKES THE SCHEDULE FIXING AND THE MEDIA ATTENTION TODAY IT ALL COMES DOWN TO HIS BEING SIMPLY A PLANE RIDE AWAY.
(( NAT ))

THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS ABOUT JUST WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE THIS AFTERNOON AND IN THE DAYS TO FOLLOW UNCERTAINTY IS PART OF THE FRANTIC NATURE OF THIS FIRST EVER VISIT.

(( SOT, NAME UNAVAILABLE ))

Maybe he s coming to save the Church, because here in Cuba there is no religious freedom at all.

THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS ARE SHARED NOT ONLY BY THOSE STILL HERE BUT BY THOSE WHO HAVE LONG SINCE LEFT.
(( NAT ))

AT THE HAVANA AIRPORT CUBAN AMERICANS ARRIVE FROM FLORIDA. A BITTER SWEET HOMECOMING

(( SOT, MARIELLA LOPEZ, CUBAN AMERICAN))

We are here as humanitarians which is the main concentration.

BUT IT S NOT JUST CUBANS PEOPLE ARE COMING HERE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARGENTINA FOR THESE WOMEN

(( SOT, NAME UNAVAILABLE ))

You came all the way here to see the pope all the way to see the pope, yes.
(( COWAN STANDUP ))
NOT ONLY IS THIS HISTORY IN THE MAKING, BUT LYING IN THE SHADOWS OF ALL THE POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS, IS A SHOWING OF FAITH IN IT S DEEPEST FORM. LC, CBS NEWS, HAVANA.))

Butler-Iraq


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


The chief U- N weapons inspector is talking tough against Iraq--
Richard Butler says he may send inspectors to Iraqi presidential sites within days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


That comes after Iraqi officials proposed the inspectors back off on demands to search those sites, pending more talks.
Butler says he told Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister that the proposal "flies in the face" of the U- N's demands for open access to the sites.
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Middle-East


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=middle east peace


President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu burned the midnight oil last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


After all day talks about the middle east peace process, the Israeli leader returned for a two- hour meeting with the President.
Mr. Clinton is urging Netanyahu to organize a significant and credible troop pullback from the West Bank.
Last night's session was described as intense and useful.
Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat will meet with the President tomorrow.
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Clinton-Intern


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


Meanwhile, President Clinton is said to be outraged over allegations that he had an affair with a former White House intern.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


There are reports that the Whitewater prosecutor is now looking into the contacts between Mr. Clinton and former aid Monica Lewinsky.
The reports also say there are tapes of Lewinsky telling a colleague that the President instructed her to deny any sexual relationship with him.
A spokesman for the President says Mr. Clinton never had "any improper relationship" with the woman.
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Exotic-Dancing


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-94)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wythe County is taking action after a strip bar opened last summer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The board of supervisors is just steps away from resolving the issue with the aid of an ordinance which helps define obscenity.
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7:23:58
SOT
IN Q=To allow

((REV. RICHARD LINDAMOOD/ORDINANCE SUPPORTER:TO ALLOW THIS TYPE OF ESTABLISHMENT IN WYTHE COUNTY IS AN INVITATION TO ORGANIZED CRIME, I CAN JUST SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPENED IF THE FORT CHISWELL AREA ALONG THE INTERSTATE IF CLUBS WERE ALLOWED TO SPRING UP, IT'S AN OPEN DOOR FOR MUCH MORE TROUBLE. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Richard Lindamood/Ordinance Supporter; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=more trouble.
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VO-NAT


The ordinance would penalize the person exhibiting the questionable behavior-- his or her employer-- as well as the person who owned the establishment.
The strip bar that opened last summer is NOW closed.
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E-Special-Election


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The evenly weighted scales in Virginia's Senate have now tilted to the right.
Loudoun County's Senate seat went to the G-O-P in a special election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Republican Delegate Bill Mims has won the State Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Charlie (Wah-DELL) Waddell.
Waddell accepted an appointment in the Gilmore administration.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The Senate will now have 21 Republicans and 19 Democrats, making it the first time EVER the G-O-P has out outright control of either chamber of the General Assembly.
Prior to last night, Republicans only had the tie-breaker vote in an evenly split Senate.
Mims' election means another special House election-- but that seat will probably remain Republican.

E-Tax-Bills


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Proposed changes to the tax system are catching the attention of those who collect the funds.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Local constitutional officers want more input on the car tax cut.
SUPER=04-Monday;


They say, for instance, the car tax voucher idea the Governor previewed Monday night may NOT be such a good one.
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SOT 14:37
IN Q=A number

((WILLIAM ORNDORFF/FREDERICK CO. TREASURER: A NUMBER OF US THAT WORK WITH THE PUBLIC EVERY DAY, A LOT OF TIMES THEY SHOW UP WITH A CHECK AND THEY HAVE TO RESEARCH THE INFORMATION WITHOUT THE ACTUAL TAX BILL. SO I THINK WE WOULD TRY TO AVOID ANY OF THOSE PROBLEM AREAS AND HAVE RECOMMENDED SO TO THE ADMINISTRATION.))
SUPER=01-William Orndorff/Frederick Co. Treasurer;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=to the administration.
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VO-NAT


Talking tax cuts, Shawsville Democrat Madison Marye's done the numbers on his grocery tax cut bill.
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SOT 01:51:30
IN Q=It will

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IT WILL AFFECT THE POOR AND THE RICH ALIKE. THE FOOD TAX HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONSIDERED A REGRESSIVE TAX. AND I JUST WISH THE GOVERNOR WASN'T QUITE SO ADAMANT IN HIS TAX ON CARS BECAUSE I THINK THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED LOCALLY.))
SUPER=@Marye;
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OUT Q=addressed locally.
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VO-NAT


Marye says he'd phase out the first three-and-a half cents of the four-and-a half cent sales tax on groceries.
He say it would save the average family 180 dollars a year.
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E-L'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A man hospitalized Sunday after being shot in the face has died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


22- year- old Vincent Johnson died yesterday morning.
Monday, police arrested 32- year- old Aubrey Hughes in connection with the Lynchburg shooting.
They would NOT discuss a possible motive. Hughes remains held without bond.
A weapon was recovered from his home Monday.
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Police-Search


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Rke City


The city of Roanoke has narrowed its search for a new police chief, and is now interviewing eight finalists for the job.
In a news release, Public Safety Director Chip Snead says all of the candidates have at least 20 years experience in law enforcement. Four are currently chiefs of police in cities or urban counties.
While there are no women in the group, city officials say there is racial diversity.
Two panels of citizens, administrators and police officers will interview the candidates today and tomorrow.
The city hopes to name the new chief by mid- February.

Municipal-Association


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Some Roanoke city employees are pooling their resources to fight the mistreatment they say they face.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Workers have called on the A-F-L--C-I-O to help them join the "American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
It has been said that policies are being ignored by the city's administration.
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SOT-09:22:32
IN Q=THEY WILL TELL

((EVELYN WHEELER/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; THEY WILL TELL YOU THAT THEY HAVE BEEN AND THAT THEY ARE WORKING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS AND PROCEDURES. BUT IN REALITY, AND IF YOU WOULD TAKE A POLL FROM CITY WORKERS, YOU WOULD SEE THAT THEY ARE NOT.))
SUPER=01-Evelyn Wheeler/City Municipal Employee;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=THEY ARE NOT.
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VO-NAT


Organizers say they will go to the top of the ladder if that's where changes need to be made.
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SOT-09:29:33
IN Q=NOW, IF WE'RE

((ED CRAWFORD/FIREFIGHTERS ASSO. VICE PRESIDENT; NOW, IF WE'RE NOT HAPPY WITH WHAT'S TAKING PLACE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING CITY GOVERNMENT, THESE PEOPLE APPOINT THOSE PEOPLE AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Ed Crawford/Firefighters Asso. Vice President;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=CHANGE THAT.
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VO-NAT


Union representatives say a local "Municipal Association" will be established by July.
Mayor David Bowers says he was unaware of last night's meeting, and says he wants to make sure city employees' grievances are dealt with appropriately and fairly.
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S-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


They're not out for votes yet, but soon Roanoke City Council members could be on your doorstep.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The proposal comes from council member Nelson Harris, who says a similar program in Petersburg has worked well.
He believes a regular schedule of neighborhood visits in the spring and fall will help council members stay in touch with their constituents' concerns.
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SOT 14:18:10
IN Q=Let me stress that this is not

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: LET ME STRESS THAT THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A PUBLIC RELATIONS GIMMICK, AND I WANT THAT TO BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS IS INTENDED TO BE A WAY THAT THE COUNCIL CAN BECOME SUBSTANTIVELY INVOLVED WITH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND OUR NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;
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OUT Q=neighborhood organizations.
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VO-NAT


Higher parking fines are on the way. Yesterday city council approved an increase that will double most parking fines from five to ten dollars.
Downtown merchants hope the higher fines will discourage violators and free up more spaces for shoppers.
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S-Abed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


More prosecution witnesses are testifying today in the Abed trial.
Yesterday a woman who's been promised a place in the witness protection program took the stand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape


Rod Abed's ex-wife told the jury how Rod had been involved in a couple of break-ins and the fire at the Corner Store on 13th Street.
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


Though the two had separated in November 19-95, Donna Abed says Rod wrote to her after his arrest, pleading with her not to link him to the 13th Street fire.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Because it was started with a molotov cocktail, that offense alone carries a minimum mandatory 30- year prison sentence.

ATV-Arrests


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tracking down stolen four-wheelers now requires a special sheriff's task force, mainly investigating Henry and Franklin Counties --
so far fourteen people have been arrested and charged with felonies connected to stealing four-wheelers.
The task force found twenty-seven all terrain vehicles and two lawn mowers -- all stolen.
Sheriff's deputies, state police and the F-B-I say they will continue to investigate.



E-Moneta-Bypass


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some Moneta residents are worried about the future of their town.
They fear what started out as a proposal to lessen extra traffic has evolved into something that will turn Moneta into a "ghost town."
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-David Ferguson/Business Owner; :19
SUPER=01-James Roney/Resident; :41
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(( At first, everyone thought a bypass around Moneta was a great idea.. it would divert heavy lake traffic and keep emergency crews from being blocked by slow- moving freight trains.
But residents say they DIDN'T know the deal meant the railroad crossing in the center of town would be closed off.. effectively cutting Moneta in half.
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SOT 8:53:19
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((DAVID FERGUSON/BUSINESS OWNER: IN TWO OR THREE YEARS .. DOWN HERE NOW.))
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natsot man arguing
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At a packed town meeting, residents asked VDOT and the commonwealth transportation board to reconsider.
Closing the crossing, they say, would kill their little town.
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SOT 7:54:02
IN Q=That law that

((JAMES RONEY/RESIDENT: THAT LAW THAT YOU EXPLAINED.. .. EXCEPTIONS TO EVERY RULE.))
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OUT Q=to every rule.


But an exception here will require the railroad, the federal government and the state transportation board ALL to change their mind.
Once the bypass is completed this summer, the crossing will stay open another two years.. residents hope that's long enough for them to make their voices heard.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Moneta.))

Tech-Internet


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Internet


Less expensive and faster Internet access could be coming to Southwest Virginia if Virginia Tech has anything to say about it.
The school will take part in an auction of wireless spectrum space that begins February 18th.
With the space, Tech could provide businesses, schools, local governments and hospitals with access to high-speed wireless voice and data transmissions.
People could link their computers to the wireless spectrum with a roof-mounted dish the size of a dinner plate.

S-Botetourt-School


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=NONE


A local auctioneer will breath new life into Troutville's old high school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville/File Tape;


Botetourt's Board of Supervisors accepted a local auctioneer's amended proposal to purchase and renovate the 70- year- old building.
Brent Witt bought the facility for ten-thousand dollars and must make 130-thousand dollars in repairs, including a new roof and heating system, within one year.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Salem


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB98-1)
GRAPHIC=High school hoops


Salem came out on top of the crucial district game that pitted the Terriers versus the Spartans.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans; :00


Byrd's Josh Wheeler scored 16 of his 34 points in the third quarter alone. Curtis Hetherington finds Wheeler for this bucket.
One of Salem's go-to guys was Dennis Haley. He tallied 19 on the night including this jumper for a four point Spartan advantage.
Salem's Hershel Thomas lead all SUPER=34-Salem/76/William Byrd/59;

Spartan scorers with 23 points. Here he makes a nice cut and nails the shot.
Wheeler tried to keep his team close; driving in and hitting the off balance one handed shot. The Spartans would pull away for a 76-59 win for sole possession of the Blue Ridge District lead.
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IN Q="yeah

((CHARLIE MORGAN/SALEM HEAD COACH:)) ((PAUL BARNARD/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Barnard/William Byrd Head Coach; :12
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...proud of our kids(DOUBLE OUT!!)


UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of VB98-1)
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers watched their A-C-C record fall to 2-and-4 last night as they lost on the road to Clemson.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Raycom-JP Sports; :00


Clemson's Terrell McIntyre penetrates, draws the defense and then feeds Tony Christie, who drains one of his four first half three pointers.
Virginia would answer with a tremendous backdoor play, capped by Willie Dersch's slam dunk.
But McIntyre would find Harold Jamison on the baseline for the slam and Clemson hit the half on top 36-to-22.
U-V-a loses it 69 to 52.
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ECHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=ECHL


The East Coast Hockey League all-star game took place last night down in Lafayette, Lousiana.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lafayette, LA/HTS; :00


The Cajun Dome hosted the mid season extravaganza and the U-S star took on Canada.
And watch the bottom of your screen for number 10. That's rookie Chris Cantu, the Roanoke Express representative in the game.
Cantu had two goals in the first SUPER=38-USA/7/Canada/11/Cantu - 3 Goals;

period alone. He finished with a hat trick, but the U-S-A Stars lose to Team Canada 11-to-7.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA TESTING


Greg Sacks in a Thunderbird again led Ford testing at Daytona yesterday although speeds were a little slower with no one topping 190 miles an hour.
Kenny Irwin, Lake Speed and Rusty Wallace had the fastest Taurus speeds.

Promo


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


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State-Reptile


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE# edit of 97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


Nearly every state in the U.S. has its own tree, bird and flower.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


One of the issues being debated in this session of the General Assembly is which reptile should represent the Commonwealth.
It's a scaly subject but some hope Herby the turtle wins the race.
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SOT 10:50:09
IN Q=I've told everyone that

((DOUGLAS EGGLESTON/REPTILE ENTHUSIAST: I'VE TOLD EVERYONE THAT AS FAR AS REPTILES GO, THIS IS PROBABLY WHAT WE CONSIDER THE WARM, FUZZY OF THE REPTILE GROUP. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Eggleston/Reptile Enthusiast;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=reptile group
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VO-NAT


Eggleston, an amateur herpetologist from Campbell County has joined the fight for Herby in the state capital.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Also being debated this session is a bill to declare an official state soil.