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Clinton

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


The nation's capital is still reeling from the latest accusations hurled at President Clinton.
Independent counsel Kenneth Starr is investigating the President for allegations of perjury, false statements and obstruction of justice.
Mr. Clinton continues to deny any improper relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Jonathan Freed joins us from Washington with an update. ***take from NEWSPATH****
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((The business of the nation was the President's official agenda this morning, as he met with P-L-O chief, Yassar Arafat.
But reporters' questions soon turned to the staggering allegations against him.
BITE (PRESIDENT CLINTON): LET'S GET TO THE BIG ISSUES THERE...ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND WHETHER I SUGGESTED ANYBODY NOT TELL THE TRUTH. THOSE...THAT IS FALSE.
The new allegations against the President are so politically volatile...they make Paula Jones' original charges of sexual harassment look like a dress rehearsal for the real show.
This is Monica Lewinsky...who, as a 21 year-old White House intern, is alleged to have had an affair with Bill Clinton. And who Clinton allegedly instructed to cover it up.
Among other things, there's also word that they exchanged gifts in their relationship.
Earlier today, Attorney General Janet Reno predictably refused to comment directly on the matter.
BITE (JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL): I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT EVERYONE DO THEIR DUTY...DO THEIR DUTY BASED ON THE EVIDENCE AND THE LAW AND SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Independent counsel, Kenneth Star is investigating Clinton for allegations of suborning perjury, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

(BITE OF KENNETH STARR/INDEPENDENT COUNSEL)


Starr's office recently mounted a surveillance operation of Lewinsky in a Washington area hotel. Her friend and former-colleague Linda Tripp was wearing a wire. Lewinsky...reportedly upset, pleaded with Tripp to help her cover up the alleged affair...allegedly saying the President wanted her to deny any relationship.
All of this growing out of Paula Jones' lawyers investigating Clinton's sexual history.
TAG (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT TO GET ANSWERS...AND HE SAYS HE WANTS THEM TO KNOW MORE RATHER THAN LESS...SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. J-F...THE WHITE HOUSE.))

Fairlea-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Fairlea, West Virginia is mourning a volunteer firefighter today.
Twenty-four- year- old Gregory Scott Carter was killed yesterday when a grocery store caught fire.
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Joe Dashiell is in Fairlea this afternoon, where investigators are still searching for the cause.
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(Rollcue: by smoke and water.)
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Abortion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Today is the 25th anniversary of the landmark Roe versus Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.
Both abortion rights advocates and opponents will mark the occasion with marches and rallies across the country.
Norma McCorvey, who went by the name "Jane Roe" in the 19-73 case, now says she's dedicated to OVERTURNING the law.

local-abortion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jha
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Anti-abortion activists in Roanoke are heading to Washington today to speak out on the rights to life.
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The "Right to Life" march is an annual event marking the anniversary of the Roe verses Wade decision.
Local organizers for "Life Chain", an anti-abortion group in Roanoke hope to draw politicians' attention to the abortion issue.
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((THE ULTIMATE AIM WOULD BE TO GET A PASSAGE OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO RECOGNIZING THE PERSONHOOD OF THE UNBORN CHILD...BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN OVERRIDE A DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT.))
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Abortion rights activists are also gathering outside the Supreme Court today to speak out in support of the abortion ruling.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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They are urging abortion foes to join them in the attempt to educate and prevent the need for abortion.

Falwell-Abortion


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=abortion


In Lynchburg, about a hundred people turned out to take part in a very visual protest against abortion.
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A hillside near Liberty University was covered with one and a half million printed roses.. one for every abortion performed in the United States each year.
But organizers say the good news is those numbers are going down.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR: BUT THERE'S ALSO A POSITIVE NOTE TODAY. THERE WERE FEWER ABORTIONS LAST YEAR AND THE YEAR BEFORE THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS. THE NUMBER IS GOING DOWN BECAUSE OF THE PREACHING, THE PRAYING, THE TEACHING.))
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The ceremony was held in front of the Liberty Godparent Home, which takes in unwed, pregnant women and offers them an alternative to abortion.
About 700 young women have passed through there since 19-83.
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Unabomber


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


The judge in the Unabomber case has denied Theodore Kaczynski's request to represent himself.
The judge says Kaczynski did not make his request in a timely fashion and that the Unabomber suspect was merely trying to delay court proceedings in the case.

Arafat


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


Take two of President Clinton's Mideast peace effort is now under way at the White House.
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Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is meeting with Mr. Clinton.
Arafat is hoping the President will help persuade Israel to leave a larger area of the West Bank.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the White House earlier this week.
Mr. Clinton says he has narrowed differences between the two sides.
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E-Buchanan


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


Also in the nation's capital,
The U-S Supreme Court yesterday denied Douglas Buchanan's appeal for a new sentencing hearing.
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Ten years ago he was sentenced to die for murdering four family members in Amherst County.
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His lawyers had argued the jury wasn't specifically told to consider Buchanan's troubled childhood when they gave him the death penalty.
Prosecutor Ed Meeks disagrees.
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((ED MEEKS/BUCHANAN PROSECUTOR: AT LEAST IN OUR ARGUMENT, WE CONCEDED HE HAD A TUMULTUOUS CHILDHOOD. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY DISAGREED ON THAT. BUT THE QUESTION WAS WHETHER THE CRIME WAS SUFFICIENTLY VILE THAT IT CALLED FOR THE MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT. WE ARGUED IT DID, THE JURY AGREED.))
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A new execution date for Buchanan could be scheduled within thirty days.
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E-Raw-Sewage


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#98-7
GRAPHIC=None


"Raw Sewage" is not a phrase you want to hear when the rain is pouring down and your basement is filling up.
This month's heavy rains have translated into major troubles for some Clifton Forge residents.
Stacey Martin has the story.
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((MARK ELMORE/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: THE DEEP SINK WAS FULL. IT WAS OVERFLOWING THROUGH THE DEEP SINK. AND, OF COURSE THE DRAIN FOR THE WASHING MACHINE, SO THAT WAS IT'S SECOND ENTRY POINT.))
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The basement that used to be a bedroom is now bare.
The carpeting has been stripped, the ceiling tiles removed, and shelves cleared--it's part of the clean-up effort after a backup along city sewer lines sent RAW SEWAGE flowing through the Elmore home.
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((MARK ELMORE/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: THIS STEP IS ABOUT EIGHT INCHES HIGH. AND, THE WATER WAS LEVEL WITH THIS STEP AT ITS HIGHEST POINT.))
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This black line marks where the sewage leveled off.
The damage done is costing Elmore and other residents thousands of dollars in repairs.
But, those are costs some people in the area can't pay.
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((LAURENCE NELSON/FOREST HILLS RESIDENT: I LIVE ALONE AND I ONLY HAVE ONE INCOME, MY PENSION AND I NEED SOME HELP.))
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: CITY OFFICIALS SAY ALL THE DAMAGE CAN BE TRACED BACK TO THIS ROCK THAT SOMEHOW FLOWED INTO THE SEWER LINES, TOSSING AND TURNING UNTIL IT GOT STUCK.))
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Employees with the Public Works Department removed the rock about a week ago and have checked to make sure nothing else was caught in the line.
But, the city says it won't pay for any damage done to homes--relying on the response of the city's insurance carrier.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: THEY FELT A ROCK WAS NOT AN ISSUE OF NEGLIGENCE. THERE'S NOT WAY OF IDENTIFYING HOW IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM OR WHEN IT ENTERED THE SYSTEM. SO THEY INFORMED US THAT THERE WOULD NOT BE INSURANCE COVERAGE.))
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The most recent flood was Mark Elmore's third in three years and by far the worst.
He now has plans to move.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

Passenger-Service


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=Rail Service


Traveling by train from Roanoke may soon become much easier.
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The State's Rail and Public Transportation department proposes using existing Norfolk-Southern tracks to return passenger rail service.
Improvement costs are projected at more than nine-million dollars.
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((ALAN TOBIAS/VA. DEPT OF RAIL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION; THERE WOULD ALSO BE A SUBSIDY OF THE OPERATIONS THAT WOULD EB NEEDED DURING THE FIRST SEVERAL YEARS OF OPERATIONS STARTING AT ABOUT TEN-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE FIRST YEAR BUT DECLINING OVER TIME AS RIDERSHIP BUILDS. SO WE EXPECT IT TO BREAK EVEN AND PAY FOR ITSELF WITHIN ABOUT 12 YEARS.))
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Roanoke is badly in need of a new train depot. Mayor David Bowers says even an "Am-shack" for the short term would help bring the service back to the city.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS; FOR THE LONG TERM, THE REGION, ALL JURISDICTIONS THAT WANT TO SEE PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE COME BACK TO ROANOKE, THEY NEED TO JOIN WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN BUILDING A PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE STATION.))
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A feasibility study will be submitted to the General Assembly for approval of the project.
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Jack-Lord


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


The actor best known for his role on the longtime C-B-S series, "Hawaii Five- Oh" has died.
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VO-NAT
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Actor Jack Lord died of heart failure last night at his home in Honolulu.
Before there was Magnum P-I, Lord was chasing bad guys as the no- nonsense head of a Hawaii state police force.
Former castmates say Lord was a "very private person."
Lord had requested that there be no funeral for him.
He was 77.
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E-Soda-Wars


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=NONE


Buying a soda at college could mean more money in the schools coffers.
Virginia Tech is all Pepsi.
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Back in 19-90-- the college signed an exclusive contract with the soft drink giant.
In exchange for signing on the dotted line-- the school will receive more than five and a half million dollars over a ten year period.
School officials say the money will be used for scholarships and other improvements around campus.
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Radford University has a similar arrangement with Coca Cola.
Fortunately for William Bowers-- Coke was already on the top of his list.
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((WILLIAM BOWERS/RU STUDENT: PEPSI TO ME HAS A REAL SWEET TASTE THAT I PREFER COKE--BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO SETTLE BETTER IN MY STOMACH. I ENJOY IT BETTER. ))
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Coca cola provides scholarships and other career opportunities for students.
However, Radford is not paid a lump sum as part of its contract-- rather a percentage of each vending sale.
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E-Bobsledder


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Olympics


Olympic fever is starting.
The Winter games begin in Nah-gano, Japan in just a little more than two weeks...
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Randy Russel of Danville wanted to be one of those competitors.
He's a former football player who recently tried out for the U-S-A bobsled team.
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Russel scored well at the Olympic trials in Salt Lake City... but he didn't make the team.
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((RANDY RUSSEL/BOBSLEDDER: I WANTED TO MAKE IT. I WANTED TO MAKE IT SO WHEN I SEE NAGANO ON TV I'M LIKE WAIT A MINUTE YOU KNOW THIS BOOK IS NOT FINISHED. I SHOULD BE THERE.))
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Russel says he'll probably give bobsleding one more shot.
Remember.. you can watch the Olympic Winter Games right here on WDBJ7.
Opening ceremonies are set for February 6th.
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WEATHER
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Radford


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


The Radford Highlanders recorded their biggest Big South Conference win ever last night as they blasted Winthrop 88-to-54.
Mike Stevens has the damage report from the Dedmon Center.
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Roanoke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo


Roanoke had four players in double figures last night in an 81 to 51 win over Guilford.
Kyle Murphy led the Maroons with 14 and Dewayne Bullock added 13. The win ups the Maroons record to 7 and 7 overall and 4 and 4 in the ODAC.

ACC


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-3)
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


Last night's action in the A-C-C featured Maryland and Georgia Tech in Atlanta.
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Terrance Morris moves behind the line and hits the three pointer and the Terps led the Yellow Jackets 13 to 7.
Then with more than half the period remaining the Terps throw the alley oop to Lorin Profit.
The Yellow Jackets' Dion SUPER=33-Maryland/70/Georgia Tech/67/;Glover

moves the ball up the court and throws the no look pass to Matt Harpring, but Maryland goes on to win the game 70 to 67.
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Panthers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-5
GRAPHIC=Panthers Logo


The Carolina Panthers have decided to not pay Kerry Collins a six million Dollar bonus which was needed to extend his contract three more years.
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The club said it plans to extend an offer to Collins which would allow him to play next season as a restricted Free agent.
Collins suffered a broken jaw and had a Rocky season in 19-97.
Collins was the Panthers first ever draft pick in 19-95.
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Promo


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


This weekend, don't forget to wake up with News 7. take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC
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Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden will be here from 8 to 9 with News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning.
From 8 to 9, they'll have the latest news, weather and sports.
In Eye on Virginia, Kelly Zuber will look into local fire and rescue squads and their recruiting challenge.
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Swans


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


The twelve days of Christmas may be over, but in Missouri, the swans were still swimming...
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five of them to be exact.
The swans were spotted huddled together in icy water of an industrial park, in jeopardy of starving to death.
Rescuers managed to get the birds off the pond and into their nets... with one notable exception who made for the parking lot, but even he was caught with little trouble.
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