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Clinton

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


The attorney for former White House intern Monica Lewinsky believes she may be indicted in the Whitewater criminal investigation.
Prosecutors are trying to find out if President Clinton urged her to lie under oath about their alleged relationship.
For more on the story, let's go to Jonathan Freed. ***take from NEWSPATH****
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(( You could say that the big news in Washington this morning was what didn't happen...Monica Lewinsky did not deliver her scheduled pre-trial deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.
When Lewinsky was 21 years-old, and working as a White House intern, she's alleged to have had an affair with the President. And Bill Clinton is alleged to have instructed her to cover it up.
While the President dealt with a scheduled cabinet meeting...lawyers for Paula Jones were dealing with the media...their first formal public performance since the Lewinsky controversy broke wide open on Wednesday.

(SOT, DON CAMPBELL/JONES' ATTORNEY): PAULA FEELS THAT MONICA IS A VICTIM, LIKE

PAULA IS...AND THAT HER HEART GOES OUT TO ALL VICTIMS.
Meanwhile, the President's lawyer was taking shots at Jones' attorneys...criticizing them for grandstanding in the case...claiming they've been legally flirting with the judge's gag order...by allegedly revealing things like where the Lewinsky deposition was supposed to take place.

(SOT, BOB BENNETT/CLINTON ATTORNEY): I THINK THEY REALLY FEEL THE PRICE THEY

PAY IS NOTHING, THE WORST THAT CAN HAPPEN IS THE JUDGE FINES YOU SOMETHING, IN THE END THEY PROBABLY THINK IT'S WORTH IT.
Overnight, tension appeared to be running higher at the White House...with some reports of raised voices in heated debate. ))

E-Falwell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=Falwell


A local figure is speaking out about how President Clinton got into this situation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Reverend Jerry Falwell yesterday told supporters at an anti-abortion rally that he believes Clinton is being punished for his support of abortion rights.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: I COULD NOT HELP BUT WONDER, IF IN THE CASE OF A PRESIDENT WHO NOT ONLY ENDORSES ABORTION BUT EVEN PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION.. INFANTICIDE, IF MAYBE GOD DOESN'T HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR, SAYING ON THIS 25TH ANNIVERSARY `YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT'.))
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VO-NAT


Falwell spoke out yesterday at a demonstration on the 25th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade decision legalizing abortion.
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State-Budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=va seal


The ballooning cost of cutting the car tax in Virginia will have its impact on our region.
Governor Jim Gilmore is expected to release his plan later this hour at a cost of almost twice what he campaigned on.
News 7 has learned the cost means cuts to two projects in our region.
Gilmore's amendments will take away the ten million dollars for construction of the new Virginia Museum of Natural History Building in Martinsville- leaving only about a half million in planning and design money.
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VO-NAT
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The Governor is also cutting money George Allen set aside for the proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center.
Allen had budgeted nine million dollars, Gilmore cuts that to less than five and a half million over two years.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


We'll have all the details on News 7 at five and six tonight.

Cruz


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The government paid Javier Cruz more than 347-thousand dollars in living expenses while the Columbian drug trafficker worked as a D-E-A informant.
D-E-A supervisor Don Lincoln insists that's NOT a lot of money when you consider the fact that Cruz had 18 employees at the import-export business he set up in Columbia and had a lot of "operational expenses."
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VO-NAT
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The government says Cruz used his wife's considerable fortune to buy a home and a night-club in Roanoke County.
The 347-thousand dollar figure came out in court yesterday during a hearing for Earl Frith.
The Floyd County real estate broker was charged with money-laundering in 19-91.
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((IT'LL NEVER GO AWAY. I'VE PAID MY DUES... SEVEN OR EIGHT YEARS IN OBSCURITY, TRYING TO OPERATE A BUSINESS WITH BOTH HANDS TIED.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Frith maintains he never knew the feds had linked him with Cruz- -because the indictment remained under seal for six years.
Frith says somebody knew... pointing out that he was turned down for bank loans and denied membership in professional trade associations.

E-Giles-Supervisor


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales

*****ANCHOR TAG***
Some of the mystery and confusion has been dispelled after a judge unsealed the grand jury indictment that named a Giles County supervisor.
The allegations revolve around an illegally taped phone conversation in which the callers discuss an alleged extramarital affair involving supervisor Bobby Williams.
According to court documents-- Williams is NOT accused of taping the conversation.
As Teresa Hamilton reports--- Williams allegedly played the tape for someone

else-- which is considered a felony.
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((
The documents were sealed last week after a special prosecutor asked that those named in the indictment be served before the paperwork was unsealed.
You may remember-- that was the day--Williams attempted suicide-- after learning of the grand jury indictment.
Three others were also charged in connection with the alleged crime.
They are Kim Lavender Frazier, Herman Willie Dent, Junior. And---Derrick

Gavin Ratcliffe.
At the time of the indictment--the Board of Supervisors-- declined comment.
But members have now released a statement-- saying the board asked for Williams to resign just days BEFORE the indictment.
Williams did NOT step down. take su--
Sources say the board asked for the resignation following a recent public dispute between Williams and Giles County's Superintendent of schools.
At this time-- Williams is still a supervisor but his whereabouts are still a mystery. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


If convicted-- Williams faces a fine and up to five years in prison.

Unabomber


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=kaczynski, Ted


With the phrase, "Guilty, your honor", Ted Kaczynski confessed to being the long sought- after Unabomber.
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VO-NAT


Kaczynski pleaded guilty yesterday to 13 federal charges covering five bombings.
He made the statement shortly after the judge ruled he could NOT represent himself.
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The plea agreement spares Kaczynski the death penalty.
Instead, he'll receive a sentence of life in prison, WITHOUT parole.
He'll be sentenced May 15th.
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Iran-Protest


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


Anti- American demonstrations are erupting in Iran.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tehran, Iran;


Thousands of Iranians rallied in the capital today, burning U-S flags and chanting anti- American slogans.
At the same time, Iranian president Mohamed Khatami attended Friday prayers and greeted the protestors.
The leader has been under pressure to take a harder line against the U-S--
Many of the demonstrators fear Iran is moving too close to normalizing relations with the U-S.
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E-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


Outgoing Bedford County School Superintendent John Kent is well into his retirement, but thanks to an agreement reached by the school board, he'll be able to enjoy it a little more.
Stacey Martin has the story of the confusion surrounding the deal and the final decision.
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(( Superintendent John Kent's last day is June 30th and he's said he's due 210 thousand dollars as part of his retirement package.
But, while he has original documentation to back it up, no one on the current board could say the same initially.
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((TIM DAILEY/PARENT: MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE WAY GOVERNMENT WORKS IS IT'S VERY RARE THAT ONE PERSON WOULD TAKE AUTHORITY IN DECIDING SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT IT WOULD HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY THE ENTIRE BOARD.))
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The Bedford County School board tried to come up with a final figure at their meeting with concerned parents and teachers.
Some blame the problem on the former school board.
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((BETH GROOVER/FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA PRES.: IT SEEMS AS THOUGH AT TIMES THEY MADE RASH DECISIONS AND BECAUSE OF THAT THINGS FELL THROUGH THE CRACKS AND TRUST DIDN'T GO VERY FAR WITH ANY OF THOSE FOLKS.))
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But, board members had little opposition to Kent's figures, and even added 10 thousand dollars for insurance coverage.
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((SHIRLEY MCCABE/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL BOARD: WE'RE JUST PAYING TO HIM HIS ONE YEAR CONTRACT WHICH HE HAD THAT WAS GIVEN HIM BACK IN 1995. SO, HE HAD ONE YEAR LEFT ON THAT CONTRACT AND THAT'S ALL WE'RE BUYING IS THE ONE YEAR HE HAD LEFT ON HIS ORIGINAL CONTRACT.))
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((STACEY MARTIN REPORTING: SUPERINTENDENT KENT WILL GET A RETIREMENT PACKAGE WORTH A TOTAL OF 255 THOUSAND DOLLARS. AND, WITH THAT SITUATION BEHIND THEM, BOARD MEMBERS SAY THEY'RE NOW READY TO TAKE ON OTHER EDUCATIONAL MATTERS.))
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Derailment


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=train derailment


A five- car derailment at Norfolk Southern's Roanoke terminal caused over 35- thousand dollars worth of damage.
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VO-NAT
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A total of eight cars were involved in the incident just off 12th street.
The early morning mishap caused no injuries or evacuations.
Norfolk Southern officials hope to have the track repaired by late this afternoon.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The exact cause of the derailment is still under investigation.

E-Assessments


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


The population of Botetourt County has gone up and so have its property values, in some cases DOUBLING the assessed values of homes.
Tina Tenret says some current residents are upset with their tax bills.
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SUPER=01-Gerald Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; :42
SUPER=01-Warren Plaster/Botetourt Co. Resident; :57
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(( Assessments are out in Botetourt County -- and houses are worth an average 39-percent more than they were five years ago.
Some houses have even doubled in value.
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((DON THOMAS/APPRAISER: THAT MEANS, IF A TRACT OF LAND, 20 ACRES OF LAND, PREVIOUSLY WAS ASSESSED AT $40,000, NOW THE ASSESSMENT MAY BE $80,000.))
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Demand is driving prices up -- it seems everyone wants to live here. take su
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT PLANNING COMMISSION, TWO THIRDS OF ALL THE GROWTH IN THIS REGION IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY. IN FACT, PLANNERS SAY, TWO YEARS FROM NOW 20 PERCENT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THIS COUNTY.))
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New houses are cropping up where there used to be only farmland.
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((GERALD BURGESS/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: ROANOKE COUNTY AND CITY ARE RUNNING OUT OF LAND FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS SO MANY OF THE DEVELOPERS ARE MOVING OUT HERE TO PLACE THEIR NEW PROJECTS.))
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But residents are appealing the assessments, saying these figures are inflated and they don't want to pay more taxes.
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((WARREN PLASTER/RESIDENT: I HAVE 11 ACRES OF LAND AND I THINK THEY ASSESSED IT AT MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT IT WAS SIX YEARS AGO AND BEING 38 YEARS IN ARCHITECTURE WORK, I DON'T THINK NO ONE COULD DO ANYTHING WITH THE LAND BACK OF MY HOUSE, AND IT'S JUST TOO MUCH.))
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Residents can appeal their assessments this week and next -- in the meantime, the race is on to snatch up what rural land is left.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))

S-United-Way


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=United Way


United Way of the Roanoke Valley closed its 19-97 campaign with a bang.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.


At the annual banquet, officials announced the agency met its goal of raising six million dollars.
That's a four- and- a- half- percent increase over the previous year.
Three companies got awards for increasing their level of giving: Innotech, John W. Hancock, Jr., and Norfolk Southern.
Two others were named for having the best first-time campaigns: Levy Home Entertainment of Salem and First Citizen's Bank and Trust.
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Endeavor


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


The skies cleared the way for the picture perfect launch of space shuttle Endeavour.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;


Seven astronauts are on board.
The nine- day shuttle mission will include a docking with the Russian space station Mir.
46- year- old crewman Andrew Thomas will replace David Wolf, who's spent the past four months aboard Mir.
Among those watching Endeavor's launch was newly re- named astronaut John Glenn, who will head into orbit on his own shuttle flight this Fall.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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E-Precision-Fabrics


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssa
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


A drop-off in the demand for outerwear fabric is being blamed for layoffs at a Roanoke valley company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/File Tape;


PRECISION Fabrics in Vinton will layoff 75 people by the end of the month.
Plant manager (Alley) Ali Khan says one department will cut back its operating schedule from seven to five days a week.
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Tech


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


The Virginia Tech Hokies fell to 23rd ranked Rhode Island 73-to-66 in a game that was nearly as close throughout.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kingston, RI/Sportschannel; :00


Russ Wheeler takes the nice entry pass from Rolan Roberts early as the Hokies jump in front 8-to-2.
But turnovers would plague Tech in the first half.
The Rams lead 39-to-25 at halftime.
The Hokies treid for a comeback as Roberts gets the hoop and the harm.
But Rhode Island would lead by 20 at one point thanks to shots like this
SUPER=33-Va. Tech/66/Rhode Island/73;

freaky bank shot from out front.
Rhode Island knocks off Tech 73-to-66.
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Liberty


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


The Liberty Flames hosted the Retrievers of Maryland Baltimore County.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Fox Sports South;


It looked like the Flames hopes of victory were up in smoke late in the game when senior Eric Sorensen got caught in midair and came down on the top of his head on the court.
He had to leave the game with a gash in his head and few expected him to come back.
But with just over a minute play, Sorensen returned.
And watch what he does. With Liberty up by 2 with time running out.
Sorensen rejects Terrence Ward's SUPER=33-UMBC/55/Liberty/57;

attempt to tie the game and send it to overtime. Liberty wins a wild one 57-to-55.
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ODAC


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-1)
GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO


On the other side of Lynchburg, The Hornets of Lynchburg College and Royals of Eastern Mennonite hooked up in their first ODAC meeting of the year.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Royals vs Hornets;


Lynchburg would score the first 7 points of the game-- Glasgow's Rodney Early hits the the three pointer.
The Hornets' Chris Whelan then hits back to back layups and the Royals fell behind by 9.
SUPER=33-E. Mennonite/83/Lynchburg/80;


The Royals would cut the lead to 7 points before the half and Eastern Mennonite rallies to win the game 83 to 80.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=odac


Lynchburg falls to 5-and-8 overall, while E-M-U improves to 10-and-3 overall.

Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S8-1)
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets were back in the hive to host Houston.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/NBA; :00


Kevin Willis hits the jump hook in the lane in the third quarter to get the Rockets within five of the Hornets.
But Charlotte without Phills, Curry SUPER=32-Houston/86/Charlotte/93;

or Divac get this jumper from J.R. Reid as they manage to get a huge win at home winning it 93-to-86.
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CHEESE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of extra)
GRAPHIC=sports generic
And there's some news about some (----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA; :00

people who have nothing better to do with their time than get a big old piece of Kraft cheese and start carving it.
Only these folks aren;t eating the stuff they are sculpting it.
Check out the replica in Colby of the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Please refrigerate after viewing.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Monoon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Now I know, Patrick, you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, but even if you're not-- an excursion to Rebec Vineyards in Amherst County may be just the right outing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


For a decade now, the winery has sat on this former site of a 250- year- old tobacco barn.
It all began for Richard Hanson as a "retirement project."
His vintage stock has grown from 200 gallons to two- THOUSAND-- but it's still one of the smallest wineries in the state.
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((RICHARD HANSON/REBEC VINEYARDS OWNER: THE BULK OF OUR WINE IS SOLD RIGHT HERE. WE GO TO A FEW FESTIVALS AND WE HAVE OUR OWN BIG FESTIVAL RIGHT HERE. AND WE NEED TO MAKE MORE WINE, THAT'S OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM.))
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TAKE Promo FULL SCREEN
You can come along for an entire tour of the winery in this week's "Time Off" segment.
And you'll find that by waking up tomorrow with News 7 Saturday Morning at 8 A-M with Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden.
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Olympic-Torch


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Olympics, Nagano


And finally this afternoon-- The flaming Olympic Torch is on the last stage of its long journey toward the Olympic village in Nah-gano.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan;


A Japanese actress kicked of the last of the three torch relay courses in Nagano this morning.
The flame was separated into three parts in Tokyo--
It'll be put back together in Nagano on February sixth, the opening of the Winter Games. (----------------)