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7General-Assembly


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In Richmond it's filing day.
Today is the deadline for filing bills at the 19-98 legislative session -- and the people who have to compose those bills spent much of the weekend filling more than 35-hundred drafting requests from legislators.
One official says about 27-hundred bills could be tossed into the hopper by the close of business today.

7E-Abed


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The trial of the alleged Abed crime family enters its third week today.
And, with damaging witnesses coming forward one by one, it seems the prosecution is showing no signs of letting up.
Keith Humphry takes a look at what's ahead.
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IN Q=Restaurateur Robert Khatib
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SUPER=10-Robert Khatib/Potential Witness/March 1997; :18
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NAT SOT


((Restaurateur Robert Khatib will get to tell his story about how his cousin Abed Jamil AbdelJalil spent years trying to sabotage his business... even had flyers distributed claiming Khatib was a terrorist.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:52:45
IN Q=Did you ever

((Did you ever have any dealings with him? NO I HAVE NEVER HAD A DEAL WITH HIM. BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE HAD A DEAL WITH ME. YOU HAVE TO ASK HIM THAT... IF HE HAVE ANY BEEF WITH ME. I NEVER HAVE ANY BEEF WITH HIM.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=beef with him.


The government's principal witness testified last week that AbdelJalil wanted him to put rat poison in the food buffet at Khatib's Brown Derby restaurant.
Mario Ottallah says AbdelJalil gave him a enough poison to "kill a camel." "We're going to close the place," Ottallah quoted AbdelJalil as saying.
The defense intends to put on evidence that Khatib has a penchant for setting fires himself, though he told the Grand Jury investigating the Abeds that he'd never been convicted of arson.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 at the federal courthouse in Roanoke.))

7Volvo


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Truck drivers on the road yesterday didn't have to miss the Superbowl. The Wytheville "Flying-J" truckstop was one of 40-sites around the country where Volvo hosted a Superbowl party for truckers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The company used the game, one of the world's most watched events, as a time to recognize safe truck drivers while unveiling its newest truck.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:38:50
IN Q=SO VOLVO DECIDED

((BLAKE; SO VOLVO DECIDED TO USE THAT AS A MEDIUM TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE TRUCKS AND TO LET OTHER TRUCK MANUFACTURERS AND ALL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE HERE TO STAY AND ARE HERE TO WIN IN THE TRUCK BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Neil Blake/Fulton Trucks;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=TRUCK BUSINESS.
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VO-NAT


This is the first year Volvo's truck industry has advertised during the big game.
A watch and win sweepstakes was part of the campaign and the winner will get a 120-thousand dollar customized version of the company's newest truck.
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7UVA-Alcohol


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School officials at the University of Virginia are saying alcohol is the school's top public health hazard.
U-V-A officials say each year, several students die because of excessive drinking.
The Board of Visitors is considering banning alcohol at tailgate parties before football games.
One official points to the amount of alcohol students are consuming, rather than the number of students drinking.

7Weather


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We'll start the week off with a partly sunny day, with highs in the low to mid 40s.
Rain will enter the forecast again by tonight though, with lows in the lower 30s.
Some of the precipitation could be frozen overnight and as you wake up tomrrow morning.
Meantime, the rest of the week....
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7BIRTHDAYS!1/27/98
Tuesday:

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SUPER=130-50/Anita Jones/Wirtz;



SUPER=130-35/Gary Sweeney/Vinton;



SUPER=130-2/Lacey Guilliams/Ferrum;



SUPER=130-13/Nathan Keith/Salem;



SUPER=130-9/Bradley Orren/Radford;



SUPER=130-20/Latasha Suggs/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Todd Harris/Boone Mill;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-21/Chris Patrick/Shawsville;

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45Student-Zones


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Transporting students back and forth to school safely is becoming an even BIGGER priority for Roanoke's school system and police department.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


School bus drivers and others call for help when motoists speed through school zones-- especially when the warning lights are on.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-04:37:26
SOT-03:30:29
IN Q=THEY'RE REPORTING

((RUNYON; THEY'RE REPORTING MECHANISM TO THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION CAN REPORT THAT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ASK FOR THEIR EXTRA ASSISTANCE IN THE USE OF "RADAR GUNS" IN MONITORING THE TRAFFIC FLOW AND ENFORCING.)) ((LT. R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; WE'LL GO OUT AND WILL SEND A RADAR CAR SPECIFICALLY OUT THERE AT A SPECIFIC TIME BASED ON THE COMPLAINTS WE'RE GETTING AND SEE IF IT'S REAL OR PERCEIVED AND ENFORCE WHAT'S THERE.))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
SUPER=01-Lt. R.A. Bower/Roanoke City Police;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=WHAT'S THERE.
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VO-NAT


The maximum fine for speeding through a school zone is 250- dollars.
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45UVA-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA


School officials say alcohol abuse has become the top health hazard at the University of Virginia.
U-V-A officials say each year, several students die because of excessive drinking.
The Board of Visitors is considering banning alcohol at tailgate parties before football games.
One official points to the amount of alcohol students are consuming, rather than the number of students drinking.

45General-Assembly


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=session 98


If you want to make a new state law, today is the deadline for filing bills for the 19-98 legislative session.
The people who compose those bills spent much of this weekend filing more than 35- hundred drafting requests from legislators.
One official says about 27-hundred bills could be tossed into the hopper by the close of business today.

45E-Southern-Pride


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=none


The Civil War era was remembered yesterday in Danville during the "Southern Heritage Preservation" parade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


About 50 participants were celebrating heroes and other stories of the South believed to be omitted in today's history books.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-13:45:25
SOT-13:46:22
IN Q=THEY TRYING

((WESLEY FEARS; THEY'RE TRYING TO DO AWAY WITH ALL THE HERITAGE STUFF LIKE THE FLAG AND THE MONUMENT AND STUFF LIKE THAT. WE JUST WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED AND NOT BE FORGOTTEN. BASICALLY IT'S ABOUT SOUTHERN PRIDE AND SOUTHERN HERITAGE. MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER PERSONALLY INVOLVED AND I'M JUST HERE TO PRESERVE MY HERITAGE AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I MEAN I GOT A LITTLE BOY AND THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS MISSING AND IT'S NOT BAD.))
SUPER=07-Wesley Fears;
SUPER=07-Brian Hobson;
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=IT'S NOT BAD.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday's parade was followed by a rally recognizing the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
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45Volvo


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Truck drivers got to pull their rigs off the road for a while yesterday to enjoy a Volvo- sponsored Super Bowl Party at the Wytheville "Flying- J" truckstop.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The company used the game, one of the world's most watched events, as a time to recognize safe truck drivers while unveiling its newest truck.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:38:50
IN Q=SO VOLVO DECIDED

((BLAKE; SO VOLVO DECIDED TO USE THAT AS A MEDIUM TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE TRUCKS AND TO LET OTHER TRUCK MANUFACTURERS AND ALL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE HERE TO STAY AND ARE HERE TO WIN IN THE TRUCK BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Neil Blake/Fulton Trucks;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=TRUCK BUSINESS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


This is the first year Volvo's truck industry has advertised during the big game.
A watch and win sweepstakes was part of the campaign and the winner will get a 120-thousand dollar customized version of the company's newest truck.
(----------------)



45weather


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Your back to work forecast is fairly mild today, with partly sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 40s.
Rain is possible by tonight, with some of it mixed with frozen precipitation.
Overnight lows will drop into the lower 30s.
Looking ahead at the four day forecast...
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8E-Abed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It's week three in the trial of an accused Roanoke crime family.
And, with damaging witnesses coming forward one by one, it seems the prosecution is showing no signs of letting up.
Keith Humphry tells us more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Restaurateur Robert Khatib
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year; :00
SUPER=10-Robert Khatib/Potential Witness/March, 1997; :18
SUPER=@keith1; :38
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=at the federal courthouse in Roanoke.



NAT SOT


((Restaurateur Robert Khatib will get to tell his story about how his cousin Abed Jamil AbdelJalil spent years trying to sabotage his business... even had flyers distributed claiming Khatib was a terrorist.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:52:45
IN Q=Did you ever

((Did you ever have any dealings with him? NO I HAVE NEVER HAD A DEAL WITH HIM. BUT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE HAD A DEAL WITH ME. YOU HAVE TO ASK HIM THAT... IF HE HAVE ANY BEEF WITH ME. I NEVER HAVE ANY BEEF WITH HIM.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=beef with him.


The government's principal witness testified last week that AbdelJalil wanted him to put rat poison in the food buffet at Khatib's Brown Derby restaurant.
Mario Ottallah says AbdelJalil gave him a enough poison to "kill a camel." "We're going to close the place," Ottallah quoted AbdelJalil as saying.
The defense intends to put on evidence that Khatib has a penchant for setting fires himself, though he told the Grand Jury investigating the Abeds that he'd never been convicted of arson.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 at the federal courthouse in Roanoke.))

8Student-Zones


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=NONE


Getting students to school and back safely is on the minds of Roanoke city school administrators and the police department.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


School bus drivers and others call for help when motorists speed through school zones-- especially when the warning lights are on.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-04:37:26
SOT-03:30:29
IN Q=THEY'RE REPORTING

((RUNYON; THEY'RE REPORTING MECHANISM TO THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION CAN REPORT THAT TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ASK FOR THEIR EXTRA ASSISTANCE IN THE USE OF "RADAR GUNS" IN MONITORING THE TRAFFIC FLOW AND ENFORCING.)) ((LT. R.A. BOWER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; WE'LL GO OUT AND WILL SEND A RADAR CAR SPECIFICALLY OUT THERE AT A SPECIFIC TIME BASED ON THE COMPLAINTS WE'RE GETTING AND SEE IF IT'S REAL OR PERCEIVED AND ENFORCE WHAT'S THERE.))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
SUPER=01-Lt. R.A. Bower/Roanoke City Police;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=WHAT'S THERE.
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VO-NAT


The maximum fine for speeding through a school zone is 250- dollars.
(----------------)



8UVA-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA


The abuse of alcohol ranks as the University of Virginia's top public health problem, according to school officials.
University officials say each year, several students die because of excessive drinking.
The Board of Visitors is considering banning alcohol at tailgate parties before football games.
One official points to the amount of alcohol students are consuming, rather than the number of students drinking.

8Volvo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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TAPE#5-97-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


A truckstop in Wytheville gave truckers travelling I-81 a place to stop and enjoy the Superbowl at a party hosted by Volvo.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The company used the game, one of the world's most watched events, as a time to recognize safe truck drivers while unveiling its newest truck.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:38:50
IN Q=SO VOLVO DECIDED

((BLAKE; SO VOLVO DECIDED TO USE THAT AS A MEDIUM TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE TRUCKS AND TO LET OTHER TRUCK MANUFACTURERS AND ALL OTHER PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE HERE TO STAY AND ARE HERE TO WIN IN THE TRUCK BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Neil Blake/Fulton Trucks;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=TRUCK BUSINESS.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


This is the first year Volvo's truck industry has advertised during the big game.
A watch and win sweepstakes was part of the campaign and the winner will get a 120-thousand dollar customized version of the company's newest truck.
(----------------)



8weather


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Taking a break from the news, we're looking at a partly sunny forecast.
Highs in the low to mid 40s.
Tonight, we could see some rain developing, some of it could be mixed with wintry precipitation.
Overnight lows falling into the lower 30s.
The extended outlook...
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