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Clinton

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
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Once again, President Clinton is denying his alleged affair with a former White House intern.
He took a moment to comment on the allegations during a news conference earlier this morning.
For more on today's developments, we go to Jonathan Freed. ***take from NEWSPATH****
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((LOCATOR: THE WHITE HOUSE
SOUND-UP: CLINTON TAKING PODIUM AT WHITE HOUSE.
The President has not said a public word about the controversy since late last week.
But this morning, at a White House event on the subject of education and child care...a misty eyed Bill Clinton shifted gears and attacked the allegations head on.

(SOT, PRESIDENT CLINTON): I WANT TO SAY ONE THING TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...I

WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO ME...I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN...MS. LEWINSKY...I NEVER TOLD ANYBODY TO LIE...NOT A SINGLE TIME, NEVER...THESE ALLEGATIONS ARE FALSE...AND I NEED TO GO BACK TO WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
It seemed unequivocal.
And all of this set against the looming political backdrop of tomorrow's State of the Union address...and whether or not it will be overshadowed by the allegations that Clinton had an affair with former White House intern, Monica Lewinsky...and told her to cover it up.
A federal grand jury is expected to begin hearing testimony on all this tomorrow. As of this morning, Lewinsky had yet to cut a deal with independent counsel, Kenneth Starr...for immunity from prosecution.
BITE 09:01 (WILLIAM GINSBURG/LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY): HE KNOWS THAT I WANT ESSENTIALLY FULL IMMUNITY...HE KNOWS THAT I WANT AND WILL ACCEPT NOTHING LESS THAN A PROMISE NOT TO PROSECUTE.
Lewinsky has already sworn an affidavit in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case...denying a sexual relationship with the President...but her lawyer's been suggesting that her story could change.

(JONATHAN FREED STANDUP CLOSE): THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING AIM AT THE

INDEPENDENT COUNSEL...ACCUSING KENNETH STARR'S OFFICE OF ORCHESTRATING A LOT OF THE LEAKS TO THE MEDIA...INSISTING THAT IT'S A VIOLATION OF THE LAW. J-F...WASHINGTON.))

Iraq


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
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Iraq is reacting to reports that the U-S may be planning a military showdown.
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The ruling party's newspaper says Baghdad is mobilizing millions of Iraqis in preparation for a possible military confrontation with the U-S.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Over the weekend, Washington aides said the Clinton adminstration was considering action to try to force Iraq to allow weapons inspections.
Meanwhile, Iraqi papers stated President Clinton would attack their country in order to divert attention from the allegations against him.

E-Robb


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-89
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Back in Washington,
Legislators are preparing to deal with a surplus and funding requests are already rolling in.
Senator Chuck Robb is advising against extra spending.
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Robb was in Roanoke last week to meet with members of the Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He said the increase in revenues will bring the federal budget into balance during the next ten years.
But with a national debt still exceeding five TRILLION dollars, Robb said reducing that debt should be the number one priority.
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((SEN. CHUCK ROBB/D- VIRGINIA: I WOULD URGE YOU NOT TO GET TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH THE PROSPECT FOR A LOT OF ADDITIONAL SPENDING OR FOR THAT MATTER TAX CUTS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. I AM GOING TO BE RESISTANT TO THOSE. I WILL BE RESISTANT TO MOST OF THE SPENDING PROPOSALS THAT WILL BE ON THE TABLE. I WILL BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF HANGING ON, FIRST OF ALL TO SEE IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE KIND OF MONEY THAT WE'RE PROJECTING AND SECONDLY USE IT TO PAY DOWN THE DEBT IF WE CAN EVER GET TO THAT PARTICULAR POINT.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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Robb admits that will be "an intensely unpopular approach," but he says a federal spending spree will only add to the nation's economic troubles.

Pope


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


After nearly a week in Cuba, Pope John Paul, the Second is back in Rome.
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The plane carrying the 77- year- old Pontiff touched down this morning at Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport.
Before he left Cuba, the Pope encouraged residents to build their future with faith, hope, and love.
Cuban President Fidel Castro told the Pope he respected his views, but didn't say whether the Pope's visit would change the way he runs the country.
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Not-a-bomb


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#98-8
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Tight security at the Poff Federal Building was evident this morning when an abandoned duffel bag became the center of attention.
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The bag was discovered next to a driveway near the building parking lot.
With the Abed trial in its third week, and four defendants in the Javier Cruz case going to court today, U.S. Marshals took no chances.
They blocked off the road and called in a State Police bomb technician.
After careful examination and several x-rays, officials decided it was safe to cut the bag open.
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((GUS NECESSARY/STATE POLICE BOMB TECHNICIAN; JUST A BAG OF CLOTHING, THERE WERE ZIPPERS AND SNAPS THAT SHOWED UP ON THE X-RAY. INSIDE WERE JUST PANTS, SHIRT, UNDERWEAR, GLOVES, THINGS OF THAT SORT.))
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Necessary says there was nothing inside that indicated who the bag belonged to.
It was turned over to Roanoke Police.
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General-Assembly


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


Time is running out in Richmond.
Today is the filing deadline for bills for the 19-98 legislative session -- And the people who write them 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.

Hager-Aide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
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The first hint of scandal for the still young Gilmore administration.
An unpaid aide to Lieutenant Governor John Hager has been charged with indecent exposure.
Ryan Phillips of Oakton was arrested in Richmond late Thursday night.
Richmond police had NO further details.

Goodyear


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Union workers at Goodyear's Danville plant are moving closer to a seven-day work schedule.
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Members of Local 8-31 are voting today on a new shift schedule they'll work once the plant moves to continuous operations.
Workers today are being asked to narrow three proposed schedules down to two.
And they'll vote again Wednesday.. to make their final decision.
Most union members say they like the idea of a 12-hour shift.. which would give them two Sundays off a month.
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((JEFF YERBROUGH/UNION WORKER: FOR ME, THE 12-HOUR SCHEDULE. I LIKE THE TIME OFF FOR MY FAMILY.. AND UH.. DO A LITTLE SOMETHING ON THE SIDE. THE WAY WE'VE BEEN WORKING 6-AND-7 DAYS EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN OUT HERE.. THE MONEY'S NICE BUT IF IT'S GONE YOU MIGHT AS WELL GO FOR THE TIME NOW IS THE WAY I LOOK AT IT.))
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Union members will cast their ballots until 5:30 tonight.
Results will be announced around seven.
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E-School-Safety


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-7
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Traveling to and from school is not as safe as it used to be.
Complaints of drivers speeding through school zones are up.
David Johnson reports.
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((Over the last two years, there have been more than a dozen accidents and incidents involving Roanoke city school buses.
The school administration has taken measures to reduce the risk of students being injured on their way to and from school-- starting with preparing bus drivers.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; THERE ARE THE EXPECTATIONS TO THE STUDENTS AND THEN ASKING PARENTS TO TEAM WITH US AS WELL IN TERMS OF ENFORCING AND UNDERSTANDING APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR GETTING ON THE BUS AND WHILE THEY'RE ON THE BUS.))
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But what about speeding motorists going through school safety zones.
There are 48 such designated areas with warning lights-- 18 of which are monitored by cross guards.
So what about violators in the other areas.
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((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.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((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.))
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Law enforcement officials say they treat speeding motorists the same-- regardless.
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((OFFICER CHARLIE HURD/ROANOKE CITY POLICE; THE LEVEL OF TOLERANCE DOESN'T CHANGE FROM A SCHOOL ZONE TO A NON-SCHOOL ZONE. THE SPEED LIMIT IS WHAT CHANGES.))
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(( THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR SPEEDING THROUGH A SCHOOL ZONE HAS INCREASED TO 250- DOLLARS.
HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE A DETERRANT AGAINST MOTORISTS WHO MAYBE WILLING TO RISK A CHILD'S LIFE IN ORDER TO GET WHERE EVER THEY ARE GOING JUST A LITTLE FASTER.
DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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Southern-Pride


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#5-97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


A "Southern Heritage Preservation" parade was held yesterday in Danville.
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The occasion marked the birthdays of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
Some participants say they want to keep the south's side of the civil war alive.
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((JAMES CAMPBELL/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS; A LOT OF POLITICAL CORRECT ATMOSPHERE TODAY IS IMPINGING UPON THEIR INTEGRITY AND I WANT TO KEE THE RECORD STRAIGHT AS TO WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.))
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Some claimed today's history books omit some or all there is to tell about confederate heroes and other parts of the south.
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Volvo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#5-97-54
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Wytheville truck stop hosted a Superbowl party for truck drivers, thanks to Volvo.
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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.
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((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.))
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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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UVA-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
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Alcohol at University of Virginia---


That's what school officials point to as 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.

E-Math-Emporium


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=98-3
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia Tech is showing off its new high-tech teaching tool.
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Last fall--the school renovated the former "Roses" store at the University mall into what's now known as the "Math Emporium".
It's an innovative way to teach math to undergraduates.
Students enrolled in the course don't follow the lead of an instructor.
Instead-- they learn, to complete practice problems and take tests at a self-paced rate by computer.
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((CHRISTOPHER BEATTIE/ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF MATHEMATICS:A PROBLEM....NEEDS ANY HELP. PEGGY MESZAROS/VT VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST:IT'S PREMATURE....SUCCESSFUL DIRECTION. ))
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The students use locally developed software and course materials.
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Queen-Mother


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
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Palace officials say Britain's Queen Mother is in the hospital after breaking her hip.
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The 97- year- old apparently injured herself at the royal residence.
She was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, before being transferred to another hospital in London.
The Queen Mother broke her LEFT hip.
She underwent replacement surgery on her RIGHT hip in November of 19-95.
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Compaq


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


One of the largest acquisitions EVER in the computer industry is under way.
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Compaq is buying Digital Equipment for nine- point- six BILLION dollars in cash and stock.
The purchase will create the world's second- largest computing company.
The deal will make Digital a subsidiary of Compaq.
It's still subject to approval by shareholders and government regulators.
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Super-Bowl


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net (edit of fb97-3)
GRAPHIC=SuperBowl


The Denver Broncos take home the 19-98 Super Bowl title.
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Most figured the rout was on for the Pack and NFC.
But behind the running of Terrell Davis the Broncos came back. His one yard dash made it 7-all after a quarter.
The Broncos kept the pressure on with a John Elway T-D and a field goal from Jason Elam.
But Brett Favre capped a 95 yard drive with this TD pass to Mark Chmura to cut the Denver lead to 17-to-14 at halftime.
Davis got another one yard TD in third while Green Bay got a field goal.
But the Pack came back again.. Freeman catches his second T-D to tie it at 24.
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Davis becomes the first man in super bowl history to rush for three T-D's in one game as he gets the game winner.
He finishes with 157 yards as Denver wins the Bowl 31-to-24.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
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Denver-Fans


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Super Bowl


The football field wasn't the ONLY place for rowdiness last night--
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Denver Bronco fans took to the streets in celebration.
At first, it was fairly peaceful.
But then, the partying got out of hand.
Some fans started bonfires, broke windows, and turned over cars.
Police had to use tear gas to break up the crowd.
Dozens were injured.
At least 20 people were arrested.
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Jazz


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-2)
GRAPHIC=NBA


In the N-B-A on Super Sunday, the Jazz beat the Bulls and became the first western conference team to top Chicago on its home floor since Michael Jordan came out of retirement in 19-95.
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Karl Malone threw in a game high 35 points.
Jordan scored 32. Look at the crossover dribble and the slam over seven footer Greg Ostertag.
But the Jazz beat the Bulls 101-to-94 to finish the first half of season with 28 wins.
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Tiger


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S8-4
GRAPHIC=PGA TOUR


The P-G-A Tour returns to Your Hometown station this weekend with the always entertaining Pebble Beach Pro Am featuring Tiger Woods.
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Yesterday Tiger pulled off his greatest pro comeback at the Johnnie Walker Classic in Thailand.
He came from eight shots down to beat Ernie Els. This birdie got him into a playoff.
And then on the second playoff hole this birdie gave him the win.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
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Don't forget to tune in to News 7 Saturday Morning with Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden from 8 to 9.
This week Andrew will head out to the home of a Salem woman, who will teach us to make her Hummingbird Cake with cream cheese frosting.
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Kicker


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


How's the water?
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In northern Michigan, it seems it can't be cold enough. Crowds turned out yesterday to watch nearly 200 people realize their frigid dreams of polar-bear dipping in Hotun Lake.
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((OH THAT WAS SO NEAT. I CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE IT!))
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And no, it's not over in a flash. The dippers had to stand outside for a few minutes before jumping into the water to reduce the shock to their bodies.
Dippers of all ages took the plunge, including a 70- year- old woman who (----------------) returns to the icy lake every year. Others froze for the first-time.