12:00-01

Henson

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-97)
GRAPHIC=Henson


School administrators are having their say after former E.C. Glass Head Football Coach Bo Henson spoke out against the school earlier this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


Bo Henson coached the Hilltoppers for 19 seasons before being relieved of his duties.
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SOT
IN Q=The only reason given

((BO HENSON/E.C. GLASS FOOTBALL COACH: THE ONLY REASON GIVEN IS I WANT THE PROGRAM TO GO IN A NEW DIRECTION. FOOTBALL PLAYERS FATHERING BABIES. WE NEED MORE WHITES ON THE TEAM. WE NEED MORE WHITES IN THE STANDS.))
SUPER=10-Bo Henson/Former E.C. Glass Head Coach/Tuesday;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in the stands.
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VO-NAT


E.C. Glass Principal Susan Morrison says the school has felt the effects of Henson's statements, which she insists are untrue.
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SOT
IN Q=I had a student

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: I HAD A STUDENT WALK UP TO ME AND SAY MRS. MORRISON, ARE YOU A RACIST. AND I LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID TALK TO ME ABOUT MY INTERACTION WITH YOU OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS, TELL ME HOW WE TALK TO EACH OTHER AND WHAT WE TALK ABOUT AND HOW WE INTERACT AND THEN YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION. AND HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID THANK YOU AND WALKED AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=and walked away.
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VO-NAT


School officials said they hope the news conference will help put racial concerns behind them.
Henson remains on the staff as a social studies teacher, and officials say those responsibilities will remain the same.
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Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-80)
GRAPHIC=Cressell


Emmett Cressell Junior is accused of burning and beheading Garnett "G-P" Johnson last summer.
Witnesses say the crime was racially motivated.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


Attorneys have not yet decided if Cressell will take the stand next month.
The judge did agree to let Cressell face the jury in street clothes and conceal his security devices.
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3:11:23
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IN Q=we want

((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:WE WANT AN UNBIASED JURY POOL TO SEE MR. CRESSELL AS A HUMAN BEING AND GIVE HIM A FAIR TRIAL. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=fair trial.
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VO-NAT


The defense has asked the judge to limit the number of photos shown to the jury and to exclude portions of the autopsy.
The judge has NOT made a decision yet.
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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


There has been no comment yet from the White House, concerning today's statement from the woman who is at the center of the Monica Lewinsky episode.
Today former White House aid Linda Tripp, said she overheard an early morning phone conversation between Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton.
Drew Levinson reports.
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11:30-UPDATE WINDOW
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:32
RUNS=1:50
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Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=drug bust pot


Henry County Police seized a tractor trailer full of marijuana last week.
Thirteen bundles of the drugs were found, weighing more than 230 pounds.
Two truck drivers--
Thirty-five- year- old Clive Cunningham, and Kurt Goldsont, were charged with possession with the intent to distribute, and conspiracy to distribute.

A joint investigation involving the Sheriff's Office and the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration is under way.

E-Trigon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=Trigon


The word "Complicated" describes the last step in the ongoing health-care saga between Trigon and three area hospitals.
Lewis-Gale Medical Center in Salem announced it will remain a member of Trigon's Participating Hospital Agreement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


That is NOT the same as Trigon's Preferred Provider network.
Lewis-Gale and two other hospitals -- Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community -- will be dropped from that preferred network this Sunday. pre pro
But -- people on the Virginia state payroll will be able to use all three hospitals through June 30th this year. pre pro
And state employees will be able to keep using Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community until June of 19-99.
After that, all subscribers will have to use Carilion hospitals -- even if they don't live near one.
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SOT 13:06:18
IN Q=WHAT I'M

((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D)-BLACKSBURG: WHAT I'M CONCERNED WITH IS THE WAY THAT ALL THE HEALTH PLANS ARE SET UP NOW, IT SEEMS ABSURD TO ME THAT CONSTITUENTS NEED TO DRIVE BY ONE HOSPITAL TO BE SERVED BY ANOTHER HOSPITAL. ))
SUPER=@Shuler;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=another hospital
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Shuler and another local lawmaker, Salem's Morgan Griffith have introduced bills to let consumers pick the hospitals where they get treated.
Both bills face a tough road through the General Assembly.

Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 97-98)
GRAPHIC=Education


The idea of charter schools in Virginia could be getting a passing grade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount, NC/File Tape;


Charter school success stories in 16 states may have swayed the opinions of some members of the General Assembly.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A Senate committee that narrowly defeated charter schools last year gave the concept a 12 to 3 endorsement yesterday.
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SOT TAPE ONE 11:33:31
IN Q=I do no

((SEN. STANLEY WALKER: I DO NOT HAVE THE FEARS THAT I USED TO HAVE. THEY'VE PROVEN TO ME THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND TRY THIS OUT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Stanley Walker/(D) Norfolk; :08
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=this out.
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VO-NAT


The committee's turnaround is in part because five members toured some charter schools in Boston last year.
If a similar charter school bill gets out of the House Education Committee, the idea is likely to finally succeed in the full chambers.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Albright;


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright traveled to Spain today-- trying to work out a diplomatic solution to the Iraqi crisis-- but letting everyone know that's not the only option.
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SOT

11:03:29
IN Q=

(( ALBRIGHT:I HAVE SAID ALL ALONG THAT WE PREFER A DIPLOMATIC OPTION. HOWEVER, OUR PATIENCE IS RUNNING OUT, AND THAT THE DIPLOMATIC ROUTE IS AL BUT EXHAUSTED. SO AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, ALL OPTIONS ARE OPEN BUT WE PREFER A DIPLOMATIC ROUTE. ))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=diplomatic route.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madrid, Spain;


Albright encountered resistance from Russian officials who said their government continues to negotiate.
Albright's next stop is London, where the British stand behind the U-S. But she is likely to meet a lot of resistance when she goes on to the Middle East.
SUPER=03-Baghdad;

10:27:58
Meantime, in Baghdad today U-N workers were ordered to move out of their apartments and into Baghdad hotels.
It's been suggested the U-N fears a possible military strike by the United States wants staffers in one place.
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yeltsin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Yeltsin


Russian President Boris Yeltsin says he's ruled out running for a third term in 2000.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


He made the announcement today at an award ceremony in Moscow.
He also said he had decided on his successor, but that he had neither told the candidate nor decided when he would announce his choice publicly.
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E-Wu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


Students at Washington and Lee University got a taste of what it might be like to be a political prisoner in their own land.
Chinese dissident Harry Wu shared his story of what life is like in a Communist country.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The first time
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00
SUPER=01-Harry Wu/Chinese Dissident; :16
SUPER=01-J. T. Kriteser/Student; :47
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:10
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Lexington.

(( The first time Harry Wu stepped on a college campus and spoke his mind he was put in a Chinese labor camp for the next 19 years.
But, this time he was standing on safer ground at Washington and Lee University sharing his story with other college students.
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SOT 09.02.24 - 09.02.43 (tape #2)
IN Q=I am free

((HARRY WU/CHINESE DISSIDENT: I AM FREE AND LEAVE THE COMMUNIST CONTROL. BUT, IF I TURN MY BACK TO MY MOTHER LAND, TO THESE SUFFERING PEOPLE, I'M GUILTY. IF I KEEP SILENT I'M ALSO GUILTY.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=I'm also guilty.


Wu made three trips back to China since his release, exploiting the horrors of a Communist system he says is still growing strong.
His talk here was an effort to strengthen the concern among young Americans.
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SOT 09.12.53 - 09.13.15
IN Q=That really surprised

((J.T. KRITESER/STUDENT:THAT REALLY SURPRISED ME BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT I'VE LEARNED AND I'VE KNOWN IS THAT THINGS ARE OPENING UP IN CHINA AND PREMIER JUNG ZU MINH HAS KIND OF BEEN MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. WHAT HE SAID WAS TRUE, THEY'RE OPENING UP SO MUCH IN TERMS OF CAPITALIZATION, BUT IN A LOT OF WAYS THEY'RE REGRESSING IN TERMS OF HUMAN RIGHTS.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=of human rights.
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SOT 09.17.39 - 09.17.51
IN Q=But, Wu did

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT, WU DID HAVE SOME CRITICISMS FOR THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, POINTING OUT THAT WHILE THE UNITED STATES HAD AN EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA IT DIDN'T HAVE THE SAME TOUGH POLICY TOWARD CHINA. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=SM, News 7 Lexington.))


S-Lake-Marina


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake


Summer may be a long way off, but some Smith Mountain Lake residents are already worrying about the boat traffic.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Silence settles
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dick Hach/Resident; :18
SUPER=01-Mark DeTournillon/Marina Manager; :46
SUPER=@Tina1; 1:16
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=Franklin County;


((Silence settles over Smith Mountain Lake in the wintertime -- no boat ventures through this cove.
But ask Dick Hack about summers -- and he'll show you a different picture.
He's seen boat waves large enough to damage a dock -- or hurt a child.
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SOT 12:44:59
IN Q=If there's a kid

((DICK HACH/LAKE RESIDENT: IF THERE'S A KID...WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=got a problem


Boats motor through here to get gas from the marina -- where they must slow to idle speed in what's called a "no wake zone."
Hach and other residents want the same speed limit for the rest of the cove.
But marina managers say that would slow gas sales -- boaters might not travel the extra time to the marina.
And residents could no longer run motor-boats through the cove to ski -- or tube.
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SOT 14:12:50
IN Q=The recreational boater

((MARK DETOURNILLON/MARINA MANAGER: THE RECREATIONAL BOATER ... MORE TRAFFIC IN THE MAIN CHANNEL))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=main channel


Marina managers say making this a no-wake zone would set a dangerous precedent -- forcing boaters to dawdle through every cove.
But residents counter -- this is the only cove with a marina -- and the traffic that goes with it.
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IN Q=The lake's policy

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE LAKE'S POLICY ADVISORY BOARD WILL HAVE A SAY IN WHETHER THIS COVE CHANGES TO A NO-WAKE ZONE. BUT ULTIMATELY IT'S UP TO THE STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES. THE ENTIRE PROCESS COULD TAKE MONTHS. IN THE MEANTIME, THIS ISSUE IS CERTAINLY MAKING WAVES IN THE SMITH LAKE COMMUNITY. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, FRANKLIN COUNTY.))))
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OUT Q=Franklin County


WEATHER
SUPER=300-43/57/Northwest 12mph/29.88f/70/1947/ 3/1966;
SUPER=301-47/49/W 9-18mph/29.85f/72/1947/ 4/1934;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly/Cloudy/25-28/Mostly/Sunny/45-48;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Cool/26-30/Mostly/Sunny/47-50;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Cloudy/26-29/Partly/Cloudy/40-43;
SUPER=333-Partly/Cloudy/22-26/Mostly/Sunny/40-44;
SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/23-27/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/38-42;
SUPER=X5001;




VA-Jobless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=jobless rate


A strong economy is getting the credit for the drop in Virginia's jobless rates.
The jobless rate dropped to three-point-one percent in December.
That helped give the state its lowest annual unemployment in eight years.
The preliminary average jobless rate for 19-97 was four percent, the lowest since 19-89.
The usual increase in jobs during the holiday season also helped boost the December figure.
Some localities reported December jobless rates as low as one-and-a-half percent or below.
That's almost a labor shortage.

Radford


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-3
GRAPHIC=College hoops


College basketball was the order of the night in the New River Valley as the Tech women and Radford Men entertained out of town guest.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Greg Moore crashed both Parties to get us the highlights.
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IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/G. Washington vs Va. Tech; :00
SUPER=33-G. Washington/55/Virginia Tech/67/; :23
SUPER=03-Radford/Belmont vs Radford; :30
SUPER=33-Radford/56/Belmont/67/; :46
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :53
SUPER=01-Chibi Johnson/15 Points; 1:01
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/14 Points; 1:08
SUPER=@Mike1; 1:15
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=..........news 7 sports."
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Duke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S8-1)
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


In the A-C-C last night, Top ranked Duke turned it up a notch against the 23-rd ranked Terps of Maryland.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/JP Sports; :


Steve Wojokowski makes the nice steal and passes it to Lashown McCleod who gets the jam for a big Duke lead.
The Terps finally work the inbounds play getting it to Terrance Morris who scores the easy basket but Maryland still trailed by 30 points.
Duke went to the bench as SUPER=33-Duke/86/Maryland/59/;Chris Carawell

takes the ball coast to coast for the layup and the Blue Devils beat Maryland 86 to 59.
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Promo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


A number of outdoor attractions close in the winter, but Salem's Dixie Caverns is open year round.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The caverns stay pretty comfortable, at around 50 degrees.
Dixie Caverns first opened to the public 75 years ago, but its owner says it's a local tourist attraction that's sometimes overlooked by its neighbors.
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SOT 10:50:57
IN Q=When they have

((CONNIE HAUSMAN/DIXIE CAVERNS OWNER: WHEN THEY HAVE VISITORS COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN, THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, OR THE CHILDREN ARE BORED TO DEATH AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO, AND THAT'S WHEN THEY KIND OF THINK OF PLACES TO GO AROUND THE AREA AND THAT'S WHEN DIXIE CAVERNS KINS OF COMES UP TO THE FRONT. ))
SUPER=01-Connie Hausman/Dixie Caverns Owner;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to the front
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WEEKEND MORNING GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN
If you think Dixie Caverns sounds like a fun place to spend YOUR "Time Off", be sure to tune in tomorrow for News 7 Saturday morning for a walk- through the caverns-- and maybe a bit of a science lesson, too.
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TORCH-RUN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Nagano 1998


The Americans hit the road running today in Japan with the Olympic torch.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Shiojiri, Japan;


Today's torch carriers included a disabled postal worker from Pennsylvania.
A VISA official from San Francisco. Two high school students Washington and Texas.
And a Texas elementary school principal.
The torch is scheduled to arrive in Nagano on the eve of the Olympic Games.
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