iraq

ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq conflict


An Arab newspaper in London says the U-S has given Iraq a February 17th deadline to comply with U-N weapons inspection demands.
The report comes as U-S Defense Secretary William Cohen travels to Kuwait, to meet with U-S pilots who may soon be ordered to bomb Baghdad.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kuwait City;

7:07:08
He's also consulting with Kuwaiti officials.
Cohen has been touring the Persian Gulf seeking backing for a possible attack on Iraq.
But the man who led U-S troops into Saddam's backyard during the Gulf War says as long as there is dissension among the Security Council, namely Russia and France, Saddam still has some time.
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7:11:16
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((NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF/RETIRED US GENERAL/ NBC -"MEET THE PRESS": "HE WANTS THE SANCTIONS LIFTED, AND IF THE COALITION FRACTURES THEN HE HAS A GOOD CHANCE OF HAVING THE SANCTIONS LIFTED." ))
SUPER=10-Norman Schwarzkopf/Retired US General/NBC-"Meet The Press";
RUNS=:07
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Suez Canal, Egypt;

7:08:28
Meantime, the American helicopter carrier U-S-S Guam and four accompanying warships arrived at the northern entrance to the Suez Canal today on their way to the Gulf.
In all, there are 17 U-S warships in the Gulf -- eight of them armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles.
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CLINTON-PROBE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Starr, Kenneth


Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr could be facing a court challenge today, from accusations that his staff is leaking information from the Monica Lewinsky probe.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


A lawyer for President Clinton says he'll seek contempt citations.
Meantime, the Associated Press reports investigators have spoken to White House staffer Ashley Raines who claims Lewinsky described having a relationship with President Clinton.
"Newsweek" magazine also reports that Lewinsky let Raines listen to tape- recorded telephone messages reportedly left by the president.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=winter weather


Life is returning to normal on Bent Mountain, where the sun is shining and the power is on.
Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave


Joe Dashiell joins us now with an update on the situation there.
Live=JoeD Full/Microwave
SUPER=@joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
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SUPER=01-Kevin Reeder/Bent Mountain Elementary;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=get some power out
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.



(OUt Q-hardly a tree that hasn't sustained some sort of injury
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Live=JoeD Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave



CA-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Flooding


More rain is headed for northern California today -- a region that has been suffering from severe weather for days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Northern CA;

4:00:37
El Nino is taking its toll on the area in a series of storms that have left seven people dead and 14-hundred buildings damaged.
California's governor Pete Wilson has requested federal aid for the 27 counties hit hardest.
SUPER=03-Clear Lake, CA;


Concern centers around the state's largest natural lake -- Clear Lake. Authorities have evacuated 500 families there because the lake is above flood stage and rising.
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Pennington


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Jury selection is underway in the retrial of suspected murderer Frank Pennington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/April 1995


Pennington was convicted of murdering Bonnie Sue Mullins in 19-95, but was granted a new trial after his lawyers found new evidence that they say will prove his innocence.
They've completed testing on a gun that was in the custody of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Pennington had been sentenced to 42 years for shooting Mullins in the face in 19-91.

abortion-truck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=net
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A truck believed to be connected with the nation's first fatal abortion clinic bombing was found Sunday by hunters in North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The truck is registered to 31- year- old Eric Robert Rudolph.
Investigators continue to search for Rudolph who is considered a material witness in the bombing that killed an off- duty policeman and seriously injured a clinic nurse two weeks ago in Birmingham, Alabama.
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Troops


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


We have some more information on the Iraqi situation...
The United States is going to send as many as three-thousand ground troops to Kuwait -- to boost its defenses amid heightened tensions with Iraq.
That word comes from a senior military official traveling with Defense Secretary William Cohen.
The official says the troops will "ensure the security of Kuwait." According to the official, the move is aimed at discouraging "creative thinking" on the part of Saddam Hussein.

E-VMI-Beating


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=VMI


The family of a former V-M-I cadet is talking about criminal action.
This after, three upperclassmen were suspended for beating six rats with a coat hanger and belt.
Now the family of one of the victims wants the incident treated as a criminal matter.
Officials at the school are now deciding whether they should have contacted police and reported the cases as hazings.

ANTHONY-MASON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


On the N-B-A's all-star weekend, the last thing the league wanted was a sex scandal.
But just miles from the festivities, Charlotte Hornets forward Anthony Mason spent the weekend posting bail. He and his cousin stand accused of statutory rape, and sexual abuse.
Steve Crump has the story.
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4:13;16
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/Sunday Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Don Cronson/A. Mason's Agent;:20
SUPER=01-A.J. Mason/A. Mason's Brother;:39 QUICK
SUPER=01-Frank Rothman/A. Mason's Attorney;:52
SUPER=01-Steve Crump/Reporting;1:06
RUNS=1:14

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=Feedback
GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback


President Clinton and his alleged affairs have been dominating the national news.
Some local viewers wrote in with their opinion of the coverage.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has more in this week's Feedback.
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IN Q=Judging from the
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=JM, News-7.


use shots of Clinton and Lewinsky from Saturday's national feeds
((Judging from the mail, many of our viewers would be happy to see the media pay less attention to the controversy surrounding President Clinton over his relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
"I think this young lady is less than truthful. She and the other persons involved in this matter should be required to refund the public funds utilized in Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's office. Perhaps this way, these matters would not be announced in the future."
Another wrote: "I think the media and its coverage is a cancer feeding upon itself. To date this is a case of 'he said/she said'. I don't want your opinions, your suppositions or your interpretation. I want only the facts--hard, cold, documented facts--not allegations, Until someone provides documented proof, leave this story alone."
Here's how to share your views with us on the news of the day:
Our mailing address is News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number is 540-343-7269.
Email should be sent to news@wdbj7.com.
And, if you prefer a moderated chat room, check out our web site at wdbj7.com.

Joe McKean, News-7.))Scout-Anniversary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=none


Nearly nine decades after its
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

incorporation, the Boy Scouts of America is showing no signs of slowing.
The program has added quality activities to keep the attention of youngsters involved.
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SOT-10:50:09
IN Q=THERE'S OTHER THINGS

((DON SIPHER/TROOP 236 SCOUTMASTER; THERE'S OTHER THINGS RELATED TO DRUG PREVENTION, YOUTH PROTECTION ALL OF THESE THINGS HAVE COME INTO SCOUTING AND LEADERS ARE MORE HIGHLY TRAINED THAN THEY USED TO BE TO IDENTIFY THESE THINGS TO WORK WITH THE BOYS TO HELP THEM RECOGNIZE THESE PROBLEMS.))
SUPER=01-Don Sipher/Troop 236 ScoutMaster;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=THESE PROBLEMS.
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VO-NAT


Scouting primarily provides outdoor adventures, leadership training and a moral, ethical structure.
Parents say it helps BOYS grow into MEN.
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SOT-10:37:49
IN Q=WELL IT GIVES

((STEVE BURT/FATHER OF TWO SCOUTS; WELL IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR LIVES. IT'S A VERY COMPLEX WORLD THAT THEY LIVE IN AND THEY NEED ALL THE SUPPORT THEY CAN GET. IT'S FAMILY ORIENTED.))
SUPER=01-Steve Burt/Father of Two Scouts;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=FAMILY ORIENTED.
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VO-NAT


Scouts across the Blue Ridge are joining in a week long celebration, recognizing the organization's 88th anniversary.
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S-B'burg-Teacher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-97
GRAPHIC=none


The actions of children may help relax some adults, at least that's the thinking of a Blacksburg artist.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Peyton Petty learned the "Sacred Art of Play" nine years ago in Boston.
It involves using buttons, seeds, marbles and other materials to help people improve their creativity.
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SOT-14:55:12
IN Q=AS YOU PLAY

((PEYTON PETTY/"PLAY" EXPERT; AS YOU PLAY WITH THEM, YOU HAVE NO AGENDA. THERE'S NO END PRODUCT IN MIND. IT'S A TOTALLY PROCESS- ORIENTED TYPE OF THING. AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOU GET INVOLVED WITH PATTERNS.))
SUPER=01-Peyton Petty/"Play" Expert;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=WITH PATTERNS.
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VO-NAT


Petty says the more comfortable PLAYING becomes, the more relaxed a person becomes.
She says over time, a body of work emerges from the patterns.
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SOT-14:55:59
IN Q=I STARTED OUT

((PETTY; I STARTED OUT VERY PRODUCT- ORIENTED. THIS PROCESS- ORIENTED BUSINESS IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME COMING OUT OF THE BUSINESS WORLD. THIS HAS GOTTEN ME INTO PROCESS ART. IT'S GOTTEN ME INTO ALMOST MEDITATIVE KIND OF WORK.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=OF WORK.
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VO-NAT


Petty says PLAYING can also improve other aspects of a person's life.
It led the former financial product manager to her new career-- story telling.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Blacksburg is one of four places worldwide where "play" workshops are annually conducted.

Alternative-Presents


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day presents range anywhere from the traditional roses, cards and candy to the not-so-mainstream.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


With the holiday falling on a weekend this year, alternative gift ideas can include a night on the town or a basket of goodies.
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SOT-10:09:10
IN Q=WE DO HAVE

((ELAINE VAUGHN/"LOVE BASKETS" OWNER; WE DO HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HAT BOX WITH A AFGHAN IN IT AND ALL TYPES OF LOTIONS AND BATH SEEDS AND THINGS IN THERE, TOO. ALSO, ONE THING IS A GREAT COFFEE TO PUT IN THERE AND TO RELAX IN YOUR JACUZZI WITH A CUP OF COFFEE OR A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE.))
SUPER=01-Elaine Vaughn/"Love Baskets" Owner;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=of champagne.
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VO-NAT


If you and your better half share a passion for coffee, sampling a signature blend by local merchants may be in order.
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SOT-11:08:20
IN Q=COUPLES COME

((ANDY REASER/MILL MOUNTAIN COFFEE AND TEA; COUPLES COME IN HERE ALL THE TIME AND SOMETIMES THEY COME IN ON DATES. WE JUST THOUGHT WE'D GIVE THEM SOMETHING SPECIAL TO HAVE ON THIS SPECIAL DAY.))
SUPER=01-Andy Reaser/Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=SPECIAL DAY.
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VO-NAT


Other gift ideas may include gift certificates for a therapeutic massage or a trip to the hair or nail salon.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-38)
GRAPHIC=Daytona Logo


Racing brothers have been doing well in Daytona.
Saturday Bobby and Terry Labonte captured the front row for the Daytona 500 and yesterday Rusty and Kenny Wallace finished 1 and 2 in the Bud Shootout.
Mike Stevens has more on a wild day at the track.
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IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Bud Shootout Winner; :43
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Finished 14-th; :49
SUPER=01-Kenny Wallace/Finished Second; 1:17
SUPER=@mike1; 1:29
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."


Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of TB98-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The Hokies just couldn't keep up in the owl's Nest.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX Sports;


Temple fell behind early but Quincy Wadley's three pointer cut the Hokie lead to three points.
Eddie Lucas spots up behind the line and nails this three pointer and the Hokies would take an 11 to 5 lead.
Russ Wheeler stepped up down the stretch here he takes it in and scores off the glass but the Hokies still trailed by one.
SUPER=33-Temple/60/Tech/53/;

Temple holds on to beat Tech by a score of 60 to 53.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S8-3)
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


Scott Simpson's first win on the P-G-A tour in five years didn't come easy.
Simpson needed a playoff hole to win the Buick Invitational.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/NBC Sports;


Simpson and Skip Kendall finished regulation tied at 12 under par, but he set up the winning birdie putt with this chip shot that ended up about 8 feet from the hole.
He made this putt for birdie while Kendall missed his shot at birdie that would have forced another playoff hole. Simpson shot 64 yesterday.
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Dog-Sledding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Your dog may like to run for fun, but for some canines, it's a job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO


It's officially sled season, and in Colorado, the four-legged team members could hardly wait for the command of "MUSH!"
Sled dog teams consist of three to eight dogs and one "musher" -- or driver.

The sleds can reach up to 20 miles per hour and can only be stopped with a foot brake or steel anchor.
And it's not "rough" on the dogs -- who get their reward at the end of the trail. (----------------)