12:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


The City of Roanoke has a new chief of police.
Today officials introduced Joe Gaskins, who currently serves as assistant chief of police in Newport News.
Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is at the municipal building, where the announcement was made just a short time ago.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


In the face of mounting opposition from General Assembly Democrats, Governor Jim Gilmore is taking his plan to cut the car tax back on the campaign trail.
Double Boxes= Melanie and Scott/Newsroom


Scott Goldberg is back from a rally with the Governor at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Scott, what did the Governor have to say?
LIVE= Scott full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Scott1;


Melanie, this morning the Governor spent as much time attacking an opponent's tax plan as he did promoting his own.
He called Democratic Senator Madison Marye's plan to get rid of the sales tax on food a "sloppy" plan ...
and said anyone who supports it is going against the will of the people.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: LET IT BE KNOWN FROM THIS DAY FORWARD IN THE G.A. WHO PUT FAKE ATTACKS OUT ON MY PLAN TO ELIM THE CAR TAX, THIS IS AN ATTACK AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

Scott's mic hot
The Governor's supporters were as vocal as ever.
But also on hand were a number of protestors who said Governor Gilmore's campaign across the state today is an act of desperation.
They said the Governor's plan will cost much more than he estimated, and that money will be taken away from schools.
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IN Q=I DON'T KNOW

((JOAN WASHBURN/PROTESTOR: I DON'T KNOW THAT PEOPLE WANT TO SACRIFICE THEIR CHILD'S EDUCATION FOR A CAR TAX IF THEY'RE PAYING 200 DOLLARS OR 300 DOLLARS ... IT SEEMS LUDICROUS TO US.))
SUPER=01-Joan Washburn/Protestor;
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Live=Scott Full/Newsroom


Gilmore said the bottom line is people have already spoken on the issue -- they want to get rid of the car tax.
But this fall, when the Governor swung through Roanoke on his campaign, hardly any protestors came to his rallies.
There were plenty of them today, angry that Governor Gilmore's plan will take education dollars away from Roanoke --
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Newsroom


Dollars that had been promised to the city during Governor George Allen's last days in office.

Melanie.E-Bomb-Threat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


Police arrested a 26- year- old Richmond man after he allegedly called in a bomb threat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The federal court building that houses the U-S district court for Richmond and the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals was evacuated yesterday afternoon.
The building was searched and NO bomb was found.
Police say the person who called in the threat told F-B-I agents to meet him with a payoff-- so they did, with handcuffs.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=VMI


A former V-M-I cadet wants to file assault charges against three upperclassmen who beat him last fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday;


George Wade, Junior and his parents discussed those plans with Rockbridge County prosecutor Gordon Saunders yesterday.
Saunders said today that he has asked the State Police to look into Wade's complaints.
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


Wade left the V-M-I ratline this year after he was hit with a belt and a coat hanger by three VMI upperclassmen.
His family has said the treatment amounted to hazing.
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ANCHOR=MELANIE
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V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler says the school will cooperate fully with the investigation.

The three seniors were suspended.iraq


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


Iraq reportedly has developed a new missile.
An Arab newspaper today quotes a top Iraqi official as saying the new weapon has a range of 90 miles.
At that range the missile could strike much of Kuwait, but wouldn't reach Israel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


The announcement comes as Secretary of Defense William Cohen heads home after talks in Russia.
Moscow has strongly urged the Clinton administration to avoid military action against its longtime ally.
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11:02
But President Clinton today made it clear that Russia's opposition to an attack will not keep the U-S from acting.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON:THIS IS NOT A COMPLICATED THING...ON THEIR NEIGHBORS. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=Iraq


Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Henry Shelton, told reporters today Iraq has rebuilt its air defenses since the 19-91 Gulf War and will pose a serious threat to U.S. and British pilots in the event of an attack.

SURGEON-GENERAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NET
GRAPHIC=NONE


After a three year absence, America has a new family doctor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Dr. David Satcher was sworn in today as the nation's Surgeon General.
Satcher rose from childhood poverty in Alabama to head the Centers for Disease Control
He says he is committed to curbing the spread of teen smoking.
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11:12;15-22
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(( DAVID SATCHER/U.S.SURGEON GENERAL:OUR PROMISE TO OUR CHILDREN...OUT OF THEIR FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. David Satcher/U.S. Surgeon General;
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VO-NAT


Satcher is also expected be a leading voice in the administration's effort to pass comprehensive tobacco legislation this year.
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lewinsky


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Lewinsky


There's still no word yet when Monica Lewinsky will appear before a grand jury, but she's back in Washington today after visiting her father in California.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.;


Lewinsky was described as eager to be near her mother who was questioned this week by the grand jury about Lewinsky's alleged affair with the President.
Marcia Lewis didn't show up yesterday for a third day of questioning because she was too upset.
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4:12;34
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((WILLIAM GINSBURG:I HAVE ONLY ONE STATEMENT, I WONDER IF THEY HAVE TORTURED MISS. LEWIS AND MS. LEWINSKY QUITE ENOUGH YET, WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WEEK. ))
SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky's Lawyer;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:09:50
Meantime, C-B-S News has learned the White House will fight independent counsel Kenneth Starr's request that active secret service members be called to testify.
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OLYMPICS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nagano 98


In Nagano, U-S Olympians have medaled in the luge competition for the first time ever.
They picked up the silver and the bronze in the men's doubles.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan/CBS Sports;

7:06;24
In the opening game of the newly structured Olympic Hockey tournament, which includes pro players from the N-H-L, Sweden beat team U-S-A 4 to 2.
SUPER=03-Hakuba, Japan;

7:09:24
After days of delays the men's downhill competition finally got underway.
France takes home the gold.
But many of the competitors didn't even make it down the slope, falling victim to a treacherous turn.
And In men's figure skating American Todd Eldredge is in third place after yesterday's short program.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPEFLEMMING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT

7:52:49
Thirty years ago to the day she won a gold medal, Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming is recovering from breast cancer surgery.
She was diagnosed two weeks ago and underwent surgery Tuesday.
Doctors say her chances for a full recovery are excellent.
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Smart-Road


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


The wheels are rolling on a new research project that teams Virginia Tech with V-DOT.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


This summer-- the two will study ways to improve night visibility for drivers using vehicles fitted with ultraviolet headlights.
SUPER=04-Ultralux AB;


Controlled research will be conducted on a mile long section of the Smart Highway.
Additional testing will also be conducted on actual roadways in different parts of the state.
A two point six million dollar federal grant made it all possible.
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((DAVID GEHR/VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER: THIS PROJECT HAS THE TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL NOT ONLY FOR VIRGINIA BUT FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IN TERMS OF THE SAFETY IMPLICATIONS OF REDUCING NIGHT TIME ACCIDENTS AND REDUCING THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES AND INJURIES ALONG OUR HIGHWAY SYSTEMS. ))
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VO-NAT


Preliminary research indicates the use of ultraviolet headlights does help drivers see farther at night and also increases the visibility of pedestrians.
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Speed-Limit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Session 98


You may soon be able to drive faster on some Virginia highways.
The House Transportation Committee yesterday sent a bill to the House floor that would raise the maximum speed to 70 miles per hour on major roads like interstate highways.
Supporters say many motorists already drive that fast.
But insurance lobbyists opposed the higher speed.
They said raising the limit will increase traffic deaths.

S-Dead-Bills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Law makers are putting off making some decisions.
They've tabled the state song issue.
Legislators are instead appointing a commission to take a look at potential songs.
A bill that would allow you to take telemarketers to court if they kept calling your house has been carried over to next year.
Decisions on a state reptile and a state soil have been put off this year.
The turtle bill had a setback when it was learned that the box turtle was also known as the "Carolina" box turtle.

Goshen-Fire


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


The Goshen Fire Department is looking for a few good volunteers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Goshen;


The department blames current problems on aging firefighters and demanding job schedules making it harder for people to serve as volunteers.
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((MIKE JOLLY/CHIEF GOSHEN VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THE PROBLEM IS WE'VE GOT 18 PEOPLE ON OUR ROSTER BUT WE'VE ONLY GOT FIVE THAT ARE REALLY QUALIFIED AND IN DAYLIGHT HOURS WE GOT ONLY THREE FIREFIGHTERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO FIGHT FIRES.))
SUPER=01-Mike Jolly/Goshen Vol. Fire Dept. Chief ;
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VO-NAT


The turnout following a call for help at a recent meeting has been steady and training classes for a few new volunteers have already gotten underway.
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S-Talking-Buses


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=None


You may be in for a surprise the next time you ride the bus in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Nine city buses now talk, with the help of a semi- automatic voice annunciator system.
At the touch of a button, a driver can announce key stops on the route for passengers on the bus and those waiting outside.
Visually impaired riders say the new system is a great idea.
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((RICHARD PATTERSON/NAT'L FEDERATION FOR THE BLIND: THE SIGNS ARE NOT THAT CLEAR AND IF YOU'RE BLIND, YOU CAN'T SEE THEM ANYWAY. AND I'M VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND I HAVE A LITTLE SIGHT IN ONE EYE. AT NIGHT TIME IT'S REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE YOU'LL KNOW WHERE YOU'RE AT AND YOU KNOW WHEN TO GET OFF AND THE SPEAKERS JUST WORK WONDERS.))
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OUT Q=just work wonders.
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VO-NAT


The system also increases safety, by allowing bus drivers to concentrate on the road more.
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IN Q=The public

((DON RICHIE/GLTC TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: THE PUBLIC, THEY WERE SOMEWHAT SURPRISED TO GET ON THE BUS AND THE BUS DID TALK. BUS OPERATORS, THEY WERE REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE, LIKE I SAID, IT TOOK SOME WORK OFF OF THEM.))
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Richie says as buses in the city's fleet are replaced, more voice systems will be added.
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S-Moscow-Students


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Education


Nagano is not the only place where people from different countries
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Riner;

and cultures are coming together.
Some Auburn High School students are hosting ten exchange students from Moscow.
Over the past couple of weeks the exchange students have toured Richmond and Williamsburg and even taken in a couple of college basketball games.
They've also developed close friendships with their host families.
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((OLESYA KLEIMENOVA/EXCHANGE STUDENT:I WAS REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT LIVING WITH PEOPLE I DIDN'T KNOW BUT NOW, IT'S YES, I'M HAVING FUN. MIRANDA BISHOP/AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE:WE HAVE THE SAME INTERESTS, WE LIKE MUSIC, WE LIKE TO GO SHOPPING, BASICALLY JUST GIRL STUFF. ))
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SUPER=01-Miranda Bishop/Auburn High School Sophomore; :07
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Some of the Auburn students hope to convince the school board to allow them to visit their new friends-- in Moscow.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-3
GRAPHIC=VMI Basketball


V-M-I's basketball coach Bart Bellairs won't be leaving anytime soon.
He has accepted a 10 year contract extension that will keep on post until the year 20-11.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :00


The announcement came at a V-M-I reception for state lawmakers in Richmond.
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((BART BELLAIRS ))
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In his 4th season; V-M-I is 13 and 9, 7 and 4 in the Southern Conference with wins over Penn State and Virginia Tech.
The 41- year- old coach will make 103 thousand base salary next year.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of TB98-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


Hokie freshman Tere Williams scored 9 and grabbed 12 rebounds, but it wasn't enough as St. Joseph's gets the win.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Hokies vs. Hawks; :00


The lady Hawks' Angela zampello scores in the first half.
Kate Schmidt then steps up at the top of the key and drills this long shot.
Tech went on a run of it's own. Kim SUPER=34-St. Josephs/58/Virginia

Tech/43; Seaver takes the inbounds and does some window cleaning.
But St. Joe's drops Tech to 14 and 9 with the 58 to 43 win.
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Cowboys


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-4
GRAPHIC=Cowboys


The Dallas Cowboys selected Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Chan Gailey as the franchise's fourth head football coach yesterday
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Irving, TX; :00


Team owner Jerry Jones embraced his new coach during the news conference where a team atmosphere was stressed.
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IN Q="everybody

((CHAN GAILEY/NEW COWBOYS HEAD COACH: EVERYBODY IN THIS ORGANIZATION HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO GO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. IT'S HARD TO WIN WHEN EVERYTHING'S GOING JUST RIGHT. BUT IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY OFF OVER IN A CORNER OF THE BUILDING, YOU CAN GET OFF TRACK. THE KEY IS TO GET EVERYBODY HEADED IN THE SAME DIRECTION.))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S8-4
GRAPHIC=Redskins


The Washington Redskins; have come to terms with one of the league's top return men.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00


Brian Mitchell agreed to a new contract worth eight -point- four- million dollars over five years. The 19-96 pro bowl player is now the highest paid return man in the N-F-L.
Mitchell is one of 3 players in history to have led the league in net return yards three straight season.

(-------------) Three-Dating-Series



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


Your grandparents may not suggest the computer as a place to meet your future husband or wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


But modern dating trends have always seemed to amaze the older generations.
Lawrence and Rebecca Snapp met the old- fashioned way, through a mutual friend.
For them, enduring 50 years of marriage is all about compromise.
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((LAWRENCE SNAPP: WE JUST WORKED ALONG TOGETHER WITH EVERYTHING GOD HAS GIVEN US. )) ((REBECCA SNAPP: AND IF ONE HAS SOMETHING THAT NEEDS-- HAS SOME HELP WITH, THE OTHER ONE ALWAYS HELPS, DOESN'T MATTER WHICH WAY IT GOES.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Meanwhile, newlyweds Jason and Bonnie Gillespie met on the Internet.
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We'll profile both relationships in the final part of our Valentine's week series, "In Search Of..." (----------------) That's tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11.