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Headlines

ANCHOR=Melanie
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More U-S fire power heads to the Persian Gulf as diplomatic efforts remain deadlocked with Iraq.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
And another American medal in Nagano. ANCHOR=Kimberly


Some cloudiness this morning, followed by a good chance of rain later today.
There's also potential for sleet and freezing rain.
We'll have your Monday outlook, in a few minutes.
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WARNER-Iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


A team of U-N surveyors is now in Iraq, getting the lay of the land at eight presidential sites, sites at the heart of the standoff over U-N weapons inspections.
Meantime, an Iraqi newspaper today said hundreds of thousands of soldiers would face death to defend the sites.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rapid City, SD;


Here at home, two B-1 bombers and more troops left for the Middle East last night.
The bombers are fully loaded and ready for battle.
Senator John Warner, who accompanied Defense Secretary William Cohen on his swing through the Persian Gulf and Europe last week, is voicing support for a military strike if diplomatic efforts remain at a standstill.
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((SENATOR JOHN WARNER:IF WE DON'T APPEAR RESOLUTE AND STRONG IN ENFORCING UN REGULATIONS THAN IT WILL BE RENDERED A USELESS ORGANIZATION, HANDING OUT FOOD AND CLOTHES. IF IT CAN'T ENFORCE IT'S OWN REGULATIONS THAN IT WILL BE HOPELESS. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia;
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VO-NAT

4:07:40
President Clinton is scheduled to address the nation about Iraq tomorrow, in a speech from the pentagon.
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E-Bath-Shooting


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Authorities aren't certain what prompted a shooting that sent a Hopewell man to the hospital.
Police say 40- year- old John Wyatt had been shot in the face in his Bath County residence along Route 6-29.
He's listed in stable condition.
Police arrested Gary McLaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him with attempted murder.

OLYMPICS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Nagano 98


Team U-S-A has picked up its seventh medal of the Winter Games.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan/CBS Sports;

4:17:57
American Chris Witty earned a bronze for her performance in the women's 15-hundred meter speedskating event. 4:00:37
But there was no second medal for American skier Picabo Street in the women's downhill. She skied cautiously on an icy slope and it cost her.
The Russian ice dancing team remains in the lead going into tonight's free skate performance.
The skating and freestyle skiing events can be seen here tonight on your hometown station.
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E-Speed-Limit


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=none


It's nothing but red lights for a proposal to raise the speed limit on Virginia's major highways.
Saturday the House of Delegates voted against it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


The House Transportation Committee sent a bill to the House floor that would have raised the maximum speed to 70- miles per hour on interstates.
But the House put the brakes on the measure voting 82- to 18- against the idea.
Some people opposed to the proposal say greater speeds mean higher risks of accidents.
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IN Q=AIR BAGS AND

((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELTS ARE NOT MADE FOR REALLY HIGHER SPEEDS VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE FOR. AND A COUPLE OF OTHER REASONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS CERTAINLY PLAY HAVOC. PEOPLE WON'T SLOW DOWN IN BAD WEATHER. ANOTHER SITUATION WOULD BE THAT WE HAVE AN OLDER POPULATION. MORE AND MORE OLDER DRIVERS, SLOWER REACTION TIME AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SLOW DOWN THEIR SPEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Martin Turnauer/Radford University Prof.;
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VO-NAT


Turnauer (TURN-HOUR) also says when speeds increase on interstates, it usually means higher speeds on secondary roads, which could result in more fatalities.
If the bill is submitted again, he says one thing delegates should consider is the accident statistics of states which have already approved the legislation.
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Electric-Deregulation


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


A bill to restructure Virginia's electric industry is headed for the House floor.
The bill would allow consumers to choose their power supplier by January First, 2004.
It also would allow the state's utilities to buy power and resell it to customers from a variety of companies beginning in 2001.
The bill was approved yesterday in a 22-to-3 vote by the Corporations, Insurance and Banking Committee.

1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
The P-G-A has a new record holder.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;


Roll Cold out of Break
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E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The sixth week of the Abed crime family is set to begin tomorrow in a federal court in Roanoke.
Keith Humphry has this review of the evidence from last week.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 13, 1995; :29
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OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.


(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it works.
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment. Standup 15:16:05 ((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
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It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle turned up among the broken beer bottles inside. Standup 15:21:15 ((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of the week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


Some doggie relief in Roanoke County...
County supervisors agreed to reconsider the two-dog per household limit after hearing from several families who had been fined for having one too many canines.
The statute, which requires a kennel permit for homes with more than two dogs, has been on the books since 19-82.
While the supervisors didn't change the law, they did agree to allow 40 families who registered dog number three by January 31st to keep the extra dog.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


The stock market has completely recovered from last October's plunge.
That's reassuring news for investors who rode out the tough times on Wall Street.
In this week's Common Sense, Scott Goldberg explains why "buying and holding" is a sound investment strategy.
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SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments;
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((The way the stock market has gone up and down lately, it takes a pretty strong stomach to hold onto your investments.
But stockbrokers like Ben Hartman will tell you: don't give in to that temptation to sell.
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((BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS: WHILE BUYING AND HOLDING SEEMS LIKE A BORING PHILOSOPHY, IT ACTUALLY CAN PRODUCE GREAT RESULTS. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL DID AN ARTICLE THAT ILLUSTRATED THIS POINT VERY WELL LAST YEAR. THEY STUDIED 16 MAJOR BROKERAGE FIRMS AND LOOKED AT THE PORTFOLIO OF THE FIRM THAT HAD THE BEST RESULTS. AND REMARKABLY THAT FIRM THAT HAD THE BEST PORTFOLIO RETURN HAD THE LOWEST PORTFOLIO TURNOVER AMONG THEIR STOCKS. SO BUYING AND HOLDING CAN ACTUALLY BE A GREAT WAY TO GET A TOTAL RETURN OFF THE PORTFOLIO.))
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Something else to think about:
Under new tax laws, the capital gains tax you pay when you sell stocks is much lower if you hold onto your investments for more than 18-months.
That's this week's Common Sense.

I'm Scott Goldberg.))Two-Steve


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NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
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On Record
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Double Boxes=KMC & SPA
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


Top aides to President Clinton say diplomatic relations with Iraq are deadlocked, and they're ready to tell Americans why a military strike may be necessary.
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VO-NAT

4:07:40
President Clinton is scheduled to address the nation about the crisis tomorrow, in a speech from the Pentagon.
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4:10;45
Meantime, two B-1 bombers and more American troops left for the Middle East last night.
SUPER=03-Auckland, New Zealand;


New Zealand, is also sending soldiers and aircraft to the Persian Gulf.
Clinton administration officials say a strike could come at any time.
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NAGANO


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nagano 98


Team U-S-A has picked up its seventh medal of the Winter Games.
American Chris Witty earned a bronze for her performance in the women's 15-hundred meter speedskating event. Meantime, an icy slope kept American Picabo Street from picking up a second medal.
Jim Nantz reports from Nagano.
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04:00:37
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SUPER=01-Picabo Street/U.S. Ski Team;:14
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((
There was no medal for Picabo Street in the women's downhill. She skied cautiously on an icy slope and it cost her. German Katja Seizinger won the gold with a blistering run. But Picabo had no regrets.
It was sweet redemption for Austrian Hermann Maier in the men's super giant slalom. After that horrific crash that eliminated him from the men's downhill three days ago, he won the gold medal in the super-G on Sunday.
Japan's newest Olympic hero is Kazuyoshi Funaki, whose perfect performance in the large hill ski jump won him the gold medal. He had a massive leap of 132.5 meters and scored perfect marks for style.
The Russian couple, Pasha Grishuk and Yevgeny Platov, remain in the lead in the ice dancing competition. They danced to "Jailhouse Rock" in the original program, which is worth 30-percent of their score. The free skate, seen tonight on CBS prime time, will determine the gold medal.
Also tonight on prime time, freestyle skiing, aerials, those mid-air twists and turns that seem to defy gravity. In Nagano, Jim Nantz, CBS Sports.))

Speed-Limit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=none


A Radford University professor says the House of Delegates sent the right message by voting down a proposal to increase the speed limit on major highways.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Martin Turnauer (TURN- HOUR) agrees with the theory that SPEED KILLS.
He says, if the matter comes up again, delegates can network with other states to determine how dangerous it might be to increase the speed limit.
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IN Q=EVERY STATE

((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; EVERY STATE THAT HAS HAD AN INCREASE IN ITS SPEED LIMIT IS NOW EXAMINING WHETHER ITS BEEN A GOOD VALUE JUDGEMENT. AND BASICALLY, WE SHOULD LOOK AT THE STATES THAT HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR THE NEXT TWO OR THREE YEARS AND SEE WHAT THEIR OVERALL ACCIDENT STATISTICS ARE AS OPPOSED TO THEIR PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. AND THEN VIRGINIA OUGHT TO DECIDE.))
SUPER=01-Martin Turnauer/Radford University Professor;
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OUT Q=TO DECIDE.
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VO-NAT


The House of Delegates put the brakes on the measure by an 82- to- 18 vote.
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Super-Sunday


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=none


Teenagers in Blacksburg now have a new place to go to shoot some hoops on Sundays--the Blacksburg Recreation Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The center is now hosting SUPER SUNDAYS where you have to be a teen to get in.
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IN Q=FROM WHAT THE

((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; FROM WHAT THE KIDS ASKED US ON A SURVEY TO PROVIDE FOR THEM, I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT WAS A NECESSITY. WE PRETTY MUCH EXPANDED ON WHAT WE ALREADY HAD.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Conner/Blacksburg Rec. Supervisor;
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OUT Q=ALREADY HAD.
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VO-NAT


Youngsters get together and play a little ball and when they get tired, they can relax with a bite to eat while watching television.
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((BRIAN DANIELS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; IT'S A GOOD WAY FOR BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS. TO PLAY SOME BALL OR WHATEVER.))
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While basketball is the only game being offered now, there are plans to diversify and possibly include things ranging from volleyball to ski trips.
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((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; WE WANT TO BRING EVERYTHING IN THAT THE TEENAGERS IN THIS AREA ARE ASKING FOR. BUT WE CAN'T BRING IT ALL AT ONE TIME. WE'RE NOT SET UP TO DO IT ALL AT ONE TIME.))
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VO-NAT


Conner says the benefit of offering the center to the teens on Sunday is to give them a place to call their own, while keeping them off the streets.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
Dale Earnhart grabbed the checkered flag at the Daytona 500.
Roy Stanley has race details.
Good Morning Roy.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

Lottery

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;

ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS
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SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00
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Steve Live

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Health-Check


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In medical news,
A new report is finding motherhood creates a number of obstacles for working women.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( WOMEN -WORLDWIDE- SEEM TO FIND IT HARD TO TAKE MATERNITY LEAVE ... AND TO RETURN TO WORK AFTER HAVING DONE SO.

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A REPORT SPONSORED BY THE UNITED NATIONS STUDIED SITUATIONS THROUGHOUT DEVELOPED AND UN-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.
SOME OF THE "UNSPOKEN OBSTACLES" FACED BY WORKING MOTHERS INCLUDE EVENING BUSINESS MEETINGS WHEN THEY ARE UNAVAILABLE ... OR COMPANIES ASSUMING THAT MOTHERS DON'T WANT CHALLENGING ASSIGNMENTS.

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NASA IS MAKING MAJOR PLANS TO PROTECT THE EARTH FROM POSSIBLE -LIVE- MARTIAN BACTERIA OR VIRUSES ....
THE SPACE AGENCY WILL BE RECEIVING ROCK SAMPLES FROM MARS IN TEN YEARS.
SEVERAL FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO DESIGN AND BUILD A HIGH-TECH LAB TO PROTECT AGAINST ANY GERMS THAT MAY BE CARRIED BACK.
SCIENTISTS DO NOT EXPECT THERE TO BE A -HIGH- RISK FROM THE ROCKS, BUT THEY ARE PLANNING TO PROTECT EARTH'S INHABITANTS FROM ANY POSSIBILITIES.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
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BUMP-Chyron
COMM #6


2-E-Bath-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Hopewell man is listed in stable condition after being shot in the face Saturday night.
Police say 40- year- old John Wyatt was in a Bath County home along Route 6-29 when it happened.
Police arrested Gary McLaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him with attempted murder.
Authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting.



2-E-Abed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


Using arson to control business is just one of the charges against Roanoke's alleged crime family.
The Abed trial is set to start another week tomorrow.
Keith Humphry has this review of the evidence from last week.
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SUPER=04-ATF Videotape; :00
SUPER=@keith1; :13
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 13, 1995; :29
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OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.


(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it works.
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment. Standup 15:16:05 ((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
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It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle turned up among the broken beer bottles inside. Standup 15:21:15 ((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of this week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Session 98


The House of Delegates is talking safety on the state's waterways.
"Jet Skis" were the topic of two bills.
The first bill would make it illegal for someone on a personal watercraft to follow too closely behind a boat, weave past boats or jump the wake of another boat.
The second would force companies that rent the small boats to teach people how to operate them before taking to the water.
Though they represent only about 5 percent of total registered boats in Virginia, state authorities say personal watercraft are involved in more than thirty percent of water accidents.

E-Special-Olympics


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


They were not taking part in the Nagano, Japan Winter Games, but these Olympians were competing for gold and more.
David Johnson has more.
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IN Q=Close to 250
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Luke Williamson/Athlete; :20
SUPER=01-Katherine Beck/Athlete; :31 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Maury Abbitt/Athlete; :34 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Nancy Harman/Regional Coordinator; 1:08
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((Close to 250- athletes took part in the special olympics regional basketball tournament held this weekend in Blacksburg.
From the physically challenged to the learning- disabled, the games are part of the year- round activities that give participants something more than just a place to showcase their talents.
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IN Q=FOR ONE I'VE

((LUKE WILLIAMSON/ATHLETE; FOR ONE I'VE LEARNED THAT TEAMWORK IS MORE THAN WINNING AND THAT, AT LEAST IF YOU TRY YOUR BEST, YOU KNOW THAT YOU PUT SOMETHING INTO IT.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((KATHERINE BECK/ATHLETE; YOU CAN MEET NEW FRIENDS AND DO STUFF.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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IN Q=THESE OLYMPICS

((MAURY ABBITT/ATHLETE; THESE OLYMPICS, THEY GIVE ME A CHANCE TO HELP PEOPLE. TO LEARN THE BASKETBALL GAME AND MEET NEW PEOPLE TOO. AND GO DIFFERENT PLACES, I LIKE THAT.))
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The New River Valley is one of several localities that has a unified league, where athletes are paired up with people without disabilities and players take part in a full season.
At these tournaments, full- court, half- court and individual skills competitions are part of the ever- growing programs of the event.
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IN Q=WE FIND THAT

((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; WE FIND THAT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE COME OUT AND WATCH THE EVENTS, PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED AS COACHES AND STUFF. THEY SOON REALIZE THAT OUR ATHLETES HAVE A LOT OF ABILITY AND THEY BEGIN TO FORGET ABOUT THEIR DISABILITIES AND THEY START FOCUSING ON THEIR ABILITIES. THAT'S WHAT IS EXCITING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BROUGHT MORE OF OUR ATHLETES IN AS WELL.))
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STAND-UP/03:56:38 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; CASSELL COLISEUM IS ONE OF FOUR SITES STATEWIDE WHERE THE GAMES ARE BEING HELD. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS MAY QUALIFY FOR THE STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH ARE IN FREDERICKSBURG NEXT MONTH. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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))4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
A season-high 34 points by Allen Houston carried the New York Knicks over Cleveland.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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RUNS=:49
OUT Q=.......last score."
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