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PLANE-CRASH

ANCHOR=Melanie
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A plane crash in Taiwan has killed nearly 200 people.
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SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;

10:00:00
The Taiwanese jetliner was attempting to land in Taipei when it hit the ground hundreds of yards short of the runway, burst into flames and skidded into some houses.
Officials say there were no survivors and at least two people were killed on the ground.
Among the passengers was the governor of Taiwan's central bank and other finance officials.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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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.
Meantime, more U-S warplanes and soldiers are headed to the Persian Gulf.
Sharyl Attkisson reports.
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SUPER=03-Holloman AFB, NM;:00
SUPER=01-Samuel Berger/National Security Adviser;:19
SUPER=01-Sen. Richard Durbin/(D) Illinois;:54
SUPER=01-Sen. Arlen Specter/(R) Pennsylvania;1:07
SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting;1:32
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OUT Q=cbs News, the white houseGrayson-Murder



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A new trial date was set this morning for one of the defendants charged with burning and later decapitating a Grayson County man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape


Attorneys for Emmett Cressell Junior will argue their case the week of March 23rd.
Cressell's accused of taking part in killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson last July.
His attorneys argued for a continuance because they did not have access to information from the state crime lab until last week.
None of the physical evidence links Cressell to the murder.
Physical evidence, however, does link co-defendant Louis Ceparano, who is scheduled for trail April 1st.

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Authorities are investigating what sparked a weekend shooting in Bath County.
Police say 40- year- old John Wyatt was been shot in the face Saturday night at his home off Route 6-29.
He is hospitalized in stable condition.
Police have arrested Gary McLaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia on a charge of attempted murder.

E-Abed


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


There could be verdict this week in the trial of Roanoke's alleged crime family.
The Abed trial starts its sixth 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.)) RUNS:16
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.)) RUNS:13

OUT=Humphry, News 7, Roanoke))nagano



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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. 7:00:38
But there was no second medal for American skier Picabo Street in the women's downhill.
She skied cautiously on an icy slope after a crash last month in Sweden.
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7:00:38
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(( PICABO STREET, U.S. SKIER, FINISHED SIXTH:"I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO RISK ANYTHING, I DIDN'T NEED TO GO DOWN AGAIN."))
SUPER=01-Picabo Street/US Ski team;
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OUT Q=to go down again.
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VO-NAT

7:06:08
Also having their problems with icy conditions were members of the U-S hockey team, losing to canada four to one. 7:07:31
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=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-96
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The House of Delegates is putting up stop signs as other legislators try to move forward a proposal to raise the speed limit on Virginia's major highways.
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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.;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=THEIR SPEEDS.
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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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Jet-Skis


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Safety on the Virginia's waterways has also made it into the House.
"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.

B'ball-Tournament


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-95
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Virginia Tech was the site of a Special Olympics regional basketball tournament this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Everyone participating in the full court, half court and individual skills games, whether young or old, physically challenged or learning disabled, got their chance at the gold.
And some came away with more than they bargained for.
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SOT-03:06:25
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.))
SUPER=01-Luke Williamson/Athlete;
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OUT Q=INTO IT.
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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.
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SOT-03:44:09
IN Q=THEN WHAT

((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; THEN WHAT WE TRY TO AND CREATE HERE AT OUR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS LIKE THE ONE HERE AT CASSELL COLISEUM IS A FORMAT WHERE LOTS OF TEAMS CAN COME TOGETHER AT ONE TIME AND PLAY EACH OTHER AND GET A CHANCE TO PLAY SOMEONE OUTSIDE THEIR OWN LOCALITY. SO IT MAKES A REALLY GOOD SEASON FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Harman/Regional Coordinator;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=FOR THEM.
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Gold medal winners of the regional tournaments may qualify for the state basketball championships, which are held next month in Fredericksburg.
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Super-Sunday


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WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
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Some local teens may not be going for the gold, but they're still enjoying a good game of basketball at 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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SOT-15:26:13
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((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;
RUNS=:10
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.))
SUPER=01-Brian Daniels/High School Student;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=OR WHATEVER.
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VO-NAT


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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SOT-15:25:53
IN Q=IF WE CAN

((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.))
OUT Q=AT ONE TIME.
RUNS=:10
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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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Lunch-Survey


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About this time of day many people are thinking about lunch.
Kimberly McBroom is talking to a food expert about the latest in lunch time trends.
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SUPER=@Kimberly1;:00
SUPER=01-Melanie Bernard/Food Expert; :18
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OUT Q=thanksCommon-Sense



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Wall Street is doing well, having recovered from October's plunge.
In this week's Common Sense, Scott Goldberg explains why "buying and holding" is a sound investment strategy.
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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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IN Q= while

((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.)) RUNS:28
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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.))Stocks


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The stock market is closed today for the President's Day Holiday.Race


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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-38)
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After 20 straight tries, Dale Earnhardt grabbed the checkered flag at the Daytona.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/CBS Sports;


Earnhardt moved from fourth place to first 19 laps into the race and pole setter Bobby Labonte was right on his bumper.
But defending points champion Jeff Gordon would lead the race at the halfway mark.
Several cars got tangled up on a pit stop.
Earnhardt was the leader after 172 laps of the race and at the caution Earnhardt beat Bobby Labonte back to the line and he would take the checkered flag under caution winning the Daytona 500.
As Earnhardt made his way to victory lane all the crews lined pit row to show their respect as Earnhardt wins the race that's haunted him for years.
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((RICHARD CHILDRESS/CAR OWNER: )) ((DALE EARNHARDT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
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SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Daytona 500 Winner; :12
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Bobby Labonte finished second, Jeremy Mayfield third, Ken Schrader fourth and Rusty Wallace fifth.

Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S8-2
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


A new P-G-A record was set yesterday in the final round of the Hawaiian Open.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC Sports;


John Huston put his stamp on the tour by birding the final hole to finish at 260, 28 under par breaking the tours 27 under mark set by Ben Hogan.
Houston shot a final round 66 and the win gives him a two year exemption after coming close to losing his card.
Tom Watson played one of his best rounds as he came home with a 66 to finish in second place at 267, 21 under par.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Seniors Logo


Jim Albus shot a final round 71 to win the G-T-E Classic on the Senior Tour. Albus started the day two shots off the lead before finishing 6 under par.
SS=Billy King


Roanoke's Billy King shot his best round of the tournament a 72 to finish at

227, 14 over par.Clemson


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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-2)
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Clemson showed their colors beating Florida State 78 to 49.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/JP-RAYCOM; :


The Tigers jumped out to the early lead in the first half Terrell McIntyre pulls up and hits the three for a 10 to 1 lead.
Clemson gets out on the run on this play Harold Jamison follows the missed shot with the Jam and the Tigers led by 18 in the half.
Tony Christie scored a career high SUPER=33-Clemson/78/Florida St./49/;19

points here on the one hand alley oop jam and the Tigers beat the Seminoles 78 to 49.

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In Hollywood it's move over T-Rex, here comes Titanic.
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SUPER=04-"Titanic"-Paramount Pictures;

7:39;55
The James Cameron epic topped the box office for a ninth straight weekend and has now grossed 371 million dollars.
That pushes it to the number 3 position for all time domestic moneymakers, and bumps Jurassic Park to the number four spot.
But Titanic still trails Star Wars and E-T on the top five list.
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