12:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=None


Less than a day after his conviction on trespassing charges, the national director of Operation Rescue has begun serving a six- month jail term in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Reverend Flip Benham and two Liberty University students were convicted yesterday of organizing an anti- abortion rally at E.C. Glass High School last fall.
Because his bond would NOT allow him to return to Texas, Benham walked into the sheriff's office today and surrendered.
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SOT 10:19:06//10:17:12
IN Q=I think he

((MIKE DEPRIMO/BENHAM'S ATTORNEY: I THINK HE DECIDED THAT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR HIM TO SERVE HIS SENTENCE AND GET IT OUT OF THE WAY SO HE WOULD BE FREE TO MOVE AROUND THE COUNTRY AGAIN.)) ((REV. FLIP BENHAM/OPERATION RESCUE DIRECTOR: I'M SUCH A COWARD IN MY OWN FLESH, I DON'T WANT TO GO. I WANT TO BE WITH MY WIFE AND MY CHILDREN, I WANT TO WATCH MY BOYS PLAY BASEBALL HERE AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY. BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE A POSSIBILITY. THE JUDGE HAS DECIDED THAT HE IS GOING TO, BY FIAT, TAKE THAT RIGHT TO MY LIFE, BUT THAT IS SIMPLY A PRICE THAT HAS TO BE PAID.))
SUPER=01-Mike DePrimo/Benham's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Flip Benham/Operation Rescue Director; :07
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=to be paid.
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VO-NAT


DePrimo (de-PREE-mo) says Benham will continue to appeal his conviction.
L-U student John Reyes (RAY-iss) also was given a six- month jail term.
He remains free on bond while his appeal is being heard.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


The U-N has cut back more of its staff in Iraq as a precaution against and American attack.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00


This decision comes just as a U-N team has finished mapping eight presidential palaces which have been declared off-limits to U-N inspectors.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; 09


And it comes as U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan prepares for a trip to Baghdad in an effort to resolve the conflict peacefully.
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SOT
IN Q=IT IS MY

(( KOFI ANNAN/SECRETARY-GENERAL:IT IS MY...COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS .))
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary-General
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kuwait;


Six U-S stealth fighters arrived in Kuwait today, adding to the strike force already in place for a possible military attack.
SUPER=03-Fort Stewart, GA; :08


Another six-thousand troops should begin heading for the Kuwait as early as tonight.
SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel; :12


Already, close to 30-thousand soldiers, 439 aircraft and 20 ships, including two aircraft carriers, are in the Gulf region.
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CLINTON


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


A former White House aide reportedly has been called to testify before the grand jury investigating the relationship between President Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The Washington Post reports the grand jury issued a subpoena to Kathleen Willey (WILLY).
Willey (WILLY), who is a Richmond resident, reportedly said in a deposition in the Paula Jones case that President Clinton groped her when she went to his office in November 19-93 seeking a full-time job.
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E-Abortion-Bills


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Abortion


Meantime, anti-abortion forces won two victories last night in the General Assembly.
The House of Delegates approved a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.
A similar measure already passed the Senate and is favored by the Governor.
Last night, the House also passed a bill to impose a 24- hour waiting period on women seeking an abortion.
The bill's supporters cited women who say they regretted having abortions.
Opponents call the bill an insult to women's

intelligence.Electric-Deregulation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-4
GRAPHIC=session 98


Also making it through the House of delegates yesterday was a bill that would starat the deregulation of Virginia's electric utility industry within five years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The bill was viewed by some as a compromise between Virginia Power and the advocates of a go- slow approach-- who feel A-E-P customers might actually face higher rates in a free market setting.
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SOT 20:06:28
IN Q=Think

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: THINK...GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
sot 20:09:02

((DEL. KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: IF VIRGINIA IS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE...TWO YEARSALREADY.))
SUPER=01-Del. Chip Woodrum/(D) Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :32
RUNS=:39
OUT Q=years already.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The bill now heads to the Senate.
It also allows the State Corporation Commission to oversee the deregulation

process.OLYMPICS


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


The most talented U-S men's hockey team ever assembled has lost its chance for an Olympic medal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan;

7:16:01
Even with a slew of N-H-L stars, the Americans lost to the Czech Republic 4-to-1.
But it was a double dose of gold for U-S aerial skiers.
Nikki Stone won the women's event.
For the men the gold went to American Eric Bergoust who set a new world record.
Tonight on your hometown station America's figure skating dream team takes to the ice to compete in the short progam.
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OLD-NEWBORN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In California, a forgotten embryo kept on ice for seven years has developed into a healthy baby boy, making him one of the world's oldest newborns.
Drew Levinson has the story.
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SOT

7:42:50
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Tarzana, CA; :oo
SUPER=01- Dr. Mark Karalla/Obstetrician; :19
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Vermesh/Infertility Doctor;:55
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting;
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles.

((
IN IT'S TRUEST SENSE, IT REALLY WAS THE MIRACLE OF BIRTH. THAT'S BECAUSE THE HEALTHY EIGHT POUND, 15 OUNCE BABY BOY WAS LITERALLY KEPT ON ICE AS A FROZEN EMBRYO FOR SEVEN AND HALF YEARS BEFORE BEING DELIVERED BY CEASAREAN SECTION TO A CALIFORNIA COUPLE.

(SOT DR. MARK KARALLA / OBSTETRICIAN)


"This baby is healthy and it is as normal as any other infant that would be delivered this same way" THE EMBRYO WAS ONE OF SEVERAL FROZEN IN 1989 AFTER A CALIFORNIA COUPLE UNDERWENT INFERTILITY TREATMENT. AS A RESULT OF THAT PROCEDURE THEY SOON BECAME PARENTS OF A BABY BOY. THAT MEANS THIS NEWBORN IS ACTUALLY A TWIN-EXCEPT HE'S ALMOST EIGHT YEARS YOUNGER. AND IF IT WASN'T FOR A STRANGE TWIST OF FATE-THIS BABY WOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN BORN. LAST YEAR, TO THEIR SURPRISE, THE PARENTS RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE LABORATORY TELLING THEM THERE WERE MORE EGGS AND WHAT DID THEY WANT DONE WITH THEM."

(SOT DR. MICHAEL VERMESH/INFERTILITY DOCTOR )


"The couple thought about it long and hard and after some hesitation on their part and my part we decided to use the embryos and fortunately so."
SINCE 1984 HUMAN EMBRYOS HAVE BEEN FROZEN-THEN THAWED FOR SUCCESSFUL BIRTHS. BUT SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS COULD BE A RECORD. THE NAMES OF THE 44-YEAR OLD MOTHER AND 54-YEAR OLD FATHER ARE BEING WITHHELD TO PROTECT THEIR PRIVACY. DOCTORS SAY THE PARENTS ARE THRILLED AND THEY'LL SOON TAKE THEIR NEW SON HOME TO MEET HIS OLDER-MUCH OLDER TWIN BROTHER.DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

E-Jail-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Fire


A fire in the laundry at Danville's jail forced an evacuation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville


Cleaning rags apparently caught fire in a dryer.
The flames spread through the building's duct work.
Fire fighters were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, but heavy smoke forced deputies to evacuate almost 80 prisoners.
Several female inmates were moved to the courthouse.
About 70 males were taken to the outside recreational area located on the jail's roof.
After the smoke cleared the inmates returned to their cells.

(------------)S-Bomb-Threat



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=None


A phone trace allowed authorities to track down a student who confessed to phoning in TWO bomb threats at Giles County high school.
Investigators say the 16- year- old didn't like being picked on by other students, so he made the calls, which resulted in cancelled classes on both occassions.
The first threat occurred on January 20th-- the most recent was yesterday morning.

Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-11)
GRAPHIC=Abbott


The trial of Roanoke's so-called "crime family" could go to the jury as early as tomorrow.
Closing arguments are expected to start this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Yesterday the jury heard from an Abed family member who attacked the credability of her ex-husband, who testified for the prosecution.
Nancy Abed Khatib (KA-TEEB) took the stand as one of the defense's final witnesses.
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E-Meadowbrook-Nursing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Nursing Home


No more medicare and medicaid reimbursements for one Montgomery County nursing home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Shawsville/Last Week;


Federal officials say the Meadowbrook nursing home in Shawsville lost its eligibility Sunday after it failed a third series of tests.
"Quality of care" is one area of concern.
The long term care facility has 93 patients-- 70 are covered by Medicaid or Medicare.
A nursing home official last week said the facility plans to work with a management team to help correct the situation.
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E-L'burg-Speech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


What role did the Republican majority of Lynchburg's City Council play in the prosperity the city experienced last year?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Mayor Jim Whitaker delivered his annual "state of the city" speech last night before a packed city council chambers.
In what many considered to be a highly partisan speech, Whitaker thanked local and state Republicans for getting things done.
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SOT 9:52:42
IN Q=Now that our

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: NOW THAT OUR AREA LEGISLATORS, THE STATE ADMINISTRATION AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAVE CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP, IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO MAINTAIN AND STRENGTHEN A SIMILAR CITY COUNCIL MAJORITY SO AS TO CONTINUE OUR GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH RICHMOND.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=relationship with Richmond.
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VO-NAT


The three Independent- slash- Democrats on council say they were surprised by the tone of the mayor's speech, but noted this IS an election year.
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E-C'burg-Institute


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


Plans to restore the first public school for blacks in Southwest Virginia were announced about three years ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The Christiansburg Institute opened during the reconstruction era and closed 100- years later in 19-66.
Last night, some of the school's alumni said they want to carry the institute's legacy into the new century.
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SOT-18:43:45
IN Q=WE HOPE TO

((MARY MILLS/ALUMNI ASSOC. VICE PRESIDENT; WE HOPE TO HAVE A ROOM OF COMPUTERS THAT PEOPLE OF ALL EDUCATIONAL LEVELS CAN COME IN AND USE THOSE. WE HOPE TO HAVE A THEATER FOR THE ARTS. WE HOPE TO HAVE A TECHNICAL LIBRARY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Mills/Alumni Assoc. Vice President;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=LIBRARY.
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VO-NAT


Virginia Tech is working with the Institute's Alumni to raise the two million dollars needed to restore the building.
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S-Aquaponics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Education


The tales some Pittsylvania County students tell around the dinenr table could surprise some people.
The Tunstall High is using a new aquaponics lab to learn about the fastest growing segment of agriculture.
And as Christy Hubley tells us, fish farming isn't the only thing students are learning.
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SOT
IN Q=Students at Tunstall High School
SUPER=03-Dry Fork;:00
SUPER=01-Jimmy Cook/12th Grader;:11
SUPER=01-Casey Hughes/11th Grader;:25
SUPER=01-Bill Shumate/Agriculture Teacher;:57
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=Christy Hubley News 7 Danville.

(( Students at Tunstall High School are taking care of daily chores.
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SOT in at 23:57:33
IN Q=Well we come in and

((JIMMY COOK/12TH GRADER: WELL, WE COME IN AND TAKE TESTS ON THE DIFFERENT WATER QUALITIES AND CHLORINE AND CHLORIDE AND WE HAVE TO CLEAN THE FILTERS AND WEIGH THE FISH.)) RUNS:11
OUT Q=


These fish aren't pets, they're a science and agriculture project.
It's a chance for these kids to apply the scientific theories they learn in the classroom to real life.
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SOT 23:54:38-:50
IN Q=It's interesting because

((CASEY HUGHES/11TH GRADER: IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE WE GET MORE HANDS ON WORK THAN MOST OF OUR OTHER CLASSES. WE DON'T GET TO WORK WITH FISH OR WORK WITH AMMONIA TESTS OR CHLORIDE TESTS IN ANY OF OUR OTHER SCIENCE OR AGRICULTURE CLASSES AND IT'S JUST A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR ALL STUDENTS AROUND.)) RUNS:12
OUT Q=all students around.


Here's roughly how the aquaponics system works.
Each culture tank has more than 100 fish.
The water from those tanks runs through filters.. and some of the waste is used to fertilize plants.
Instructors of the aquaponics lab say this technology could be used to help tobacco farmers grow other cash crops.
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SOT 23:52:52-53:01
IN Q=If we can find an

((BILL SHUMATE/AGRICULTURE TEACHER: IF WE CAN FIND AN ALTERNATIVE CROPPING SYSTEM THAT THEY CAN USE THEIR CAPITAL OUTLET FOR THE GREENHOUSE, IT PROVIDES THE FARMER A LITTLE CUSHION TO TAKE CARE OF THE EXPENSE OF RUNNING A GREENHOUSE.)) RUNS:08
OUT Q=running a greenhouse.


And what about the fish?
Well, they were donated as fingerlings by Blue Ridge Aquaculture.
And once they reach market-size, the company will buy them back.
The money will be recycled into this environmentally and economically sound project.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))

INFLATION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


The government reports a steep drop in wholesale prices.
The Labor Department says the Producer Price Index fell seven-tenths of one percent last month, spurred by a decline in engergy prices.
That's the biggest one-month drop in more than four years.

Franklin


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-1)
GRAPHIC=RVD TOURNEY


Tonight's Roanoke Valley district semi-final matchups were determined last night at a neutral site.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Pulaski Co. vs. Franklin Co.; :00


Franklin County's Jim Dillon nails the three pointer for the lead.
Pulaski's Dorian Hendricks would bring the Cougars back as he takes the pass, hits the layin, scores and draws the foul.
But back come the Eagles as Jason Sawyers dishes the rock to Jamie Tuck, who launches the trey.
SUPER=33-Pulaski Co./81/Franklin Co./69;


The Cougars would go up top to try and change the outcome with the Robert Rogers alleyoop slam, and do just that winning it 81-to-69.

(-------------)Botetourt



ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB98-2)
GRAPHIC=blue ridge tourney


In the Blue Ridge District; Lord Botetourt hosted Alleghany.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Daleville/Mountaineers vs. Cavaliers; :00


Watch Alleghany's graham Clark collect the rock and drive to the iron for the basket.
The cavs answer. Chad Hutchins deflects the Alleghany pass and then comes down with the ball. He goes coast to coast for the break away lay up.
SUPER=33-Alleghany/64/Lord Botetourt/62;

Then; Brad Hutchins does the honors on his own; taking the ball to the hole for two on the strong move.
But seconds before intermission; Shawn Moss finds Clark for the hoop and the harm. Alleghany advances with the 64-62 win.

(-------------) Express



ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S8-4)
GRAPHIC=Express/raleigh


The Express melted the Icecaps last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Icecaps vs. Express; :00


In the second; Chris Lipsett scores his 22nd and 23rd goals of the season to bring the score to 3-to-1.
SUPER=34-Roanoke/4/Raleigh/2;


J.F. Tremblay feeds Kris Cantu, who registers his 24th goal for the Express and Roanoke improves to 31-16 and 5 with a 4-2 win.

(-------------)Sports-Illustrated



ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of EXTRA)
GRAPHIC=sports generic


The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue hits the streets this week and for the first time ever it includes men!
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VO-NAT eng#


Celebrity couples are featured throughout the issue with Herschel and Cindy Walker, Denny and Jennifer Neagle of the Braves. (----------------) The Cowboys Daryl Johnston and his wife Diane, and Marita and Reggie Miller.