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ANCHOR=Melanie

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VO-NAT


The U-N chief says he's reached an agreement with Iraq.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And severe weather in Florida leaves several people dead.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Meantime, conditions aren't all that bad in our area--
Most of us are seeing rain this morning, some mixed with light wet snow, especially in the higher elevations.
Details, straight ahead
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conlfict


A Breakthrough in Baghdad.
U-N chief Kofi Annan has cut a deal with the Iraqis that could avert a U-S led military strike.
Maureen Maher is in Washington with the latest. take from ***NEWSPATH****
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It's back to deliberating in federal court this morning for the jury in the Abed case.
The jury spent two and a half hours Friday picking a foreman, and reviewing instructions and evidence before retiring for the weekend.
The trial now goes into its seventh week- -the longest criminal case ever tried in the western district of Virginia.
Joe Abbott- -the alleged Godfather of crime in Roanoke- -is just one of the

nine defendants- -six of them are members of the same family.E-Bent-Mtn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=NONE


The ice on Bent Mountain is gone, but evidence of the damage left behind is just about everywhere.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bent Mountain


The elevated part of Roanoke County was hit two weeks ago by an ice storm that snapped tree branches and some trees at the roots.
Residents like Louise Jones are in the midst of trying to recover from the damaging freeze.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=13:16:21
IN Q=WE HAVE A LOT

((LOUISE JONES/BENT MTN. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE WHO ARE GOING TO FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR UP THIS MESS. WHAT WE WOULD HOPE TO GET THE COUNTY TO HELP US WITH IS TO BRING A REGULAR COLLECTIONS-- FOR AT LEAST A TWO MONTH PERIOD. IT'S GOING TO TAKE US THAT LONG TO CLEAN UP.))
SUPER=01-Louise Jones/Bent Mountain Resident
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=TO CLEAN UP.
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VO-NAT


Jones says it took about a year to recover from similar storms which hit in 19-93 and '96.
SOT=13:18:12
IN Q=NOW THIS HAS

((NOW THIS HAS HIT US. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED ON THIS MOUNTAIN FOR 70- OR MORE YEARS HAVE SAID THIS IS THE WORST STORM THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=EVER ENCOUNTERED.
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VO-NAT


Jones and others plan to take up the issue with Supervisors this week.
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SEVERE-WEATHER


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=severe weather


At least 26 people are dead from storms that hit central Florida.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brevard Co., FL;


A waterspout was caught on tape yesterday just south of Cape Canaveral.
Several witnesses also claim they saw a tornado sweep through a neighborhood damaging almost 50 homes.
In Daytona Beach, one man died when a tornado demolished his trailer home.
SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA;

4:01:35
Meantime, in California, rain overnight undermined more hillsides include one that's slipping away in the Hollywood Hills taking homes with it.
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1-Sports


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


In sports,
Jeff Gordon scaled the Rock yesterday.
Roy Stanley has highlights from the Goodwrench 400.
Good Morning Roy.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Closing-Ceremonies


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


The 1998 winter olympic games are officially over, after the olympic flame was extinguished during a dramatic closing ceremony.
Dave Fehling reports from Nagano.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan/CBS Sports;
SUPER=01-Cammie Granato/US Hockey Team Captain;
SUPER=01-Juan Antonio Samaranch/Int'l. Olympic Comm. President;
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting;
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=cbs news, nagano

((THEY SURVIVED CHILLS, SPILLS, AND EVEN A MINOR EARTHQUAKE... BUT ON THIS NIGHT, IT WAS ALL PEACE AND HARMONY AS THE ATHLETES OF THE LAST WINTER GAMES OF THE 20TH CENTURY WAVED FAREWELL TO NAGANO.

(NATS CEREMONY)


CARRYING THE FLAG FOR THE UNITED STATES WAS CAMMIE GRANATO, CAPTAIN OF THE GOLD MEDAL WOMEN'S HOCKEY TEAM.

(SOT, CAMMIE GRANATO, US HOCKEY TEAM CAPTAIN)

"IT'S JUST SO AMAZING. I NEVER EVEN DREAMED I'D GET TO CARRY THE FLAG FOR OUR COUNTRY. AND I'M SO HONORED AND I'M HAVING A BLAST. THIS IS GREAT."
ASIDE FROM SOME TRULY UN-WINTER-LIKE RAINY WEATHER IN THE JAPANESE ALPS, MOST CONSIDERED THESE GAMES A SUCCESS.

(SOT, JUAN ANTONIO SAMARANCH, INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT,

"CONGRATULATIONS NAGANO. CONGRATULATIONS JAPAN. YOU PRESENTED TO THE WORLD THE BEST ORGANIZATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WINTER GAMES (CHEERS).")
BY THIS TIME, THE THOUSANDS OF EXHAUSTED OLYMPIC WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS WERE JUST GRATEFUL TO KNOW THEY'D FINALLY BE GETTING SOME TIME OFF.... SO ALONG WITH THE WORLD'S BEST ATHLETES, THEY WATCHED AS THE OLYMPIC FLAME FLICKERED ITS LAST TIME HERE... ONLY TO HAVE ITS PLACE TAKEN BY A SKY FULL OF JAPANESE FIREWORKS REPRESENTING THE FOUR SEASONS....

(NATS, FIREWORKS)


IT WAS JAPAN'S VERY TRADITIONAL WAY TO SAY SAYANORA TO THE WINTER GAMES. DF CBS NEWS NAGANO.))stocks
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E-Torimiro-Annan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


The fact that Kofi Annan was able to successfully negotiate with someone like Saddam doesn't surprise one political scientist from Ferrum College.
David Johnson has more.
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IN Q=Kofi Annan was
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :13
SUPER=01-Frederic Torimiro/Ferrum Coll. Professor; :24
SUPER=@David1; 1:16
RUNS=2:03
OUT Q=DJO, News 7.

((There's word that Kofi Annan and Saddam Hussein have now reached an agreement, possibly ending a tense week with talk of U-S led military strikes against Iraq. But, Dr. Frederic Torimiro says he's not surprised by the news given the U-N chief's ability to come to terms with just about anyone.
Tormiro met and dined with the leader a few months ago.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=09:27:43
IN Q=My personal

((FREDERIC TORIMIRO/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR; MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF EXPOSURE TO KOFI ANNAN AT LEAST ALLOWS ME TO ARRIVE AT A CONCLUSION THAT HE HAS THE KIND OF TEMPERMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW SADDAM HUSSEIN TO ACTUALLY LISTEN TO HIM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=listen to him.


The International Relations professor says Annan most recently displayed his political negotiation skills during the Bosnian issue.
The U-N Secretary General realized the role of peace-keeping forces in that situation was to remain neutral and not be the aggressor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=09:29:29
IN Q=MOST PEOPLE FELT

((MOST PEOPLE FELT THAT THIS WAS A HERCULEAN TASK. IT WAS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT AND THAT IT MIGHT NOT BE SUCCESSFUL. BUT I THINK TO THE SURPRISE OF MOST PEOPLE, IT WAS SUCCESSFUL. AND WHEN HE CAME BACK, I THINK HE CAME BACK WITH GREATER RESPECT FROM THAT INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY. THAT HE IS SOMEONE WHO CAN TRULY MANAGE CONFLICT.))
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=MANAGE CONFLICT.

STAND-UP/ ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; PROFESSOR TORIMIRO SAYS IT MAY BE FAIR TO ATTRIBUTE THE U-N CHIEF'S WELL DEVELOPED INTERPERSONAL SKILL TO HIS AMERICAN EDUCATION.
ANNAN RECEIVED HIS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AT MCALLISTER, A SMALL PRIVATE
MINNESOTA COLLEGE-- AND HIS MASTERS FROM M-I-T.))
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SOT=09:34:21
IN Q=I THINK

((I THINK KOFI ANNAN IS BOTH AN INTELLECTUAL AND A PRACTITIONER AND THAT HE'S BEEN ABLE TO BALANCE THE TWO. THAT HE HAS THE INTELLECT TO UNDERSTAND AND COMPREHEND THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ISSUES ON THE GLOBAL SCENE AND HAS THE PRACTICAL ACUMEN TO ACTUALLY DEAL WITH THOSE ISSUES.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=WITH THOSE ISSUES.


A U-N spokesman expects the 15 members of the Security Council to approve the agreement.

DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))Preview-Bluegrass


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bluegrass may never have the commercial appeal of country music, but record sales and market research indicate its popularity is growing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Chris Jones is an experienced musician who has been playing bluegrass since he was a teenager.
Featured on Roanoke's Rebel Records, the Nashville picker is also part of a new generation helping to expand the bluegrass audience.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm just trying more than anything

((CHRIS JONES/CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS: I'M JUST TRYING MORE THAN ANYTHING TO PUT AN ORIGINAL SLANT ON BLUEGRASS MUSIC, THE WAY I THINK ALL GOOD BANDS HAVE DONE BEFORE. THE BANDS I ADMIRE HAVE ALL HAD SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN TO SAY ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Chris Jones/Chris Jones & The Night Drivers
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=something of their own to say about it.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=


We'll hear more from Chris Jones tonight on News 7 at Six, as Joe Dashiell begins a three-part series on local links to the national bluegrass

scene.Common-Sense


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


One of the most popular retirement plans is also one of the most complicated.
Scott Goldberg has some tips on managing your 4-0-1-K in this week's Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=401(k)
SUPER=@Scott1; :00
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones Investments; :16
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=Scott Goldberg

(( 401(k) plans are one of the most popular ways to save for retirement.
But if you don't follow the guidelines that tell you how much money you can withdraw and when you can withdraw it, you may have to pay penalties on top of income taxes.
Stockbroker Ben Hartman explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:26:54
IN Q=IF YOU

((IF YOU TAKE THE WITHDRAWALS TOO EARLY OR YOU TAKE TOO LITTLE OR TOO LATE, ANY OF THOSE THREE CAN GET YOU WITH A TEN PERCENT PENALTY. IF YOU'RE UNDER AGE 59 AND A HALF AND YOU TAKE A WITHDRAWAL OFF YOUR 401(K), YOU GET A TEN PERCENT PENALTY THERE. HOWEVER, IF YOU'RE OVER AGE 55 WHEN YOU RETIRE YOU CAN TAKE DISTRIBUTIONS FROM THE 401(K) ))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q= from the 401(k)


One other rule:
Once you turn 70 and a half, you must withdraw a required minimum distribution.
If you're not taking out enough money, again, you'll pay a penalty.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

2-Scores


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


In sports,
New York allowed just eight fourth-quarter points in blowing past Houston.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
SUPER=11-Blacksburg;



Double Boxes=KMC & SPA
(toss to Kimberly)


UN-IRAQ


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


The White House this morning is reacting cautiously to news of an agreement aimed at averting an American-led military strike against Iraq.
Yesteray the U-N said Secretary- General Kofi Annan clinched a deal settling major issues in Iraq's dispute over weapons inspections.
Maureen Maher is in Washington with the latest. take from ***NEWSPATH****
SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting
SUPER=05-Washington, DC;
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5newspath maher backup
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2-E-Bent-Mtn


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


With this weekend's nice weather, the last bad storm may seem like nothing more than a bad memory, but on Bent Mountain the damage is still evident.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bent Mountain


The elevated part of Roanoke County was hit two weeks ago by an ice storm that snapped tree branches and some trees at the roots.
Residents like Louise Jones are in the midst of trying to recover from the damaging freeze.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=13:16:21
IN Q=WE HAVE A LOT

((LOUISE JONES/BENT MTN. RESIDENT: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE WHO ARE GOING TO FIND IT DIFFICULT TO CLEAR UP THIS MESS. WHAT WE WOULD HOPE TO GET THE COUNTY TO HELP US WITH IS TO BRING A REGULAR COLLECTIONS-- FOR AT LEAST A TWO MONTH PERIOD. IT'S GOING TO TAKE US THAT LONG TO CLEAN UP.))
SUPER=01-Louise Jones/Bent Mountain Resident
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=TO CLEAN UP.
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VO-NAT


Jones says it took about a year to recover from similar storms which hit in 19-93 and '96.
SOT=13:18:12
IN Q=NOW THIS HAS

((NOW THIS HAS HIT US. THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED ON THIS MOUNTAIN FOR 70- OR MORE YEARS HAVE SAID THIS IS THE WORST STORM THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=EVER ENCOUNTERED.
(------------)
VO-NAT


Jones and others plan to take up the issue with Supervisors this week.

(------------)OLYMPICS



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


It's Good-bye Nagano and hello Salt Lake City where the next winter Olympics will be held in 2-thousand 2.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan;


Yesterday, the Olympic flame was extinguished as the athletes gathered to celebrate the end of the 18th winter games.
Dazzling fireworks, bonfires and the glow of thousands of Japanese lanterns lit up the night sky at the closing ceremonies.
Carrying the flag for the U-S was Cammie Granato, Captain of the Gold Medal Women's Hockey Team.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((CAMMIE GRANATO, US HOCKEY TEAM CAPTAIN:IT'S JUST SO AMAZING. I NEVER EVEN DREAMED I'D GET TO CARRY THE FLAG FOR OUR COUNTRY. AND I'M SO HONORED AND I'M HAVING A BLAST. THIS IS GREAT. ))
SUPER=02-Cammie Granato/US Hockey Team;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=this is great.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;

4:15:19
In Salt Lake city folks celebrated the hand off from Nagano.
The official flag will arrive in the city today.
Twenty-thousand are expected for the arrival.
(----------------)


3-Sports


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


In sports,
The Tigers are headed to the ODAC championship.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=2:09
OUT Q=day everybody.



ANCHOR=Melanie
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

Lottery

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
SUPER=11-Blacksburg;
SUPER=13-Peggy Spiegel/"For the Birds";
SUPER=11-Blacksburg;



double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(toss to Melanie)



Health-Check


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


In medical news,
Those who grade health care plans are now getting a report card of their own.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00
SUPER=@file; :33
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=CBS News, New York.

(( IF YOU ARE TRYING TO DECIDE WHICH HEALTH CARE PLAN TO JOIN, YOU MAY BE READING SOME CONFLICTING INFORMATION ...
THE JANUARY ISSUE OF "THE JOINT COMMISSION JOURNAL ON QUALITY IMPROVEMENT" PUBLISHED A STUDY ON THE HEALTH PLAN REPORT CARDS.
THE AUTHORS OF THE STUDY FOUND THAT A VARIETY OF RANKINGS USE CONFLICTING STANDARDS AND SOMETIMES ONLY USE A SMALL PORTION OF THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION.
ALSO MANY RATINGS IGNORE SMALLER HEALTH PLANS THAT ARE AVAILABLE.
THE STUDY LOOKED AT REPORTS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, INCLUDING THOSE PUBLISHED IN "CONSUMER REPORTS," "NEWSWEEK," AND "U-S NEWS AND WORLD REPORT."

VT=VO


EXERCISING AT HOME CAN DO MORE GOOD THAN EXERCISING AT HEALTH CLUBS, ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT.
AFTER A YEAR OBSERVING TWO GROUPS OF WOMEN, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO EXERCISED AT HOME LOST MORE WEIGHT AND WERE IN BETTER CONDITION THAN THE WOMEN WHO EXERCISED AT A GYM.
THE WOMEN WHO WORKED OUT AT AN EXERCISE FACILITY HAD A HIGHER DROP-OUT RATE THAN THOSE PARTICIPATING IN A HOME-PROGRAM.
THE STUDY NOTES THAT HAVING SUPPORT AT A SPORTS FACILITY CAN ALSO BE ESSENTIAL TO KEEPING EXERCISERS ON TRACK AND WORKING OUT.

THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES.
I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None
(ad lib toss to bump)

BUMP-Chyron
COMM #6


Ferrum-Professor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Iraq conflict


A Ferrum College profeesor says it comes as no surprise that Kofi Annan successfully negotiated with a leader such as Saddam.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Political Scientist Frederic Torimiro says The U-N chief has long been capable of handling volatile situations in a peaceful manner.
Torimiro says being an international Secretary General from a developing country put Annan at an advantage with the Iraqi president.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-09:28:06
IN Q=I THINK

((FREDDERIC TORIMIRO/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR; I THINK ALL THE OTHER EMASSARIES THAT HAVE BEEN SENT ARE OFTEN FROM INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES. AND I OFTEN WONDER IF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAKES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THOSE COUNTRIES AND THE UNITED STATES AND THEREFORE IS COMPELLED TO REACT IN THE WAY THAT HE HAS IN THE PAST.))
SUPER=01-Frederic Torimiro/Ferrum College Professor;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=IN THE PAST.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The International Relations professor says the last time Annan flexed his political negotiating skills was during the Bosnian crisis.
(----------------)


2-E-Abed


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Deliberations will resume this morning with the start of week seven in the racketeering case against the Abed family.
The jury spent two and a half hours Friday... picking a foreman, perhaps reviewing instructions and some of the evidence ...before retiring for the weekend.
The trial is now the longest criminal case ever tried in the western district of Virginia.
Joe Abbott- -the alleged Godfather of crime in Roanoke- -is just one of the

nine defendants- -six of them are members of the same family.E-Gilmore-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=98-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


The General Assembly committees were busy working on spending bills this weekend.
In competing budgets released last night, House and Senate budget writers re-wrote Gilmore's priorities.
Both committees opted for:
-- more money to uninsured children,
-- pay-for-performance increases over the existing pay raises for state workers,
-- more aid to the mentally ill,
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Both also included more cash for high-tech equipment and training throughout Virginia's education system.
The House committee included historic direct state aid for school construction projects; Senate budget writers just included more money in the school construction loan fund.
The House committee just said NO to Governor Gilmore's two- thousand new elementary teachers.
The committee replaced it with a new reading teacher for every elementary school, for the same price tag.
The proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center got NO help from either money committee to restore cuts from Governor Gilmore.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The two budgets now go to conference committees to work out the differences

-- and then face the Governor's veto pen.S-Black-History


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-100
GRAPHIC=none


For the tenth straight year, a Black History celebration was hosted by Roanoke's postal service.
(------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Gospel music, skits, a fashion show and a food tasting were just some of the items on the agenda at the event.
This year's theme was A DECADE OF CELEBRATION, a reflection on how the program has evolved since it began in 19-88.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT=15:14:40
IN Q=IT'S REALLY GROWN

(( IT'S REALLY GROWING. WE'RE RECOGNIZING DIVERSITY, CELEBRATING OUR DIFFERENCES IN OUR ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, AND LEARNING TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER.))
SUPER=01-Valerie Crouse/Black History Committee Chair;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=EACH OTHER.
(------------)
VO-NAT


The program focuses on educating the public about African-American contributions and blacks, including the Tuskeegee Airmen and The Buffalo Soldiers, whose accomplishments until recently were not widely known.
(------------)


4-Scores


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


In sports,
Nick Anderson ruined Shaquille O'Neal's return to Orlando and led the Magic to a wild single basket victory.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
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SUPER=0096-/Houston/74/j/New York/92////Cleveland/71/j/Milwaukee/79///;
SUPER=X5009;
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SUPER=0096-/Denver/68/j/Seattle/88////Boston/96/j/Portland/121///;
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Wesleyan/59/j/Rand.-Macon/65///;
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Hall/71///j/Michigan#22/112//Indiana/64///;
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(-------------)Local-Recap
SUPER=#4059;Local Recap
2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
ANCHOR=Melanie


It's back to deliberating in federal court this morning for the jury in the Abed case.
Joe Abbott- -the alleged Godfather of crime in Roanoke- -is just one of the nine defendants- -six of them are members of the same family.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


A local political scientist praised Kofi Annan for negotiating an agreement with Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Ferrum College professor Frederic Torimiro says the U-N chief has long been capable of handling volatile situations in a peaceful manner.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


The cleanup continues on Bent Mountain where a devastating ice storm two weeks ago did considerable damage.
Residents on the mountain in Roanoke County say this year's storm tops damage left by storms in 19-93 and 19-96.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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2 shot=Mel/Kmc
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Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve
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ANCHOR=Steve
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve
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