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ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Cloning


"Dolly" the cloned sheep has some new competition for the spotlight.
Last Monday-- a cloned calf was born at Virginia Tech's Vet school.
The 98- pound Holstein was produced at P-P-L Therapeutics in Blacksburg essentially employing the same technique that was used to produce "Dolly".
The calf was named "Mr. Jefferson" in honor of his birth on President's Day in Virginia.


FL-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net (if needed)
GRAPHIC=severe weather


At least 26 people are dead after a series of twisters struck central Florida overnight.
The twisters also destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.
Yvonne Martinez has the latest from Osceola County. take from ****Newspath***
SUPER=01-Yvonne Martinez/Reporting
SUPER=05-Osceola Co., FL;
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11:30-NEWSPATH UPDATE WINDOW
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THEY CAME IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT. AT FIRST THEY SOUNDED LIKE ANY TYPICAL BAD RAIN STORM... FLORIDIANS ARE USED TO PUNISHING RAINS AND PAINFUL THUNDER. THEY ARE NOT USED TO THIS.

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... TORNADOES... BORN OF EL-NINO DRIVEN STORMS... WITH WINDS IN THE UPWARDS OF 210-MILES PER HOUR. THE DESTRUCTION WAS INEVITABLE... AND STILL UNBELIEVABLE TO MOST EYES...EVEN AS DAYLIGHT REVEALED REALITY...

NATSOTT "THIS IS MORE LIKE TEXAS-- ACROSS THE MIDWEST."



MOS SOT: "WE'RE A LITTLE SCARED. I WOKE UP --THE WHOLE CEILING HAD COLLAPSED

ON US."

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(PARAPHRASE) PEOPLE ARE DEVASTATED-- IN SHOCK.... IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME..


HOMES WERE BLOWN APART... SOME LOST BACK WALLS AND ROOFS... SOME COMPLETELY COLLAPSED... LOOKING LIKE THEY WERE MADE SIMPLY OF TOOTHPICKS.

(NAT--PARAPHRASE) "IT LOOKS LIKE THE TORNADO JUST SKIPPED ALONG...."


THE TWISTERS WERE SOMEWHAT DISCRIMINATING...PERHAPS CRUELLY-- LEAVING SOME HOMES UNTOUCHED IN OTHERWISE DEVASTATED NEIGHBORHOODS... WHERE CARS FOUND THEIR WAY INTO LIVING AND DINING ROOMS.

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RESCUE WORKERS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR RESIDENTS WHO COULD BE TRAPPED IN THE RUBBLE... THEY WILL BE JOINED LATER TODAY BY MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT TEAM... SENT BY THE PRESIDENT.

SOT: PRESIDENT CLINTON

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA...))

Bent-Mtn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-98)
GRAPHIC=winter weather


More winter weather hit portions of our state today.
Meantime, residents on Bent Mountain are still cleaning up
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from an ice storm that hit two weeks ago.
The ice snapped tree branches and some trees at the roots.
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((LOUISE JONES/BENT MOUNTAIN RESIDENT; THE SITES THAT ARE REALLY DAMAGED ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE A LOT OF TREES AROUND THEM. IT'S BEEN HORRIBLE ON THE TREES. PARTICUALRLY OLD TREES AND IT'S TAKEN THEM DOWN. AND WHEN IT HAS DONE SO, IT FILLS YOUR YARD, YOUR DRIVEWAY OR WHATEVER.))
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Residents like Louise Jones are in the midst of trying to recover from the damaging freeze.
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((LOUISE JONES/BENT MTN. RESIDENT: 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.))
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Jones says it took about a year to recover from similar storms which hit in 19-93 and '96.
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IRAQ


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


President Clinton is being briefed today on a possible deal with Baghdad that could avert a U-S led military strike.
U-N Chief Kofi Annan, who brokered the agreement, says it covers the eight presidential sites at the center of Iraqi standoff.
Lee Cowan reports.
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11:30-UPDATE WINDOW
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SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General;
SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister;
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
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((
KOFI ANNAN'S PLANE HAD BARELY LEFT BAGHDAD..WHEN SADDAM HUSSEIN WENT TO DECLARING VICTORY. IN A TELEVISED STATEMENT HE TOLD IRAQUIS THEIR WILL HAD BEEN VICTORIOUS AGAINST EVIL. IN THE TRUE MEANING OF ANY DEAL, LAY IN THE PROOF THAT THE US AND BRITAIN WOULD BE FOUND TO BE LYING ABOUT WEAPONS HIDDEN IN PRESIDENTIAL PALACES.
IN WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT CLINTON REFUSED TO COMMENT ON THE DEAL CITING A NEED FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LEADERS AND A FORMAL BRIEFING BY THE UN BEFORE THE SECURITY COUNCIL NOT SCHEDULED TO HAPPEN UNTIL TUESDAY.

BOTH SIDES CALLED THE TALKS BALANCED AND CONSTRUCTIVE. A COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF
KOFI ANNAN/U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL.
DETAILS OF THE AGREEMENT WERE STILL NOT DISCLOSED ..BUT KOFI ANNAN MADE IT CLEAR THERE WERE NO DEADLINES FOR CLOSING THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACES TO UN WEAPONS INSPECTCORS. SOMETHING THAT APPEARED TO BE A DEAL BREAKER EARLY ON. IN THE END IT WAS TALK THAT SEEMED TO PREVAIL.


LEE COWAN CBS News.))Ferrum-Professor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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.
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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.
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((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 Coll. Professor;
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The International Relations professor says the last time Annan flexed his political negotiating skills was during the Bosnian crisis.
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SCOTUS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


The Sumpreme Court has rejected a challenge to Megan's law.
Thirty-six states have adopted the law that requires authorities to tell communities the whereabouts of convicted sex offenders.
Lawyers for sex offenders argued the law violated the Fifth Amendment's

protection against being punished twice for the same crime.E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Jury deliberations resumed this morning 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 has entered its seventh week making it 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=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=98-8
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Its off to conference committees now for two versions of the state budget.
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,
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VO-NAT
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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.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Differences in the two plans must be worked out before facing the Governor's

veto pen.Black-History


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-100
GRAPHIC=none


Gospel music, skits, a fashion show, and food tasting were some of the events schdeuled for a local Black History celebration.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


This year's theme was A DECADE OF CELEBRATION, a reflection on how the program has evolved since it began in 19-88.
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((VALERIE CROUSE/BLACK HISTORY COMMITTEE CHAIR; WE TRY TO EDUCATE THEM ON THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN OUR PAST, POSITIVE THINGS. ONE YEAR WE HAD THE TUSKEEGEE AIRMEN. ANOTHER WE HAD THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS. WE'VE CELEBRATED WOMEN OF COLOR AND JUST VARIOUS THINGS. ))
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Oragnizers say the program is growing as poeple learn to recognize and appreciate diveristy.
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Rippe


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=
TAPE#net m
GRAPHIC=None


The Centers for Disease Control report one out of every two American adults has high-risk cholesterol levels.
Kimberly McBroom is talking to the Director of the Center for Clinical and Lifestyle Research.
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SUPER=@kimberly1;
SUPER=01-Dr. James Rippe/Tufts University
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(( Doctor James Rippe of Tufts University is considered a leading expert on health and fitness.
He joins us to day to talk about a new study that just came out about the best ways to lower your cholesterol.
Thanks for joining us.
(I read that one out of every two Americans have high- risk cholesterol levels-- why is it so important to lower these levels?)

(What types of foods should we steer AWAY from?)
(What is considered a HEALTHY cholesterol level for most adults?)
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Thanks for joining us today with that very important health advice.

Melanie?))Preview-Bluegrass


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bluegrass is growing in popularity.
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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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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.))
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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.Roanoke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-3)
GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo


Tonight Hampden-Sydney will take on Randolph Macon in the ODAC championship game.
The Yellow Jackets beat Virginia Wesleyan 65 to 59 and Hampden-Sydney knocked off Roanoke College.
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Hampden-Sydney's David Hobbs drives the baseline and scores over the Maroon defense as the Tigers start a comeback.
Roanoke answers at the other end. Dewayne Bullock takes it coast to coast, scores and draws the foul.
The Tigers work the ball getting it
SUPER=33-Roanoke/67/Hampden-Sydney/85/;to T.J. Grimes, who hits the baby

jumper and
The Tigers go on to win the game 85 to 67.
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Warren


ANCHOR=Patricl
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# S8-2
GRAPHIC=Chris Warren


One of the finest football players ever to wear a Ferrum uniform was back on campus yesterday.
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No one will ever wear Chris Warren's number 22 again.
The former Ferrum star and N-F-L Pro-Bowler had his college jersey retired.
While he was a Panther, Chris set records for most season and career points scored, total season and career touchdowns and many many more.
He played for Ferrum in '88 and '89, then was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.
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((CHRIS WARREN/JERSEY RETIRED: IT'S A BIG OCCASION. I'M JUST GLAD I CAN SHARE IT WITH MY FAMILY. THEY'RE THE REASON I'M HERE BECAUSE OF THE VALUES THEY INSTILLED. FAMILY IS IMPORTANT. I THINK IT'S A REFLECTION OF MY SUCCESS.))
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Chris says he's happy the school officials think enough of him as a person to give him this honor.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S8-4
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


David Duval won the Tucson Open. Duval shot a one over par 73 for a total of 19 under par and a four shot win.
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Larry Nelson won his first tournament on the senior tour. Nelson shot a final round 1 under par 71 to finish at 13 under par.
It was the 50- year- old Nelson's ninth senior event after becoming eligible last September.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Billy King


Roanoke's Billy King had his best overall tournament shooting 76 yesterday

to finish at 217, one over par.Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-38)
GRAPHIC=The Rock


A slow start didn't stop Jeff Gordon from winning yesterday's Goodwrench 400 at The Rock.
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SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN Sports;


Rick Mast took off like a bullet from his pole spot and he was the leader after 30 laps.
Jeff Gordon had handling problems, but he moved into the top 10.
The first caution of the day came out on lap 77 when Robert Pressley hits the wall and slides down to the inside of the track.
Jeremy Mayfield passed Geoff Bodine and Rusty Wallace on the inside to take the lead.
But Gordon pulled away winning the Goodwrench 400 in front of 6 Ford Taurses.
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((JEFF GORDON/GOODWRENCH 400 WINNER: I WAS JUST TRYING TO STAY IN THE LEAD LAP FOR MOST OF THE RACE AND TO BE HERE IN VICTORY LANE IS UNBELIEVABLE. I WANT TO THANK GOD. HE WAS BLESSING ME. EVERY TIME I GOT DOWN AND THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, THIS DAY IS GOING TO BE A DISASTER, YOU KNOW, HE ALWAYS CAME TO ME AND SAID 'DON'T WORRY, YOU KNOW, IT WILL HAPPEN.'))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold logo


Rusty Wallace was second, Mark Martin third, Jimmy spencer fourth and Geoff Bodine fifth.

Mardi-Gras


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


And finally this afternoon, the 30th annual Bacchus (Bock-us) parade flowed into the streets of New Orleans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA


This year's Bacchus -- the god of wine -- was played by TV's Drew Carey. In the past the throne of Bacchus has been filled by Bob Hope, Jackie Gleason and Kirk Douglas.
But the parade was more than a visual spectacle -- beads and other trinkets (----------------) were tossed from floats into the open hands of children.