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WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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SUPER=05-Osceola Co., FL((

PRESIDENT CLINTON'S VISIT TO THE STORM-RAVAGED COMMUNITIES OF CENTRAL FLORIDA IS RECEIVING A WARM WELCOME. MANY PEOPLE HERE HAVE LITTLE LEFT -- EXCEPT THE FEDERAL AID HE'S ALREADY APPROVED.
MAJOR LARRY BROOME/SALVATION ARMY
--PARAPHRASE-- THE PEOPLE HERE REALLY NEED HELP...

EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SAY IT IS TOO EARLY TO ESTIMATE THE EXACT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE DONE WHEN THE SERIES OF TWISTERS TORE THROUGH THE AREA EARLY MONDAY MORNING. SOME COMMUNITIES WERE DECIMATED. OTHERS WERE SPARED. STILL MORE SAW THE TWISTERS SKIP OVER SOME HOMES-- SEEMINGLY WITHOUT RHYME OR REASON.
PRESTON FREE/VOLUNTEER YOU KNOW--WE'RE FILLING IN WHERE WE CAN-- YOU KNOW --FOOD, COMFORT, PRAYER...
... AND THERE ARE A LOT OF BLANKS TO FILL IN. OFFICIAL RED CROSS WORKERS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE OUT DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN FOR THE VICTIMS-- FROM COUNSELLING TO STRESS RELIEF...
THE SEARCH MEANWHILE GOES ON-- FOR THE HANDFUL OF PEOPLE STILL LISTED AS MISSING....
THE STORMS-- WHICH WERE BORN FROM THE DANGEROUS EL NINO WEATHER PATTERN ... ARE THE WORST TO EVER HIT FLORIDA.... ... MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS, KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA.))

IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


Despite the U-N-brokered deal with Iraq over weapons inspections, the United States plans to keep its troops in the Gulf for at least six months to ensure compliance.
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At their base in Kuwait, American military scientists continue to test the air for chemical and biological attacks.
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7:17:13
Meantime, U-N inspectors continued with inspections at Iraqi sites today.
The U- N Security Council could act to endorse the new deal with Baghdad in a couple of days.
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CLINTON


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


In the midst of the tentative Iraqi agreement and the devastating Florida tornadoes the White House sex scandal has been pushed to the back burner.
But in Washington the matter has not been forgotten.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY;

10:07:17
Monica Lewinsky's attorney said today he is preparing for the possibility that his client will be indicted.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

10:01:50
Meantime, the President reportedly has decided to invoke executive privilege to keep top aides from testifying about their internal discussion related to the Lewinsky case.
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YOUNGMAN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Comedian, dubbed "the king of one-liners", has died at the age of 91.
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4:32:35
Henny Youngman passed away yesterday of complications from the flu.
Youngman was known for his one line jokes.
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That simple joke became the bedrock of his comedic career that spanned seven decades.
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E-Youth-Drinking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Alcohol Abuse


Months after the death of a Virginia Tech sophomore A-B-C agents are still looking for answers.
The 18- year- old fell eight stories to her death after a night of heavy drinking.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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(( Underage drinking is a serious problem in college towns across the country.
On several occasions-- NEWS 7 sent an underage newsroom intern inside this house on Houston Street where she was offered beer for three dollars.
Authorities do NOT believe the students living here had anything to do with supplying Mindy Somers alcohol-- although her car was found parked outside the house the same day-- the 18- year old sophomore, still wearing her camouflage Halloween costume, fell out her dorm window to her death. (( TAKE SU
Although her car was found on Houston Street--
Authorities think Somers spent most of the evening partying here at this student filled apartment complex on Clay Street-- less than a block from the Blacksburg P-D.
One witness counted 21- kegs of beer here in the parking lot, stacked in the shape of a pyramid. END SU )) runs:18
NEWS 7 spoke with several students who paid to get into the party-- None would appear on camera.
One even verified he collected money at the entrance way.
The cost: three dollars for women, five for men.
Blacksburg Police Chief Bill Brown says the week after Somers death-- the level of drinking never seemed to slow.
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2:59:40
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((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF:I GUESS THEY ASSUME OR MAKE THE ASSUMPTION THAT, HEY, I GET AWAY FROM HOME I'M GOING TO ENJOY THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE, I GUESS THAT IS PARTYING AND DRINKING AND SO FORTH. )) RUNS:17
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Sources say Mindy Somers also spent time at two other apartments where beer was available.
Last semester-- the apartments were considered an UN-housed fraternity.
For a time, the pictures on the Fraternity Internet home page included shots of Somers.
NEWS 7 tried to reach the students for comment-- but no one was home and the one student we reached by phone did NOT want to talk.
Virginia Tech's Vice President for student affairs says off campus drinking is the school's biggest challenge.
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((LANDRUM CROSS/VP FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS:WHEN WE SURVEY STUDENTS AND ASK THEM WHERE THEY DRINK, THEY NOW, 70 PERCENT OF MORE OF THEM SAY THAT THEY'RE DOING IT OFF CAMPUS. )) RUNS:10
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It's illegal to purchase kegs and then charge for beer-- without an ABC licence.
But so far-- no one who purchased the kegs on Clay street has been prosecuted.
Virginia Tech police have closed their investigation.
And sources say ABC agents-- who're now in charge of the investigation-- have been able to track down only THREE of the 21 kegs purchased to ONE student.
Without more evidence and witnesses-- sources say-- prosecutors won't agree to proceed with charges.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))

County-Supervisors


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-3
GRAPHIC=Rke Co.


There's concern among some Catawba residents after the only person from their area was not reappionted to Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.
David Johnson reports.
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SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Vinton District; :47 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Larry Markle/Bradshaw Resident; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Board of Supervisors; 1:18
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(( The Resource Authority basically calls the shots concerning the Smith Gap Land Fill, where garbage for the Roanoke Valley is taken.
Kate Schefsky's concern is that no one who lives close to the dump is included on such a powerful board.
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((KATE SCHEFSKY/FORMER AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBER; BOTH OF THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ROANOKE COUNTY ARE FROM THE HUNTING HILLS AREA, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 30-MILES FROM THE LAND FILL AND A TOTALLY DIFFERENT ECONOMIC MAKE UP OF THE CITIZENS THAT LIVE NEAR THE LANDFILL.)) RUNS:13
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Supervisors Chair Bob Johnson says his board simply appointed the most qualified person for the job.
And Supervisor Harry Nickens says the board represents the county as a whole in good faith.
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Some Bradshaw residents also fear promises made in the landfill's development policy booklet will not be kept.
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((LARRY MARKLE/BRADSHAW RESIDENT; THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS IN THERE IN THE WAY OF PROMISES MADE TO THE COMMUNITY, THE CITIZENS OF BRADSHAW. AND WE'RE AFRAID, FROM WHAT WE'RE UNDERSTANDING IS HAPPENING, THAT THEY ARE GOING TO START TO BRINGING TRASH IN FROM OUT OF STATE. THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BRINGING HAZARDOUS WASTE IN FROM OUT OF STATE, WHICH IS TOTALLY AGAINST THE POLICIES.)) RUNS:17
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((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPS. CHAIR; I DON'T KNOW WHERE SOME OF THESE RUMORS CAME FROM. I THINK SOMETIMES THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO HAD HEARD A RUMOR AND PEOPLE LOVE TO REPEAT THOSE. THERE WAS NOT ONE TRUTH--THERE'S NO HAZARDOUS WASTE GOING TO BE PUT INTO THIS.)) RUNS:10
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STAND-UP/00:48:13
Johnson says there is already someone on the Resource Authority board who represents that part of the community. That person is Spike Harrison, who represents the Catawba district.
David Johnson, News 7.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-7
GRAPHIC=Session 98


As the debate over the car tax cut heats up in Richmond, lawmakers are eyeing the way education funds are doled out.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( There's one quick way to get the attention of rural lawmakers: talk about the composite index that gives their schools more state funding than rich localities get.
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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN: PERHAPS WE MAY CONSIDER ELIMINATING THE COMPOSITE INDEX ENTIRELY AS A WAY OF TRYING TO HONE IN ON THESE TWO ISSUES: OF FAIRNESS AND EDUCATION FUNDING.)) runs:10

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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: WHY NOT REVIEW THE COMPOSITE INDEX? WHY NOT REEVALUATE WHETHER FAIRNESS DEMANDS THAT FUNDING BE DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR.)) runs:08

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((DEL. BUD PHILLIPS/D-CASTLEWOOD: HELL NO, WE'RE NOT GONNA STAND UP FOR THIS. AND IT MAKES ME MAD TO THINK THAT SOMEBODY, MAYBE THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, WOULD SEND THIS MESSAGE DOWN TO THIS FLOOR THAT WE'RE GONNA SEND SCHOOL KIDS HOSTAGE TO THE CAR TAX. WE WILL NEVER ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.)) RUNS:15
The Democrats view it as a threat.
Vote for a car tax cut or we'll tinker with the school funding formula.
The Governor didn't stop to talk.
His spokesman says he knows nothing of any plans to change the funding formula.
But the Democrats have their own threat.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE HAVE TO GOT SEE PROGRESS MADE IN THE AREA OF FOOD TAX AND/OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN ORDER FOR US TO GO HOME. AND IF IT MEANS WE NEED TO STAY DOWN HERE A LITTLE BIT LONGER, THEN REST ASSURED THAT OUR CAUCUS IS PREPARED TO DO THAT.)) runs:13
The session's scheduled to end March 14th.

Ellen Qualls, News 7, RIchmond.))E-Kessee


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=Virginia


A jury sentenced Earl Bramblett to death, thanks to years of work.
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Yesterday that detective work was recognized by the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
Senior Special Agent Barry (kuh-ZEE) Kessee picked up a Distinguished Service Valor Award.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BEHIND EACH AWARD THERE'S A STORY. IT'S A STORY ABOUT SACRIFICE. IT'S A STORY ABOUT SELFLESSNESS, LOYALTY. AND IT'S A STORY ABOUT SERVICE.))
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Kessee's (kuh-ZEE's) dogged pursuit of the Hodges family killer falls under the category of "unique or unusual" service to the Commonwealth.
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Preview-Bluegrass3


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornoon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-10
GRAPHIC=bluegrass spotlight


Dan Tyminski's musical talent and love of bluegrass has landed him in one of the country's most popular bands.
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The band, Alison Krauss and Union Station, has played the White House, picked up grammy awards, and sold more than a million records.
While Tyminski appreciates the spotlight, he says the music comes first.
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((DAN TYMINSKI/ALISON KRAUSS AND UNION STATION: WE ALL TAKE AN APPROACH TO THE MUSIC THAT WE PLAY AND IN A SENSE OF JUST WANTING TO RECORD MUSIC THAT WE LIKE, YOU KNOW. WHEN WE WORK ON AN ALBUM IF WE MAKE SOMETHING THAT PLEASES US WE'RE HAPPY. WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE DONE OUR JOB.))
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TAKE BLUEGRASS GRAPHIC FULL-essC
Tonight on News 7, Joe Dashiell will continue his series on Bluegrass music with more from Dan Tyminski.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Grammy awards


It's the biggest night of the year for the music industry.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY;

7:44:13
All week the world's top musicians have been rehearsing their performances for tonight's Grammy awards.
Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand's duet has been cancelled because Streisand has the flu.
So Dion will instead sing "My Heart Will Go On," the Oscar-nominated song from the movie "Titanic."
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You can see the Grammy Awards tonight right here on your hometown station beginning at 8 o'clock.
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tease3 SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up,
A local athlete shoots for a three point record,
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And
the ladies of Cave Spring battled it out with G-W Danville to make it out of the quarterfinals.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM BREAK #3


Cave


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB98-1)
GRAPHIC=Northwest Region


Cave Spring won both the girls and boys Northwest region quarterfinal rounds last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Knights; :00


Amy Cause sinks the jumper for the Lady Knights.
G.W. Danville's Shanna Price takes the rock and finishes from the corner.
SUPER=33-Cave Spring/46/G.W. Danville/31;


Cave Spring senior Kimberly Morris snaps the nylon on the short J.
Cave Spring advances to the region Semifinals with a 46-31 victory.
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((LINDA LONG/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH: WE SET 'EM DOWN IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND DID A GOOD JOB IN THE FOURTH QUARTER AND I THINK AFTER YOU GET THE FIRST ONE DOWN UNDER YOUR BELT THAT IT'S EASIER ON THE SECOND ONE, EASIER ON THE THIRD ONE. SO I'M HOPING THAT WE'LL RELAX A LITTLE BIT AND HAVE SOME FUN.))
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In the night cap; Cave Spring battled Halifax.
The Knights' Cory Paxton scores two of his 12 points on the night.
The Comets' Robert Perkins takes the ball and scores 2 of his 12 points.
Cave Spring's Ricky Dierker then SUPER=33-Cave Spring/61/Halifax/43;

sinks the three pointer on his way to 11 points.
The Knights advance to the region semifinal for the first time in school history with a 61-43 victory.
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Fleming


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-2)
GRAPHIC=Northwest Region


The William Fleming boys were on the road last night taking on the top ranked Eagles of G.W. Danville.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Colonels vs Eagles;


G. W. will get on the board first as Marcus Cunningham steps back behind the line and nails the three, the first points of the game.
Fleming's William Hankins SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/65/William

Fleming/51/;makes the nice spin move to the inside to score, but the Eagles go on to win the game 65 to 51.
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Floyd


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S8-2)
GRAPHIC=Region C


There will be a new state champion in Group A this year. Parry McCluer beat defending champion Floyd County.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Fighting Blues vs Buffaloes; :


The Blues' John Williams hits a cutting Damion Beverly for the score and the foul.
The buffaloes' T.J. Holfield hits the three pointer and Floyd cuts the lead to within six.
SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/81/Floyd Co./69/;But Parry McCluer holds on to beat

the defending state champions 81 to 69.

(-------------)Tech



ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of TB98-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The Lady Hokies of Virginia tech opened the Atlantic 10 conference tournament last night at the Cassell against Fordham.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Rams; :


Early in the first half, Michelle Housewright breaks through the Fordham defense with the pass to Lynette Nolley who taps it in off the glass.
Late in the half, Sara Hicks gets the assist inside to Kim Seaver who knocks down the jumper for a 41 to 21 halftime lead.
In the second half, Tech continued SUPER=33-Virginia

Tech/79/Fordham/40/;to dominate as Renee Maitland throws the bounce pass to Nolley who hits two of her game high 16 and Tech wins it 79 to 40.

(-------------)UVA



ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of VB98-1)
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


Roanoke native Curtis Staples scored 17 points last night, but failed to set the N-C-A-A career three pointer record as the Virginia Cavaliers closed out the regular season last night hosting the Terps of Maryland.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/JP-RAYCOM; :


The terps fell behind early, Rodney Elliott hits this jumper but the Cavaliers had a 12 to 11 lead.
Staples missed his first three pointer, but he nailed this one at the side of the key.
SUPER=33-Virginia/66/Maryland/74/; U-V-A went in at the half with the lead

but Maryland gets the win 74 to 66.

(-------------)KNIEVEL



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


For decades, Evel Knievel has been known as the world's greatest daredevil.
Some 20 years later,
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SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/FOX TV;

7:40:21
Robbie Knievel follows in his father's footsteps and goes one step further---

with an attempt to break Evel's record with a leap over 30 limousines, ranging 230 feet.
Last night in Las Vegas, the younger Knievel got the job done...the (----------------) accomplishment of a feat that even his dad did not conquer.