[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Vowing the United States is not playing games, defense chief William Cohen says it's up to Saddam Hussein whether the U-S launches military strikes against Iraq.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And hearing is set to get underway in Caroll County involving a K-K-K member, a cross burning and an African-American defense attorney.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Variable cloudiness this morning, but high pressure should keep our forecast dry.
We are however, keeping an eye on the storm system over Texas, which could bring a few scattered showers tomorrow.

The weekend outlook is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[IRAQ-WRAP]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


The U-N Security Council is scheduled to meet today to discuss the Iraq crisis, as the U-S government gears up for possible military strikes.
Meantime Saddam Hussein isn't finding much support among his nieghbors.
Eight Arab nations have issued a statement blaming Iraq for any consequences of its refusal to deal with U-N Weapons inspectors.
Jonathan Freed has the latest.
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[SOT]

[4:04:00]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Department Spokesperson; :18]
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister; :47]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense; 1:18]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=The White House]

(( AS AMERICAN TROOPS HEAD FOR THE GULF...INDICATIONS ARE THAT, THIS
TIME, SADDAM HUSSEIN IS NOT LIKELY TO FIND A DIPLOMATIC WAY OUT.
SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THAT PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS BEEN CALLING THE
CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP PERSONALLY TO BRIEF THEM ABOUT HIS PLAN FOR
THE IRAQI CRISIS.

SOT: JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON


WE HAVE PURSUED THE DIPLOMATIC ROAD FOR A LONG, LONG TIME... I HAD
NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS.

IRAQ'S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER MEANWHILE MAINTAINED HIS COUNTRY HAS
COMPLIED WITH THE RESOLUTION THAT ENDED THE GULF WAR...AND SO THERE'S
NO REAL BASIS FOR ANY U-S MILITARY ACTION.

SOT: TARIQ AZIZ/IRAQI DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER


THE JOB OF DISARMAMENT IS COMPLETE. IT HAS BEEN COMPLETED FOR YEARS,
AND IRAQ IS ENTITLED TO LIFTING THE SANCTIONS. WHY DON'T THEY ADMIT TO
THAT?

WHILE AZIZ HINTED IRAQ IS OPEN TO A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION ... IT IS
UNLIKELY TO GET ONE. EVEN SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN --WHO WILL MEET
WITH THE SECURITY COUNCIL TODAY -- HAS NO PLANS TO FLY TO BAGHDAD.

WHILE VISITING TROOPS AT THE NORFOLK NAVAL BASE, DEFENSE SECRETARY
WILLIAM COHEN REITERATED AMERICA'S RESOLVE.

SOT: WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY


WE'RE NOT PLAYING GAMES ANY LONGER WITH SADDAM HUSSEIN. WE'RE SAYING
COMPLY AND A FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD RESULT IN A MILITARY OPERATION.
WE'RE HOPING THAT DOESN'T TAKE PLACE.


STANDUP: SADDAM HUSSEIN IS LOOKING SIGNIFICANTLY MORE ISOLATED NOW--
WITH A GROUP OF ARAB STATES -- TELLING HIM, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN.
JONATHAN FREED, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[E-Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-63 1:38:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A test of Virginia's law against cross-burning begins today in Carroll County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992;]


Pennsylvania K-K-K Imperial Wizard Barry Black will have his preliminary hearing tomorrow on an August cross burning in Cana.
Attorney General Mark Earley's sending some lawyers to help out.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 03:37:57]
[IN Q=You know]

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: YOU KNOW OUR RIGHTS TO FREE SPEECH END AT SOMEONE ELSE'S RIGHT TO LIVE FREE FROM INTIMIDATION. SO WE THINK THE STATUTE HAS SERVED AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION IN VIRGINIA OVER THE YEARS, AND WE CERTAINLY THINK IT CONTINUES TO SERVE THAT FUNCTION.))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=that function.]
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[VO-NAT 09/29]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The A-C-L-U lawyer fighting for Black's right TO burn a cross is an African American.
David Baugh (BAW) says the K-K-K has the right to say things even he personally despises.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


We'll have more on the case later today on News-7 at Noon.

[E-Pepper-Spray]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-56 1:49:56]
[GRAPHIC=Pepper Spray]


Roanoke County Police are trying to figure out if an officer acted properly when he used pepper spray on at 77 year old woman.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Goldie Akers, seen here at her daughter's house in Salem, was hit with pepper spray this Sunday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


That's when she was sitting in her car, facing the wrong direction on the street, and checking her mail.
Officer Russell Metcalf went up to Akers' car and asked her questions she did NOT answer.
So he followed Akers up her driveway, where he aimed the pepper spray into the car.
The County Administrator said Officer Metcalf went too far.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:27:15]
[IN Q=I CAN'T THINK]

((HODGE: I CAN'T THINK OF ANY INCIDENT WHEN PEPPER SPRAY ON A 75 OR 77-YEAR OLD PERSON IS APPROPRIATE.))
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=IS APPROPRIATE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hodge called this an "isolated incident."
Officer Metcalf COULD lose his job.
Akers, meanwhile, was charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest.
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[E-Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-58 1:59:44]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A capital murder suspect whose trial was delayed so he could find new attorneys -- has apparently decided to stick with his lawyers after all.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Ironto/File Tape;]


Livingston Bud Pritchett is charged with murdering and robbing a Roanoke man at the Ironto rest stop last year.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/File Tape;]


He said he was ditching his attorneys, Fred Kellerman and Jimmy Turk, last month because they would rather enter a guilty plea than face an all-white jury.
Now civil rights leaders have changed their minds and say Pritchett will keep Turk.
They say Turk has an excellent reputation.
Pritchett's preliminary hearing is later today.
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[E-Till]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-57 1:57:55]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April 22;]


A Danville man who killed his father will now spend a long time in a state mental hospital. How long he'll be there is still unknown.
Yesterday, a judge found Michael Till NOT GUILTY by reason of insanity.
Michael Till was arrested in April for stabbing his father with a kitchen knife.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Everett Till died several days later in the hospital.
A psychiatrist says Michael Till suffered from delusions and paranoia at the time of the stabbing.




[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, the Northside girls score a big upset on the basketball court, and Franklin County loses in volleyball.

Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=a good day.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Julie Comer/Stocked Market Co-Chair;]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Stocked Market))

[gun-suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President today will sign legislation upping the penalties for federal crimes committed with guns.
The measure tacks on another seven years for brandishing or pointing a gun and an extra ten years if the gun is fired.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:14:38]
Meantime, the city of Chicago is taking aim at the nation's gun INDUSTRY.
The Mayor's office has filed a 433- million dollar lawsuit against gun makers and dealers.
[SUPER=04-Police Surveillance Video;]


To prove its case, the city sent undercover police officers into suburban gun shops.
Most store clerks, working for a commission, gave advice on how to get around gun laws.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( COMMANDER HARVEY RADNEY, CHICAGO Police Department:THE INDUSTRY CLAIMS ARE EVEN MORE ABSURD, THE KIND OF GUNS THEY'RE DESIGNING AND THE WAY THEY MARKET THEM IT'S ALL ABOUT STREET VIOLENCE. ))
[SUPER=01-Commander Harvey Radney/Chicago Police Department;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=ABOUT STREET VIOLENCE.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The city is targeting the gun DEALERS to make the point that the sellers are irresponsible by knowingly making guns easily available in Chicago.
(----------------)


[E-Tobacco-Settlement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-72 TC19:58]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Virginia may give up its stand against a national tobacco settlement.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[super=@file]


Attorney General Mark Earley is leaning toward entering a settlement negotiated by eight other states.
In the proposed settlement, the tobacco industry would pay up to 200-BILLION dollars nationwide over 25 years, and accept restrictions on cigarette sales.
In return, states would have to drop their medical cost lawsuits against the tobacco companies.
But a draft of the clause protecting tobacco farmers says only that the companies will agree to meet again to address the impact of the settlement on the farmers.
(----------------)


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, the Centers for Disease Control say there's a big connection between race and heart disease.
Sissy Biggers has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sissy Biggers/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( DISTURBING NEWS OUT THIS MORNING CONCERNING HEART DISEASE AND RACE.
VT=VO

((vo))
ALTHOUGH DEATHS FROM CORONARY HEART FAILURE ARE DECLINING NATIONWIDE...
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE STILL MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM THE CONDITION THAN WHITES.
FIGURES SHOW THAT BLACK WOMEN IN PARTICULAR--BETWEEN THE AGES OF 35 AND 54--ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE FROM CORONARY HEART DISEASE.. THAN WHITE WOMEN IN THE SAME AGE GROUP.
RESEARCHERS CITE POOR HEALTH AND LOWER INCOMES.. AS POSSIBLE REASONS FOR THE DISPARITY.//
VT=VO

((vo))
A NEW REPORT IS PUTTING A DAMPER ON THE BELIEF THAT THE HERBAL SUPPLEMENT, ECHINACEA, CAN DO WONDERS FOR THE COMMON COLD.
A STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE ARCHIVES OF FAMILY MEDICINE.. FOUND THAT THE POPULAR HERBAL REMEDY ACTUALLY DID VERY LITTLE TO PREVENT COLDS.
RESEARCHERS SAY THEY PLAN TO DO MORE STUDIES.
VT=VO

((vo?))
AND THERE COULD BE A STRANGE LINK BETWEEN SUICIDE AND CHILDBIRTH.
DOCTORS IN SWEDEN STUDIED THE BIRTH RECORDS OF MEN WHO KILLED THEMSELVES.. AND FOUND THEY WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE HAD A TRAUMATIC BIRTH--SUCH AS AN EMERGENCY C-SECTION.
THE STUDY SUGGESTS THE MEN MAY HAVE SUBCONSCIOUSLY WANTED TO RECREATE THE PAINFUL EXPERIENCE--
BUT OTHER RESEARCHERS REMAIN SKEPTICAL OF THE FINDINGS.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M SISSY BIGGERS, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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



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[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Shari Thomas/Stocked Market Co-Chair;]
[SUPER=11-Salem;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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((Archive:Stocked Market)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Counting down.. to a showdown in the Gulf.
The U-S Military goes into high gear because of Iraq's refusal to cooperate with United Nations Weapon Inspectors.
The U-N Secretary General says he won't try to mediate until Iraq proves its willing to comply with inspectors.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Thousands of students and the military are preparing for another day of violent protests in Indonesia.
Fighting Thursday left one police officer dead and more than 100 students hospitalized.
Students are protesting as a special government assembly finishes its meeting this week.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And the Reverand Jerry Falwell enters the already crowded talk show arena.
His new show is called "Listen America" and may feature some controversial guests including Larry Flynt.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday November 13-th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[MILITARY-IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


The United States is not playing games.
That's the latest word from Defense Secretary William Cohen as the U-S continues its military buildup in the Persian Gulf.
Meantime, despite a request from Iraq, U-N Secretary General Kofi Annnan says this time he has no plans to mediate the Iraqi crisis.
David Martin reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:01:18]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Dept Spokesman; :16]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense; 1:02 (quick!)]
[SUPER=01-David Martin/Reporting; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS The Pentagon]


[INDONESIA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tensions are high in Indonesia in the wake of violent demonstrations in the capital city of Jakarta.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:16:34]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jakarta, Indonesia;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=Nat Sound of Rioting]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


One police officer and a student are dead after tens of thousands took to the streets in a protest against the government.
Police fired plastic bullets, tear gas and a water cannon to disperse the demonstrating students.
More than 100 students had to be hospitalized with serious wounds from the plastic bullets.
It's the worst violence since riots in May forced an end to the 32-year rule of President Suharto.
(----------------)



[Puppy-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#98-74 7:16]
[GRAPHIC=Pet Health]


Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke is one of the few places in the area open at night for emergencies involving pets.
So Kristen and Steve Herron say they were surprised and angry when the vets refused to care for their sick puppy.
But vets say the reponsiblity of owning a pet also brings the responsiblity of paying for their medical care.
Stacy Martin has more
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=These mixed, black]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Kristen Herron; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Bill Pooge/Chmn. Board of Directors; 1:11]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:44]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=News-7, Roanoke.]

((These mixed, black laboradors were born a couple of months ago, but now their pack is one short after their youngest sister died last week.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.50.40 - 18.50.47]
[IN Q=It was very]

((KRISTEN HERRON: IT WAS VERY TRAUMATIC FOR US BECAUSE HERE THESE GUYS ARE SUFFERING AND WE DON'T WANT THEM SUFFERING AND THEY'RE LETTING THEM SUFFER.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=letting them suffer.]


Three of the puppies suffered a severe allergic reaction from this pet shampoo--and the youngest later died.
It was a reaction that required the kind of late night emergency care the Emergency Veterinary Service of Roanoke specializes in.
But, the Herrons say their call for help was refused because of an overdue bill.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18.52.30 - 18.52.51]
[IN Q=If we put them]

((KRISTEN HERRON: IF WE PUT THEM FIRST WHY CAN'T HOSPITALS. I FELT LIKE SAYING TO THEM IF THEIR MOTHER WAS IN A CRITICAL SITUATION, I DON'T THINK A HOSPITAL IS GOING TO DENY THEM MEDICAL ATTENTION WHETHER THEY OWE 500 DOLLARS, ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR EVEN 100 DOLLARS.)) [RUNS21]
[OUT Q=100 dollars.]


But, the veternarians here say they're used to dealing with pet owners who can't afford their services and gave the Herrons the same choices they give other clients.
But, the Herrons refused to offer any payments.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20.21.07 - 20.21.28]
[IN Q=If someone has]

((DR. BILL POOGE: IF SOMEONE HAS LIMITED FUNDS WE'LL WORK WITH THEM AS BEST WE CAN. WE HAVE AGAIN LIKE I SAID TAKEN CHECKS AND HELD FOR FUTURE DEPOSIT, HELD COLLATEROL. WE HAVE TAKEN PROMISORY NOTES.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=taken promisory notes.]


Pooge said while animals may be part of the family there is a difference.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20.22.19 - 20.22.34]
[IN Q=As much as we]

((DR. BILL POOGE: AS MUCH AS WE LOVE OUR PETS, THEY ARE A LUXURY ITEM. AND, I THINK YOU WOULD AGREE A PERSON WHO ASSUMES THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OBTAINING A PET AND BREEDING A PET SHOULD ASSUME THE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BUDGET ACCORDINGLY.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=budget accordingly.]
(----------------)))


[Special-Election]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Special Election]


Some Southwest Virginians will go to the polls one more time this year.
Governor Gilmore has set Tuesday, December 15th for a special election to fill the state senate seat being vacated by Bluefield Democrat Jack Reasor.
Reasor's resignation takes effect November 30th.
He will take over as C-E-O of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.

Candidates for his seat are required to certify by next Tuesday.[E-Gilmore-NRA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-68 47:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You'll see a familiar face on the back of this week's U-S News and World Report-- Governor Gilmore shouldering a shotgun.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Gilmore appears in the full-page ad for the National Rifle Association, touting a federal gun initiative called Project Exile.
The governor's signature proudly adorns the N-R-A slogan "I'm the N-R-A."
An N-R-A political action committee gave 16-thousand dollars to Gilmore's campaign last year for governor.
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[5-D-Day-Statue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-26 1:44:09]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


It almost made it in time of Veteran's Day
Yesterday Folks got a look at some of the first pieces of artwork for the National D-Day Memorial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The principle piece of sculpture is called: "Final Tribute," depicting a rifle stuck in the ground by its bayonet... with a soldier's helmet and one of his dog tags hanging on the rifle butt.
It's the image of a kind of temporary grave site used during World War Two.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:07:15]
[IN Q=It is so important]

((IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE IDEA OF IT- -BASED ON THE FACTS- -HELPS TO CREATE A REMEMBRANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Kirby/Sculptor]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=A REMEMBRANCE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


"Final Tribute" is the first of several slightly larger- than- life sculptures depicting images from the D-Day landing on the Normandy Beaches of France in June, 1944.
The Memorial is scheduled for dedication in Bedford on June 6th, in the year 2000.
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[Three-Steve]


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



[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Salem;]
[SUPER=01-Shari Thomas/Stocked Market Co-Chair;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Stocked Market))

[E-Wright]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-71 36:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She's gone on some unusual legal fame since leaving Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 19-70.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Last Night, Arkansas federal Judge Susan Webber Wright was back in Virginia to talk about anything BUT the specifics of her most famous case.
Wright is the judge who threw out Paula Jones' lawsuit against the President last spring.
And at the University of Richmond, the topic was sexual harassment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 06:29:23]
[IN Q=There is]

((JUDGE SUSAN WEBBER WRIGHT/EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS: THERE IS CONSIDERABLE EVIDENCE THAT MEN AND WOMEN SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE THE SAME VIEWS CONCERNING WHAT CONSTITUTES SEXUAL HARASSMENT. THE POTENTIAL FOR AMBIGUITY IS NEARLY UNLIMITED. FOR EXAMPLE, IF A MAN CALLS A WOMAN "HONEY," HE COULD EITHER BE EXPRESSING ENDEARMENT OR CONDESCENSION.))
[SUPER=01-Judge Susan W. Wright/Eastern District of Arkansas;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=condescension.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Jones versus Clinton is currently on appeal.
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[E-Falwell-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-70 50:55]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


After twenty years of serving as the conservative punching bag for numerous T-V talk show hosts, the Reverend Jerry Falwell is finally turning the tables.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell has launched his OWN talk show called "Listen America" and long-time adversaries like Geraldo Rivera and Larry Flynt are jumping at the chance to be a guest on his show.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:57:47]
[IN Q=Being the]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/NEW TALK SHOW HOST: BEING THE INTERVIEWER IS MUCH DIFFERENT AND I DON'T BEAT UP ON ANYBODY, ANY MORE THAN LARRY KING WOULD, BUT I DO GET TO ASK THE QUESTIONS I WANT THEM TO ANSWER.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/New Talk Show Host; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=them to answer.]
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=hold]


"Listen America" airs every Friday night from 10 to 11 on the America's Voice Network.
Falwell says it's the only show that talks about issues from a (Jew-DAY-oh) Judeo- Christian perspective.

[S-Jumper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:17:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


103-year old Gertrude Jumper has a date with the governor today-- at a celebration for Virginia's centenarians.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Jumper got a send-off in Roanoke yesterday from the League of Older Americans.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17.18.35 - 17.18.47]
[IN Q=I wanted to laugh]

((GERTRUDE JUMPER: I WANTED TO LAUGH AND I WANTED TO CRY AND I SAID WELL THE LORD IS JUST SENDING DOWN BLESSINGS AFTER BLESSING. EVERYTHING JUST LOOK LIKE IT WORKED ACCORDING TO PLAN.))
[SUPER=07-Gertrude Jumper;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=according to plan.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 8;]


Jumper survived a fire last Spring that heavily damaged the home where she and her daughter lived.
The fire was one in a series of fires in Northwest Roanoke police believed were deliberately set.
Following the fire, the L-O-A and other community members helped the pair by finding them a place to stay and donating food and clothing.
The celebration for centenarians will take place this afternoon at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, twenty-second ranked Georgia Tech is still in contention for the A-C-C title after pulling out a 24-21 win over Clemson last night.
Now here's Denise Allen with your Friday Football Extra playoff matchups.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Virginia's law against cross-burning will be tested beginning today in Carroll County.
Pennsylvania K-K-K Imperial Wizard Barry Black will go face a preliminary hearing for an August cross burning in Cana.
The A-C-L-U lawyer fighting FOR Black's right to burn a cross is an African American.
David Baugh (BAW) says the K-K-K has the right to say things even he personally despises.
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Virginia may join eight other states in a proposed tobacco settlement.
Under the settlement, the tobacco industry would pay up to 200 billion dollars nationwide over 25 years and accept restrictions on cigarette sales.
In return, the states would drop their lawsuits designed to recover medical costs.
But there is not guarantee of protection for tobacco farmers.
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The federal judge who threw out Paula Jones' sexual harrasment lsuit against President Clinton was silent on the case last night in Richmond.
The Randolph-Mason Woman's College graduate spoke at the University of Richmond.
Judge Susan Webber Wright's topic was sexual harrasement but she would not talk about the specifics of her most famous case.
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For families looking for a different way to "horse around" on the weekends, they may need only to take a short drive up to Lexington.
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Of course, we're talking about the Virginia HORSE Center, which features about 90 events each year.
Many of them at no admission cost.
Featured events include the National Barrel Racing Competition, the Virginia Horse Trials, and the Autumn Arabic Competition.
Find out more about the horse center, and get a preview of next weekend's visit by real- life horse whisperer, Monty Roberts.
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That's coming up tomorrow in "Time Off" on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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