[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Michigan police and prosecutors want to know more after watching Dr. Jack Kevorkian kill a patient on 60 Minutes.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a new rift between Iraq and U-N weapons inspectors over documents.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[KEVORKIAN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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In Michigan, police and prosecutors are expected to meet today or tomorrow to decide whether to take Dr. Jack Kevorkian up on his challenge.
Last night "60 Minutes" showed videotape of Kevorkian giving lethal injections to a sick patient.
Kevorkian says if he's not prosecuted, it's not a crime.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
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[SUPER=07-Dr. Jack Kevorkian; :06 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Victor Skirmantz/Family Friend; :40]
[SUPER=01-David Gorcyca/Oakland Co. Prosecutor; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; ]
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[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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It looks as if Iraq may be headed towards another confrontation with U-N weapons inspectors.
Baghdad is refusing to turn over documents on banned weapons.
The dispute is serious but for now U-S and U-N officials say it's not yet enough to trigger American air strikes.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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[SOT]

[9:00:50]
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mohammed al-Sahaf/Iraqi Foreign Minister; :14]
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister; :40]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:04]
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[CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#net]
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President Clinton returns to Washington tonight following a five-day trip to Asia.
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[VO-NAT]
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On his way home, the President stopped on the U-S territory of Guam.
During a speech, he announced plans to transfer U-S military holdings to the island, and to rejuvenate Guam's economy in the face of military cutbacks and the Asian financial crisis.
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((PRESIDENT: I'LL WORK TO MAKE SURE YOUR VOICES ARE HEARD IN WASHINGTON -THAT YOU ARE TREATED FAIRLY AND SENSITIVELY BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THAT YOU ARE CONSULTED BEFORE POLICIES ARE MADE THAT AFFECT YOUR LIVES. ))
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[VO-NAT]


Once he's stateside, the White House says President Clinton will answer the 81 questions from the House Judiciary Committee.
Clinton aids also say they're ready to explore a middle ground with Congress about a censure of the President for his attempts to cover up his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
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[YELTSIN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Boris Yeltsin is expected to cancel more foreign trips later this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


He was hospitalized yesterday with pneumonia.
In recent weeks the 67 year old Russian leader has been sidelined with a variety of problems.. including exhaustion and respiratory illness.
The Kremlin maintains his condition is not critical.
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[Roanoke-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-77 TC07:50]
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Roanoke Police have identified the man killed yesterday in a car accident.
19-year old James Cecil Leroy Dooley of Roanoke died at the scene.
The driver of the car, John Samuel Martin Junior of Roanoke, was treated at a local hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
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The accident happened early Sunday Morning on Ninth Street, Southeast.
The crash didn't involve any other vehicles.
Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Governor Gilmore has his proposed food-tax cut.
Today we'll learn what's on the Democrats budget wish list.
That's still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And that old tradition rolls through Far Southwest Virginia.
The Santa Train makes another run.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Gacy]


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Police are outside an apartment building in Chicago today, getting ready to search for more victims of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
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[VO-NAT]
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[4:08:13 ]
They plan to dig outside the building where Gacy's mother once lived.
Radar scans at the site showed as many as four sets of human skeletal remains.
[SUPER=@File;]


Gacy was executed in 19-94 for killing 33 young men and boys.
He began his killing spree in the early 70's.
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[Hunting-Accident]


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[WRITER=sta]
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Invesitgators are not releasing the name of the 16 year old boy killed in a hunting accident-- apparently by his brother.
On Saturday, the boy and his 12-year old brother were hunting in Amherst County.
Police say the 12 year old was carrying a gun and accidentally shot and killed his older brother.
This is the second such accident involving brothers this month.
About a week ago a 20-year old man shot and killed his 17 year old brother during a hunting trip in Franklin County.

[DEMOCRAT-BUDGET]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
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[WRITER=ssa]
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In the General Assembly today, Virginia Democrats are expected to outline their 19-99 budget.
While Governor Gilmore has caused a sensation with his call to reduce the food sales tax and use lottery profits for public schools, Democrats are expected to focus on the rising costs of attending state colleges and universities.

[Tent-Services]


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Although its church burned to the ground last week, a Collinsville congregation continues to worship on the church grounds. David Johnson explains.
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(( Pastor Davis Yeuell says his church is in the rebuilding stages. Meanwhile, the congregation had its fellowship in a TENT, something Yeuell says is not as challenging as it appears.
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((IN THE SUMMERTIME, WE WORSHIP OUT IN THE PARK. SO THEY'RE ACCUSTOMED TO WORSHIPING OUT UNDER PAVILIONS AND THAT SORT OF THING.)) [RUNS08]
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The makeshift church was complete with folding chairs, an organ and a generator for eletrical power. [NAT-SOUND] [RUNS03] Members compared the service and seeing their church in ruins to being at a funeral.
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[IN Q=ALL OF US HERE]

((KEN LOCKLEAR/CHURCH BOARD SECRETARY; ALL OF US HERE AT THE CHURCH HAVE SOME DIRECT CONNNECTION. AND NOW THAT IT'S GONE, WE THOUGHT THAT ONE PART OF THE SERVICE WOULD BE TO GRIEVE IN OUR OWN WAY ABOUT THAT.)) [RUNS17]
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But Pastor Yeuell considers it a revival of sorts, a chance to be closer together and move forward. And he says the community is reaching out to his congregation.
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((WE WILL BE AT ANOTHER FACILITY, BUT WE'RE NO READY TO SAY WHERE, NEXT SUNDAY WE HOPE AND BELIEVE.)) [RUNS06]
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[STAND-UP/10:35:42] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; CHURCH OFFICIALS SAY THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE HAS NOT YET BEEN DETERMINED, EXCEPT TO SAY THAT ARSON HAS BEEN RULED OUT. THEY EXPECT IT WILL TAKE ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF TO REBUILD THEIR SANCTUARY. UNTIL THEN THEY WILL HOLD SERVICES ANYWHERE THEY CAN, WHETHER IT'S IN THIS TENT OR AT ANOTHER CONGREGGATION THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, COLLINSVILLE.)) [RUNS20])) [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A twelve foot piece of Carroll County heads to the governor's mansion today.
That story in just a moment.
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[VO-NAT ]


And also still ahead on News-7 at Noon-- Kate Winslett took a plunge in Titanic-- Now she's taken the plunge into marriage.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[SEPTUPLETS]


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The McCaughey family of ten has a lot more breathing room today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlisle, IA;]


That's because they're moving into their brand new, 6- thousand square foot home.
Not a bad birthday present for the McCaughey septuplets who turned one last week.
The family held an open house yesterday for the community of Carlisle, Iowa who helped build the house.
It has 7 bedrooms and five bathrooms.
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[Governors-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A Carroll County tree will stand in the governor's mansion this Christmas.
The 12-foot tall Colorado blue spruce was grown at Billy Cornette's Reed Island Farm.
Cornette and his wife are scheduled to present the tree to Virginia's first family today.



[Santa-Train]


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Year after year, the Santa Train spreads holiday cheer through Appalachia.
This weekend the tradition continued--
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[OUT Q=nat merry Christmas]
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[VO-NAT]

as hundreds of boys and girls picked up a gift or two-- for many the only gifts they'll receive this year.
The train has run through parts of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee for more than 50 years now-- kicking off the holiday season.
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[Stocks]


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[WRITER=chr]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 118 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, the Cavaliers have Georgia on their minds.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the Skins and the Cards stage a repeat performance yesterday.
But could Washington pull out the win this time? S
Stick around and find out, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[NC-State]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
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[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Five N-C State athletes have been charged in the shooting death of a fellow student.
Twenty-one year old Neil Davis died after three football players, two wrestlers and another student broke into his house early Sunday morning.
Davis allegedly fired shots from his home before the athletes entered.
He was shot while struggling to hold on to his gun.
One wrestler is charged with involuntary manslaughter, while the remaining five face other charges including breaking and entering and assault.


[Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals met for the second time this season, with similar results.
The two teams combined for more than 800 yards of total offense- and again, it was the Cardinals who flew away with the win as time ran out.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((Norv Turner watching as his team would fall behind early.
Leading 3 to nothing Plummer goes to the air and hits Johnny McWilliams on the 6 yard touchdown pass to make it 10 to nothing Cardinals.
Plummer would score twice in the first half this 10 yard run late in the second quarter gave the Cardinals a 31 to nothing lead at the half.
But the Redskins rallied in the second half Trent Green opens with this 15 yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook and the score was 31 to 6.
Washington scored on its first five possessions of the second half Green threw two more T-D's to Westbrook then he hooked up with Leslie Shepherd on this 16 yard T-D pass and the Skins trailed 38 to 27.
The Skins got it back on an interception and Green hands off to Skip Hicks who scores on the 5 yard touchdown run and Washington trailed 38 to 35 with 9 minutes left in the game.
Arizona would come back and go on a scoring drive capped when Plummer dives over from the one yard line and the Cardinals win it 45 to 42.))
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[Panthers]


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The Panthers were able to hang on for Carolina's second victory of the year- beating the Rams 24 to 20.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX Sports; :]


Steve Beuerlin's first touchdown pass came in the first quarter. He finds Wesley Walls on the 2 yard toss to make it 7- nothing Panthers.
Then- in the second quarter- Beuerlin would hit Walls again. This time on a 12 yard touchdown pass play and the Panthers led 14- nothing.
St. Louis rallied in the second half. Steve Bono goes to
[SUPER=30-Carolina/24/St. Louis/20/;]

Jeff Robinson for the 7 yard touchdown, but the Panthers win it 24 to 20.
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[Jags]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
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The Steelers picked off Jacksonville's Mark Brunell three times to take one from the A-F-C Central leading Jaguars.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/CBS Sports; :]


Pittsburgh would hold rookie standout Fred Taylor to just 67 yards on the ground.
And Jacksonville fell behind in the first quarter. Dewayne Washington gets the first of his two interceptions. He returns it 52 yards for the touchdown and the Steelers took the 7- nothing lead.
But the Jags mounted a comeback in the third. Taylor scores on the two yard run to make it 13 to 7 Steelers.
Kordell Stewart lit up the Steeler offense. He passed for over two hundred yards with one
[SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/30/Jacksonville/15/;]

touchdown, and the Steelers beat the Jaguars 30 to 15.
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[Polls]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Logo]


Things are just peachy in Charlottesville today-
this after the Cavaliers announced they will play in the Peach Bowl.
They'll face an opponent from the Southeastern conference in a game scheduled for 5 o'clock on New Year's Eve at the Georgia Dome.
Virginia was idle yesterday but the Cavaliers moved up to the 16-th spot in the A-P college Football Poll.
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA TECH LOGO]


Virginia Tech also cracked the top 20 in the latest A-P poll. The Hokies' victory over Rutgers moved the team up to the 20-th spot heading into Saturday's showdown with Virginia.
Both teams enter the game 8 and 2. Tech is still waiting on a bowl bid.

[UVA]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The U-V-A basketball team is on top of the world.
The Cavaliers beat Washington State 62 to 53 to take seventh place in the Top of the World Classic in Alaska.
Donald Hand scored 23 points to lead Virginia. The team returns home Wednesday night to host Hampton.
Meantime, the U-V-A women lost to Arkansas State yesterday 86- 77.

[Women]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
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At the Cassell, the Lady Hokies opened a three game home stand against Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Radford vs. Va Tech;]


Tech won its first two games of the season on the road and Coach Bonnie Henrickson was looking to continue the streak at home.
Radford would stick with the Hokies. Lorrie Mitchell dishes to Jennifer Grant in traffic for the lay-up.
Tech shows off a good passing game. The ball gets around the key to Tere Williams who puts it up for two.
Lorrie Micthell continues the hustles for the Lady Highlanders driving to the hoop for the score.
[SUPER=33-Radford/52/Va Tech/86/;]


But the Hokies wouldn't be outdone. Michelle Houseright gets her own rebound and puts it back up and Virginia Tech beats Radford 86-to-52.
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[Yankees]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
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George Steinbrenner would still be the boss of the New York Yankees, but he'd no longer be the main owner.
That's part of a deal Steinbrenner is believed to be working on to sell the team
The New York Daily News says he's negotiating with Cablevision.
Cablevision would pay 525 million dollars for 70-percent of the team.
The Long-Island based company already owns the Knicks and Rangers, as well as Madison Square Garden.
Steinbrenner's controlled the Yankees for a quarter-century, earning a reputation for hiring and firing managers.




[WINSLET-WED]


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[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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She was queen of the box office this year and now she's a blushing bride.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Reading, England;]


Titanic star Kate Winslet married film director Jim Threapleton (THREHP'-ul-tun) yesterday.
Winslet talked about the highlight of the day.
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[10:38:37-41]
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((KATE WINSLET:EXCHANGING OF THE VOWS WERE INCREDIBLE, INCREDIBLE FEELING. ))
[SUPER=01-Kate Winslet/Actress;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=incredible feeling.]
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[VO-NAT]

(----------------) But the 23 year old refused to disclose the honyemoon location.