[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The U-N Security Council meets to decide what to do about Baghdad's latest defiance.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Montgomery County officials say no to two Blacksburg middle schools.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Warm, west winds are blowing over the region in the wake of a cold front that passed through with just a some cloud cover.
Expect plenty of sunshine today and breezy conditions.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Monty-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-69 TC1:06:20]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors last night defeated a plan that would allowed Blacksburg to have TWO middle schools.
The plan that was struck down called for building a new middle school...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

and renovating the existing one.
The supervisors defeated the measure in a four to three vote.
The plan was supported by the county SCHOOL BOARD as well as numerous teachers and parents who feel the existing middle school is severely overcrowded.
The supervisors who ultimately voted against the proposal gave differing reasons--- some simply felt two middle scho

ols are just NOT needed.
Montgomery County's Superintendent supports the two middle school concept but is also open to others.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not an ]

((FRED MORTON/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S NOT AN EITHER OR IN MY MIND, IT'S AN ISSUE THAT WE HAVE MULTIPLE NEEDS IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW AND YOU COULD SAY WE COULD PROBABLY NEED TO BE CONSIDERING BUILDING MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=at a time.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Project supporters had hoped to see a new middle school built next to Kipps Elementary.
The supervisors have until December 15th to decide if they still want to purchase the land for future use.
Some of the supervisors had previously expressed interest in building a new Blacksburg high school there.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-74 TC13:47]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Investigators are trying to find out what sparked a fire that destroyed a Roanoke aparment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The blaze began around one in an apartment building on Staunton Avenue in Northwest Roanoke.
A district fire chief says the blaze was deliberately set.
Just a few minutes before the fire, police were called to a domestic dispute in the neighborhood-- authorities believe the two events were related.
No one was hurt in that Roanoke fire.
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[Augusta-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Firefighter from as far away as Oklahoma are fighting a fire in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests.
A 300 acre blaze is burning near Deerfield in western Augusta County.
Officials say the fire began on Saturday.
Firefighters set up containment lines, but the blaze jumped them.
The cause is under investigation.

[iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


The U-S is again warning Iraq that American forces are ready to strike the country at any time.
Saddam Hussein is refusing to produce documents sought by the United Nations, documents relating to Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
The controversy comes just days after President Clinton decided to give Saddam another chance to prove he's serious about cooperating with the U-N.
Jonathan Freed reports from Washington.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense; :17]
[SUPER=01-Nizar Hamdoon/Iraqi Ambassador to the U. N.; :50]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State; 1:09]
[SUPER=03-London; 1:22]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Washington.]

((The United States is telling Iraq not to make the mistake of thinking it's immune from a military strike. As questions continued about whether Saddam Hussein is again defying the United Nations, the U-S Secretary of Defense issued this reminder from the Pentagon: LOCATOR: THE PENTAGON.
SOT 10:16:51(WILLIAM COHEN/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE): WE HAVE IN PLACE IN

THE GULF ENOUGH CAPABILITY TO CARRY OUT ANY MILITARY OPTIONS THE PRESIDENT MIGHT DECIDE WOULD BE REQUIRED. The warning came after Iraq refused to hand over documents requested by U-N weapons inspectors...documents that are said to hold details of things like Iraq's chemical and biological weapons program. Iraq insists it's given hundreds of thousands of pages of documents to the inspectors already...and that there is nothing left of any relevance to disarmament. It has formally responded to the U-N. LOCATOR: NEW YORK.
SOT (NIZAR HAMDOON/IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS): OUR LETTER

I THINK IS INDICATIVE OF OUR FRUSTRATION OF THE EFFORT TO CHANGE THE WHOLE WORK OF UNSCOM FROM DISARMAMENT INTO DOCUMENTATION. Iraq is pushing for the lifting of international sanctions...a review of which will not happen until Saddam Hussein complies with the U-N. LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, D.C.
SOT (MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE): THEIR EXCUSE IS EITHER THEY

DON'T HAVE THE DOCUMENTS OR THEY NEVER EXISTED...IT'S IMPORTANT THEY PROVIDE THESE DOCUMENTS...THEY MUST ALLOW THE INSPECTIONS BEFORE THE COMPREHNSIVE REVIEW GOES FORWARD. (PARAPHRASED) LOCATOR: LONDON. In London, exiled Iraqi opposition groups met with the British Foreign Office...part of an attempt to mount a coordinated push to remove Saddam Hussein from power. STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE EXPLAINED THAT DOCUMENTS ARE ONLY ONE PART OF THE EQUATION. THE FIRST CONCERN IS WHETHER U-N TEAMS WILL INDEED BE GRANTED OPEN ACCESS TO WEAPONS SITES. J-F...WASHINGTON.))

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, controversy swirls around the timing of this week's high school football games.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=see you for that.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#]
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[Microwave]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-John Cosegrove/Lee Hartman & Sons;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Lee Hartman))

[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A gallon of regular gas is cheaper than a bottle of soda at several gas stations in the Roanoke Valley.
Nation-wide, prices are at least 18 cents lower than this time last year.
Eric Earnhart talked to some happy motorists last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think the price]
[SUPER=01-Peter Kuo/Motorist; :01]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10]
[SUPER=01-Michael Sales/Motorist; :17]
[SUPER=01-Todd Hoyle/Motorist; :36]
[SUPER=01-Brian Slakman/Motorist; :41]
[SUPER=01-Juergen Fleck/Economist; :59]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:13]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]

((
[SOT 06:27:14]
[IN Q=I think the price]

((PETER KUO/MOTORIST; I THINK THE PRICE IS BETTER THAN BEFORE, BUT THIS CAR COSTS A LOT OF GAS THAT'S ALL...LAUGHS)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=laughter]



They're laughing all the way to the cash register on Williamson Road.
Visting New Yorker Michael Sales was stunned.

[SOT 06:31:49]
[IN Q=you know what these prices]

((MICHAEL SALES/MOTORIST; YOU KNOW WHAT THESE PRICES ARE UP IN NEW YORK? A MINIMUM IT'S ABOUT DOLLAR FIFTEEN, AND WE THINK WE'RE GETTING A BARGAIN, AND I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S, WHAT IS IT, 79 CENTS A GALLON? (SHRUGS) )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=getting a bargain]



Not everyone here came from out of state, but some drove clear across the county, they're saving plenty.

[SOT 06:29:15]
[IN Q=the cheapest]

((TODD HOYLE/MOTORIST; THE CHEAPEST YOU'VE GOT ON OUR SIDE OF TOWN, SOUTHWEST COUNTY, WHICH IS A DOLLAR AND THREE CENTS, I MEAN IT'S WORTH THE TWENTY-THREE CENTS YOU SAVE COMING ALL THE WAY OUT HERE.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=out here]



[SOT 06:57:22 ]
[IN Q=probably as much as]

((BRIAN SLAKMAN/MOTORIST; PROBABLY ABOUT, BETWEEN TEN AND FIFTEEN DOLLARS A WEEK AS MUCH AS I'M DRIVING.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=as i'm driving]



But our good fortune is the result of someone elses misery.
Hollins University economist Juergan Fleck says it's a direct result of the Asian economic crisis.

[SOT 02:15:55]
[IN Q=what has happened]

((JUERGEN FLECK/ECONOMIST; WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT THE ASIAN COUNTRIES ARE IN A RECESSION SO THEY CONSUME A WHOLE LOT LESS OIL FOR PRODUCTION, ALSO PEOPLE ARE OUT OF JOBS SO THEY DON'T DRIVE AS MUCH, BUT IT'S MOSTLY PRODUCTION, AND IF YOU SEE A DROP IN DEMAND FOR OIL THE PRICES WILL DROP AND WE SEE THAT NOW HERE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=that now here]



Prices are lowest in the Southeast... a bit higher in the Northeast, and the worst, in the West.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[Maglev]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


A high-speed rail system will NOT be part of the Smart Road.
Virginia Tech has pulled out of a demonstration project for a magnetically levitated rail system.
Florida-based American Maglev Technology wanted to build a mile-long test bed as part of the Smart Road project in Montgomery County.
But school officials said there was no meaningful research to be done on the project.
American Maglev officials say they'll seek a new partner and a new test site.

[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, while quitting smoking may result in a few extra pounds, sticking with the habit doesn't mean you'll keep off the weight.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( GOOD MORNING.
RESEARCHERS ARE SNUFFING OUT A COMMONLY-HELD BELIEF THAT SMOKING KEEPS YOU THIN.
VT=VO
(vo)


PSYCHOLOGISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS STUDIED 4-THOUSAND MEN AND WOMEN AGES 18 TO 30...
AND THEY FOUND THAT NEITHER LONGTIME SMOKERS, NOR THOSE WHO JUST STARTED TO SMOKE, EXPERIENCED ANY SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS.
IN FACT, MOST OF THEM GAINED A FEW POUNDS.
BUT EVEN THOUGH THE FINDINGS INDICATE SMOKING DOES NOT CONTROL WEIGHT... RESEARCHERS SAY KICKING THE HABIT COULD EVENTUALLY ADD INCHES TO ONE'S WAISTLINE.//
VT=VO
(vo)


A SPECIAL BRAIN SCAN MIGHT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER--
THIS COMES JUST DAYS AFTER DOCTORS CONCLUDED THERE'S NO RELIABLE WAY TO IDENTIFY THIS BAFFLING CONDITION.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS SAY THIS NEW TEST DETECTED UNUSUAL BRAIN ACTIVITY IN KIDS DIAGNOSED WITH A-D-D.
THE TECHINIQUE IS UNDERGOING FURTHER STUDY.//
VT=VO
(vo)


AND IF YOU'RE A LOVER OF SWEETS.. THIS NEXT STORY MAY LEAVE A SOUR TASTE IN YOUR MONTH.
AN ISRAELI STUDY SUGGESTS THAT EATING HIGH LEVELS OF THE SUGAR, FRUCTOSE, COULD CAUSE WRINKLES AND MAKE YOU AGE FASTER.
FRUCTOSE IS FOUND NATURALLY IN FRUITS-- BUT IT'S ALSO USED IN SOFT DRINKS AND OTHER SNACK FOODS.
THE RESEARCHERS BASED THEIR FINDINGS ON A STUDY DONE ON LABORATORY RATS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
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[Microwave and Satellite]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Corey Greenberg/Editor at Large, Audio Magazine;]
[SUPER=11-New York;]



(I'll ask about manufacturing CD's- goto video)



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[Steve Live]

[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

((Archive:recordable CD-R)) [2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


Roanoke firefighters suspect arson in an early morning fire that destroyed a Roanoke apartment.
Police believe the fire may be connected with a domestic dispute reported shortly before the fire started.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


America Online and Netscape may announce a merger this morning.
Talk of the merger, along with other corporate marriages, pushed the Dow to a record high close yesterday.
Asia's top three markets all closed up today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


The mystery behind some of the serial killings of John Wayne Gacy remains.
Yesterday Chicago police came up empty after using high-tech gear to search yet another potential site for remains.
33 young men and boys died at the hands of Gacy between 19-72 and '78 but for 20 years detectives supected that number was higher.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday November 24.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Dems-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-65 1:00:48]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Budget]


Virginia Democrats have their answer to Governor Gilmore's 19-99 budget priorities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It's likely to be a winter of "one- upsmanship,"-- with state revenues at record levels.
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[SOT 12:16:42]
[IN Q=Uh I think]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: UH- I THINK WHAT WE CAN DO WITH THE LOTTERY, I THINK WE'RE IN A POSITION NOW TO GO AHEAD AND IN THE NEXT YEAR OF THIS BIENNIUM, IS TO EARMARK A HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE LOTTERY PROCEEDS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell;]
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[OUT Q=school construction.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor wants lottery proceeds to go to schools.
Democrats are pushing school BUILDINGS.
They're also pushing a college tuition cut-- to make up for tuition increases in the early '90s.
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[SOT 12:11:02]
[IN Q=And we required]

((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: AND WE REQUIRED STUDENTS TO BEAR MORE OF THE COST OF EDUCATION. AS A RESULT, UNFORTUNATELY COLLEGE IS NOW PRICED OUT OF THE REACH OF MANY OF OUR STUDENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News;]
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[OUT Q=our students.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


Governor Gilmore has NOT ruled out a tuition cut.
More budget announcements are expected between now and December when he unveils his budget.

[E-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:31:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A dispute within the local chapter of the N-Double A-C-P continues to simmer two weeks after members elected a new president.
Brenda Hale narrowly defeated Martin Jeffrey for a two-year term that begins in January, but some who wanted to vote were reportedly turned away because their names were not on a membership list.
Jeffrey says a review of the vote will help to preserve the group's integrity and its relationships with others.


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[SOT 15:02:51]
[IN Q=That's at stake]

((THAT'S AT STAKE, MAKING SURE WE HANDLE OUR BUSINESS PROPERLY AND THAT'S WHY IT'S A SENSITIVE MATTER. AND IT'S A CRITICAL TIME FOR OUR ORGANIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=for our organization.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Brenda Hale says she welcomes a review of the election by state and national officials.
They're expected to rule on the complaint by early December.


[2-Monty-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-69 TC1:06:20]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A plan for two Blacksburg middle schools was scrapped by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors last night.
The plan that was struck down called for building a new middle school...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

and renovating the existing one.
The supervisors defeated the measure in a four to three vote.
The plan was supported by the county SCHOOL BOARD as well as numerous teachers and parents who feel the existing middle school is severely overcrowded.
The supervisors who ultimately voted against the proposal gave differing reasons--- some simply felt two middle scho

ols are just NOT needed.
Montgomery County's Superintendent supports the two middle school concept but is also open to others.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not an ]

((FRED MORTON/MONTGOMERY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: IT'S NOT AN EITHER OR IN MY MIND, IT'S AN ISSUE THAT WE HAVE MULTIPLE NEEDS IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW AND YOU COULD SAY WE COULD PROBABLY NEED TO BE CONSIDERING BUILDING MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Fred Morton/Montgomery Co. Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=at a time.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Project supporters had hoped to see a new middle school built next to Kipps Elementary.
The supervisors have until December 15th to decide if they still want to purchase the land for future use.
Some of the supervisors had previously expressed interest in building a new Blacksburg high school there.
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[2-Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-74 TC13:47]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


An overnight fire gutted a Roanoke apartment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The blaze began around one in an apartment building on Staunton Avenue in Northwest Roanoke.
A district fire chief says the blaze was deliberately set.
Just a few minutes before the fire, police were called to a domestic dispute in the neighborhood-- authorities believe the two events were related.
No one was hurt in that Roanoke fire.
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[Falwell-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Falwell]


Is a computer glitch caused by the coming new millenium the work of God?
That's a theory the Reverend Jerry Falwell is putting forward in a new video-tape called "A Christian's Guide to the Millenium Bug."
In it, he says the computer problem could be God's way of starting a world-wide religious revival.
The bug known as "Y-2-K" could disrupt systems, because computers might read the year as 19-hundred instead of two-thousand, and just shut down.
Falwell advises stocking up on food, gasoline and ammunition as January two-thousand nears.

[aol-netscape]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Business NEws]


America's biggest internet service provider is negotiating with America's most popular web browser to merge into a company that would give microsoft a serious run for its money on several fronts.
Liz Gonzalez reports on this deal that could change the face of cyberspace.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Scott Ehrens/Internet Analyst; :13]
[SUPER=01-William Neukom/Microsoft Lawyer; :49]
[SUPER=01-David Boies/Justice Department; 1:08 ]
[SUPER=01-Liz Gonzalez/Reporting; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS NEW YORK.]

((IT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL YET IN THE NATION'S HI-TECH COMPUTER INDUSTRY. AMERICA ON-LINE IS NEGOTIATING TO BUY NETSCAPE COMMUNICATIONS IN A DEAL VALUED AT 4 BILLION DOLLARS.
sot/Scott Ehrens, Internet Analyst, Bear Stearns, 12:41:42-52, It's a

pretty tremendous deal. It really represents the marraige of today's superpower of online companies with the orginator of the internet stocks, netscape. SUN MICROSYSTEMS IS THE THIRD COMPANY INVOLVED IN THE NEGOTIATIONS. TOGETHER WITH NETSCAPE, THESE TWO COMPANIES ARE MICROSOFT'S BIGGEST COMPETITORS. AOL WHICH CURRENTLY HAS MICROSOFT'S INTERNET BROWSER AS PART OF ITS OWN SOFTWARE, IS EXPECTED TO DISTRIBUTE NETSCAPE'S BROWSER, ONCE THE NEGOTIATION IS COMPLETED. MICROSOFT, WHICH HAS THE MOST TO LOSE FROM THE ALLIANCE, SAYS THE DEAL UNDERMINES THE GOVERNMENT'S ANTI-TRUST CASE AGAINST IT.
sot/William Neukom, Microsoft lawyer, 13:05:43-59 there is vigorous

competition in tHe marketplace and microsoft faces resourceful and capable competitors. From a legal standpoinT tHe deal pulls out the rug from the government. BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS ITS CASE IS AS STRONG AS EVER.
sot/David Boies, Justice Department, 13:42:03-16 however alliances are

rearranged, microsoft has a monopoly of the operating system and has used that monopoly to forestall competition. A DEAL LIKE THIS HAD BEEN CONSIDERED IN THE PAST, BUT NOW WITH NETSCAPE HURTING FROM MICROSOFT'S COMPETITION, ANALYSTS SAY THIS IS THE ONLY WAY FOR NETSCAPE TO STAY IN THE BUSINESS. LIZ GONZALEZ FOR CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

[GACY]


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


Crews have found no new bodies in their excavation of land around a Chicago apartment building where the mother of serial killer John Wayne Gacy once lived.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[4:01:49]
The excavation came after a radar scan showed ground disturbance resembling skeletal remains.
But the day long search turned up only construction material and other debris.
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[SOT]

[4:03:34]
[IN Q=]

((THOMAS:"THE BEST COURSE YOU CAN TAKE IS TO ARRIVE AT A REASONABLE CONCLUSION TO THIS AND I THINK WE'VE EXHAUSTED ALL INVESTIGATIVE METHODS TO BE DEFINITIVE ABOUT WHAT IS UNDER THE GROUND HERE AND WE'VE TAKEN A LOOK AT THAT AND OUR TWO MOST PROBABLE SPOTS HAVE BEEN RENDERED NEGATIVE." ))
[SUPER=01-Cmdr. John Thomas/Chicago Police Department;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=have been rendered negative.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gacy was executed in 19-94.
He was convicted of killing a number of young men and boys who he lured to his home in the 19-70's for sex, only to torture and strangle them.
Thirty- three bodies were found in and around his home.
However, At the time of his arrest Gacy confessed to 45 murders.
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[McDougal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It's one trial down and one to go for Whitewater figure Susan McDougal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;]

[4:12:11]
Yesterday a California jury found McDougal not guilty on nine charges including grand theft by embezzlement.
McDougal and her attorney insist the trial was motivated by the Whitewater affair.
They contend the case was prosecuted to help Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr keep the pressure on McDougal to testify against President Clinton.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((SUSAN MCDOUGAL: "EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED TO BE HAS BEEN THAT I WOULD TELL SOME STORY THAT WAS NOT THE TRUTH ABOUT BILL OR HILLARY CLINTON. AND IT STARTS AGAIN IN FEBRUARY." ))
[SUPER=01-Susan McDougal/Defendant;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=again in February]
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[VO-NAT]


That's when McDougal goes on trial in Arkansas on federal charges of criminal contempt and obstruction of justice.
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[Three-Steve]


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[WRITER=spa]
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[Microwave]
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[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-John Cosegrove/Lee Hartman & Sons;]
[SUPER=11-Roanoke;]



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[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Recordable CD-R))

[5-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-35 57:51]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Lottery]


The Big Game has always been a "Powerball wannabe."
So starting in January, the jackpots will be bigger.
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[VO-NAT]


It's all part of the Virginia Lottery's effort to boost declining lottery sales, with changes to the game it runs with five other states.
But longer odds for players are the price.
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[SOT lottery tape 11:17:10]
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((PENELOPE KYLE/VIRGINIA LOTTERY DIRECTOR: SINCE THOSE TWO HUGE POWERBALL JACKPOTS EARLIER THIS SPRING, THE 195-MILLION AND THE 295-MILLION, PLAYERS IN VIRGINIA WANT JACKPOTS LIKE THAT. THEY WANT TO PLAY FOR BIGGER PRIZES. So that means longer odds? LONGER ODDS. PRICE STAYS THE SAME. IT'S STILL A DOLLAR. WE'LL JUST INCREASE THE ODDS, ADD CASH OPTION, EXTEND THE ANNUITY TO 26 PAYMENTS. AND HOPEFULLY THE PLAYERS WILL BE HAPPY WITH THAT GAME AND I WON'T BE ANSWERING MY PHONE SAYING "NO WE DON'T HAVE A GAME EXACTLY LIKE POWERBALL."))
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Lottery officials are also worried that North Carolina is increasingly likely to start its own lottery.
That could mean 100-million dollars a year LESS in Virginia Lottery sales.
The Lottery currently contributes about 310-million dollars a year to the state budget.
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A Four-point-7 million dollar stucco Tudor home may soon play host to Virginia's First Family.
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The Governor confirmed yesterday that he's interested in renting a mansion in Richmond's West End as a temporary executive residence.
That's while Virginia's Executive Mansion undergoes about seven months of renovation.
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There's renewed interest in the long-lost Confederate Treasury.
Actually the level of interest has never waned- -as the story has survived half a dozen generations.
What DID happen to the 22-thousand pounds of gold and silver that left Richmond just prior to the fall of the Confederacy?
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"Big Ed" Powers is convinced he's closing in on it... even as others are sure they already know where it is.
One of the most respected authorities on the War Between the States says there's no question the Confederate Treasury left Richmond and almost certainly arrived in Danville on April 3rd, 1865.
Bud Robertson can't say, for sure, what happened to it beyond that.
But people like Powers believe the bulks of the treasure is still in Danville.
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((THE TOWN IS NOT THAT BIG. THE PLACES TO HIDE IT ARE NOT THAT MANY. IF IT IS HIDDEN THERE, IT COULD BE AT ONE OF A DOZEN DIFFERENT PLACES.))
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[Take Full Screen Treasure Trails]
On NEWS 7 at Six and 11 tonight, Keith Humphry will have part one of his series of reports called: "Treasure Trails," tracking two tails of buried treasure.
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In sports, the Highlanders remain undefeated with a buzzer- beater.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Montgomery County supervisors dumped a plan for two Blacksburg Middle Schools.
The plan to build a new middle school and renovate the existing one had the support of the county school board.
But supervisors voted four to three against the proposal, some saying the town just doesn't need two middle schools.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Investigators say a domestic dispute and a suspicious fire in Northwest Roanoke may be connected.
The overnight blaze destroyed an apartment in this building on Staunton Avenue.
A district fire chief says the fire appears to have been deliberately set.
Police were called to the neighborhood to handle a domestic dispute shortly before the fire began.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If you've did a double take when you drove by your local gas station recently-- you're not alone.
Prices below eighty cents a gallon are making a lot of people look twice.
Economists say decreased demand in Asia is driving prices down in the U-S.
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