[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Final arguments get underway today as the House Judiciary Committe moves closer toward a vote for impeachment.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a defiant Jack Kevorkian will stand trial for murder.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Allow a few extra minutes to warm up your car this morning, with wake- up temperatures in the 20s and 30s.
High pressure is the rule across the region, with partly sunny skies making up the Thursday forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Imepachment Inquiry]


President Clinton's videotaped deposition in the Paula Jones case takes center stage today as the House Judiciary Committee moves closer to a vote for impeachment.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[***ROLLED from Newspath***]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Maxine Waters/(D) California; :24]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/White House Counsel; :58]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Robert Wexler/(D) Florida; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Lindsey Graham/(R) South Carolina; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=forget about perury.]




[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)

(( IF DEMOCRATS HAD A FEELING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S ARGUMENTS WERE FALLING ON DEAF EARS, THEY NEEDED ONLY LOOK AS FAR THE COMMITTEE'S LATEST PUBLICATION:
A DRAFT OF FOUR ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT--TWO COUNTS OF PERJURY,
ONE COUNT OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AND ONE OF ABUSE OF POWER--- ALL

RELEASED EVEN BEFORE THE WHITE HOUSE HAD FINISHED ITS CASE. BAD TIMING, CHARGED SOME, WHO HAD HOPED FOR A REPUBLICAN CHANGE OF HEART.

(( SUPER: REP MAXINE WATERS//D-CA )) (( SOT 18:20:14 ))

"That they would hesitate - with impeachment."
BUT THE DEMOCRATS DID SCORE ONE TEMPORARY VICTORY -- THE COMMITTEE'S CHAIRMAN AGREED TO ALLOW DEBATE NOT ONLY ON THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, BUT ALSO ON RESOLUTION TO CENSURE THE PRESIDENT - EVEN IF IT'S NOT LIKELY TO PASS.
(( NAT 17:58:00 )) "_gavel to close hearing.."
IT WAS THE END TO TWO DAYS OF GRUELING TESTIMONY BY MORE THAN A DOZEN WITNESSES CALLED BY THE WHITE HOUSE TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT. HIS ATTORNEY SUMMED IT UP THIS WAY.

(( SUPER: CHARLES RUFF//WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL )) (( SOT AT 14:35:10 ))

"In his mind -- evasive but truthful."
BUT DESPITE HOURS OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, THE INQUIRY SEEMED TO CLEAR UP LITTLE. THE SAME DEBATES THAT RAGED A MONTH AGO, WERE STILL BURNING HOT AS EVER.

(( SUPER: REP. ROBERT WEXLER//D-FL)) (( SOT AT 11:57:54 ))
"So it's about sexual --- how many times does it have to be said?"



(( SUPER: REP. LINDSEY GRAHAM//R-SC )) (( SOT AT 12:28:25 ))

"Being evasive - forget about perjury."))

[IRAQ]


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


For the second day in a row a U-N weapons inspection team has been blocked from checking out the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's ruling party.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq/Yesterday;]


These are the first two acts of defiance by Iraq since it allowed inspectors to resume work last month, after facing the threat of military action.
Yesterday, after inspectors were blocked from entering the same site Iraq's oil minister called it a mistake but at the same time said inspectors were trying to provoke a confrontation.
The chief U-N inspector says Iraq is entirely in the wrong in the incident because they are legal, surprise inspections.
(----------------)


[KEVORKIAN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Jakc Kevorkian]


For the first time, the man known as Dr. Death faces a murder trial.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Waterford, MI;]

[4:11:56]
Yesterday a Michigan judge ordered Dr. Jack Kevorkian to be tried on charges of first degree murder, assisted suicide and delivering a controlled substance, all stemming from the death of 52 year old Thomas Youk.
The death became public when Kevorkian gave CBS "60 minutes" a videotape showing himself giving Youk a lethal injection.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've never had]

((JOHN SKRZYNSKI, ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR, "WE'VE NEVER HAD SUCH COMPELLING EVIDENCE. DAVID GOROSH, KEVORKIAN'S LEGAL ADVISER, "IT CAN NEVER BE A CRIME TO END AN INDIVIDUAL'S TERMINAL AND INTOLERABLE SUFFERING. IT'S IMPOSSIBLE." ))
[SUPER=01-John Skyrznski/Assistant Prosecutor; (quick!!!)]
[SUPER=01-David Gorosh/Kevorkian's Legal Adviser; :05]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=it's impossible.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Kevorkian has acknowledged a role in some 130 assisted suicides since 1990.
Kevorkian is hoping the trial will put the issue of euthanasia into the public arena.
But if convicted he'll spend the rest of his life behind bars.
(----------------)


[Rape-arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Roanoke school employee is under arrest, charged with the rape of an exotic dancer.
44-year old Kim Brandon Kennedy is charged in connection with the rape that reportedly occurred at the Knights of (Pith-ee-us ) Pythias Lodge.
Police say Kennedy called the exotic dancer to the lodge at 1:20 Tuesday morning to perform.
When she refused to have sex with him, police say Kennedy raped her.
Kennedy is the building manager at Ruffner Middle School.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Friday Football Extra crew rewards this years finest.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:39]
[OUT Q=later on mornin.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Brown/Montgomery Co. Humane Society; :22]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :37 ]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Humane Society))

[E-Center-Square]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:52:40]
[GRAPHIC=Center in the Square]

A month long celebration is underway for "Center in the Square's" 15th anniversary.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Children from throughout the region sang happy birthday and toured the building--and snuck in some time with Santa Claus before checking out the latest science exhibit on poisonous snakes. The facility is home to seven different science and arts organizations, including the Roanoke Ballet.
Support from the Center allows those groups to concentrate on their areas of expertise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OUR RESOURCES]

((JENEFER DAVIES-MANSFIELD/BALLET ARTISTIC DIRECTOR; OUR RESOURCES ARE BEING USED FOR PERFORMANCE. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BRING IN WORLD CLASS PERFORMING ARTIST AND INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN DANCE COMPANIES. WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO AUGMENT OUR STAFF. AND BECAUSE OF THAT OUR STUDENT ENROLLMENT HAS DOUBLED.))
[SUPER=01-Jenefer Davies-Mansfield/Ballet Artistic Director;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=HAS DOUBLED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Center in the Square is credited with revitalizing the city market. More than 240 market-area businesses have been established since the center opened. More than 400-thousand people from around the world visit the center annually.
(------------)



[E-Organ-Donor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-64 1:37:28]
[GRAPHIC=Organ Donations]


Cardiac Doctors at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital are facing a challenging and unique situation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


They say finding a heart for a baby who needs a transplant is rare, but right now it's twice as hard for the Roanoke medical community.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11 38 14]
[IN Q=If you have]

((KAREN LAPLANTE/COURTNEY'S MOM: IF YOU HAVE TWO CHILDREN IN AN AREA AS SMALL AS ROANOKE THAT NEED HEART TRANSPLANTS THEN MAYBE FOLKS WILL REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO DONATE THEIR ORGANS.))
[SUPER=01-Karen LaPlante/Courtney's Mom; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=their organs]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Two year old Courtney (la-PLONTE) LaPlante and 18 month old Kayla Griffin are in adjoining rooms in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Both have been waiting for a heart for months and doctors say they have less than a year to live without the transplant surgery.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[Pinnacle] For more information on Organ Donation contact VOPA, the Virginia Organ Procurement Agency, at 1-800-233-8672.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's new hope for people with Hepatits-B.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( IN TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES, A NEW DRUG TREATMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM HEPATITIS -B-, A POTENTIALLY FATAL DISEASE THAT ATTACKS THE LIVER.
VT=VO

-super:
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS GIVEN THE FINAL OKAY TO THE FIRST ORAL THERAPY FOR HEPATITIS -B-. THE DRUG IS CALLED EPIVIR-H-B-V. IT CAN'T CURE HEPATITIS -B-, BUT HELPS PREVENT THE GROWTH OF THE VIRUS, IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF THE LIVER. IN HIGHER DOSES, EPIVIR-H-B-V IS ALSO USED TO TREAT THE AIDS VIRUS.

ONCAM=MIKA

A STUDY RELEASED IN TODAY'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SAYS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT SMALL BRAIN ANEURYSMS MAY BE NO TREATMENT AT ALL.
VT=VO

RESEARCHERS FOUND WHEN AN ANEURYSM -- IS ONE-HALF INCH WIDE OR LESS, THE CHANCE OF IT BREAKING THE BLOOD VESSEL IS LOW.... AND MUCH LESS OF A RISK THAN AN INVASIVE BRAIN OPERATION.

VT=VO

-super:
HEART BYPASS SURGERY IN THE U-S HAS TAKEN A GIANT LEAP FORWARD. DOCTORS IN PENNSYLVANIA HAVE, FOR THE FIRST TIME, USED A ROBOTIC SYSTEM TO PERFORM THE DELICATE LIFESAVING OPERATION. THE SURGICAL ROBOT HAS THREE MECHANICAL ARMS. ONE ARM HOLDS A TINY CAMERA TO VIEW THE PROCEDURE. THE OTHER TWO ARMS WORK SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS CONTROLLED BY A DOCTOR SITTING AT A CONSOLE.

ONCAM=MIKA

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll cold out of break]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Connie Ratner/Montgomery Co. Humane Society; :12]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :45]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=come, sit and stay.]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS#1000]



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

((Archive:Humane Society))[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]


Four articles of impeachment are ready for the House Judiciary Committee to consider.
In final arguments today, staff lawyers plan to show for the first time Clinton's taped deposition in the Paula Jones case.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Do you recognize this man.
Botetourt County authorities are trying to identify this suspect who stole a television from the Rainbow Forest Baptist church.
He made be connected to the theft of as many as six stolen tv's from the same church.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And it's visiting day for the ``Endeavour'' astronauts.
They'll be climbing into the international space station for the first time.
Earlier this week, spacewalking astronauts joined up the station's first two components.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday December Tenth.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-IRAQ]


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


A U-N weapons inspection team has again been blocked from checking out the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's ruling party.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq/Yesterday;]


These are the first two acts of defiance by Iraq since it allowed inspectors to resume work last month, after facing the threat of military action.
Yesterday, after inspectors were blocked from entering the same site Iraq's oil minister called it a mistake but at the same time said inspectors were trying to provoke a confrontation.
The chief U-N inspector says Iraq is entirely in the wrong in the incident because they are legal, surprise inspections.
(----------------)


[2-IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


The House Judiciary Committee is moving toward a series of votes that will likely result in a call for President Clinton's impeachment.
Today the committee's Republicans plan to use never before seen videotape of the President's deposition in the Paula Jones case as the centerpiece of their final arguments.
Lee Cowan reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IF DEMOCRATS]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Maxine Waters/(D) California; :24]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/White House Counsel; :58]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Robert Wexler/(D) Florida; 1:19]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Lindsey Graham/(R) South Carolina; 1:36]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:43]
[RUNS=1:54]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Capitol Hill]

(( IF DEMOCRATS HAD A FEELING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S ARGUMENTS WERE FALLING ON DEAF EARS, THEY NEEDED ONLY LOOK AS FAR THE COMMITTEE'S LATEST PUBLICATION:
A DRAFT OF FOUR ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT--TWO COUNTS OF PERJURY,
ONE COUNT OF OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, AND ONE OF ABUSE OF POWER--- ALL

RELEASED EVEN BEFORE THE WHITE HOUSE HAD FINISHED ITS CASE. BAD TIMING, CHARGED SOME, WHO HAD HOPED FOR A REPUBLICAN CHANGE OF HEART.

(( SUPER: REP MAXINE WATERS//D-CA )) (( SOT 18:20:14 ))

"That they would hesitate - with impeachment."
BUT THE DEMOCRATS DID SCORE ONE TEMPORARY VICTORY -- THE COMMITTEE'S CHAIRMAN AGREED TO ALLOW DEBATE NOT ONLY ON THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT, BUT ALSO ON RESOLUTION TO CENSURE THE PRESIDENT - EVEN IF IT'S NOT LIKELY TO PASS.
(( NAT 17:58:00 )) "_gavel to close hearing.."
IT WAS THE END TO TWO DAYS OF GRUELING TESTIMONY BY MORE THAN A DOZEN WITNESSES CALLED BY THE WHITE HOUSE TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT. HIS ATTORNEY SUMMED IT UP THIS WAY.

(( SUPER: CHARLES RUFF//WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL )) (( SOT AT 14:35:10 ))

"In his mind -- evasive but truthful."
BUT DESPITE HOURS OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, THE INQUIRY SEEMED TO CLEAR UP LITTLE. THE SAME DEBATES THAT RAGED A MONTH AGO, WERE STILL BURNING HOT AS EVER.

(( SUPER: REP. ROBERT WEXLER//D-FL)) (( SOT AT 11:57:54 ))
"So it's about sexual --- how many times does it have to be said?"



(( SUPER: REP. LINDSEY GRAHAM//R-SC )) (( SOT AT 12:28:25 ))

"Being evasive - forget about perjury."))

[S-Va-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-71 TC56:32]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


Western Virginia's Congressmen continued to stake out positions on opposite sides of the impeachment debate.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


As White House Counsel Charles Ruff wrapped up his defense of the President this afternoon....
Sixth District Republican Bob Goodlatte disputed the suggestion that Clinton made misleading statements simply to avoid public embarassment.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=So his intent here]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- SIXTH DISTRICT: SO HIS INTENT HERE WAS NOT TO COVER UP AN EMBARASSMENT, BUT TO AVOID PROSECUTION FOR A CRIME, THAT CRIME BEING PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION IN THE EARLIER CASE. AND HE COMPOUNDED IT SEVEN MONTHYS LATER BY CONTINUING HIS PERJURIOUS ACTIVITY BY LYING BEFORE THE GRAND JURY.))
[SUPER=@Goodlatte]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=lying before the grand jury.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Earlier in the day, Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher disputed the charge that President Clinton abused the power of his office when he invoked executive privilege.
(------------)


[Rocky-Mount]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-79 TC10:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rocky Mount may gain money and land from Franklin County now that a voluntary boundary adjustment's on the table.
Tina Tenret has the reaction from last night's public hearing.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Franklin County may give]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Wray/Rocky Mount Ready Mix; :14]
[SUPER=01-Danny Perdue/Franklin Minute Market; :33]
[SUPER=01-Ben Pinckard/Rocky Mount Mayor; :47]
[SUPER=@tina1; :57]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=Tenret, News-7.]

(( Franklin County may give the town of Rocky Mount about 70 ACRES on Route 40 East.
That's good for the town -- extra tax money.
But some business owners don't WANT to pay town taxes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:03:44]
[IN Q=We don't need]

((RONNIE WRAY/ROCKY MOUNT READY MIX: WE DON'T NEED TO BE IN THE TOWN. I HAVE NO ADVANTAGES WHATSOEVER EXCEPT A REDUCTION IN WATER RATES.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=REDUCTION IN WATER RATES]


If the deal goes through, Rocky Mount would build sewer lines here and cement a deal with a super-Kroger shopping center.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:13:14]
[IN Q=I hate to pay]

((DANNY PERDUE/FRANKLIN MINUTE MARKET: I HATE TO PAY HIGHER TAXES TOO BUT WE NEED THE TOWN TO BE DOWN THERE FOR THE SEWER AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE AREA]


The new boundary line stops just short of Wal-mart, a moneymaker.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:25:48]
[IN Q=It's definitely]

((BEN PINCKARD/MAYOR: IT'S DEFINITELY NOT WHERE ROCKY MOUNT WANTS TO STOP ITS BORDERS. ABSOLUTELY NOT. THIS IS ONLY A SMALL START. THIS IS NOT EVEN A START AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. THIS IS A STEP.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=this is a step]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23:09:11]
[IN Q=No word on]

((NO WORD ON WHEN TOWN COUNCIL WILL VOTE ON THE DEAL. FRANKLIN COUNTY RESIDENTS GET THEIR SHOT TO COMMENT NEXT WEEK. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))


[S-Habitat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-77 13:59]
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]


Habitat for Humanity sparked a public outcry when it tried to build houses in the Westview Terrace neighborhood.
Now the city of Roanoke wants to do the same thing in the same place.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/August;]


The city bought a controversial piece of land to stop Habitat from building 32-homes.
Residents complained the houses would lower their property values.
Now the city is going after bids from contractors and has suggested building 24-houses on the property.
There will most likely be a public hearing before any construction starts.
(------------)



[Spangler]


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


The Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney is in trouble with the I-R-S, again.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/August 1997]


The Internal Revenue Service says Garland Spangler owes more than 36-hundred dollars in unpaid federal withholding taxes.
This is the second time in four months the I-R-S has sought a tax payment from Spangler.
In August, the agency claimed Spangler failed to pay more than 21-thousand dollars in employment taxes, dating to 19-94.
(------------)


[S-Church-Burglary]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:26:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Botetourt County investigators need your help.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The thief who stole a television from a Botetourt County church was caught on tape -- by a hidden video camera.
Problem is, sheriff's deputies don't recognize the man, and neither do church members.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


SIX T-V's have been stolen from Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in the past three months.
The thief will face grand larceny charges and up to 20 years in jail.
(------------)



[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Connie Ratner/Montgomery Co. Humane Society; :27]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :39]
[RUNS=2:35]
[OUT Q=new people all the time]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS#1000]




[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:Humane Society))

[SPACE-STATION]


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


Today, they boly go where no one has gone before.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

[4:07:10]
Later this afternoon the six Endeavor astronauts will enter the new international space station.
The astronauts are now asleep after completing anthoer successful space walk.
They opened a stuck antenna on the Russian- built control module of the international space station.
Earlier... they attached two antennas to the american-made side of the station.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:05:22]
[IN Q=]

((JERRY IT'S LOOKING REALLY NICE, I CAN TELL IT'S NOT AN EASY PIECE TO WORK WITH." ))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=tough piece of work there.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Once inside the station today the astronauts will turn on the lights and get things ready for future construction crews.
(----------------)


[S-Floyd-911]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-65 1:12:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Emergency response time during an emergency -- it can be the difference between life and death.
That's why Floyd County has developed a 9-1-1 system that is so advanced, they would like other counties to take a look.
Teresa Hamilton shows us why.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Cynthia Babb]
[SUPER=03-Floyd; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Babb/E-911 Communication's Supervisor; :09 quick!!]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :44 quick!! ]
[SUPER=01-Ford Wirt/Emergency Services Coordinator; 1:00 quick!!]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd.]


((Cynthia Babb is Floyd County's 9-1-1 Communication's supervisor...
And as you might imagine can't say enough about the county's new 9-1-1 system.
(/////SOT/////)

[3:14:08]
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's already]

CYNTHIA BABB/E-911 COMMUNICATION'S SUPERVISOR: IT'S ALREADY MAKING A CRITICAL DIFFERENCE IN TERMS OF RESPONSE TIME BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH EASIER.
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=so much easier.]


Even before the phone rings with a 9-1-1 call... the computer has already made the dispatcher aware of valuable information.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We not ]

((WE NOT ONLY HAVE THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBER, WE HAVE THEIR ADDRESS AND WE HAVE WHICH EMERGENCY SERVICE NUMBER THEY ARE SERVED BY. ))
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=served by.]


In other words, the computer tells the dispatcher which fire department or rescue squad is closest to respond.
The computerized system also includes maps and directions to the caller's home. [TAKE SU]
The county has been working on the project since 1993-- and gives much of the credit for its success to a Blacksburg engineering firm. [END SU]
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Ford Wirt is Floyd county's emergency services coordinator.
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((IT'S VERY MUCH DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WE USED BEFORE WITH THE TELEPHONE AND ONEDISPATCH CONSOLE, THIS IS, AGAIN, A STATE OF THE ART. ))
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But there is room for improvement. Roughly 10- percent of the county's 12-thousand residents aren't listed in the computer...
Mostly residents with unlisted phone numbers who haven't given the phone company permission to release their name and address to the county.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd.))[3-Sports]


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In sports, racing's Bobby Allison re-enters the ring.
Roy Stanley has details.
Good Morning Roy.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Rocky Mount residents got their chance to speak on the plan to take about 70 acres of land from Franklin County.
If the deal goes through, the town would build sewer lines on the new property and pave the way for a Kroger shopping center.
The move would also mean more tax revenue for the town, but some business owners in the area say they don't want to become part of the town, because there's no tax-cut advantage.
Franklin County will hold a public hearing next week.
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A few months ago, public outcry stopped the construction of 32 Habitat for Humanity homes in the Westview Terrace neighborhood of Roanoke.
The city bought the controversial land.
Now the city has suggested building 24 homes on the property.
There will likely be a public hearing before any construction starts.
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The I-R-S is going after Giles County Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Spangler.
The agency says Spangler owed 36-hundred dollars in unpaid federal withholding taxes.
This is the second time in four months the I-R-S has sought a tax payment from Spangler.
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