[Headlines]

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[VO-NAT]


Impeachment talk might become impeachment action today on Capitol hill.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And new evidence in the Tech Frat party scandal has delayed a preliminary hearing in the case.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy and a bit breezy this morning, with seasonable daytime highs this afternoon.
The weekend outlook includes a good possibility of some rain coming from the southwest.
More on that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


The House Judiciary Committee appears ready to take the country down a road it has traveled only twice before -- impeachment.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Capitol Hill.
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[SUPER=01-David Schipppers/Majority Counsel;]
[SUPER=01-Abbe Lowell/Minority Counsel; ]
[SUPER=01-Rep. John Conyers/(D) Michigan;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Charles Canady/(R) Florida;]
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[OUT Q=]

(( IT WAS AN AUDIO-VISUAL EXTRAVAGANZA BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE - A DAY OF SEX, LIES AND ROLL THE TAPE.

(( SCHIPPERS SOT AT 14:58:15 ))

"I'd like you - for yourself."
(( NAT CLINTON DEPOSITION ))
(( SOT AT 15:35:05 ))

"I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, I never had an affair with her."
THE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEPOSITION OF THE PRESIDENT IN THE PAULA JONES CASE HIT THE COMMITTEE VCR WITH A VENGENCE. AND COUNSEL FOR THE REPUBLICANS SEEMED TO REVEL IN EVERY EXERPT.

(( SUPER: DAVID SCHIPPERS//MAJORITY COUNSEL )) (( SOT AT 15:56:16 ))
"The President of the United States --- no one left to lie to."


BUT THE DEMOCRATS FOUND USE IN THE TAPE AS WELL. SHOWING THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNYES, WERE ALMOST PROPHETIC IN THEIR OFF CAMERA COMMENTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S CONFUSION OVER THE COURT'S DEFINITION OF SEX.
(( NAT CLINTON DEPOSITION AT 11:14:28)) "I have a real problem with this definition, which means all things to all people, in this particular context."

(( SUPER: ABBE LOWELL//MINORITY COUNSEL )) (( SOT AT 11:23:35 ))

"Does anybody in this room - getting to the point."
ALL OF THAT SETTING THE STAGE FOR FORMAL DEBATE ON ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT WHICH BEGAN LAST NIGHT. NO ONE'S MIND HAD CHANGED - AT LEAST NOT HERE.
(( SUPER: REP. JOHN CONYERS, D-MI ))
(( SUPER: REP. CHARLES CANADY, R-FL))
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "The White House is said to be getting more and more concerned about the vote in the full house - even to the point of some staff members urging the President to cancel his trip to the middle east this weekend so he can continue lobbying moderate Republicans personally. So far, that trip is on. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))




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[E-Tech-Dancer]


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[TAPE#98-80 52:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


There are two sides to every story...
But prosecutors and attorneys for the Virginia Tech students accused of holding an exotic dancer against her will won't get to tell their side in court, until February.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


A judge delayed yesterday's scheduled preliminary hearing to give both sides time to examine new evidence.
In October, Tech police charged five
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/October;]

members of the (Fi) Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity with abduction.
They were arrested after 19-year old Michelle Russell told police the students refused to let her leave the frat house because she wouldn't perform a striptease.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:I THINK THIS WAS JUST AN HONEST DISPUTE OVER MONEY, SERVICES AND WHAT WAS TO BE PAID AND WHAT THIS LADY WAS TO DO AND THAT'S IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney; :00]
[RUNS=:10 approx.]
[OUT Q=that's it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Brian (Mc-Lawf-lin) McLaughlin was one of the five charged with abduction after Russell identified him in a photo line-up.
Charges against him were later dropped when McLaughlin proved he wasn't there that night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=My client]

((PETE THEODORE/MCLAUGHLIN'S ATTORNEY:MY CLIENT BRIAN TOOK IT VERY HARD, STOPPED GOING TO CLASSES AND WE PUT HIM INTO COUNSELING BECAUSE HE FELT EVERYONE WAS LOOKING AT HIM AND THINKING HE WAS A BAD PERSON. ))
[SUPER=01-Pete Theodore/McLaughlin's Attorney; :00]
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[OUT Q=bad person.]
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[VO-NAT]


Another fraternity member is charged with exposing himself and trying to remove Russell's lingerie.
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
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Governor Gilmore has lifted the statewide burning ban.
Gilmore said recent rainfalls may not have relieved drought conditions, but they DID reduce the threat of forest fires.
So far this year more than 6-thousand acres of forest have been charred by fire.

[1-Sports]


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


In sports, pre-game festivities have already begun for the annual Stagg Bowl championship.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=see you then.]



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[E-Xmas-Shopping]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#98-70 1:28:57]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


The big malls and superstores may rake in holiday shopping dollars this time of year, but small towns like Altavista also are doing well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


That's despite being just a short drive from large shopping malls in Lynchburg and Danville.
Downtown merchants says the town's "Shop Altavista First" campaign has helped educate local consumers.
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[SOT 3:26:15]
[IN Q=And it wasn't]

((ROGER BLACKSTOCK/THE PORTRAIT PLACE: AND IT WASN'T NECESSARILY THE FACT THAT THEY WERE GETTING THINGS CHEAPER, IT'S JUST THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE. AND WE KIND OF HAD TO OPEN PEOPLE'S EYES AND LET THEM SEE THAT YOU COULD GET THE SAME SERVICES HERE FOR ABOUT THE SAME PRICE AND A LOT OF TIMES EVEN CHEAPER THAN THEY COULD GO TO THE BIG CITIES FOR.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Blackstock/The Portrait Place; :00]
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[OUT Q=big cities for.]
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[VO-NAT]


Altavista store owners say Christmas sales account for as much as forty percent of their annual profit.
They add their customers appreciate the small town touch and personal service they can't get anywhere else.
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[E-DuVal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-69 TC12:30]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


With a 480- million dollar budget surplus to work with, Governor Jim Gilmore is playing the role of Santa Claus this holiday season.
Gilmore unveiled Wednesday a plan to pump five million dollars into economic development efforts across the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


Commerce Secretary Barry DuVal told Altavista leaders yesterday that's good news for central Virginia.
DuVal says it's time for rural Virginia to start benefitting from the state's economic upswing.
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[SOT 00:46:10]
[IN Q=We want to]

((BARRY DUVAL/VA COMMERCE SECRETARY: WE WANT TO INSURE THAT ALL VIRGINIANS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROSPERITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH AND CURRENTLY, 85 PERCENT OF OUR JOB GROWTH HAS OCCURRED ALONG THE INTERSTATE CORRIDORS AND WE WANT TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA.))
[SUPER=01-Barry DuVal/Virginia Commerce Secretary; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to southside Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]


DuVal says more announcements will be made tomorrow about initiatives that will specifically benefit southside and southwest Virginia.
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[New-Industry]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Wythe County will be home to 40 new jobs brought into the area by a Canadian company.
Northside Industries is planning to set up shop in the Fairview Industrial park.
The company makes fuel tanks for the trucking industry.
A Northside spokesman says the company chose Wythe County, in part, because of its close proximity to interstate highways and the Volvo-GM truck plant in Pulaski County.

[E-Arthritis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-71 57:43]
[GRAPHIC=Atrhritis]


For 20 dollars arthritis sufferers are getting pain relief at the Carilion Center for Health Education at Tanglewood Mall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

The Arthritis Foundation is offering exercise classes designed especially for eliminating stiffness and swollen joints. Sessions begin again the first Thursday in February at 10:00 in the morning. The exercises can be done by anyone and are intended to benefit all levels of degeneration associated with the illness.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, radiation may help some elderly people see better.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:09]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( IN TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS, THERE MAY BE A NEW WAY TO PREVENT VISION LOSS COMMONLY FOUND IN THE ELDERLY.
(VO)
VT=VO


RESEARCHERS SAY RADIATION CAN BE USED TO TREAT THE SO-CALLED "WET" TYPE OF MACULAR DEGENERATION. THAT'S WHEN TINY BLOOD VESSELS BREAK THROUGH THE MEMBRANE BEHIND THE RETINA AND LEAK BLOOD AND FLUID.. BLURRING A PERSON'S CENTRAL VISION.
DOCTORS SAY EXPOSING THE MACULA TO A LOW DOSE OF RADIATION CAN CLOSE OFF BLOOD VESSELS AND STABILIZE VISION.
(RICK)
ONCAM=RICK


A NEW STUDY FINDS MEN CAN LOWER THEIR RISK OF DEATH AFTER A HEART ATTACK.. BY DRINKING MODERATE AMOUNTS OF ALCOHOL.
(VO)
VT=VO


RESEARCHERS AT THE MASSACHUSETTS VETERANS EPIDEMIOLOGY RESEARCH AND INFORMATION CENTER SAY THAT TWO TO SIX DRINKS A WEEK WERE BENEFICIAL, BUT HEAVY DRINKING HAD THE OPPOSITE EFFECT.
THE STUDY DID NOT INCLUDE WOMEN, BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THE RESULTS COULD BE SIMILAR.
(RICK)
ONCAM=RICK


YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT! YOU'VE HEARD THAT BEFORE, BUT NOW BRITISH DOCTORS SAY THEY HAVE MORE EVIDENCE THAN EVER TO SUPPORT THAT CLAIM. (VO)
VT=VO


IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL-- THEY SAY THEY'VE DISCOVERED OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT WHAT YOU EAT IS CRUCIAL IN HELPING REDUCE THE RISK OF CANCER.
THEY ADVISE PEOPLE TO STOP SMOKING, EAT MORE FRUIT, VEGETABLES AND FIBER.. DRINK LESS ALCOHOL, LOSE WEIGHT AND EXERCISE MORE.
(RICK)
ONCAM=RICK


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

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[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]


In votes likely to begin today, the G-O-P-controlled House Judiciary Commmittee is expected to approve a resolution that calls for removing President Clinton from office.
The outcome in the full House -- possibly next week -- could depend on just a few swing votes.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


If you've seen this newspaper ad, beware.
Police say the adversement promising a fast cash loan is really a scam that's already costed a couple of people hundreds of dollars.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And in Detroit police have apprehened the suspect who walked into a college classroom last night and fatally shot a professor.
None of the 24 students in the graduate engineering class was hurt.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday December 11th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[E-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#98-66 1:17:11]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


The House Judiciary Committee resumes debate in a few hours on four articles of impeachment against President Clinton.
Votes are likely to begin tonight.
Once the House Judiciary Committee vote is official, it will move to the full House for action next week.
As Ellen Qualls reports Southwest Virginia's Congressmen are bracing for the House battle.
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[IN Q=Roanoke Republican]
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :28]
[SUPER=@Boucher; :41]
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[OUT Q=Qualls News 7 Washington]

((Roanoke Republican Bob Goodlatte is listening to those at home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One of those]

[RUNS:25]
[OUT Q=any different]

But today finally a clear sharp line between the two men who represent neighbors and who have withheld judgment before today. Democrat Rick Boucher condemns the Presidents actions but is firmly against impeachment.
[SOT]

[IN It was designed] [RUNS:07] [OUT Threatens the nation] Boucher is leading the effort for a censure resolution.
[SOT]
[IN Q= It is my hope that]

[RUNS:26]
[OUT Q= restoration of dignity]
[SOT]
[IN Q=If you believe]

[RUNS06]
[OUT Q=not impeach?]

Rick Boucher calls it a mathematical certainty that the US Senate will not support impeaching Bill Clinton. As of how the full house may vote that is very close right now. That makes it even more significant that Southside Democrat Virgil Goode has already gone on record stating that he supports impeachment. He will be one of only 3 democrats to buck his party and vote for that. Ellen Quails, News 7 Washington.))

[Loan-Scam]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-78 TC12:30]
[GRAPHIC=Scam]


Two people in Alleghany County are out more than 600 dollars because of what police are calling a loan scam.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=About a week ago]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Barry Brooks/Covington Police Deptartment; :13]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :33]
[SUPER=01-Horton Beirne/Virginian Review Publisher; :42]
[SUPER=@stacey1; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

(( About a week ago a company placed this ad in the Virginian Review newspaper--offering loans to people in need of fast cash.
But, police say the offer was really a scam.
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[SOT 16.21.49 - 16.22.02]
[IN Q=They tend to fax]

((BARRY BROCK/COVINGTON POLICE DEPT.: THEY TEND TO FAX SOME OFFICIAL LOOKING DOCUMENTS TO A LOCAL POST OFFICE OR WHATEVER THAT HAS A PAY FOR FAX FACILITY AND THEY TELL YOU THAT YOU'VE QUALIFIED FOR THE MONEY THAT YOU'VE ASKED FOR OR EVEN TWICE THAT.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=even twice that.]


Authorities say they've gotten complaints from two people who called the toll free number, were approved for loans and wired the company a total of 640 dollars.
Afterwards their calls were not answered.
The newspaper has since pulled the ad.
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[SOT 17.02.46 - 17.02.56]
[IN Q=If an ad looks]

((HORTON BEIRNE/VIRGINIAN REVIEW PUBLISHER: IF AN AD LOOKS LIKE IT MAY BE BOGUS WE'LL CALL AND TRY TO GET SOME INFORMATION ON IT AND IF WE CAN'T FIND OUT ANYTHING WE JUST DON'T RUN THE AD. AND, OBVIOUSLY WE'LL BE LOOKING A LITTLE CLOSER FROM HERE ON OUT.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=here on out.]


Police say the ad could reappear in other area papers and they're warning readers to be careful of lenders that require huge payments up front.
And, they're reminding people that most reputable lenders insist on doing business at some point in person.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE COMPANY IS BASED IN NOVA, SCOTIA, CANADA SO POLICE SAY IT WILL BE HARD TO INVESTIGATE THE CASE. IN THE MEANTIME THEY'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO CONTACT LOCAL AUTHORITIES IF THEY'RE SUSPICIOUS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]))


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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The man extradited to Virginia for a crime committed nearly 25 years ago is expected to enter a not guilty plea today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Livonia, MI/Wednesday]


Alfred Martin will be arraigned on larceny and escape charges.
In 1974, he walked away from a one year sentence for selling marijuana.
A few weeks ago, he was found living in Michigan, was arrested and sent back to Martinsville.
Martin's lawyers say they'll try to have the original drug conviction overturned.
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[Drug-Indictments]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Radford grand jury today issued indictments against 14 people.
Radford police say most of the charges were for the distribution of crack cocaine.
2 of those indicted are juveniles.
Radford police are continuing to search for and arrest those indicted.

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((Archive:Bikes or Bust))

[CAMPUS-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNING]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A 48 year old man surrendered to police this morning, following the fatal shooting last night of a college professor.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;]

[4:04:31]
Police say the man walked into a classroom at Wayne State University, shot the professor, reloaded his rifle, fired again and then walked off.
The professsor died at the hospital.
At this time there is no established motive, and police are trying to determine the shooter's relationship to the professor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((INSPECTOR DONALD CHALMERS, DETROIT POLICE; OBVIOUSLY THE MAN MUST OF KNOWN THE PROFESSORS SCHEDULE, KNEW WHAT CLASS, WHEN HE WAS TEACHING. IRVIN REID/WAYNE STATE PRESIDENT; THIS OBVIOUSLY IS SOMETHING... THAT THEY NEED NEED IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Ins. Donald Chalmers/Detroit Police Department; ]
[SUPER=01-Irvin Reid/Wayne State Univ. President; :07]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in this difficult time.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shooting happend in front of about two dozen engineering graduate students who were taking final exams.
None of the students was hurt.
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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:55:32]
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Westview Terrace may get some new houses after all.
That's where Habitat for Humanity wanted to build a subdivision.
Now, as Scott Goldberg reports, the city is writing up its own plan to bring the neighborhood some new neighbors.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Moore/Westview Terrace Resident;13]
[SUPER=01-Paul Robinson/Westview Terrace Resident;29]
[SUPER=@Scott1;45]
[SUPER=01-Kit Kiser/Dir. of Utilities & Operations;52]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=news-7]

(( Since this summer, all had been quiet in Westview Terrace. [Eddie with letter]
Then, last week, a few residents got a letter from the city.
And the neighbors were once again talking about new houses being built in their back yards.
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[SOT 12:42:45]
[IN Q=i'm just ]

((EDDIE: I'M JUST REAL CURIOUS TO SEE HOW THE CITY HANDLES THIS. I HOPE THEY HANDLE IT WELL.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=IT WELL]


This time, the city wants to develop the land.
Last time it was Habitat for Humanity.
When the neighborhood protested, saying Habitat homes would bring down everyone's property value... the city stepped in, bought the land, and said it would build a park.
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[SOT 12:38:40]
[IN Q=first they]

((ROBINSON: FIRST THEY SAID IT'D BE A PARK, THEN THEY SAID SOME DEVELOPER WOULD TURN IT INTO HOMES. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO NOW.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=DO NOW]
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[SOT 13:0037]
[IN Q= building]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: BUILDING A PARK HERE MIGHT HAVE MADE THE NEIGHBORS HAPPY BUT IT WOULD NOT HAVE PAID BACK ANY OF THE MONEY THE CITY SPENT TO BUY THIS LAND. SELLING IT TO DEVELOPERS WOULD BRING BACK SOME OF ROANOKE'S 350-THOUSAND DOLLAR INVESTMENT.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=INVESTMENT]
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[SOT 13:05:45]
[IN Q=while we]

((KISER: WHILE WE MAY NOT GET IT BACK INITIALLY, DIRECTLY, WE WILL CERTAINLY GET IT BACK OVER THE LONG HAUL BECAUSE OF THE TAX BASE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=TAX BASE]


The city's director of utitilies and operations said this time the houses won't be so controversial because they'll look like homes Westview Residents already own.
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[SOT 13:08:00]
[IN Q=they expressed]

((KISER: THEY EXPRESSED THAT THEY FELT THE DEVELOPMENT BY BY HABITAT WITH SMALLER LOTS WOULD BE BE NOT BE COMPATIBLE WITH THEIR OWN HOUSES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=NEIGHBORHOOD]
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[SOT 12:43:25]
[IN Q=if IT'S]

((EDDIE: IF IT'S 24 MODERATELY BUILD HOMES, I DON'T SEE WHY THE NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=WITH IT]


And the city promises, this time, they'll get the neighborhood's blessing before construction starts.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
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[S-Rhino]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-77 TC14:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last week, someone stole a baby rhinocerous statue that used to sit alongside Route 460 in Bedford.
The search for the stolen landmark goes on, though yesterday, police thought they may have found their rhino.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Some people thought it had turned up atop the Star City Diner in downtown Roanoke, so police paid a vist to see if it was the missing baby.
They checked out the statue, including its wings, and determined it was NOT the stolen one.
Adding to mystery, the restaurant manager refused to say where the diner got its rhino.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, one of Nascar's high rollers takes a chance in Las Vegas.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=weekend everyone.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Two Southwest Virginia congressmen on the House Judiciary Committee are preparing for a fight over impeachment articles.
Bob Goodlatte says he's following the wishes of his constituents as he supports imepachment.
Meanwhile Rick Boucher is one of the Democrats leading the charge for censure, even though he disapproves of the President's behavior.
Rock Mount Democrat Virgil Goode is one of only three Democrats who appear to be in favor of impeachment.
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A preliminary hearing scheduled for the Virginia Tech students accused of holding an exotic dancer against her will has been delayed.
A judge delayed yesterday's hearing for the five fraternity members so new evidence can be examined.
Charges against Brian McLaughlin were dropped when he proved he wasn't at the fraternity party.
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Alfred Martin is expected to enter a not guilty plea today.
He's the former Martinsville man convicted of a drug offense 25 years ago who fled after serving one day of his sentence.
He was extradited from Michigan earlier this week.
His attornies say they'll try to have his original drug conviction overturned.
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Over the last couple of weekends, we've been giving you a "taste" of some area bed and breakfasts.

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Our final stop is in Woolwine, Virginia at the Mountain Rose Inn.
Before become and bed and breakfast, the inn was located near the famed Mountain Rose Distillery.
These days, atmosphere is more laid back--
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((MELODIE POGUE/INNKEEPER: IT'S A WONDERFUL, PEACEFUL SPOT WITH THE SIX PORCHES. IT'S A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SIT DOWN AND MEDITATE, ENJOYING NATURE. YOU CAN HEAR THE CREEK BABBLING AT NIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW. OF COURSE, WE HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF BIRDS IN THE MORNING, AND I THINK PEOPLE REALLY DO ENJOY THE SLOWER PACE AND THE CHANCE TO GET AWAY AND RELAX.))
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Take a couple of minutes to relax tomorrow
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while watching our "Time Off" segment featuring the Mountain Rose Inn.
That's of course, on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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