[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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


Air strikes against Iraq could be imminent, now that U-N weapons inspectors have again pulled out of Baghdad.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Now that he's back from the Mideast, President Clinton will be spending part of the day trying to keep his job.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A mid-Atlantic coast storm has brought some showers to places like Martinsville and South Boston--
Otherwise, we're just waking up to some cloud cover and slightly milder temperatures.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[IRAQ]


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


Another showdown with Iraq appears to be underway.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[4:01:52]
A U-N Spokesman says weapons inspectors have been ordered out of Baghdad.
The order comes a day after chief inspector Richard Butler told his superiors at the U-N that Iraq had reneged on its promise of full cooperation.
Three buses carrying inspectors left their compound this morning.
There were about 140 inspectors in Iraq.
A U-N spokesman says no decision has been made on whether to withdraw the 400 humanitarian workers in Iraq.
Britain's foreign secretary tells the B-B-C air strikes could come quickly and without warning.
(----------------)


[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Vote]


President Clinton is back in Washington this morning, facing the toughest days of his presidency.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[4:03;40]
Waiting for him-- the judiciary committee impeachment report delivered to Capitol Hill last night.
Tomorrow, the full House opens the historic debate on impeachment.
President Clinton's efforts to fight off impeachment are expected to include a chat today with Congressman Christopher Shays,
[SUPER=03-Norwalk, CT;]

a Connecticut Republican who's on the fence about impeachment.
Shays held a town hall meeting last night to hear from his consituents.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:12]
[IN Q=]

((REP. CHRISTOPHER SHAYS:I'M YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS-- IF I'VE TAKEN A POSITION, I SHOULD BE OUT IN FRONT OF YOU. AND IF YOU DISAGREE WITH IT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO QUESTION ME.. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO LISTEN WHY AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY.. AND YOU SHOULD YOU SHOULD AT LEAST HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW I FEEL." ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Christopher Shays/(R) Connecticut]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=FOR HOW I FEEL.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Since Sunday more and more so called moderate Republicans, the ones the White House was counting on, have declared they're now in favor of impeachment.
(----------------)


[E-Results]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-76 28:28]
[GRAPHIC=Special Election]


Another democrat will take over the 38th district State Senate seat vacated by Jack Reasor.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[take Leader Board -- Results]
Phillip Puckett won with 55 percent of the vote.
Republican Roger Rife had 40 percent and independent Jerry Ward came in with 5 percent.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take Gfx map]
The district stretches from the Coalfiends through Wythe and Bland Counties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Puckett says that's a lot of ground to cover in a 28-day campaign.
We caught up with him getting in a few last minute handshakes in Wytheville.
He says though his republican opponent spent a lot of money, personal contact makes the difference.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:09:10]
[IN Q=the one thing]

((PHILLIP PUCKETT/ ; THE ONE THING I'VE LEARNED AS I'VE TRAVELLED ACROSS THE 38TH IS THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SITTING DOWN AND TALKING WITH THE VOTERS, YOU CAN SPEND ALL KINDS OF MONEY, YOU CAN GET ON TV, YOU CAN GET ON RADIO, YOU CAN PUT EVERYTING IN THE NEWSPAPER, THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR TALKING TO PEOPLE))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Puckett/State Senator-Elect]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=talking to people]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The results of yesterday's election does not change the balance of power in the Senate, which still stands at 21 Republicans and 19 Democrats.

[Wilson]


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


A Martinsville woman has been found guilty of killing another woman last May.
Denisha Wilson was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter for the shooting death of Dee-Dee Oakes.
Wilson claimed she was attacked by Oakes and fired the gun in self-defense.
The prosecution provided witnesses who testified that Wilson was the aggressor.
Wilson was also found guilty of unlawful wounding.
The jury recommended that she spend nine years in jail for her crimes.

[S-Branham]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-70 1:32:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co./July]


An argument over horseshoes could mean a life prison term for an Amherst County man.
29-year old Kenneth Eugene Branham shot one man to death and wounded two others over Memorial Day weekend.
He pleaded guilty yesterday to involuntary manslaughter and malicious wounding charges.
Prosecutor Ed Meeks offered the plea bargain after deciding there was a good chance a jury might believe Branham's claim of self defense.
(----------------)


[E-Tobacco-Quotas]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-72 1:06:09]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Tobacco growers are facing a big quota cut for next year.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The U-S Department of Agriculture announced late yesterday that farmers will have to cut back their flue-cured tobacco crop by 18-percent.
This cut is the result of a lower demand for tobacco from cigarette companies and the amount of crop that's left-over from this year.
Last year, farmers saw a 17-percent quota cut.
The president of a Southside growers association says farmers are the real victims of the national war on tobacco.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:19:48-:57]
[IN Q=We don't have]

((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: WE DON'T HAVE ANYWHERE ELSE TO TURN BUT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE STATE AND SEE IF THEY WON'T HELP US WITH THE SETTLEMENT MONEY THAT IS GOING TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-C. D. Bryant/Concerned Friends of Tobacco;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to come forward.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bryant says states involved in the tobacco settlement need to use the money they receive to compensate growers for their losses.
(----------------)


[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Roanoke Express help give the gift of life.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=in a little bit.]



[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-Jay Owens/New Century Church Pastor; :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :40]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Scrooge))

[DOG-FUR]


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


The nation's largest coat retailer has recalled hundreds of winter coats because the line of fur around the hood wasn't quite what was advertised.
Lee Cowan reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[4:23:57]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Swain/Humane Society; :37]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Brodsky/Burlington Coat Factory; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

((IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR - BE CAREFUL - YOU MAY NOT `KNOW' WHAT YOU'RE WEARING. (( NAT 13:48:42 )) "You just can't tell anymore." THINK THIS IS A FINE FUR - MINK PERHAPS, FOX OR LINX? THINK AGAIN.
(( SOT AT 13:47:26 ))
"You can count the number of cats --- 12 cats there."

THAT'S RIGHT. CAT FUR - AND DOG .
(( SOT AT 13:38:54 ))

"This is dog, in fact the label even says Mongolian dog fur."
(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC)

ALL THESE COATS WERE SEIZED BY THE HUMANE SOCIETY AFTER AN 18 MONTH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERED FUR FROM MILLIONS OF DOGS AND CATS SLAUGHTERED IN ASIA, WAS TURNING UP ON COATS SOLD HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
(( SUPER: RICHARD SWAIN//HUMANE SOCIETY )) (( SOT AT 13:42:34 ))
"What tipped us off --- mink, fox."

MORE THAN 400 OF THE SUSPECT GARMENTS TURNED UP AT ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST COAT RETAILERS:THE BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY. THE COMPANY HAS SINCE ISSUED A RECALL OF HUNDREDS OF WINTER PARKAS WITH A FUR TRIMMED HOOD THAT TURNED OUT TO BE DOG.
(( SUPER: BERNARD BRODSKY, BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY, SOT ))

THE REASON IS SIMPLE ECONOMICS: DOG AND CAT ARE CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL. IN FACT A PELT FROM A GERMAN SHEPHARD WE'RE TOLD GOES FOR ONLY ABOUT 2 US DOLLARS. BUT THE METHOD OF KILLING IS ESPECIALLY CRUEL - MANY ARE SKINNED ALIVE.
(( SOT AT 13:45:15 ))

"It's pretty brutal." (( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "Even experts who study animal fur say the methods of color dying have gotten so advanced it is truly hard to tell the difference. The label is no guarantee either. Another example of buyer beware - if you're suspect that may be good enough. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington."))

[E-Local-Banks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-71 11:04:05]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


Central Virginia may be bucking the trend of "Big Banking."
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Two groups in Lynchburg hope to open their own community banks to give customers service with a more personal touch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00:32:23//2:22:19]
[IN Q=Lynchburg has]

((JOHN WYNNE/COMMUNITY FIRST BANK: LYNCHBURG HAS A UNIQUE PERSONALITY IN MY OPINION. LYNCHBURGERS LIKE TO BE SERVED AND DEAL WITH PEOPLE THEY'RE FAMILIAR WITH.)) ((JIM HUGHES/BANK OF THE JAMES: THEY DEMAND AND THEY DESERVE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION. THEY NEED THEIR PROBLEMS SOLVED BY THE PERSON WHO TAKES THE PROBLEM, NOT SOME VOICE ON THE OTHER END OF AN 800 NUMBER.))
[SUPER=01-John Wynne/Community First Bank; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hughes/Bank of the James; :10]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=an 800 number.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Both banks need to raise at least eight million dollars in capital before they can receive a state charter.
They hope to open by late 1999.
(----------------)


[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a vegetarian diet could be more effective than some drugs in maintaining your heart's health.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( THERE ARE SOME SURPRISING RESULTS ON THE BENEFITS OF A HEALTHY DIET AND LIFESTYLE.
DR. DEAN ORNISH SAYS PARTICIPANTS IN HIS STUDY...

(VO)

...ATE A RADICALLY LOW-FAT VEGETARIAN DIET, TOOK PART IN MODERATE AEROBICS EXERCISE, MANAGED THEIR STRESS-- AND 5-YEARS LATER-- HAD IMPROVED THE CONDITION OF THEIR HEART.
OTHER PATIENTS WHO HAD MORE CONVENTIONAL CARE -- INCLUDING CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUGS-- GOT WORSE OVER THE SAME TIME PERIOD.
THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION MEANWHILE -- QUESTIONS WHETHER MOST AMERICANS COULD MAKE SUCH DRASTIC CHANGES IN THEIR LIFESTYLE.
DR. ORNISH'S REPORT IS IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

ONCAM=MIKA


THE HEALTH PROBLEMS LINKED TO ASBESTOS ARE STILL MAKING HEADLINES.
THE WHITE-CHALKY SUBSTANCE WAS WIDELY USED FOR INSULATION AND SHIP-BUILDING IN THE 1940S AND '50S.
OWENS CORNING STOPPED SELLING IT IN 1972...BUT THE COMPANY HAS NOW AGREED TO PAY MORE THAN ONE BILLION DOLLARS TO SETTLE MORE THAN 176-THOUSAND ASBESTOS RELATED LAWSUITS.
UNDER THE AGREEMENT, OWENS-CORNING WILL MAKE THE PAYMENTS FOR PENDING CLAIMS NEXT YEAR AND THE YEAR 2000.

VT=VOEFFECT


OLDER PEOPLE WHO ARE CHRONICALLY DEPRESSED..HAVE A GREATER CHANCE OF GETTING CANCER.
A REPORT IN THE JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAYS
DEPRESSION MAY PLAY A PART--- SUPPRESSING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND STOPPING

THE BODY FROM FIGHTING CANCEROUS CELLS.
48-HUNDRED PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 70 TOOK PART IN THE STUDY. USE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS DID NOT SEEM TO AFFECT THE CANCER RATE...BEING OVERWEIGHT ALSO DID NOT FACTOR INTO THE RESULTS.

(ON CAM=MIKA)


AND THOSE ARE SOME OF THE MEDICAL STORIES MAKING NEWS THIS MORNING.
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=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Jessup/Acting Director; :27]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :27]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=look ok.]


[Steve Live]

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

((Archive:Scrooge))[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]


Britain's top diplomat says air strikes against Baghdad could come quickly, and without warning.
The statement came early today, shortly after the U-N's 140 weapons inspectors pulled out of Iraq.
Yesterday the chief monitor said Iraq had reneged on its promise of full cooperation.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The President is back from the Middle East and facing the steady loss of support from moderate House Republicans, who now say they will vote in favor of impeachment.
Copies of the four articles of impeachment against the President arrived on the Hill last night, in advance of Thursday's historic impeachment debate in the House.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And a a flawless landing for the space shuttle Endeavour.
Weather did not hamper the rare night-time landing at the Kennedy Space center.
The six astronauts came home from a successful 12-day mission to start construction of the international space station.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday December 16th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Vote]


Copies of the four articles of impeachment against President Clinton are in the clerk's office on capitol hill this morning.
They were delivered at the end of a day that saw more moderate Republicans announce they will vote for impeachment later this week.
One still undecided Republican expects to sit down with the President today in a meeting that could be crucial to Mr. Clinton's survival.
Jonathan freed reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Anne Northup/(R) Kentucky; :31]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Tom Campbell/(R) California; :38]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Jack Quinn/(R) New York; :46]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :52]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Joseph Lieberman/(D) Connecticut; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Elect; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:41]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=CBS News Washington]

(( THE PRESIDENT RETURNED TO WASHINGTON AFTER HIS MIDDLE EAST PEACE INITIATIVE -- BUT MADE NO MORE COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT LIES AHEAD. "GET SOME SLEEP FOLKS" The impending impeachment vote has the Capitol firmly in its grip...a grip that seems to be tightening around the President. More and more of the so-called moderate Republicans, the ones the White House was counting on, are now declaring they're in favor of impeachment. Whether they were in California, New York, or Kentucky...the common thread was concern. REP. ANNE NORTHUP/R-KY.: I DO INTEND TO VOTE FOR AT LEAST SOME OF THE ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. REP. TOM CAMPBELL/R-CA: THE PRESIDENT ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION DID NOT TELL THE TRUTH IN A FEDERAL CRIMINAL GRAND JURY. REP. JACK QUINN/R-NY: FOR ME THIS IS AN ISSUE OF PRINCIPLE NOT POLITICS. THE DECISION IS ONE ABOUT CONSCIENCE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER. TEL AVIV, ISRAEL. As Mr. Clinton headed home from his peace mission in the Middle East...he was insisting he's still able to do his job. CLINTON: YOU SHOW UP FOR WORK EVERY DAY. IT'S NOT A COMPLICATED THING. With impeachment by the House on at least one article more of a possibility...one Democratic Senator was asked if the President should stand trial in the Senate should it come to that. SEN. JOSEPH LIEBERMAN/D-CT: I THINK A TRIAL WILL START, AND WHAT THE MAJORITY OF THE SENATE DOES ONCE IT STARTS I THINK IS NOT CLEAR AT THIS POINT. And on Senate solutions, there was this from the incoming Speaker of the House. REP. BOB LIVINGSTON/HOUSE SPEAKER NOMINEE: WE ARE NOT PRECLUDING THE SENATE FROM CONSIDERING CENSURE, REPRIMAND, EXPULSION OR ANY OTHER REMEDY. Former Senator and G-O-P Presidential nominee, Bob Dole thinks a toughly-worded, joint resolution of censure, that would start in the Senate, would satisfy everyone...by condemning without removing from office. JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: THE LASTEST IN A CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES POLL SUGGESTS THAT BY A TWO-TO-ONE MARGIN, AMERICANS WANT THEIR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TO VOTE AGAINST IMPEACHMENT. J-F...WASHINGTON. BOTH THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE ALREADY HINTING AT WHAT THEIR LINE OF ARGUMENT WILL BE ON THURSDAY. IN THEIR REPORT-- THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE'S REPUBLICAN MAJORITY SAYS THE PRESIDENT "DISGRACED... THE HIGH OFFICE HE HOLDS." THE DEMOCRATS -- MEANWHILE -- SAY THE ALLEGATIONS DO NO MERIT IMPEACHMENT.))

[2-IRAQ]


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


It looks like the crisis with Iraq is back on.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[4:01:52]
Three buses carrying U-N weapons inspectors left their Baghdad compound this morning after the U-N ordered them to leave Iraq.
The order comes just a day after the chief monitor told his superiors at the U-N that Baghdad was not fully cooperating.
There had been about 140 inspectors in Iraq.
A U-N spokesman says no decision has been made on whether to withdraw the 400 humanitarian workers in Iraq.
Britain's foreign secretary tells the B-B-C air strikes could come quickly and without warning.
(----------------)


[E-Boundary-Adjustment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-78 16:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[****Anchor Tag****]
Franklin County supervisors have given their go-ahead to make the town of Rocky Mount bigger.
Supervisors unanimously voted for the boundary adjustment last night.
If Rocky Mount signs the deal, residents could soon see a new movie theater plus a host of new restaurants.
Tina Tenret has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Kroger plans]
[SUPER=01-Aaron Boyle/Developer; :11]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Franklin Co. Supervisor; :37]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :46]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]

((Kroger plans to open a super-store on Route 40 East AND bring enough other stores to fill a shopping plaza.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:32:44]
[IN Q=We are in]

((AARON BOYLE/DEVELOPER: WE ARE IN DISCUSSION WITH A MOVIE THEATER AND RESTAURANTS BOTH FREE STANDING RESTAURANTS AND RESTAURANTS TO BE LOCATED IN THE LEASABLE RETAIL SHOP.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=RETAIL SHOP]


What was holding up the deal was that Franklin County and Rocky Mount could not agree on a plan to provide sewer service.
So , Franklin County supervisors voted to give Rocky Mount about 70 acres along Route 40 East.
That way, the town gets tax revenue -- and a REASON to build sewer lines here.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:36:03]
[IN Q=This area]

((WAYNE ANGELL/FRANKLIN CO. SUPERVISORS: THIS AREA IS AN AREA THAT NEEDS THOSE SERVICES. IT'S IN NEED OF THE URBAN TYPE SERVICES AND THE TOWN IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO PROVIDE THEM.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=TO PROVIDE THEM]


THIS boundary adjustment would NOT include Wal-mart, obviously a tax moneymaker.
But town and county officials say future talks could make Wal-mart, and other neighborhoods, also part of Rocky Mount.
Tina Tenret, News7, Franklin County.))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Rocky Mount officials say they will vote on this boundary adjustment this week.

[2-E-Results]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-76 28:28]
[GRAPHIC=Special Election]


Democrats will keep control of the 38th district State Senate seat vacated by Jack Reasor.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[take Leader Board -- Results]
Phillip Puckett won with 55 percent of the vote.
Republican Roger Rife had 40 percent and independent Jerry Ward came in with 5 percent.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[Take Gfx map]
The district stretches from the Coalfiends through Wythe and Bland Counties.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


Puckett says that's a lot of ground to cover in a 28-day campaign.
We caught up with him getting in a few last minute handshakes in Wytheville.
He says though his republican opponent spent a lot of money, personal contact makes the difference.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 01:09:10]
[IN Q=the one thing]

((PHILLIP PUCKETT/ ; THE ONE THING I'VE LEARNED AS I'VE TRAVELLED ACROSS THE 38TH IS THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SITTING DOWN AND TALKING WITH THE VOTERS, YOU CAN SPEND ALL KINDS OF MONEY, YOU CAN GET ON TV, YOU CAN GET ON RADIO, YOU CAN PUT EVERYTING IN THE NEWSPAPER, THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR TALKING TO PEOPLE))
[SUPER=01-Phillip Puckett/State Senator-Elect]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=talking to people]
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-Special-Election]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-64 1:44:06]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


In Wythe County, voter turnout was light throughout the day.
In the end, just 26-percent of the county's 14-thousand registered voters had gone to the polls.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel]

((ROBBIE ALBERT/WYTHE CO. VOTER:I FEEL THAT EVERYONE SHOULD VOTE AND BE ABLE TO VOICE THEIR OPINION AND IF THEY DON'T VOTE THEY JUST MAY BE TOLD HOW THINGS IS GOING TO BE. NELLIE BAUSELL/WYTHE CO. VOTER:I ALWAYS VOTE...I THINK IT'S A DUTY AND A PRIVILEGE AS WELL. ))
[SUPER=01-Robbie Albert/Wythe Co. Voter; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nellie Bausell/Wythe Co. Voter; :08]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=as well]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Special Elections]


In Bland County voter turnout was also light with 28-percent of the county's registered voters casting ballots.
The outcome of yesterday's election doesn't change the balance of power in the state Senate, which still has 21 republicans and 19 democrats.

[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Raymond/"Ghost of Christmas Present"; :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :35]
[SUPER=01-David Ammen/"Jacob Marley"; 1:20]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=this year]


[Steve Live]

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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:scrooge))

[SPACE-SHUTTLE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Endeavour Landing]


After almost two weeks in orbit, Space shuttle ``Endeavour'' and its crew have returned to Earth, ending NASA's first space station-building mission.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]

[4:14:40]
The shuttle landed shortly before eleven last night.
While in space, the crew of Shuttle Endeavour joined the Russian module Zarya to the American module Unity, and outfitted the two units during three spacewalks.
The 60 billion dollar international space station involves 16 nations and will take five years to finish.
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[E-Airport-Drill]


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[WRITER=chu]
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What would happen if a plane crashed in your hometown?
Would your local emergency services department know what to do?
In Danville yesterday, fire, police and rescue units simulated an air disaster to practice for the real thing.
Christy Hubley shows us the drill.
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[SUPER=01-Marc Adelman/Danville Transportation Services; :16]
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((WE HAVE AN AIRPLANE CRASH. RUNWAY NUMBER 6.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=runway number six.]


It doesn't look much like a plane crash...but this city bus filled with smoke serves an important purpose.
It represents the wreckage of a downed plane and these volunteers act as crash victims.
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[IN Q=The purpose of this]

((MARC ADELMAN/DANVILLE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES: THE PURPOSE OF THIS DRILL IS FIRST OF ALL TO IMPROVE AND MAINTAIN OUR READINESS IN CASE OF AN AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT THAT MAY OCCUR HERE AT THE AIRPORT. WE ALSO MAINTAIN A FULL OPERATING CERTIFICATE WITH THE F-A-A WHICH REQUIRES US TO COMPLETE THIS DRILL EVERY THREE YEARS.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=every three years.]
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The first fire crews arrive on the runway and assess the situation.
Victims with the most serious injuries get treated first.
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[SOT 6:13:07-:10]

((ADVISING THE HOSPITAL WE HAVE FOUR WALKING WOUNDED.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=walking wounded.]


This drill is a small one.
A real plane crash would require most of the city's emergency personnel. And while the drill went smoothly, there is room for improvement.
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[IN Q=The communication seems to]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: THE COMMUNICATION SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE THE PROBLEM THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE MAKING SURE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THE OTHER PERSON'S DOING AND IS EVERYBODY DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO BE DOING.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=need to be doing.]


And there's no room for a breakdown in communication when real lives are on the line.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))

[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, a former Hokie quarterback suits up for injury- plagued Jacksonville Jaguars.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[IN Q=Basketball begins]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=see you later.]



[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]


Democrat Phillip Puckett will represent the 38-th Senate District.
Puckett took 55 percent of the vote in yesterday's special election.
He'll fill the seat vacated by Jack Reasor-- he resigned to take a job in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Tobacco growers are facing a big cut in next year's quota.
The Department of Agriculture says farmers will have to cut their crop of flue-cured tobacco by 18-percent.
The cut was caused by lower demand from cigarrette comapnies and a large leftover portion of this year's crop.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Franklin County has given its approval to a boundary adjustment with Rocky Mount.
If Rocky Mount approves the deal, the town would take over about 70 acres along Route 40 East.
That land would likely become home to a new shopping center.
Rocky Mount town council will vote on the adjustment this week.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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