[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


All is calm in Baghdad following the first round of Operation Desert Fox.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Authorities are looking for the suspect who allegedly stole a car in North Carolina and later killed a man in Henry County.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We're getting our first real taste of winter weather this season--
Light snow showers have been falling in West Virgina and FAR Southwest Virginia.
We'll have the complete forecast details--straight ahead.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Iraq]


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

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
American military reinforcements are on their way to the Gulf this morning after the U-S launched airstrikes against Iraq.
The attack could last up to four days.
Maureen Maher has the laetst from Washington.
[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Elect;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=enemies of humanity]

((The first pictures from Baghdad reveal the damage from a long night of missile attacks.including a reported hit to one of Saddam Hussein's numerous palaces.

(nats of bombing...)

The attack on Baghdad lasted for more than four hours, with some 100 tomahawk missiles and anti-aircraft fire lighting up the early morning sky.

(open with pictures of Capital????)

The crisis abroad has put a temporary hold on the crisis at home..today was supposed to be the day Congress would begin its historic vote on the impeachment of Bill Clinton. but Operation Desert Fox, as it's being called, has put a halt to that.

(SOT/Bob Livingston/Incoming Speaker of the House - bite of long and

spirited debate about whether or not to have the vote tomorrow - suggested is the 2nd to last bite before he walks away from podium) "We support the troops we support the effort - we reserve our right to take our constitutional action to . to complete the business that brought us here."

(More pics and nats)

Many Republicans have questioned the timing of yesterday's actions, but in a statement read a few hours after the attack began, the President defended his decision.

(SOT/President Clinton) "We acted today because, in the judgment of my

military advisers, a swift response would provide the most surprise and the least opportunity for Saddam to prepare. If we had delayed for even a matter of days from Chairman Butler's report, we would have given Saddam more time to disperse his forces and protect his weapons."

(more nats of the bombing...)

Officially, Saddam isn't saying how many weapons facilities may have been hit during the bombing.

(nats of taped message..)

Instead, in a taped radio message he called the United States cowardly, and urged his own people to "Fight the enemies of God...and the enemies of humanity."))


[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
( ad lib)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Iraqi attack has put on hold today's scheduled impeachment debate.
The historic debate could now begin as early as Friday or Saturday.

[E-Local-React]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:33:16]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Attack]


Many Roanoke residents were watching developments in Iraq closely...
Eric Earnhart found a mixture of support and suspicion... but NO ONE said they were sorry it happened.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At Roanoke's Community]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Walker Turner/Veteran; :11]
[SUPER=07-Nellie Porter; :18]
[SUPER=07-David Wood; :29]
[SUPER=07-Barry Goldberg; :45]
[SUPER=@eric1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]


((At Roanoke's Community Inn, it was a full house, paying full attention to drama playing out on the three television screens.

[SOT 08:20:49]
[IN Q=I think it]

((WALKER TURNER/VETERAN; I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO, I THINK THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE GUY, IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO IT, DO IT AND LET'S FORGET IT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=forget it]



[SOT 08:22:10 ]
[IN Q=I think it]

((NELLIE PORTER; I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO WHEN WE HAD THE OTHER WAR, THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE STOPPED WHEN THEY DID.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=when they did]



At least one person worried about the timing...

[SOT 08:19:11]
[IN Q=I just think]

((DAVID WOOD; I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, I JUST HOPE IT'S NOT INTERPRETED AS SOMETHING POLITICAL ON BILL CLINTON'S IMPEACHMENT, I JUST HOPE WE SEPERATE THAT AS AMERICANS AS ONE ISSUE SEPERATE FROM THE OTHER.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=the other]



But not everyone agrees with that separation.

[SOT 08:55:43 ]
[IN Q=i think it's]

((BARRY GOLDBERG; I THINK IT'S DEFINATELY A WAG THE DOG SITUATION, THEY COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT SADDAM A LONG TIME AGO, WHY NOW?.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=the impeachment process]



Even Walker Turner, the veteran who supports the attack, believes it had a political purpose... but doesn't care.

[SOT 08:21:01 ]
[IN Q=it looks like]

((WALKER TURNER/VETERAN; IT LOOKS LIKE A WAG THE DOG TO ME, THAT'S ALL I CAN TELL YOU. BUT IT'S OK IF WE GET SADDAM IN THE PROCESS? OH YEA.)) [RUNS07]

[OUT Q=Oh yea]))[S-Henry-Murder]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=netA]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A manhunt is underway for the person who robbed a North Carolina man and killed a Virginia man.
Police have identified the suspect as Clyde Howard Junior of Spencer Virginia.
Christy Hubley tells us what happened.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This 1982 burgandy Chevette]
[SUPER=01-H. F. Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :10]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :17]
[SUPER=@Christy2;:47]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=News 7]

(( This 1982 burgandy Chevette was stolen yesterday afternoon in Stokes County, North Carolina.
It was taken from the caretaker of a green box collection site.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:04:08-:15]
[IN Q=A white male appraoched]

((H.F. CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: A WHITE MALE APPROACHED THE CARETAKER ON FOOT, PRODUCED A HANDGUN, AND TOLD HIM HE WANTED HIS KEYS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=wanted his keys.]


An hour later, the car was found near this abandoned tobacco barn in Spencer, Virginia.
It's the same location where the sheriff's deputies discovered the murder victim.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:04:40-:52 ]
[IN Q=While they were checking]

((H.F. CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WHILE THEY WERE CHECKING THIS CAR THEY HEARD A MOTOR RUNNING LOOKED DOWN AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL ABOUT 100-150 YARDS OFF AND THEY SAY A PICKUP TRUCK.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=a pickup truck.]


56-year old James Stanley Taylor was dead behind the wheel-- a gunshot through the head.
His 21-month old granddaughter was next to him in a carseat.
She was unharmed.
Authorities have identified the suspect as Clyde Howard Junior but they haven't been able to track him down.
They believe he is armed and dangerous.
Christy Hubley, News 7.))
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, V-M-I stays in the military mindset as it searches for a new football coach.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:52]
[OUT Q=see you in a bit.]



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


[Scanner-Survey]


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


Those price scanners at the supermarket and other stores may have made the check-out line faster, but that doesn't mean they're totally accurate.
Manuel Gallegus has the results of a Federal Commission Survey.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4NA]
[IN Q=Computer Scanners]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Elaine Kolisch/Federal Trade Commission; ]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=News, Los Angeles]

((COMPUTER SCANNERS AT RETAIL STORES, WE'VE COME TO RELY ON THEM. BUT THE PRICE YOU GET ZAPPED FOR IS NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE.
A NEW SURVEY BY THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION SHOWS ONE IN 30 ITEMS AT RETAIL STORES IS MIS-PRICED. IT'S NOT THE COMPUTER'S FAULT THOUGH.

--SOT-ELAINE KOLISCH, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 2;20;43

"we've found that it's usually human error, with stores making thousands of price changes every week."
SOMETIMES THE ITEM'S PRICE IS ACCURATE, BUT THE PRICE ON THE SHELF IS WRONG, OR OUT OF DATE.SO WHAT YOU SEE AT THE REGISTER ISN'T WHAT YOU EXPECTED.
THE SURVEY OF OVER ONE- THOUSAND STORES NATIONWIDE ALSO FINDS THAT MOST OF THE TIME OF THE WRONG PRICES ARE ON ITEMS THAT ARE MARKED FOR SALE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT OVER THE YEARS THE ACCURACY RATES HAVE GOTTEN BETTER.

--SOT-ELAINE

"what we found is that food stores have best accuracy rate, it's down 2 and half percent whereas hardware stores had the worst accuracy, a little over six percent. And department stores and drug stores and everybody else sort of fell in between.
--STAND-UP- THE SURVEY ALSO FINDS THAT THE MIS-PRICING WAS NOT DELIBERATE- AND BEFORE YOU FEEL TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF, THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW -- ABOUT HALF THE TIME THE WRONG PRICES ARE ACTUALLY IN YOUR FAVOR. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))


[S-Transplant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-72 TC1:07:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Things are looking up for a little Roanoke girl who underwent emergency heart transplant surgery over the weekend.
Kayla Griffin is now listed in "good" condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.. and doctors are optimistic about her future.
Stve Smallshaw reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When we last]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week; :00]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesvile; :14]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Nancy McDaniel/Pediatric Cardiologist; :29]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :38]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.]


(( When we last saw Kayla Griffin, the odds were stacked against her.
The 18- month- old Roanoke girl desperately needed a new heart but couldn't wait much longer.
Then on Saturday night, another family's tragedy turned into Kayla's chance for survival.
A donor heart became available and Kayla was rushed to Charlottesville for emergency transplant surgery.
She's now recovering in the pediatric intensive care unit at U-V-A, where doctors say her young age may actually increase her chance for survival.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:00:47]
[IN Q=As a child]

((DR. NANCY MCDANIEL/PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGIST: AS A CHILD, THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM ADJUSTS VERY WELL TO THE MEDICINE, THEY HAVE LESS COMPLICATIONS THAN THE ADULTS AND THEY DO VERY WELL LONG- TERM WITH A NEW ORGAN.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=a new organ.]
(/////SOT/////)

[Standup ]
[IN Q=Kayla already]

((Kayla already has survived some long odds to get to this point. Her heart came from a small child in Mississippi, about as far away as a donor can get. Doctors had just a four hour window of opportunity to remove the heart and bring it back to Charlottesville for transplant.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=for transplant.]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:01:29]
[IN Q=I think that]

((MCDANIEL: I THINK THAT SHE'S GOING TO DO VERY WELL. SHE HAS RECOVERED NICELY, DOING VERY WELL POST- OPERATIVE WITH NO SIGNS OF ANY PROBLEMS AND I KNOW HER PARENTS ARE LEARNING EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO LEARN AND THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS WHOLE THING.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=whole thing.]


McDaniel says Kayla stands about a 90 percent chance of surviving the first year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Charlottesville.))

[5-Mental-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-34 TC1:28:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday proposed doubling the budget for care of Virginia's mentally ill and mentally retarded citizens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/July 28;]


But advocates for those communities say the proposals don't go nearly far enough.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:54:28]
[IN Q=The problem]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE PROBLEM DIDN'T DEVELOP OVERNIGHT AND IT'S NOT GONNA BE SOLVED OVERNIGHT. BUT WITH THIS UPCOMING BUDGET, WE'RE MAKING A SUBSTANTIAL BEGINNING TOWARD RECTIFYING SOME PROBLEMS THAT HAVE PLAGUED FOR A LONG TIME SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN MY JUDGMENT FORGOTTEN.))
[SOT 12:17:15]

((STEVE WALDRON/ASSOC. OF RETARDED CITIZENS: WE HAVE DUG OURSELVES A TREMENDOUS DEEP HOLE IN VIRGINIA WITH THOSE FAMILIES, THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES ON COMMUNITY WAITING LISTS. AND IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE GOVERNOR'S DECIDED WE'VE GOT TO STOP DIGGING AND I COMPLIMENT HIM FOR THAT. THE NEXT STEP IS WE'VE GOT TO START FILLING IN THE HOLE.))
[SOT 12:19:21]

((VALERIE MARSH/VIRGINIA ALLIANCE FOR MENTALLY ILL: WITHOUT EVEN TOUCHING THE HOSPITALS THERE NEEDS TO BE IN EXCESS OF 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO PUT A BEGINNING START ON CREATING AN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY CARE. WE HAVE 286-THOUSAND ADULTS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS IN VIRGINIA, AND WE'RE ONLY SERVING 16-PERCENT OF THEM NOW. AND WE'RE SERVING THEM BADLY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Waldron/Assoc. of Retarded Citizens; :14]
[SUPER=01-Valerie Marsh/Virginia Alliance for Mentally Ill; :30]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=the badly.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Gilmore's proposing 41-point-4 million dollars in new mental health money through the end of fiscal year 1999.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, South Korean scientists say they have the capability to clone a human being.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( MILLIONS OF AMERICANS GET A FLU SHOT EVERY YEAR.
NOW COMES EVIDENCE THAT THE VACCINE MAY POSE A SMALL RISK OF CAUSING PARALYSIS.

VT=VO


A STUDY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SAYS THE CURRENT SHOT RAISES THE RISK BY 70 PERCENT...BUT IT'S STILL LOW.
ONLY ONE IN A MILLION PEOPLE COULD BE AFFECTED. A SIMILAR RISK FORCED THE GOVERNMENT TO ABANDON A VACCINE AGAINST SWINE FLU IN 1976.

ONCAM=RICK


SOUTH KOREAN SCIENTISTS SAY THEY HAVE CLONED A HUMAN CELL FROM AN INFERTILE WOMAN...CREATING AN EMBRYO THAT THEORTICALLY COULD GROW INTO A PHYSICAL REPLICA OF THE WOMAN.
BUT THEY SAY BECAUSE OF ETHICAL AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS, THEY STOPPED A PLAN TO BREED A HUMAN CLONE.

VT=VO


AND A NEW STUDY SAYS THE EARLIER THE BETTER FOR PRENATAL CARE.
AMERICAN AND BRITISH RESEARCHERS SAY MOST PRENATAL CARE IS BEING ADMINISTERED TOO LATE... AND THAT'S RAISING THE ODDS OF WOMEN GIVING BIRTH TO PREMATURE CHILDREN.
ONE IN TEN BABIES BORN IN THE UNITED STATES IS PREMATURE.
AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S TOP MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Movie-Props]


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


We some school information to tell you about Grayson County and Smyth County schools are opening one hour late this morning.
Everything from Star Wars stormtroopers to James Bond jets are up for grabs.
A British company is running out of room for thousands of props collected from abandoned stages over the years.
David Hedges has more.
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[SOT 1:49:53 HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=music]
[SUPER=03-Hertfordshire, England]
[SUPER=00-Nick Harrison/Weird and Wonderful; :35]
[SUPER=04-"Saving Private Ryan"; 1:10 QUICK]
[SUPER=04-Dreamworks; HOT CHANGE!!!]
[SUPER=01-David Hedges/Reporting; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=on the matter]



(toss to Kimberly)

[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]


It's daytime in Iraq, and the damage assessment is underway after U-S military airstrikes.
As many as 200 cruise missiles were fired into Iraq.
President Clinton ordered the attacks wednesday afternoon, after Saddam Hussein's repeated unwillingness to work with United Nations weapons inspectors.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Authorities in Henry County and North Carolina are looking for the suspect who allegedly stole a car and later killed a Virginia man.
The car was taken from Stokes County North Carolina.
The car and the murder victim were discovered an hour later in Spencer, Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And four people were shot last night in south central Los Angeles.
One of the victims died at the hospital the other three are in cricital condition.
Police suspect the shooting is gang related.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, December 17th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Attack]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
It's afternoon in Baghdad and all is calm for the moment after the overnight missile blitz by the U-S and Britain.


The Pentagon is using spy planes and satellites to assess damage, meantime American military reinforcements are on their way to the Gulf.
Operation Desert Fox could last up to four days.
Maureen Maher has the latest.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Elect;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; ]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

((The first pictures from Baghdad reveal the damage from a long night of missile attacks.including a reported hit to one of Saddam Hussein's numerous palaces.

(nats of bombing...)

The attack on Baghdad lasted for more than four hours, with some 100 tomahawk missiles and anti-aircraft fire lighting up the early morning sky.

(open with pictures of Capital????)

The crisis abroad has put a temporary hold on the crisis at home..today was supposed to be the day Congress would begin its historic vote on the impeachment of Bill Clinton. but Operation Desert Fox, as it's being called, has put a halt to that.

(SOT/Bob Livingston/Incoming Speaker of the House - bite of long and

spirited debate about whether or not to have the vote tomorrow - suggested is the 2nd to last bite before he walks away from podium) "We support the troops we support the effort - we reserve our right to take our constitutional action to . to complete the business that brought us here."

(More pics and nats)

Many Republicans have questioned the timing of yesterday's actions, but in a statement read a few hours after the attack began, the President defended his decision.

(SOT/President Clinton) "We acted today because, in the judgment of my

military advisers, a swift response would provide the most surprise and the least opportunity for Saddam to prepare. If we had delayed for even a matter of days from Chairman Butler's report, we would have given Saddam more time to disperse his forces and protect his weapons."

(more nats of the bombing...)

Officially, Saddam isn't saying how many weapons facilities may have been hit during the bombing.

(nats of taped message..)

Instead, in a taped radio message he called the United States cowardly, and urged his own people to "Fight the enemies of God...and the enemies of humanity. maureen maher, cbs news, washington."))
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Iraqi attack has delayed today's scheduled impeachment debate.
The historic debate could now begin as early as Friday or Saturday.


[2-E-Local-React]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:33:16]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Attack]


Southwest Virginians were glued to their tv-sets last night.
There was a mixture of support and suspicion, but Eric Earnhart found NO ONE who said they were sorry it happened.

(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At Roanoke's Community]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Walker Turner/Veteran; :11]
[SUPER=07-Nellie Porter; :18]
[SUPER=07-David Wood; :29]
[SUPER=07-Barry Goldberg; :45]
[SUPER=@eric1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7]


((At Roanoke's Community Inn, it was a full house, paying full attention to drama playing out on the three television screens.

[SOT 08:20:49]
[IN Q=I think it]

((WALKER TURNER/VETERAN; I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO, I THINK THEY SHOULD GET RID OF THE GUY, IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO IT, DO IT AND LET'S FORGET IT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=forget it]



[SOT 08:22:10 ]
[IN Q=I think it]

((NELLIE PORTER; I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO WHEN WE HAD THE OTHER WAR, THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE IT, THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE STOPPED WHEN THEY DID.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=when they did]



At least one person worried about the timing...

[SOT 08:19:11]
[IN Q=I just think]

((DAVID WOOD; I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, I JUST HOPE IT'S NOT INTERPRETED AS SOMETHING POLITICAL ON BILL CLINTON'S IMPEACHMENT, I JUST HOPE WE SEPERATE THAT AS AMERICANS AS ONE ISSUE SEPERATE FROM THE OTHER.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=the other]



But not everyone agrees with that separation.

[SOT 08:55:43 ]
[IN Q=i think it's]

((BARRY GOLDBERG; I THINK IT'S DEFINATELY A WAG THE DOG SITUATION, THEY COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT SADDAM A LONG TIME AGO, WHY NOW?.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=the impeachment process]



Even Walker Turner, the veteran who supports the attack, believes it had a political purpose... but doesn't care.

[SOT 08:21:01 ]
[IN Q=it looks like]

((WALKER TURNER/VETERAN; IT LOOKS LIKE A WAG THE DOG TO ME, THAT'S ALL I CAN TELL YOU. BUT IT'S OK IF WE GET SADDAM IN THE PROCESS? OH YEA.)) [RUNS07]

[OUT Q=Oh yea]))[2-S-Henry-Murder]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-73 44:48]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities are still searching for Clyde Howard Junior of Spencer.
They think he robbed a North Carolina man and killed a Virginia man.
Christy Hubley tells us what happened.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This 1982 burgandy Chevette]
[SUPER=01-H. F. Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :10]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :17]
[SUPER=@Christy1; :47]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=News 7]

(( This 1982 burgandy Chevette was stolen yesterday afternoon in Stokes County, North Carolina.
It was taken from the caretaker of a green box collection site.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:04:08-:15]
[IN Q=A white male appraoched]

((H.F. CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: A WHITE MALE APPROACHED THE CARETAKER ON FOOT, PRODUCED A HANDGUN, AND TOLD HIM HE WANTED HIS KEYS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=wanted his keys.]


An hour later, the car was found near this abandoned tobacco barn in Spencer, Virginia.
It's the same location where the sheriff's deputies discovered the murder victim.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:04:40-:52 ]
[IN Q=While they were checking]

((H.F. CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WHILE THEY WERE CHECKING THIS CAR THEY HEARD A MOTOR RUNNING LOOKED DOWN AT THE FOOT OF THE HILL ABOUT 100-150 YARDS OFF AND THEY SAY A PICKUP TRUCK.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=a pickup truck.]


56-year old James Stanley Taylor was dead behind the wheel-- a gunshot through the head.
His 21-month old granddaughter was next to him in a carseat.
She was unharmed.
Authorities have identified the suspect as Clyde Howard Junior but they haven't been able to track him down.
They believe he is armed and dangerous.
Christy Hubley, News 7.))
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[la-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


One person is dead and three others wounded following a gunbattle last night in the streets of Los Angeles.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Police suspect the incident is gang related.
The gunfire broke out at a gas sation in South Central L-A, not far from the intersection that was the flashpoint of the 19-92 Rodney King riots.
The wounded are said to be in critical condition.
And police continue to search for the shooter or shooters.
(----------------)


[Snow-Geese]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
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The annual migration of waterfowl is one of nature's most spectacular events.
And no migration is more impressive than the one you're about to see.
K-C-T-V's Steve Dawson takes us there.
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Some school information for you-- Grayson and Smyth County schools are opening one hour late this morning.
A custody dispute involving one of the two little girls switched at birth at the U-V-A Medical Center appears to be over.
That's according to a lawyer for the family that sought sole custody of Rebecca Chittum.
Lexington attorney Ellen Arthur declined to go into details, but said the agreement involves significant time with the girl for both sets of grandparents.
The couple raising Rebecca-- Whitney Rogers and Kevin Chittum-- died in a July Fourth car crash on Interstate 81.

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It could cost 3-point 4 BILLION dollars.
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But the Virginia Department of Transportation has now finished its study of widening Interstate 81.
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There's NO design yet-- but the plan is for construction to be complete by the year 2020.
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((JAMIE BROWDER/VDOT CHIEF ENGINEER: A MINIMUM OF SIX LANES WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE IN THE DESIGN YEAR FOR THE ENTIRE CORRIDOR, WITH EXCEPTIONS. AND THOSE EXCEPTIONS ARE WHERE WE WILL HAVE CLIMBING LANES THAT WILL BE ADDED IN ADDITION TO HAVING THE SIX LANES.))
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There will also be four lanes each way near Roanoke and Salem, the I-77 interchange, Harrisonburg, and Winchester.
The road was designed for 15-percent truck traffic.
It now handles 40-percent truck traffic at peak times.
The entire 30-year old, 342-mile corridor will be completely repaved.
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In sports, Salem steals a heartbreaker from the Knights.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The search for the killer of a Henry County man is still on this morning.
James Stanley Taylor was found dead on Tuesday.
His 21-month old grandaughter was sitting next to him unharmed.
Deputies are searching for Clyde Howard Junior and say he is armed and dangerous.
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Little Kayla Griffin is recovering well from heart transplant surgery.
She's now listed in good condition.
The 18-month old got a new heart Sunday morning and doctors say they are optimistic about her continued recovery .


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Widening Interstate 81 will cost nearly three and a half Billion dollars and take more than twenty years to complete.
That's the finding of a just-released V-Dot study.
The road would have four lanes in each direction near Roanoke and Salem, the I-77 interchange, Harrisonburg and Winchester.
And all 342-miles of the interstate would be repaved.
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