[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


House Debate begins this morning on Whether to impeach the President.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And its a new day in Iraq following a second wave of air strikes.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


You'll definitely want to bundle up as you head outside this morning.
Temperatures are in the 30s...but wind chills are making them feel more like the teens and 20s.
Meanwhile, the extended outlook includes the possiblity of rain this weekend. [2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Iraq-Impeachment]


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


The House this morning takes up the historic impeachment debate one day after the incoming Speaker delivered a bombshell of his own.
Meantime, the air raids continue in Iraq.
Maureen Maher wraps it all up.
[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Elect;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=marriage and family.]




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

(( For the second morning in a row, Iraqis awoke to the rubble and ruins left in the aftermath of another American lead missile attack.

(nats of bombing)

Round 2 of Operation Desert Fox dealt Baghdad a punishing blow. Yesterday the Pentagon reported Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters and security barracks surrounding weapons facilities had been hit...

(nats of Special Olympics event, music.)

Back in Washington at a celebration for Special Olympics, The President praised the troops and reaffirmed his commitment to the military action.

(SOT/President Clinton)


This, as Congressional Republicans leveled their own blow to the President re-scheduling the impeachment vote for this morning... even as bombs continued to fall...

(SOT/Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Designate)


But only hours after calling for the vote, incoming Speaker Bob Livingston dropped his own bombshell on fellow republicans.
In a statement released to the press, the Republican leader confessed that ". during my 33-year marriage to my wife, Bonnie, I have on occasion strayed from my marriage, and doing so nearly cost me my marriage and family."))

[E-Veteran-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-69 1:31:35]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Attack]


As the military operation rages on in Iraq, some Gulf War veterans are wondering why it's taken so long to take care of Saddam Hussein.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Chuck Weatherman is one of those veterans.
He was a machine gunner with the Marines during Operation Desert Storm.
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[SOT 3:43]
[IN Q=i was]

((WEATHERMAN: I WAS PREPARED TO FIGHT KILL AND DIE IF I HAD TO. FOR THE REASON WE WERE THERE. I BELIEVED IN IT BUT NOW I QUESTION WHO WERE REALLY THE WINNERS OF THAT WAR. AT THE TIME I THOUGHT WE WERE BUT SADDAM'S STILL THERE, HE'S STILL IN POWER.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Weatherman/Gulf War Veteran;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=STILL IN POWER]
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[VO-NAT]


Weatherman said he supports President Clinton's decision to attack Baghdad.
But he said, this time, troops should stay over there until they remove Saddam from power.
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[E-Peace-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-64 1:46:51]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Attack]


The U.S. attack on Iraq has one local group angry that the world's only superpower is using violence to resolve the conflict.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Members of the Lynchburg Peace Education Center marched on the federal courthouse today to protest the bombings and proclaim their solidarity with the Iraqi people.
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[SOT 3:04:34]
[IN Q=We oppose that]

((JACK PAYDEN- TRAVERS/LPEC DIRECTOR: WE OPPOSE THAT BOMBING. WE FEEL THAT IT IS BOTH IMMORAL AND ILLEGAL UNDER U.N. GUIDELINES AND UNDER THE U.S CONSTITUTION. AND WE'RE HERE TO PROTEST AND TO BE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ, TO TELL THEM THAT NOT ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Payden-Travers/Lynchburg Peace Education Center; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=with President Clinton.]
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[VO-NAT]


Payden-Travers says the U-S likely will suffer long-term consequences since the bombings will only serve to anger and incite Iraqi citizens.
He also questioned the timing of the attack, given President Clinton's pending impeachment in Congress.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Big Maroon Christmas Classic tips off in Vinton.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



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


[Pool-Tricks]


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


Most of us are suckers for a good trick.
And "The Mighty Glove's" tricks will make your jaw drop.
Tim Hutchison introduces us to Gene, "The Might Glove."
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[SOT 1:36:47 HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=nat]
[SUPER=03-Summerville, SC; :02]
[SUPER=01-Tim Hutchison/Reporting; 1:04]
[RUNS=2:17]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]




[E-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-75 1:37:25]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A day of intensive searching for a murder suspect in Henry County turned up nothing.
Clyde Howard Junior remains a fugitive this morning.
He's wanted for killing James Stanley Taylor, a farmer who took his baby granddaughter to feed cows.
Christy Hubley has the latest on the search for the suspect.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Wearing camouglage]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :13]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office; :21]
[SUPER=03-Spencer; :35]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brinegar/Victim's Cousin; :42 (quick)]
[SUPER=@Christy2; :49]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=News 7, Henry County.]

(( Wearing camouflage and bullet proof vests, sheriff's deputies combed wooded areas of Henry County-- looking for Clyde Howard Junior.
Someone thought they spotted him on Summit Road-- but he was nowhere to be found.
Authorities thought he might have been hiding in a remote part of Patrick County.
A search there was fruitless.
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[SOT 1:48:23-:37]
[IN Q=There's a very good chance]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THERE'S A VERY GOOD CHANGE HE'S STILL IN OUR AREA. HE MAYBE SCARED AND IN HIDING. AND THEN AGAIN HE MAY BE LONG GONE FROM THE AREA. BUT UNTIL WE'RE SURE HIS PRESENCE IS NOT IN HENRY COUNTY WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK THE SPENCER AREA TO CHECK.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=area to check.]


Meantime, the murder scene in Spencer remains clearly marked with yellow tape.
And the family of James Stanley Taylor tries to cope.
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[SOT :21:39-:43]
[IN Q=It's a great loss]

((BILL BRINEGAR/VICTIM'S COUSIN: IT'S A GREAT LOSS. HE'S GOING TO BE MISSED.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=to be missed.]


Relatives say Taylor took his 21-month old granddaughter to feed cows on his farm.
They say that's when Taylor must have noticed the car where it didn't belong...allegedly stolen by the suspect.
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[SOT 3:20:17-:30]
[IN Q=One of his friends]

((BILL BRINEGAR/VICTIM'S COUSIN: ONE OF HIS FRIENDS FROM CAROLINA ACTUALLY OWNED THE CAR SO HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH THE CAR. I'M SURE HE JUST PULLED IN TO CHECK ON HIS BUDDY AND FROM WHAT I'M TOLD HE WAS JUST SHOT IN COLD BLOOD.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=shot in cold blood.]


Still one the run, Clyde Howard Junior is believed to be carrying two pistols and a high-powered rifle.
Authorities say they're doing everything they can to catch this armed and dangerous man.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Henry County.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


Howard does have a criminal record, but the Sheriff's Office would not comment today on his past crimes.




[E-Hospital-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-661:35:29]
[GRAPHIC=Health CAre]


The New River Valley's newest hospital will be open for business in about four months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Carilion New River Valley Medical Center is located near Interstate 81 just outside Radford.
The facility will replace Carilion's current hospital in Radford.
Right now construction is 97- percent complete.
Hospital officials hope to begin moving various offices into the new building in February.
Patients will be moved in March.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've]

((TRACY FARMER/MOVE COORDINATOR:WE'VE ACTUALLY DONE TWO MOCK MOVES AND WE'LL DO ONE MORE PRIOR TO OUR MARCH MOVE. WE HAVE LOCAL EMS RESCUE SQUADS COME IN AND DO THE MOVE WITH US. ))
[SUPER=01-Tracy Farmer/Move Coordinator; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=with us.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new facility is expected to cost nearly 57- million dollars.
This week-- employees were given their first tours.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, Estrogen Replacement may have SEVERAL positive effects on older women.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( FINNISH DOCTORS SAY THEY MAY HAVE A WAY TO CUT HEART ATTACK DEATHS IN OLDER WOMEN.
VT=VO

RESEARCHERS SAY OESTROGEN REPLACEMENT, OR E-R-T, CAN CUT HEART ATTACK DEATHS BY 79 PERCENT. E-R-T HAS ALSO BEEN SHOWN TO HELP OSTEOPOROSIS AND MEMORY LOSS.
ONCAM=RICK

AN EXPERIMENTAL DRUG THAT HAS SHOWN PROMISE IN TREATING PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE MAY ACTUALLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD. A NEW STUDY SAYS THE DRUG...MADE BY OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICALS...MAY CAUSE A DEADLY IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT.
BUT THE STUDY BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SAYS THE HEART DRUG HAS

IMPROVED THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS.
VT=VO

AND A BRITISH STUDY SAYS WOMAN SUFFERING EPILEPSY HAVE LOWER FERTILITY RATES. BUT DOCTORS AREN'T SURE WHY. RESEARCHERS STUDIED MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE WITH THE NEVOUS SYSTEM DISORDER...AND THE REDUCED FERTILITY RATE MAY BE DUE TO SOCIAL FACTORS, PERSONAL CHOICE OR ANTI EPILEPTIC DRUGS. AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NY.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Scooby]


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


Scooby, where are you?
That's the question being asked by drug trafficers in London.
Allen Pizzey tells us why.
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[SOT 1:44:03 HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=As dog's lives]
[SUPER=03-London, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Reader/Handler; :16 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Inspector Nell Middleham/Lancashire Police; :49]
[SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London]
(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]


The U-S House of Representatives is on the brink of history today, as it prepares to debate articles of impeachment against President Clinton.
Meantime, Republicans are offering support to House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston despite his admission of extramarital affairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


It's business as usual this morning in Baghdad following a second night of air strikes.
The U-S and Britian launched more cruise missiles and bombs against Iraq, following Saddam Hussein's refusal to cooperate with U-N weapons inspectors.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


And it's up, up and away for two millionaire balloonists.
Virgin Records President Richard Branson and American businessman Steve Fosett lifted off from Morocco this morning on a mission to circle the globe non-stop.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, December 18th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-IRAQ-IMPEACHMENT]


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


A stunning confession from the incoming Speaker of the House as lawmakers get ready to consider whether to impeach the President.
The historic House debate begins this morning, after a one day delay because of the bombing in Irag.
It's now afternoon in Baghdad and once again quiet after a second night of U-S and British air raids.
Maureen Maher reports.
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[SOT]

[5:02-]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Elect; :58]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

(( For the second morning in a row, Iraqis awoke to the rubble and ruins left in the aftermath of another American lead missile attack.

(nats of bombing)

Round 2 of Operation Desert Fox dealt Baghdad a punishing blow. Yesterday the Pentagon reported Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters and security barracks surrounding weapons facilities had been hit...

(nats of Special Olympics event, music.)

Back in Washington at a celebration for Special Olympics, The President praised the troops and reaffirmed his commitment to the military action.

(SOT/President Clinton)


This, as Congressional Republicans leveled their own blow to the President re-scheduling the impeachment vote for this morning... even as bombs continued to fall...

(SOT/Bob Livingston/House Speaker-Designate)


But only hours after calling for the vote, incoming Speaker Bob Livingston dropped his own bombshell on fellow republicans.
In a statement released to the press, the Republican leader confessed that ". during my 33-year marriage to my wife, Bonnie, I have on occasion strayed from my marriage, and doing so nearly cost me my marriage and family."))

[5-Local-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=598-29 1:53:00]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq attack]


Those pictures of air raids over Baghdad remind us of the Gulf War that ended almost eight years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


For people who fought in the Gulf, it reminds them of a war they THOUGHT they won.
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[SOT 3:50 tc]
[IN Q=NOW I QUESTION]

((CHARLES WEATHERMAN/GULF VETERAN: NOW I QUESTION WHO WERE REALLY THE WINNERS OF THAT WAR. AT THE TIME I THOUGHT WE WERE. BUT SADDAM'S STILL THERE, HE'S STILL IN POWER GEORGE BUSH ISN'T. I CAN ONLY WONDER WHO REALLY WON THAT WAR.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Weatherman/Gulf War Veteran;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=WON THAT WAR]
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[VO-NAT]


Charles Weatherman was a machine gunner during the Gulf War.
He won a Purple Heart after getting hit in the neck by Iraqi shrapnel.
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[SOT 3:43]
[IN Q=i was]

((WEATHERMAN: I WAS PREPARED TO FIGHT, KILL AND DIE IF I HAD TO, FOR THE REASON WE WERE THERE. I BELIEVED IN IT.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=BELIEVED IN IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Weatherman supports President Clinton's decision to attack Iraq again.
But this time, he said, the attack should not stop until Saddam Hussein is removed from power.
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[Cressell-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


Convicted murderer Emmett Cressell Junior is suing his jailer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


Cressell says Grayson County Sheriff Jerry Wilson won't let him ride the jail's exercize bike or enroll in high school equivalency classes.
Wilson declined to comment on the 500 thousand dollar lawsuit filed yesterday in federal court.
He did say Cressell CAN do both things he claims are being denied.
Cressell is in the Grayson County lockup awaiting sentencing for the brutal July 1997 murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
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[S-Pay-Raises]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-76 30:09]
[GRAPHIC=Va. State Seal]


Governor Jim Gilmore is giving state employees something to smile about. He says private sector raises are averaging four percent this year.
So he's doing that in his budget proposal -- plus a one time increase for employees with three years' experience and good work records.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


He officially announced the plan on his monthly radio show.
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[SOT 10:13:19]
[IN Q=In this coming]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES ARE GONNA GET THE EXTRA 2.25 EXTRA MONEY AND THEY'RE GONNA GET THE FOUR PERCENT AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR. SO THE'RE GONNA END UP EFFECTIVELY GETTING ABOUT 6.25. BUT MEANWHILE EVERYBODY, EVEN IF THEY'VE COME ON THE FIRST DAY, WE'RE GONNA GIVE THEM A PAY INCREASE THAT IS COMMENSURATE WITH WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN THE PRIVATE ECONOMY AND THAT'S GONNA BE A FOUR PERCENT RAISE. AND THAT'S A STEP UP.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=step up.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


If the Governor's plan prevails in the legislature, it would replace two-and-a quarter percent raises budgeted for next December.

[S-Budget-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-79 14:90]
[GRAPHIC=VA State Seal]


As he prepares to send his budget to the General Assembly committees, he's trying to please Republicans AND Democrats with the details.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Governor will finally unveil his amendments to the two year budget later today.
In preview announcements, he's hit bi-partisan themes.
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[SOT 15:14:35]
[IN Q=Quite frankly]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK THE GOVERNOR HAS MADE THIS SESSION A LOT EASIER FOR ALL OF US. IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE HE'S EMBRACED A LOT OF THE POSITIONS THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AND RAISED THE LEVEL OF PUBLIC DEBATE ON LAST SESSION. THE REPEAL OF FOOD TAX, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION.))
[SOT 15:20:05]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/(R) STAFFORD CO.: I THINK SO FAR THE THINGS THAT I HAVE READ THAT HE IS SPENDING RESPONSIBLY. IT'S OUR HOPE, AND I'M SURE HIS HOPE, HIS FERVENT HOPE, THAT OUR ECONOMY CONTINUES TO CHUG ALONG.))
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; :16]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=chug along.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The 41-point-9 BILLION dollar two year budget is the largest in state history.

[Chia-Pets]


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


They only seem to come out at Christmas and there may be one lurking around your house.
Every single Chia Pet is manufactured just across the border from San Diego.
Larry Himmel takes us to the factory where they're already working on NEXT year's models.
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[SOT 1:45:41 HOLD TAPE]
[IN Q=It was 2 weeks]
[SUPER=03-Tecate, Mexico; :00]
[SUPER=01-Larry Himmel/Reporting; 1:20]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]




[5-Henry-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#598-36 TC1:14:32]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Police in Henry County are investigating possible sightings of a murder suspect.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Clyde Howard Junior has eluded authorities since Tuesday, when he allegedly killed James Stanley Taylor.
[super=03-Henry Co.]


Howard was allegedly sighted yesterday on Summit Road, where a man matching his description was seen running into the woods.
Sheriff's deputies searched the area with a tracking dog, but came up empty.
(------------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Authorities believe the victim was checking on cattle at his farm with his granddaughter when he spotted an abandoned car that belonged to an acquaintance.
But as Taylor approached the car, he found the thief, not his friend... and it cost him his life.
When Howard is apprehended, he'll be charged with first degree murder.
He also faces car-theft charges in North Carolina.

[Lexington-Firehouse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-82 TC05:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Lexington firefighters will have to wait until next year to find out where their new firehouse will be.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Last night many firefighters expected councilmembers to approve a site they recommended in downtown Lexington.
But, officials decided to look into a second location in the city.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20.28.47 - 20.29.05]
[IN Q=We've been working]

((ROBERT FORESMAN/LEXINGTON FIRE DEPT.: WE'VE BEEN WORKING AT THIS FOR WELL OVER TWO YEARS AND WE REALLY HOPED THAT THIS COUNCIL WOULD REAFFIRM WHAT THE PAST COUNCIL DID BUT THEY SAW IT MUCH DIFFERENTLY AND THERE WAS A LOT OF OPPOSITION FROM THE RESIDENTS IN THAT AREA BUT WE UNDERSTAND WHERE EVER THE FIRE STATION GOES THERE'S GOING TO BE OPPOSITION.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Department;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=going to be opposition.]
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[VO-NAT]


Council will wait for further studies and cost estimates before making a final decision on the second site sometime next year.
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[S-Ericsson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-65 1:29:22]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


The Ericsson Corporation will be bringing 130 jobs to Lynchburg from Texas, thanks to a little help from the state.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Ericsson is moving its cell phone distribution center to the Hill City in early 1999.
Now, instead of building the phones here and shipping them to Texas, the company will make phones to order.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 6:13:59]
[IN Q=By reducing the]

((ROLF STAHRE/VP MANUFACTURING: BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF STEPS YOU HAVE TO PROCESS FROM ORDER TO SHIPPING, IT WILL SAVE US A LOT OF MONEY. BUT IN THE END IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THE CUSTOMER BECAUSE WE CAN REDUCE THE LEAD TIME FROM ORDER TO UNTIL THE TELEPHONES ARRIVE AT THE CUSTOMER'S DOCK.))
[SUPER=01-Rolf Stahre/V. P. of Manufacturing; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=the customer's dock.]
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[VO-NAT]


The state kicked in 300-thousand dollars in incentive money to convince Ericsson to move the distribution center to Virginia.
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[BALLOON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]


After failed attempts on their own two millionaire balloonist hope for success as a team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marrakech, Morocco;]


America's Steve Fossett and Britian's Richard Branson lifted off in a hot air balloon early this morning from Morocco.
Their joined by veteran baloonist Per Lindstrand.
The three hope to become the first to ciricle the globe non stop in a hot air balloon.
They expect to cross at least 50 miles north of Iraq.
That prompted Branson to joke that he would appreciate it if U-S forces would keep them in mind when firing any missiles.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, four teams are undefeated in the Big Maroon Christmas Classic.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=weekend everyone.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[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]


Emmett Cressell Junior is suing the Grayson County Sheriff for half a million dollars.
Cressell says Sheriff Jerry Wilson won't let him ride the jail's exercize bike or enroll in high school equivalency classes.
Wilson says there are no such restrictions.
Cressell is in the county jail awaiting a January sentencing date for the murder of Garnett Johnson.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Deputies in Henry and Patrick Counties have been busy checking out reported sightings of Clyde Howard Junior-- the man suspected of murdering James Stanley Taylor.
Howard is believed to be armed with two pistols and a high powered rifle.
Authorities say they're doing everything possible to track him down.
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130 jobs are moving to the Hill City.
Ericsson will move its cell-phone distribution center there from Texas in 1999.
The state kicked in 300-thousand dollars in incentive money to convince Ericsson to move the distribution center.
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There are a lot of "parlor tours" this time of year, allowing folks to browse through historic homes, displaying the finest holiday decorations.
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But here's one a bit off the beaten path--
The Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County has roots dating back to the early 1800's.
Its current owners decorate the Southern mansion every year, opening it to visitors.
The estate's manager says those who make the journey will experience more than just the Christmas spirit...
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((RHONDA HOLLAND/ESTATE MANAGER: A SENSE OF RELAXATION, LEARNING ABOUT HISTORY, AN APPRECIATION FOR A HOUSE THAT'S SEEN EVERYTHING BUT THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, AND STILL STANDING.))
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Find out more about the history of Oak Ridge in this week's
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"Time Off" segment, coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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[2-Shot] And a reminder-- Bath County schools are opening one hour late today. Highland County and Pendleton County, West Virginia, schools are opening two hours late this morning.
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