[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[SOT]

[field tape 1:19:38]
[IN Q=]

((HOWARD/MURDERSUSPECT: GO BACK TO THE RIGHT, I WAS ALL OVER THAT PLACE LAST NIGHT, THAT TRAIL LEADS EVERYWHERE. ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=that trail leads everywhere.]
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[VO-NAT]


After nearly a week a Henry County murder suspect surrenders, but not before shooting up an officer's vehicle.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Meanwhile, the search continues for a Franklin County murder suspect who apparently killed a man over the weekend with a baseball bat.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The morning fog has lifted and we're looking at some sunshine through the clouds.
But the weather picture turns wet later today, with showers in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Henry-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-66 TC1:43:33]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


After a manhunt that went on for almost a week, Henry County deputies got their man this morning.
53-year old Clyde Howard Junior had been hiding in the woods since Tuesday.
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
That's when he allegedly shot and killed a man in Spencer after stealing a car in North Carolina.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldber is in Spencer this afternoon. Scott?
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:gave himself up.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]
[SUPER=01-Trooper Ralph Carroll/State Police]
[SUPER=01-H. D. Linkous/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[SUPER=01-Bob Cobler/Taylor Family Friend]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=hard for me to do.]




[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]


[Franklin-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=netB]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Invesitgators in Franklin County hope an autopsy will reveal more clues about a weekend murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

24-year old Wesley B-Smith was found in a field just off of Saw Mill Road a few miles west of Ferrum College. Authorities discovered a bloodstained aluminum baseball bat just a few feet away in a creek. No motive for the killing has been determined. Residents, in the normally quiet area, are safeguarding their homes.
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[SOT=01:49:02 - 02:35:45]
[IN Q=I'VE LIVED HERE]

((HUBERT QUINN/LOCAL RESIDENT; I'VE LIVED HERE 41-YEARS AND I'VE NEVER LOCKED MY DOORS. BUT WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT MAKES YOU WONDER.)) ((ADRIAN CARTER/; LOCKED UP MY VEHICLE AND LOCKED MY DOORS. MY GIRLFRIEND WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT IT, SO I HAD TO TALK TO HER AND CALMED DOWN AND STUFF.))
[SUPER=07-Hubert Quinn; :00]
[SUPER=07-Adrian Carter; :05]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=down and stuff]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials suspect Smith knew his assailant. No arrests have been made, but investigators are down to two suspects.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD!!]


The autopsy will be performed today.

[Mine-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


The widows of six of the eight miners killed in one of Virginia's worst mine accidents are suing the federal government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wise Co./December 1992]


The suits claim federal mine inspectors overlooked safety violations at Southmountain Coal Company Mine Number Three.
The Wise County shaft exploded in December, 1992, when a miner lit a cigarette underground.
Investigators concluded that widespread safety violations allowed methane and coal dust to build up to explosive levels.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD!!!]


Each suit, plus a seventh suit filed by a survivor, seeks five million dollars.

[Fisher]


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


The treasure hunter who found a fortune in Spanish Gold, but struck out on the Beale Treasure, is dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./November 1989]


Mel Fisher died Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.
In 19-71, he found the Atocha, a Spanish ship that went down in 16-22 in the waters off Key West Florida.
In 19-89, he spent time in Bedford County searching for the Beale treasure, but came up empty.
Mel Fisher was 76.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The world's first octuplets are fighting for life this afternoon.
We'll have more on the conditions of the eight little babies in just a moment on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And just days after the bombs stopped falling in Iraq, life is returning to normal.
(toss to Kimberly)
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease]
Melanie, temperatures are very mild for this first day of winter-- heading into the mid 60s later this afternoon.


But those numbers are the sign of a cold front rapidly approaching that'll first bring rainfall...then SHARPLY colder temperatures... [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]


[Clinton ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeached]


Two former Presidents are coming to President Clinton's aid, but aren't letting him off the hook completely.
Writing in the New York Times, Presidents Ford and Carter propose that the Senate censure President Clinton rather than try him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;]

[7:08:07]
But they say Mr. Clinton must accept a censure resolution that states that he lied under oath.
Some Senators are already debating the merits of censuring over a trial.
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[SOT]

[10:10:13]
[IN Q=I think]

((SEN. JOHN BREAUX/D-LA/HOUSE MINORITY WHIP;))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Breaux/(D) Lousiana;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=way to end it.]
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[VO-NAT]

[4:06:33]
Other Senators, like Republican Don Nickles, say the Constitution mandates a trial.
But Republican Orin Hatch suggests a quick poll of his colleagues to see if there's anywhere near the two-thirds majority to oust President Clinton.
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[iraq]


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


Extremist Islamic groups are threatening to retaliate for the air attacks against Iraq.
An Arabic newspaper says an organization called the Islamic Group is calling for a "holy war" against America, and a Muslim boycott of British and U-S products.
Meantime, in Baghdad the bombings have stopped but the bitterness is building.
Byron Pitts reports.
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[SOT]

[10:11:11]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; :55]
[RUNS=1:05]
[OUT Q=cbs news, Baghdad.]

(( Today on the streets of Baghdad -- the people of Irag are trying to move on. Markets have reopened -- workcrews are removing the remnants of last week's aerial assault.
Western journalists have only been allowed to see the sites where civilian targets were hit -- but according to the PENTAGON -- the bulk of the US cruise missiles and British bombs hit military targets -- and set back Saddam Hussein's capacity to build weapons of mass destruction by at least one year.
Set back as well -- is any goodwill -- the US thought it may have had with the IRAQI people -- men and women who have suffered under 8-years of economic sanctions.
So while many here welcome the return of UN Humanitarian Aid workers tomorrow -- UN weapons inspectors are no longer welcome.
Women out shopping now talk of revenge.
SOT/

'EVEN IF THEY DROP WE DON'T CARE... WE ARE STRONG, GOD IS WITH US....
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PITTS ON CAM TAG:
So after 4-nights of bombing -- it appears as if little has changed here. The same quesiton still lingers: When will it end? Byron Pitts, CBS News, Baghdad.))

[NETANYAHU]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Benjamin Netanyahu]


It's a critical day for the Israeli Prime Minister.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]

[7:28:40]
Israel's parliament is set to approve either a no-confidence motion or a bill for early elections.
A successful no-confidence vote would mean new elections would be held within 60 days.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]


Even Benjamin Netanyahu's allies say he would likely lose since he holds only a one-seat majority in the 120-seat house.
Netanyahu has been under fire for his hard line approach to peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
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[OCTUPLETS]


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


They've made history, now Texas doctors hope they survive.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]

[4:01:37]
Yesterday a 27 year old Houston woman gave birth to the first known surviving set of octuplets.
Seven of the children were born yesterday, the other one was born two weeks ago.
The babies are now in critical condition, all weigh less than two pounds.
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[SOT]

[8:04:31]
[IN Q=]
(( DR. PATTI SAVERICK SOT: THE FIRST BABY IS NOW 13 DAYS OLD

AND SHE HAS DONE NICELY .. IS ON FEEDINGS NOW.. AND OFF VENTILATOR.. THE OTHER BABIES STILL HAVE THAT ROCKY FIRST WEEK TO TWO WEEKS IN FRONT OF THEM .))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Patti Saverick/Texas Children's Hospital;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=in front of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctors say the mother -- 27-year-old Nkem Chukwu (nih-KEHM' chuhk-WOO') -- is in stable condition after surgery this morning to stop internal bleeding. [4:05:25]
From Iowa, Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey -- who had septuplets only a year ago -- wished the new parents well.
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[S-L'burg-Government]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-72; 1:09:28]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg officials hope reorganization will lead to a more effective city government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


City leaders unveiled a new organizational structure for all its branches of municipal government.
The result, officials say, will be a more "consumer- friendly" City Hall.. where city employees and departments that perform well are rewarded.
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[SOT 1:01:39]
[IN Q=We have areas]

((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE AREAS, PARTICULARLY ONE COMES TO MIND, WHERE I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE DOING OUR BEST IN TERMS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. I THINK THIS STRATEGY WITH THE FOCUS HERE AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY WILL PUT A CLEAR RESPONSIBILITY THERE FOR GETTING A VERY DIFFERENT RESULT AND HAVING A HIGHER LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.))


[SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=customer satisfaction.]
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[VO-NAT]


Church also announced the appointment of Curtis Randolph to the position of deputy city manager.
Randolph has been with the city for 12 years, most of that as assistant city manager.
He replaces Reggie Whitley who will continue to serve as a paid consultant on a number of city projects.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Clifton Forge has a new plan for prosperity-- high quality H-Two-O.
That still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And just days after they floated toward the record book, the flight of three balloonists may be cut short at the Chinese border.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[S-Bottled-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-65; 1:36:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Finances were so bad in Clifton Forge a few months ago that officials thought about filing for bankruptcy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;]


Now, the city manager is considering a new business venture--selling bottled water.
The idea may bring the city as much as a million dollars a year.
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[SOT 11.47.17 - 11.47.35]
[IN Q=We have a unique]

((DICK MAGNIFICO/CITY MGR.: WE HAVE A UNIQUE ENTERPRISE IN CLIFTON FORGE. WE HAVE A WATER PLANT THAT IS LOCATED IN A NATURAL FOREST AND WE HAVE IN EXCESS OF ABOUT 500 THOUSAND GALLONS OF THE MOST PURE, WONDERFUL WATER AVAILABLE EACH DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=available each day.]
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[VO-NAT]


A possible name for the product is The Alleghany Highlands Spring Pure Water.
Now officials say they'll need to contact bottlers and figure out transportation costs.
They plan to market their product to area stores.
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[E-Gift-Drive]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-64; 1:56:09]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


Hundreds of children and adults on an American Indian reservation will have a brighter Christmas thanks to a fundraising effort in Clifton Forge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

[use file 98-76, 04:19]
Joanne Jumping-Elk Steele and city officials began collecting gifts and money in mid-November.
For three years Steele has been organizing the drive to help-out her native Sioux Indian tribe.
A total of 230 gifts and 110 dollars were donated this year.
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[SOT 11.44.30 - 11.44.52]
[IN Q=We had people call]

((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE HAD PEOPLE CALL FROM LYNCHBURG, SALEM, AND ROANOKE WHO IN MANY CASES WERE EITHER NATIVE AMERICANS OR HAD TIES TO NATIVE AMERICANS. WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GIVE LOCALLY FIRST BUT TO ALSO THINK ABOUT THOSE CHILDREN WHO MIGHT NOT BE LOCAL BUT HAVE A NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=but have a need.]
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[VO-NAT]


Jumping Elk-Steele picked up the donations last week.
She's now on her way to the an Indian reservation in South Dakota where she will distribute them.
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[BALLOON]


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


Politics is once again threatening to wreck the latest round-the-world balloon attempt.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marrakech, Morocco/Thursday;]


Early today the balloon and its three-man crew were about to soar over the Himalayas, hoping to fly over China.
But unexpectedly, they were denied permission to use Chinese air space.
American Steve Fossett, British Tycoon Richard Branson and Sweden's Per Lindrand took to the air Thursday.
At last word the trio was scrambling to persuade Beijing to change its mind.
They're hoping to touchdown in Europe by New Year's Day.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 163 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, Atlanta and Dallas take home early Christmas presents.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, one toddler from Alaska doesn't have to wait until Christmas to see his wish come true.
We'll have the story from Seattle, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Falcons]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=Falcons]


Falcon's head coach Dan Reeves is back in the hospital this afternoon and listed in stable condition.
It's been three days since Reeves was released following quadruple- bypass surgery last week.
He watched on his team on T-V yesterday, as Atlanta clinched it's first N-F-C West division title in 18 years-- beating the Lions 24 to 17.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/FOX; :00]


Jamal Anderson rushed for 147 yards and scored two touchdowns, one coming on this screen play in the first quarter to tie the game at 7.
[SUPER=36-Atlanta/24/Detroit/17;]


Former U-V-A star Herman Moore grabbed this touchdown pass from Frank Reich, to make it 14-10 Lions.
But Atlanta comes away with the big 24- 17 win over Detroit.
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[Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-29 02:00]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX; :00]


On to Charlotte, where the ailing Carolina Panthers came from behind to beat the St. Louis Rams 20- to 13.
Trailing 10-nothing in the second quarter, Steve Beuerlein (BURR-line) finds Mushin Mohammad on a 3 yard touchdown p
ass. 10- 7 [SUPER=36-Carolina/20/St. Louis/13;]Rams.


Then with just over 2 minutes left in the game, Beuerlein connects with back- up tight end Luther Broughton (Brow-tin) on the 68 yard pass play for the game winner.
Carolina wins it 20 to 13.
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[Cowboys]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-15]
[GRAPHIC=Cowboys]


The Cowboys clinched their 7th N-F-C East title in eight years by beating Philadelphia yesterday 13 to 9.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX; :00]


The Cowboys were without Deion Sanders, but they were able to snap a three game losing streak with some sly moves. Dallas tight end Eric Bjornson (Bee-yorn-son) scores on a fake field goal in the first quarter to make it 7- 3 Cowboys.


And Richie Cunningham would wrap up the scoring with two field goals as Dallas edges Philly 13 to 9.
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[wipe wipe wipe]


[Giants]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-33 01:22]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/]


The New York Giants kept their slim playoff hopes alive against Kansas City.
Former U-V-A standout Percy Ellsworth intercepted 2 passes on the day. His first pickoff came just 74 seconds into the game, when he takes Elvis Grbac's pass down the left sideline and into the endzone.
[SUPER=36-New York/28/Kansas City/7;]


Kent Graham ran for a score and threw a touchdown pass to Amani Toomer to lead the Gaints to their 4th win in five games.
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[Niners]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=49ers]


San Francisco not only lost it's game to New England yesterday, the Niners also lost quarterback Steve Young.
Young will undergo an M-R-I today on a sprained left knee.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/FOX; :00]


The Niners couldn't stop former Virginia star Chris Slade. He takes down Young in the first quarter. Young was sacked five times, but still threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns.
[SUPER=36-New England/24/San Francisco/21;]


New England was without quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
Backup Scott Zolak took over, and he picked up over two hundred yards and two TD passes on the day.
But the game came down to the final minutes, as New England's Adam Vinetieri hits a 35 yard field goal and the Patriots beat the Niners 24-21.
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[Pack]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-31 02:11]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/Oilers vs. Packers; :00]


The Tennessee Oilers picked a cold and snowy day to visit the Packers in Green Bay.
But Brett Farve was hot all day. Here he finds his favorite target-- hooking up with former Virginia Tech star Anton
io Freeman. The two combined on touchdown passes of 57, 68 and 32 yards in the first half as [SUPER=36-Green Bay/30/Ten

nessee/22;]Green Bay clinches a playoff berth with the 30- 22 win.
Favre was 14 of 22 for 253 yards. He becomes the first NFL quarterback to throw at least 30 touchdown passs in five straight seasons.
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[Dreams]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-25]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


One N-F-L team was busy off the field this week-- helping to make a sick child's Christmas wish come true.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]


Three year old Sterling Grover from Alaska has a life threatening disease.
His lifelong dream was to be a Seattle Seahawk. And through the Make a Wish foundation, Sterling's dream came true.

He recieved a jersey and a helmet and was able to run with the players on the practice field. Sterling got a locker and a jersey and met his favorite player, Joey Galloway.
But that's not all. During the Seawhawks game yesterday against Indianapolis, Galloway caught a touchdown pass and t(------------) hen handed the ball to the unsuspecting youngster.