[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The Senate is getting some advice from four House Republicans who voted for impeachment.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the U-s is denying an Iraqi news report that it fired missiles into southern Iraq today.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Old Man Winter pays a visit, just in time for the first full day of the season--
The mercury is falling fast, the winds are picking up, and the higher elevations could see some light snow.
Details on all that, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[IMPEACHMENT]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeached]


President Clinton is getting help from some unlikely sources.
Four House Republicans who voted for impeachment are urging the Senate to censure Mr. Clinton rather than remove him from office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; ]

[7:06:11(video of president)]
The Senate's senior Democrat is hinting that he could get behind a censure movement, but he says any proposal must come from the Senate itself.
Still another Senator is calling again for the President to make a further admission.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((SEN. ORRIN HATCH/R-UT.: I THINK THE PRESIDENT WOULD REALLY HELP HIMSELF IF HE WOULD JUST TELL THE TRUTH AND LEVEL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Orrin Hatch/(R) Utah;]
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[OUT Q=WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Gore]
Vice President Gore has emerged as a leading voice for censure--- asking his former Senate Colleagues to be the voi

ce of reason.

[Gore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-76 TC32:47]
[GRAPHIC=Al Gore]


At an appearance in Norfolk this morning, the vice president failed to address the impeachment question.
Gore spoke to families of American troops, about the recent air strikes against Iraq.
Gore said the attacks were successful and severely damaged Saddam Hussein's weapons program.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When we're faced with]

((VICE PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE: WHEN WE'RE FACED WITH A LEADER LIKE THAT WHO IS TRYING TO GET MORE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION NEVER FORGET HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO PROTECT THE WORLD ESPECIALLY THAT REGION BUT THE WHOLE WORLD FROM THE THREAT THEY POSE.))
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[OUT Q=threat they pose.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gore says the air campaign was carried out in a very professional manner, which everyone involved with should be proud of.
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[Warner-Robb]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=John Warner]


Virginia's senior Senator is being touted as a Republican to watch for leadership on the impeachment issue.
But John Warner's issuing only a brief statement.
Warner says only:
"I have great confidence that the Senate will perform its Constitutional duty with fair and careful deliberation -- without undue delay. We will reach decisions not based politics, but which are in the best interests of the nation."
[SS=Chuck Robb]


A spokesman for Democratic Senator Chuck Robb says only that he's ready to perform his "solemn Constitutional duty."


[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


The Democratic Party chairman in Virgil Goode's home district says the Congressman may lose his party's nomination in the year 2000.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape]


Goode is one of a handful of Democrats who voted for impeachment last weekend.
Chairman Carl Eggleston said most Fifth District Democrats are opposed to impeachment.
Goode voted against the President about 70-percent of the time last year.
He admits being out of tune with his party, but says he's responsive to his constituents.
Goode declined to say if he'd run as a Republican or an Independent if he lost the Democratic nomination.
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[IRAQ-UN]


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


Baghdad claims someone fired missiles into southern Iraq today, violating Iraqi air space.
The U-S and Britain deny it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Aman, Jordan;]

[10:03:06]
Meantime 120 U-N humanitarian workers evacuated from Baghdad last week are slowly returning to today.
The pentagon has declared America's four-day bombing campaign a success.
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[7:05:57]
But Iraq's deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz says Iraq's military is far from degraded.
And he adds CIVILIAN casualties are far greater, though he gave no figures. There was one casualty he was sure of: U.N. weapons inspections teams.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((TARIQ AZIZ;"THE MOMENT AMERICA AND BRITAIN LOADED MISSILES AGAINST IRAQ, THEY KILLED UNSCOM. UNSCOM IS THEIR OWN CASUALTY." ))
[SUPER=01-Tariq Aziz/Deputy Prime Minister;]
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[OUT Q=their own casualty.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U.N. security council is now sorting through the diplomatic wreckage, trying to find some formula Iraq will accept to verify the country is free of weapons of mass destruction.
The Pentagon says American forces will stay in the Persian Gulf to protect U-S interests.
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[ISRAEL-ELECTIONS]


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


The Israeli government said today that an early election would not stop it from implementing its U.S.-brokered peace deal with the Palestinians.
[SS=Benjamin Netanyahu]


Israel's parliament called for the election yesterday in response to Benjamin Netanyahu's hardline approach to the Palestians.
The Israeli government is trying to counter reports that yesterday's action could put the peace plan on ice for up to six months because of election campaigning.
Jesse Schulman reports.
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[SOT]

[10:07:52]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Opposition Leader; :36]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Tel Aviv.]

((Faced with the possiblity of a humiliating no-confidence vote in Israel's Parliament the Knesset, Netanyahu decided to go for broke - and threw his weight in favor of early elections. Despite disarray in his coalition, Netanyahu insists says the voters back him all the way.
SOT: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister: I'M SURE WE'LL RECEIVE

A RENEWED MANDATE FROMTHE PEOPLE TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY TO PEACE. (APTN) Whether that's where he's leading, is the big question for the campaign ahead. In his two and a half years in office, Netanyahu has tried to please both peace process supporters, and die-hard opponents. He's ended up pleasing neither, and his rivals now scent blood. (CBS)
SOT: Ehud Barak, Opposition leader: NO ONE REALLY TRUSTS THE PRIME

MINISTER ANY MORE, NOT WITHIN HIS GOVERNMENT AND NOT IN THIS PARLIAMENT, OF COURSE NOT WITHING THE PUBLIC (APTN)
(Clinton visit)

It was only a week ago that President Clinton visited Israel and the Palestinians in attempt to get them to push on with their latest peace accord. Prospects now look difficult. The peace process could easily fall victim to electioneering in the months ahead. (US POOL) Schulman O/C close: Netanyahu faces a tough election fight, the opinion polls don't look good. But he is a fierce campaigner and it would be a serious mistake to count him out. JS, CBSN, Tel Aviv.)) [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If your kids have those toy basketball sets around the house, you'll want to stay tuned.
Ten Million of them are being recalled.
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[VO-NAT ]


It's not a number you'd probably like to see, especially at this time of year.
More on one Christiansburg business owners big surprise in just a moment.
But first, let's talk to Kimberly McBroom about the chilly forecast.
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro]
Well after waking up to temperatures in the 60s this morning...you'll be in a for a surprise by later this afternoon, as temperatures tumble into the 30s.
The radical temperature change is being brought on by a cold front-- Here's a look at the 24- hour temperature changes across the country... [music up full] [comm1]

[Home-Depot]


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[WRITER=jmc]
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The fight over a Home Depot store in Roanoke County appears to be over.
The company announced this morning that it has decided NOT to build in the Cave Spring Corners area.
The county bought two parcels of land for the company, and Home Depot is offering to reimburse the county for that land.
The rezoning approved by the county supervisors came after much controversy, and over the objections of neighbors.


[Phone-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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How long to have to talk on the phone to run up more than a million dollars in phone charges?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


That's what Donna Martin wondered when she opened her most recent telephone bill.
The owner of All Seasons Lawn and Garden found quite a surprise--
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[IN Q=one million]

((DONNA MARTIN/ALL SEASONS LAWN AND GARDEN; ONE MILLION, SEVENTY-ONE THOUSAND SIX-HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE DOLLARS AND 81 CENTS))
[SUPER=02-Donna Martin/All Seasons Lawn and Garden]
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[OUT Q=81 cents]
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[VO-NAT]


At first she worried that she was the victim of a huge scam, but a closer look revealed the source of at least some of the charges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This seems to]

((DONNA MARTIN/ALL SEASONS LAWN AND GARDEN...THIS ALL SEEMS TO BE CONNECTED TO YELLOW PAGE ADVERTISING... THERE IS THREE HUNDRED AND 99 THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS AND A PENNY FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, I THINK I'M PAYING FOR THE WHOLE PHONE BOOK...))
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[OUT Q=whole phone book]
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[VO-NAT]


Martin says a Bell Atlantic representative told her it was probably some kind of glitch and she can likely expect a credit on next month's bill.
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[Norfolk-Southern]


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


Norfolk Southern will spend a Billion dollars next year on railroad improvements as it absorbs parts of Conrail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


That's up 18 percent from 19-98 and includes 651 Million dollars for roadway projects like rails, bridges and track improvements.
N-S will also spend 387 million dollars on new locomotives and freight cars.
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[Hoop-Recall]


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


More than ten million toy basketball sets are being recalled just in time for the holidays.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 20 children have become tangled in the nets over the last decade.
The sets involved are made by Ohio Art, Little Tikes, Today's Kids and Fisher Price.

[gas-tanks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


At one past midnight thousands of U-S gas stations are expected to dry up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:20:33]
That's the deadline set by the government for replacing outdated underground storage tanks to prevent groundwater pollution.
Even though stations had ten years notice, about 20-thousand are expected to miss the deadline.
Some service station owners complain they can't afford to upgrade, at a cost of 50- to 100-thousand dollars.
Fines could be up to 11-thousand dollars a day.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The on again-- off again round the world balloon trip is back on--
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[VO-NAT ]


Still ahead on News at Noon, we'll have more on today's ups and downs over China.
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[balloon]


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


China is keeping the round the world balloon expedition afloat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marrakech, Morocco/Thursday;]


Earlier today China was ordering the ballon to land in the rugged Himalayan terrain.
It argued that the team broke an earlier agreement to stay over southern china.
But crew, that includes Virgin Record's president Richard Branson, American Millionaire Steve Fossett and Sweden's Per Lindstrand, said their balloon was knocked off course by a storm.
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[SOT]

[10:04:35]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE KENDRICK/PROJECT MANAGER: OF COURSE WE UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THAT REQUEST AND WE SENT THEM A MESSAGE. I SAID KINDLY ADVISE YOU THAT WE UNABLE TO LAND NOW WITHOUT SEVERELY ENDANGERING THE LIVES OF THE CREW AND ANY PERSONS ON THE GROUND. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Kendrick/Project Manager; ]
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[OUT Q= on the ground.]
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[VO-NAT]


Organizers say China has now agreed to let the three balloonists continue crossing its territory.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 19 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's still time to get those last- minute requests in to Santa Claus.
Mike Stevens will take a look at some valued collectibles.
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[VO-NAT]


And Christmas came early to Miami, as the Dolphins buck the mighty Broncos right out of town.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[NFL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-22]
[GRAPHIC=DOLPHINS/BRONCOS]


After starting off the season 13 and oh, the Denver Broncos have now dropped two straight. The latest comes at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, who will ride the win into the A-F-C playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ABC; :00]


Miami coach Jimmy Johnson was on the sidelines, trying to deal with the death of his mother Sunday night.
The Broncos had luck on their side early in the game. Watch Jason Taylor strip the ball from John Elway at the goal line. Rod Smith recovers and Denver gets the touchdown.
But Marino would rally the Dolphins with three
[super=30-Miami/31/Denver/21;]

touchdown passes to Lamar Thomas to put Miami in front 21-to-13.
And the Dolphins win it 31 to 21.
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[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-27 48:08]
[GRAPHIC=Music City Bowl]


The Hokie train will soon pull out of Blacksburg on it's way to the Music City Bowl in Nashville.
As Steve Mason reports, any bowl bid is a blessing for the team that was picked to finish fourth in the Big East.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Has 76 Wins as Va. Tech Coach; :20]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :32]
[SUPER=01-Loren Johnson/Va. Tech Senior Cornerback; :42]
[SUPER=01-Al Clark/Va. Tech Senior Quarterback; ;55]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/1997 Gator Bowl; 1:00(QUICK!!)]
[SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL/1996 Orange Bowl; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Derek Smith/Va. Tech Senior Tackle; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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[Salem]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-30]
[GRAPHIC=ffe]


It's party time tonight in Salem, as the city honors it's state champion football team with a parade and victory reception.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/December 5; :00]


Salem won the division four title with a 14-and-oh record this past season.
Tonight's parade will start at 6:30 on Main Street near the Salem ice cream parlor, go through downtown Salem and eventually end up at the Salem Civic Center.
The reception is free, but you will need a ticket to get in. You can pick one up at the Civic Center, Salem High School or Andrew Lewis Middle School.
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[Women]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]


The 17th- ranked lady Hokies are now 9-and-oh after beating George Mason 66- 57 in Fairfax.
Tere (Terry) Williams had 17 points, while Amy Wetzel chipped in 16.
But the Hokies aren't satisfied just yet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="They realize...]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Women's Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...that way."]
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[talent=Melanie]
[graphic=tech]


The women are home Monday and Tuesday for the Diamond Club Classic.

[UVa]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]


The Radford Highlanders women's team was in Charlottesville taking on the 23rd- ranked lady Cavaliers.
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


And Debbie Ryan's team would crush Radford 96-to-56. Monicka Foote had 22 for the Cavs.
The UVa men are home tonight against VMI.

[Gifts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-19 2:15]
[grahic=trading cards]


Now that Christmas is only three days away, it truly is time for the last- minute shoppers to hit the stores.
And if sports fans are on your list, you're in luck. Here's Mike Stevens with some quick gift suggestions.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bryant/Owner - "The Wax Box"; :23]
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[OUT Q=News-7 Sports]
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(( With Santa's arrival just a few days away, we decided to check into the Wax Box card shop on Colonial Avenue.
Where Santa look-a-like Bill Bryant has plenty of cards he'll gladly trade for cash. ((BILL BRYANT/OWNER - THE WAX BOX:))
If these news stars and new cards are a little too flashy for your taste, or if the kid you're buying for happens to be closer to 50 than five, you might want to try these items. ((BILL BRYANT:))
Basketball cards are usually the best selling cards among young buyers. But because of the lockout, the cards aren't selling and the companies aren't making as many.)) ((BILL BRYANT:))
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[spilt-milk]


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


Someone might be crying over this milk spill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


That's because thousand's of gallons of the white liquid spilled all over a Los Angeles roadway last night.
A tanker carrying lots of milk overturned on a side street, ending up on its side.
The milk ended up all over the street.
There's no word yet on the condition of the driver. (----------------)