[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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Many Virginians are waking up to no electricity this morning following the states worst ice storm in five years.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the manhunt continues in eastern Tennesse for three prisoners who escaped from a maximum security prison.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds are already starting to roll in, ahead of some light showers that'll make up the forecast picture.
Be sure to bring along those umbrellas as you head to work this morning.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[VA-Storm-Damage]


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Governor Gilmore is urging Virginians to pull together in the wake of the state's worst ice storm in five years.

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[VO-NAT]


As of ten last night, more than 90-thousand Virginians were still without power.
The governor says he has decided NOT to declare a state of emergency because he doesn't want to activate the National Guard for what is mostly a power outage situation.
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((AT THIS POINT BECAUSE IT IS A POWER PROBLEM PRIMARILY, AND REQUIRES THE REASSEMBLY AND REATTACHMENT AND POWER SITUATIONS, WE WANT TO ASSIST VIRGINIA POWER IN THAT EFFORT AND THE NATIONAL GUARD WOULD NOT BE IN ITS MOST PRODUCTIVE USE IN DOING THAT.))
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Virginia Power says some customers in eastern and central Virginia won't have power until the middle of the week.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Prison Break]


A police manhunt continues today for three prisoners who escaped yesterday from a maximum security prison in Tennessee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashville, TN;]

[4;03:28]
Two of them are convicted killers.
Three other inmates who also escaped were recaptured.
Two of the prisoners, had been allowed out of their cells to distribute meals for Ramadan to Muslim inmates.
Using a homemade knife, they overpowered two guards and then opened the cells of the other inmates.
The governor of Tennessee is offering a five-thousand dollar reward for each inmate captured.
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[IMPEACHMENT]


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


Talks about the logistics of a Senate impeachment trial are expected to intensify this week as the 106th Congress prepares to convene January sixth.
The push for a speedy trial is quickly gaining momentum among Senators from both parties.
But Republicans say senators should consider censure only after a trial begins.
Sharyl Attkison reports.
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[SOT]

[4:01:43]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Daniel Moynihan/(D) New York;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Rick Santorum/(R) Pennsylvania;]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkison/Reporting;]
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(( As President Clinton greeted the crowd in Washington's Chinatown...
NAT ...and ducked into a coffee shop, the clock ticked down toward his historic senate impeachment trial. Any notion that it could be AVOIDED with a quick censure deal was quickly dissolving.
SEN. DANIEL MOYNIHAN, D-NY:THE SITUATION IS--WE'RE PREPARING FOR A TRIAL THAT WILL BEGIN IN ABOUT A WEEK'S TIME. (:04)
So democrats are now pushing for a vote on censure AFTER the trial begins.
SEN. TOM DASCHLE, D-S.D:meet stake-out
(16:11) AT ANY TIME IN THAT PROCESS OF COURSE WE CAN ADJOURN AND

ENTERTAIN A CENSURE MOTION. (:06)
Debate now centers on exactly how a censure would be worded.

(NAT POP MOYNIHAN/meet stake-out)

09 1627 DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE DRAFTED SUCH A MEASURE... (03)
VO Even though that measure failed in the House, Senator Moynihan says it remains an option in the Senate.

(GRAPHIC)

That "measure" reads that Mr. Clinton "made false statements .... (and) wrongly took steps to delay discovery of the truth."
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(VO/CLINTON)

No one knows whether that statement would be punishment enough to satisfy the president's harshest critics. There's no fine, and it stops short of condemning him for the one thing to which he will NOT admit: lying under oath.
And there's another roadblock to a censure solution. Some republicans insist it's simply not within the senate's power.

(SOT-SEN. RICK SANTORUM, R-PA)
(THIS WEEK)
(45:32) WE ARE NOT HERE TO METE OUT PUNISHMENT, TO FINE HIM, TO CENSURE

HIM, THAT'S FOR THE JUDICIAL BRANCH. (:08)

(ATTKISSON STANDUP)

IT'S ALL BRAND NEW TERRITORY--NO CURRENT SENATOR HAS EVER SAT FOR A PRESIDENTIAL IMPEACHMENT TRIAL. IT MEANS WE CAN EXPECT DEBATE OVER THE SMALLEST OF DECISIONS: SENATORS ARE MINDFUL THAT THEIR EVERY MOVE WILL

BE WRITTEN INTO HISTORY. SHARYL ATTKISSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON. ))[1-Sports]


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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, the Redskins end the season on a losing note.
Roy Stanley has more on last night's defeat.
Good Morning Roy
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Salt-Lake]


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The Olympic games are supposed to be about the thrill of competition.
But the 2002 Winter games in Salt Lake City seem to be more about scandal.
Vince Gonzales has more.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Vince Gonzales/Reporting; :15]
[SUPER=04-1995; :22]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Anderson/Plastic Surgeon; :47]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Thomas/Salt Lake Olympic Committee; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Marc Holder/International Olympic Committee; 1:51]
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((With powdery snow and breathtaking scenery, the mountains near Salt Lake City will be a majestic stage for the 2002 Winter Olympics. But right now, they're ground zero for an explosive scandal over how the city won the lucrative event.

(On Camera Bridge)

THE GAMES COULD GENERATE THREE BILLION DOLLARS AND PUT LOCAL SKI RESORTS ON THE MAP AS WORLD CLASS TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.

(NARR:) But recent accusations that local officials went too far in

their quest for Olympic gold have shaken this once proud community...

(GRAPHIC)
(NARR:) ...and prompted four separate investigations... including a

criminal probe by the FBI...looking into charges that Salt Lake Olympic officials filed false tax returns and bribed members of the International Olympic Committee-- or IOC-- with scholarships for their children, lavish gifts, and free medical care. (15)

(SOT/ANDERSON:) HE HAD VERY DROOPY, SAGGY EYELIDS. (2)



(NARR:) Dr. Richard Anderson, is a prominent Salt Lake plastic surgeon.

He was urged by this man -- Tom Welch, the head of the city's Olympic bid committee -- to perform free cosmetic eye surgery on a member of the IOC. 10

(SOT: DR. RICHARD ANDERSON, PLASTIC SURGEON, TAPE 1, 01:20:14)

"HE SAID THE GENTLEMAN NEEDED IT DONE, THAT HE WANTED IT DONE, AND HE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE OLYMPIC BID SITUATION TO HAVE THIS GENTLEMAN HAPPY." (:12)

(NARR:) Local officials first denied buying votes but...after questions

were raised...admitted giving "humanitarian aid" to IOC members. They say their efforts were NOT extraordinary since olympic organizers have always received royal treatment.

(SOT: SHELLEY THOMAS, SALT LAKE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, TAPE 3, trt: 9 )

"WE'RE DOING ALL WE CAN TO BRING EVERYTHING TO LIGHT BUT IT'S CLEAR THAT WHATEVER PROBLEMS EXIST ARE DEEPER AND BROADER THAN SALT LAKE CITY."

(NARR:) In fact, shortly after the scandal broke...IOC ethics chair

Marc Hodler charged that unnamed agents have been extorting Olympic cities for years...promising blocks of votes for payoffs of up to five million dollars.(13)

(SOT: MARC HODLER, IOC OFFICIAL)

"FOR US, SALT LAKE CITY WAS THE VICTIM OF BLACKMAIL AND NOT A VILLIAN."
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(PAST OLYMPIC GAMES...NAGANO, ATLANTA)
(CLOSE:) The IOC is reviewing its rules and will no longer allow

committee members to visit bidding cities. But, for now, it seems world organizers of this noble event have forgotten the Olympic virtues of friendship, solidarity, and fair play. Vince Gonzales, CBS NEWS SALT LAKE CITY))


[E-Taylor-Retires]


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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-72]
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It was a full house yesterday as Reverend Noel Taylor delivered his last sermon as the official pastor of his Roanoke church. David Johnson was at High Street Baptist and has this report.
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[IN Q=Reverend Taylor]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :07]
[SUPER=01-Noel C. Taylor/High Street Baptist Pastor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Council Member; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Baxter/Church Member for 56 Years; 1:11]
[SUPER=@David2; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=Djo, News 7.]

(( Reverend Taylor's last day in the pulpit was a moving experience for some members of his congregation. Something the pastor feels he's been doing since he took the position in 1961.
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[IN Q=I WAS PERMITTED]

((NOEL TAYLOR/HIGH STREET BAPTIST PASTOR; I WAS PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SOME THINGS THAT WE HAD HOPED WOULD LEAD US PROGRESSIVELY FORWARD.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=PROGRESSIVELY FORWARD.]

He's stepping down from his pastoral duties for the same reason he didn't seek re-election as mayor of the city, a bout with prostate cancer. But that didn't prevent him from conducting Sunday business as usual. That included a baby dedication, a baptism and recruiting new members.
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[IN Q=I BELIEVE]

((NOEL TAYLOR/HIGH STREET BAPTIST PASTOR; I BELIEVE THAT SOMETIMES THE MOMENT MUST BE RIGHT. THAT GOD STEPS FORWARD AND USES PEOPLE IN HIS OWN WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=TO BE ADDRESSED.]

As the choir sang the praises of God, friends sang Taylor's praises.
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[IN Q=It's a celebration]

((JIM TROUT/COUNCIL MEMBER; IT'S A CELEBRATION OF MY GOOD FRIEND NOEL TAYLOR. HE'S BEEN A GREAT MAYOR AND A GREAT PASTOR OF HIGH STREET BAPTIST. 08)) ((RUBY BAXTER/CHURCH MEMBER FOR 56-YEARS; CAN'T NOBOBY FILL HIS SHOES BUT JESUS AND I'M A WITNESS. I KNOW HIM AND I LOVE HIM AND I LOVE B.J. SO I'M GOING TO MISS MY BABY. 13)) [RUNS21]
[OUT Q=MISS MY BABY.]

But just as Reverend Taylor remained active after his 19-year stint as mayor of Roanoke, he vows to stay busy with the

church he built and the flock he has led for so long. David Johnson, News 7.))[Owners-Honored]


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The Hotel Dumas Music Center on Henry Street was the first black-owned hotel in Roanoke.
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Yesterday, "Total Action Against Poverty" paid homage to its owners. A scuplture of Darthula and Walton Lash, as well as Mac Barlow Senior and Junior was unveiled at a ceremony honoring the foursome. Family members say the dedication, in addition to the restoration of the hotel's name, brings back to life the facility's history.
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[IN Q=MANY, MANY OUTSTANDING]

((DARTHULA LASH/OWNER'S DAUGHTER; MANY, MANY OUTSTANDING WEDDINGS WERE PERFORMED HERE. BEFORE THE INTERGRATION OF THE HOTEL ROANOKE OR THE INTERGRATION OF THE CITY, WE FED ALL OF THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN MEN THAT WORKED AT THE RAILROAD. SO IT HAS ITS HISTORY.))
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Lash says musical talents like Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie would stay overnight at the Hotel Dumas after being turned away from the Hotel Roanoke because of the color of their skin. She says the recognition of her relatives' achievements has helped bring the hotel's history full circle.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, researchers may have discovered another genetic link to Parkinson's Disease.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( SCIENTISTS MAY BE CLOSER TO IDENTIFYING A THIRD GENE RESPONSIBLE FOR AN INHERITED FORM OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE.
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS AT THE MAYO CLINIC IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, SAY THEY MAY HAVE LOCATED THE REGION OF A CERTAIN CHROMOSOME WHERE THIS PARTICULAR GENE HIDES.
DOCTORS HOPE THAT BY STUDYING INHERITED PARKINSON'S, THEY WILL GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE MORE COMMON FORM OF THIS NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER-- WHICH DOES NOT RUN IN FAMILIES.//
VT=VO

((vo))
MANY WOMEN ARE UNABLE TO GET RID OF CELLULITE NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY EXERCISE.
SO THEY'RE LOOKING TO ALTERNATIVES-- LIKE THIS ONE CALLED ENDOSUCTION.
THE TECHNIQUE USES A VACUUM-LIKE MACHINE THAT STIMULATES THE SKIN'S SURFACE.. IN AN EFFORT TO SMOOTH OVER FAT DEPOSITS.
BUT ANY POSITIVE RESULTS WILL BE MERELY COSMETIC.. BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY THE PROCESS DOESN'T REMOVE FAT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND ANYONE WHO FLIES FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME SHOULD BE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH JET LAG--
THAT'S WHEN THE BODY BECOMES TIRED BECAUSE ITS INTERNAL CLOCK IS SO CONFUSED.
SO HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR TRAVELERS WHO WANT TO AVOID FEELING LOUSY:
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS DURING YOUR TRIP TO AVOID DEHYDRATION, AND STAY WAY FROM ALCOHOL.
DOCTORS ALSO RECOMMEND THAT YOU EAT LIGHTLY, AND STICK TO LOW-FAT FOODS.
AND FINALLY, YOU MAY WANT TO BEGIN ADJUSTING YOUR SLEEP PATTERN ABOUT A WEEK BEFORE YOU HEAD OFF TO YOUR DESTINATION. AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Australian-Culture]


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The latest attempt to fly a balloon non-stop around the world has been put on hold until later in the week due to high winds at the launch site.
The joint Australian-American balloon quest by Team Re-Max will hold off until a high pressure system causing strong winds over central Australia weakens-- that's expected Thursday or Friday.
Jackie Ferris takes a look at the Australian Outback, where the balloon is set to lift off.
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[2-HEADLINES]
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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The manhunt continues in eastern Tennessee... for three of six inmates who broke out of a maximum security prison in Nashville yestereday.
Three of the escapees were re-captured late last night and early this morning.
Two of the convicts still on the loose are convicted killers.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Governor Gilmore is urging Virginians to help their neighbors through the state's worst ice storm in five years.
About 93- thousand Virginia Power customers were still without power late last night -- most of them in central Virginia.
Virginia Power says some customers could be without service until midweek.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


At least two crew members are dead... as high seas and gale-force winds continue to batter yachts in an annual yacht race in Australia.
Several other sailors are still missing.
Authorities say it's the worst tragedy for the race since it began more than 50 years ago.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Monday December 28th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-VA-Storm-Damage]


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netF]
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Viginia's worst ice storm in years has Governor Gilmore asking Virginians to help their neighbors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


As of ten last night, more than 90-thousand Virginians were still without power.
The governor says he has decided NOT to declare a state of emergency because he doesn't want to activate the National Guard for what is mostly a power outage situation.
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[IN Q=At this point ]

((AT THIS POINT BECAUSE IT IS A POWER PROBLEM PRIMARILY, AND REQUIRES THE REASSEMBLY AND REATTACHMENT AND POWER SITUATIONS, WE WANT TO ASSIST VIRGINIA POWER IN THAT EFFORT AND THE NATIONAL GUARD WOULD NOT BE IN ITS MOST PRODUCTIVE USE IN DOING THAT.))
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Virginia Power says some customers in eastern and central Virginia won't have power until the middle of the week.
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[WRITER=mel]
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At least 15 people are dead and dozens seriously injured following a natural gas pipeline explosion in Colombia.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Piedra, Colombia;]

[4:12:42]
The blast happened near Bogota.
It leveled 35 houses, sent rocks flying, knocked down power lines and set homes on fire.
Officials say most of the dead were badly burned.
Rescue workers are still looking for victims that might be trapped under the rubble.
The cause of the explosion appears to have been accidental.
The pipeline ran underground through the center of the town of about 5-thousand residents.
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[YACHT-RESCUE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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An annual yacht race in Australia has turned deadly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;]

[4:09:06]
Two sailors died today and six are missing after gale-force winds and high seas battered the boats.
Four sailors have been found safe and authorities are searching for five others believed to be in a nearby raft.
Authorities say this is the worst tragedy in the history of the 725- mile race from Sydney to Hobart, which began in 19-45.
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[IN Q=]

((RESCEUED YACHTSMAN:"AT ABOUT 75 KNOTS OF BREEZE WE ROLLED AND THE DRIVER CAME OFF AND HIS HARNESS BROKE AND WE LOST HIM - THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO". ))
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[VO-NAT]


At least 37 of the 115-yacht fleet have been forced out of the race, while other vessels are continuing.
An American yacht is slightly ahead of last year's winner and is expected to cross the finish line later today.
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[Octuplets]


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[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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Seven of the octuplets remain in critical condition this morning in a Houston Hospital.
The tiniest of the eight died yesterday of heart and lung failure.
She weighed just 10 ounces at birth.
Cynthia Bowers reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Leonard Wiesman/Texas Children's Hospital; 13]
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Bowers/Reporting; :43]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Copperman/Fertility Specialist; :53]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, DALLAS.]

(( BUT FROM THE MOMENT OF HER BIRTH IN THIS HOSPITAL ROOM, DOCTORS WORRIED ABOUT HER SIZE (11 ounces)...AND WHETHER SHE WAS DEVELOPED ENOUGH TO SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE WOMB.
DR. LEONARD WIESMAN Chief of Neonatology, Texas Children's Hospital: "OUR CONCERN ABOUT HER WAS THAT HER LUNGS MIGHT HAVE BEEN COMPRESSED DUE TO EVERYBODY ELSE AROUND HER AND HER LUNGS MIGHT NOT BE AS WELL MIGHT NOT BE AS MUCH LUNG THERE AS SHOULD BE."
GRAPHIC: ANOTHER OF THE BABIES, GOROM A GIRL UNDERWENT ABDOMINAL SURGERY SATURDAY...AND TWO BOYS EBUKA AND IKEM are on respirators having TROUBLE BREATHING. THE OTHER BABIES ARE STILL CRITICAL BUT BREATHING ON THEIR OWN.
NAT:
TRACK: SOME FERTILITY EXPERTS SAY THE HEALTH PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE OCTUPLETS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH MULTIPLE BIRTHS.
Dr. Alan Copperman "I don't think it's safe, I don't think it's a good idea, I do not think this is the direction this is the direction that reproductive medicine should be going."
TRACK: THE PARENTS ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY ARE SADDENED BY THE PASSING OF THEIR BELOVED BABY ODERA. SHE IS NOW SAFE THEY SAY, WITH GOD IN HEAVEN... CYNTHIA BOWERS CBS NEWS DALLAS.))

[E-Specialty-Bricks]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76; 38:33]
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The handiwork of a century old brick company in Salem is all over Virginia and around parts of the country. David Johnson reports how attention to detail has helped Old Virginia Brick MOLD its niche in the industry.
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[IN Q=Ever notice the bricks]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :07]
[SUPER=01-Fletcher Smoak/Old Virginia Brick CEO; :23]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:03]
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[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]

((Ever notice the bricks at a rest stop? Ever wonder where they come from? The same company that provided the fire-dried clay for more than half of the brick structures in the Roanoke Valley. Old Virginia Brick specializes in handmade and molded bricks, which are used primarily for up-scale homes, commercial structures and institutional projects.
[SOT=31:59]
[IN Q=MOLDED BRICK]

((FLETCHER SMOAK/OLD VA. BRICK CEO; MOLDED BRICK IS DIFFERENT. IT LOOKS DIFFERENT IN THE WALL. IT'S A LOT SOFTER LOOKING PRODUCT.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=LOOKING PRODUCT.]

Those softer looks and shapes have resulted in some award-winning structures on college campuses across the commonwealth and around the nation. Those places include Harvard University, the Ren Building at the College of William and Mary and the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.
[SOT=34:23]
[IN Q=THAT PROJECT]

((SMOAK; THAT PROJECT TOOK OVER A MILLION BRICK, WITH SOMETHING LIKE 180-THOUSAND DIFFERENT SHAPES AND 160-THOUSAND ARCH BRICK. EACH ONE HAND GROUND WENT INTO THAT PROJECT.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=THAT PROJECT.]

There have been several others nationally, including the Walt Disney Boardwalk in Orlando, Florida.
[STANDUP=00:15:46]

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; BUT THE COMPANY HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL. SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1890, IT HAS BEEN THROUGH SOME VERY TOUGH TIMES. DURING WORLD WAR ONE, IT WAS SHUT DOWN FOR A FULL YEAR. AND THE ONLY WAY IT SURVIVED THE GREAT DEPRESSION WAS BY PROVIDING THE EIGHT MILLION BRICKS NEEDED FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SALEM VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL.)) [RUNS18]
[SOT=37:39]
[IN Q=BACK IN]

((SMOAK; BACK IN THOSE DAYS, THEY WERE MAKING EIGHT TO TEN MILLION BRICK A YEAR, WHICH IS A FAR CRY FROM THE 30-MILLION BRICK WE'RE NOW PRODUCING A YEAR.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=PRODUCING A YEAR.]

That's less than one-half a percent of the bricks made and shipped in the U-S this year. But the company's 115-employee staff realize that it's quality, not quantity that has kept Old Virginia Brick in business so long.
[SOT=35:51]
[IN Q=OUR EMPLOYEES]

((SMOAK; OUR EMPLOYEES ARE VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE MAKE A PRODUCT THAT'S GOING TO BE AROUND FOR A 100-YEARS. WHEN THEY MAKE IT AND PACKAGE IT AND IT GOES OUT HERE THEY KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE THERE TO STAY.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=TO STAY.]

[NAT-SOUND] [RUNS04] Old Virginia Brick is one of the two oldest businesses in Salem, the other being the Olde Salem barber and Styling shop. Smoak says with the growing popularity of his product, he projects the brick manufacturer has built a solid foundation to stay in business for at least another 150-years. David Johnson, News 7, Salem.))

[Pastor-Quits]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-81 TC00:10]
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After 37-years in the church pulpit, Noel C. Taylor has retired.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The long time pastor of High Street Baptist Church is in the midst of a battle with prostate cancer, the same disease that put an end to his career as mayor of Roanoke. But the reverend is feeling anything but sorry for himself.
[SOT=17:46:19 TAPE#1]
[IN Q=FOR ALL OF]

((NOEL TAYLOR/HIGH STREET BAPTIST PASTOR; FOR ALL OF THOSE BLESSINGS AND FOR THE KINDNESSES SHOWN BY THE CITIZENS OF THIS VALLEY, I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THEM AND I WANT TO SAY THANKS BE TO GOD.))
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[OUT Q=BE TO GOD.]
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[VO-NAT]

Church members say Taylor will be sorely missed and that his shoes will be hard to fill.
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[SOT=01:02:53 - 00:59:39 TAPE#3]
[IN Q=FOR INSTANCE]

((EUNICE MORRISON/CHOIR MEMBER; FOR INSTANCE REVEREND TAYLOR CAME AND VISITED ME WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ONCE A WEEK. WHEN I HAD SURGERY, IT WAS AT 5:30 IN THE MORNING AND REVEREND TAYLOR WAS THERE TO SEE ME OFF TO THE OPERATING ROOM AND WHEN THE SURGERY WAS OVER, HE CAME BACK AND CHECKED ON ME.)) ((LEWIS RUSSELL; I'M JUST SO SORRY I WAITED ALL THESE YEARS TO JOIN. SO I FIGURED THIS BEING HIS LAST SUNDAY TO PREACH, I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE THE BEST TIME NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Eunice Morrison/Choir Member;]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Russell/New Member; :22]
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[OUT Q=BEST TIME NOW.]
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[VO-NAT]

Taylor preached his last official sermon yesterday. But he says he will continue to be active with his congregation.
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[E-Dumas-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-64; 2:03:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Total Action Against Poverty paid tribute to the former owners of the "Dumas Hotel Music Center on Henry Street" and their families today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A sculpture of Darthula and Walton Lash and Mac Barlow Senior and his son was mounted on the hotel and unveiled in their honor. For family members like the younger Barlow's daughter, it was a day of vindication.
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[SOT=00:34:47]
[IN Q=MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER]

((DARTHULA LASH/OWNER'S DAUGHTER; MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER WERE BLACK PIONEERS IN TERMS OF BEING IN BUSINESS IN ROANOKE. THEY WERE THE FIRST OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF A BLACK HOTEL. I GREW UP IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT AND IT WAS OUR FAMILY'S LIFE.))
[SUPER=07-Darthula Lash]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=FAMILY'S LIFE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Many jazz artists performed at the hotel in the days of segregation.
In the early 1980s, the city assumed ownership of the hotel.
And, TAP purchased the building from the city in 1988 and recently restored its original name.
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[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Web Watch]
[GRAPHIC=Web Watch]


A new virus has some system administrators on edge out there.
The Texas octuplets are on line... And we have some help for internet beginners, on this week's webwatch.
Here's Eric Earnhart.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=there's a bad bug out there...]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=EE News-7]

(([intro] [RUNS05]
There's a bad new bug out there, and it's not Y2K... the Remote Explorer virus hit MCI Worldcom... the virus infects Windows NT networks, and can reportedly spread itself, without any help from users.
Network associates, the former McAfee anti-virus folks offers a free online scan for the virus. you can also download evaluation software that will detect it.
If you're keeping track of the Chukwu octuplets, Texas Children's Hospital is posting their status online... with sad news to report over the weekend, as one child died. Regular updates on the health of the other children and their mother will continue.
If you just fired up that Christmas computer, and you're online for the first time... here are a couple of websites that can help... Newbie Dome has a beginners tutorial to teach you the basics...
You can also learn about the web at the PBS website... Pass an online quiz and receive a "Seasoned Internet User Certificate."
To find these and other websites featured on our newscasts... open your web browser and type WDBJ-7-dot-com in the location bar. Then click on webwatch and follow the links.))

[Y2K-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-68 TC1:40:01]
[GRAPHIC=Battling the Bug]


What will you be doing on New Years Eve, 1999?
Some people will be worrying.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They believe the Y2K computer bug could create huge problems if it shuts down computerized systems across the country.
Norfolk Southern is one of the companies preparing for potential problems.
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[SOT 00:07:54 tape 4]
[IN Q=we have]

(( WICK MOORMAN/NORFOLK SOUTHERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VP; WE HAVE TWO GOALS AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN, ONE IS TO AVOID ANY KIND OF CATASTOPHE, AND ONE IS TO AVOID ANY KIND OF LAWSUIT, AND THEY'RE BOTH VIABLE THREATS.))
[SUPER=01-Wick Moorman/Norfolk Southern;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=viable threats]
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll find out why some programmers say it's impossible to fix everything in time.
Join us for "Battling The Bug", tonight on News 7 at Six.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Hokies are just a day away from the Music City Bowl.
Roy Stanley has more on the Tech's preparations..
Good Morning Roy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:22]
[OUT Q=great day everybody]



[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]


More than 90-thousand Virginians are still without power, and some of them may not get it back until the middle of the week.
Governor Gilmore is calling on folks to help their neighbors through the storm cleanup.
He says he won't declare a state of emergency because there's not much the National Guard can do to help get the power back on.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


One of Roanoke's most well known personalities preached his last sermon yesterday.
Reverend Noel Taylor retired from his pastoral duties at High Street Baptist Church because of his fight with prostate cancer.
Taylor also served as Roanoke's mayor for 19 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Total Action Against Poverty honored the former owners of the Dumas Hotel Music Center yesterday.
They unvieled a sculpture of Darthula and Walton Lash and Mac Barlow Senior and his son.
Many jazz artists performed at the hotel in the days of segregation.
In the early 1980s, the city assumed ownership of the hotel.
In 1988, TAP purchased the building and restored its original name
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[2-Shot] (ad lib bye)