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Next on News 7-
Expect some cash back if you're an American Electric Power customer.
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The President formally responds to an impeachment charge-
We'll show you a computer so small you can wear it.
And it's downhill for some businesses, but that's good news.
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[anchor=Jean]
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News 7 is next. [Open]
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[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Video]
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[VO-NAT]


The President officially responds to an impeachment charge- claiming he's innocent.
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[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]

[Anchor tag]
The President's lawyers filed the reponse with the Senate today-
Scott Pelley explains.
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]
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[OUT Q=or destroy it.]

((MR. CLINTON'S ANSWER LANDED ON THE DESK OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE AND PROCLAIMED IN BOLD TYPE, "THE PRESIDENT DID NOT COMMIT PERJURY OR OBSTRUCT JUSTICE." CLINTON: MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH MS. LEWINSKY. ON PERJURY HIS LAWYERS DEFEND HIS GRAND JURY TESTIMONY SAYING, "HE DID NOT ENGAGE IN SEXUAL RELATIONS...AS HE UNDERSTOOD THAT TERM TO BE DEFINED."
THEY ARGUE "THE PRESIDENT WAS TRUTHFUL" WHEN HE CAREFULLY DEFINED A PREVIOUS STATEMENT TO A FEDERAL JUDGE THAT THERE "IS NO SEX OF ANY KIND..."
ON OBSTRUCTION, HIS LAWYERS WRITE: "THE PRESIDENT DENIES THAT HE EVER ASKED, ENCOURAGED OR SUGGESTED THAT MS. LEWINSKY FILE A FALSE AFFIDAVIT OR LIE." AND HE DENIES THAT HE EVER ASKED HIS SECRETARY...TO RETRIEVE GIFTS HE HAD GIVEN MS. LEWINSKY..." FOR THE DEFENSE, LEWINSKY IS BOTH THEIR BEST AND MOST THREATENING WITNESS. TODAY'S DOCUMENT EMBRACES HER TESTIMONY TEN TIMES USING QUOTES SUCH AS "NO ONE EVER ASKED ME TO LIE AND I WAS NEVER PROMISED A JOB FOR MY SILENCE." BUT HER TESTIMONY ALSO CONTRADICTS MR. CLINTON ON OTHER KEY POINTS. THE DEFENSE MUST DECIDE WHETHER TO BUTTRESS HER CREDIBILITY OR DESTROY IT.))
[Talent=Jean]


Meanwhile the House Judiciary Committee also filed a report to the Senate.
It says if Clinton isn't convicted the bar for conviction will be so high only a convicted felon or a traitor will need to be concerned.

[AEP-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-83 17:10]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]

American Electric Power is giving its customers a refund -- AND a lower monthly bill.
The State Corporation Commission staff and the utility have agreed to a 40-million dollar refund, and a six million dollar cut in A-E-P's rates.
That refund works out to a one-time credit of about 68 dollars per user.
Here's how the rate cut would work.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER!]
A typical homeowner using a thousand watts of electricity a month paid just over 60 dollars, before A-E-P's rates went up in 1997.
That interim increase raised that bill to more than 64 dollars a month.
If this latest plan is approved, the bill would be just over 59 dollars.
All this still has to be approved by the Commission itself.
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[Wilderness-Academy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:10:45]
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The state Education Department says boys at a Botetourt County boarding school must stop playing a dangerous game.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last November;]


A student at the Wilderness Leadership Academy says he was almost sexually assaulted with a broomstick.
He says he was playing Pass Out-- he held his breath while a classmate punched him in the stomach so he passed out.
He came to, just as a fellow student was trying to sexually assault him.
The Education Department wants a written guarantee from school officials that boys will not play that game again.


But other than that, the school is improving facilities and pamphlets.
It must undergo a three-day review later this month in order to regain its license.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


Another Day- Another attempt by Iraq to shoot down an American aircraft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Persian Gulf]


This time the U-S jet fired back- hitting its target.
Then in a separate incident an American F-16 fired at another anti aircraft site which had turned on its radar.
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[SOT 20:19:21]
[IN Q=Three Two One]

((THREE TWO ONE..... ARMS SAFE ARMS SAFE.))
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[OUT Q=arms safe. arms safe!]
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[VO-NAT]


Pentagon officials say its Iraq's attempt to try and catch American planes in a surface to air trap.
The U-S is responding by sending more F-16's to the region.
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[Franklin-Football]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-72 1:45:22]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. FOotball]


It's been decades since Franklin County High School's football team has had a winning season.
But now the school board is making massive changes in hopes the Eagles will soar.
Tina Tenret has more.
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[IN Q=The Franklin County]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Fall 1998; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Little/Football Coach; :20]
[SUPER=01-B.A. Davis III/Retired Judge; :42]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]


((The Franklin County School Board wants to kick this team's losing streak.
From now on, football skills will be taught in kindergarten.
The middle school will have its own football coach.
High school athletes must sign a contract to weight-train.
And parents are expected to review past game films with the team.
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[SOT 12:42:09]
[IN Q=There's a lot]

((JERRY LITTLE/FOOTBALL COACH: THERE'S A LOT OF FRUSTRATION. IT'S TRYING TO INSTILL IN YOUR KIDS THAT YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, YOU CAN PLAY ON THE SAME FIELDS AS THESE OTHER TEAMS.))
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But some critics would rather start over from scratch: can the coach, they say, and hire one from a winning team like Salem or Pulaski.
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[IN Q=I'd get in touch]

((B.A. DAVIS III/RETIRED JUDGE: I'D GET IN TOUCH WITH JOE HICKS OF PULASKI, I'D GET IN TOUCH WITH WILLIS WHITE AT SALEM AND ASK EM TO COME OVER HERE, REVIEW OUR PROGRAM, TELL US WHAT'S NEEDED, AND WHAT WE'RE DOING WRONG.))
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[OUT Q=we're doing wrong]


The school board is requiring the coach to make monthly progress reports -- the next one's in February.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))














[High-School]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-74 51:33]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Schools]


After tackling the high school football team, Franklin County school board members drafted plans for four new schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The school board is considering two options to deal with overcrowding.
Both plans call for a new elementary school between Boones Mill and Burnt Chimney.
They would also turn the current middle school into a second high school and build two new middle schools.
The big difference is one plan would keep sixth graders in middle school -- the other would drop them down to the elementary schools.
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Franklin County parents will receive a written survey for their opinion.
The county supervisors will have the final say on which option is chosen.

[Education]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=99-1 9:14]
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It's called "Character Counts"...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

and officials at Roanoke's Fallon Park Elementary School say the program that teaches respect, responsibilty, and fairness is making a real difference with their students. Suspensions at Fallon Park have dropped by two-thirds since the program was implemented... and educators say they've seen an increase in achievement. The program is so successful that Senator John Edwards will introduce a bill this week to make character education part of EVERY Elementary school's curriculum in Virginia.
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[Schools-Reopen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-77 37:48]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Students in the New River Valley are hitting the books after an extended Christmas vacation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Many kids got an extra week off thanks to last week's combination of sleet, snow and freezing rain-- which made travel hazardous.
Blacksburg Middle school principal Gary McCoy says some students are wondering how the missed days will affect upcoming exams but overall seemed glad to be back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((GARY MCCOY/BLACKSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:I THINK THE KIDS CAME IN A LITTLE SLEEPY THIS MORNING BUT AFTER THAT PICKED UP... AND WERE GLAD TO BE BACK. ))
[SUPER=01-Gary McCoy/Principal; :00]
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[OUT Q=to be back.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students in Montgomery and Giles counties will get out later at the end of the school year to make up for the lost days.
Wythe County will remain on schedule.
Pulaski County has not decided what it plans to do.
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[Special-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-76 49:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No allegations of bribery or kickbacks at THESE Olympics.. just a hundred special athletes working to overcome varying degrees of mental disability.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


The 30th annual Special Olympics got underway with the lighting of the torch this afternoon in Nelson County.
For some it was their first time on the slopes, but there were "no" discouraged faces.
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[SOT 00:14:16]
[IN Q=Attitude and the]

((STEPHANIE LOVELACE/TRAINER: ATTITUDE AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK WITH THE KIDS, GIVE THEM ENCOURAGEMENT. I'VE BEEN DOING THIS NOW FOR 20 YEARS, NOT WITH THIS GROUP.. THIS IS MY THIRD YEAR WITH THIS GROUP.. AND THE KIDS ARE REALLY EXCITED. A LOT OF THEM NEVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND THEY'RE REALLY EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Lovelace/Trainer; :00]
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[OUT Q=they're really excited.]
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[VO-NAT]


Athletes will compete tomorrow in slalom and giant slalom events.
More than twenty Roanoke- area athletes are taking part in this year's winter games.
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[Special-Olympics]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-76 49:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No allegations of bribery or kickbacks at THESE Olympics.. just a hundred special athletes working to overcome varying degrees of mental disability.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


The 30th annual Special Olympics got underway with the lighting of the torch this afternoon in Nelson County.
For some it was their first time on the slopes, but there were "no" discouraged faces.
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[SOT 00:14:16]
[IN Q=Attitude and the]

((STEPHANIE LOVELACE/TRAINER: ATTITUDE AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO WORK WITH THE KIDS, GIVE THEM ENCOURAGEMENT. I'VE BEEN DOING THIS NOW FOR 20 YEARS, NOT WITH THIS GROUP.. THIS IS MY THIRD YEAR WITH THIS GROUP.. AND THE KIDS ARE REALLY EXCITED. A LOT OF THEM NEVER GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT AND DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND THEY'RE REALLY EXCITED.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Lovelace/Trainer; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=they're really excited.]
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[VO-NAT]


Athletes will compete tomorrow in slalom and giant slalom events.
More than twenty Roanoke- area athletes are taking part in this year's winter games.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead, a child who witnessed a murder becomes the victim of murder...
Now community members want to know why the 8-year-old wasn't protected by police.
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[VO-NAT]


And the new postage rates are in effect, but dozens of customers found themselves out of luck at the post office today.
The story straight ahead.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey Jean]

((HEY JEAN, THE LADY CAVALEIRS PICK UP AND ACC WIN AT NORTH CAROLINA STATE, BROKEN RULES LEAD TO A FORFEIT ON THE HIGH SCHOOL HARDWOOD. A FIGHT OFF THE ICE IS THE CONCERN OF THE EXPRESS MANAGEMENT. AND FORMER P-H STAR CHRIS COMBS TALKS ABOUT LIFE AT DUKE AND THE BLUE DEVILS NEW COACH. ALL THAT IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.))
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[Stamps]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-81 29:09]
[GRAPHIC=Postage Rates Up]


It was the CUSTOMERS' turn to "go postal" today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


One after another they were being turned away from the Post Office, patrons in search of one-cent stamps.
By the time they got to the South Roanoke station, a lot of these people had already been all over town.
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[SOT 16:03]
[IN Q=Then I went]

((THEN I WENT TO THE DOWNTOWN POST OFFICE WHICH HAD STAMPS, 25 PEOPLE IN LINE. I'VE BEEN THERE TWICE. TWO PEOPLE WORKING. NO SPECIAL LINE FOR ONE-CENT STAMPS.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hyams/Postal Patron]
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[OUT Q=1-cent stamps.]
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[VO-NAT]


The rate went up ONE penny yesterday.
Thirty-THREE cent stamps- -in the form of generic "H-series" stamps WERE available... but that doesn't appease those who've already applied thirty-TWO cent stamps to an envelope.
The postal service simply underestimated the demand.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Yeah, sold about]

((YEAH, SOLD ABOUT 40,000 PENNY STAMPS IN THREE DAYS TIME, ABOUT TWO TO THREE TIMES THE AMOUNT I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SELL.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Ingram/U.S. Postal Service]
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[OUT Q=going to sell.]
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[v/o-nat sot]


They expect to have more one-cent stamps tomorrow.
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[8-Year]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


An 8-year old boy who was supposed to testify in a murder trial - is now dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgeport, CT]


Police say the boy witnessed a drive by shooting- of his mother's fiance.
Both the boy and his mother were murdered. Now state lawmakers want to know why the boy wasn't protected.
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[SOT20:26:40]

((REP. CHRISTOPHER CARUSO/D- CONNECTICUT: I THINK THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT ONCE IT WAS IDENTIFIED THAT THIS CHILD WAS AN EYE WITNESS SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT INTO PROECTIVE CUSTODY AND PROTECTED.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Christopher Caruso/(D) Connecticut;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=AND PROTECTED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the boy was under police protection but the mother asked that it be stopped, saying it was too intrusive.
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[Skiing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-82 18:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For a while there Mother Nature refused to cooperate, but Virginia's ski resorts are happy to report that business is all "downhill" once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co.]


Unseasonably warm weather in early December kept both snow and the skiers off the slopes at places like the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.
But the recent cold snap has helped put everyone back in business.
Wintergreen officials say it's all part of operating a ski resort in the South.
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[SOT 00:16:15]
[IN Q=We had some]

((DAN ZUNKER/WINTERGREEN RESORT: WE HAD SOME WARM WEATHER THAT ACTUALLY BACKED US UP ABOUT A WEEK, BUT WE WERE SAYING AT THAT POINT AND WE'RE SAYING NOW, IF THAT WAS OUR JANUARY THAW, WE'LL TAKE IT. WE'LL TAKE IT AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER RATHER THAN THE MIDDLE OF JANUARY WHERE IT TEND TO INTERRUPT OUR MOMENTUM. RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT A LOT OF SKIERS UP HERE, THE WEATHER'S GREAT, THE CONDITIONS ARE PERFECT. SO WE'RE WELCOMING PEOPLE UP HERE AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANYTHING'S GOING TO SLOW DOWN, IT LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER'S GOING TO CONTINUE LIKE THIS FOR A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Dan Zunker/Wintergreen Resort; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=for a while.]
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[VO-NAT]


Zunker says all 19 of Wintergreen's slopes are open with a four to five foot base.
And snowboarders are starting to outnumber skiers on some of the slopes.
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[Rockbridge-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 38:35]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Guilty verdicts in Rockbridge County, where five teenagers were accused of helping firefighters light a series of fires.
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[VO-NAT]
[TAPE#=98-56 1:57:14]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./November;]


They were charged after a 19-month police investigation.
The teen-agers -- will be sentenced this spring.
They could spend time in a detention center or be asked to perform community service.
The adults, who have not yet gone to court, could face time in jail if they're convicted.
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[Pluma-Stores]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-65 1:54:23]
[GRAPHIC=Business Closing]


Last week's announcement that Pluma would close two sewing plants was only part of the company's cost-cutting plan.
The activewear maker is also closing six outlet stores.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham;]


One of those stores is in Chatham.
Pluma used its outlets to get rid of irregularly-sewn clothing and close-outs.
The company said closing the Chatham outlet won't have any significant impact on personnel.
Last week Pluma announced it is cutting 24-hundred jobs at sewing plants in Rocky Mount and Eden, North Carolina.
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[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


When News 7 at 11 returns...
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[VO-NAT]

the model who drew fire for her emaciated appearance is back on the runway with a new look.
That story and more, still to come.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-7 8 8/8 7 2 7/12 13 25 29 31]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-8-8

(seven, eight, eight)


Pick 4:
8-7-2-7

(eight, seven, two, seven)


Cash 5:
12-13-25-29-31

(twelve, thirteen, twenty-five, twenty-nine, thirty-one)



(Copyright 1999 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


APNP-01-11-99 2302EST

[Mini-Computer]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Imagine a computer you can wear-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-IBM Video]


IBM's made one-
The device uses a tiny mounted headset display and it responds to voice commands.
The system includes a microphone for entering commands and a boom that holds the computers small screen a short distance from the users eye.
IBM says the wearable PC is a useful tool for people who require their hands while working-
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[Kate-Moss]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new Kate Moss hit the runways of Italy over the weekend.
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[20:08:18:19]
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[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=End music]
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[VO-NAT]

[20:07:19:11]
[SUPER=03-Milan, Italy]

The supermodel who was the poster child for the "heroin chic" look that drew criticism is back, after months of rehab.
Last November, Moss checked into a clinic that specializes in treatment of drug and alcohol addiction, depression, and eating disorders. Now she's back on the runway... with a new healthier look.
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[Dinner-Theater]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-75 1:54:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Something is guaranteed to be cooking at a new movie theater soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The "Star City Cinema Grill" opens at Crossroads Mall by the end of this month and it's exactly what it sounds like. A theater with a full dinner menu, alcoholic beverages and table service. Three-50 will get you in to see the movies, two dollars for the early shows.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=00:02:35]
[IN Q=SATURDAY AND SUNDAY]

((DEBBIE STEELE/CO-OWNER & PRESIDENT; SATURDAY AND SUNDAY THERE WILL BE MATINEES FOR KIDS. THEN ON THE WEEKENDS AND EVENINGS THERE WILL BE MORE OF AN ADULT ORIENTED THINGS. YOU HAVE TO BE 18 OR BE WITH SOMEONE 18.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Steele/Co-owner and President;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=SOMEONE 18.]
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[VO-NAT]

The facility will also serve as a sports bar, of sorts. Cinema Grill owners expect to open for business between January 22 and 29th.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=333-Cloudy With/Flurries/30-32/Cloudy But/Milder/45-50;]
[SUPER=334-Cloudy With/Flurries/30-32/Cloudy And/Warmer/45-49;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In sports, high school hoops highlights, the battle at last night's Express game wasn't on the ice we'll explain and the Lady Cavaliers get their fourth win in the ACC.
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[VO-NAT]


First the extra point.
Green Bay's new head coach is Ray Rhodes who was fired by Philadelphia two weeks ago.
The Eagles will be led by former Packer assistant Andy Reid.
And now Kansas City is looking for a new coach.
Marty Schottenheimer resigned after 10 years as K-C's head coach.
Now here are the boards.
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[SUPER=0097-j/Parry McCluer/61//Covington/46///j/Patrick Henry///Cave Spring///CS Forfeit/;]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-23 tc 1:53:54]
[GRAPHIC=UVA hoops]


THe Lady Cavaliers traveled to North Carolina State last night in search of their fourth win in the ACC.
Last season the Wolfpack swept UVA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/HTS;]


Coach Debbie Ryan needed to inspire her 22nd ranked Cavaliers who were just two and three on the road before this game.
It was State playing the inspired ball early, Summer Erb beats the shot clock for the points.
Erb and Demya Walker battling it out underneath, Erb wins this one, out muscling Walker and the Wolfpack grabs the six point lead.
But Erin Stovall brings the Cavs back, from way outside the shot is good for three. She led all scorers with 19.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/60/NC State/46;]


Virginia finally breaks away in the second half and gets the 60-to-46 win. THe Cavs are four and one in the ACC and 10 and four overall.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE#=SP-31 tc 18:36]
[Graphic=High School Hoops]


Cave Spring coach Billy Hicks says his misunderstanding of the rules cost his team a victory.
The Knights out scored Patrick Henry 81-69, but a junior varsity player participated in the last minute of the varsity contest after playing in the J-V game.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Patriots; :00]


P-H and Cave Spring met last night to make up a game cancelled last week due to the ice storms.
The Knights get fancy early with this lob to a waiting Michael Hamler. Hamler finishes with the lay-in.
The P-H offense takes over, breaking the press and finially getting it into the hands of Jerry Dulin for the score.


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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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But the game ends with Cave Spring forfeiting. Knights' coach Billy Hicks says the ruling will be made official this morning.
It's against league rules for a player to play in two games in one night.


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A Pioneer district match up makes up our second high school game of the night.
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Coach Nelson Fox in the huddle with his Fighting Blues has no problem getting his team up for this one.
Parry McCluer's Chad Coffee starts things off when he pulls up and takes the shot for three.
The Cougars' Travis Bogar wins the rebound then gets the put back for Covington.
But Josh Lowder receives the pass and takes the long baseline jumper to give Parry McCluer a commanding lead.
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The Blues are all over the Cougars and go on to win the district game 61-to-46.
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The Express has filed a complaint with the ECHL, but Hampton Roads coach John Brophy's tirade after Sunday night's Roanoke win over the Admirals may also be a criminal case.
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Brophy left the ice and then pushed Civic Center Events Coordinator Richard Day, a Roanoke City police officer and then a Civic Center Security official.
The Express will also send the league its tape of Admiral Jeff Corbett's cheap shot on Roanoke's Jeremy Schaeffer.
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Roanoke City police are reviewing the Express tape and will decide today whether or not to press charges against Brophy.

The league is now in the All Star Break. The ECHL All Star game is Wednesday.[Sports Tease]


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Still to come, Steve Mason checks in with Chris Combs.
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The former Patrick Henry star is now strutting his stuff at Duke.
Combs gives his thoughts on the Blue Devils' new coach.
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Former PH and now Duke star Chris Combs returns to school tomorrow.
Today, Steve Mason talked with him about his new coach, former Florida assistant Carl Franks.
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((:)) ((Fred Goldsmith's dismissal was made easier for Combs when he learned the entire defensive staff has been retained by Franks, enabling Chris to focus even more on training this Holiday break at the Roanoke Athletic Club. ((:))
Combs has added 65 pounds of muscle to his now 280 pound 6 foot 6 frame. He heads into Spring practice as Duke's only first team all-ACC selection. In just three season's Combs has set Duke's career record for tackles for loss. Despite's Duke's 9 and 35 record since Chris began playing, he spells double trouble around the ACC. ((:)) ast semester. And it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out his approach to his last season.)) Combs is well known for his work ethic, and he's hit the books just like the weights; hard, posting a 3.2 GPA this p