[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


It's a critical day for the President on Capitol Hill.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Volvo Trucks of North America says it will drop a planned expansion of its Dublin plant and may move elsewhere without a deal with the United Auto Workers.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A bit breezy this morning, but sunshine will be the dominant weather feature today.
No need to bundle up too much today, as temperatures continue running anywhere from five to 10 degrees above normal.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


Welcome to News 7 mornin, I'm Melanie Moon.
President Clinton delivers his State of the Union address tonight, just hours after his attorneys begin their defense at the Senate impeachment trial.
Maureen Maher is in Washington with the details.
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[Campbell-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-83 TC3:29:45 (Broken TimeCode)]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Two people were hurt when fire destroyed their home near Evington early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Just after midnight, crews were called to this home on Plateau Drive in southwestern Campbell County.
The single- story wood structure was already completely engulfed in flames.. firefighters spent more than an hour bringing the blaze under control.
Authorities say two residents suffered minor injuries escaping their burning home.
They were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[Alley]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Sharon Alley]


The woman who admitted to killing her infant daughter is scheduled to be sentenced today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


In November, Sharon Alley pleaded guilty to second degree murder and felony child abuse.
She could face up to fifty years in prison.
On Mother's Day, 19-97, Alley fatally stabbed her eight month old daughter.
We'll have more tonight on News-7 at Five and Six.
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[E-Monty-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-72 1:58:32]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


There is still no solution on record to deal with overcrowding at Blacksburg Middle school.
Last night the Montgomery County school board and county supervisors met to tackle the issue.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


And while talks were positive, nothing was decided.
Instead, the two sides agreed to meet again next month.
The board of supervisors, however, did put forth a proposal they'd like the school board to consider.
Chairman Joe Gorman suggested building a NEW high school at this site and renovating the existing building into a middle school.
There was also talk of renovating the present middle school, as well, which means Blacksburg could have two middle schools.
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[VO-NAT]


When the two sides meet next month-- the school board is expected to bring with it several possible proposals of its own.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Jeff Gordon returns from a short winter break.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[kosovo]


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


NATO Officials will meet with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic following last Friday's massacre of 45 ethnic Albanians.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:09]
They will warn him that NATO is ready to take military action if the cease fire in Kosovo isn't followed.
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((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT:THERE WAS AN EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL, THEY MADE IT CLEAR THAT THE ACTIVATION ORDER FOR AIRSTRIKES IS ONE THE TABLE, IS EFFECTIVE. ))
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the U-N Security Council is calling for an investigation of Friday's massacre.
The Council also wants the Yugoslav government to rescind its decision to expel the head of the peace mission in Kosovo.
Yesterday he angered the Serbs by blaming them for the massacre.
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[E-VA-XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=98-65 2:02:54]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol]


"Abortion Rights" and a "Patient's Bill of Rights" are now both up for debate in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]


The latest bill abortion opponents want passed is a 24-hour waiting period for pregnant women. Planned Parenthood says the bill is NOT necessary since Virginia law ALREADY requires a doctor to inform a woman about the abortion procedure. The bill is likely to pass the House -- but faces a fight in a Senate Committee. The other topic facing controversy in the State Capitol concerns the rights of patients covered by Health Maintenance Organizations. Last year, Senator John Edwards fought for a bill that would allow people to sue H-M-O's if a cost-cutting decision hurt them medically.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE HEARD HORROR STORIES ABOUT AN HMO OR AN INSURANCE COMPANY SAYING YOU'RE ONLY ENTITLED TO FIVE DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL WHEN THE PHYSICIAN SAYS THEY OUGHT TO BE IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TEN DAYS. WELL IF THEY DO THAT AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG, THEY OUTHG TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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If the bill is passed, the H-M-O industry says health care costs will go up for everyone.


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#98-78 42:42]
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The pilot who crash- landed his plane on Route 460 in Lynchburg Friday night is recovering from his injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week]


59- year- old Herbert "Sandy" Frazier suffered broken bones and head trauma when his twin- engine Piper Aerostar crashed on the highway, narrowly missing a tractor trailer.
Frazier told authorities he'd lost power in both his engines while on approach to the Lynchburg airport.
He remains in serious condition in the surgical intensive care unit at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The F- A- A is investigating the cause of the crash.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, a new report says doctors and nurses are forgetting to wash up.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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(( AT FIRST.. YOU MIGHT THINK A PROCEDURE THAT BURNS AWAY HEART TISSUE SOUNDS RISKY...
BUT RESEARCHERS SAY THE TECHINIQUE IS ACTUALLY SAFE AND EFFECTIVE AT TREATING IRREGULAR HEART BEATS.
VT=VO

((vo))
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN TODAY'S ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL, CIRCULATION... THE PROCESS KNOWN AS CATHERER ABLATION SUCCESSFULLY TREATED ABNORMAL HEART RHYTHMS IN 95-PERCENT OF THE CASES STUDIED.
RESEARCHERS ARE RECOMMENDING DOCTORS CONSIDER THE HEART-BURNING OPERATION OVER DRUGS.. WHEN TREATING CERTAIN KINDS OF PATIENTS.//
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((vo))
DOCTORS MAY BE PRACTICING ADVANCED MEDICINE, BUT THEY SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN THE MOST BASIC RULES OF HYGIENE.
A SWISS STUDY FOUND THAT PHYSICIANS AND OTHER HEALTH-CARE WORKERS WHO CAME INTO CONTACT WITH PATIENTS AT ONE HOSPITAL... WASHED THEIR HANDS ONLY 48-PERCENT OF THE TIME.
SURPRISINGLY, DOCTORS AND NURSES WERE LEAST LIKELY TO WASH THEIR HANDS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.. WHERE PATIENTS ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO INFECTIONS.
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((vo))
AND IF YOU THINK THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WON IN THE BIG TOBACCO LAWSUIT IS GOING TO HEALTH CARE AND ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGNS.. THINK AGAIN!
SOME STATE LAWMAKERS WOULD RATHER SPEND THE MONEY ELSEWHERE.. LIKE ON INFRA-STRUCTURE AND JUVENILE DETENTION PROGRAMS.
BUT CRITICS SAY THESE POLITICIANS ARE MISSING THE POINT.. BECAUSE THE MONEY SHOULD BE USED TO FIX THE TOBACCO PROBLEM.// AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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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]


President Clinton's legal team today presents its side of the case in his Senate impeachment trial.
But the President won't be talking impeachment when he makes his State of the Union address tonight.
His topics will include health care and the minimum wage.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Volvo Trucks of North America says it will drop a planned expansion of its Dublin plant and may move elsewhere without a deal with the United Auto Workers.
The company wants the union to sign a new contract by the end of the month.
Last weekend, U-A-W workers rejected a contract calling for changes in health care and overtime.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And NATO is sending a warning to Yugoslavia's president today.
Two generals will be in Belgrade to tell him NATO airstrikes will be carried out if he doesn't abide by the cease fire in Kosovo.
On Friday dozens of ethnic Albanians were killed by Serb forces.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday January 19th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-IMPEACHMENT]


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


Today promises to be one of the strangest days on Capitol Hill.
This afternoon, White House lawyers will go before the Senate.. to state their reasons why President Clinton should remain in office.
The attorneys are expected to focus on conflicting testimony.
But the impeachment trial will take a backseat later tonight.. when the President delivers his State of the Union Address to Congress and to the nation.
Maureen Maher has the latest from Washington.
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[4:40:12]
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[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesperson; :31]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:17]
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((IT IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL DAYS OF HIS PRESIDENCY. BEFORE THE SENATE -- PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON'S ATTORNEYS WILL BEGIN ARGUING THAT THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM.... OF PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE DO -NOT- REACH THE LEVEL OF HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS. THEY WILL REPORTEDLY FOCUS ON CONFLICTS IN TESTIMONY... AND THEIR ARGUMENT WILL COME AGAINST A BACKDROP OF WHAT SOME BELIEVE WAS A STRONG HOUSE CASE... AND THE INCREASING LIKELIHOOD THAT WITNESSES WILL BE CALLED.
SOT: JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON

It boggles the mind a bit to try and understand how someone testifying for the tenth time or the 23th time or the 9th time might provide any more clarity.
(NAT-- CLINTON STATE OF UNION 1998)

IT WILL BE AN ODD -- AND SWIFT SWITCH OF GEARS ON THE HILL JUST HOURS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DEFENSE FINISHES ITS DAY... THE PRESIDENT EXPECTING THE RATHER WARM RECEPTION HE AND ALL THE PRESIDENTS BEFORE HIM-- HAVE BEEN OFFERED IN THE PAST BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS... AS HE STEPS IN FRONT OF THEM TO DELIVER HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.
SOT: JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON

THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU HAVEN'T HEARD YET THAT WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF. ...THE PRESIDENT WILL AT THE VERY LEAST ADDRESS SOCIAL SECURITY AND EDUCATIONAL ISSUES... INCLUDING A PRECEDENT-SETTING PROPOSAL TO HOLD SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND STATES ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS. IT WILL BE A SPEECH WELL HONED - BEFORE SPECIAL AUDIENCES IN THE WHITE HOUSE. CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin']
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-83 TC3:29:45(Broken TimeCode)]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Two people were hurt when fire destroyed their home near Evington early this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Just after midnight, crews were called to this home on Plateau Drive in southwestern Campbell County.
The single- story wood structure was already completely engulfed in flames.. firefighters spent more than an hour bringing the blaze under control.
Authorities say two residents suffered minor injuries escaping their burning home.
They were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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[VMI-Cheerleaders]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-2 TC12:42]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


VMI has settled a controversy over the cheerleading squad that began when women were admitted to the school.
But gender was NOT part of the problem.
Eric Earnhart explains.
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[SUPER=01-Randy Eads/Cheerleading Squad Captain; :05]
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((RANDY EADS/CHEERLEADING SQUAD CAPTAIN; THE CONCERN WAS HOW THE CORP OF CADETS WAS GOING TO TAKE IT, AND THIS YEAR WE'VE HAD OUR UPS AND DOWNS WITH THE CORP OF CADETS. )) [RUNS07]
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In fact, whey they first hit the sidelines, the sight sent shockwaves rippling through the upper class at VMI... it wasn't that they were female.... They were rats.
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((JASON BERG/REGIMENTAL COMMANDER; THE BIG DEAL WAS ORIGINALLY THAT THEY WERE RATS, NOT THE FACT THAT THEY WERE CHEERLEADERS AT ALL, THE FACT THAT YOU HAD RATS ON THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD, THAT TOOK A LOT OF PEOPLE BY SURPRISE. )) [RUNS11]
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Because at VMI, THIS is what rats are, and this is a rat's life.
Here, being a cheerleader, and doing the things cheerleaders do is just a too cheery for rats.
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((MICAH WEI/SENIOR; I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE RESENTED THE FACT THAT WE HAD RATS OUT THERE... JUMPING AROUND, AND THE FACT THAT THE TEAM WASN'T DOING VERY WELL DIDNT' HELP THE CHEERLEADING STAFF. )) [RUNS11]
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So VMI officials decided there will be no more rats, male or female on the squad...Second and third year women WILL be back on the squad next year...
That being settled, the corp's concern seems to have eased a bit... The squad's skill is reaching new heights, the team is doing a bit better... and the cheerleaders are proving that female cadets CAN do at LEAST ONE thing their male counterparts can't... use pom poms without look silly.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:25:00]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo-New Jobs]


The Gilmore administration hopes Volvo moves ahead with its plan to bring jobs to Southwest Virginia, despite threats from the company to union workers..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]


Yesterday Volvo said it will cancel a planned expansion of its Pulaski County truck plant, if union members don't approve a new contract this month.
The governor's secretary of commerce remains optimistic.
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[IN Q=i have]

((DUVAL: I HAVE SPOKEN WITH THE PRESIDENT OF VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA. HE HAS CLEARLY INDICATED HIS CONCERN ABOUT THE VOLVO LABOR DISPUTE NOT BEING RESOLVED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. HE IS HOPEFUL THE LABOR DISPUTE WILL BE RESOLVED AND THE COMPANY CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR EXPANSION.))
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[VO-NAT]

[pre pro]
But in a memo to company workers, Volvo Trucks president Marc (Gust-if-son) Gustafson said if there's no new union contract...
"The expansion will not proceed..."
And Volvo will not accept economic development grants from the Commonwealth.
Volvo said it is still talking to the union and still hopes to add 13-hundred new jobs to the Pulaski County plant.
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[E-Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-77 47:50]
[GRAPHIC=Falwell]


The Reverend Jerry Falwell says only a "Biblical illiterate" would think that he's an anti-Semite because he believes the Antichrist is a Jew.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell and other evangelicals who believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ also believe that event will be preceded by the presence of the Antichrist on earth.
Since the Antichrist is a counterfeit Jesus, Falwell says he will have to be an adult, Jewish male.
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[SOT 15:27:39]
[IN Q=If a person]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: IF A PERSON IS BIBLICALLY ILLITERATE, YES THEY COULD BE THINKING THAT'S SOME ANTI- SEMITIC STATEMENT. BUT IN THIS POLITICALLY CORRECT GENERATION, IT IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK THAT PEOPLE BE HALF- INFORMED ON SOME THINGS BEFORE THEY SHOOT OFF THEIR MOUTHS.))
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[OUT Q=off their mouths.]
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[VO-NAT]


Falwell's comments came during a pastors' conference this weekend in Kingsport, Tennessee.
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[2-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


In sports, Peter Bondra's 300th N-H-L goal helped the Caps play to a 4- 4 stalemate with the Canadiens.
Montreal's Martin Rucinsky (roo-CHIN-skee) assisted on first period goals by Stephane Quintal (Steff-on Kwen-tal) and Eric Weinric (Wine-rick), to put the Canadiens up 2- nothing.
But the Capitals rallied in the third period, to leave the ice with a four- four tie.
For all of yesterday's scores, here's a look at the scoreboards.
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[TN-Storms]


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


Vice President Al Gore will be flying to his home state of Tennessee today... to inspect the damage done by deadly tornadoes.
Several people were killed and hundreds were injured when the twisters ripped through the state late Sunday night.
As Drew Levinson reports, the cleanup is just beginning.
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[SUPER=03-Jackson, TN; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Northern/Resident; 1:03 ]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting 1:25]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS JACKSON, TN.]

((In Jackson, Tennessee, the sound of nature's fury is being replaced by the man-made sound of chainsaws. This subdivision was hardest hit by a killer tornado...one of many twisters that plowed through this state Sunday night. Ronny Dunn, Resident "We heard the sirens go off. You never think it's going to hit." The wicked weather killed eight people statewide...at least 100 others were hurt. In Jackson, homes were destroyed -- crushed -- as if they had been made out of cardboard.
(NATS)

Broken glass was strewn about the area.
(NATS)
(MOS SOT)

"Looks like a war zone." The fast moving storms packed high winds, rain and hail. Authorities say tornadoes spotted -- or touched down in as many as 12 Tennessee counties. Thousands of people remain without electricity...and with so many destroyed homes...hundreds remain in shelters. But despite the devastation, there were stories of miraculous survival... William Northern, Resident 191015 "Blessing from God we are alive." to a mother's SET ways at a Laundromat that helped save their lives...
(MOS SOT)

19:11:51 "My mother said don't go...and those three dryers right there, they saved our lives." Drew Levinson, CBS News, Jackson, TN.))

[Gilmore-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore is calling on the tobacco industry to set up a multi-Billion dollar trust fund for tobacco farmers.
Gilmore and the governors of five other tobacco states want more than five billion dollars set aside.
[SS=Tobacco]


The governors and cigarette companies are to meet tomorrow in Durham, North Carolina.
Philip Morris already has said it will contribute 300 million dollars to the trust fund this year.

[2-Alley]


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


A Henry County judge today is scheduled to sentence a woman who admitted to killing her infant daughter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./File Tape]


In November, Sharon Alley pleaded guilty to second degree murder and felony child abuse.
She could face up to fifty years in prison.
On Mother's Day, 19-97, Alley fatally stabbed her eight month old daughter.
We'll have more tonight on News-7 at Five and Six.
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[S-C'burg-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-79 TC45:02]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Police have NOT decided if they'll file charges against a Christiansburg man who held police at bay Sunday night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Sunday;]


Authorities were called to Newcomb Street around 9-30 after receiving a call that a shot had been fired.
When they arrived, they say Steven Shelor refused to let them inside.
After two hours of negotiations, authorities fired tear gas into the residence and arrested Shelor.
They say he had shot himself in the arm and is now undergoing psychiatric treatment.
Authorities plan to meet with the Commonwealth's Attorney today to decide if charges will be filed.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, the Highlanders win big, while V-M-I pulls out a two- point victory.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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An early morning fire destroyed a Campbell County home and slightly injured two people.
The home on Plateau Drive near Evington caught fire just after midnight.
Two residents suffered minor injuries as they escaped the burning house.
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A solution to overcorwding at Blacksburg Middle School will have to wait at least another month.
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors offered a new solution at a meeting with the school board last night-- build a new high school and renovate the existing building into a second middle school.
Supervisors and the school board will meet again next month.
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Rats don't make good cheerleaders-- according to V-M-I.
So, school officials decided there will be no more rats-- male or female-- on the cheerleading squad.
Many cadets believed the up-beat demeanor required of cheerleaders just didn't fit-in with rat life.
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