[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]

Two down, one to go in the Senate impeachment trial.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And an answer to why some Roanoke gas customers noticed a big increase in their last statement.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


No need to run the heaters this afternoon, it's going to be another unseasonably warm day with highs in the mid 50s.
High pressure building in will also mean mostly sunny skies today--
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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The Justice Department says V-M-I needs continued oversight.
The Lexington school is now midway through its second co-ed year, but the government objected to an order releasing it from court supervision.
So, Roanoke federal judge Jackson Kiser has ordered additional data on admissions, financial aid, physical fitness testing and sexual harrassment.
Kiser said he's willing to hear arguments on reopening the case after the information becomes available.

[E-Gas-Bills]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-3 30:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]

If you're a Roanoke Gas customer, you may have noticed a sizeable increase in your bill from December to January.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The problem- a miscommunication between the company and its billing service. Officials say the result is a misperception of overbilling for about 25-hundred customers.
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[SOT=00:07:32]
[IN Q=THAT'S NOT]

((JOHN WILLIAMSON/PRESIDENT & CEO; THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THEY WERE NEVER BILLED IN THE FIRST MONTH. IT DID CAUSE SOME CONFUSION. WE DID WAIVE ANY LATE PAYMENT CHARGES BECAUSE NOT BILLING THEM IN DECEMBER WAS OUR FAULT AND OUR CONTRACTOR'S MISTAKE.))
[SUPER=01-John Williamson/President & CEO;]
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[OUT Q=CONTRACTOR'S FAULT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The company is mailing explanations to those customers. All late payment fees will be waived.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
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[TAPE#=98-80 1:25:09]
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Meanwhile, Roanoke Gas is trying to make up for an unusually warm December.
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[VO-NAT]


The average bill last December was just over 56-dollars, compared to nearly 105-dollars in December of 1997.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That reduced revenue forced the company to tighten its financial belt by making budgetary adjustments. But officials say that will not include job layoffs.
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[E-Godwin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-77 1:08:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


He created community colleges in Virginia.
He borrowed money to build colleges and mental health facilities.
And he levied the first new broad-based tax Virginians had seen in a century: the sales tax.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chuckatuck;]


Yesterday, Mills Godwin was laid to rest and hailed by both Democrats and Republicans as one of the Commonwealth's greatest governors.
After all, he was a member of each party at some point.
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[SOT 13:56:01]
[IN Q=He governed]

((GERALD BALILES/D-FORMER GOVERNOR: HE GOVERNED IN TWO DIFFERENT...WITH DISTINCTION.))
[sot 13:56:30]

((LINWOOD HOLTON/R-FORMER GOVERNOR: I THINK GOVERNOR GODWIN AND VIRGINIA PLAYED ON THE SAME FREQUENCY...ECONOMY THAT WE HAVE TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Gerald Baliles/(D) Former Governor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linwood Holton/(R) Former Governor; :12]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=have today. -- DOUBLE OUT!]
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[VO-NAT]


Mills Godwin was Virginia's longest serving governor, elected to one term in 1966 as a Democrat... and then succeeding Governor Holton in 1974 as a Republican.
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[IMPEACHMENT]


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


Will White House aide, Sidney Blumenthal, be the loose canon House managers are looking for?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:17:28]
Blumenthal will be the third and final witness to give a videotaped deposition.. in the president's impeachment trial.
Senators will then decide if any of the witnesses should be called to testify -live- on the senate floor.
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[SOT]

[4:39]
[IN Q=]

((REP. HENRY HYDE/R-IL, HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN "IT IS OUR INTENTION TO REQUEST LIVE WITNESSES. WE THINK THAT'S THE HIGHEST AND BEST EVIDENCE AND THAT WILL BE OUR FIRM REQUEST. ))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Impeachment Manager;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=be our firm request.]
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[VO-NAT]

[4:18 OR 4:38:32]
Meantime, more is being revealed about what longtime Clinton pal, Vernon Jordan, had to say in his deposition yesterday.
Sources say Jordan pointed out once again that President Clinton was directly behind his efforts to find Monica Lewinsky a job.
And for the first time, he admitted having a breakfast meeting with the former intern.
But according to sources, Jordan made it clear that none of it was part of a scheme to buy her silence.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Salem, Northside, Pulaski and the Lady Knights all pick up wins on the court.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=see you then.]



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[TAPE#M98-10]
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[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Bryan Burks/Magnet Schools; :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :36]
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:magnet schools))

[England-GHOSTs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The curator of an old, English mansion claims to have surveillance video showing ghosts.
We have the video, you decide.
Kimberly Dozier reports from London.
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[SOT]

[4:15;51]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Leicester, England; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stuart Warburton/Belgrave Hall Curator; :18 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Michael Snuggs/Gardener; :47]
[SUPER=01-Kimberly Dozier/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=cbs news, LONDON.]

((One fine day, in the middle of the night, two English ghosts stood up and a third took flight. AT least that's what a security camera captured one morning before dawn at Belgrave Hall, a 300 year old English mansion turned museum in Leicester.
(Sot, Stuart Warburton, Curator, Belgrave Hall, "Two figures appear on

the film. The camera freezes for about 5 seconds al and then the things disappear. Then we have a mist that swirls along the top of the wall which we cannot explain. The hall is haunted. There's no question about that.") But haunted by whom? One theory is it's Charlotte Ellis, one of 5 spinster daughters of wealthy turn of the century industrialist, John Ellis. She was an independent minded campaigner for women's rights and the poor. The gardener things he may have met her.
(Sot, Michael Snuggs, Gardener, Belgrave Hall, "I was standing in the

house and on the top of the stairs this figure appeared and moved, walked down the stairs and at the bottom looked through the window of the garden. Then she just turned and smiled and walked through to the kitchen.") One paranormal experts says it's the real thing. But for the sensible English viewing public, seeing is believing.
(Sot, museum visitor, "I don't know if I believe in ghosts really. But,

um, it might be, I suppose. I don't know if I've never seen one. Butg something might be able to persuade me the other way.") She may get her chance. The museum is now considering opening Belgrave Hall to the public, at night. Kimberly Dozier, CBS News, London.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-81 52:58]
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Clean-up continues later this morning in Pittsylvania County where two grain silos toppled over mysteriously.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


It happened overnight Monday at the Dry Fork Milling Company.
Pittsylvania County's emergency services director says he has NO idea what caused the silos to fall.
The accident also ruptured a tank of diesel fuel, causing a minor spill.
The Department of Environmental Quality says the fuel spill does NOT pose a threat to neighbors of the mill.
The company, which makes dog food, is going to try to salvage the grain that was spilled.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 30;]

The victim of last weekend's fatal industrial accident has been identified. Roanoke police say Armando Feregotto (Fur-uh-GOT-toe) was working for "Roanoke Electric Steel" Saturday when an electrical box fell on him. The 50-year old contractor died on arrival to the hospital. Feregotto was from Italy working in the States on a visa.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, they're used to treat ear infections and other illnesses-- now they may be used against heart attacks.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT CERTAIN KINDS OF ANTIBIOTICS MAY HELP PREVENT HEART ATTACKS.
VT=VO

((vo))
THE RESEARCH IS BASED ON THE THEORY THAT INFECTIONS MAY PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HEART DISEASE.. ESPECIALLY WHEN OTHER KNOWN CAUSES SUCH AS HIGH CHOLESTEROL ARE NOT FACTORS.
THE STUDY FOUND PEOPLE WHO TOOK TWO TYPES OF ANTIBIOTICS-- TETRACYCLINES AND QUINOLONES--WERE LESS LIKELY TO SUFFER HEART ATTACKS.
DOCTORS THINK THE DRUGS MAY BE KILLING GERMS THAT CAUSE INFLAMMATION IN THE ARTERIES.
BUT THEY CAUTION HEALTHY PEOPLE NOT TO START TAKING ANTIBIOTICS BASED ON THIS ONE STUDY.
THE FINDINGS ARE IN TODAY'S JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.//
VT=VO

((vo))
RESEARCHERS SAY AN ALARMING NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED WITH THE AIDS VIRUS ARE NOT GETTING THE TREATMENT THEY NEED-- OR ANY TREATMENT FOR THAT MATTER.
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ESTIMATES THAT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 600 AND 900-THOUSAND AMERICANS ARE CURRENTLY INFECTED WITH H-I-V...
BUT ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY UNDERGOING ROUTINE CARE.
HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO BETTER DETERMINE WHO'S SLIPPING THROUGH THE CRACKS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DOES NOT APPEAR TO CAUSE MENTAL ILLNESS IN THE ELDERLY.
A BOSTON STUDY LOOKED AT NEARLY FOUR-THOUSAND PEOPLE--MOST OF WHOM HAD HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE-- AND FOUND NO CLEAR LINK BETWEEN THAT CONDITION... AND THE LOSS OF MENTAL SKILLS.// AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[On Record]
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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


White House aide Sidney Blumenthal today becomes the third and final witness to be deposed in the Senate impeachment trial.
His deposition comes a day after Vernon Jordan reportedly acknowledged that he and Monica Lewinsky discussed an affidavit in which she denied a sexual relationship with the president.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Anti-abortion activists are ordered to pay more than 100-million dollars in damages... for publishing the names and photographs of abortion doctors on the internet.
The jury said the action broke federal laws--
But the group says the verdict violates their right to free speech.. and plans to appeal.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton needs a new liver.
Payton has revealed that he has a rare liver disease and needs a transplant.
Without one, doctors say patients in Payton's condition typically survive just two years.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday February Third.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-VMI]


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


The Justice Department says V-M-I needs continued oversight.
The Lexington school is now midway through its second co-ed year, but the government objected to an order releasing it from court supervision.
So, Roanoke federal judge Jackson Kiser has ordered additional data on admissions, financial aid, physical fitness testing and sexual harrassment.
Kiser said he's willing to hear arguments on reopening the case after the information becomes available.

[E-L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-2 27:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


The report from a Department of Education Review team says the Lynchburg school system does not discriminate.
But their report does make several suggestions on how teh city can make its schools more diverse and receptive to minority input.
Last night, the school board adopted the first of those recommendations.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the most]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Meredith Johnson/Student Representative; :22]
[SUPER=01-Julius Sigler/School Board Member; :50]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Nygaard/School Board Chairman; 1:06]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( For the most part, educators seemed pleased that the state report backs up what they've been saying all along: that race plays NO part in how and why students are suspended, what teachers are hired and which children participate in certain school activities.
If the report showed anything, it's that the people closest to the alleged problems..the students and teachers.. DON'T see the racial disparities that others claim are there.
[SOT 19:48:37]
[IN Q=It's not really]

((MEREDITH JOHNSON/STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE: IT'S NOT REALLY THAT MUCH OF AN ISSUE AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL UNTIL THESE THINGS ARE IN THE PAPER, OR IT'S BROUGHT OUT.. IT DOESN'T REALLY SEEM TO BE AN ISSUE.))
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[OUT Q=be an issue.]


But the review team did make a number of suggestions as to how the school system can correct some of these public misconceptions, while working to hire more black teachers and motivate black students academically.
The board voted to set up an advisory committee that will review the report and help enact its recommendations.
[SOT 17:54:07]
[IN Q=And I think]

((JULIUS SIGLER/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I THINK WE NEED TO WORK WITH THIS TASK FORCE TO KEEP THE ISSUES IN FRONT OF US, AND KEEP THE SOLUTIONS AS CLOSE TO US AS WE CAN KEEP THEM, WHEREVER SOLUTIONS EXIST.))
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[OUT Q=solutions exist.]
[SOT 17:44:21]
[IN Q=We as a]

((ELLEN NYGAARD/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE AS A COMMUNITY CAN BENEFIT FROM UTILIZING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IF WE DO IT TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=as a community.]

[Standup] ((That's the next question. The citizens group that started this whole controversy more than a year ago has yet to weigh in with ITS reaction to the review team's report. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]))


[E-City-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-78 TC55:58]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


1999 has brought a changing of the guard at Roanoke City Hall.
Four senior officials have announced plans to retire, and it might not end there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


City Attorney Wil Dibling is the latest to say he's leaving. He plans to practice municipal law with a local firm.

As Mayor David Bowers helped to celebrate Groundhog Day at the Mill Mountain Zoo, he said he's sorry to see experienced leaders leave, but says the city will remain in capable hands.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know it used to be]

((YOU KNOW IT USED TO BE WHEN YOU GOT TO BE 55 OR 60 OR SO, I GUESS YOU LOOKED TO RETIRE. I THINK PEOPLE NOW RETREAD. THEY DON'T RETIRE THEY RETREAD. THEY'RE LOOKING AT NEW CHALLENGES IN THEIR LIFE, SO IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR PEOPLE NOWADAYS IN OUR TIME TO END ONE CAREER AND GO INTO ANOTHER, AND WHO KNOWS I MIGHT HAVE A CAREER OF MY OWN, DOING SOMETHING ELSE.))
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[OUT Q=doing something else.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The list is expected to grow.
Other senior city officials are said to be considering retirement in 1999.

[2-IMPEACHMENT]


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


The third and final prosecution witness in the Senate impeachment trial testifies behind closed doors today.
Senators will then decide if any of the witnesses should be called to testify on the Senate floor.
Maureen Maher has the latest from Washington.
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[SOT]

[4:38:32]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Asa Hutchinson/(R) Impeachment Manager; :30 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Larry Craig/(R) Idaho; :48]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Impeachment Manager; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=cbs news Capitol Hill]

((WITH EACH PASSING DAY, HOUSE PROSECUTORS GET CLOSER TO THE PRESIDENT-- AND THEY HOPE -- TO ALL THE DETAILS OF THE IMPEACHMENT CHARGES AGAINST HIM. TODAY-- THEY WILL SPEAK TO PRESIDENTIAL AIDE SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL...
(NAT-- JORDAN ENTERING BLDG.)

IT WAS LONGTIME FRIEND AND ADVISOR VERNON JORDAN WHO WAS QUESTIONED YESTERDAY-- AND BY SOME ACCOUNTS, HE PROVIDED MORE DETAILS THAN EVER BEFORE... SAYING AT ONE POINT THAT GETTING MONICA LEWINSKY A JOB WAS PERHAPS OF A HIGHER PRIORITY THAN HE HAD SUGGESTED PREVIOUSLY... HOUSE MANAGERS SAID LITTLE ABOUT THE DEPOSITION... REP. ASA HUTCHINSON/HOUSE MANAGER- PROSECUTOR, R-AR: "I AM SATISFIED THAT WE COVERED THE AREAS WE NEEDED TO COVER."
(NAT)

WHILE HER MERE PRESENCE IN WASHINGTON CONTINUED TO CAUSE A MEDIA CRUSH, SENATORS WERE BUSY GATHERING AT PRIVATE LOCATIONS TO WATCH MONICA LEWINSKY'S TAPED DEPOSITION. SOME-- WERE SO IMPRESSED THEY'RE NO LONGER AFRAID OF SHOWING THE TAPES TO THE NATION... SEN. LARRY CRAIG/R-ID "IF THE TAPE WERE TO BE VIEWED ON THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE... NOT OFFEND THE SENSIBILITIES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OR THE SENATE." HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN HENRY HYDE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THAT ONE STEP FURTHER... REP. HENRY HYDE/R-IL, HOUSE JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN "IT IS OUR INTENTION TO REQUEST LIVE WITNESSES. WE THINK THAT'S THE HIGHEST AND BEST EVIDENCE AND THAT WILL BE OUR FIRM REQUEST."))

[ford]


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


Ford Motor Company is scrambling to get one of its main plants back in action -- after a deadly explosion and fire yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/Monday;]


The blast at a power station in Dearborn, Michigan, killed one worker and injured more than 20.
Now the company is rushing to bring in generators so operations can get back to normal.
The complex contains a Mustang assembly plant and parts factories.
And if work doesn't resume, it'll slow production at 16 of the company's 20 North American factories.
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[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
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[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Rife/Rife & Wood Architects; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :40]
[RUNS=2:51]
[OUT Q=cooling the school]


[On Record] [Steve Live]

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[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:magnet schools))

[E-Abortion-Ruling]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-1 17:48]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A federal judge has orded an anti-abortion group to pay 100 million dollars -- for creating a website listing the names of abortion providers...
The implications of the rulings could reach across the internet.
Eric Earnhart has more.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A federal judge]
[SUPER=01-Maria Vullo/Plantiff's Attorney; :13]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Ramey/Defendant; :26]
[SUPER=01-Nick Conte/Internet Lawyer; :48]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=EE, N7]

(( A federal judge is Oregon says this is NOT free speech...the site, called the Nuremburg files, lists abortion providers... greying the names of the wounded, crossing out those killed.
[SOT 20:08:52 ]
[IN Q=this activity]

(( MARIA VULLO/ PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY; THIS ACTIVITY MUST STOP, INTIMIDATION IS WRONG, THESE DOCTORS MUST BE PERMITTED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AS THEIR PATIENTS CHOOSE ))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=their patients choose.]


Doctors on the list say they lived in fear...
But the defendants say they won't stop, and they won't pay.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=I have no ]

((CATHY RAMEY/DEFENDANT;I HAVE NO INTENTION OF GIVING MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO KILL CHILDREN. ))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=kill children]


But the ruling extends beyond the abortion issue into the fabric of the internet itself...
What is, and isn't protected speech?
There are plenty of on-line images people might find threatening...
Is it illegal to burn a cross, in Cyberspace?
[SOT 06:56:51]
[IN Q=if this judge]

((NICK CONTE/INTERNET LAWYER; IF THIS JUDGE IS TO BE FOLLOWED, THE TEST IS, WOULD A REASONABLE PERSON BE THREATENED, THAT'S GOING TO BE THE TEST BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF DEBATE ON THIS ISSUE.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=on this issue]


Roanoke internet lawyer Nick Conte is reviewing the decision closely.
[SOT 06:57:01]
[IN Q=what tryers of fact]

((NICK CONTE/INTERNET LAWYER; WHAT TRYERS OF FACT HAVE TO WEIGH IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PROVIDING PEOPLE WITH INFORMATION WHICH THEY COULD TAKE AND DO DAMAGE WITH, AND INCITING IMMINENT VIOLENCE. ))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=imminent violence]


In essence the difference between telling someone how to build a bomb, and telling someone how to build it AND WHO to use it on.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[PAYTON]


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


Chicago bears legend Walter Payton is asking for your prayers.. facing a challenge greater than any he faced on the footbal field.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[4:05]
His opponent now is a life-threatening liver disease called Primary sclerosing cholangitis (sleh-ROHS'-ing koh-lan-JY'-tihs).
It affects 3 in every 100-thousand people and the only treatment is a liver transplant.
Payton suffered few injuries on the football field, in fact he missed just 1 game out of 190 in his 13 year N-F-L Career.
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[SOT]

[4:05:22-39]
[IN Q=WHEN YOU'RE FEELING BAD...]
[SUPER=01-Walter Payton/Bears Hall of Famer ;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=HAVE NO CONTROL OVER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctors say without a transplant, victims of the disease live an average of two years.
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[3-Sports]


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


In other football news, it's national signing day for high school seniors.
Here's Steve Mason with the details on some local players.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello again]
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The Justice Department says V-M-I is not ready to go unsupervized.
The government objected to an order releasing the school from court supervision.
So federal judge Jackson Kiser has ordered additional data on admissions, financial aid, physical fitness testing and sexual harrassment.
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Lynchburg school officials are pleased with a state report that says race plays NO part in how and why students are suspended, what teachers are hired and which children participate in certain school activities.
The report did make some suggestions like eliminating public misconceptions, hiring more black teachers and motivating black students to perform better academically.
Last night the school board set up an advisory council to help enact those recommendations.
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Former governor Mills Godwin was laid to rest yesterday.
He was remembered as one of the Commonwealth's greatest governors by both Democrats and Republicans-- he was a member of both parties at one time or another.
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