[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The Senate is set to begin historic deliberations on the fate of President Clinton today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a sentence is handed down against a man who escaped a Martinsville prison farm 25 years ago.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It'll be a great afternoon to spend on the golf course, as temperatures steadily climb into the mid 60s under partly cloudy skies.
But there IS an end in sight to the warm spell-- more on that coming up in the forecast.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Alfred-Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:15:05]
[GRAPHIC=Alfred Martin]


Alfred Martin now knows how much time he'll have to spend in jail for escaping from the Martinsville prison farm 25- years ago.
He's the fugitive who was captured in Michigan and brought back to Virginia to face the consequences.
Christy Hubley was in Martinsville for the sentencing.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alfred Odell Martin the Third will only]
[SUPER=03-Lavonia, MI/Last Year; :00]
[SUPER=01-Glen Martin/Martin's Brother; :19]
[SUPER=01-Terry Gonzalez/Martin's Business Associate; :29]
[SUPER=01-Ben Gardner/Martin's Attorney; :40]
[SUPER=@Christy2;]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville.]

(( Alfred Odell Martin the Third will only spend an additional 10- days in jail for fleeing custody back in 1974.
He will serve that time in addition to his original sentence on two drug charges.
Martin's friends and family members, who filled half the courtroom, were pleased with Judge Charles Stone's lenient decision.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:01:30-:40]
[IN Q=At one time I stood]

((GLEN MARTIN/MARTIN'S BROTHER: AT ONE TIME I STOOD BEFORE MS. ZIGLAR AND JUDGE STONE AND I KNEW THAT THEY WOULD BE FAIR PEOPLE. SO I THINK JUSTICE WAS DONE HERE TODAY.)) [RUNS :10]
[OUT Q=here today.]
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[SOT 1:07:09-:13]
[IN Q=People are waiting]

((TERRY GONZALEZ/ MARTIN'S BUSINESS ASSOCIATE: PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR HIM TO GO HOME THEY ASK ABOUT HIM CONSTANTLY AND THEY'LL BE GLAD TO HEAR THIS TODAY.)) [RUNS :04]
[OUT Q=hear this today.]


Martin's attorney was hoping for an even lighter sentence-- time served and community service.
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[SOT 1:05:56-:18]
[IN Q=Well, I've never left ]

((BEN GARDNER/MARTIN'S ATTORNEY: WELL, I'VE NEVER LEFT THAT COURTROOM FELLING THAT THERE WASN'T A FAIR VERDICT AND THIS IS NO EXCEPTION. I'M DISAPPOINTED BUT NOT UNHAPPY.)) [RUNS :07]
[OUT Q=not unhappy.]


The sheriff in Martinsville says Alfred Martin still has 151- days of his original sentence yet to serve, not including the 10- days he just received.
That means Martin won't get another taste of freedom until late July.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Martinsville.
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[Dupont-Gift]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Tech]


Virginia Tech is enjoying its single biggest donation ever-- 23 Million dollars.
DuPont donated a number of patent rights to the school with the provision that it uses the information to improve the technology in them.
The University of Iowa and Penn State also received patents.
DuPont said the 64-Million dollar total is the largest gift in company history.

[5-Character-Counts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=598-24 2:01:31]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


We want our schoolchildren to exhibit trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But Virginia's Senate fought yesterday over whether every elementary school should teach such values.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 11;]


The question was whether the "Character Counts" program from Roanoke's Fallon Park Elementary School should be in EVERY elementary school statewide.
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[SOT 03:02:24]
[IN Q=A lot of]

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: A LOT OF SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN VIRGINIA TODAY ALREADY HAVE CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, BUT THEY JUST DON'T HAPPEN TO MEET THE RIGID DOGMA IF YOU WILL THAT'S SET FORTH IN THESE REQUIREMENTS.))
[SOT 03:07:39]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: THESE ARE THE KIND OF VALUES THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, AND TO MAKE BETTER CITIZENS LATER. AGAIN, THEY'RE NOT EXCLUSIVE. BUT THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM, AND IT'S HARDLY A RIGID DOCTRINE, OR A RIGID DOGMA.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover Co.; :04!! ]
[SUPER=@Edwards; :13]
[RUNS=34]
[OUT Q=rigid dogma.]
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[VO-NAT]


In the end, the Senate said "yes" to "Character Counts" on a 35 to five vote.
Next, it heads for the House.
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[impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


President Clinton's fate is now in the hands of one hundred Senators.. who must decide whether to aquit him, or throw him out of office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Final deliberations in the impeachment trial begin today... and in all likelihood, they will be held behind closed doors.
Yesterday, both sides wrapped up their cases in closing arguments.
House managers urged the Senators to quote "cleanse the office."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((REP. HENRY HYDE/CHIEF HOUSE PROSECUTOR/R-ILLINOIS; NONE OF THE MANAGERS HAS COMMITED PERJURY, NOR OBSTRUCTED JUSTICE-- NOR CLAIMED FALSE PRIVILEGES. NONE HAS HIDDEN EVIDENCE UNDER ANYONE'S BED, NOR ENCOURAGED FALSE TESTIMONY BEFORE THE GRAND JURY. THAT 'S WHAT YOU DO IF YOU WANT TO WIN BADLY.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Impeachment Manager;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=to win badly.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Mr. Clinton's lawyers accused the prosecutors of trying to achieve partisan goals.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CHARLES RUFF/PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY; WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON IS NOT GUILTY OF THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM. HE DID NOT COMMIT PERJURY. HE DID NOT OBSTRUCT JUSTICE. HE MUST NOT BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE."))
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/President's Attorney ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=from office.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Once the Senate decides whether to make it public or private a final vote on the impeachment charges is expected Thursday or Friday.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Virginia Tech is home of the Atlantic 10 player of the week.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=great Tuesday.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. George Ledger/Hollins University; :19]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :30]
[RUNS=2:37]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:computers intelligence))

[dole]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elizabeth Dole]


When you see a politician visiting New Hampshire in the winter, it's a good bet he's running for president.
Or, in this case, she.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, NH;]


Elizabeth Dole was in the Granite State yesterday -- her first trip there since leaving the American Red Cross.
And while she's not officially in the White House race, she's raising money from potential supporters, just in case.
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[SOT]

[4:02:32-50]
[IN Q=]

((THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF SPECULATION.AND IF I RUN THEN THERE WIL BE AN IMPORT REAON WHY,...WORTHY OF HER PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Fmr. American Red Cross President;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=worthy of her people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Her advisers say Mrs. Dole will almost certainly become a candidate.
They say she plans to travel to Iowa next week and hire campaign staff as early as this week.
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[S-Fuel-Tanks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-77 1:15:36]
[GRAPHIC=Underground Tanks]


Federal law has forced many service stations to replace their gas tanks -- even if they don't leak -- to prevent groundwater pollution.
This law's fueling protest from small mom and pop shops who cannot foot the bill.
Tina Tenret takes us to a couple country stores in Franklin County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Come on in]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Meadors/Store Manager; :15]
[SUPER=01-Larry Houston/Store Owner; 1:04]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]
(((/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:14:19]
[IN Q=Come on in]

((COME ON IN THE HOUSE NEIGHBOR.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=NEIGHBOR]


Steve Meadors welcomes you warmly to the Glade Hill Quickette.
It is, after all, the community meeting place, a trading post for stories of moonshine, fishing and racing.
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[SOT 10:15:25]
[IN Q=Customers like]

((STEVE MEADORS/STORE MANAGER: CUSTOMERS LIKE TO COME AROUND AND HAVE A PLACE TO NEGOTIATE, TO TALK, TO TALK ABOUT BUSINESS, FARMING, BUILDING ROADS, WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IN THE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=COUNTY]


Meadors says to meet federal laws, the store's owner recently shelled out about 50-thousand-dollars for new gas tanks.
Meadors now pays higher rent, and he's cut back on employee hours.
Other stores taking the hit have raised prices.
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[SOT 10:21:43]
[IN Q=I just feel]

((I JUST FEEL KINDA BAD ABOUT THE OLDTIMERS THAT'S BEEN IN IT ALL THEIR LIVES, THAT'LL HAVE TO TAKE THEIR RETIREMENT MONEY AND THE VACATION TO DO THE FISHING AND HUNTING THEY WERE GOING TO DO, TO BE SHOVED OUT OF THEIR SEAT LIKE THAT -- IT HURTS THEM.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=it hurts them]
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[SOT]
((nat sot))

[RUNS:03]
And it hurts customers.
At People's Save Station, you can still grab a dog with chili but you must stop somewhere else for gas.
Larry Houston has shut down his tanks.
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[SOT 11:16:25]
[IN Q=the cost of]

((LARRY HOUSTON/STORE OWNER: THE COST OF REPLACEMENT, IT'S WAY TOO HIGH. AT MY AGE I CAN'T RECOVER FROM IT AND I'LL BE PAST RETIREMENT BEFORE I EVER GET IT PAID BACK.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=get it paid back]


Houston now loses about two-thousand-dollars a day in cash flow.
He says this will kill small shops.
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[SOT 11:17:58]
[IN Q=I HAD MY TANKS CHECKED]

((I HAD MY TANKS CHECKED AND THEY'RE NOT LEAKING SO I DON'T THINK I SHOULD HAVE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. )) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=anything about it]
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[SOT 12:11:36]
[IN Q=State inspectors]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: STATE INSPECTORS WILL START VISITING THESE GAS STATIONS LATER THIS MONTH. ANY GAS STATION CAUGHT USING THE OLD EQUIPMENT COULD GET FINED UP TO 25-THOUSAND-DOLLARS A DAY. THAT'S EVERY DAY SINCE DECEMBER 22ND WHEN THE LAW TOOK EFFECT. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=Franklin County]))


[E-Flex-Foot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-73 1:54:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A track and field gold medal winner in the 1996 Paralympics is in Roanoke for a training session on the latest high tech creation for prosthetic limbs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Kurt (KOHL-yer) Collier is showing patients at Virginia Prosthetics how to use the new Flex Foot. (KOHL-yer) Collier says the prosthetic device is the best alternative to the real thing.
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[SOT ub 12 36 32]
[IN Q=As a traumatic]

((KURT COLLIER/FLEX FOOT: AS A TRAUMATIC AMPUTEE MYSELF I KNOW I HAVE TO KEEP MY ANKLE ON MY SOUND SIDE...OSTEODEGENERATION OF THE BONE AND JOINTS.))
[SUPER=01-Kurt Collier/Flex Foot Trainer; ]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=and joints]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Amputees say wearing the flex foot gives them a more normal stride, so they can maintain active lifestyles.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, researchers may have found a new cause of heart failure.
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=1:04]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS A MALFUNCTION OF THE BODY'S OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM MAY BE CAUSING HEART FAILURE.
VT=VO

((vo))
GERMAN RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT ANTIBODIES WERE ATTACKING REGIONS OF THE HEART.. IN 26-PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
EXPERTS SAY THIS MAY EXPLAIN WHY BETA-BLOCKER DRUGS WORK SO WELL... BECAUSE THEY STOP THESE ANTIBODIES FROM DOING MAJOR DAMAGE.//
VT=VO

((vo))
CONSULTING WITH A DOCTOR OVER THE INTERNET MAY BE CONVENIENT...
BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED PEOPLE MAY BE GETTING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FROM PHYSICIANS THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW!
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION SAYS WEB USERS COULD BE HARMING THEMSELVES BY TAKING THESE DRUGS.. WITHOUT FIRST GETTING A PROPER DIAGNOSIS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND WHICH FOODS ARE THE BEST FOR YOU?
WELL RESEARCHERS AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY IN BOSTON DECIDED TO RANK FRUITS AND VEGETABLES RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS--
THESE ARE COMPOUNDS THAT PROTECT HUMAN CELLS FROM DAMAGE.
AND AT THE TOP OF THE LIST-- PRUNES!
THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY RAISINS, BLUEBERRIES, AND BLACKBERRIES.
KALE, STRAWBERRIES, AND SPINACH ALSO RANKED HIGH.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[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]


President Clinton's fate now is in the hands of Senators.
Impeachment deliberations are expected to begin today.
But first Senators will decide whether they should be open to the public or kept behind closed doors
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Franklin County school officials are looking for ways to avoid accidents on route 2-20, like the fatal one two weeks ago involving a school bus and two vehicles.
A meeting has been planned between the school transporation directer, DMV officials and parents to come up with solutions.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Some of hollywood's biggest stars will wake up to a dream come true this Tuesday morning.
This year's oscar nominees will be announced later this morning
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[Alcohol-arrests]


[ANCHOR=Melanie ]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-81 57:28]
[GRAPHIC=College Drinking]


A raid and several arrests at an "unofficial" fraternity house in Blacksburg has legitimate Virginia Tech fraternities concerned about their image.
They're afraid the arrests will overshadow the progress they've made.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A keg and several]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :09]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradbery/Blacksburg Police Dept.; :12]
[SUPER=01-Brad Ramsey/IFC President; :47]
[SUPER=01-J.T. Rutledge/Blacksburg Police Department; 1:09]
[SUPER=@eric1; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=EE, News-7.]


((A keg and several cases of beer.... stolen signs, drug parphenalia and 22 people too young to legally drink alcohol.
That's what police found when they raided the DEKE house Friday night.

[SOT 16:39:29]
[IN Q=they had a cover charge]

((LT. BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.; THEY HAD A COVER CHARGE AT THE DOOR AND THEN WHEN YOU GO IN AFTER YOU PAY THE COVER CHARGE THE BEER WAS FREE;))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=beer was free]


It fits the image many people have of fraternity life... problem is... The DEKE's are NOT an officially recognized fraternity at Tech... kicked out of the interfraternity council several years ago.
This is the image you don't often see.... a Rush party at Sigma Chi... alcohol free. And when they do drink at parties, fraternity leaders say there are rules... and limits now...
But they're afraid high profile arrests like those at DEKE house will hurt the image they're working to improve.


[SOT 00:03:44]
[IN Q=when something like that]

(( BRAD RAMSEY/IFC PRESIDENT; WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS, IT SHEDS A BAD LIGHT ON ALL OF US, AND IT'S NOT PART OF WHAT WE BELIEVE IN, IT'S NOT PART OF WHAT WE SUPPORT AND IT'S DEFINITELY NOT PART OF THE MINUMUM STANDARDS WE REQUIRE OF A FRATERNITY TO BE PART OF THE INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL. ))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=interfraternity council]



It's not just talk... Police working nightshift in Blacksburt say now, they don't get many calls about legitimate Tech fraternity parties.

[SOT 00:09:43]
[IN Q=I have seen]

((OFFICER J.T. RUTLEDGE/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.; I HAVE SEEN QUITE A BIT OF MATURITY BEING DISPLAYED, TRYING TO WORK OUT DESIGNATED DRIVERS AND TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOME OF THE UNDERAGED DRINKING THAT'S GOING ON. ))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=that's going on]



Police say the real problem comes from private, off campus parties. They want to send a message that underage drinkers at those parties can and will be arrested.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))



[E-Niemi]
[Anchor=Kimberly]
[newscast=Morn]
[writer=jda]
[tape=98-74 1:34:28]
[Graphic=Legal Scales]


A former Virginia Tech student who was accused of setting fire to a fraternity house now faces probation.
(---------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Chad Niemi (NEE-mee) did NOT enter a plea, but he agreed there was enough evidence to find him guilty of a misdemeanor- destruction of property.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 16, 1997;]


The fire in December of 1997, gutted the Kappa Alpha fraternity house.
Lacking scientific proof of arson, Prosecutor Skip Schwab says the plea agreement was appropriate.
Niemi has made restitution of 15- thousand dollars to the fraternity and five individuals.
If Niemi stays out of trouble for two years, the charge will be dismissed.
(----------------)


[E-Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-82 49:51]
[GRAPHIC=Bank RObbery]


No sign of two armed robbers that held up a bank yesterday afternoon in Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Police are still looking for two black males who robbed this American National Bank on West Main Street around 2:15 yesterday.
The men were wearing masks when they entered the bank.
One of the men pointed a gun at the tellers and demanded money.
The suspects fled the scene in a white Toyota Celica.
If you have a tip that leads to an arrest, you could earn a reward.
(------------)


[2-impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Senate Trial]


The jury of 100 senators begins deliberating President Clinton's fate today.
But first they'll decide whether to do it in public or in private.
It's expected to end up behind closed doors.
A final vote on the impeachment charges could come Thursday or Friday.
Maureen Maher reports from Washington.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kay Hutchinson/(R) Texas; :26]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Henry Hyde/(R) Impeachment Manager; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ruff/President's Attorney; 1:21]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=cbs news washington.]




[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. George Ledger/Hollins University; :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :44]
[RUNS=2:56]
[OUT Q=not any time soon]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:computers intelligence))

[E-Boundary-Adjustment]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-76 1:29:57]
[GRAPHIC=Franklin Co. Land Transfer]


The Town of Rocky Mount has 70 new acres.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Yesterday a circuit judge approved the town's boundary adjustment that will include the site of a large shopping center on Route 40 East.
It took the town months to cement the deal with Franklin County.
Now town officials are trying to take in Wal-mart but Franklin County has yet to agree to that.
(------------)


[ACADEMY-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Academy Awards]


If the Oscars are Hollywood's biggest night, this must be Tinseltown's biggest morning.
In just a few hours the nominees will be announced for this year's Academy Awards.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:10:46]
Instead of just one favorite, there are three "Shakespeare in Love," "Saving Private Ryan" and "The Truman Show."


[Super=03-New York, NY;]


Some of Hollywood's heavy hitters made their prediction at a gathering in New York last night.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[4:11:16-21---4:11:33-38----4:12:07-14]
[IN Q=I'd certainly nominate]
[SUPER=01-Ron Howard/Film Director;]
[SUPER=01-Warren Beatty/Actor;]
[SUPER=01-Martin Scorese/Film Director;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=looked pretty good.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!!]


Oscar winner Actor Kevin Spacey -- will announce the nominations at a Beverly Hills ceremony at 8-30.
We'll have to wait until March 21st to find out who wins.


[Homerun-Ball]


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


We now know who purchased the most famous baseball in the world a few weeks ago.
And as Bobbi Harley reports, he'll be taking his prized possession on the road.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 4:20:43]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/September; :00]
[SUPER=04-MLB - ESPN;]
[SUPER=01-Todd McFarlane/Baseball Collector; :25]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :35]
[SUPER=01-Mark McGwire/February 3; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:34]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=New York]

(((SUPER: SEPT. 1998, ST. LOUIS) C: MLB/ESPN
THE ONLY THING THAT COULD POSSIBLY BEAT MARK MCWGIRE'S RECORD-BREAKING HOME RUN IS HOW MUCH THAT BASEBALL SOLD FOR - TWO POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS. THAT WAS LAST MONTH, BUT THE BUYER DIDN'T COME FORWARD -- THAT IS -- UNTIL NOW. AND HE'S CARRYING WITH HIM MORE THAN JUST ONE PIECE OF HISTORY.

SOT, Todd McFarlane, Baseball collector

: I've got the book ends of his record, ladies and gentlemen, I got his 1 - it was a grand slam at the season opener, and I've got number 70 so I've got the beginning and the end of this story here.

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AND SOME PARTS IN BETWEEN. MCGWIRE'S HOME RUN BALLS NUMBERS 63, 67, 68 AND 69. AND SAMMY SOSA'S NUMBERS 33, 61 AND HIS LAST NUMBER 66. MORE THAN THREE MILLION DOLLARS OF MEMORABILIA DISPLAYED HERE -- SO JUST WHO IS THIS GUY?

SOT - McFarlane: The psychologists have a term for it, it's called

frustrated athlete.
WITH SOME MONEY TO THROW AROUND. HE IS TODD McFARLANE - A CANADIAN WHO MADE IT BIG HERE STARTING IN COMICS, THEN TOYS AND NOW TO MOVIES .. HE'S THE CREATOR OF SPAWN. BUT THIS LATEST ACQUISITION COMES WITH CONTROVERSEY - FROM THE MAN WHO HIT THE BASEBALLS HIMSELF.

SOT - MARK MCGWIRE, HOME RUN RECORD HOLDER, FEB. 3

"There's only one place and place only where the ball belongs and that's in the Hall of Fame for every body to see."
McFARLANE AGREES TO A CERTAIN EXTENT - HE HOPES TO SHOW THEM IN COOPERSTOWN AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ANY MONEY MADE - HE SAYS - WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITIES OF HIS CHOICE.
STANDUP BOBBI HARLEY: So when will you get to see these record breaking baseballs up close and in person? The plans for that national tour are not yet in place. McFarlane says he will talk with major league baseball first and see how involved they want to get before he proceeds. Bobbi Harley, CBS News, New York.))


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In sports, U-V-A's new assistant coach is no stranger to the program.
Steve Mason has details.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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The weekend raid on an unrecognized Virginia Tech fraternity has other fraternities worried.
Members of Sigma (ki) Chi are afraid officially recognized fraternities will be hurt by the actions of those that are not recognized.
Police say the off-campus , private parties cause the real problems.
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A former Virginia Tech student now faces probation for the arson fire at a school fraternity.
Chad Niemi (NEE-mee) did NOT enter a plea, but he agreed there was enough evidence to find him guilty of a misdemeanor-- destruction of property.
Niemi has made restitution of 15- thousand dollars to the fraternity and five individuals.
If Niemi stays out of trouble for two years, the charge will be dismissed.
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A bill to take a Roanoke elementary school's program statewide has passed a Senate hurdle.
The senate approved the Character Counts program on a 35 to five vote.
The program challenges schoolchildren to exhibit trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.
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