[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


By sometime today, the impeachment trial of President Clinton should be over.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And more on the Governor's mission to make Interstate 81 safer.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Very mild this morning...but this is the calm before the storm.
An approaching cold front puts rain, thunderstorms, and even snow showers in our Friday forecast.
Details, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Impeachment]


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


In a matter of hours the Senate will take its final votes in President Clinton's impeachment trial.
And the result is almost certain to be acquittal, with even a number of Republicans saying they'll break ranks and vote against conviction.
Maureen Maher has more from Capitol Hill.
[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Olympia Snowe/(R) Maine; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Gordon Smith/(R) Oregon; :30]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Chris Cannon/(R) House Manager; :48]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Press Secretary; 1:07]
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[Live=Maureen Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
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((THE OUTCOME IS NOW CERTAIN! PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE FOLLOWING THE HISTORIC VOTE.
IN FACT.. WITH A HANDFUL OF REPUBLICANS NOW DECLARING THEIR INTENTION TO VOTE FOR ACQUITAL... THE G-O-P MAY FAIL TO MUSTER EVEN A SIMPLE MAJORITY ON BOTH THE PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES.
SOT: Sen. Olympia Snowe/R-MAINE "IT REALLY CAME DOWN TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS ALL CIRCUMSTANTIAL, THERE WAS NO DIRECT EV

IDENCE."
(TRACK)

OTHER REPUBLICANS...WHILE ADMITTING DEFEAT... WERE STILL FIRING SHOTS AT THE PRESIDENT.
SOT: SEN. GORDON SMITH/R-OREGON "THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT PRESIDENT CLINTON'S CONDUCT HAS MADE A MOCKERY OF MOST OF H

IS WORDS."
(TRACK)

THE WHITE HOUSE HAD MORE THAN THE USUAL REPUBLICAN CRITICISMS TO DEAL WITH YESTERDAY. A PUBLISHED REPORT SUGGESTING PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS VOWED TO TAKE REVENGE ON THE HOUSE MANAGERS... PROMPTED A BLISTERING RESPONSE.
SOT: REP. CHRIS CANNON/HOUSE MANAGER/R-UTAH

" THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE IN THE WORLD. THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE IN THE WORLD, WITH A GUY WHO HAS HIS PRESSS SECRETARY OUT DENYING THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS HIM TO DO WHAT HIS AIDES HAVE LEAKED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES. THERE'S SOMETHING DEEPLY WRONG WITH USING THE WHITE HOUSE TO DESTROY PEOPLE."
SOT: JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY

"I CAN'T THINK OF A WORSE, MORE DUMB STRATEGY THAN GOING AFTER PEOPLE BASED ON WHETHER THEY WERE A HOUSE MANAGER OR NOT."))

[E-Trashnet]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-82 52:08]
[GRAPHIC=Out of State Garbage]


Bloody sheets, used syringes, and biohazard bags.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's just part of the one or two tons of illegal trash Governor Jim Gilmore showed off yesterday at a Capitol news conference.
[SUPER=04-Va. Dept. of Environ. Quality;]


The medical waste was caught on tape -- pouring off a Brooklyn trash truck into a central Virginia mega-landfill.
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[SOT 13:02:00 ]
[IN Q=We have]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVE HERE SYRINGES. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY CONTAIN. WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT CONTAINED MEDICATION OR BLOOD. WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE SEVERE PROBLEM OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES, SOME OF WHICH HAVE NO CURE.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=no cure.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia is pursuing a court order to ban other medical waste, looking into revoking illegal hauler's truck permits, and adding up fines against Houston-based Waste Management Incorporated.
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[E-JPS-Conductor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:21:46]
[GRAPHIC=JPS Plant Closing]


Another local textile plant is caving into the competition, closing a plant and cutting 180 jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


J-P-S Conductor and Industrial Corporation says its Rocky Mount plant will shut down by June.
Employees here make the linings for women's jackets.
But officials say Far East factories can make clothes more cheaply -- so now they'll focus on their South Boston plant which is more modern.
Meanwhile Rocky Mount's town manager says a new program is in the works for laid off employees.
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[SOT 10:43:29]
[IN Q=This consortium]

((THIS CONSORTIUM WOULD ASSIST IN JOB TRAINING. WE ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO FIND A LOCATION FOR THIS JOB TRAINING EFFORT.))
[SUPER=01-Keith Holland/Rocky Mount Town Manager;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=training effort]
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[VO-NAT]


The town manager says it's time to recruit computer software and communications companies -- NOT textiles.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the Blue Ridge regular season title has been claimed.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=see you then.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Nussbaum/Department of Leisure Services; :16]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :34]
[RUNS=2:31]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:climbing wall))

[ship-aground]


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


A grounded freighter set ablaze last night off a Coos Bay, Oregon, beach may have broken in two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Coos Bay, OR;]


Demolition experts set off hundreds of pounds of napalm and plastic explosives to start the fire.
Their hope is to burn off the thousands of gallons of oil in the ship's holds and keep as much oil as possible from soiling the nearby coast.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=EVERY GALLON OF OIL...]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Hall/U. S. Coast Guard ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=SHORELINES OF OREGON.]
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[VO-NAT]


Overnight video showed the ship in what appeared to be two pieces burning in the darkness.
It won't be clear until daylight how much, if any oil may has spilled.
Even so, authorities say the oil should continue to burn, even on the water's surface.
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[Cressell-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell Junior]


Emmett Cressell Junior has lost a federal lawsuit over jail conditions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


U-S District Judge Samuel Wilson ruled yesterday that Emmett Cressell Junior isn't entitled to exercise and an education while he's in jail.
In December, Cressell sued for 500-thousand dollars, claiming discrimination because he's the only Grayson County jail inmate who can't take G-E-D classes or use the jail's exercise bike.
Cressell is serving a life sentence for the July 1997 slaying of Garnett Johnson and is awaiting transfer to a state prison.
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[E-Bone-Marrow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-73 2:00:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Southside community is pulling together in a big way -- for a little girl in need.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC; :00]


Last week, we introduced you to Kandis Joyce, a nine-year old Martinsville girl who's undergoing treatment for leukemia at Duke University Medical Center.
Her best hope for a cure is a bone marrow transplant.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :12]


So yesterday in Martinsville, hundreds of people volunteered to become bone marrow donors.
After a simple blood test, they will be listed on a national registry and might one day save the life of someone with a deadly blood disease.
And maybe one of these potential donors will be a match for Kandis.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, humans are the next test subjects for the new drug endostatin.
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=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( RESEARCHERS ARE PUSHING AHEAD WITH PLANS TO BEGIN TESTING A PROMISING CANCER DRUG ON HUMANS.
VT=VO

((vo))
SCIENTISTS WITH THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE SAY THEY'VE FINALLY DUPLICATED EXPERIMENTS... THAT SHOW THE DRUG, ENDOSTATIN, CAN SHRINK TUMORS IN MICE.
AND THIS FALL, THEY'LL BEGIN TESTING IT ON PEOPLE.
ENDOSTATIN'S SISTER DRUG, ANGIOSTATIN, HIT A SNAG EARLIER THIS WEEK... WHEN A GIANT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY DECIDED TO BACK AWAY FROM THAT PROJECT.//
VT=VO

((vo))
THE MAKER OF A ONCE-POPULAR DIET DRUG IS BEING ACCUSED OF WITHHOLDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRODUCT'S POTENTIALLY FATAL SIDE EFFECTS.
FENFLURAMINE--WHICH MADE UP HALF OF THE DIET DRUG FEN-PHEN--WAS TAKEN OFF THE MARKET IN 1997.. AFTER BEING LINKED TO HEALTH PROBLEMS.
NOW LAWYERS REPRESENTING FORMER USERS SAY THE COMPANY KNEW ABOUT DOZENS OF CASES LINKING THE DRUG TO A POTENTIALLY FATAL CONDITION CALLED PULMONARY HYPERTENSION.. BUT DELAYED RELEASING THOSE FINDINGS.//
VT=VO

((vo))
AND DOCTORS MAY HAVE MORE EVIDENCE THAT A GENE WHICH HELPS CONTROL FAT LEVELS.. COULD BE HELPING SOME PEOPLE AVOID HEART DISEASE.
RESEARCHERS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SAY THE GENE NOT ONLY REGULATES FAT IN THE BLOODSTREAM...
IT ALSO SEEMS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THAT FAT IS DEPOSITED IN THE ARTERIES.
RESEARCHERS SAY THIS MAY EXPLAIN WHY SOME PEOPLE NEVER GET HEART DISEASE.. EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE OVERWEIGHT OR HAVE HIGH CHOLESTEROL.
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]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-10]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


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



(Ad lib Intro)



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[SOT]
[IN Q=What did]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Courtney Bailey/Sophmore; :03]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Bourque/Sophmore; :16]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :24]
[RUNS=:44]
[OUT Q=outdoors as much]


[Steve Live]
(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[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]


The Clinton presidency faces a turning point today, with final Senate votes planned in the president's impeachment trial.
Senators say yesterday's private deliberations included a stream of criticism for President Clinton.
Still, his acquittal seems assured in the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


A grounded freighter set ablaze last night off a Coos Bay, Oregon, beach may have broken in two.
Because of darkness, it's not clear how much, if any, oil may have spilled as the ship split.
Even so, authorities say the oil should continue to burn, even on the water's surface.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Today is Lincoln's Birthday and in Michigan they're doing some work on the chair he was sitting in when he was fatally shot in 1865.
The chair is displayed at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Now, workers are giving the piece of furniture a thorough checkup, in time for Lincoln's 190th birthday.
(----------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Friday, February 12th.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-impeachment]


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


It's been dubbed the trial of the century, but everyone already knows the ending.
President Clinton is expected to be aquitted when the Senators announce their verdict today, in the month long impeachment trial.
White House officials say the President is still deciding how he'll respond after today's vote.
Maureen Maher has more from Capitol Hill.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Olympia Snowe/(R) Maine; :18]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Gordon Smith/(R) Oregon; :30]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; :36]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Chris Cannon/(R) Impeachment Manager; :48]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockart/White House Press Secretary; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]

((THE OUTCOME IS NOW CERTAIN! PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON WILL NOT BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE FOLLOWING THE HISTORIC VOTE.
IN FACT.. WITH A HANDFUL OF REPUBLICANS NOW DECLARING THEIR INTENTION TO VOTE FOR ACQUITAL... THE G-O-P MAY FAIL TO MUSTER EVEN A SIMPLE MAJORITY ON BOTH THE PERJURY AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CHARGES.
SOT: Sen. Olympia Snowe/R-MAINE

"IT REALLY CAME DOWN TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS ALL CIRCUMSTANTIAL, THERE WAS NO DIRECT EVIDENCE."
(TRACK)

OTHER REPUBLICANS...WHILE ADMITTING DEFEAT... WERE STILL FIRING SHOTS AT THE PRESIDENT.
SOT: SEN. GORDON SMITH/R-OREGON

"THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT PRESIDENT CLINTON'S CONDUCT HAS MADE A MOCKERY OF MOST OF HIS WORDS."
(TRACK)

THE WHITE HOUSE HAD MORE THAN THE USUAL REPUBLICAN CRITICISMS TO DEAL WITH YESTERDAY. A PUBLISHED REPORT SUGGESTING PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS VOWED TO TAKE REVENGE ON THE HOUSE MANAGERS... PROMPTED A BLISTERING RESPONSE.
SOT: REP. CHRIS CANNON/HOUSE MANAGER/R-UTAH

" THIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE IN THE WORLD. THE MOST POWERFUL OFFICE IN THE WORLD, WITH A GUY WHO HAS HIS PRESSS SECRETARY OUT DENYING THAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS HIM TO DO WHAT HIS AIDES HAVE LEAKED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES. THERE'S SOMETHING DEEPLY WRONG WITH USING THE WHITE HOUSE TO DESTROY PEOPLE."
SOT: JOE LOCKHART/WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY

"I CAN'T THINK OF A WORSE, MORE DUMB STRATEGY THAN GOING AFTER PEOPLE BASED ON WHETHER THEY WERE A HOUSE MANAGER OR NOT." STANDUP:
WHILE THE OUTCOME OF TODAY'S VOTE HAS BEEN DECIDED. THE WHITE HOUSE HAS YET TO ANNOUNCE HOW THE PRESIDENT WILL OFFICIALLY RESPOND.
THE POSSIBILITIES RANGE FROM A SIMPLE WRITTEN STATEMENT TO A NATIONALLY TELEVISED ADDRESS. AFTER THAT.. THE PRESIDENT MUST ADDRESS HOW HE WILL RESUME WORKING WITH LAWMAKERS... MANY OF WHOM TRIED TO REMOVE HIM FROM OFFICE. MM, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[E-81-Enforcement]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-77 1:26:34]
[GRAPHIC=81 - More Patrols]


Traffic on Interstate-81 is moving along at a record pace.
In a recent study, 35 out of 40 cars and trucks clocked in a ONE -HOUR period, were speeding well above the 65-mile an hour limit.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Once the Governor's new directive takes affect, re-assigning as many as 50 state troopers to I-81, the race may change.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:43:05]

((YOU KNOW THE SEMI'S SEEM TO BE TRUCKING ALONG ABOUT 75. THEY SEEM TO SET A NICE PACE FOR THE REST OF THE PEOPLE.)) ((YOU HAVE TRUCK DRIVERS RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD AT 70 MILES AN HOUR AND THEY'RE FIVE FEET OFF EACH OTHER'S BUMPER. AND TO ME THAT'S A BIGGER PROBLEM THAN SPEED IS.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Carlson/New York Motorist; :00 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Robert Comfort/Florida Truck Driver; :05]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the speed is.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor's directive addresses that, too.
Gilmore wants troopers to watch for motorists following too closely and making improper lane changes.
Stepped up enforcement will begin in the next few days- -saturating certain areas-- especially those where Interstates intersect- -near Wytheville, Roanoke, Lexington and Staunton.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]


[E-State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:07:59]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Many state police officers say in recent years the speeding has gotten worse and that a few major accidents along the interstate have brought more attention to the problem.
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[SOT 15.16.24 - 15.16.37]
[IN Q=We have had three]

((SGT. FRANK DUFFY/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE HAD THREE MAJOR CRASHES HERE ON THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM. ON INTERSTATE 81 -- THAT INVOLVED A LARGE NUMBER OF VEHICLES, TRUCKS AND CARS THEY HAVE GOT NATIONAL ATTENTION. ))
[Super=01-Sgt. Frank Duffy/State Police;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=got national attention.]
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[VO-NAT]


State Police statistics indicate 15 people died in traffic accidents last year along Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, Botetourt, Montgomery, and Rockbridge County.
Duffy said he hopes the initiative makes it clear officers will have zero tolerance for speeders and will enforce posted speed limits on a strict basis.
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[E-Shelor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-80 1:35:00]
[GRAPHIC=Shelor Tax Fight]


The latest chapter involving Shelor Automotive and Montgomery County unfolded yesterday morning in circuit court.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


A judge yesterday ruled the car dealership may proceed with its million dollar lawsuit.
Shelor is suing over the merchants capital tax-- which is the yearly tax county businesses pay on unsold inventory.
Shelor officials say high volume businesses, such as themselves, are at a clear cut disadvantage.
For that reason, Shelor would like the tax either abolished or lowered.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't]

((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE PRESIDENT: I DON'T THINK THE LAWSUIT IS GOING TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENS, IT'S A POLITICAL PROCESS, AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN FIND SOMEWAY TO TALK TO THEBOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND FIND A SOLUTION THAT IS GOOD FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Shelor/Shelor Automotive President; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=everybody involved.]
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[VO-NAT]


On Tuesday, the county approached Shelor about dropping the lawsuit.
If Shelor would agree, county officials said they would overlook what they say are newly discovered unpaid taxes.
Shelor said the deal was nothing more than quote "legal extortion."
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[S-Covington-Bomber]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:01:14]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Greenbrier County judge has ruled that four people accused in a car bomb conspiracy CAN go to trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV/Wednesday]


Attorneys for Carroll Eugene Humphries of Covington argued that too much time had passed to give him and his three co-defendants a fair trial.
But after a two-day hearing, the judge denied a motion to dismiss the case and will let it proceed.
There will be another motions hearing in about two weeks.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record] [ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[IN Q=Today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brad Martin/Climbing Instructor; :17]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :36]
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[OUT Q=yea, I got it.]


[Steve Live]

[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:climbing wall))

[E-Peaks-Movie]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-76 1:36:49]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


If a Hollywood film company has its way, the Peaks of Otter will provide the setting for a major motion picture.

But so far the National Park Service is withholding its approval.
Joe Dashiell reports on the project and the efforts of two area Congressmen to clear the way for filming.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Warm temperatures and sunny skies]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Ring/Bedford Area Chamber of Comm.; :12]
[SUPER=07-Rebecca Jordan; :46]
[SUPER=07-Mimi Harris; :55]
[super=@Joe2; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Bedford Co.]


((Warm temperatures and sunny skies bring hikers to the trails around Lake Abbott.
This spring, the scenery may also bring a hollywood film crew to the Peaks of Otter Lodge.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((BARBARA RING/BEDFORD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: I THINK THE ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR THE AREA AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF TOURISTS IT'S GOING TO BRING THE PARKWAY IN THE FUTURE IS JUST GOING TO BE TREMENDOUS.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=tremendous]


Bedford County businesses are excited about the prospect of Sandra Bullock and Garth Brooks shooting the romantic comedy nearby ... Not so the National Park Service.
Officials have concerns about construction at the lodge, and the impact on parkway visitation.
Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Gary Everhardt says the lack of detailed plans has made it difficult to assess the impact of the project.
But on a sunny afternoon, parkway visitors were hoping the movie would be made.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it will help]

((REBECCAS JORDAN: I THINK IT WILL HELP TO ENHANCE THE AREA AS FAR AS PEOPLE COMING TO THE AREA AND ENJOYING THIS AREA, AND I THINK IT'S GOOD BUSINESS FOR THIS PLACE.)) ((MIMI HARRIS: I THINK WHEN IT'S OVER WITH, I DON'T THINK YOU'LL EVEN KNOW THEY'VE BEEN HERE.)) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=they've been here.]


Meanwhile, Congressmen Bob Goodlatte and Virgil Goode have scheduled a meeting with park service officials... They hope a change of heart will let the cameras roll.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Bedford County))

[lincoln-chair]


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


A piece of America's history is being painstakingly restored for the world to see beginning today on Lincoln's birthday.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI;]


In a backroom in the Henry Ford Musuem near Detroit they're doing some work on the chair President Lincoln was sitting in when he was fatally shot in 18-65.
The museum bought the chair at a 1929 auction.
Now, workers are giving the piece of furniture a thorough checkup, in time for Lincoln's 190th birthday.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
(( ELIZABETH LAHIKAINEN/HISTORIC UPHOLSTERY CONSERVATOR SOT 11:17:48

"WE ARE PRESENTING ALL OF THE CONDITION OF THE OBJECT BECAUSE THE CONDITION INCLUDING THE STAINS, SOME OF WHICH ARE BLOOD PRESUMABLY FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN REPRESENT THE STORY OF THE OBJECT."))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lahikainen/Historic Upholstery Conservator;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=of the object.]
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[VO-NAT]


When the work is completed-the chair will be put on display in an environmentally controlled glass case--as modern technology preserves american history.
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[3-Sports]


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


In sports, Dale Earnhardt makes it a perfect ten.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Alright everybody]
[RUNS=2:58]
[OUT Q=weekend folks]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


They were caught in the act, now Governor Gilmore wants them to pay the price.
He wants to take action against the company that illegally dumped New York medical waste at a Virginia landfill.
The state is pursuing a court order to ban other medical waste, looking into revoking illegal hauler's truck permits, and adding up fines against Houston-based Waste Management Incorporated.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Rocky Mount is losing 180 textile jobs.
The JPS-Conductor and Industrial Corporation will close its plant there by June.
The town manager says it's time to recruit high tech industries like computer software and communications companies.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A federal judge says Emmett Cressell Junior isn't entitled to exercise and an education while he's in jail.
In December, Cressell sued for 500-thousand dollars, claiming discrimination because he's the only Grayson County jail inmate who can't take G-E-D classes or use the jail's exercise bike.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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[2 shot=Mel/Kmc]
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[Kimberly reads Time OFF Promo]

[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net K]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


This Valentine's Weekend has most of us considering matters of the heart-- or at least looking for a special place to spend it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]
This is the destination for many couples seeking a romantic getaway---


The Steeles Tavern Manor Bed and Breakfast offers such perks as flexible meal times, in-room jacuzzis, and a scenic pond.
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[SOT 10:42:53 ]
[IN Q=They will take]

((EILEEN HOERNLEIN/INNKEEPER: THEY WILL TAKE A BLANKET AND JUST GO SIT DOWN THERE WITH A BOTTLE OF WINE, OR WHATEVER AND ENJOY THEMSELVES. IT'S BEEN VERY NICE. THEY CAN ALSO WALK TO THE TOP OF THE PASTURE AND GET THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE BLUE RIDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Eileen Hoernlein/Innkeeper;]
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[OUT Q=of the blue ridge]
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[VO-NAT]


Sit back and relax.
We'll take you inside the historic Steeles Tavern Manor
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[TIME OFF FULL SCREEN]
in this weekend's "Time Off" segment tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]

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