[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


In the New RIver Valley, is a rush to restore power after a surprise winter storm.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A teenager allegedly tries to sell a gun on school property.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Today promises to be a lot more pleasant... the winter storm is gone and we'll enjoy partly sunny skies today and mild temperatures in the 50s.
But we'll have to get those umbrellas back out tomorrow...weekend weather details, coming up.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-NRV-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-6 34:54]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Some people in the New River Valley are still feeling the effects of the latest Winter Storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riner;]


Yesterday, Thousands were still without electricity.
More than 900 customers in Carroll and Pulaski counties were without service.
While more than three thousand were without power in Montgomery and Floyd counties.
Power company employees aren't the only ones working 'round the clock.
Many secondary roads are still snow covered.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They have ]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA STATE POLICE: THEY HAVE ICE AND SNOW ON THEM BUT VDOT IS OUT WITH MOST OF THEIR PERSONELL TRYING TO CLEAR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/State Police; :00]
[RUNS=10 approx]
[OUT Q=clear them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Power company officials hope to have service restored to everyone by today.
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[anchor=Denise]
[graphic=none]


The American Red Cross has closed down its shelter for those without power in the Montgomery County area.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
But if you are still without power and you need a place to stay, you can contact the Red Cross at (540) 961-1150.
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[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=99-14]


Roanoke County Police want to know whey a truck driver left the scene of an overnight accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Police say it happened along Route 220 south near the Franklin County line when this truck ran off the road and struck some trees.
The driver was not at the scene when Police arrived. Police dispatchers called the owner of the vehicle to find out what happened.
The driver claimed to fall asleep at the wheel. Police at the scene say they think alcohol may be a factor.
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[Pitts-Gun]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Pittsylvania County teenager has been suspended from school for a year for trying to sell a gun on school property.
Officials found the 22-caliber revolver last month at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Regional Alternative School.
A teacher overheard the 17 year old student trying to sell a gun to another student in the bathroom. Pittsylvania County Sheriff Harold Plaster said the student was charged with possession or concealment of a handgun on school.

School officials say no one was injured in the incident. [Ship-aground]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Even though there's oil along 23 miles of Oregon beach and on hundreds of birds, the Coast Guard says damage from the ``New Carissa'' shipwreck isn't as bad as they had thought.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Coos Bay, Oregon;]


Coast Guard Captain Mike Hall hints that earlier reports of a black tide of oil washing ashore may have been a hoax.
It's been a month since the ship first ran aground in Coos Bay, Oregon.
The broken bow section still holds up to 130-thousand gallons of heavy bunker fuel, but it's not leaking.

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[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:12:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


People holding warranties from the old Holdren's appliance stores wanted their money back.
And that's what they're getting ... kind of.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Jeff Sobataka (Sa-botica) bought an extended service contract for 350-dollars.
He was supposed to be able to turn it in for a refund.
But Holdren's went out of business.
And to get his money, Sobataka had to file a complaint with the attorney general's office.
He got a reply this week.
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[SOT 11:40:27]
[IN Q=it's anticipated]

((JEFF SOBATAKA/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT'S ANTICIPATED THAT OUR REFUND IS ABOUT 87 DOLLARS, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO GET HALF OF.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Sobataka/Holdren's Customer;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=HALF OF]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A spokesman for Attorney General Mark Earley said Holdren's is bankrupt, and Earley's office worked diligently to get all of the money it could for consumers.
Consumers can file an appeal if they think they're entitled to a bigger refund.
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[E-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-11 10:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Davis has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Dick Davis held the post under Governor Chuck Robb-
It was 1979 when Davis was asked to reorganize the sate Democratic Party as its chairman.
Two years later it was a night for the democrats- Robb winning Governor, Dick Davis- Lieutenant Governor.
Davis sought the govenorship-but never achieved it.
He also ran unsuccessfully for the U-S senate when Harry Byrd Junior retired.
Dick Davis had been in declining health for several months. He was 77.
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[E-Crash-victim]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-83]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Jim Stevens had a lot on his mind- He was worried about his ailing mother- -on the way to pick up his sister who was flying in from Detroit to Roanoke- -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


And yet the part-time preacher says he had an unusual sense of peace
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 5, 1996]

just before the spectacular wreck that demolished his car three years ago.
He was driving along Orange Avenue- -less than a mile short of getting on the Interstate, when a fleeing murder suspect slammed into Stevens' car broadside, sending his Ford Taurus into a 360-degree spin.
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[SOT 15:26:10]
[IN Q=You may have noticed]

((YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED IN THE PICTURE IT LOOKED LIKE THE CAR IS EMPTY. BOTH SEATS COLLAPSED, AND I WAS THROWN BACK, JUST COVERED WITH GLASS. AND THE WHOLE RIGHT SIDE WAS SAVED IN. AND I WAS LYING THERE. AND WITH ALL THESE POLICE CARS, I THOUGHT, "WHY IS NOBODY COMING TO MY CAR?" OF COURSE, I SAW THE FILM LATER AND REALIZED THEY WERE TRYING TO ARREST THE MURDERER.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Stevens/Accident Victim]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=arrest the murderer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Stevens walked away from the wreck.
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[E-School-Nurses]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-10 24:04]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


A Supreme Court ruling concerning an Iowa student will have an impact on some local schools.
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[VO-NAT various shots from Wed 2:45 p.m. feed;]
[SUPER=03-Cedar Rapids, IA/File Tape;]

Wednesday, the high court ruled that disabled students are entitled to one-on-one nursing care and that schools must foot the bill. Currently, Roanoke County provides full-time aides for about 75 disabled students. Not all of the aides have the medical training required by the new law.
The number of students who need special assistance will determine future school budgets.
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[SOT tc 7:35:53]
[IN Q=I think as;]
[SUPER=01-Carol Whitaker/Dir. of Special Education;]

((DR. CAROL WHITAKER/DIR. OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: I THINK AS WE WORK TOWARDS BUDGETS FOR NEXT YEAR AND THE PROCEDING YEARS WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION AND MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR COSTS WHERE WE THINK ASSISTANCE MIGHT BE NEEDED.))
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[OUT Q=might be needed.]
[ANCHOR=Kimbery]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The costs for new positions will be substantial for schools because salaries for nurses are higher than aides.




[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, treating high blood pressure early could pay off later in life
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=1:03]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(((MIKA)
ONCAM=MIKA


MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WOULD BE WELL ADVISED TO TREAT THAT PROBLEM RIGHT NOW.
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VT=VO


THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE MESSAGE FROM A NEW STUDY JUST PUBLISHED.
DOCTORS SAY THAT TREATING HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE IN MIDDLE AGE LOWERS THE RISK OF SMALL, "SILENT" STROKES THAT CAUSE SENILITY IN LATER YEARS.
TO A LESSER EXTENT..SMOKING, DRINKING AND DIABETES WERE ALSO LINKED TO FASTER AGING OF THE BRAIN.
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VT=VO


THERE'S A NEW DEVICE ON THE MARKET TO HELP WOMEN HAVING TROUBLE GETTING PREGNANT.. DETERMINE WHEN THEY'RE FERTILE.
THE MONITOR MEASURES TWO HORMONES IN URINE AND A DIGITAL READOUT LEAVES NO MYSTERY ABOUT THE SIX MOST FERTILE DAYS IN A WOMAN'S CYCLE.
THE KIT COSTS TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS.
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VT=VO


AND THERE'S A NEW STUDY OUT ON THE PERILS OF DRINKING TOO MUCH COFFEE.
RESEARCHERS SAY PEOPLE WHO DRINK FOUR OR FIVE CUPS OF COFFEE EACH MORNING RAISE THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE AND STRESS HORMONES FOR THE ENTIRE DAY.
THERE'S ALSO CONCERN THAT HEAVY CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION INCREASES LONG-TERM RISK FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE.
THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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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]


Italy's leader is likely to have some pointed comments about Marine Captain Richard Ashby's court martial when he meets with President Clinton today. The prime minister says he's baffled that a court-martial has acquitted Ashby in the cable-car tragedy that killed 20 people.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]

Now its Europe's turn to hear from Monica Lewinsky.
Some 30 countries tuned into an hour long interview of Lewinsky today.
She again talked about thoughts of suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And some Ronaoke students travel to Peru via satellite thanks to the Jason project.
Some four thousand students are watching a number of experiments being conducted in the rainforest by Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[CABLE-CAR]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


President Clinton is hosting Italy's prime minister today -- a day after a U-S court verdict that's angered many Italians.
A military jury in North Carolina acquitted Marine Captain Richard Ashby in last year's dead;u ski-gondola accident in the Italian Alps.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejune, NC; :07]



[SUPER=01-Captain Richard Ashby/USMC; :14]
[super=01-Sindy Renkewitz/family member; :42]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reports; 1:27]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=cbs news, camplejeune, nc.]

((
((SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY RICHARD MILLER ))
AS THE VERDICT WAS READ IN THE CRAMPED COURTROOM A CHEER WENT UP AS MARINE CAPTAIN RICHARD ASHBY STOOD QUIETLY AT ATTENTION.

(LOCATOR: CAMP LEJEUNE, NC)


HE HAD ARRIVED FOR HIS COURT-MARTIAL FACING 200 YEARS IN PRISON, HE LEFT A FREE MAN, BUT A REMORSEFUL ONE.
(( SUPER: CAPT. RICHARD ASHBY//USMC )) "My heart goes out to the victim's families."
EIGHT MARINE OFFICERS, HAD FOUND HIM INNOCENT OF ALL THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM - INNOCENT OF DERELICTION OF DUTY, INNOCENT OF DAMAGING GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND MOST OF ALL INNOCENT OF SENDING 20 SKIERS CRASHING TO THEIR DEATHS IN THE ITALIAN ALPS LAST FEBRUARY.
(( SUPER: FRANK SPINNER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY )) 'We believe they're - true integrity."
THE TEAM OF MILITARY PROSECUTORS HAD LOST IT ALL - AND SO HAD THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES - FOR THEM IT WAS JUSTICE DENIED IN A COUNTRY AN OCEAN AWAY.
(( SUPER: SINDY RENKEWITZ//FAMILY MEMBER )) "I can't understand why he is not guilty, he killed 20 people."
PROSECUTORS WERE CONVINCED THAT ASHBY HAD BEEN HOT DOGGING HIS WAY THROUGH THE DIFFICULT MOUNTAIN TERRAIN - FLYING HIS EA-6B PROWLER HUNDREDS OF FEET LOWER THAN HE SHOULD HAVE, AS SPEEDS HIGHER THAN HE WAS TRAINED TO HANDLE.
EVEN ASHBY HIMSELF ADMITTED MISTAKES WERE MADE, BUT THEY WEREN'T ALL HIS FAULT. DEFENSE EXPERTS TESTIFIED HE WAS AN INNOCENT VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND HIS CONTROL - FAULTY EQUIPMENT IN THE PLANE FOR STARTERS. BUT MOST OF ALL, THEY ARGUE, THE SKI LIFT CAME AS A TOTAL SURPRISE - IT HAD NOT BEEN PUT ON ANY OF THE MAPS ASHBY'S USED TO PLAN HIS FLIGHT.
(( LEE COWAN//CBS NEWS )) "But Ashby's nightmare isn't over. He now faces a separate trial on charges of obstruction of justice in connection with the accident. Ashby's navigator goes on trial in two weeks. His attorneys are said to be feeling much more confident about their chances now, than before. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Camp Lejeune North Carolina.")) [E-Barksdale]
[anchor=]
[writer=chr]
[newscast=morn]
[tape=99-1 54:40]
[graphic=none]


Not Guilty is the verdict for a Pittsylvania County jailer accused of having sex with a teenage inmate.
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[vo-nat]
A jury deliberated less than an hour before acquitting 26-year-old Andre Lamont Barksdale on 3 sex charges against him.
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[anchor=]
[graphic=none]


A 17-year-old testified that she consented to sexual relations with Barksdale 3 times in 1997... But the jury did NOT believe her relationship with Barksdale went that far.

[E-Voter-Registrar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-9 30:10]
[GRAPHIC=L'burg]


Four years after enduring a drawn-out legal battle over replacing its voter registrar, Lynchburg is getting ANOTHER new registrar in a few weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city's electoral board voted unanimously last night to appoint Anne Marie Middlesworth to a four-year term beginning April 1st.
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[SOT 16:16:58]
[IN Q=We went through]

((AL GRANT/ELECTORAL BOARD MEMBER: WE WENT THROUGH A REAL THOROUGH PROCESS AND WE HAD SOME GOOD CANDIDATES. SHE JUST MET THE TEST EVERY WAY AND SHE'S GOING TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Al Grant/Electoral Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=the ground running.]
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[VO-NAT]


Middlesworth replaces current registrar Carol Spencer Read, who replaced Linda Arnold in 1995.
Arnold sued the electoral board, claiming her ouster was based on political differences.
Read says she won't put Lynchburg through a similar experience.
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[SOT 16:22:51]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((CAROL SPENCER READ/OUTGOING REGISTRAR: I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO AS FAR AS.. YOU HEARD MR. GRANT SAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT THE PROCESS WAS FAIR, THAT IT WAS EXTENSIVE AND SO BE IT.))
[super=01-Carol Spencer/Outgoing Registrar]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=so be it.]
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[VO-NAT]


A lawsuit from two of Linda Arnold's assistants who also lost their jobs in 1995 is still pending in federal court.

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[E-Indoor-Plumbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:27:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One way to fix your plumbing problems is to have the state build you a new house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Linnie Thomas is ready to move into HER new two bedroom home.
Last summer, she had no indoor plumbing -- washing her hair in the sink with a pond of sewage in the backyard.
So Franklin County officials spent 40-thousand-dollars in state money.
Now she has a shower, washer-dryer hookup, a toilet that flushes, and new pipes under the house.
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[SOT 10:20]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT A WHOLE LOT EASIER. AT LEAST I HAVE GOOD FRESH WATER. WON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE MINI MARKET TO GET ME A JUG OF WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Linnie Thomas/Homeowner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=jug of water]
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[VO-NAT]


To qualify for this kind of help, you must own your home, have a basic plumbing problem and earn less than the median income.
Most homeowners are expected to repay half the cost of repairs within ten years.
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[Lewinsky]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Monica Lewinsky]


Monica Lewinsky is all over television again -- this time, in Europe.
A London taped interview aired today in some 30 countries.
Mark Phillips has details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London;]
[SUPER=01-Jon Snow/British Interviewer]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=CBS NEW, LON DON.]

((

TV actuality: 'And now... (or sim)' Monica Media Madness may be the US's biggest export this week. A world-wide audience treated to revelations about her abortion during another affair and her suicide thoughts after her Bill Clinton affair.

(SOT Monica)


But if dignity and distance was the PR strategy at home, here it's dignity -- of a sort -- and dollars. About six-hundred-thousand dollars paid for the British TV interview.

(French and Israeli tv)

Hundreds of thousands more from further sales in more than thirty countries.
But if this was checkbook journalism the British interviewer says, that's show business.

(SOT Jon Snow -- British Interviewer)

0343 she was a commodity everybody knew the first time out she had a value. (MP) but in the end you do it. (js) one does it in the end...
Newspaper serialization and glossy magazine rights sold around the world will also make Lewinsky's high priced lawyers happy. And to help sales along Monica will do a book signing tour here next week.

(On cam)

So the Monica Inc train has left the station -- ahead of schedule. She was considered such a hot property here that stores (see unpacking books) were actually putting her book out for sale a day early. (Back oncam) No commercial opportunity is being missed. In fact, in memory of that famous dress, (tv invu) one of the advertising slots during TV interview... (See Vanish ad) was purchased by the manufacturers of... a stain remover.))

[E-Wilson-Jason]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 20:02]
[GRAPHIC=Jason-Project]


Roanoke area students are on a 200-thousand dollar trip to peru- thanks to a local arts group.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's called the Jason Project -- an interactive satellite broadcast.
The project links students to the man who discovered Titanic- Robert Ballard is now exploring the rainforests of Peru.
Almost four thousand students watch him experiment with animals and plants in the rainforest, then copy those tests here.
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[SOT 12:08:18]
[IN Q=We did]

((WE DID A SIMULATION OF THE CANOPY WALKWAY AND WE MADE THEM OUT OF POPSICLE STICKS, STRINGS, AND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF GLUE. IT WAS REALLY FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Danielle Petrosky/Student;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it was really fun]
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[VO-NAT]


Project leaders hope that next week students will actually be able to ask Robert Ballard questions and hear his answers.
The local project cost 200-thousand-dollars for this year alone.
Roanoke's Square Society raised the money to pay for it.
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[anchor=melanie]


Don't forget to watch News 7 at 5 and News 7 at 6 ..... Patrick Evans will have a live update from the rainforests of Peru.

[E-Tech-Minister]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-8 34:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Father Jack Wilcox's official title is Episcopal Chaplain to Virginia Tech.
But, he's taking his work far beyond the pulpit these days.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :01]
[SUPER=01-Alex Tighe/Tech Student; :18]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jack Wilcox; :44]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:31 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Blacksburg.]
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[SOT 23.26.08 - 23.26.15]
[IN Q=I'm Father Jack]

((I'M FATHER JACK. HOW ARE YOU DOIN? ALEX, HOW ARE YOU DOIN'? )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=are you doin'.]


A friendly greeting and kegs full of hot water and coffee aren't the typical offerings at area homes at 11 o'clock on Friday nights.
But, then again this is Father Jack's place.
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[SOT 23.33.01 - 23.33.14]
[IN Q=We walked by the first]

((ALEX TIGHE: WE WALKED BY THE FIRST TIME AND I WAS LIKE WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? AND, THEN WE JUST WALKED BY AGAIN AND JUST STOPPED BY AND IT'S UNEXPECTED. I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD EXPECT THIS KIND OF GENEROSITY.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=this kind of generosity.]


But generosity doesn't compel him.
He says it's a matter of acting out his faith and meeting students on their terms-- as they file past his home in search of a party--sometimes returning after drinking to excess.
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[SOT 16.01.20 - 16.01.40]
[IN Q=I do grieve when]

((FATHER JACK WILCOX:I DO GRIEVE WHEN THEY DRINK TOO MUCH ESPECIALLY WHEN THE UNDERAGE STUDENTS DRINK. I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO BE A REALITY ANYMORE. AND, IT IS A REALITY AND THEY'RE THERE AND THEY NEED SOME HELP. )) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=need some help.]


He leaves lecturing to college professors and preaching to the pulpit-- bringing up religion when students ask questions.
But signs of his convictions are evident, alongside handouts for those in need of more serious help.
Donations have been coming in as word of his late-night ministry has spread.
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[SOT 23.11.58 - 23.12.08]
[IN Q=Donation to your]

((DONATION TO YOUR PROGRAM. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT. WE'LL YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS EITHER. GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=thank you.]


But, Father Jack suggests this challenge to others..
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[SOT 16.05.44 - 16.05.51]
[IN Q=I don't see]

((FATHER JACK WILCOX:I DON'T SEE THIS AS JUST SOMETHING THAT I DO. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COMMUNITY OUT AND DOING SOME THINGS POSITIVE FOR THE STUDENTS, INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT THE STUDENTS.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=about the students.]

Stacey Martin, News 7, Blacksburg.))