[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A weekend fire that destroyed several buildings and killed two men at the International Paper plant in Stuart continues to burn this morning.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Virginia Tech names its 15th school President.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


We continue riding the wave of high pressure....no rain in the forseeable future and more unseasonably mild temperatures.
Record highs are very possible this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-Stuart-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-47 13:53]
[GRAPHIC=IP-Deadly Fire]


The fire at the International Paper plant in Stuart is still burning this morning.
Yesterday,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Last Night;]

emergency personnel said the two men who were killed most likely sparked the fire while dismantling a wood silo - with a cutting torch.
Volunteer firefighters have been battling heavy smoke and exhaustion from working around the clock to contain the fires.
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[SOT 2:11:02 - :07]
[IN Q=We hope the wind]

((CHRIS CORBETT/FIREFIGHTER: WE HOPE THE WIND DOESN'T PICK UP ANY MORE OR THAT COULD CAUSE US SOME PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Corbett/Stuart Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=could cause us some problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


34-year-old William Walls from Greensboro and 38-year old Gene Gobble Junior from High Point were killed in the fire.
Both were contractors for a Greensboro company.
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[Royal]


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


The man who killed a Hampton police officer in 1994 will be executed tonight unless the U-S Supreme Court or Governor Gilmore intervenes.
Thomas Lee Royal, Junior pleaded guilty to shooting the officer in the head.
Royal would be the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.

[E-Tech-President]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:04:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]


With a unanimous vote- Virginia Tech's Board of Visitors has named a new leader for the new millenium.
Yesterday the board chose Charles (Stee-ger) Steger as the university's 15-th President.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The 52-year old is a familiar face around campus.
Steger received his undergraduate, masters and P-H-D at Virginia Tech and is currently the school's Vice President for Development and University Relations.
He also led the university's recently-completed fundraising campaign, in which more than 337- million dollars was raised... An amount that exceeded the school's goal by 35- percent.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We felt]

((TOM RUST/BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBER: WE FELT THAT HE WOULD TRULY, HE HAD THE VISION FOR THE UNIVERSITY THAT WE SHARE AND THAT HE WILL HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND THERE WOULD BE, TO USE A FOOTBALL TERM, NO FUMBLE AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE A CONTINUED MOVE TOWARDS THE GOAL LINE. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom Rust/Board of Visitors Member; :00]
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[OUT Q=GOAL LINE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Steger is taking over for Paul Torgerson-- who is retiring at the end of the year.
He already has a game plan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I will]

((I WILL WORK TO ADVANCE THIS FINE INSTITUTION WITH SKILL AND DETERMINATION.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/President-Designate; :00]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=skill and determination.]
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[VO-NAT]


Steger will take over January first.
He beat out 40 candidates for the job.
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[Keith]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 99 Recount]


Montgomery County's Commonwealth's Attorney is petitioning the circuit court for an election re-count.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/October 21]


Incumbent Phil Keith lost the election to Christiansburg Attorney Joey Showalter by 50-votes.
Keith says he believes he owes it to the voters to ASK for the re-count.
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[school-expulsion]


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


The Reverend Jesse Jackson will file a federal lawsuit against a Decatur, Illinois high school today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Decatur, IL;]

[3:00:44]
He's protesting the school board's decision to expel seven black students involved in a fight during a football game.
They were initially suspended for two years but the punishment was reduced to one year after pressure from Jackson last night at a school board meeting.
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[SOT]

[3:01:36-43]
[IN Q=sixty days is enough...]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Jackson/Rainbow Coalition;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=to reorient their lives.]
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[VO-NAT]

[3:02]
School officials may close three high schools for a second day because Jackson has vowed to lead a protest march.
School officials have warned that Jackson and any other protester attempting access onto school grounds will be arrested.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, the high school girls basketball post season has begun.
Mike Stevens has highlights from last night's action.
Good Morning Mike.
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[OUT Q=latest on that]



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[Small Studio]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=07-Diana Wilson]
[SUPER=07-Steve Wilson]
[SUPER=07-Chico Wilson]




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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: band benefit))

[E-Bunting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:56:19]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


As the word works its way down the Chain of Command at V-M-I, the buck has two stops along the way named Bunting.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Friday]


There's General Josiah Bunting, the College President.
And then there's his son, Charlie, President of the Class of 2001.
CADET Bunting says it's not much of a problem for him, because he doesn't answer to the Superintendent.
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[SOT 1:34:45]
[IN Q=If he were]

((IF HE WERE THE COMMANDANT, IT WOULD BE A MUCH DIFFERENT STORY. BUT HE'S THE SUPERINTENDENT, SO HE'S FAR UP ENOUGH TO WHERE WE DON'T REALLY HAVE TO HAVE ANY CONFLICTS. AND MY FATHER AND I ARE GREAT FRIENDS ANYWAY. SO IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY NICE.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Bunting/VMI Junior Class President]
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[OUT Q=pretty nice.]
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[VO-NAT]


AT Friday's class ring ceremony, CHARLIE Bunting thanked his parents for caring for him when he was "too young to crawl, too young to walk and far too young to march."
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[E-Airport-Radar]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-39 44:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you've ever flown in or out of the Lynchburg airport, you might be surprised to know there was "no" local radar tracking your plane through central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


That all changed yesterday when the Federal Aviation Administration dedicated a new terminal radar tower for the Lynchburg Regional Airport.
Previously, controllers in Washington D.C. and Roanoke kept track of airplanes around Lynchburg.
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[SOT 12:00:30]
[IN Q=This radar covers]

((MARK COURTNEY/LYNCHBURG AIRPORT MANAGER: THIS RADAR COVERS A 60- MILE RADIUS AND JUST BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT KIND OF ENHANCED COVERAGE, ABSOLUTELY ALL- WEATHER COVERAGE IN THIS PART OF CENTRAL VIRGINIA, IS REALLY VERY IMPORTANT FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT AS WELL AS A RELIABILITY STANDPOINT.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Lynchburg Airport Manager]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=a reliability standpoint.]
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[VO-NAT]


The F-A-A is in the midst of a major overhaul of the nation's airport radar systems.
Lynchburg's tower has actually been in operation since August.
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[Egyptair-crash]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Egyptair Crash]


The search for the black boxes from Egyptair Flight 9-90 continues around the clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport, RI;]

[3:16:55]
Safety officials hope the cockpit voice and flight data recorders will help explain why the plane crashed.
But they remain buried underneath wreckage more than 200 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean off Nantucket Island.
An eight-thousand pound robot named Magnum is the latest piece of equipment to join the search.
Today it will get help from Deep Drone, a robot that earlier searched the ocean floor for 13 hours without success.

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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, folks with high blood pressure might want to pick up a pet.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((You've heard all the standard advice for a healthy heart. Don't smoke and get some exercise, etc. etc. What happens when people actually follow all those etc. Well a study of more than 84 thousand nurses found by following all the etc.'s you can cut your risk of heart disease by a huge 82%. Those rules are don't smoke, don't be overweight, 30 minutes of exercise every day have one alcoholic drink every day eat low fat, eat high fiber. But here's the catch, only 1% of those 84% were able to follow those rules every day. Also why one of the best treatments for high blood pressure may be named Fido or Kitty.
VT=VO

Researchers at the American Heart Association say people with high blood pressure can get even better control by having a dog or cat. In the study, when people get stressed out , their blood pressure shot up almost 3o points. After getting a pet, blood pressures went up about 6 points.
VT=VO

Want a healthier liver? Have a drink. Sounds completely the opposite of what you think But researchers at the University of Manitoba say one drink per day can actually stimulate the liver to repair itself and stay healthy. Have one more drink though, and that's when problems happen.
VT=VO

And finally today, who's best at deciding what medical care you need. One of the nation's largest HMO's, United Healthcare says its your doctor. United says it's getting rid of all the red tape when it comes to giving the of for procedure or test. They say yes 99% of the time anyway. It all means less hassle for you and your doctor anyway. ON CAM And that's a look at today's top health news. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[Small Studio]
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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]


A weekend fire that destroyed several buildings and killed two men at the International Paper plant in Stuart continues to burn this morning.
Officials said smoke from the fire isn't toxic, but they're concerned that another flare-up could ignite tons of stored wood particles.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Virginia Tech's new president is a current vice president at the University who spearheaded the school's 337 million dollar fund drive.
Charles Steger (Stee-ger) will take over January first.
Steger is now the school's vice president for development and university relations.
He'll succeed Paul Torgersen, who's retiring.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Faced with another march on a school, the Decatur, Illinois, school superintendent will decide this morning whether to reopen three high schools.
They were closed yesterday after the Reverend Jesse Jackson said he would lead a march to protest the expulsion of seven black students.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Tech-President]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-38 1:04:16]
[GRAPHIC=Steger]


Charles Steger (Stee-ger) will lead Virginia Tech into the New Millenium.
Yesterday, he was Tech's unanimous choice as the school's 15-th President.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


The 52-year old is a familiar face around campus.
Steger received his undergraduate, masters and P-H-D at Virginia Tech and is currently the school's Vice President for Development and University Relations.
He also led the university's recently-completed fundraising campaign, in which more than 337- million dollars was raised... An amount that exceeded the school's goal by 35- percent.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=We felt]

((TOM RUST/BOARD OF VISITORS MEMBER: WE FELT THAT HE WOULD TRULY, HE HAD THE VISION FOR THE UNIVERSITY THAT WE SHARE AND THAT HE WILL HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND THERE WOULD BE, TO USE A FOOTBALL TERM, NO FUMBLE AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE A CONTINUED MOVE TOWARDS THE GOAL LINE. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom Rust/Board of Visitors Member; :00]
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[OUT Q=GOAL LINE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Steger is taking over for Paul Torgerson-- who is retiring at the end of the year.
He already has a game plan.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I will]

((I WILL WORK TO ADVANCE THIS FINE INSTITUTION WITH SKILL AND DETERMINATION.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/President-Designate; :00]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=skill and determination.]
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[VO-NAT]


Steger will take over January first.
He beat out 40 candidates for the job.
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[Tech-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 TC36:47]
[GRAPHIC=Tech Travel Plans]


Meanwhile, a lot of Tech students and football fans are thinking about going bowling.
Virginia Tech could go to Sugar Bowl this year .. even though they are ranked number three.
Despite the rankings fans are already making preliminary travel plans for New Orleans.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=if you think]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :07]
[SUPER=01-David Barnhart/Travel Consultant; :17]
[SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA Branch Manager; :45]
[SUPER=01-Carly Gagen-Cheeney/Tech Fan; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Kate1; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke.]

((If you think waiting to make your travel plans to the Sugar Bowl is a good idea, some travel agents say - think again. Adventure Travel in Roanoke has already sold a fourth of their New Orleans package to Hokie fans not wanting to be left at home this year.
[SOT 2:52]
[INQ=]

((DAVID BARNHART/TRAVEL CONSULTANT: THE MORE TECH KEEPS WINNING THE MORE WE KEEP SELLING AND WE EXPECT TO BE FULLY SOLD OUT.))
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That's exactly what happened when the Hokies went to the Sugar Bowl in 1995. And with the team's last-minute win over West Virginia Saturday, fans are preparing just in case the team goes to New Orleans. But there are some things to keep in mind when you're looking for the best package deal that includes airline tickets, hotel, and of course Sugar Bowl tickets.
[SOT 7:52]
[INQ=]

((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA BRANCH MANAGER:I THINK WHAT YOU NEED TO LOOK FOR IS, IS THIS A REPUTABLE TOUR COMPANY THAT HAS PUT THIS TOGETHER. THERE ARE A ZILLION DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT ARE GOING TO COME OUT WITH THESE KINDS OF PACKAGES.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 15]

And while fans are making reservations they're also buying tee-shirts, hats, --almost anything with the Virginia Tech logo on it.
[SOT 17:38:06]
[INQ=]

((CARLY GAGEN-CHEENEY/VT FAN: DEFINITELY MORE SALES I CAN SEE A LOT MORE PEOPLE COMING IN HERE AND BEING BIGGER SUPPORTERS.))
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[RUNS= 5]

Even though the Hokies are still only contenders for the Sugar Bowl one thing is for sure -- Hokie fans don't want to miss a minute of the team's success this year. [STANDUP]
[INQ=]

((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: EVEN THOUGH HOKIE FANS ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE NUMBER THREE RANKING THEY ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THE TEAM WILL IMPROVE THEIR STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE SO THEY HAVE A BID TO THE SUGAR BOWL. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[2-Royal]


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


Unless the U-S Supreme Court or Governor Gilmore intervenes, the man who killed a Hampton police officer in 1994 will be executed tonight.
Thomas Lee Royal, Junior pleaded guilty to shooting the officer in the head.
Royal would be the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.

[2-E-Stuart-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-47 13:53]
[GRAPHIC=IP-Deadly Fire]


Firefighters say it could be days before the fire at the International Paper plant in Stuart is out.
Yesterday,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Last Night;]

emergency personnel said the two men who were killed most likely sparked the fire while dismantling a wood silo - with a cutting torch.
Volunteer firefighters have been battling heavy smoke and exhaustion from working around the clock to contain the fires.
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[SOT 2:11:02 - :07]
[IN Q=We hope the wind]

((CHRIS CORBETT/FIREFIGHTER: WE HOPE THE WIND DOESN'T PICK UP ANY MORE OR THAT COULD CAUSE US SOME PROBLEMS.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Corbett/Stuart Firefighter;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=could cause us some problems.]
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[VO-NAT]


34-year-old William Walls from Greensboro and 38-year old Gene Gobble Junior from High Point were killed in the fire.
Both were contractors for a Greensboro company.
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[S-IP-OSHA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:58:51]
[GRAPHIC=International Paper]


This fire marks the second time this year that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has investigated the plant.
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[VO-NAT]


Last April an explosion sent four men to the hospital with severe burns.
International Paper was cited and fined in connection with that incident.
OSHA found two safety violations and fined the company 67-hundred-50 dollars in fines.
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[Clinton-internet]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


President Clinton made history last night, becoming the first president to hold a virtual town hall meeting, via the internet.
Mark Knoller reports.
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[3:11;08]
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[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Knoller/Reporting;]
[RUNS=2:32]
[OUT Q=The White House.]

((Information: v/o: as the webcast began, several minutes later than promised, the president called it exciting and historic.
SOT CLINTON (opening statement): its like FDRs fireside chats and pres kennedy's live press conferences, this first pre

s town hall meeting on the internet taps the most modern technology for the old fashioned communication between the american people and their president. v/o: it may have been modern technology - but it didn't always work as advertised. there were a number of glitches as moderator AL FROM of the Democratic Leadership Council which sponsored the event - tried to call in others taking part
SOT AL FROM, Dem Ldrshp Council: Mayor Cunningham can you hear me. we lose him. well this is a new technology.

v/o: so they tried to go to another mayor. and that didn't work.
SOT AL it takes a long time for this to travel across the country. mayor gonzales?. we lost him.....we'll come back to

mayor gonzales in a moment. we'll try to come back to mayor gonzales in a moment. v/o: when it finally worked the president seemed delighted.
SOT CLINTON (laughs heartily) THIS IS GREAT!

v/o: but it was slow going. just 23 members of the virtual town hall audience had their questions put to the president.
most of them were softballs -- and sounded like the white house staff had logged on.
SOT: will medicare ever pay for medications.
SOT FROM: what else can you do in your pres term to help the common people have health care reform before you leave off

ice. v/o: they gave the president a chance to deliver some of his standard pitches. but a few provided comic relief. cynthia in arizona wanted to know what ordinary folks should do to prepare for Y2K
SOT CLINTON we've had so many jokes about that - about taking our pickups to arizona. and all. the answer is no. i wou

ldnt becuase i think america's in good shape. v/o: another web surfer wanted to know if the president would like to serve another term.
SOT CLINTON well i love the job and i would continue to do it if i could. but we've had a two term system since truman

- i respect it and honor it and try to find some way to be useful to my country and the causes i believe in around the world when i leave the whte house. CLOSE: it was the first time the president had done a live interactive chat on the internet. but as an event - it didn't break much new ground. two decades ago, then president jimmy carter spent an hour taking questions from callers - on something called - the radio. mk, cbsn the wht hs.))

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[SUPER=01-Matt Little/"Night Train"]
[SUPER=01-Wes Feazelle/"Night Train"]
[SUPER=01-Chico Wilson/"Night Train"]




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[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: band benefit))

[2-Egyptair-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A source close to the Egyptair Crash investigation says the Navy has located one of the two black boxes the plane.
The source says the Navy is in the process of hauling it onto a ship.


[PITT-STALKER]


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


A young woman accused of stalking actor Brad Pitt may be in violation of her parole.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA;]


In February Athena Marie Rolando pleaded guilty to trespassing.
Police found her in Pitt's Hollywood Hills mansion wearing his clothing.
She had to appear in court yesterday when she quit going to court-ordered counseling.
She told a judge she couldn't afford the sessions.
The judge set another hearing next week to determine whether Rolando's claims are legitimate.
If she is found in violation of her probation she could do jail time.
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[E-Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mron]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-32 2:05:34]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft Fallout]


If you have money in the stock market, you've probably been watching Microsoft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A number of local investors own stock in the company, either directly or through a mutual fund.
And since a federal judge called Microsoft a monopoly ... many were concerned about what the preliminary ruling might mean for their money.
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[SOT 1:27:24 ////// 1:32:17]
[IN Q=it's a concern]

((BILL MERCER/MICROSOFT INVESTOR: IT'S A CONCERN, OBVIOUSLY. BECAUSE IT'S A LARGE PART OF WHAT I'M GOING TO HAVE WHEN I RETIRE.///////1:32:09 -- GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: MANY PEOPLE, THROUGH THEIR 401 (K), HAVE POSITIONS IN MICROSOFT, WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Mercer/Microsoft Investor; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A. G. Edwards; :04]
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[OUT Q=know it or not]
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[VO-NAT]


Microsoft makes up a significant part of some of the most popular funds.
So if the stock falls, it could have at least a small impact on many people.
So far, the stock is holding ground.
And many experts say if regulators break up Microsoft ... investors would cash in.
They would own stock in a number of smaller high-tech companies with the potential to make more money.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
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In sports, they've remained undefeated thus far, but the Virginia Tech Hokies remain number three in the B-C-S polls.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, folks]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=weekend with Miami]



[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]


The fire at the International Paper plant in Stuart is still burning this morning.
Yesterday, emergency personnel said the two men who were killed most likely sparked the fire while dismantling a wood silo - with a cutting torch.
Volunteer firefighters have been battling heavy smoke and exhaustion from working around the clock to contain the fires.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
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Charles Steger will lead Virginia Tech into the New Millenium.
Yesterday, Tech's board of visitors unanimously chose him as the school's 15-th President.
The 52-year old is a familiar face around campus.
Steger received his undergraduate, masters and P-H-D at Virginia Tech and is currently the school's Vice President for Development and University Relations.
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Despite the current B-C-S rankings, some Tech fans are already making travel plans for New Orleans.
Adventure Travel in Roanoke has already sold a fourth of their New Orleans package to Hokie fans not wanting to be left at home this year.
And while some fans are making reservations others are buying tee-shirts, hats, --almost anything with the Virginia Tech logo on it.
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