[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Authorities in Henry County are engaged in an apparent standoff.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And two young boys were killed in a fire in Rockbridge County.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Henry-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#00-01 TC1:07:42]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Dozens of police officers have surrounded a home in Henry County.
(XXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
That's where officers apparently tried to serve a warrant this morning when shots were fired.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Surae/Starlink]


Surae Chinn is on the scene and has the details.
[Live=Surae Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=06-Henry Co.;]
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(ROLLCUE: What we've heard.)
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[VO-NAT]
[RUNS=:30]
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[Live=Surae Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Henry Co.;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Surae/Starlink]



[Rockbridge-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A house fire near Lexington last night killed two children.
Authorities say the fire started just before midnight,
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP] at the home of Frances Chittum and Kenny Higgins two miles north of the city.
Two children, a 12-year-old and a 7-year-old were killed.
Higgins and a set of four-year-old twins managed to escape from the house with minor injuries.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Chittum was at work at the time of the fire.
Investigators have not yet found out how the fire started. But preliminary indications are it was an accident.

[Blacksburg-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=599-18 TC1:46:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Virginia Tech student who left her newborn's body in a Blacksburg dumpster was arrested this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 11]


21- year old Rosetta Elizabeth Clark was charged with improperly disposing of the dead baby.
She's being held this afternoon on two-thousand dollars bond.
Police found the baby boy wrapped in several plastic bags in a dumpster one week ago.
Last Friday, a medical examiner ruled that the boy was dead at birth.
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[shooting-rampage]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Police negotiations have resumed with a suspected killer who is holding three people hostage at home in a Baltimore suburb.
Joseph Palczynski had been at large for several days after reportedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend.
She managed to escape, but police say Palczynski then went on a shooting rampage killing four others.
Cathy Moss has the latest.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dundalk, MD; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Toohey/Baltimore Police Department; :40]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/Reporting; 1:02]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((WITH SWAT TEAMS SURROUNDING THE SUBURBAN BALTIMORE HOME, POLICE HAVE BEEN ON THE PHONE WITH JOSEPH PALCZYNSKI TRYING TO NEGOTIATE A PEACEFUL END. INSTEAD, HE'S BEEN AGITATED AND AT TIMES HAS BEEN SHOOTING OUT OF WINDOWS.
(NATSOT, YESTERDAY)

31-YEAR OLD JOSEPH PALCZYNSKI HAS BEEN ON THE RUN SINCE MARCH 7TH. FRIENDS AND FAMILY HAVE SAID HE SUFFERS FROM MANIC DEPRESSION. HE'S SUSPECTED OF KILLING 4 PEOPLE AND KIDNAPPING HIS GIRLFRIEND. SHE ESCAPED UNHARMED AND IS NOW BELIEVED TO BE UNDER POLICE PROTECTION. BUT FRIDAY NIGHT, PALCZYNSKI SHOT HIS WAY INTO HER MOTHER'S HOME, NOW HOLDING HER, HER BOYFRIEND AND HIS SON HOSTAGE. THEY ARE REPORTEDLY UNHARMED, BUT POLICE WON'T DETAIL WHAT, IF ANY THREAT HE'S MAKING.
(SOT, BILL TOOHEY, SPOKESMAN, BALTIMORE POLICE)

MEANWHILE, RESIDENTS IN SURROUNDING HOUSES ARE PRISONERS IN THEIR OWN HOMES, ALTHOUGH POLICE HAVE USED ARMORED VEHICLES TO RETRIEVE THOSE WHO NEED TO LEAVE.
(SOT POSSIBLE NEIGHBOR)
(MOSS STANDUP CLOSE)))



[Danville-Body]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Still no word on how a woman found in the Dan River died.
An autopsy was scheduled for this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday]


A police officer found the body of 38 year old Sandra Cobbs floating in about four feet of water yesterday afternoon.
She was reported missing earlier in the day.
Police do not suspect foul play, but are not ruling it out yet.
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[CLINTON-TRIP]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Security surrounding President Clinton's visit to Bangladesh has been tightened following Anti-American demonstrations.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dhaka, Bangladesh;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=NATS OF PROTESTESTING]
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[VO-NAT]

[6:50;24]
A coalition of leftist parties, opposed to U-S world trade and economic policies, has begun demonstrations. [6:04:12]
President Clinton has not traveled to Bangladesh empty-handed.
He's brought 97 million dollars in food aid.
The president also revealed that his six day trip will include a stop in Geneva to meet with the President of Syria.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[6:36] ((PRESIDENT CLINTON:I DON'T WONT TO UNDULY RAISE EXPECTATIONS BUT I THINK THIS IS AN APPROPRIATE THING FOR ME TO DO TO TRY TO GET THIS BACK ON TRACK SO THAT OUR OBJECTIVES OF HAVING COMPREHENSIVE PEACE CAN GO FORWARD." ))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=can go forward.]
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[VO-NAT]


Peace negotiations between Israel and Syria resumed in December after a lapse of more than three years.
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[POPE]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]


Pope John Paul is calling for religious unity -- as he begins the first pilgrimage to the Holy Land in more than 30 years.
Jesse Schulman has the story from Jerusalem.
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[SOT]

[10:28:55]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Amman, Jordan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:55]
[RUNS=2:07]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Jerusalem.]


[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come on News 7 at Noon-- getting women pumped up about firefighting.
A new effort is underway-- we'll tell you all about it.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the early results of the Waco Siege reenactment are in-- and the government is claiming victory.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[FBI-TESTS]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Government officials say an early review of films from its reenactment of the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, bolsters their case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Hood, TX;]

[3:11:15]
The government maintains its forces fired no shots on the final day of the siege, when the F-B-I launched a tear-gassing operation designed to end the 51-day standoff.
U-S Attorney Mike Bradford says they've been comparing yesterday's field test at For Hood with tapes of the 19-93 siege.
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[SOT]

[6;16;26-32]
[IN Q=We are very pleased with the results...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bradford/U. S. Attorney;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=compound that day.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Branch Davidian plaintiffs suing the government for wrongful death say the field test will confirm that rapid-fire bursts of light appearing on surveillance footage indicate gunfire from government positions.
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[E-Fire-Women]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-05 20:08]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Roanoke Valley fire and rescue officials hope a new program will get more women interested in joining the force.


Joy Sutton has the details.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Fighting a fire]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 19; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :09]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 30, 1998; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dana Perry/Roanoke Fire & Rescue; :23]
[SUPER=01-Erin Garvin/Future Class Instructor; :39]
[SUPER=@Joy1; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=N7, Roanoke Co.]

((Fighting a fire -- is not an easy task -- that's why all fire and rescue personnel in the Roanoke Valley must now pass the same physical ability test.
But far too often faces like these are not seen out in the field. Women account for less then 5-percent of the paid fire fighters and rescue workers in Roanoke and Salem.
Many believe the physical ability test has something to do with it.
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[SOT 4:01]
[IN Q=I think women]

((DANA PERRY/PIO ROANOKE FIRE AND RESCUE: I THINK WOMEN ARE PRETTY MUCH INTIMIDATED WHEN THEY TRY OUT AND THERE ARE THREE HUNDRED MEN THERE.))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=men there]


Not to mention the test is intense. That's why the local fire and rescue departments are teaming-up with a local gym to provide training for the test, specifically designed for women.
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[SOT 8:41]
[IN Q=I thought it would be]

((ERIN GARVIN/CLASS INSTRUCTOR; WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS ESTABLISH A STRONG FOUNDATION ON MUSCULAR STRENGTH, MUSCULAR ENDURANCE AND CARDIO RESPIRATORY FITNESS))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=fitness]


And they have to perform a variety of tasks like the stair climb, the hose drag, and the equipment carry.
(///// SOT /////)
[nat sot instuctor on the bar SOT11:08]
[IN Q=In a lot of the excercises ]

((ERIN GARVIN: IN A LOT OF THE EXERCISES AND DRILLS THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT A SINGLE JOINT. THEY HAVE TO USE THEIR UPPER BODY STRENGTH))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=a lot of the excercises]


From the nautilus equipment, to stepping exercises to cardio work outs -- this is all part of the training.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT stand-up tape 1:32:50]
[IN Q=As the class progresses]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AS THE CLASS PROGRESSES PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE TO CARRY A BACK-PACK TO SIMULATE WHAT THEY'LL HAVE TO WEAR IN THE FIELD AS A FIREFIGHTER))
[RUNS= 7]
[OUT Q=a fire fighter]


And Garvin says she's not just training the women to pass the test -- but she's pumping-up to take it right along with them.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=none]


The class is scheduled to begin next month at Cory Everson's gym in Roanoke County.


[E-Schulz]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=00-03 55:33]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The wife of a cartoon legend will visit Bedford this Memorial Day to honor D-Day veterans.
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[VO-NAT 99-54 1;53:38]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;]


Jeannie Schulz, widow of the late Peanuts cartoonist Charles Shulz, will be the featured speaker when part of Bedford's D-Day Memorial is unveiled.
Charles Schulz was a strong supporter of D-Day veterans.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News 7 at noon, Patrick will be here with the soggy forecast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the missing Oscars have turned up, now the question is who took them.
Stay with us.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[oscars]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Academy Awards]


I guess you could call him a Hollywood hero.
A man looking for boxes in a Los Angeles dumpster last night
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

stumbled upon the most wanted man in tinsletown, Oscar,
He found 53 gold plated statues that disappeared last week and were presumed stolen.
And now he make up an award of his own, 50-thousand dollars.
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[SOT]

[from am pkg]
[IN Q=FIFTY GRAND, I'M GOING...]
[SUPER=01-Willie Fullgear/Found Oscars;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=A LITTLE OLD HOUSE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two of the stolen Oscars remained unaccounted for.
Authorities say it's unlikely any of the awards would be returned in time for Sunday's show.
The Academy had already ordered dozens of replacements.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 117 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the field of 64 is now down to the Sweet 16.
We'll have second round action coming up,
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[VO-NAT ]

and Ward Burton cruises to victory in Darlington, winning the Mall-dot-com 400.
Patrick returns with highlights.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 (2:13)]
[GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo]


Pontiac won its first race at Darlington since 1963 as South Boston's Ward Burton crossed the line winning the Mall-dot-Com 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :]


Rick Mast had a good run early in the race. He moved from the 41-st position to the fourth position with 246 laps left in the race.
But the Pontiac of Bobby Labonte moved ahead of pole setter Jeff Gordon and took the lead with 229 laps left to go.

Then last week's winner Dale Earnhardt entered the picture. He started fourth and after 88 laps he moved to the second spot.
But again Pontiac led the race. This time it was Ward Burton and he was the leader at the halfway mark.
Then Dale Earnhardt Junior gets lose in turn two slides down the track and hits the inside wall bringing out the caution.
Burton took the lead with 47 laps to go and he holds off Dale Jarrett and claims his second Winston Cup Victory.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, right....]

((WARD BURTON/MALL.COM 400 WINNER: WELL, RIGHT THERE AT THE END I WAS HEARING A BUNCH OF NOISES. I STARTED KIND OF LOSING MY CONCENTRATION CAUSE I HADN'T BEEN IN THE SITUATION. I HAD TO REALLY BUCKLE DOWN THOSE LAST 4 TO 5 LAPS AND JUST HIM LINES RIGHT AND ACT LIKE ITS THE FIRST RACE AND DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Mall.Com 400 Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....about it."]
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Jarrett finished second, Dale Earnhardt third, Tony Stewart fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.


[UVA-Women]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


Virginia's women are a step closer to a championship run.
U-V-A won their second round game beating Boston College 74 to 70 last night in Charlottesville.
Telisha Quarles scored 24 and Renee Robinson added 19 to lead the Lady Cavaliers.
They now advance to the Mideast semifinals in Memphis next weekend.

[S-Duke]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 (1:47:50)]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


Upsets were the name of the game in the second round of the N-C-double-A tournament. But Duke held on and advances to the sweet 16.
Shane Battier scored 21 points and blocked 8 shots as the Blue Devils beat Kansas 69 - 64.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/CBS Sports; :]


The Duke cheerleaders pumped up the crowd for the game.
Duke's Carlos Boozer blocks the Drew Golden shot at one end of the floor and the Blue Devils then run the floor. Chris Carrawell finishes scoring the layup, but Duke trailed by four.
Kansas gets it out on the run.
Kenny Gregory goes high on the board for the layup and the Jayhawks led by 5.
[SUPER=33-Duke/69/Kansas/64/;]


But Duke took the lead in the second half and Boozer put the Blue Devils up with 53 seconds left and Duke wins it 69 to 64. (------------)