[Wythe-Suspects]

[ANCHOR=Mel]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-16 :42]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The two suspects in last week's standoff in Wythe County were in court this morning to face a string of charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


20-year-old Angela Tanner is being held without bail on 13 felony charges after her arraignment this morning.
Her boyfriend, 37-year-old Dennis Lewis faces the same charges... including assault, carjacking and abduction.
The couple surrendered Thursday night at the home of their hostages, after a crime spree that began in Tennessee and ended Wythe County.
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[cuban-boy]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Another step toward's Elian Gonzelez's reunion with his father takes place today, when the boy's Miami relatives meet with psychologists about the best way to hand the boy over.
Bobbi Harley reports from Miami.
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[SOT]

[11:30UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eduardo Rasco/Relative's Attorney; :16]
[SUPER=01-Eric Holder/Assistant Attorney General; :40]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Alarcon/Cuban National Assembly; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting; 1:31]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MIAMI.]

((
ALMOST ALL INVOLVED AGREE THIS LITTLE BOY WILL SOON SEE HIS FATHER AGAIN THE PROBLEM COMES WITH JUST HOW TO BRING THAT ABOUT.
FOR THE RELATIVES CARING FOR ELIAN GONZALEZ SINCE HE WAS PICKED UP AT SEA THEIR MIAMI HOME IS THE ONLY PLACE FOR THAT REUNION.

SOT EDUARDO RASCO/RELATIVES ATTORNEY - HE FEELS COMFORTABLE HERE, HE

FEELS SAFE AND I BELIEVE IF HIS FATHER COME HERE IT WILL HELP HIM GREATLY EASE THE THE ANXIETY THAT HE HAS.
BUT FOR JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ THE CUBAN FATHER WHO WANTS TO CLAIM HIS CHILD THIS SCENE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR ANY REUNION WITH PROTESTERS CAMPED OUTSIDE THAT HOME WHO WANT TO KEEP ELIAN IN MIAMI AUTHORITIES DONT LIKE IT EITHER

SOT ERIC HOLDER/ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL - I HOPE EVERYONE WILL KEEP IN

MIND THE WELL BEING OF THIS LITTLE BOY AND NOT SUBJECT HIM UNNECESSARILY TO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
TO FIGURE OUT WHATS THE BEST WAY FOR THE LITTLE BOY TO MEET HIS FATHER AGAIN JUAN MIGUEL MET WITH PSYCHOLOGISTS WHERE HES STAYING IN WASHINGTON, DC SUNDAY TODAY THE MIAMI RELATIVES ARE SCHEDULED TO DO THE SAME.
THE ONLY THING CLEAR ABOUT THIS SITUATION ONCE JUAN MIGUEL REGAINS CUSTODY OF ELIAN HE WILL EVENTUALLY TAKE HIM BACK TO CUBA A DECISION CUBAN LEADERS SAY THIS FATHER MADE ON HIS OWN.

SOT RICARDO ALARCON/CUBAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY - A CUBAN WITH HIS ENTIRE

FAMILY MEETING WITH THE PERSONS THAT HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY IN THE U-S TO GRANT HIM IMMEDIATE ADMISSION TO U-S TERRITORY AND LEGAL RESIDENCY...HE CHOOSE NOT TO ASK FOR THAT.
STANDUP FAMILY FILING ANOTHER BRIEF ON FEDERAL APPEAL.))

[lockheed-strike]


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


They're responsible for making the F-16 fighter, part of the fuselage for the F-22 fighter and parts for the Japanese military.
Now those machinists at Lockheed Martin are walking the picket line in Texas.
Jerry Strickland has the latest.
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[SOT]

[7:01:56]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-J. E. Russell/Lockheed Employee; :11]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Strickland/Reporting; :56]
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[OUT Q=endorsed by the union president]



[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]


That was Jerry Strickland reporting.

[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 11:14]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River]


Closer to home, Union workers at Dan River aren't on strike but unhappy with contract negotiations.
The workers have rejected the company's latest offer.
Surae Chinn has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Vote no]
[SUPER=01-Reginald McLaughlin/Union Worker; :10]
[SUPER=01-Christopher VanNordan/Union Worker; :28]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :34]
[SUPER=01-Michael Kendrick/Union Worker; :48]
[SUPER=01-Donald Cash/Union Leader; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(((natbreak: 15:32:11 "vote no")
[RUNS= :02]

Many union employees walked out angry and disappointed at their own union and Dan River Incorporated.
[SOT 15:34:13]

((REGINALD MCLAUGHIN/UNION WORKER: THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO OPEN UP OUR CONTRACT AND WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO VOTE. THE UNION SHOULD HAVE TOLD THEM NO.))
[RUNS= :07]

Workers did send the message to reject the company's offer. The proposed change would force some employees to work more hours and cut down on overtime pay.
Christopher Vannorden says he didn't like those options.
[SOT 15:28:52]

((CHRISTOPHER VANNORDEN/UNION WORKER: IN AROUND ABOUT WAY WE WERE TOLD IF WE DON'T GIVE IN WE'LL LOSE OUR JOBS.))
[RUNS= :07]
[SOT: 15:48:37]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: UNION EMPLOYEES VOTED AGAINST THE COMPANY'S OFFER TO RENOGOTIATE THE CURRENT CONTRACT. THEIR MAIN CONCERN? GIVING DAN RIVER MILLS THE OPTION OF REQUIRING SOME EMPLOYEES TO WORK 7 STRAIGHT 12 HOUR DAYS.))
[RUNS= :11]
[SOT 15:36:00]

((MICHAEL KENDRICK/UNION WORKER:I'M GOING TO BE WORKING MORE TIME FOR LESS MONEY THAT'S THE WAY I LOOK AT IT.))
[RUNS= :05]


Union leader Donald Cash says the vote was a chance to respond to the company's desires to expand the home fashions division, a more successful part of the plant, in Danville.
[SOT 15:43:45]

((DONALD CASH/UNION LEADER: APPARENTLY THE VOTE SHOWS AT THE EXPENSE OF A 12 HOURS DAY THEY DON'T WANT THE EXPANSION IN DANVILLE.))
[RUNS= :09]


Now Dan River Mills must decide, despite the vote down, if they will go ahead and expand and keep more jobs in Danville. The company would not comment on the vote until Monday. Surae Chinn News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=hold]


There are still 21 months left until the current contract expires. For now that contract stays in effect.


[Textile-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=EQU]
[TAPE#=99-59 1:28:37]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


The midnight deadline has passed for Governor Gilmore to sign or veto bills passed during this year's legislative session.
A full list of what the governor decided isn't expected to be released until later today. Gilmore did however ammend a multi million dollar budget provision intended to help laid-off textile workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Lawmakers wrote seven million dollars into the budget for emergency health insurance benefits for laid off workers in Martinsville and Henry County.
Gilmore has taken that money and created what he calls the Economic Crisis Recovery Grant program.
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[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=HOLD]

Instead of direct payments to workers, the new plan lets localities decide how to use the money. Eight more localities would now qualify and could use their portion of the funds for any unemployment relief they choose. Legislators may try to restore the original plan at the April 19th veto override session.




[helicopter-crash]


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


The Marine's four remaining Osprey aircraft are grounded for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marana, AZ;]

[3:05:55]
The Pentagon took the planes off line following Saturday's Osprey crash in Arizona that killed 19 Marines.
The MV-22 Osprey is a turboprop plane, but can take off and land like a helicopter.
A military spokesman says the crash occurred during a training exercise.
It was one of two Ospreys involved simulating the evacuation of civilians.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]



[SUPER=01-Lt. Mark Carter/Marine Spokesman;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=raging over there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Federal investigators spent yesterday going over the crash site.
Despite two other crashes during its development, the military says the osprey has met or exceeded all its requirements.
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[sk-summit]


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


For the first time.. the leaders of North and South Korea will meet.
The Korean summit could be a big step toward ending the last armed standoff of the Cold War.
Barry Petersen reports.
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[SOT]

[10-newspath]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea; :00]
[SUPER=03-Pyongyang, N. Korea; :07]
[SUPER=@File; :12]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Tokyo.]

((
(Locator: Seoul, South Korea)
(Today news conf)

Its a bombshell announcement...that in June...

(Kim Dae Jung)

South Korean President Kim Dae Jung will meet...face to face...with

(Other Kim)

North Koreas reclusive leader...Kim Jong Il...

(Pyongyang, N. Korea)

To be held in North Koreas capital...Pyongyang.

(File/war)

The first face to face presidential summit since the Korean war in the early 1950s...a war where Americans fought and died. There is still no formal peace treaty...just a shaky truce.

(US soldiers)

A truce that nearly 40-thousand Americans based in South Korea still help enforce.

(Floods)

What may be driving the North is a serious famine...and an economic collapse. There are also talks with Japan and the United States about normalizing relations with the North.

(Genl pix north)

The North remains one of the most isolated and unpredictable countries in the world...a last bastion of Marxism. Which means there can be an announcement today...but a change of position tomorrow...so its still not when the talks take place...but if. Bp, cbs news, tokyo.))

[Suspended-Students]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Danville school officials say eight middle school students were suspended for a week for using Kool-Aid in a way that imitated the use of illegal drugs.
Superintendent Andy Overstreet said some of the students were even sniffing the Kool-Aid. The seventh- and eighth-graders could have been suspended for a full year for using a look-alike drug. Instead, they received a lesser punishment under a statute that forbids the possession of contraband on school grounds. The suspensions occurred last month.

[Antique-Appraise]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-03 1:35:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Pulaski native has made appearances on several national television programs including the P-B-S hit, "The Antique Road Show."
Ken Farmer returned to Southwest Virginia and put his skills to work by taking part in Antique Appraisal Day in Blacksburg.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a really good]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;:07]
[SUPER=01-Ken Farmer/Antique Appraiser;18]
[SUPER=07-Linda Pfeiffer;1:19]
[SUPER=07-Nancy Smith;1:31]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:42]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=n7 blacksburg]
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[NAT SOT 15:19:06]
[IN Q=It's really good]
((NAT SOT: IT'S A REALLY GOOD PIECE... so you say 2500, WELL YEAH))
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[OUT Q=well yeah]


Ken Farmer's fans lined up behind his table -- each waiting to hear how much their antique item was worth --and to meet the man who is known nationwide as an appraiser on the Antique Road Show on P-B-S.
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[SOT 4:10:47]
[IN Q=I think the PBS]

((KEN FARMER: I THINK THE PBS AND OPRAH THING, I CONSIDER THAT A FOUND TREASURE. IT'S LIKE WHAT IS THIS GUY WHO GREW UP IN PULASKI, VIRGINIA AND IS HALF A HILL BILLY DOING ON NATIONAL TELEVISION))
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[OUT Q=national television]


Farmer was just one of several appraisers participating in the 2nd annual Antique Appraisal Day. Folks wanting an item appraised paid 10 dollars per piece.
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[NAT SOT4:14:57]
[IN Q=The leopard head]
((NAT SOT: THE LEOPARD HEAD THAT'S A HALL MARK, THAT NOTES VICTORIAN PERIOD))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=victorian period]


Farmer, who owns an auction house in Radford, says every object is different -- and that's what makes this job so exciting -- not to mention letting people know how valuable their piece of history is.
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[SOT4:10:04]
[IN Q=To me it's our job]

((KEN FARMER: TO ME IT'S OUR JOB TO PRESERVE AS MUCH AS WE CAN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS))
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[OUT Q=future generations]


Carl and Linda Pfeiffer brought in a book written in Latin from the 1500's -- and a civil war sword.
The sword was valued at around 15-hundred dollars -- Farmer wasn't too sure about the book -- but told the couple it was a unique item.
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[SOT15:22:43]
[IN Q=We enjoy having them]

((LINDA PFEIFFER: WE ENJOY HAVING THEM AND OUR KIDS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO APPRECIATE THEM. IT'S JUST AN INTERESTING HOBBY))

[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=hobby]


Nancy Smith brought in a piece of colonial silver -- that was valued between 10 and 50 thousand dollars.
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[SOT15:27:43]
[IN Q=It's just been handed down]

((NANCY SMITH: IT HAS JUST BEEN HANDED DOWN FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS AND MY OWN THREE GRAND CHILDREN WERE CHRISTENED WITH THIS BOWL))
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[OUT Q=this bowl]
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[SOT 15:06:40]
[IN Q=All of the proceeds]

(( JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: ALL OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENT WILL GO TO BENEFIT THE HISTORIC SMITHFIELD PLANTATION HOUSE BUILT IN 1773. WHICH IS NOW A MUSEUM AND A LIVING DOCUMENT OF HISTORY. THE LAST HOME OF COLONEL WILLIAM PRESTON, A FRONTIER LEADER, AND NOTED SURVEYOR WHO FOSTERED THE SETTLEMENT OF WESTERN LANDS. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG))
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[OUT Q=n7 blacksburg]))