[RADAR-Accident]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-12]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident in Salem this morning sent seven elderly people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


They were all passengers in a van belonging to the RADAR transportation service.
Salem police say the van collided with a truck at the intersection of Fourth and Market streets about 10:30.
Authorities say none of the injuries appears to be too serious.
Police do expect to place charges.
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[giuliani]


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


There may not be a November show down between Rudolph Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton after all.
The New York mayor toay revealed that he has cancer.
Cathy Moss has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani/(R) New York;]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=new york]

((SUGGESTED ANCHOR INTRO THE RACE BETWEEN HILLARY CLINTON AND MAYOR RUDI GIULIANI IS IN THE SPOT LIGHT. TODAY,THE MAYOR CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE AND ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS CANCER.
AFTER UNDERGOING TESTS FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.... NEW YORK CITY MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT HE HAS PROSTATE CANCER.

SOT: RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK CITY MAYOR

"IT'S AT A VERY EARLY STAGE OF THE DISEASE AND IT'S ALSO AT A VERY EARLY STAGE OF DETERMINING WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT."
THE 55 YEAR OLD MAYOR SAYS IT WILL COULD TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS OF CONSULATATIONS WITH SPECIALISTS BEFORE ANYONE DECIDES ON THE COURSE OF TREATMENT. IT'S ALSO UNKNOWN AT THIS POINT WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, THIS ANNOUCEMENT WILL HAVE ON GUILIANI'S SENATE CAMPAIGN.

SOT: GIULIANI AGAIN 10:10:28

"I HOPE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO RUN, BUT THE CHOICE I AM GOING TO MAKE ABOUT TREATMENT IS GOING TO BE CONTINGENT ON THE TREATMENT THAT GIVES ME THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A FULL AND COMPLETE CURE."
GIULIANI'S RACE AGAINST FIRST LADY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON HAS BEEN SHAPING UP TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST SEMATE FIGHTS OF ALL TIME. BOTH CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN VIRTUALLY EVEN IN THE POLLS.
FONT; CATHY MOSS O/C EXPERTS SAY PROSTRATE CANCER IS HIGHLY CURABLE IF CAUGHT IN ITS EARLY STAGE. GIULINAI'S FATHER DIED ON THE DISEASE IN 19-81.
CATHY MOSS, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))

[tape-reaction]


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


A woman whose daughter died at Columbine High School says the world doesn't need to see video images of her daughter being dragged from the scene.
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[VO-NAT]

[10:09:30] She's among the victims' family members denouncing yesterday's release of a videotape made in the shooting aftermath.
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[SOT]

[10:16:30]
[IN Q=]

(( "I saw Rachel's body over and over again. Kids were running past her, she was not covered, she had been moved by being dragged two or three times... it just broke my heart I just wept all the way through it. I wasn't prepared for that. ))
[SUPER=01-Beth Nimmo/Rachel Scott's Mother;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=i wasn't prepared for that.]
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[VO-NAT]


There's is music on some of the video, Nimmo calls it a glory music video.
And two music companies call it a violation of copyright laws.
One of the songs is Sarah McLachlan's ``I Will Remember You.''
Her label, Arista Records, is demanding that either the music on the tape be removed or the distribution of the tape be stopped.
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[M'ville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:47:35]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

Martinsville Police say one of the victims of Sunday night's double shooting is the daughter of the suspect they're looking for.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday]


Police have released the name of the second victim.
18 year old Stacey Evon Rendon-Valdovinos is recovering at Wake Forest University Medical Center.
The family has requested no information be released about her condition.
28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez died in the shooting.
Officers found his body in a restaurant parking lot.
Authorities are looking for 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon whom they suspect is the trigger man.
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[Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:42:34]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Radford man found guilty of plotting to kill three people was sentenced by a jury this morning to 30 years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Yesterday, jurors convicted Derrick Chapman of three counts of conspiring to commit capital murder.
Prosecutors said Chapman was hired in September by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
They also discussed killing DeMoranville's parents ... all for two-million dollars.
In jail on other charges, DeMoranville told police about the plan.
Chapman's attorneys said that he never intended to carry out the hits ... just to take the money.
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[Painter]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC44:53]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A well-known Blacksburg attorney is charged with setting fires in Montgomery County. Now he'll have to answer to those charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1996;]


Joseph Painter has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of arson and manufacturing explosives.
Sources say Painter is the suspect in a series of fires that in a subdivision being constructed behind his home.


Painter checked into an area hospital more than a week ago for undisclosed reasons.
He was unavailable for comment.
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[Mock-Disaster]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-20]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The American Red Cross is helping Cave Spring High School students prepare for Prom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

About 12-hundred teenagers watched a mock drunk driving accident in Victory Stadium this morning. The very real simulation is designed to stop students from drinking and driving by using actors with familiar faces.
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[SOT tc ]
[RUNS=:03]
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[SOT tc 22:33:08]
[IN Q=We know these]

((JASON YEATES/CAVE SPRING STUDENT: WE KNOW THESE PEOPLE AND IT'S GETS PERSONAL AND I DON'T THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE DRINKING AT ALL, BUT IF YOU ARE YOU NEED TO BE SAFE ABOUT IT. I THINK THIS PUT A MESSAGE OUT THERE THAT IT GETS PERSONAL SOMETIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Yeates/Cave Spring Student; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=personal somethimes.]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the eleventh year the Red Cross has done the mock alcohol disaster. So far, every high school with one exception has witnessed the fake prom night accident.
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[census]


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


If you haven't sent back your census form yet, get ready for a knock on your door.
Starting today --and for the next ten weeks -- nearly a half million census takers will be on the streets, visiting the households they haven't heard from.
The Census Bureau says about 78 million of the 120 million mailed forms were returned.

[cuban-boy]


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


A caravan of people opposed to the seizure of Elian Gonzalez arrives today in Washington D-C. They plan to hold a rally in front of the White House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[10:06:31]
Janet Reno this morning again defended the Saturday raid.
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Saturday;]

[3:05:34]
She says she ordered it after it became clear that talks with Elian's Miami relatives were going nowhere.
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[SOT]

[10:06:31]
[IN Q=We were faced with a situation...]
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=to affect the transfer.]
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[VO-NAT]

[3:07;27]
Meantime, Elian could see some more familiar faces today.
His former kindergarten teacher and a ten-year-old cousin have arrived in Washington, and they're expected to join him today at the Maryland retreat where he and his father are staying.
Some of his classmates may also arrived today from Cuba.
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[panam-trial]


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


The Pan Am Bombing trial will begin Wednesday, despite a prosecution request today for a delay.
A Scottish court today in the
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-The Netherlands;]

[10:21:18] Netherlands rejected the request.
Prosecutors wanted a delay after the defense last week submitted a new list of more 100 witnesses, plus some additional evidence.
Today they asked for a delay of several weeks.
The defense countered today with an emotional plea for the victim's familes.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((Professor Andrew Fulton, Scottish legal expert Glasgow University: "On one level there's a strong political, domestic, one might even say emotional position because families have been awaiting this trial, it's already been postponed. ))
[SUPER=01-Andrew Fulton/Scottish Legal Expert;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=It's already been postponed.]
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[VO-NAT]


The trial was orginally set to begin last June, and has been delayed twice. Two Libyans are facing murder charges in the deaths of the 270 people killed when Pam Am Flight 103 blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988.
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[NAACP-Boycott]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC36:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Gilmore has agreed to meet with Virginia N-A-A-C-P leaders who raised the prospect of a statewide tourism boycott.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


It could happen unless the N-double-A-C-P gets a promise from the Governor that he'll rescind his Confederate proclamation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:00:03]
[IN Q=Other than]

((KING SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: OTHER THAN EITHER RESCINDING THE PROCLAMATION OR VOWING NOT TO DO IT IN THE FUTURE, I MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AT THE SAME PLACE NEXT APRIL....AND THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE FROM THIS POINT ON.))17
[SOT 11:54:51]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WILL BE HAPPY TO MEET WITH MR. KHALFANI ... IF HE WISHES TO RAISE ADDITIONAL TOPICS THAT'S OKAY WITH ME.))10
[SUPER=01-King Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :18 ]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=with me.]
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[VO-NAT]


So after mis-routing the N-double-A-C-P's letter requesting such a meeting, the Governor's office now says it will try to set one today.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Governor released a letter yesterday, telling the N-double-A-C-P a boycott would hurt all Virginians.
The Governor says he's budgeted money for a slave museum and an African-American heritage trail.
His goal is to make Virginia the number one tourist destination in the South for black Americans.

[NS-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Norfolk Southern's slide continued through the first part the year.
First quarter earnings fell 88-percent-- from 112 million dollars a year ago to just 14 million this year.
The company blames higher fuel prices, wage increases and integration costs from the Conrail break-up.

[Danville-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:59:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville Braves fans are happy their team is staying in town.
The city has reached an agreement with the Atlanta Braves.
The move comes after the city sued the Danville Braves for not paying stadium rent fees.
Surae Chinn has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is from]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Cannon/Danville Braves Fan; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gwaltney/Danville City Manager; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bruce Baldwin/Atlanta Braves; :59]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]
(([natsot 1:26:06]
((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES #1 FAN: THIS IS FROM THE FIRST YEAR))

[RUNS:03]
His home says it loud enough...hats, baseballs and cards. Thomas Cannon, to say it lightly is a major fan of the minor league Danville Braves.
[SOT 1:19:49]
((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES #1 FAN: I PROBABLY WOULD LIKE TO SAY I'M THE NUMBER ONE IF NOT ONE OF THE TOP FIVE FAN

THAT THEY HAVE OUT THERE.)) [RUNS:05]
But the team has been in turmoil since the city sued it for not paying thousands of dollars in stadium fees last year. That didn't worry fans like Cannon too much and he doesn't have to for at least another 3 years. After weeks of negotiations the city and the Atlanta Braves signed off on a new deal.
[SOT 1:22:08]

((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER:THIS IS A NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BRAVES IT IS ONE THAT IS A DIRECT RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM.)) [RUNS:05]
The contract includes raising stadium rent fees to a little more than 60 thousand dollars a year. That's 20 thousand dollars more than in the past.
[SOT 1:33:43]

((BRUCE BALDWIN/ATLANTA BRAVES: YEAH IT'S A LITTLE HIGHER THAN WE WANT TO PAY AND IT'S HIGHER THAN WHAT THE AVERAGE IS IN THE LEAGUE BUT YOU KNOW THAT'S THE COST OF BUSINESS SO WE ARE FINE WITH IT.)) [RUNS:07]
That's just fine by the city and Cannon who can continue to root for the home team.
[natsot 1:26:15]

((THOMAS CANNON/DANVILLE BRAVES FAN: I'M REALLY PROUD OF MY COLLECTION RIGHT REAL REAL PROUD OF IT.)) [RUNS:05]
Surae Chinn News 7, Danville.))
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[Centerpieces]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you'd like a little free drama with your burger,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

help yourself to Centerpieces -- free shows at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Theater timed to your lunch break. This month's show featured three Virginia writers telling stories, like the one about playing Monopoly with a younger sister.
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[SOT 12:55:55]
[IN Q=She has to owe]

((SHE HAS TO OWN BALTIC AND MEDITERRANEAN WHICH ARE TRULY THE SKID ROWS OF ALL THE AVENUES JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE PURPLE AND PURPLE IS HER FAVORITE COLOR. IT IS THE REASON I ALWAYS WIN.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Rae Johnson/Richmond Writer;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=I always win]
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[VO-NAT]

A couple hundred people crowd in -- from the suits to the elderly -- lunch bag in hand. This mentally handicapped group comes every month.
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[SOT 12:06:00]
[IN Q=A sense of]

((A SENSE OF AUTONOMY AND COHESION IN THE GROUP. IT GIVES THEM A CHANCE TO GET OUT OF THEIR GROUP HOMES.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Williams/Blue Ridge Community Center;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=group homes]
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[VO-NAT]

Next month's show is Shostakovich -- on May 10th at lunchtime.
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[Hubble-Crew]


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


It's brought us some of the most amazing pictures from space. Now the men and women who made those pictures possible talk about how once they repaired the powerful Hubble telescope they too were amazed at the sights.
Nancy Holland has more.

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[SOT - 10:27:46]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Astronaut; :19]
[SUPER=01-John Grunsfeld/Astronaut; :43]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Holland/Reporting; :59]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=for CBS News]