[microsoft]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


This could be a big day for computer giant Microsoft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The Justice Department and the 19 states that successfully sued the company for antitrust violations will be submitting a proposal that would split the company in two.
One company would focus on personal computer software, the other on business computer software.
The plan will be submitted after the stock market closes.
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[elian-latest]


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


Elian Gonzalez is getting more visitors today at his new Maryland home.
He may have left Miami, but the political turmoil remains.
Miami's mayor fired the city manager last night and this morning the city's police chief resigned.
Lisa Hughes has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[SUPER=04-"2000 Contact Press Images"; :00]
[SUPER=03-Miami/Last Night;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Carollo/Miami Mayor;]
[SUPER=01-Donald Warshaw/Miami City Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=For cbs news.]
((---
(MANDATORY SUPER: "(c) 2000 David Burnett / courtesy Contact Press

Images")

(natz)


MORE EVIDENCE FROM JUAN MIGUEL'S CAMP THAT FATHER AND SON ARE HAPPILY ENJOYING THEIR TIME TOGETHER. THE LASTEST BATCH OF PHOTOS JUST RELEASED..COME ON THE SAME DAY LITTLE ELIAN GETS CUBAN FRIENDS TO PLAY WITH. FOUR CLASSMATES ALONG WITH SEVERAL PARENTS ARRIVED LAST NIGHT AT THE SECLUDED RETREAT WHERE ELAIN AND HIS DAD ARE STAYING.
ELIAN'S MIAMI RELATIVES WILL NOT HOWEVER BE SEEING THE BOY ANYTIME SOON. YESTERDAY, A FEDERAL APPEALS COURT DENIED THEIR REQUEST FOR VISITATION RIGHTS AND FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN OUTSIDE GUARDIAN. THE COURT ALSO ALLOWED ELAIN'S FATHER, JUAN MIGUEL, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOY'S ASLYLUM APPEAL THAT'S SCHEDULED FOR MAY 11TH.

(SUPER: LAST NIGHT, MIAMI)



(NATZ FULL..." I HEARBY REMOVE YOU FROM YOUR POSITION AS CITY

MANAGER"...cheering...)
IN MIAMI, THE POLITICAL FALLOUT FROM ELAIN'S CONTROVERSIAL REMOVAL HAS ESCALATED. MAYOR JOE CAROLLO FIRED CITY MANAGER DONAL WARSHAW APPARENTLY BECAUSE HE REFUSED TO FIRE POLICE CHIEF WILLIAM O'BIREN.
CAROLLO IS REPORTEDLY UPSET THAT POLICE CHIEF WILLIAM O'BRIEN DIDN'T TIP HIM OFF ABOUT THE EXACT TIME OF THE RAID.

SOT: JOE CAROLLO/MIAMI MAYOR

"I MADE IT CLEAR TO THE CITY MANAGER, NUMEROUS THINGS THAT I HAD HAD IT UP TO HERE WITH."
DONALD WARSHAW/MIAMI CITY MANAGER "I'M SAD, VERY SAD FOR ALL THAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR CITY."

(HUGHES STANDUP)

))

[460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-15]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


State Police say alcohol was a factor in an early morning accident on Route 4-60 that sent three people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Police say a Blazer rearended a Toyota Rav- 4 at a high rate of speed. Both vehicles hit the guardrail and overturned in the center of the road.
The driver of the Toyota, Helen Foutz of Elliston was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial.
Her condition is not known. The driver of the blazer, 18 year old Alishia Littereal and her passenger were both treated for minor injuries.
Police expect to file charges.
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[Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:43:24]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A two- car crash in Bedford County sent two women to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


State police say the driver of this Subaru was headed north on Route 8-11 near the New London airport when another vehicle turned in front of her yesterday.
The Subaru tee-boned the other car, pushing it into the ditch.
The driver of the second vehicle was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Charges are pending.
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[Foutz-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#99-59 TC1:49:56]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Lawsuit]


Former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz has filed a mult-million dollar lawsuit against the town for forcing him to resign.
There are six counts of action -- including defamation of character, intentional infliction of emotional stress, breach of contract, and illegal search and seizure.
Foutz resigned last fall during a special grand jury investigation.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't know]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Foutz/Former Vinton Police Chief; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :12]
[Super=@Joy1; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=JS N7]
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[SOT 3:31:05]
[IN Q=I don't know that you can ever]

((I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU CAN EVER FULLY RESTORE A MANS REPUTATION THAT'S BEEN TAKEN FROM HIM. BUT I'VE GOT TO TRY.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=I've got to try]


That's why Former Vinton Police Chief Ricky Foutz says he is suing the town of Vinton.
He 's hoping that through a trial evidence will come out that will clear his name once and for all.
In his 27 page complaint -- Foutz holds the town manager, the mayor, the town attorney, and each member of town council responsible.
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[SOT 3:35:29]
[IN Q=Because of the inuendo's]

((BECAUSE OF THE INUENDO'S THEY HAVE MADE. THEY HAVE LED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THAT I'VE DONE ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT I HAVEN'T)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=haven't done]


Foutz says he was asked to resign -- even before he was told what the allegation were against him
Included in the suit is a copy of the hand-written resignation letter the town attorney drafted and Foutz signed on November 10th.
Foutz says the special grand jury's report was misleading.
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[SOT 3:39:27]
[IN Q=A lot of things]

((A LOT OF THINGS HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT OR THEY TAKEN HALF SENTENCE AND MAKING SOMETHING OUT OF IT)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=out of it]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: FOUTZ MAINTAINS HE HAS DONE NOTHING WRONG. TOWN MANAGER CLAY GOODMAN IS OUT OF TOWN -- AND NO OTHER TOWN OFFICIALS OR ANY OF THE ATTORNEYS WANTED TO COMMENT. JOY SUTTON, NEWS 7, ))
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[OUT Q=JS N7]))







[gene-therapy]


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


French researchers say they've used gene therapy.. to discover a possible cure for an unusual life-threatening immune disease.
Tom Fenton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Paris, France/November 1999 :00;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Alain Fischer/Necker Hospital in Paris; :14]
[SUPER=03-Paris/Yesterday; :22]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Marin Cavazzana-Calvo; :29]
[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, lONDON.]

((
French doctors appear to have cured a rare inherited condition that leaves a baby without an immune system to fight off infections. Such babies usually live out their short lives in sterile bubbles.

(SOT DR. ALAIN FISCHER, NECKER HOSPITAL, PARIS)

THESE DISEASES, AS WELL AS OTHER FORMS OF SEVERE COMBINED IMMUNO-DEFICIENCIES, ARE LETHAL DISEASES. MOST PATIENTS ARE DIEING BEFORE THE AGE OF ONE YEAR.
The successful treatment was announced in Paris by two French doctors, who believe this may be the first true success for gene therapy.

(SOT DE. MARINA CAVAZZANA-CALVO)

I AM CONVINCED THAT IT IS A REALLY IMPORTANT MEDICAL PROGRESS
One of the most famous victims of this rare disease, the Houston bubble baby David Vetter, lived nine years in a bubble until he died in 1984. The usual treatment for this condition, bone marrow transplants, is not always successful.
The Paris researchers used a different approach. They added a normal version of the baby's defective gene to a harmless virus, used the virus to infect some of the baby's marrow cells, and transplanted them back into the baby.
OC TWO BABY BOYS HAVE NOW BEEN HOME FOR A YEAR WITHOUT FURTHER TREATMENT AND APPEAR HEALTHY AND NORMAL. ALTHOUGH THE PARIS DOCTORS DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG THE NEW GENES WILL LAST, THEY BELIEVE THIS COULD PAVE THE WAY FOR THE SAME APPROACH TO TREAT OTHER GENETIC DISEASES. TOM FENTON, CBS NEWS, LONDON))

[Radford-Sports]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC41:40]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Univ.]


Two Radford University athletic teams may get a second chance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Last month, the university said it couldn't afford to maintain the Division One lacrosse and women's gymnastics teams after this year.
But now university president Douglas Covington says he needs more time to explore options for keeping the programs.
While team members call the news encouraging, they say it doesn't secure their future.
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[SOT 2:48:11 - :22]
[IN Q=It's great news]

((CHRIS LAMONIA: IT'S GREAT NEWS BUT WE STILL REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. THIS SUMMER THEY COULD SAY WE'VE LOOKED AT EVERYTHING AND WE'RE STILL GOING TO DROP IT.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Lamonia/Senior Lacrosse Captain;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=going to drop it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The lacrosse team lost half it's top recruits for next year because of the uncertainty.
No one is saying what prompted the university to reconsider OR when the final decision will come.
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[Truck-Plant]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


More jobs could open up in Martinsville.
North Carolina economic development officials say the W-F Mickey Body Company plans to build a new plant either in Martinsville or Denton, North Carolina.
The plant would bring 150 jobs that pay an average 14 dollars an hour.
A decision should be made in a week or so.

[erin-extortion]


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


It sounds like a plot for "Erin Brockovich Two."
In a real-life drama, a hidden camera has captured the arrest of Erin Brockovich's former husband, an ex-boyfriend and their lawyer.
The three are charged with trying to extort more than 300-thousand dollars from Brockovich and her boss.
Paul Dandridge has more.
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[SOT]

[3:10:31]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-Universal Pictures; :01]
[SUPER=01-Erin Brockovich/Target of Extortion; :10]
[SUPER=01-Ed Masry/Brockovich's Boss; :29]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Reiner/Defendant; :35 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Paul Dandridge/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News]



[Census-Takers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you haven't filled out your 2-thousand census form, you might get a knock on your door.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Cenus takers began hitting the streets yesterday.
They hope to track down people who either forgot or refused to send in their census forms.
But Census officials say they have a tough task, since many of the people they're looking for don't want to be counted.
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[SOT 9:19:19]
[IN Q=People don't realize]

((LARRY HOLLOWAY/CENSUS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE GOING FROM DOOR TO DOOR AND CONTINUOUSLY GETTING THIS INFORMATION IS A VERY DIFFICULT JOB. AND ENUMERATORS ARE A SPECIAL BREED, SO WE'RE PROUD OF THE PEOPLE THAT'S OUT THERE DOING THAT FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Holloway/Census Committee Chairman]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=that for us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Holloway says Lynchburg lost out on ten million dollars in federal funding because not enough people responded to the 1990 census.
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[Zoo-Forms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:11:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Those people who already turned in their forms might be interested to know where they ended up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A load of shredded census forms was delivered to the Mill Mountain Zoo.
Zoo keepers decided to use all the paper to play a game of hide and seek with the snow monkeys -- by hiding tasty treats for the animals to find.
The Census Bureau gets rid of the forms once they've been entered into a computer system.
But the monkeys don't seem to mind all the extra paper work.
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[Baby-giraffe]


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


A six foot one hundred 40 pound baby boy born in Montgomery, Alabama.
Before you feel too sorry for the mother,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery, AL;]

[6:34:57] it's a baby giraffe.
He was born April 16th and shown to the public for the first time yesterday at the city zoo.
He's small now, but eventually he'll grow to be 17 to 19 feet tall.
Zoo officials are still searching for the perfect name for their new little star.
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[Anchor=Melanie]



Kimberly will be back with growin it after this[GROWIN-IT]


[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=00-18]
[GRAPHIC=Growin It]


Historic Gardens across the Commonwealth means touring some of the prettiest private garden spots in localities throughout the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Here in Roanoke on Saturday, five local homes will open their carefully manicured gardens for droves of visitors.
The gardens range from older, more established landscapes, to more recent plantings like John and Matilda Bradshaw's home.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They're friendship]
[SUPER=01-Matilda Bradshaw/Homeowner;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to share]
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[VO-NAT]


The Bradshaw's home and gardens are certainly a labor of love, since they've done all of the work themselves.
Other labors of love will be funded by garden week, the tour raises money for state-wide preservation of historic gardens.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is a]
[SUPER=01-Fayetta Weaver/Garden Week Chairman;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=into gardens]
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[VO-NAT]


Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 on Saturday, and may be purchased at Fair Acres Estate on Avenham Avenue.
Shuttle buses begin running at 10am on Saturday.
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