[LOTTERY-FEVER]

[ANCHOR=melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Big Game]


"Big Game" lotto fever is sweeping through several states, including Virginia.
And by tonight's drawing.. someone could be claiming the second-largest lottery jackpot in U-S history.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDWO]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Ft. Lee, NJ;]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Savick/NJ Lottery Player;]
[SUPER=01-Martha Obrien/NY Lottery Player;]
[SUPER=01-Chet Winick/NJ Lottery Player; ]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, FOR LEE NJ.]

((

NAT SOT LOTTERY MACHINE MAKING NOISES CU


BEEPING AND BUZZING ITS A FAMILIAR TUNE PLAYED BY LOTTERY MACHINES IN SEVEN STATES TODAY AS THEY SPIT OUT NUMBERS FOR A NEAR RECORD JACKPOT.

SOT (Big breath) Wheeewww, its a

lot of money, you could do a lot of things for a lot of people.
HOW ABOUT TWO HUNDRED MILLION DIFFERENT THINGS THATS HOW MUCH THE BIG GAME IS GOING FOR AND THAT MEANS BIG BUSINESS FOR STORES SELLING TICKETS JUST CHECK OUT THE LINE AND THE MONEY MOVING OVER THE COUNTER.

NAT SOT Ten dollars..


WANT TO GET IN ON THE ACTION? HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN PLAY: GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, MASSACHUSETTS, MARYLAND, MICHIGAN, VIRGINIA, AND NEW JERSEY THATS WHERE THIS NEW YORKER CROSSED THE BORDER TO BUY A CHANCE TO MAKE MILLIONS AND NOT JUST FOR HERSELF.

SOT MARTHA OBRIEN/NY LOTTERY PLAYER My friends and neighbors knew I

was coming out to Jersey and they said you'd better get me those quick picks and thats what made me do it.
SHE WALKED AWAY WITH TWENTY BUCKS WORTH FOR CHET WINICK IT WAS THE SAME BUT HE PLAYED HIS OWN LUCKY NUMBERS AND HE KNOWS EXACTLY HOW HE WANTS TO SPEND THE CASH IF HE WINS.

SOT CHET WINICK/NJ LOTTERY PLAYER Kids, college, vacations, give

free clothing away from my store, this is it, this is it baby.
FONT; BOBBI HARLEY (STANDUP: GRAPH TO COME)
OUT Q: Cbs News, New Jersey.))

[hostages-charlotte]


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


Police have arrested the man who took at least two hostages in a Charlotte medical office building.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]

[10:27:33] There's no word on whether the gunman turned himself in. Earlier today, witnesses say an armed man dressed in fatigues entered a suite in the medical building and threatened to kill anyone who tried to leave. Police say The man's wife and another person were taken hostage. The hostage-taker's wife was released unharmed. A second hostage had been freed earlier.
Authorities say there were no injuries.
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[SOL-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=00-22]
[GRAPHIC=Standard of Learnings]


Students filled the bleachers inside Glenvar High School's gymnasium this morning.
But it wasn't for a pep rally.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


They were protesting the Standards of Learning tests.
Delegate Dick Cranwell was the featured speaker.
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[SOT 0:42:12 ]
[IN Q=The Best 100]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: THE BEST 100 IN THE U.S., VIRGINIA SCORED 10 FOR THE TOP 100 AND I BELIEVE NOT A SINGLE ONE OF THOSE 10 PASSED THE S.O.L.'S. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?))
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwel//(D) Vinton;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=with this picture?]
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[VO-NAT]


Mary Akers was one of two freshmen who organized the event.
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[SOT 1:00:11 ]
[IN Q=I think]

((MARY AKERS/FRESHMAN: I THINK THEY NEED TO GO BACK AND EDIT THE TESTS AND SEE WHAT THEY NEED TO GET IN THE TEXTBOOKS AND SEE WHAT ARE IN THE TEXBOOKS AND WHAT'S BEING TAUGHT. AND I THINK THEY NEED TO LOOK INTO THE SCHOOLS AND LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE TEACHING AND HOW THEY'RE TEACHING.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Akers/Freshman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=how they're teaching.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students next plan send a petition to state school officials.
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[County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke co. Schools]


School Board officials will soon decide who will attend the new South Roanoke County High School.
As Joy Sutton reports some parents are concerned about the redistricting.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Parents say]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Weber/Roanoke Co. Superintendent; :45]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Canada/School Board Chairman; 1:08]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=js n7]


((Parents say they don't want their children to be separated from their classmates -- and don't want them to have to travel far for school when the new high school opens.
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[SOT 1:48:29]
[IN Q=That's the biggest concern]
((NAT SOT: THAT'S THE BIGGEST CONCERN THE CHILDREN. I THINK THAT EACH OFFERS EQUAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS.I THINK IT'S JU

ST WHERE THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=they feel comfortable]


Superintendent Linda Weber presented her proposal to the school board.
Students who attend Bent Mountain, Oak Grove and Cave Spring Elementaries-- will go to Hidden Valley Junior High-- which will feed the new high school.
Students at Back Creek, Clearbrook, Green Valley and Penn Forest Elementaries-- will got to Cave Spring Junior High -- and then on to Cave Spring High School.
Weber say her proposal addresses many of the concerns parents.
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[SOT 1:53:54]
[IN Q=To keep elementary]

((LINDA WEBER/SUPERINTENDENT: TO KEEP ELEMENTARY CHILDREN TOGETHER WHO ALREADY USE TO THE PATTERN. SO WE DIDN'T DISRUPT THE ANY OF THE ELEMENTARY BOUNDARIES. TO LOOK A WHATEVER MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT THE ELEMENTARY FEED INTO THAT THOSE CHILDREN WOULD THEN GO TO HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=school together]


The School Board Chairman says while Weber's proposal seems reasonable -- the board will still have to review it and also listen to parents.
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[SOT 1:53:00]
[IN Q=We want them]

((JERRY CANADA/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WANT THEM TO MAKE THE DECISION WHERE THEY'D LIKE THEIR CHILDREN TO GO AND WE'LL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE THAT CERTAINLY EVERYTHING DEPEND ON TRYING TO KEEP SOME BALANCES IN PLACE)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=in place]


The School Board is scheduled to vote on the issue May 25 th.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County.))
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Whichever plan the board chooses will go into effect in two years.









[Bus-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ/jja]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some tense moments for some Roanoke children when the bus they were in caught on fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Goochland Co.]


Thanks to a quick thinking bus driver- the 36 children and five adults escaped without injury.
Bus driver David Allman, of Rocky Mount, pulled over in Goochland County because of the smell of burning rubber.
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[SOT 14:00:13]
[IN Q=They probably]

((STEVE GRAINER/GOOCHLAND FIRE & RESCUE: THEY PROBABLY WEREN'T ABLE TO TELL THAT THERE WAS A FIRE AT THAT POINT IN TIME. BUT AS SOON AS YOU STOP, IT BEGINS TO CONSUME EVERYTHING THAT IT CAN BURN ON. AND THAT'S WHEN IT BEGAN TO REALLY GET INTENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Grainer/Goochland Fire & Rescue;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=get intense.]
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[VO-NAT]


Several truck drivers stopped to help try to put out the fire and look after the children.
They had been on a field trip to Jamestown, from Oakland Intermediate School.
Goochland County sent a school bus to take the kids to a nearby middle school for counseling and lunch.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Kids-React]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:05:10]
[GRAPHIC=Wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


When the kids returned to Roanoke, there was a range of emotions.
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[SOT]

[10:43]
[IN Q=I was]

((SAMANTHA THOMAS: I WAS SO SCARED I THOUGHT I WOULDN'T MAKE IT AND THEN WE WERE OUT. SOME OF US STARTED CRYING BECAUSE WERE SO SCARED.))
[SUPER=01-Samantha Thomas/Student]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=so scared]
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[VO-NAT]


And while they were pretty shaken up and disappointed that the trip was cut short, most were just glad that no one was hurt.
School officials are not sure if the trip will be rescheduled.
Officials also say replacement of the children's belongings will have to be worked out with the Abbott Bus Company.
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[unemployment]


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


The nation's jobless rate keeps going down.
The Labor Department says the April unemployment rate was three-point-nine percent -- the lowest rate in 30 years.
Economists say today's report could trigger another interest rate hike at the Federal reserve's next policy setting meeting May 16th.
But president Clinton has other thoughts.
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[SOT]

[10:43]
[IN Q=I'm hopeful the...]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=because we have to just keep working.]
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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton made prior to his meeting with Japan's new prime minister.
Yoshiro Mori took office after former premier Keizo Obuchi suffered a stroke.
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[LOVE-BUG]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=The Internet]


It's not over -- there are new variations of the dreaded ``Love Bug'' e-mail virus out there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;]

[10:05:25]
Computer security experts say at least five versions of the bug are spreading today.
All the trouble started yesterday, when computer systems around the world were infected by an e-mail virus proclaiming ``I LOVE YOU'' in the subject line.
It flooded e-mail systems -- and in some cases destroyed files containing precious photos and video.
[SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;]

[10:03;39]
Authorities in the Philippines are investigating whether a man in Manila is responsible for the attacks.
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[SOT]

[10:04]
[IN Q=]

((I think the only people who came through this reasonably unscathed was probably Asia. Because it started in Europe. We had almost 24 hours here in Asia to be able to protect ourselves from it"))
[SUPER=01-Toby Ayre/Technical Consultant SKYInternet;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=ourselves from it.]
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[anchor=melanie]
[ss=hold]


The U-N in New York was among those hit today.
One of the copycat versions comes with an attachment labeled ``Very Funny.''
Another one comes as a confirmation notice for a Mother's Day gift order.

Whatever you do, don't open them -- experts say computer users should delete the e-mails.[airbags]


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


To better protect women and small children, the government is proposing sweeping changes in auto air-bag safety today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

[98-75 and 598-42]
Under the new rules, automakers would be required to use an entire ``family'' of auto safety dummies in crash tests.
The dummies would be the size of a small woman and young children ages one, three and six, as well as the average size man currently required.
Since 19-90, air bags have killed 158 children and small adults, mostly at slower speeds.
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[Craft]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville man will spend some time in jail for prostituting his wife's 12- year old cousin.
A judge sentenced Richard Craft to 2 years in prison and serve one year probation.
In his trial last November, Craft testified that the girl was willing to have sex, so HE might as well make money from it.
Craft's wife, Marie Witcher Craft was also convicted in January of pandering.

[Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC34:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The government plans to clean up an abandoned property in southwest Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Environmental Protection Agency says the old Evans Paint company is full of hazardous materials.
An inspection team found more than 600 drums, pallets and containers in the building on Cleveland Avenue.
But officials say there's no health risk to the neighborhood.
The E-P-A will use money from the Superfund program to get rid of the chemicals.
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[Promise-keepers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC2:00:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Christian organization known as Promise Keepers will gather in Lynchburg next month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Thousands of men are expected to converge on Liberty University's Vines Center June 2nd for the first Promisekeepers rally of the year.
Promisekeepers encourages men to recommit themselves to God, their families and their communities.
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[SOT 00:29:18]
[IN Q=In my personal]

((FRED MCLEMORE/PROMISEKEEPERS: IN MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, THE VENUE DOES NOT MATTER. IT'S WHETHER YOU'RE COMING IN AS A SEEKER, PREPARED TO LISTEN WHEN GOD SPEAKS, AND HOPEFULLY THAT'S WHAT PROMISEKEEPERS ACCOMPLISHES AT EVERY CONFERENCE.. TO SET UP THE TEMPLE AND PREPARE IT SO MEN CAN COME IN AND MEET GOD AND LET GOD DEAL WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Fred McLemore/Promisekeepers;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=deal with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Event organizers have been scrambling to find space for everyone.
Churches, the local armory and several college dorms are being used.
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[Roanoke-Times]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC11:24]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke Times will have a new leader before the end of the year.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996]


Publisher Walter (Roo-gayber) Rugaber confirmed for NEWS 7 that he plans to retire December 1st.
VICE President and General Manager Wendy Zomperelli will become President and Publisher of the Roanoke Times at that time.
Zomperelli has been with the paper for 16 years.
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[Prayer-Day]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:14:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Civic and religious leaders gathered in Lynchburg for ceremonies observing the National Day of Prayer..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


More than a half dozen speakers led the crowd in prayer yesterday for a variety of concerns: among them, families, schools and public servants.
Pastor Jerry Kroll said many of society's problems can be blamed on a lack of prayer in every day life.
A national day of prayer was first established in 1775 by the Continental Congress.
It became an official holiday in 1952.
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[GROWIN-IT]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=00-14]
[GRAPHIC=Growin It]


Right about now, the judging at the Orchid Show should be finishing up, giving you an opportunity to see some wonderful examples of orchids.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


The Blue Ridge Orchid Society sponsors this annual show, attracting growers and vendors from as far away as the Carolinas and Maryland.
You can get all the information you need to grow orchids yourself by visiting the show, or you can just view some award winning orchids.
Over 800 Orchids were entered in the judging, which is based on a variety of criteria.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are a lot...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Gresham/Blue Ridge Orchid Society;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=qualities you look for.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Blue Ridge Orchid Society show runs through Sunday at Tanglewood Mall, and is open to the public.
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