[NAACP]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-22]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The president of the Roanoke branch of the N-double-A-C-P is stepping down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Martin Jeffrey says his 14-year old son has been missing since Monday night.
The 37-year old TAP executive says Broderick ran away, but he's afraid something may have happened to him.
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[SOT 10:14:40]
[IN Q=My decision to]

((MY DECISION TO LEAVE- -WHILE UNDERSCORED BY THIS RECENT EVENT- -IS MY NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH MY CHILDREN. AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=something else.]
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[VO-NAT]


This son of a Baptist Minister is going into training for the ministry. Seven of his 13 brothers are also ministers.
He says his resignation was a spiritual decision, and it's effective immediately.
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[Wildfire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Forest Fire]


Firefighters are battling high winds as they continue trying to contain wildfires burning out of control in New Mexico.
Lee Cowan has an update.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Alamos, NM;]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Gary Johnson;]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Cowan, CBS news, Los Alamos.]

(( Through the smoky haze of dawn -- a haze of confusion. House by house, residents are fleeing -- street by street neighborhoods are burning.

SOT/GOV. GARY JOHSON

"It's a terribly situation, and a lot of people are trying to make the best of it."
NARR:
Overnight more than 100 homes were consumed by a brush hungry blaze that has eaten up more than 18 thousand acres in the Sante Fe National Forest.

Los Alamos is a ghost town -- some 11-thousand people evacuated late last night.

But soon, the flames spread to nearby White Rock -- and 7 thousand more found themselves on the run.

Three separate fires are now burning in New Mexico -- all with minds of their own -- fanned by winds expected to hit 60 miles an hour today -- nearly double what they were yesterday.

Hundreds of firefighters are on the defensive -- running low on water, they were forced to retreat in the middle of the night by flames so intense, there was nothing to do but run.

SOT/FIREIFGHTER

"Just blowing smoke everywhere, winds were tossing things around and there was no visibility."
NARR:
Flames even licked at research buildings at the storied Los Alamos National Laboratory -- leaving Authorites carefully eyeing fireproof shelters, storing tons of radioactive material.
COWAN ON CAM: "Today's nightmare is exactly what Authorites had hoped to avoid when they intentionally setting fires last week to get rid of dry underbrush. That decision now has many asking why the National Park Service would chose to burn during one of the driest seasons on record. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Los Alamos."))


[Love-Bug]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A Filipino student says he may have accidentally unleashed the "Love Bug" virus that crippled computers all over the world last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;]


Before holding a news conference in Manila, Onel de Guzman had been missing for several days.
He wouldn't say whether he wrote the virus.
But his attorney says de Guzman discussed his computer program with friends, and suggests those friends may have helped write the virus.
His attorney also says de Guzman did NOT intend to do any harm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:12:29]
[IN Q=He admits]

((ROLANDO QUIMBO/DEGUZMAN'S ATTORNEY: HE ADMITS THAT HE'S BEEN USING THE INTERNET EXTENSIVELY. SO, IF YOU ASK ME WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES, I WOULD SAY HE WAS NOT AWARE.))
[SUPER=01-Rolando Quimbo/de Guzman's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=not aware]
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[VO-NAT]


23- year- old de Guzman says he doesn't remember where he was the day the virus erupted.
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[Powerline]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


It may be several months before the State Corporation Commission decides whether to allow American Electric Power to build a proposed transmission line through Southwest Virginia. The S-C-C completed its sixth and final day of hearings on the proposal yesterday. An S-C-C consultant recommended approval of the Jacksons Ferry route. The utility says it would be happy with either of two possible routes for the 765-thousand volt line.
Opponents say the line isn't needed at all.


[Evans-Paint]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC1:13:46]
[GRAPHIC=Hazardous Waste]


Federal agents will check underground tanks at the abandoned Evans Paint warehouse in Roanoke. But they won't know for several weeks if they hold hazardous materials.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Environmental Protection agency says some of the 600 tanks do hold hazardous materials. Some have already leaked, but the fluid's solidified on warehouse floors. Now agents must check the underground tanks.
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[SOT 10:53:08]
[IN Q=If we do]

((MICHAEL TAURINO/EPA: IF WE DO HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THINGS HAVE LEAKED, THEN WE'LL DEAL WITH THAT PROBLEM ONCE WE FIND OUT WHETHER WE HAVE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IN THE TANKS. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: YOU'RE NOT PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT IT, THOUGH. TAURINO: AT THIS POINT NO.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Taurino/EPA;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=at this point no]
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[VO-NAT]

Federal agents say they should finish cleanup by summer's end. If they cannot find the owners of the containers -- taxpayers must foot the bill.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] Anyone with information on the Evans Paint warehouse or its owners is asked to call the Department of Environmental Quality at 540-562-6812 or the E-P-A at 703-235-1113.
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[Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#00-12 TC41:26]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


Lynchburg voters are willing to pay more taxes for their schools. They may get their chance this November, but State lawmakers will have the final say.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


Tuesday night, city council okayed a referendum where voters could approve a one cent hike in the state sales tax.

But Republican lawmakers say even if the referendum passes, it won't survive the General Assembly.
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[SOT 02:42:44]
[IN Q=I will certainly]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: I WILL CERTAINLY OPPOSE IT, THEY KNOW THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL VETO IT, SO IT IS IN MY OPINION MORE ABOUT POLITICS BECAUSE THEY KNOW DOWN THERE THAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR TEN MILLION DOLLARS AND THE FACT IS OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, WE'VE INCREASED THEIR MONEY BY TEN MILLION DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=@Newman]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=ten million dollars. (double Out)]
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[VO-NAT]


State lawmakers have the final say over whether a locality can increase the state sales tax.
Lynchburg's plan would also include REDUCING the real estate tax by ten cents.
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[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Today could mark the legal turning point in the Elian Gonzalez case.
Aa federal appeals court heard arguments both for and against granting Elian political asylum.
Teri Okita reports from Atlanta.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]
[SUPER=04-Courtroom Art;]
[SUPER=01-Edwin Kneedler/Deputy Solicitor General; ]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Okita, CBS News, Atlanta]

((

(LOCATOR: ATLANTA)


ELIAN GONZALEZ'S MIAMI RELATIVES WERE GREETED BY CHEERS FROM SUPPORTERS AS THEY LEFT THE FEDERAL APPEALS COURT THIS MORNING. DURING THE HOUR AND A HALF HEARING, THEIR ATTORNEYS MADE THEIR CASE TO KEEP THE 6-YEAR OLD BOY IN THE U.S., ARGUING THAT SENDING HIM BACK TO CUBA WITH HIS FATHER WOULD BE TANTAMOUNT TO TORTURE.

(SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY ART LIEN)


BUT THE GOVERNMENT ARGUED THAT FEDERAL LAW PROVIDES FOR A SURVIVING PARENT TO SPEAK FOR A CHILD IN THIS CASE, AND THAT A 6-YEAR OLD BOY DOESN'T UNDERSTAND ENOUGH TO APPLY FOR POLITICAL ASYLUM. THEIR ARUGMENT IS A FAMILIAR ONE, THAT THE BOY BELONGS WITH HIS FATHER, AND IF HIS FATHER WANTS TO GO HOME TO CUBA, SO BE IT.

(SOT, EDWIN MIEDLER, GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY)



(STANDUP, ELIAN AND FATHER NOT IN COURT. APPEALS COURT PROMISED NO

DECISION THIS WEEK, BUT WILL EXPEDITE THEIR DECISION) ))

[O'Connor-Successor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bishop Edward Egan will replace the late Cardinal John O'Connor as archbishop of New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The 68-year- old Bishop has headed the Connecticut diocese since 19-88.
Egan is a Vatican loyalist, known for following the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion, homosexual acts and contraception.
His predecessor, Cardinal O'Connor died last week of brain cancer.
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[Berry]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Actress Halle Berry was fined and placed on three years' probation after pleading no contest to leaving the scene of an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]


In addition to the 13- thousand- dollar fine, Berry was also ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.
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[SOT 3:08:32]
[IN Q=I would like]

((HALLE BERRY/ACTRESS: I WOULD LIKE THE COURT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE TAKEN THIS MATTER VERY SERIOUSLY FROM THE BEGINNING.
I AM PLEASED THAT THIS CAN BE RESOLVED AND I'M VERY RELIEVED THAT THE TRUE FACTS HAVE FINALLY COME OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Halle Berry/Actress;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=finally come out.]
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[VO-NAT]


31- year- old Berry was behind the wheel of a rented Chevy Blazer when she ran a red light and collided with another car-- then drove off.
The driver of the other car is reportedly upset that Berry was just fined and put on probation.
She's filed a civil suit against the actress.
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[Park-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=00-13]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Just over three months have passed since Roanoke hotel operator Betty (Da-sigh) Desai was murdered ... and now Park Inn International is suing Desai's estate for trademark infringement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


The Park Inn filed a complaint Tuesday night in Roanoke federal court stating the Desai's failed to pay "reservation fees."
According to the home office, the Desai's have been in default of their franchise agreement since 1998.
The hotel chain is seeking liquidation damages of more than 100-thousand dollars.
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[Brookneal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Brookneal police officer is on suspension while authorities look into charges that he assaulted his wife and pointed a gun at her.
24-year old Brian Carr was off-duty Sunday, when the incident allegedly took place in a supermarket parking lot.
Carr has been with the force for one year, and is only one of four police officers in Brookneal.

[Fort-Early]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC35:14]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you like Civil war history there's a reason to spend some time in Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


A ceremony marked the addition of three Lynchburg sites to the states Civil War Trails program.
New signs now point the way to Fort Early, the old Court House Museum and the City Cemetery.
The trails program links more than 260 Civil War sites across the state.
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[Festival]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC19:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke's Festival in the Park will include two circuses this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Other new features at this year's festival include a fifties party with costume contests -- a Christian Celebration night -- a Renaissance Faire -- and various races. The proceeds will fund five scholarships for art students -- but the Festival in the Park also boosts other businesses.
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[SOT 9:56:54]
[IN Q=The latest]

((THE LATEST ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY WE DID SHOWED WE BROUGHT IN THE OVERALL FESTIVAL ABOUT FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival Director;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=Roanoke Valley]
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[VO-NAT]

The group says that four million plus is an annual figure -- The festival runs from May 26th through June 4th.
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[Walker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One Roanoke County man travels four and a half miles to work everyday. That may not sound far if you drive, but this man walks. Kate Weidaw has the story .
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Egbert/Walks to and from work;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:16]
[SUPER=@Kate2]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke Co.]
(([SOT 21:11]
[INQ=]

((BOB EGBERT: SOME PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION AND WAVE AND SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN SEE ME.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]

[SOT 22:31]
[INQ=]

((HAD PEOPLE SAY DON'T YOU HAVE A CAR I SAID YEAH WELL I HAD A CAR TO COME TO WORK BUT I SOLD IT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]
Meet Bob Egbert. He's been taking this four and a half mile hike from his home in Masons Cove to his job at Catawba Hospital and back for two years. And he makes the walk no matter what the weather is like.

[SOT 29:12]
[INQ=]

((I LEAVE THE HOUSE AT ABOUT 6:40 AND IT TAKES ME ABOUT 90 MINUTES.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS7]

[SOT 22:17]
[INQ=]

((SOME TIMES PEOPLE STOP AND ASK ME IF I WANT A RIDE PARTICULARLY IF THE WEATHER IS BAD AND I SAY THANKS BUT NO THANKS AND SOME TIMES I GET PRETTY STRANGE LOOKS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS12]
[NAT SOUND] [RUNS5]

[SOT 26:25]
[INQ=]

((ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO MY DAUGHTER WAS INVOLVED IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5] [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 26:52]
[INQ=]

((SHE WAS ALL RIGHT BUT IT JUST MADE ME THINK MORE ABOUT CARS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS6]

[SOT 28:12]
[INQ=]

((40,000 PEOPLE DIE IN CAR ACCIDENTS EVERY YEAR AND MILLIONS END UP IN THE HOSPITAL JUST SO THEY CAN GET FROM HERE TO THERE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Bob says he thinks more people should leave their car at home and walk to the bus or down the road to the convenience store.

[SOT 24:13]
[INQ=]

((THIS IS THE BEST PART OF MY DAY THIS IS BONUS TIME.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]

[SOT 23:21]
[INQ=]

((THIS CATAWBA VALLEY IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AREAS. I KNOW I'VE BEEN QUITE A FEW PLACES INCLUDING THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND IT COMPARES PRETTY FAVORABLY ITS A LOT BETTER THEN DRIVING THROUGH THE CITY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS15]
Bob hopes more people will join him in leaving their car at home and take some extra time to enjoy nature.

[SOT 13:46:09]
[INQ=]

((HEADED FOR THE FINISH LINE NOW.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS3] [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT,]
[SOT 13:46:17]
[INQ=]

((NOW I HAVE TO GET BACK TO REALITY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS2]
Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

[Cannes]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The glitter of Hollywood has arrived in France with yesterday's opening of the Cannes Film Festival.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cannes, France;]


The red carpet is out, and so are the stars for the two- week festival.
Gerard Depardieu and Uma Thurman were among the first performers to arrive.
Their new movie, "Vatel" opened the show.
Fellow stars Kristin-Scott Thomas and Jeremy Irons will be judging 23 films vying for the top honor, the Golden Palm Award. (------------) But here, it's said to be REALLY an honor just to be nominated.