[Ray-Lewis]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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


As we told you earlier, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis NO longer stands accused of murder.

Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Charlotte.]

((
LOCATOR: ATLANTA, GA)

(NATZ)


IN A REMARKABLE TURN OF EVENTS FOR RAY LEWIS... MURDER CHARGES AGAINST THE N-F-L STAR HAVE BEEN DROPPED. UNDER A PLEA BARGAIN WORKED OUT LAST NIGHT AND SIGNED IN COURT THIS MORNING... LEWIS PLEAD GUILTY TO A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AND AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIS TWO FORMER CO-DEFENDANTS... WHO ARE STILL ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. THE AGREEMENT GUARANTEES LEWIS WILL NOT FACE JAIL TIME.

SOT: VOICE OF JUDGE PRONOUNCING SENTENCE OF PROBATION


LEWIS AND TWO FRIENDS WERE ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH MURDER AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN THE STABBING DEATH OF TWO MEN LAST JANUARY. IT HAPPENED DURING A STREET BRAWL OUTSIDE A NIGHTCLUB ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.
FROM THE BEGINNING, LEWIS MAINTAINED HIS INNOCENCE.

SOT: ED GARLAND/LEWIS' ATTORNEY


TODAY, LEWIS ADMITTED TO OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE BY TELLING HIS FRIENDS TO "KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT" AND BY GIVING AN IN-COMPLETE STATEMENT TO POLICE.
THERE'S NO WORD YET FROM LEWIS' N-F-L TEAM THE BALTIMORE RAVENS...WHETHER TODAY'S RULING WILL EFFECT HIS PLAYING CAREER AND HIS 26 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.
)

[Fire-trial]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The trial for the second suspect charged in a fatal Roanoke boardinghouse fire that killed 6 people begins tomorrow. Twenty-one-year-old Brian Jackson's trial originally was set for today but was put off for one day.
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[VO-NAT 00-10 1:40:06]
[Super=04-Wednesday]


Jackson was arrested last November after the first suspect, Michael ``Jay'' Clements, accepted a plea agreement in the case.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18, 1998]


The fire has been linked to a dispute over marijuana between boardinghouse resident Willie Caldwell and a group of men that included Jackson and Clements.
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[Anchor=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]

Clements was sentenced to 25 years in prison for arson of an occupied building. He's expected to testify at Jackson's trial.

[Floyd-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]



Floyd County investigators are waiting on an autopsy to confirm the identify of the victim found in a burning mobile home.
Sheriff's deputies were notified of the fire around four yesterday morning.
Officials say the death does NOT appear suspicious.
The trailer was located in a mobile home park on Batman Thumper Road.


[Indonesia-Earthquakes]


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


A deadly earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra last night--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sumatra, Indonesia;]


At least 58 people are dead, hundreds more injured.
Officials say medical supplies are running low.
Doctors are reportedly having to perform some minor operations without anesthetic.
The quake measured seven-point-nine on the Richter Scale.
It's said to be one of the strongest recorded in Indonesia in recent years.
Tremors were felt in several cities, as well as on the neighboring island state of Singapore.
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[China-Riot]


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


After six hours, a Hong Kong prison riot is finally over.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hong Kong, China;]


The riot started after a fight between Vietnamese and Chinese inmates.
They used stones, iron pipes, and other homemade weapons to attack each other, as well as prison guards and police officers.
During the chaos, other inmates also set fire to offices and dormitories at various spots on the tiny island.
Police and fire officials fired rounds of tear gas to re- gain control.
The 400 inmates who had fled the low- security facility returned voluntarily.
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[Fire-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-06 1:59:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]



Closer to home, some local firefighters are training to battle wildfires.
It's part of a certification process they must now go through, no matter how much experience they already have.
Joy Sutton has more on the training.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Jim Armentrout has]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;00]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./August 1999;12]
[SUPER=01-Seth Miller/Virginia Department of Forestry;30]
[SUPER=01-Jim Armentrout/Forest Warden;1:00]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:13]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=js news 7 bc]


(( Jim Armentrout has been fighting forest fires in the Roanoke Valley for 25 years.
He even battled one the areas biggest fires on Purgatory Mountain last year -- that took days to put and consumed more than 12-hundred acres.
But despite all of his years of experience --he is now required to be certified if he wants to continue to work wild fires.
So, he's taking a two day class at Read Mountain Fire Department along with other fire fighters to earn his certification.
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[SOT 1:03:39]
[IN Q=]

((SETH MILLER/ VA DEPT OF FORESTRY: IN ORDER TO SAVE LIVES AND PROVIDE A BETTER SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA WE NEED TO HAVE A CERTIFICATION PROGRAM))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=program]


The certification requires fire fighters to attend training sessions to learn about fire behavior and how a command system works.
There is also a physical fitness test.
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[SOT 1:06:12]
[IN Q=The physcial fitness test]

((SETH MILLER:THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST YOU WALK A CERTAIN NUMBER OF MILES WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WEIGHT ON YOUR BACK TO SIMULATE THE KIND OF EQUIPMENT IN THE WOODS ON ACTUAL FIRE))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=actual]


And many say this new certification process will make a difference.
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[SOT 1:08:40]
[IN Q=It makes a big]

((JIM ARMENTROUT: IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE SAFETY AND WHOLE LOT LESS INJURIES. BETTER COMMUNICATION))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=]


Forestry officials hope to have most of their firefighters certified by July.
And many say you can never have enough training when it comes to battling a blaze in the wild -- when it man versus nature.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Botetourt County.))












[Ray-Lewis]


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


As we told you earlier, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis NO longer stands accused of murder.

Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, Charlotte.]

((
LOCATOR: ATLANTA, GA)

(NATZ)


IN A REMARKABLE TURN OF EVENTS FOR RAY LEWIS... MURDER CHARGES AGAINST THE N-F-L STAR HAVE BEEN DROPPED. UNDER A PLEA BARGAIN WORKED OUT LAST NIGHT AND SIGNED IN COURT THIS MORNING... LEWIS PLEAD GUILTY TO A MISDEMEANOR CHARGE OF OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE AND AGREED TO TESTIFY AGAINST HIS TWO FORMER CO-DEFENDANTS... WHO ARE STILL ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. THE AGREEMENT GUARANTEES LEWIS WILL NOT FACE JAIL TIME.

SOT: VOICE OF JUDGE PRONOUNCING SENTENCE OF PROBATION


LEWIS AND TWO FRIENDS WERE ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH MURDER AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT IN THE STABBING DEATH OF TWO MEN LAST JANUARY. IT HAPPENED DURING A STREET BRAWL OUTSIDE A NIGHTCLUB ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY.
FROM THE BEGINNING, LEWIS MAINTAINED HIS INNOCENCE.

SOT: ED GARLAND/LEWIS' ATTORNEY


TODAY, LEWIS ADMITTED TO OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE BY TELLING HIS FRIENDS TO "KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT" AND BY GIVING AN IN-COMPLETE STATEMENT TO POLICE.
THERE'S NO WORD YET FROM LEWIS' N-F-L TEAM THE BALTIMORE RAVENS...WHETHER TODAY'S RULING WILL EFFECT HIS PLAYING CAREER AND HIS 26 MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT.
JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.
)

[Clinton-Russia]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


President Clinton has left Russia and is now in Kiev for a brief stop in the Ukraine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


Before departing Moscow, Mr. Clinton became the first American President ever to address the state Duma.
There was some heckling and many empty seats.
He said that he understands that many Russians believe America wants their country to be weak.
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[SOT 10:07:59 ]
[IN Q=That is not]

((THAT IS NOT TRUE. THE UNITED STATES WANTS A STRONG RUSSIA.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=a strong Russia]
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[VO-NAT]


Mr. Clinton's speech capped two days of talks with President Vladimir Putin.
The two - day summit made little progress on arms control issues, but both leaders agreed to continue talking.
In Kiev, President Clinton is offering financial aid to shut down what's left of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
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[Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-12 1;04:28]
[GRAPHIC=Democrats]


They have not made a final decision, but two local lawmakers who're considering running for Attorney General say they were encouraged this weekend at the State Democratic convention.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Friday]


Party members gathered in Norfolk to rally behind the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Chuck Robb.
But on Friday night, they also heard from Bath County Delegate (CREE) Creigh Deeds, and Roanoke State Senator John Edwards. Both men say they'll decide in the next several months whether to run for Attorney General.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We need to elect]

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH COUNTY: WE NEED TO ELECT A DEMOCRAT ATTORNEY GENERAL, A DEMOCRAT LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, AND A DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR. IF I WERE TO RUN FOR A SLOT ON THAT TICKET AND BE A PART OF THAT TICKET, I WOULD GO AT IT WHOLE HOG, AND I'VE GOT TO WORK OUT SOME ISSUES AT HOME.)) ((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: AS I SAY, I'LL KIND OF LOOK AT THE TEA LEAVES AND SEE HOW THINGS GO. THERE ARE A LOT OF FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED, IT'S A MAJOR UNDERTAKING, BUT I THINK IT COULD BE VERY EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Creigh Deeds/(D) Bath Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :15]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=it could be very exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]


Henrico Delegate Donald McEachin is also seeking the nomination for Attorney General. Until last week, he was the only Democrat in the race.
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[Police-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18 46:51]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Man's best friend is also invaluable when it comes to fighting crime. Roanoke City Police officers train their canine partners to handle different situations.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A suspect]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;;00]
[SUPER=01-Ramey Bower, Jr./Roanoke City Police Department;:33]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:05]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

(( A suspect is hiding inside this abandoned building -- Blitz is sent inside to track him down.
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[SOT 15:17]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF DOG -- CATCHING SUSPECT))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=]


This all part of training for Blitz -- something he does at least twice a month.
He searches for suspects and evidence, attacks on demand and backs away when told.
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[SOT 31:50]
[IN Q=We always]

((WE ALWAYS MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE POLICE DOG IS COMING TO LET THE SUSPECT KNOW THAT HERE COMES THE CANINE AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL OF THEM PUT THEIR HANDS IN THE AIR AND GIVE-UP. BECAUSE THE WORD IS OUT THE ROANOKE CITY POLICE HAS POLICE DOGS NOW AND THEY DON'T WANT TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF THE POLICE DOG))
[RUNS= 16]
[OUT Q=the police dog]


There are five canine members of the Roanoke City Police Department.
Boca is the only one who is training to search for explosives - soon he will be certified to work the streets.
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[SOT28:53]
[IN Q=He's trained for 16 different]

((HE'S TRAINED FOR 16 DIFFERENT EXPLOSIVE ODORS. PRETTY MUCH ANY BOMB IS A DERIVATIVE OF ONE OF THOSE ODORS))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=those odors]


Boca is trained to sit when he finds the explosive.
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[NAT SOT17:54]
[IN Q=]
((NAT SOT: GOOD BOY.. GOOD BOY))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=]


The canines are also trained to search for narcotics -- and scratch and bark to let the officer know the location of the drugs.
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[SOT 28:25]
[IN Q=Things that aren't]

((THINGS THAT AREN'T READILY AVAILABLE TO THE NAKED EYE OF AN OFFICER WE CAN USE THESE CANINES FOR))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=canines for]


To the dogs this is simply a game -- they love to play -- and in the end they are rewarded -- but for the police officers these animals are invaluable partners in fighting crime.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))








[Art-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19 18:52]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Art Museum of Western Virginia is now home to a couple of new treasures.
Tina Tenret has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Roanoke's Art Museum]
[SUPER=02-Judy Larson/Museum Director; :17]
[SUPER=@Tina2; :34]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((Roanoke's Art Museum of Western Virginia bought these two treasures in New York City with trust fund money. The price is a secret for security reasons. Maurice Prendergast painted this Beach at Saint Malo in France in 1907, using a style that was ahead of his time.
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[SOT 6:53:30]
[IN Q=You can]

((YOU CAN SEE THE MOSAICLIKE TREATMENT OF BEACH AND BALLS AND THE BRIGHTLY COLORED GOWNS AND THE DAPPLE OF BRUSH STROKES THAT MAKES UP THE OCEAN IN THE BACKGROUND. THERE REALLY IS A SENSE OF JOY AND HAPPINESS TO THIS.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=HAPPINESS TO THIS]

Even the museum director is a recent acquisition -- from the famous High Museum in Atlanta. Dr. Judy Larson says when pieces like these travel to Cincinnatti, Philadelphia and Atlanta, they put Roanoke on the map.
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[SOT 7:02:16]
[IN Q=Probably]

((PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SPORTING EVENTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, THIS IS THE FIGHT WITH THE BROWN BOMBER.))
[RUNS= :04]
[OUT Q=THE BROWN BOMBER]

Another new piece is noteworthy not only for its perspective and detail -- but also because it's the museum's only piece with an African-American subject -- in this case, the famous athlete Joe Louis.
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[SOT 7:02:57]
[IN Q=That's important]

((THAT'S IMPORTANT. WE'RE ALSO LOOKING TO PURCHASE WORKS BY GREAT AFRICAN AMERICAN PAINTERS. WE HAVEN'T FOUND THEM YET BUT THAT'S DEFINITELY ON OUR WISH LIST.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=WISH LIST]

The Art Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays and Sunday afternoon. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke.))














[Royals]


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


The Royal Watchers are on red alert today after a weekend meeting between Queen Elizabeth and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Will Prince Charles marry Bowles??
Jennifer McCall has the story from London.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]
[SUPER=01-David Starkey/Royal Watcher;]
[SUPER=01-Una-Mary Parker/Camilla's Cousin;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer McCall/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=McCall, CBS News.]

(( A WEEKEND MEETING BETWEEN QUEEN ELIZABETH AND CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES HAS PROMPTED CALLS FOR A ROYAL WEDDING.
NEWSPAPERS ARE SPECULATING OVER WHETHER THE MEETING WITH THE QUEEN MEANS PRINCE CHARLES PLANS TO MARRY HIS LONG TIME LOVE. AT A SATURDAY BARBEQUE AT THE HIGHGROVE COUNTRY ESTATE MRS PARKER BOWLES AND THE QUEEN MET FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE AFFAIR WITH PRINCE CHARLES BEGAN. BUT IF THEY MARRY CAMILLA COULD BECOME QUEEN AND THAT'S CAUSING CONTROVERSY.

SOT: DAVID STARKEY /ROYAL WATCHER.


NARR; A TABLOID POLL RELEASED TODAY SHOWS OVER 80% OF RESPONDENTS DON'T WANT HER TO BECOME QUEEN BUT ALMOST 70% THINK THEY SHOULD MARRY. CAMILLA'S COUSIN UNA-MARY PARKER SAYS CAMILLA DOESN'T WANT TO MARRY PRINCE CHARLES.

SOT: UNA-MARY PARKER/CAMILLA'S COUSIN.


NARR; FOR NOW AT LEAST BEING AT EACH OTHERS SIDE AS LOVERS SEEMS TO SUIT )) THEM BOTH. JENNIFER McCALL...CBS NEWS.