[Jackson]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=00-16]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The intended victim of the Church Avenue rooming house fire says the men accused of setting the fire threatened to burn the house down the night before the fire was set.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Willie Caldwell described a confrontation he had with Jay Clements and Brian Jackson outside the rooming house at 502 Church Avenue.
Caldwell says the threats came after they knocked him into the bushes and beat him up.
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[SOT 1:37:07]
[IN Q=Thursday night...]
[SUPER=01-Willie Caldwell/Witness;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=house down]
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[VO-NAT]


Later that night Caldwell shot and killed Jackson's cousin, Kevin Jones.
Caldwell was later tried and acquitted of murder.
Police questioned Caldwell about the shooting the same night.
When he was released around four a-m, Caldwell says he saw the smoke coming from 502 Church Avenue.
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[Helmick]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

A Botetourt County man whose wife died three weeks ago is now charged with killing their baby. Police say Derrick Helmick murdered his two month old daughter, who died last week of head injuries. Last month Helmick's 36-year-old wife died at their home in Buchanan. The medical examiner said her death was NOT suspicious. Helmick then moved to Virginia Beach with the baby, but after she died last week, he left for Ohio. That's where police arrested him early this morning. He's in jail without bond. Virginia Beach police expect to bring him back within a week.

[Elm-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-19]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A house went up in flames this morning with eight people inside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police say no one was hurt in the house fire at 914 Bullitt Avenue near downtown Roanoke. There was extensive damage to the upper floor and bedrooms. The fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.
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[Frathouse-Fire]


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


A fraternity house fire is finally under control--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Decatur, IL;]


The blaze broke out at a frat house near Millikin University in Illinois.
There are reports of at least one injury and possibly one death inside the building.
No word on what ignited the fire.
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[Dan-River]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Dan River Incorporated]


A new contract goes into effect today after union employees of Dan River Incorporated voted on it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The union rejected the company's contract two months ago, but last night employees changed their minds.
The five year contract gives the textile company the flexibility of extending shift hours to 12 hour shifts and cutting down on overtime pay.
Dan River spokesperson Joe Bouknight, (BOCK-night) says the major sticking point was the shift schedule.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 3:16:50]
[IN Q=]

((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INCORPORATED: THERE WERE A VARIETY OF ISSUES.... WHERE TO PUT 12 HOUR SHIFTS IN.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Bouknight/Dan River Incorporated;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=12 hour shifts in.]
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bouknight says this contract now allows the company to move forward in converting its apparel weaviang division into home fashions weaving. This conversion he says should save at least 300 jobs.
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[Greenfield]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:47:53]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Greenfield Elementary School MAY open this fall. Botetourt County politicians say by tonight they might have a half million dollars to open the school.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

In order for that to happen, the school board says it can spend less money in other schools to build classroom walls.

Kids would go without a new bus. County supervisors say they'll pitch in about 300-thousand-dollars -- but that still puts them about 100-thousand-dollars short.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:37:50]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((I THINK IT'S HAD A VERY NEGATIVE EFFECT ON CHILDREN. THEY GET THEIR HOPES UP AS TO WHERE THEY'LL BE GOING TO SCHOOL, GET THE RUG DRAGGED OUT FROM UNDER THEM. BUTT BUTT BUTT AND I THINK THAT'S VERY HARD ON KIDS. I KNOW IT'S HARD ON PARENTS. THERE ARE PROBABLY PARENTS TRYING TO GET DAYCARE ARRANGED.))
[SUPER=01-Cathy Benson/Parent;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=daycare arranged]
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[VO-NAT]

School board members hope to make a decision at their meeting tonight.
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[2-Microsoft]


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


Microsoft isn't taking a judge's ruling lying down--
Chairman Bill Gates says he'll appeal the decision to split the company, as punishment for its anti- trust violations.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rotterdam, The Netherlands;]


Today, Microsoft C-E-O Steve Ballmer criticized the decision during a news conference in The Netherlands.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:14:38]
[IN Q=It is unreasonable]

((STEVE BALLMER/MICROSOFT C.E.O.: IT IS UNREASONABLE AND EXCESSIVE IN ITS CALL TO BREAK UP MICROSOFT AND TO REGULATE THE HIGH- TECH INDUSTRY AND LAST, IT FLIES IN THE FACE OF COMPETITION, INNOVATIVE, AND LOW PRICES FOR CONSUMERS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Ballmer/Microsoft C.E.O.;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=prices for consumers.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Ballmer says Microsoft will seek a stay of the judge's decision during the appeals process.
He also expressed confidence that the company will win that appeal.
(------------)



[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-18]
[GRAPHIC=Microsoft]


Now that the decision has been made some local business owners are wondering how it will affect them. News 7 Business reporter Jennifer Miele has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The court has]
[SUPER=01-Neil Schlossberg/Web Transitions; :13]
[Super=01-Mike Urbanski/Woods, Rogers & Hazelgrove; :38]
[Super=@Jennifer2; :49]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

((The court has ordered Microsoft split into an applications division and a separate operating systems division. Some local business owners are fearful of the breakup.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't believe]

((I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MY BUSINESS IS GOING TO CRUMBLE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT WILL BE BETTER AFTER MICROSOFT CHANGES. I THINK I'LL HAVE MORE FRUSTRATIONS BEING THAT I'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH MORE COMPANIES TO PROVIDE MY SOLUTIONS.))
[RUNS13]
[OUT Q=provide my solutions.]

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's decision came after trading ended yesterday, so Microsoft Stock finished up seven eighths of a point. The stock's performance didn't surprise some experts.
[SOT]
[IN Q= I think whether]

((I THINK WHETHER MICROSOFT IS ONE COMPANY OR THREE, IT'S AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY AND IT WILL CONTINUE ALONG WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS.))
[RUNS14] [VO]
Microsoft has already announced that it will appeal the court's decision. Jennifer Miele, News 7.))








[Dublin-Lottery]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-12]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia lottery]


Someone from the New River Valley may be a millionaire.
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


A winning ticket in last night's Virginia Lottery was sold at a convenience store in Dublin.
The winner hasn't come forward yet.
The store that sold the ticket, the Dublin Handi-Mart, will get 5-thousand dollars.
The jackpot was worth 2-point-2 million dollars.
But there was another ticket, sold up in Springfield, that matched all six numbers.
So, the winners will each get 1-point-1 million.
If they take the cash payout, it will come to just 600-thousand dollars.

[British-Attack]


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


A British diplomat was killed on his way to work in Athens, Greece.
Authorities believe it was a act of terrorism.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Athens, Greece;]


Officials say two men on a motorcycle shot Stephen Saunders in the head and chest.
Greek authorities are blaming a terrorist group that calls itself `"November 17.''
The group has claimed responsibility for 21 killings since 19-75, including a C-I-A official and four other Americans.
Just last week, a U-S congressional commission called for sanctions against Greece for not doing enough to fight terrorism.
(------------)




[Clinton-Japan]


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


President Clinton is on his way back to Washington after a whirlwind trip to Japan.
As Barry Petersen tells us, the President's visit was as much symbolic as it was diplomatic.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan; :00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; :47]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=Barry Petersen, Cbs News, Tokyo.]

((

(SCRIPT)
(Locator: Tokyo, Japan)
(AF-One arrives)

It was stay of a few hours..but with lasting significance...Japan flattered the President came so far for the funeral.

(Clinton-Mori)

First he met the new prime minister but talks were not substantial...this wasn't the time or place.

(SOT FULL/MUSIC/WIDE SHOT OF HALL)

At the service....

(Clinton puts flowers on alter)

...Mr. Clintons sheer presence drove home Americas friendship with Japan. Later..he praised the late prime minister.

(SOT: PRES. CLINTON)

FROM HIS FIRST DAYS IN OFFICE, HE TOOK SWIFT STEPS TO PUT JAPAN ON FIRMER ECONOMIC GROUND.

(Economy)

The result apparent today...officials seeing slight signs Japans economy is turning around.

(Clinton-Kim)

There was also a visit with South Koreas president - who meets next week with North Koreas leader...the first face to face talks between Korean leaders since the Korean war.

(Soldiers)

One big issue...Americas 37-thousand soldiers based in Korea.

(STANDUP) ASIAN COUNTRIES AND PRESIDENT CLINTON ARE ANXIOUSLY WATCHING

NEXT WEEKS KOREAN SUMMIT...HOPEFUL THAT PROGRESS...ANY PROGRESS...WILL EASE TENSIONS THAT HAVE MADE KOREA A POTENTIAL ASIAN HOT-SPOT FOR THE LAST FIVE DECADES. BP, CBS NEWS, TOKYO.
))

[Dole]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Bob and Elizabeth Dole endorsed Republican Senate candidate George Allen at a fundraiser in Roanoke last night.
Kate Weidaw was there.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Dole/Former Presidential Candidate;:19]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Saturday; :41]
[SUPER=01-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate;:49]
[SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Former U. S. Senator;1:34 QUICK!]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:40]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=NEws 7, Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND] [RUNS5]
As the Virginia senate race heats up, George Allen received the support of Bob and Elizabeth Dole during a campaign fundraiser.

[SOT 20:45:55]
[INQ=]

((ELIZABETH DOLE: WHEN YOU SEE A CANDIDATE WITH SUCH A STRONG RECORD OF ACCOMPLISHMENT AND YOU KNOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE HE CAN MAKE FOR VIRGINIA AND THE COUNTRY IT'S JUST A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO CAMPAIGN FOR HIM MY HEART IS IN IT.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS12]

And supporters of Allen have their heart and pocketbooks in his campaign as well -- the fundraiser brought in an additional 50-thousand dollars.
So far the Allen campaign has raised six point one million dollars.
And he's hoping by challenging his opponent Chuck Robb to five televised town hall style debates he'll attract more votes.

[SOT 20:36:53]
[INQ=]

((GEORGE ALLEN: I DO THINK THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THESE TELEVISED TOWN HALL STYLE DEBATES WHERE THE PEOPLE CAN ASK US QUESTIONS DIRECTLY LET THEM SEE OUR VALUES IDEAS ABOUT THE FUTURE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS13]
And as Allen looks toward the future Elizabeth Dole highlighted his past accomplishments -- like cutting taxes by a billion dollars, leaving the Governors office with an 80 percent approval rating, and improvements in education.

[SOT 20:50:38]
[INQ=]

((ELIZABETH DOLE: HE TOOK VIRGINIA BACK TO BASICS BY TEACHING MATH, HISTORY, SCIENCE, CORE CURRICULUM WITH HIGH STANDARDS THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS14]
And when Elizabeth Dole was done with her speech there was little left for Bob Dole to highlight on.

[SOT 20:57:12]
[INQ=]

((BOB DOLE: IT DON'T HAVE A SPEECH IT TOOK QUITE A WHILE TO PREPARE HERS.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS5]
Jokes aside, both Doles agree George Allen is the man for the job come November. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))

[Robb]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:55:07]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


A federal hate crime bill that's pending in Congress has the support of U-S Senator Chuck Robb.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 1999 is currently stalled.
Yesterday, the Democrat introduced a resolution urging his fellow lawmakers to approve the bill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:04:27]
[IN Q=Basically ]

((CHUCK ROBB: BASICALLY THIS WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF CRIMES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE LEGISLATION AND WILL SEEK TO PROVIDE THE SENTENCING THAT WAS FIRST ATTEMPTED BACK IN THE 102ND CONGRESS.))
[SUPER=@Robb;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=102nd congress.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The press conference was held yesterday to mark the second anniversary of the death of James Byrd Junior who was dragged to death by three white men in Texas.
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[Ferrell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=khu/sbu]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC57:09]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Seal]


V-M-I 's Dean of Faculty is stepping down.
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/November 5]


Alan Ferrell has been the Dean or Acting Dean for most of his four and a half years at the Virginia Military Institute, but is now being replaced.
The Class of 2001 made him an honorary Brother Rat, entitling him to wear their Class Ring.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:24:50]
[IN Q=I walked the]

((BRIG. GEN. ALAN FERRELL/VMI DEAN: I WALKED THE MILESTONES, ALONG WITH THE CADETS. I MADE THE PARADES WITH THEM. I CRAWLED THROUGH THE MUD WITH THEM. I STOOD IN THE RAIN WITH THEM. BUT I THINK THEY SENSE, BEYOND THAT KIND OF SUPERFICIAL THING, THEY SENSE WHEN YOU LOVE THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Ferrell/VMI Dean]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=you love them.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
Though he's enormously popular with cadets, he's being eased out of administration.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ANCHOR=HOLD]


Some say he's too controversial, not quite "politically correct."
He'll be on sabbatical in the Fall, then return to teaching full time next Spring.
Associate Dean William Stockwell has been named Ferrell's temporary replacement.

[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC1:00:33]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


The U-S government will use Virginia's Smart Road as a test track for national traffic safety research.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March;]


Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute got a 15-million dollar, three-year contract from the U-S Department of Transportation yesterday.
National highway safety officials hope to find answers to common traffic hazards on the Smart Road.
The road opened for business in March.
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[Survivor]


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


It's the hot, new topic of conversation around the water cooler...
But you might not want to be EATING while discussing the latest events on the C-B-S program, "Survivor".
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor";]


The two tribes have swallowed live bugs and battled each other for the coveted one- million- dollar prize.
In last night's episode, B-B Anderson became the second castaway to be voted off the island.
[SUPER=03-New York;]


The retired Kansas contractor spoke about his brief, but memorable experience on the reality- based show.


(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:23:16 ]
[IN Q=I sort of wanted]

((B.B. ANDERSON/FORMER "SURVIVOR" CAST MEMBER: I SORT OF WANTED TO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND SEE WHAT I COULD DO AND SEE IF I COULD REALLY SURVIVE IN THAT KIND OF A SITUATION, AND THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT I COULD. ))
[SUPER=01-B.B. Anderson/Former "Survivor" Cast Member;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=mind that I could.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The island is now down to 14 cast members.
The show airs Wednesday nights at 8 on C-B-S. (------------)