[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A change in leadership for the Star City--
Roanoke's new mayor was sworn in this morning, along with a couple of new council members.
Joe Dashiell will have a live report.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And police in Amherst county have charged a 15- year- old with murdering his mother and maliciously wounding his father.
It's unclear what the motive was in the shootings.
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[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon coming up after this break.

[Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=00-25]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Amherst County authorities still do not know why a 15 year old murdered his mother and wounded his father.
41 year old Kathy M. Maddox and 39 year old John C. Maddox were shot yesterday evening at the family's home in Amherst.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


The boy appeared in juvenile and domestic relations court this morning for an attorney advisement hearing.
He was then taken back to the juvenile detention center.
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Officials say when the father got home around 6:30, his son asked him to go around the back of the house to look at something.
As he walked around, his son began firing shots.
The father suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and shoulder.
He was treated and released.

Police have charged the teen with murder, malicious wounding and firearms charges.[Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-26]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The jury is now deliberating in the murder trial of a Botetourt county man, charged with killing his brother.
At issue is whether Roger (Bruff-man) Broughman killed him in self- defense, or whether HE provoked the incident himself.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Broughman went to visit his brother Rocky even though he'd heard Rocky wanted to kill HIM. He says he wanted to make peace.
[SUPER=04-January 29;]

But then he shot Rocky six times as Rocky came out of his house toward the truck.
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[SOT 16:15:36]
[SOT 16:15:56]
[IN Q=He said I'm going]
((HE SAID I'M GOING TO KILL YOU MOTHERF-------- AND AS HE COME AROUND THE TRUCK HE REACHED BACK FOR HIS RIGHT HIP POCKE

T AND WHEN HE REACHED FOR HIS HIP POCKET .... BUTT BUTT BUTT I REACHED DOWN AND GRABBED MY PISTOL STUCK IT OUT THE WINDOW AND FIRED.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Broughman/Defendant;]
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[OUT Q=and fired]
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[VO-NAT]

Rocky never pulled his gun. And Rocky's neighbor says he was not angry at his brother the night before.
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[SOT 17:39:52]
[IN Q=He said]

((HE SAID I'M WORRIED ABOUT ROGER. HE SAID I'M WORRIED ABOUT HIM. HE'S MY BROTHER AND I LOVE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Marguerite Whitley/Victim's Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=and I love him]
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[VO-NAT]

A jury is expected to reach a verdict in this murder trial today.
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[Freeman]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-23]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Danville judge hands down a seven and a half year prison sentence for a man convicted of child pornography.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


25 year old Roger Donovan Freeman addressed the court and said he was sorry for his actions and what he did to the girls. He said he wanted to have a chance to get his life back in order.
Freeman was convicted of sodomy, statutory rape and using underaged girls in pornographic material.
Judge James Ingram said that the activities were very serious and disturbing to the court. He also said he was concerned about the age of the girls and how they were sexually abused.
The judge suspended a 25 year prison sentence. After serving seven and a half years, Freeman will be on probation for three years, undergo counseling and participate in the sex offender treatment program.
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[Pit-Bulls]


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


A North Carolina man who kept 73 unlicensed pit bulls on his land in Franklin County will have to pay a 2-thousand dollar fine.
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[VO-NAT 99-58 1:56:58]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./April 12]

Tom Garner of Raleigh was cited for keeping unlicensed dogs following an April 12th raid. Police believe the dogs were being trained for fighting. The animals were found chained to trees and car axles. Garner told authorities he was raising the dogs to sell as pets.
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[Cuban-Boy]


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


The international custody battle over Elian Gonzalez is finally over, and Cubans are celebrating.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]


The smiling six-year-old returned to his homeland with his father last night after the U-S Supreme Court refused an appeal by Elian's Miami relatives.
Hundreds of Elian's classmates joined his grandparents in welcoming the boy home, after he spent seven months in the U-S.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro was NOT at the airport, keeping his word that the homecoming for Elian would be as private as possible.
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[Tech-Development]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech is strengthening its ties to the Roanoke Valley.
An announcement this morning revealed economic development plans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The University's Economic Development Partnership will open a downtown branch in Franklin Plaza. Tech President Charles Steger says the satellite office will contribute to job growth throughout central and western Virginia.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We think that]

((CHARLES STEGER: WE THINK THAT BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING COMPETITIVENESS IN THE STATE WITH RECRUITING NEW INDUSTRIES AND WHATEVER, THAT WE'RE ONLY GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IF WE JOIN FORCES. AND THIS IS ONE STEP IN OUR PROCESS IN ENABLING JOHN PHILLIPS, OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER TO WORK WITH THE PARTNERSHIP STAFF.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Virginia Tech President]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the partnership staff.]
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[VO-NAT]


The partnership has assisted in expansions representing 730 million dollars in new regional investment since 1983.

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[Korea-Strike]


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


11- hundred striking hotel workers in South Korea were arrested during a police raid.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;]


At management's request, police raided the hotel just before dawn today.
The hotel workers were staging a sit-in to demand better work conditions.
Police charged onto the 36th floor, firing smoke canisters.
33 workers and six police officers were injured and taken away in ambulances.
No hotel guests were hurt, but the ordeal WAS unsettling for them.
The hotel is one of the largest and most expensive in South Korea.
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[Boy-Scouts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-12]
[GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court]


The U-S Supreme Court has decided The Boy Scouts of America can not be forced to accept gay troop leaders.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Bruce (Too-Tin) Tuten is a local scout executive who agrees with the five to four ruling issued yesterday.
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[SOT 03:25:14]
[IN Q=I think ]

((BRUCE TUTEN: I THINK IT WILL GO DOWN AS A LANDMARK CASE FOR MANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO USE INDEFINITELY IN BEING ABLE TO SET STANDARDS FOR MEMBERSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Tuten/Scout Executive; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=for membership.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case involved a New Jersey man who sued after he was expelled for being gay.
Sam Garrison is an openly gay attorney in Roanoke-- who's also a former boy scout and leader.
[sot 03:33:26 ]
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[in q= It's interesting]

((IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE ALSO THAT THE GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA DO NOT HAVE SUCH AN EXCLUSIONARY POLICY, SO I THINK THE GIRL SCOUTS ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, THE BOY SCOUTS ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Roanoke Attorney; ]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q= wrong track.]
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[VO-NAT]


The justices said if the Scouts were forced to accept gay troop leaders, it would violate the group's First Amendment rights of free expression and free association.
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[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC1:56:12]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Virginia Attorney General Mark Early says Virginia's ban on so called "partial birth" abortions will be re-written. This after the U-S Supreme Court overturned Nebraska's ban in a 5 to 4 decision yesterday.
The majority opinion says the ban violates women's constitutional rights by imposing an "undue burden" on their decisions to end pregnancies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Virginia's two year old ban is worded in almost the same way as Nebraska's.
Earley concedes it's likely to be overturned in the fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals, following yesterday's high court decision.
Abortion rights advocates say they're pleased-- but:
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[SOT 16:02:26 ]
[IN Q=The Parenthood]

((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: THE NARROWNESS OF THAT RULING CERTAINLY GIVES US SOME CONCERN. ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT SCHOLARS SUGGEST AS MANY AS THREE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES MAY BE APPOINTED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT. AND THIS COULD TURN AROUND IN A HEARTBEAT.))
[SOT 15:31:29]

((FIONA GIVENS/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: ONE MIGHT THINK THAT THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN RATHER SLEEPY TO DATE. THIS WILL CERTAINLY GENERATE SOME SPARK.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Greenberg/Planned Parenthood of Virginia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Fiona Givens/Virginia Society for Human Life; :15]
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[OUT Q=some spark.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=Mark Earley]


Earley is promising to write a new ban in a way he thinks will comply with the ruling.
He says he'll submit that to the 2000 General Assembly.

[WA-Wildfire]


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


"It looks like the sky is on fire"-- that's how one resident describes the wildfires in Washington State.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richland, WA;]


Flames have now blackened nearly 150- thousand acres.
Officials have evacuated nearly seven- thousand residents in the southeastern part of the state.
The fire's burning on the Hanford nuclear reservation.
There's growing concern that a change in winds might push the fire into radioactive areas.
About 500 firefighters were working the blaze this morning, with hundreds more on the way.
Help will also come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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[Project-Life]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-16 TC1:21:42]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimer's]


Pittsylvania County now has a new device to locate Alzheimer's patients who wander away from their homes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


It's called Project Lifesaver and Pittsylvania County is the first county in Virginia to have this program in place.
Officers say it will save lives.
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[SOT 3:23:41]
[IN Q=The importance of it]

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF: THE IMPORTANCE OF IT IS THE TRANSMITTER. IT'S WORK AS A BRACELET OR ON THE ANKLE. IT'S BATTERY OPERATED AND IT EMITS A SIGNAL.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=emmits a signal.]
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[VO-NAT]


There are more than one hundred Alzheimer's patients living in Pittsylvania County.
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[Tultex-Worker]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:38:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A former Tultex employee is turning her dream into a reality.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00]


Peggy Scott worked for Tultex for nearly 28 years before she was laid off.
She always wanted to own her own business.
And so Scott and her sister opened a furniture store at Smith Mountain Lake.
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[SOT 1:28:25]
[IN Q=I still have to]

((PEGGY SCOTT/FORMER TULTEX OWNER: I STILL HAVE TO STOP AND THINK. IT WAS SIX MONTHS AGO. I THINK ABOUT IT AND IT'S UNREAL SOME DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Peggy Scott/Former Tultex Worker;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=unreal some days.]
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The store is called Furniture on the Lake and sells Bassett Furniture exclusively.
The sisters will celebrate the store's grand opening this Saturday.
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[Diana-Playground]


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


Princess Diana's love of children inspired a memorial in her honor--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


A children's playground opens in London tomorrow, after more than two years of controversy over the best way to pay tribute to her.
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[SOT 10:14:17 ]
[IN Q=Diana had a ]

((TOM CORBY/ROYAL PARKS AGENCY: DIANA HAD A SPECIAL AFFINITY WITH CHILDREN, SHE LOVED CHILDREN-- I AM NOT SAYING SHE WAS CHILDLIKE-- BUT SHE LOVED CHILDREN AND SHE LOVED TO SEE CHILDREN ENJOYING THEMSELVES AND MILLIONS OF CHILDREN WILL ENJOY THEMSELVES IN THIS PLAYGROUND FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AHEAD.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Corby/Royal Parks Agency;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=long time ahead.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Princess Diana Memorial playground cost more than two - million dollars to create.
Probably the most popular item with kids will be a large wooden pirate ship,.
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[2Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-22]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


They won't take office until midnight tomorrow, but this morning Roanoke's new mayor and city council members took the oath of office.
The death of Jim Trout, and the defeat of Mayor David Bowers and councilman Carroll Swain... City Council will include three new faces at its next meeting. Ralph Smith, Bill Carder and Bill Bestpitch were sworn in just a few minutes ago here at the city courthouse.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Valley wide cooperation]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=working today]
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[VO-NAT]

Ralph Smith has been busy preparing to serve as mayor... meeting with city officials and other local leaders...
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[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]

urcham and advocates of Greenways in the Roanoke Valley. Among his first official acts, Kimberly, will be a canoe trip down the Roanoke River with city manager Darlene B