[County-Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC :18]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Suicide]


Police say a woman found her elderly parents dead in Roanoke County.
It's apparently the result of a murder suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

80-year-old Robert Dymond and his wife Jean lived on Bromley Road. Their daughter found them dead in the house last night. Police say it was a murder suicide but they're waiting for an autopsy report to determine who fired the gun.
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[Gay-Murdered]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


About 500 civil rights and gay rights activists turned out to remember a gay man beaten to death in West Virginia last week.
Anti-gay protesters also showed up at the candlelight vigil, prompting several angry exchanges between the two sides.
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[SOT 10:01:59]
[IN Q=shame on you]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=in good graces with GOD]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fairmont, WV;]


Police officers stood nearby, and the event remained peaceful.
Two unidentified teens are being held in the murder.
Arthur "J.R" Warren was beaten then stuffed in a truck.
Authorities haven't determined if this was a hate crime.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=to take him]

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[SUPER=01-Brenda Warren/Arthur's Mom;]
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[OUT Q=a lot of hate]
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[ss=None]


Police say the two teens have confessed to the murder.

[11Pruitt]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-21 TC1:02:36]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A suspect in one of Danville's 7 murders this year will never see a trial... because he killed himself.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say their search for 40-year old Clyde Scott Pruitt ended yesterday - when they found him at a friend's house.
[SUPER=03-Danville]


They say as they approached Pruitt - he shot himself in the head.
He was wanted in connection with the murder of Anthony Gill.
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[Wallens-Ridge]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Amnesty International is jumping into the fray of controversy surrounding two Southwest Virginia prisons. The human rights group wants to get inside the supermax facilities at Wallens Ridge in Big Stone Gap...
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Pound/File Tape]

and the Red Onion prison in Pound.
But Virginia's Department of Corrections says the doors of both prisons are closed - and that Amnesty won't be allowed to enter.
Amnesty wants to look into allegations of excessive force and misuse of stun guns.
Corrections officials say there's nothing to hide - but Amnesty won't be allowed in because some inmates may use such a visit as an excuse to cause trouble.
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[M-Inmate-Escape]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC1:23:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An escape artist who made his way OUT of a local jail is back behind bars today.
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[VO-NAT]


Montgomery County Deputies say 22-year-old Melvin Leftwich Junior fled down a shaft for a food service elevator at the jail.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


He was a trustee assigned to clean up in the area.
Authorities believe someone met up with him outside the jail.
Deputies found Leftwich asleep in an abandoned firetower in the Plum Creek section of the county.
He was recaptured without incident.
Leftwich was serving a two-year sentence for violating probation on a grand larceny conviction.
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[Building-Collapse]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Rescue workers in Brooklyn are trying to beat the clock this afternoon.
They are sifting through stories of rubble looking for survivors of a two building that collapsed.
Bobbi Harley has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Brooklyn, NY;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News]

((10:00:23 - All of a sudden boom, I mean it sounded like a bomb, it sounded like the third world war, I ran to the front door and I saw all this acrid, first you smelled it the smoke and you could not see. IT HAPPENED TUESDAY NIGHT - FLATTENING ONE BUILDING - AND PULLING MOST OF ANOTHER ONE DOWN WITH IT. TWO PEOPLE ESCAPED, BUT HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED - THREE ARE STILL MISSING. USING DOGS AND HI TECH EQUIPMENT - AUTHORITIES HOPE TO FIND THEM SAFE IN SOME KIND OF AIR POCKE
T - BUT TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT. AND WITH SO MUCH RUBBLE - USING HEAVY MACHINERY MIGHT BE THE ONLY WAY. SOT -THOMAS VON

ESSEN/FIRE COMMISSIONER - 10:00:48 - There are people here that are waiting to see if their loved one or someone they care about is in that building so it s not the way we want to do it, but we may have no other choice at this point. NO WORD ON WHAT CAUSED THE COLLAPSE - INVESTIGATORS ARE CHECKING OUT AREA CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OR A POSSIBLE GAS LEAK. WH
ATEVER THE CAUSE - IT S A SCENE THAT S LEFT RESIDENTS IN SHOCK ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE NEIGHBORS STILL MISSING. SOT - MOS

- 10:00:13 - I m yelling because I just saw the couple that lives in that house go up the block and she s saying I m hungry, I m hungry, I m going home to cook. STANDUP - RE: ANOTHER PERSON WHO LIVED SAFE - HEADED OUT HOURS BEFORE TO VACATION NY))


[Northern-Ireland]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A wall of British soldiers is keeping the Protestant Orange Order from marching into Catholic neighborhoods of Belfast today.
That, after overnight violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belfast, N. Ireland;]


Towering bonfires were lit by Orange supporters in and around Belfast at midnight Wednesday.
In keeping with the mounting tension of recent days, masked outlaws from anti-Catholic terror groups fired off volleys of gunfire in at least two locations.
A Protestant man was shot dead at one bonfire near Belfast.
In Portadown, dozens of people were hurt in clashes between police and rioters.
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[Gas-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-26 37:56]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]


The nation wide average for a gallon of gas is just over a dollar-sixty, that's up 40 percent from December.
While motorists are growing tired of the higher-than-normal prices, one retailer says Americans don't have it so bad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Pat Flint owns an Amoco Gas Station on Franklin Road. He based his opinion on comparisons with overseas prices for gas.
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[TC:15:17:43]
[SOT]
[IN Q=They're]

((THEY'RE AT WHAT FOUR AND A HALF DOLLARS A GALLON AND WE'RE AT A BUCK AND A HALF A GALLON. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PRICE OF AUTOMOBILES AND THE PRICE OF HOUSES, I STILL SAY THAT A DOLLAR AND A HALF IS NOT COMPLETELY OUT OF REASON.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Flint/Amoco Station Owner]
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[OUT Q=out of reason.]
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[VO-NAT]


While the shock of the pumped-up prices is still hitting consumers, Flint says it's the oil companies who are benefiting and not him.
We'll have a breakdown of who gets what from each gallon of gas tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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[11Bent-Mountain]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-19 TC45:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some paid firefighters in Roanoke County are moving - from the Bent Mountain station to the Back Creek fire station. Kate Weidaw explains why.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;:18]
[SUPER=01-Alan Gleiner/Bent Mountain Resident;:47]
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[OUT Q=News7, Roanoke Co.]

((Right now the Back Creek fire station is not staffed during daytime hours -- and that's a problem because according to reports that's when the majority of calls come in. Meanwhile up the hill on Bent Mountain three paid fire fighters work the daytime shift where fewer calls come in.

[SOT 11:29:29]
[INQ=]

((CHIEF RICK BURCH: AFTER LOOKING AT THE TYPE OF CALLS AND WHERE THEY WERE LOCATED WE FEEL LIKE WE WOULD HAVE A BETTER RESPONSE TO THE ROANOKE COUNTY CITIZENS IF WE SHIFTED THAT CREW FROM THE BENT MOUNTAIN TO BACK CREEK.))
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[RUNS10]
But that move has citizens on Bent Mountain worried that volunteers who staff the station at night will not be sufficient. Even though Back Creek would respond to the Bent Mountain area during daytime hours, many worry the drive up the hill will slow the response time down. So residents took their concerns to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.

[SOT 10:21:46]
[INQ=]

((ALAN GLEINER: THERE ARE TIMES WHEN IT'S SLICK, ICY SNOWING ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND IT'S JUST RAINING AT THE BOTTOM, DRIVING A PUMPER TRUCK UP THE MOUNTAIN ON THOSE KIND OF CONDITIONS CAN BE TREACHEROUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.))
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[INQ=]

((I DON'T MIND DOING WITHOUT BUT I HAVE A PACE MAKER AND I KNOW THIS, IF MY PACE MAKER GOES SOUTH AND BACK CREEK DOESN'T SAVE ME I'M GOING TO DIE.))
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[RUNS9]
But despite concerns from residents both the County Administrator and fire chief say the move is necessary. The change takes effect August seventh and will be reevaluated later in the year. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

[11City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC1:57:03]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


The Superintendent of Roanoke City Schools says students in the Star City are passing S-O-Ls with flying colors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


During Doctor Wayne Harris's State of the School Address last night he said Raleigh Court Elementary School and James Madison Middle School passed all of their S-O-L exams.
Harris says the leadership from the teachers is one reason for the high marks.
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[SOT 11:53:26]
[IN Q=I WAS]

((DR. WAYNE HARRIS: I WAS EXPECTING OUR TEACHERS TO RISE TO THE OCCASION AND DO THE THINGS WE NEEDED TO DO WE STILL HAVE SOME NEED FOR IMPROVEMENTS NOT ALL SCHOOLS DID AS WELL AS WE HOPED BUT THE MOMENTUM WILL PULL US THROUGH ANOTHER YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wayne Harris/Roanoke Superintendent]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=another year.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris also says students are taking more college courses, attendance is up, and classes to prepare students for the workforce are becoming more popular.
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[Zvezda]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[anchor tag anchor tag]
After years of delay and huge cost overruns "the heart" of the International Space Station is finally in orbit.
Ed Crane has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was]
[SUPER=03-Kazakstan;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant;]
[SUPER=04-1984;]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=new york]

((It was a picture perfect take-off for the International Space Station's most vital component. But the lead-up to this morning's launch of Zvezda was anything but perfect. The 22 ton 43 foot long module, which contains the flight control
s and crew dorm is more than two years late and millions of dollars over budget. SOT: Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consu

ltant "There is no spare, so this launch was absolutely crucial, had it failed NASA would have had to build something like this themselves or hire the Russians to do it." Super: 1984 "Tonite, I am directing NASA to develop a permanently manned space station and to do it within a decade." It is a dream realized for President Reagan --who started NASA's whe
els turning back in 19-84. SOT: Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant "The upside of this launch is it will finally op

en the flood gates of missions. NASA has payloads literally stacked up here at Kennedy Space Center awaiting launch." Even though this morning's launch was successful-- America and the other nations involved in this stratospheric effort are worried about Russia's future contributions. They ran so low on cash making Zvezda that they had to sell ad space on the rocket to Pizza Hut. Ed Crane, CBS News, New York. ))
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=None]


The unmanned module is scheduled to dock with two other components already in space later this week.

[Gates-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Software giant Bill Gates is giving millions to Virginia medical researchers.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it will give 25 - MILLION dollars to researchers at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk.
The researchers are studying ways to protect women against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The money will go toward development of compounds which kill agents that cause sexually transmitted diseases.

[11MM-Zoo]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC1:22:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mill Mountain Zoo received a gift to the tune of 10-THOUSAND dollars yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the second year in a row Advance Auto has given money to the"On-Grounds' education program.
An appreciation ceremony was held at the zoo's amphitheater.
Children from the Roanoke area took part in the celebration and learned about the zoo's wildlife in the process.
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[SOT 19:46:47-19:46:59]
[IN Q=we have hundreds]

((WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF SCHOOL GROUPS EVERY YEAR AND AS FAR AS AMPHITHEATER PROGRAMMING ABOUT SEVEN THOUSAND SCHOOL CHILDREN SET IN ON AMPHITHEATER LAST YEAR AND OUR NUMBERS ARE UP THIS YEAR.))
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Zoo Education Director]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=numbers are up this year]
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[VO-NAT]


Zoo officials say many more donations are needed to help with future zoo projects.
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[Bank-Merger]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


Southwest Virginia endures another money merger.
First National Bank of Christiansburg is merging with Pulaski's newest and smallest independent bank, Community National.
Management with remain the same, and each bank will keep their respective names.
This is good news for customers, the new bank will have 14 branches and 25 A-T-M's pending shareholder approval.


[S-AVS]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67]
[GRAPHIC=Avalanche]


The Stars were out in Salem last night, but unfortunately for the Avalanche, it was the Kinston Indians that would shine the brightest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche; :00]


To Salem memorial we go..and another creative night for the Avalanche promotions staff.
We pick up the game action in the top of the fourth, Indians already out in front big. Luis Gonzales adds some padding to their lead with this shot into the gap which scores a run, 9-1 Kinston.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Avs show some life. John Lindsey, having a great
[SUPER=37-Kinston/11/Salem/3;]

season, smacks a grounder into left field and that is gonna score a run to close Kinston's lead to 7 runs.
Matt Holliday then connects on what would be a sacrifice fly to left that brings in Salem's third run, but Kinston takes this one 11-3.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63]
[GRAPHIC=Pocono]


Winston Cup drivers have a short break before turning their focus to the July 23rd Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono. Later, in September fans can watch the Virginia Tech/Wood Brothers racing partnership unfold at Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Tech teamed up with Citgo and the Wood Brothers to sponsor the "Hokie Car" ... unveiled in Blacksburg yesterday.
Elliott Sadler will drive the car in the Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 at Richmond International Raceway September 9th.
More than 150 NASCAR and Hokie fans turned out to see the car.
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[SOT 23:14 - :29]
[IN Q=I think it's pretty]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Winston Cup Driver;]
[sot 23:14 - :29]

((ELLIOTT SADLER: I THINK IT'S PRETTY GREAT. I THINK IT'S GOING TO GET A LOT OF NASCAR FANS INTERESTED IN VIRGINIA TECH AND A LOT OF VT FANS INTERESTED IN NASCAR. YOU GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT LOVE BOTH SPORTS. I KNOW I DO AND HOPEFULLY IT'LL WORK OUT FOR EVERYBODY AND IT'S FOR A GREAT CAUSE.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=for a great cause.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tech chipped in 5-grand on the paint job.
Money made off the race will go to scholarships at Tech and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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