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Danville police are investigating a murder.
Authorities found a 28- year- old man in this home last night.
They say he'd been shot.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And it'll likely be a while before a Florida jury reaches a verdict in the murder trial of 14- year- old Nathaniel Brazill.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay tuned-- News 7 at noon is next.



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Florida jurors are tackling a tough question today---


Did a teenaged boy INTENTIONALLY kill his English teacher last year?
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Jurors deliberating the fate of a 14- year- old charged with murder DON'T appear to be close to a decision.
The jury has asked for more information.
If convicted of first- degree murder, Nathaniel Brazill could get life in prison.
Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Udell/Defense Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Marc Shiner/Prosecutor;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Jones, CBS News, West Palm Beach, FL.]


(( WAS IT PRE-MEDITATED MURDER?.... A DEADLY ACCIDENT?.... OR SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN? THAT'S THE QUESTION FACING A JURY IN WEST PALM BEACH AS THEY DELIBERATE THE FATE OF NATHANIEL BRAZILL... THE 14 YEAR OLD BOY ACCUSED OF FATALLY SHOOTING HIS ENGLISH TEACHER.

(NATZ OF JUDGE TALKING ABOUT REBACKS)


THE PANEL COMPOSED OF NINE WOMEN AND THREE MEN, MANY OF THEM PARENTS... RESUMED THEIR DELIBERATIONS THIS MORNING. THEY ASKED TO RE-VIEW KEY EVIDENCE..LIKE THE SCHOOL SURVEILLANCE TAPE OF THE SHOOTING.. AND HEAR READ-BACKS OF CERTAIN TESTIMONY. YESTERDAY JURORS SAT THROUGH A LONG, EMOTIONAL DAY OF CLOSING ARGUMENTS.

SOT: ROBERT UDELL/DEFENSE ATTORNEY

"HE DIDN'T EXPECT THE GUN TO GO OFF HE THOUGHT THE SAFETY WAS ON. THE EXPLOSION OCCURS, BLOOD IS COMING OUT, HIS FAVORITE TEACHER IS ON THE GROUND AND HE GOT SCRAED."

SOT: MARC SINGER/PROSECUTOR

"HE HIT EXACTLY WHERE HE AIMED AND NOW HE'S SORRY, JUST DOESN'T CUT IT. CAN'T TAKE BACK WHAT HE DID."
AND WHILE THE JURY DELIBERATES.... BRAZILL'S PARENTS CLING TO HOPE...PRAYING THEIR SON WILL BE VIEWED AS A CONFUSED ADOLESCENT AND NOT A COLD-BLOODED KILLER.

SOT: FATHER

"EVERY CHILD DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE, OUR CHILD HAS NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE BEFORE, HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE."

(STANDUP: TO COME...asked to view surveillance tape twice...re-hear

testimony...including nathaniel brazill's) ))

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Police continue to investigate a murder last night in Danville.
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Officers responded to this home on Paxton Avenue just after nine.
They found 28 year old Anthony Lamont Luck suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was taken to Danville Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
His body will be sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
Police have yet to make any arrests.
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Firefighters believe they have contained a brush fire in Carroll County.
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Crews have been fighting the blaze in Cana {Kay-NA} since yesterday afternoon.
In that time the fire has consumed around 75- acres on Fancy Gap Mountain.
Fire officials say dry conditions and gusty winds played a major role in feeding the fire.
Six homes in the region were evacuated-- but officials say residents have now returned home.
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Investors are likely holding their breath, waiting for news from the Fed.
So far, the stock market isn't show much direction today.
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Analysts are expecting the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by half a point.
This would be the FIFTH interest rate cut this year.
Alan Greenspan's announcement is expected within a couple of hours.
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Both a pilot and CO- pilot are killed when a Confederate Air Force plane crashes in Texas.
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The single- engine, World War Two- era military plane went down yesterday afternoon.
Officials say they're not sure what caused the crash.
This was the second fatal Confederate Air Force plane crash in the past month in Texas.
The Confederate Air Force is a nine- thousand- member group that maintains about 140 planes from the second World war.
The group flies the planes in air shows all across the country.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Police in Los Angeles say the public should not expect an arrest anytime soon in the death of actor Robert Blake's wife. We'll have the latest after this break,
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and we're following a developing story out of Japan. There's good news for the country and its princess.
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No official suspect yet in the murder case of actor Robert Blake's wife.
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In an un- usual move, L-A police called a news conference to ANNOUNCE that they don't have a suspect.
However, they are NOT ruling out Blake as a possible suspect in the shooting death of Bonny Lee Bakley. The L-A-P-D is also being vague about whether a murder weapon was found near the crime scene.
In an ongoing effort to discredit the victim, Blake's attorney has released an audio tape of Bakley.
This is part of a conversation Bakley had before she moved in with Blake.
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[IN Q=When I met]

((BONNY LEE BAKLEY/SHOOTING VICTIM: WHEN I MET BLAKE, I KIND OF WANTED HIM BUT I KIND OF DIDN'T. HE WASN'T UP TO PAR WITH THE LOOKS//HE'D COME ON REAL MUSHY AND SWEET LIKE HE'S FALLING FOR ME AND THEN YOU KNOW.. I WAS BACKING OFF THEN.))
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Meanwhile, police called releasing the tape an "inappropriate" defense tactic.
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Two years ago, a Pittsylvania County woman disappeared without a trace.
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Patty Jo Pulley of Ringold was last seen going shopping in Danville on May 14, 1999.
Her red pickup truck was found parked the next day outside Milton North Carolina.
Investigators have followed hundreds of leads and are still treating it as a missing person's case.
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[IN Q=We dont have any evidence]

((SHERIFF HAROLD PLASTER: WE DON'T HAVE ANY EVIDENCE LIKE YOU WOULD FIND IN A CRIME SCENE THAT CAN REALLY SAY THAT THIS WAS OTHER THAN A MISSION PERSONS AND THAT IT WAS A MURDER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
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The Sheriff's Department considers this a high priority case and has even contacted national media to publicize this case.
Patty Jo's husband has since moved away from the area.
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They'll soon be knitting booties in Japan's Imperial Palace--
Crown Princess Masako is expecting.
Bruce Dunning has the story.
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((
It was the announcement Japan has wanted to hear for almost eight years. The Crown Princess is pregrant. A spokesman for the Imperial Palace went on nationwide television with a very brief statment confirming that Princess Masako is three months pregnant and in good health.

(file footage of wedding)

Ever since Masako Owada married Crown Prince Naruhito, Japan has been waiting for the couple to produce a chile. The birth--expected in November or December--will probably produce as much public excitement as the wedding did...especially if it's a boy. A male child will ensure the succession to the imperial throne for one more generation. Today, prices for baby products manufacturers soared dramatically on the Tokyo stock exchange.

(magazines-from APTN material)

Japanese media have been obessesd with Masako. A graduate of Harvard with a promising career in the Foreign Ministry, she was expected to open up the closed world of the imperial family, but instead she has become the quiet consort to her husband. But still, the media attention is so great that it was blamed for her suffering a miscarriage two years ago.
The princess has virtually dropped out of sight since rumors of a possible possible pregnancy began a couple of months ago.When she went for medical check-ups, the waiting cameras barely glimpsed her inside a curtained car. The palace spokesman today asked the public to leave her in peace.
Bruce Dunning, CBSN, Tokyo

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Shoppers in Miami received a visit from a member of ENGLAND'S royalty--
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The Duchess of York was in Florida to sign autographs and sell plates for Wedgewood China, a company she endorses.
Fergie is a working mother of two, and isn't shy about admitting that she's working her way out of bankruptcy.
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[IN Q=I'm glad I had to know]

((SARAH FERGUSON/DUCHESS OF YORK: I'M GLAD I HAD TO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO NOT KNOW HOW THE NEXT BILL IS GOING TO BE PAID BECAUSE NOW I CAN RELATE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO DEAL WITH THAT. I STILL HAVE THAT WORRY AND MUST KEEP WORKING UNTIL YOU KNOW-- I'M A WORKING MOTHER. ))
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Fergie's reportedly receiving 700- thousand- dollars from the British china company.
She earns quite a bit more from other endorsements-- most notably, as a Weight Watchers spokesperson.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


A check on health guidelines could mean more Americans will need to take cholesterol lowering drugs. We'll have that story next,
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plus we'll meet a woman who is finding the strength to change a lifetime of unhealthy habits.
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[Cholesterol]


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New guidelines for people at risk of heart disease could nearly triple the number of Americans on cholesterol lowering drugs.
The guidelines recommend different tests to screen for high cholesterol.
The goal is to reduce high levels of the so-called bad cholesterol which raises the risk of heart disease.
The National Institutes of Health says the number of people on cholesterol drugs could jump to 36 MILLION under the guidelines.

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Living a healthy lifestyle is easier for some people than it is for others.
For some, the battle can become a life and death struggle, but until they WANT to make a change, it will not happen.
A woman in New Orleans has decided she wants to change her life, and she's found a friend who can help. Meg Farris has their story.
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(SOT:I THINK I WAS NORMAL WHEN I WAS BORN... ALL THE WAY UP HILL))


BARBARA BRUNE'S WEIGHT LOSS BATTLE HAS BEEN LIFE LONG. BUT SHE NEVER LET THAT STAND IN THE WAY OF GOING OUT AND ENJOYING LIFE. HER PARENTS INSTILLED IN HER SELF WORTH AND VALUE NO MATTER HOW TOUGH THE WORLD WAS ON THE OUTSIDE. (( I REMEMBER THERE WERE KIDS WHO LOCKED ME OUT OF SCHOOL...FATTY GET AWAY, BIG BARB.))
BUT AT 56 CAME THE REALIZATION. SHE FACED DISCRIMINATION AND A LIFE INDOORS.... WITHOUT THE TRAVEL AND SOCIALIZING THAT SHE LOVES.
((I WENT OUT TO LOOK FOR AN ELECTRIC CART... IF LOST WEIGHT PAY $1000 LESS. I CAN'T CLEAN MY HOUSE.))
SO PURELY FOR HERSELF...... FOR BETTER HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE... AND INSPIRED BY OTHERS SHE HAD SEEN ON TV.... SHE JOINED A POPULAR WEIGHT LOSS GROUP.... SHE WAS NEARLY 400 POUNDS WHEN SHE MET HER COUNSELOR.... MARY ANNA EBLE. (( I WAS AN OVERWEIGHT CHILD WHO BECAME AND OVER WEIGHT ADULT... WITH A MIND SET))
((STAND UP: THE LEADERS OF THE GROUP SAY THAT THE ONE THING THEY WANT IS THAT WHEN THE PEOPLE COME FOR THAT 30 MINUTE ONCE A WEEK THAT THEY FORGET THE TROUBLES IN THEIR LIFE AND THAT THEY'RE HAPPY AND HAVE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.))
MARY ANNA IS ENCOURAGING BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN THERE.

((SOT MY CHILDREN WERE GETTING OFTHE AGE...TO HAVE A FAT MAMA))


AND EVEN THOUGH SHE HAS KEPT HER 65 EXTRA POUNDS OFF FOR NEARLY 17 YEARS.. SHE STILL CONSIDERS THIS AN EVERYDAY CHALLENGE.
(( JUST RECENTLY IT'S COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT I AM STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS.....OLD EATING BEHAVIORS DO COME BACK))
BARBARA HAS LOST 23 POUNDS..... AND EVEN THOUGH THESE 2 WOMEN HAVE MET AT DIFFERENT STAGES IN THEIR BATTLE... WHAT UNITES THEM IS THAT THEY ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES.. AND NO ONE ELSE.
(( I CAN GIVE MEMBERS A LIST OF REASONS...THEN IT CLICKS.
MEG FARRIS FOR CBS NEWS.))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 18 points.

[super=460-y/18/x/8;] Nasdaq was UP 8 points.




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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come in Sports - A curve ball strikes the Phillies -
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[VO-NAT ]

And diamonds were on the minds of some Avalanche fans yesterday - but not the baseball kind - We'll explain after the break.
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The N-B-A has named Philadelphia's Allen Iverson the league's Most Valuble Player.
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The All Star Guard received 93 of a possible 124 first place votes.
The six foot Iverson is the shortest Most Valuble Player in league history.
Iverson led the league in scoring for the second time in three years.
San Antonio's Tim Duncan came in second.
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Just when things were looking up for the Philadelphia Phillies, they get a wild pitch.
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Phillies starting catcher Mike Lieberthal is out for the season due to a severe knee injury. He apparently tore several muscles in his right knee while being picked off first base Saturday by Arizona hurler Brian Anderson. A team doctor say s the 2000 All-Star will need 6 to 8 months to recover.
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The Avalanche and Hillcats hit the diamond in Salem last night - but a different sort of diamond was on the minds of a couple fans -
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A very special night for two fans at Salem Memorial. At the end of the third inning, Brian Ellenwood got down on one knee and proposed to Nicole Hurt. The pair got a standing ovation from family and friends in attendance. By the way, Nicole said yes.
To the game. In the top of the fifth Lynchburg's Paul Weichard connects on the long fly
[SUPER=37-Lynchburg/3/Salem/5;]

ball. The sacrifice fly plates Jeremy Harts, and it's 2-1 Hillcats.
An inning later, Jay Langston blasts this shot to right center.
B. J. Barnes is gonna score from first to make it 3-1. But Salem's Garrett Atkins hits a three- run homer in the Seventh, as Salem wins 5-3 and snaps a two game losing streak.
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Today's game two of the series was originally scheduled for 11 AM, but that time has been changed to seven PM.

[S-Scholar]


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B'nai B'rith honored its athletic and achievement award recepients last night - which included 30 of Southwest Virginia's best and brightest high school athletes.
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For 51 years the Israel Friedlander Lodge of Roanoke has honored students for their accomplishments on AND off the playing field.
Glenvar's Hannah Williams won the Artie Levin Personal Life Award for community service, and the 1000- dollar scholarship as the top female.
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Pulaski County's David Hale won the one- thousand- dollar scholarship as the top male.
Hale lettered four years in both football and wrestling, captaining both teams for two of those years.
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If Hale's name sounds familiar, he also won the Friday Football Extra Noel C. Taylor Scholar- Athlete Award.
Roanoke City School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Harris was a B'nai B'rith nominee in 1964.
Last night he was the guest speaker.
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Another scholarship was also awarded yesterday - The King Family Memorial Golf Tournament gave its largest gift ever.
In the first seven years The King Family has given away a total of nine thousand dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


This year, because of the success of the tournament, William Journell received 10-thousand dollars toward his college education.
William says winning this scholarship, and getting into the college of his choice are his biggest accomplishments.


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The scholarship is awarded to a high school student with an interest in golf who excels in school and community service.
William is a senior at Salem High School.


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Organizers of this year's Festival in the Park are looking to a local man to give the affair a LIFT. Fortuantely for it, he has the muscle to pull it off.
Teresa Hamilton hs more.
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[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.]

(([NAT SOUND] [RUN03] For most people-- finding the strength to pull an eleven thousand pound pickup truck would be impossible. But for Shawn Semones of Roanoke it's a hobby. [nat sound] [RUNS03] The 37- year old is training for the upcoming Strongman Challenge where he'll be competiting against other heavyweights to see who can pull a 29- thousand pound fire truck the fastest.
[SOT 00:15:26]

[nat sound] ((IT'S SOMETHING I DO TO JUST KILL TIME LIKE I SAY IT'S JUST THE TEST YOU EIGHT CAN DO IT YOU DON'T. THAT MAKES IT A LOT OF FUN.)) [RUNS10] Semones, who's a dental technician by day, trains about three days a week at the Iron Sports gym in Roanoke. And, while he'll be competiting in a number of other events. He says flipping an 800- pound tire is his favorite.
[sot 00:17:15]
[IN Q= And then ]

(( AND THEN, EVENTS, LIKE THE STATUE HOLD, WHERE WE'LL HAVE 25 POUND WEIGHTS, THAT TENDS TO BE RATHER PAINFUL, BUT SOME OF THE EVENTS LIKE THE KEG TOSS THAT'S MORE OF A FINESS MOVE.)) [runs10] William Shrader is one of Semones' closest friends and helped organize the local competition. [nat sound] [runs03] He says Semones has the mental skills necessary to compete. [nat sound]
[sot]

((IT'S ALWAYS JUST HIM AGAINST HIM, HE'S COMPETING SOLELY AGAINST HIMSLEF AND NOT EVEYRONE ELSE IN THE FIELD.)) [RUNS10]
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Right now-- there are 38- men signed up for the competition. Organizers say about half are from Southwest and Southside Virginia. The event itself will be held May 26th. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
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