[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A license to drive will require more PATIENCE from Virginia's teens.
A new law raises the minimum age for both a learner's permit and driver's license.
We'll have reaction.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And minority leaders speak out about alleged racist incidents involving Lynchburg police.
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[TALENT=Leo]
[SS=None]

The rain showers from this morning are moving out of the region but more will follow...I'll have your forecast...

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon, right after the break.

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[L'burg-Racism]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-09 1:43:13]
[GRAPHIC=Race relations]


Minority leaders in Lynchburg say they're upset about how the police department has handled several recent incidents involving black residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The local chapter of the National Action Network held a news conference this morning to discuss the issues.
One incident involved Arnetha Saunders, who was pepper- sprayed after her 16- year- old son was mistaken for a car theft suspect.
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[SOT 10:26:59]
[IN Q=It was only]

((GARNELL STAMPS/LYNCHBURG NAACP: IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE WITNESSES WHO WERE ACTUALLY THERE WHO STATED THAT THIS YOUNG MAN WAS NOT THE ONE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR. FINALLY THEY LET HIM GO, THEY NEVER APOLOGIZED TO HER OR DONE ANYTHING IN THAT WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Garnell Stamps/Lynchburg NAACP;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=in that way.]
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[VO-NAT]


Saunders says the officer involved shoved her and used racial slurs against her son.
She has been charged with interfering with a police officer.
Black leaders say they've met with police chief Charles Bennett who has promised to look into their complaints.
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[Teen-Driving]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-29 15:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new law will soon be driving up the age for teenagers to get their license....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The law raises the age for getting a learners permit from 15 to 15 and a half... and for a drivers license from 16 to 16 and three months.
Teen drivers like Stephanie Henderson of Roanoke County say the law needs to extend the learners permit period instead.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They can get it]

((STEPHANIE HENDERSON: THEY CAN GET IT WHEN THEY ARE 14 OR 14 AND A HALF, AND GO TO AGE MAYBE 16 UNTIL THEY GET THEIR LICENSE. SO THEN THERE IS A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME THEY CAN BE PRACTICING.))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Henderson/Teen Driver]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=can be practicing.]
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[VO-NAT]


Stephanie's parents say the growing number of teen driving accidents warrant the new legislation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think it's a]

((BOB HUNDERSON: I THINK IT'S A TERRIBLE THING WHEN PEOPLE CAN'T TAKE THE STEPS ON THEIR OWN TO PREVENT THIS KIND OF ACCIDENT FROM OCCURRING. AND I THINK LEGISLATION HAS TO BE PASSED FOR IT TO OCCUR.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Henderson/Parent;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=for it to occur]
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[VO-NAT]


We'll tell you how the new legislation essentially outlaws double dating tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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[Ford-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Ford]


Ford Motor Company is recalling 50 thousand 2002 Explorers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY;]


The automaker says an assembly belt problem may have cut tire tread.
The recall affects the four door Explorers built at the plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
The conveyor belt left cuts five to nine inches long, and a half- inch deep in one or both of the right tire treads.


A Ford official says the cuts are cosmetic and do not affect performance.
It's the second recall of a three-month-old redesigned model that was scrutinized to prevent such problems after last year's massive Firestone tire recall.
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[McEachin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-18 47:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Gun rights have become a major issue among the Democratic candidates who are running for Virginia Attorney General. And Henrico Delegate Donald McEachin hopes to make an issue of gun safety as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


McEachin held a news conference this morning at the Governor's School in Roanoke.
He said both Roanoke Senator John Edwards and Danville Delegate Whitt Clement have voted against legislation that would have prohibited guns in schools, public parks and recreation centers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Everyone is very concerned]

((DEL. DONALD MCEACHIN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: EVERYONE IS VERY CONCERNED THESE DAYS ABOUT OUR CHILDRENS' SAFETY IN SCHOOL. AND THERE'S A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THIS RACE IN TERMS OF THE RECORD, THE RECORD THAT I HAVE VERSUS THE RECORD THAT JOHN EDWARDS AND WHITT CLEMENT HAVE ON THIS ISSUE.)) ((CRAIG BIEBER/EDWARDS CAMPAIGN MANAGER: THERE ARE NO SCHOOLS IN THE ROANOKE VALLY, THERE ARE NO SCHOOLS IN THE STATE PERIOD THAT ALLOW GUNS IN SCHOOL. THIS IS A SMOKESCREEN FROM A CAMPAIGN THAT IS FALTERING, THAT HAS NO OTHER ISSUES TO TALK ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Donald McEachin/(D) Attorney General Candidate; :]
[SUPER=01-Craig Bieber/Edwards Campaign Manager; :]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=other issues to talk about.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


McEachin, Clement, Edwards, and Sylvia Clute will face off in the Demcoratic primary June 12th.

[Mideast-Peace]


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


As early as today, Secretary of State Colin Powell is expected to introduce an initiative to stop the escalating fighting in the Middle East.
This morning, Israeli forces struck again inside the Gaza Strip.
David Hawkins reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/Reporting; 1:11]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Hawkins, CBS News, Tel Aviv, Israel.]

((
OVERNIGHT... ISRAELI HELICOPTER GUNSHIPS FIRED ROCKETS AT A MECHANIC'S GARAGE... A CONCRETE BLOCK FACTORY... AND A LIBRARY. ISRAEL SAYS THE SITES WERE BEING USED TO MANUFACTURE MORTAR SHELLS.
IT'S THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE DAY OF ISRAELI AIRSTRIKES... WHICH BEGAN AFTER A PALESTINIAN SUICIDE BOMBER KILLED FIVE ISRAELIS ON FRIDAY.
THE AIR RAIDS HAVE TARGETTED POLICE STATIONS... A PRISON... AND THE HOME OF A TOP PALESTINIAN SECURITY OFFICIAL. ABOUT A DOZEN POLICEMEN WERE KILLED IN AN ATTACK BY F-16 FIGHTER-BOMBERS.
THE USE OF THE US MADE JETS SET OFF ALARMS AROUND THE WORLD... INCREASING CONCERN THAT THE SITUATION IS SPINNING RAPIDLY OUT OF CONTROL.

(SOT CHENEY)

I think they should stop -- both sides should stop and think about where they're headed here and recognize that down this road lies disaster.
BUT ISRAEL IS BRUSHING OFF CRITICISM FROM ABROAD... THAT THE AIR STRIKES ARE EXCESSIVE AND COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE.

(NATSOT SHARON)

PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON SAYS THE MILITARY WILL USE WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY TO PROTECT ISRAELI CIVILIANS.
PALESTINIANS REPEATED THEIR CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPERS TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE ISREALI ATTACKS.

(LIVE)

A REPORT BY A US LED FACT-FINDING COMMITTEE TO BE RELEASED LATER TODAY IS EXPECTED TO STOP SHORT OF THAT... CALLING INSTEAD FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE. PALESTINIANS HAVE ALREADY ACCEPTED THE REPORT'S RECOMMENDATIONS. ISRAEL HAS NOT.
))[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, a man convicted of polygamy says he refuses to apologize for his lifestyle,
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[VO-NAT ]


and even though they didn't expect it, we'll tell you about some vacation passengers who were cruising for a bruising.
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[Talent=Leo]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [Streaming Video] [music up full] [comm1]

[Polygamist-Trial]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
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A self-professed polygamist says he makes no apologies for breaking the law by taking too many wives.
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[VO-NAT, Saturday 8 p.m. feed, TC 4:21:57]
[SUPER=03-Provo, UT;]


Tom Green was convicted Friday of bigamy.
He faces up to 25 years in prison for it.
He'll be leaving behind five wives, four of whom are pregnant, and 29 children.
Prosecutors say he married two of his 14-year-old stepdaughters and supports his family with money from the state welfare system.
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[BUMPS SOTS]
[IN Q=I'm sure]
[sot 10:00 feed, tape 1: TC 17:18:20 - :36]

((TOM GREEN/POLYGAMIST: I'M SURE IF I SAID I MADE A BIG MISTAKE AND THAT I WAS SORRY AND I REPENT, I'LL NEVER DO IT AGAIN, I'M SURE THAT WOULD MINIMIZE THE SENTENCE. BUT THERE IS NO WAY I COULD DO THAT. THIS IS MY BELIEF , I CAN'T TURN MY BACK ON MY VERY BELIEFS.))
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[OUT Q=my very beliefs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Green will be sentenced next month.
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[Cruise-Mishap]


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


A dream vacation aboard a Norweigian Sky cruise ship turns into a nightmare for passengers.
The Coast Guard is blaming auto-pilot failure for the accident that injured dozens of people.
Amy Clancy has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Kushmer/Passenger; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Judy Fields/Passenger; :06 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Near Vancouver Island; :10]
[SUPER=01-Rex Tabb/Passenger; :23]
[SUPER=01-Scott Casad/U. S. Coast Guard; :46 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Amy Clancy/Reporting; 1;24]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Clancy, CBS News, Seattle.]



[Ireland-Parade]


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


The party was two MONTHS past its traditional date--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland;]


But that didn't stop revelers from enjoying the St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade in Dublin, Ireland.
The event was delayed the weekend of March 17th due to fears of the foot-and-mouth-disease epidemic.
But after just ONE confirmed case in Ireland, the restrictions were lifted enough for this weekend's celebration.
Organizers of the three- day festival estimated nearly half- a- million spectators were on hand for the parade.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll meet an artist who not only makes a little bread with his art, he makes a little art with his bread,
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[VO-NAT ]

also, we'll tell you why vending machine companies across the country feel like they are being short changed by the federal government.
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[Vending-Machine]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
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When the federal government made changes to the five and ten dollar bills, it created a problem for vending machine companies. Jim Axelrod explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-East Hanover, NJ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Hordes/Vending Machine Company Owner; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; :47]
[SUPER=01-Tom Ferguson/U. S. Bureau of Engraving; 1:00 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:47]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS New Jersey]

((BLUELINE- EAST HANOVER,NJ
NARR: ROBERT HORDES HAS A PROBLEM. IN FACT, FOR A MAN WHO MAKES HIS LIVING OWNING VENDING MACHINES....PROBLEMS DON'T GET MUCH BIGGER.

SOT /ROBERT HORDES-if i go and put one my new 5 or 10 dollar bills

in...what will happen? (rh) it won't take it...it won't take it unless you have an old 5 or old 10.
NARR: 95% OF HIS VENDING MACHINES NEED AN UPGRADE TO WORK WITH THE NEWER 5 AND 10 DOLLAR BILLS
NAT/show bill getting spit out
NARR: BUT PARTS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY...AND EXPENSIVE TO BOOT. HE SAY HE'S UPGRADED 5 OF HIS MACHINES SO FAR...AND IT'S COST 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SOT/HORDES you can talk to any vending company around the country and

they will tell you the same thing. (JA) what do you hear? (RH) people are upset mostly at the costs.
OC/AXELROD- VENDING MACHINES OWNERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY COMPLAIN THEY NEVER HEARD A THING FROM THE GOVERNMENT BEFOREHAND...TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE EXPENSIVE HASSLE OF UPDATING THEIR MACHINES. BUT FOR THE GOVERNMENT...IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF FRUSTRATING MACHINE OWNERS...BUT FRUSTRATING COUNTERFEITERS.

SOT/FERGUSON - no one profits from having a currency that's vulnerable

to counterfeiters
NARR: WHILE TOM FERGUSON OF U.S. BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING ,,,POINTS OUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE 5 AND 10 DOLLAR BILL HAVE BEEN CHANGED IN 70 YEARS....HE ALSO ADMITS TECHNOLOGY HAS MADE COUNTERFEITERS SO SOPHISCATED....MORE CHANGES MIGHT BE COMING.

SOT/FERGUSON protecting the currency is the goal that we have

here....making sure that people all out in the public can rely on their currency they can have confidence in.
NARR: IT'S A TOUGH POINT TO ARGUE-EVEN FOR ROBERT HORDES. BUT WITH 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN UPGRADES AHEAD OF HIM...AN AMOUNT THAT WILL ONLY COVER HALF HIS MACHNIES....YOU CAN'T BLAME HIM FOR FEELING A LITTER SHORTCHANGED. JA CBSN, NEW JERSEY))

[Hurricane-Season]


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


Government forecasters say this year should feature an AVERAGE hurricane season.
They're predicting 11 tropical storms along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, including up to seven that could develop into hurricanes.
The director of the national hurricane center says rising water is the greatest risk.
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[SOT 17:21:22]
[IN Q=Over the last 30 years]

((MAX MAYFIELD/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER:OVER THE LAST THIRTY YEARSWE'VE FOUND THAT MOST PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES HAVE DONE SO FROM INLAND FLOODING NOT FROM THE STORM SURGE, NOT FROM THE HIGH WINDS, OR FROM THE TORNADOES.))
[SUPER=01-Max Mayfield/National Hurricane Center;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=or the tornadoes.]



[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The Atlantic hurricane season begins June first and runs through November.

[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [05/21/2001] [TWO SHOT]

[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS LYNCHBURG STATS
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[CK/VIEWERNET=]SCHOOL STATS
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[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 16 points.
[super=460-x/16/x/71;]


Nasdaq was up 71 points.


(x=up y=down)[tease3]

[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on News 7 - The Wizards - who have been in need of some magic - win the lottery -
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[VO-NAT ]

And an ogre pushes "The Mummy" aside as "Shrek" streaks to the top of the box office. We'll have details after the break.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 (1:33:40)]
[GRAPHIC=Busch Logo]


Greg Biffle became the second 2- time winner on the Busch circuit yesterday, taking the checkered flag in the Nazareth 200.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/FX; :]


Biffle led more than 85 laps and he built up a 9- second lead with under 10 laps to go.
He worked his way through traffic to take the checkered flag.
But it was a call from his crew chief that led Biffle to Victory lane.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="That was...]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/Nazareth 200 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....just great."]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Jeff Green, Jason Keller and Tim (FED-eh-wah) Fedewa.


[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (1:54:05)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]

Milwaukee beat Charlotte yesterday for a spot in the Eastern Conference Final.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/NBC Sports; :]


It was do or die for both teams in game seven of the semi- final series.
Charlotte had a three point lead at the half, and Jamal Mashburn's score off the glass made it 54 to 50.
Milwaukee's Glenn Robinson then takes it to the hoop with the baby- hook shot. The Bucks cut the lead to 2.
But Charlotte answers, as Baron Davis comes up with the steal and takes it to the hoop for the score. The Hornets led by 7.
[SUPER=32-Milwaukee/104/Charlotte/95/;]


The Bucks go to Robinson again. He hits the jumper and Milwaukee pulls out the victory 104 to 95.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're starting....]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Robinson/Scored 29 Points; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....much much better."]
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[S-Sixers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 (20:29)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA Logo]

Philadelphia will meet Milwaukee in the final -
Aaron McKie threw in 22 points as the Sixers held off Toronto 88 to 87.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBC Sports; :]


Vince Carter picked up his diploma at the University of North Carolina yesterday morning.
And this game would go down to the final seconds. McKie throws down the jumper for 22 of his 22, and the Sixers led 88 to 82.
But the Raptors come roaring back--
Dale Curry hits this three- pointer and the Sixer lead was cut to 1, with 56 seconds left.
[SUPER=32-Philadelphia/88/Toronto/82/;]


Carter had a chance to give the Raptors the win. But his off- balance shot missed, and the Sixers win it 88 to 82.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We're a...]
[SUPER=01-Allen Iverson/Scored 21 Points; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=....on a team."]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The San Antonio Spurs host game two of the Western Conference finals tonight.[S-Braves]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-93 (23:59)]
[GRAPHIC=Braves/Giants]

Atlanta downed San Francisco yesterday -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/TBS Sports; :]


11 homers were hit in the afternoon game.
San Francisco's Barry Bonds goes deep to right centerfield for his 21-st homer of the season, and the Giants led 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/11/San Francisco/6/;]


But Atlanta's Wes Helms would do one better than Bonds.
He belted two homers and this three- run shot in the sixth. The Braves hold on for the 11 to 6 win.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 (2:02:12)]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles/Twins]
Baltimore scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in a 3 to 2 win over Minnesota.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX Sports; :]


These kids enjoying a hot dog at the game.
Minnesota would take the lead in the top of the third, when Jason Maxwell smokes this pitch for a solo homer t

o left field to make it 1 to nothing.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/3/Minnesota/2/;]


But the Orioles would score in the ninth. Fernando Lunar hits the pop- up over second base.
Luis Rivas makes the catch, but the throw is late.
Brady Anderson scores and Baltimore wins it 3 to 2.
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[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Mike Myers proved it's EASY being green at the box office this weekend.
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[VO-NAT CBS 6:37 ]
[SUPER=04-"Dreamworks";]


Myer's new film, "Shrek" topped the box office with an estimated 42 million dollars over the weekend. That is the second best opening ever for an animated movie.
Audiences paid over 57 million dollars to see "Toy Story Two" when it debuted over the Thanksgiving 1999 weekend.
Overall the top 12 movies grossed almost 97 MILLION dollars this weekend. That's down 36 percent from last weekend.

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[TAKE CHYRON FULL]
[super=77-Shrek/42.1/The Mummy Returns/20.5/A Knight's Tale/10.7/Angel Eye's/9.5/Bridget Jones's Diary/3.8;]
[super=#555;reset]


"Shrek" knocked "The Mummy Returns" into second place, but it still managed to bring in more than 20 MILLION dollars.
"A Knight's Tale" drops to third place.
Jennifer Lopez' new movie, "Angel Eyes" opened a disappointing fourth, bringing in just nine and a half MILLION.

"Bridget Jones's Diary" rounds out the top five.[Mona-Lisa]


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


And finally today--
You can call it "edible art"...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auckland, New Zealand;]


A supermarket owner in New Zealand has re- created Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", using toast.
Maurice Bennett used two- thousand pieces of toast to create his own version of the masterpiece.
It's now hanging on the wall of a building in New Zealand's capital.
Each piece of toast has been dipped in, NOT butter, but polyurethane to protect it from the weather and the birds.....
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[Quickcast]

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was up 16 points.
[super=460-x/16/x/71;]


Nasdaq was up 71 points.


(x=up y=down)[tease3]

[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come on News 7 - The Wizards - who have been in need of some magic - win the lottery -
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

And an ogre pushes "The Mummy" aside as "Shrek" streaks to the top of the box office. We'll have details after the break.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Busch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 (1:33:40)]
[GRAPHIC=Busch Logo]


Greg Biffle became the second 2- time winner on the Busch circuit yesterday, taking the checkered flag in the Nazareth 200.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nazareth, PA/FX; :]


Biffle led more than 85 laps and he built up a 9- second lead with under 10 laps to go.
He worked his way through traffic to take the checkered flag.
But it was a call from his crew chief that led Biffle to Victory lane.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="That was...]
[SUPER=01-Greg Biffle/Nazareth 200 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....just great."]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Jeff Green, Jason Keller and Tim (FED-eh-wah) Fedewa.


[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 (1:54:05)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]

Milwaukee beat Charlotte yesterday for a spot in the Eastern Conference Final.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/NBC Sports; :]


It was do or die for both teams in game seven of the semi- final series.
Charlotte had a three point lead at the half, and Jamal Mashburn's score off the glass made it 54 to 50.
Milwaukee's Glenn Robinson then takes it to the hoop with the baby- hook shot. The Bucks cut the lead to 2.
But Charlotte answers, as Baron Davis comes up with the steal and takes it to the hoop for the score. The Hornets led by 7.
[SUPER=32-Milwaukee/104/Charlotte/95/;]


The Bucks go to Robinson again. He hits the jumper and Milwaukee pulls out the victory 104 to 95.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We're starting....]
[SUPER=01-Glenn Robinson/Scored 29 Points; :]
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[OUT Q=....much much better."]
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Philadelphia will meet Milwaukee in the final -
Aaron McKie threw in 22 points as the Sixers held off Toronto 88 to 87.
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Vince Carter picked up his diploma at the University of North Carolina yesterday morning.
And this game would go down to the final seconds. McKie throws down the jumper for 22 of his 22, and the Sixers led 88 to 82.
But the Raptors come roaring back--
Dale Curry hits this three- pointer and the Sixer lead was cut to 1, with 56 seconds left.
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Carter had a chance to give the Raptors the win. But his off- balance shot missed, and the Sixers win it 88 to 82.
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The San Antonio Spurs host game two of the Western Conference finals tonight.[S-Braves]


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Atlanta downed San Francisco yesterday -
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11 homers were hit in the afternoon game.
San Francisco's Barry Bonds goes deep to right centerfield for his 21-st homer of the season, and the Giants led 1 to nothing.
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But Atlanta's Wes Helms would do one better than Bonds.
He belted two homers and this three- run shot in the sixth. The Braves hold on for the 11 to 6 win.
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Baltimore scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth in a 3 to 2 win over Minnesota.
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These kids enjoying a hot dog at the game.
Minnesota would take the lead in the top of the third, when Jason Maxwell smokes this pitch for a solo homer t

o left field to make it 1 to nothing.
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But the Orioles would score in the ninth. Fernando Lunar hits the pop- up over second base.
Luis Rivas makes the catch, but the throw is late.
Brady Anderson scores and Baltimore wins it 3 to 2.
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Mike Myers proved it's EASY being green at the box office this weekend.
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Myer's new film, "Shrek" topped the box office with an estimated 42 million dollars over the weekend. That is the second best opening ever for an animated movie.
Audiences paid over 57 million dollars to see "Toy Story Two" when it debuted over the Thanksgiving 1999 weekend.
Overall the top 12 movies grossed almost 97 MILLION dollars this weekend. That's down 36 percent from last weekend.

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"Shrek" knocked "The Mummy Returns" into second place, but it still managed to bring in more than 20 MILLION dollars.
"A Knight's Tale" drops to third place.
Jennifer Lopez' new movie, "Angel Eyes" opened a disappointing fourth, bringing in just nine and a half MILLION.
"Bridget Jones's Diary" rounds out the top five.

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And finally today--
You can call it "edible art"...
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A supermarket owner in New Zealand has re- created Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa", using toast.
Maurice Bennett used two- thousand pieces of toast to create his own version of the masterpiece.
It's now hanging on the wall of a building in New Zealand's capital.
Each piece of toast has been dipped in, NOT butter, but polyurethane to protect it from the weather and the birds.(------------) ....