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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


A woman many considered a good mother faces multiple charges of capital murder after allegedly drowning her five children.
She was said to be suffering from post- partum depression.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a man on a CRANE holds police at bay in Atlanta-- details straight ahead.
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[TALENT=Leo]
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Another hazy, hot, and humid day across the area with a chance for showers and thunderstorms later today...I'll have your forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


Smart, sweet, and good with kids-- that's the description of Texas woman who stands accused of drowning her five children.
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[Children-Killed]


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


Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Police in Houston say Andrea Yates called them after apparently drowning her kids in the bathtub.
Her husband says she suffered from postpartum depression, and had been taking medication.
Terisa Estacio has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]
[SUPER=01-Russell Yates/Children's Father;]
[SUPER=01-John Cannon/Houston Police Department;]
[SUPER=01-Raymon Rivera/Neighbor;]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=Estacio, CBS News, Houston.]

((
(take package)

THIS MORNING THE FATHER OF THE CHILDREN... RETURNED TO HIS HOME.. .THE SCENE OF SO MUCH SORROW.

POSS SOT: FATHER .


IN JUST ONE DAY, ANDREA YATES WENT FROM STAY-AT-HOME MOM TO CONFESSED KILLER. THE 36-YEAR OLD HOUSTON MOTHER APPEARED BEFORE A JUDGE WEDNESDAY NIGHT, AND WAS CHARGED WITH THE MURDERS OF ALL FIVE OF HER CHILDREN.
POLICE SAY YATES CALLED THEM THAT MORNING AND ASKED THEM TO CHECK ON HER CHILDREN. WHEN THE OFFICERS ARRIVED, YATES TOLD THEM WHAT SHE HAD DONE -- THAT SHE HAD MURDERED HER CHILDREN.

(SOT: JOHN CANNON/HOUSTON POLICE)

"She led the officer into a back bedroom -- where on the bed covered with a sheet were 4 children."
A FIFTH CHILD WAS LATER FOUND IN THE BATHTUB. THEY WERE ALL ALLEGEDLY DROWNED. SHOCKED NEIGHBORS REMEMBER SEEING THREE OF THE CHILDREN JUST THIS PAST WEEKEND AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY. HOME VIDEO OF THE CELEBRATION SHOWS 7-YEAR OLD NOAH, 5-YEAR OLD JOHN, AND 3-YEAR OLD PAUL HAVING FUN ... TRYING TO BREAK A PINATA.
THEIR FATHER WAS ALSO THERE , BUT HIS WIFE AND THEIR TWO YOUNGEST CHILDREN DID NOT ATTEND. RUSSELL YATES LATER TOLD POLICE HIS WIFE HAD BEEN SUFFERING FROM POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION AND WAS ON MEDICATION.

(SOT: RAYMON RIVERA/NEIGHBOR)

"I asked him again. He said she was better off staying at home because she was all depressed.
STANDUP.. TO COME))


[Hedrick]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-26 36:06]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


An Appomattox County judge is deciding whether condemned killer Brandon Wayne Hedrick deserves a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./File Tape]


Hedrick was sentenced to die in 1998 for the rape, robbery and murder of Lisa Yvonne Crider.
In March, the Virginia Supreme Court ordered a hearing to determine whether Hedrick's attorneys did an adequate job representing him.
One attorney.. Lee Harrison.. has testified that co- counsel James Baber was not prepared and did a poor job of cross- examining the prosecution's key witnesses.
The hearing is expected to last through tomorrow.
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[11Patrick-Body]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-14 TC1:39:52]
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12 years have passed but Henry County authorities are optimistic they WILL be able to solve the murder case involving a Martinsville woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Tuesday; QUICK!]


On Tuesday, the medical examiner identified the body recovered from Philpott Lake Monday as 38 year old Ether Adean Smith of Martinsville.
She was found sealed in a barrel with two gunshot wounds to the head.
Investigators say they've had a few helpful calls from the public but still have no concrete suspects.
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[SOT 13:20]
[IN Q=They've been basically been calls]

((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: THEY'VE BEEN BASICALLY BEEN CALLS THAT I'VE WORKED WITH HER, I ATTENDED COLLEGE WITH HER, I REMEMBER SEEING HER JUST PRIOR TO HER DISAPPEARANCE. AND EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN'T MEAN A LOT TO THAT PERSON IT MEAN A LOT TO MAJOR PARTS OF THE PUZZLE TO US. SO WE'D LIKE TO URGE ANYBODY, IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING, IF SHE WAS YOUR FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, JUST GIVE US A CALL.))
[SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Department]
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[OUT Q=just give us a call]
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[VO-NAT]


The Sheriff's Department originally was looking for a missing Nelson County man when they discovered Smith's remains.
Dive teams plan to head back into the water next week to see if they can locate the other missing person.
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[Home-Invasion]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-13 33:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke Police are investigating two home invasion robberies in the last week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The most recent incident occurred early yesterday morning on 15th Street, Northwest.
The other was Sunday night on Courtland Avenue, Northwest.
In both cases, robbers kicked in the door while residents were watching television.
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[SOT 00:26:11]
[IN Q=We have two incidents]

((LT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WE HAVE TWO INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN FAIRLY CLOSE PROXIMITY HERE BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT MOST OF OUR VIEWERS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT , OR MOST OF OUR CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Althoff/Roanoke Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=or most of our citizens.]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Lt. Bill Athoff says police believe the same people may be responsible for both robberies, and he says investigators are making progress.

[11Crime-Stats]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
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State police crime statistics show a sharp DROP in violent crime in the Commonwealth in recent years.
Governor Jim Gilmore released the numbers that indicate violent crime dropped nearly 21 percent since his election -- and dropped more than seven percent last year.
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But the decreases are smaller than in recent years in Virginia.
Murder is down just two-tenths of a percent from the previous year.
That means one fewer murder statewide.
Rape is down 4-point-2 percent.
Robbery is down 6-point-8 percent.
Aggravated assault is down 8-point-2 percent.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=None]


All the major crime categories saw declines in 2000 -- except for motor vehicle thefts.
Stolen cars went up three-tenths of a percent in Virginia last year.

[LA-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Following a chase AND a standoff, Los Angeles officers shoot a robbery suspect and take him into custody.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


The robbery suspect held police at bay for more than four HOURS after a chase that reached speeds up to 95- miles- per hour.
The chase began after Santiago Gutierrez allegedly robbed customers at a local gas station.
He fired several shots into the air during the pursuit through Eastern L-A, before apparently running out of gas.
Authorities say they tried to arrest Gutierrez peacefully.
But SWAT team members exchanged gunfire with Gutierrez, leaving the suspect critically injured.
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[Crane-Standoff]


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


An unusual standoff situation in Atlanta--
A SWAT Team officer has climbed a crane to negotiate with a man who claims to have a gun.
Aleen Sirgany has details.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]
[SUPER=01-Steen Miles/Transit Authority Communications Officer;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

(( The man claiming to be armed and threatening to shoot has commandeered the crane at an Atlanta construction site...One that belongs to the local transit authority.

SOT: Steen Miles/MARTA Communications Officer

"About 6 Oclock this morning the crane operator arrived for work, there was a man already in the building on top, he made some veiled threats and that's the situation."
The smartly dressed man claimed to be an FBI agent investigating an Atlanta strip bar called the Gold Club...currently under indictment for organized crime activities. The crane operator gave the man his cell phone and retreated.

SOT: Steen Miles/MARTA Communications Officer

"Atlanta police, SWAT team and MARTA police have negotiators who are up there, they are in contact with the gentleman.."
Officials believe the he entered the construction site under the cover of darkness and made his way to the towering crane platform. From there he simply climbed the ladder to the cab where he was discovered.

SOT: Steen Miles/MARTA Communications Officer

"We believe that he probably scaled the fence and moved up the crane over night because he was there at 6 oclock this morning when our people showed up."
Police continue to negotiate a peaceful end to the stand-off. So far no the man has made no demands. Construction at the site will most likely be halted for the day. With their police focusing their attention on a criminal hundreds of feet in the air with only one way down, time is on their side.))


[Prices-Fork]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-32 6:55]
[GRAPHIC=Water Quality]

Its safe to drink the water again in Prices Fork... according to recent tests that are negative for fecal bacteria.
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[SUPER=03-Prices Fork;]

County representatives informed residents last night about the solution, ending the boil order which has been in effect for two weeks. A contaminated well has been shut down, with the area's second one now servicing the community. Officials hope it will provide safe drinking water until they can hook up to a neighboring town's supply.
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[SOT 10:23:13/14:59:52]
[IN Q=we have an, it looks like]

((MICHAEL KIRK/PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY; WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT A SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH ALLIANT TECH SYSTEMS TO PURCHASE WATER AND WERE ALSO DISCUSSING WITH THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG AN OPTION TO PURCHASE FROM THEM. DENIS GUENETTE/PRICES FORK RESIDENT; IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN GETTING ONE DONE OR THE OTHER IT SEEMS LIKE THE BLACKSBURG ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE EXPENSIVE BUT THEY NEED TO PURSUE ALL THE AVENUES.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Kirk/Public Service Authority;]
[SUPER=01-Denis Guenette/Prices Fork Resident;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=all the avenues]
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[VO-NAT]

Officials say a decision on a new water source will be made in 60 to 90 days. After that, a connecting pipeline will have to be built. But for now since water is coming from one well..residents are being asked to conserve.
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[I73-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net J]
[GRAPHIC=I 73]


Henry County officials are in Richmond today, pushing for changes in the plans for Interstate 73.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The county supervisors want the route for the proposed highway moved more to the east of Martinsville.
They say this would avoid the Shannon Hills and Farmington subdivisions.
And it would keep the new road away from a county water treatment plant.
Henry County's administrator will talk to the Commonwealth Transportation Board about the plan this afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Hulls Angels are nothing to sneeze at... This group of local folks wins its fight to save a drive in theater. The story still ahead.
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[VO-NAT ]


And - its a sellout crowd in Africa... People flock to Zambia to view a natural wonder - the first total solar eclipse -- of the new millennium. We'll have a look - but first - our own Natural Wonder - Leo!
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[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [Streaming Video] [music up full] [comm1]

[Blacksburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rca]
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Charcoal on a back deck is reportedly to blame for fire at a Blacksburg townhouse complex yesterday evening.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

About 20-firefighters responded to the blaze on Green Street just before 6. The property is owned by Price Real Estate and rented by Virginia Tech students-- although no one was home at the time. Officials say flames traveled up the rear of the structure, destroying a four-bedroom unit and causing damage in two others. Fire damage is estimated at 125-thousand dollars.
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[Vaughan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Vaughan Furniture says the second quarter of 2001 was a tough one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The Galax-based company says continued weak demand for residential furniture caused it to cutback its hours for almost the entire quarter.
Vaughan says a strong rebound in consumer confidence will be necessary to turn things around.
Despite the bleak report, Vaughan says its factories are running well and are poised for greater efficiency.

The company hopes its launch of five new furniture collections will help with a second half upswing.
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[Enterprise-Zone]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's expected in Covington today - to make an announcement that could mean an economic boost for the area.
The Chamber of Commerce says the Governor will designate a new "Enterprise Zone."
Enterprise zones help attract businesses into under-developed areas by offering a package of tax breaks and interest-free loans.

[VOB-Blind-Hiker]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-37 7:44]
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Not too long ago - a blind man reached a pinnacle few people with sight could accomplish. He climbed Mount Everest - with the help of a Roanoke native. Yesterday--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

32- year old Jeff Evans returned home to share his experience with his family.
[SUPER=04-Allegra Video;]

Last month, the Patrick Henry High school graduate and a team of climbers helped a blind man reach the top of the world's tallest mountain.
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[SOT 00:48:29 00:53:05]
[IN Q=This was ]

((JEFF EVANS/ROANOKE NATIVE & HIKER: THIS WAS HISTORY MADE I MEAN WE DID ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE MOUNTAINEER FEATS IN THIS CENTURY... PEOPLE SAY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVEREST EXPEDITION EVER.)) ((PEGGY EVANS/JEFF'S MOTHER: HE'S JUST A GREAT KID AND WE'RE SO GLAD AND SO THRILLED THAT THEY MANAGED TO SUMMIT NOT JUST ALMOST GET THERE. SO WE'RE JUST SO PROUD OF HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Evans/Roanoke Native & Hiker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Evans/Jeff's Mother; :15]
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[out q= proud of him.]
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[vo-nat] Evans now lives in Colorado..
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

15-THOUSAND people welcome summer-time in England today... A trip to Stonehenge when we return...
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[VO-NAT ]

And... the reels are running again at a landmark theater in Rockbridge County...
Its fans have reached a money milestone. We'll explain... just ahead.
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[Hulls-DriveIn]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kle]
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Fans of a local drive-in theater have reached a major goal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


A group known as Hulls Angels has now raised enough money to buy Hull's Drive-In Theater in Rockbridge County. The group formed to save the landmark theater from extinction.
Hulls Drive-In has been a mainstay since 1950 - but closed in 1999. Now, the theater is open for its first full season in three years.
In honor of its re-opening -- Hulls will be hosting a free movie screening next week.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" will be shown Wednesday night at 9.
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[Solar-Eclipse]


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


It's a show in the SKY-- and the curtain only rises on it once every year and a half.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Zambia, Africa;]


Today marks the first total solar eclipse of the new millennium.
More than 20- thousand people have flocked to Zambia, Africa to get a good view.
Hotels are fully booked, and farmers have rented out space for campsites.
Zambia has even declared a national holiday for the eclipse.
The solar phenomenon will travel on to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, before heading out to the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.
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[Stonehenge]


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


Summer officially arrived just after 3-30 this morning--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wiltshire, England;]


with nearly 15-thousand revelers in Great Britain cheering and beating drums.
They marked the start of summer by watching the sunrise through the giant rock arrangement at Stonehenge.
It's been a summer tradition since pre- historic times.
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[SOT 6:38:10]
[IN Q=It's been]

((IT'S BEEN REALLY PEACEFUL. IT'S BEEN REALLY NICE. I'M SO PLEASED IT'S BEEN LIKE THIS, I'VE HAD A REALLY LOVELY NIGHT.)) ((IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S NEEDED ORGANIZING FOR A LONG TIME AND THEY HAVE ORGANIZED IT AND IT'S GREAT.))
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[OUT Q=it's great.]
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[VO-NAT]


The stones align with the rising of the sun on the longest day of the year.
Some experts say its builders came from a sun-worshipping culture.
Others say that it aligns with the sunrise because it forms part of a huge astronomical calendar.
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[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [06/21/2001] [TWO SHOT]
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[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon,

[super=460-x/17/x/12;]


, the Dow was UP 17 points. Nasdaq was UP 12 points.


(x=up y=down)


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Still to come - Barry Bonds is batting for gold -
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[VO-NAT ]

And - Cake lovers everywhere - feast your eyes on this sweet creation. Don't go away - News 7 at Noon will be right back - with the world's LARGEST cake.
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[Barry-Bonds]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#NONE]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

Barry Bonds has added to his major league home run lead while setting a record for most round-trippers by the All-Star break.
The San Francisco Giants outfielder clubbed his 38th of the season in the eighth inning of last night's game at San Diego. Bonds eclipsed the record of 37 home runs before the break.
It was set by Reggie Jackson in 1969, and matched by Mark McGwire three years ago.
It was his 30th home run at Qualcomm Stadium, the most ever by a visiting player.
Bonds' 59 home runs against the Padres are his most against any team.
Bonds still has 17 more games before the midsummer classic. He's on pace to smash the single-season mark of 70 home runs, set by McGwire in 1998.

[S-Reds]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-100 (07:30)]
[GRAPHIC=Reds/Brewers]

Cincinnati breaks its losing streak at home by downing Milwaukee 11 to 3.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/WKRC; :]


The Reds scored six in the fourth.
Ken Griffey Junior hits this single to right field, scoring Alex Ochoa. Cincinnati jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead.
Then leading 3 to nothing, the Reds scored again in the sixth.
Jason LaRue gets
[SUPER=35-Cincinnati/11/Milwaukee/3/;]

all of this pitch for the first of four Cincinnati homers on the day. The Reds hold on for the 11 to 3 win.
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[S-Tiger]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-102 (06:56)]
[GRAPHIC=PGA Tour Logo]

Harrison, New York is hosting the P-G-A tour this week for the Buick Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrison, NY/WCBS; :]


Tiger Woods is in the field this week. Yesterday he participated in a pro-AM round, and the young man playing with him was Andrew Giuliani, the 15 year old son of New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani.
Andrew shot 85, while Woods became familiar with the course.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It was...]
[SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/PGA Tour Golfer; :]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=.....here and there."]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Hold logo]


Woods played at Westchester in his first pro season, shooting a 3 over 287.

[S-Friends]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-91 tc 1:59:25]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Valley Horse Show]


The love of horses has made two Hollins students lifetime friends.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Alison Thayer and Sarah West met when they were kids at a horse show in Richmond.
Now the two are rising sophomores at Hollins and members of the university's equestrian team.
Both are in Salem this week competing in the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
Alison says these competitions are harder than they look.
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[SOT 28:25:07]
[IN Q=kicking a soccer]
[SUPER=01-Alison Thayer/Hollins Equestrian Team; 03]
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[OUT Q=do things]
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[VO-NAT]


Alison and Sarah love to compete against each other, but the roommates say it never gets in the way of their friendship.
One reason is their common ground in loving horses.
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[SOT 33:11:13]
[IN Q=I just]
[SUPER=01-Sarah West/Hollins Equestrian Team;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=way of life]
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[Quickcast]
[WXPRO/FULL]

Quickcast[Largest-Cake]


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


And before we leave you this afternoon--
A sweet new world record is set in Russia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Russia;]


Isn't this tempting to your sweet tooth?...
A 144- meter- long cake was baked to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a Moscow hotel.
The baker used over 21- thousand eggs.
After the cake's presentation, it was put up for sale to raise money for charity.
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