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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Fire brings down a farmhouse in Roanoke County.
Authorities say it began in the back of the home.
The full story, coming up.
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[ANCHOR= Kimberly]


And some progress is reported in the Middle East, after Yasser Arafat meets with a U-S peace envoy.
[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]

Another sunny and cool day across the region and the sunshine will continue throught the weekend...I'll have your forecast....
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]


News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire destroys a farmhouse in Roanoke County, igniting countless rounds of firearm ammunition.
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[County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-03 1:04:04]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


The fire started at around 10 o'clock this morning on the corner of Pitzer and Brookridge Roads in Roanoke County.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Officials say the fire started at the back of the house, and quickly spread. The blaze ignited a variety of ammunition, causing concern for firefighters. Officials say there was no water source close enough to the residence, so they had to carry water from a nearby stream to battle smaller fires on outbuildings. The house's owners were home at the time, and escaped the blaze without injury. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The house is a total loss.
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[Middle-East]


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


Isarel shows no signs of letting up on its offensive in the West Bank.
But there is a small glimmer of progress towards a truce.
An American envoy has met with Yasser Arafat, breaking the Palestinian leader's enforced isolation.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;]
[SUPER=01-Saeb Erakat/Palestinian Negotiator;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]

((
IN WHAT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HOPES TO BE A STEP TOWARDS PEACE, U.S ENVOY ANTHONY ZINNI MET WITH YASSER ARAFAT IN HIS RAMALLAH HEADQUARTERS TODAY. ISRAELI TANKS STILL SURROUND THE COMPOUND.
INSIDE, TALKS WITH THE PALESTINIAN LEADER ENDED WITH AN AGREEMENT TO HAVE MORE U-S PALESTINIAN MEETINGS. AND THE PALESTINIANS ASSURED THEY ARE WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH U-S SPONSORED CEASEFIRE PLANS.

SOT/ SAEB ERAKAT/PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATOR.

President Arafat said we are 100 percent committed to the implementation of Tenet and Mitchell.

(NAT)


JOURNALISTS TRYING TO COVER THE ARAFAT - ZINNI MEETING WERE FORCED AWAY BY ARMED JEEPS AND BY ISRAELI TROOPS WHO FIRED TEAR GAS.

(NAT)FIGHTING


AS THE FIGHTING ESCALATES IN THE WEST BANK, AN EIGHT YEAR OLD BOY AND A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL ARE REPORTEDLY AMONG THE LATEST VICTIMS.
AND DOZENS MORE WERE WOUNDED IN OVERNIGHT FIGHTING IN NABLUS AND JENIN. ISRAEL IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF PULLING OUT WEST BANK TOWNS, AS PRESIDENT BUSH REQUESTED. IN FACT, TANKS ROLLED INTO YET ANOTHER PALESTINIAN TERRITORY TODAY.
STAND-UP: STOPPING THE VIOLENCE WILL BE ON THE FRONT-BURNER OF TALKS THIS WEEKEND WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR. AND THE U-S INTERVENTION CONTINUES NEXT WEEK, WHEN SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL HEADS TO THE REGION.
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[Van-Accident]


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


The driver killed along with four children in a Memphis van accident yesterday, apparently had a history of drug abuse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Memphis, TN; CBS 14:13:02]


A published report says Wesley Hudson pleaded guilty to a charge of marijuana possession less than a year and a-half ago.
State officials say the drug charge should have prevented Hudson from working for a day care center.
Hudson and two of the children died at the scene.
Two others died at a hospital.
The other two kids in the van are still in critical condition today.
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[VDOT-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-07 59:51]
[GRAPHIC=Highway Safety]

VDOT is revving up for Work Zone Safety Awareness Week.
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[VO-NAT :14]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

This year the agency is directing its "safety break" toward young drivers. Officials say car wrecks kill more teenagers than AIDS, street violence and drug use combined. They also say young drivers pose the biggest risk to highway workers.
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[SOT 16:23:29-16:23:49]
[IN Q=Surveys show that young men...]
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/Virginia Department of Transportation;]

((JASON BOND/VDOT: SURVEYS SHOW THAT YOUNG MEN AGES 18-25 ARE THE HIGHEST RISK GROUP FOR HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS IN WORK ZONES. THEY TEND TO CRASH MORE OFTEN THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP.))
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[OUT Q=any other age group.]
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[VO-NAT :18]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

VDOT says many drivers speed through work zones, ignore warning signs and disregard the safety of highway workers. Work Zone Safety Awareness Week kicks off Monday. To publicize the campaign VDOT is offering coffee, cookies and safety kits at each rest stop across the Commonwealth until two this afternoon.
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[Hurricane]


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


The nation's top forescasters are warning Americans not to be complacent about hurricanes, just because we haven't had a major one make landfall here in two years.
Drew Levinson has more from the annual hurricane conference in Orlando, Florida.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@File; :00]
[SUPER=01-Max Mayfield/National Hurricane Center; :42]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News; :00]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=CBS News Orlando]

(( As the winter season fades into hurricane season--weather experts are warning tropical activity is on the rise.
Since 1995 there have been 94 named storms--more than half became hurricanes and 27 were major hurricanes.
That's more than in any seven year period in history...but with those striking numbers not one hurricane has hit the United States in the past two years....and in some ways that could cause a dangerous problem.

(natsound more hurriane stuff)


The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is afraid Americans may suffer from what he calls "hazard amnesia"
And the director of the National Hurricane Center says our memories are too short.

(SOT MAX MAYFIELD/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER 1:25-1:40)


THE FOLKS WHO ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH THE EYE WALL, THE CORE OF A MAJOR HURRICANE, I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT, BUT OTHER PEOPLE WHO REALLY HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE DIRECT HIT OF A MAJOR HURRICANE THEY ARE POSSIBLY LETTING THEIR GUARD DOWN"

(STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON)


"MAYFIELD IS NOT PREDICTING YET HOW MANY STORMS WE'LL HAVE, BUT HE SAID IT COULD ACTUALLY BE LOWER THAN NORMAL BECAUSE OF A WEATHER EVENT KNOWN AS EL NINO...IT'S BUILDING IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND IT PREVENTS HURRICANES FROM GAINING STRENGTH IN THE ATLANTIC."
Still the deadliest, the costliest, and the most intense hurricanes ever to hit the United States occurred in years with below average numbers.

3(SOT, MAYFIELD, "SO THE POINT IS IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT NUMBERS, IF YOU

LIVE ON THE GULF OR ATLANTIC COAST OR THE CARRIBEAN, THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED NO MATTER WHAT.")
Though hurricane season begins June first most big hurricanes don't hit until at least August and September...so again the experts warn don't let the early sunny skies of Summer fool you.
Drew Levinson, CBS News, Orlando.))


[WX-Tease] ((TOSS TO LEO)) [4/5/2002]
[SS=NONE]LEO IN WX-CENTER


[WXPRO/FULL] TIMELAPSE STORY WATER LEVELS

[SS=NONE]LEO TOSS BACK


[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, local residents have plenty of questions for the people fighting the tire fire in Roanoke County,
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[VO-NAT ]


Also thousands of people take to the streets of London to pay their last respects to one of the best loved members of the royal family.
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[Streaming Video] [music up full] [comm1]

[11EPA-Meeting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Tire Fire]

[******ANCHOR TAG*******]
The officials supervising the fire fighting efforts at a Roanoke County tire dump say it will be put out sooner, rather than later.
But as Justin McLeod tells us, their efforts to inform neighborhood residents last night had more questions than answers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF MEETING]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Annie Fountain/Area Resident; :11]
[SUPER=01-Chris Wagner/Environmental Protection Agency; :32]
[SUPER=01-Joe Bass/Area Resident; :56]
[SUPER=01-Karen Chaples/Virginia Department of Health; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke Co.]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEETING))
More than fifty nearby residents came out Thursday night for a community forum.
A big concern?
Whether the smoke is a health hazard.
[SOT 22:01:06]
[IN Q=They are saying]

((ANNIE FOUNTAIN/NEARBY RESIDENT: THEY ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT HARMFUL BUT WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCE SOME OF THAT. I'VE BEEN TO THE DOCTOR AND I'VE HAD TO GET TREATMENT FOR MY LUNGS.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=for my lungs]


Officials concede the smoke can be irritating at times, but tests reveal the air is still safe.
The E-P-A also expects the smoke to be controlled within the next two weeks and the fire to be put out by the end of the month.
[SOT 22:02:33]
[IN Q=We're extinghusing the fire]

((CHRIS WAGNER/EPA: WE'RE EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE BY PULLING IT APART ATTACKING THE FIRE WITH WATER AND FOAM AND THEN STAGING THE DEBRIS FOR DISPOSAL.)) [Runs05]
[OUT Q=debris for disposal]


Residents also got an idea of how large the fire really is.
The EPA estimates that two major piles are still burning over an area six acres wide.
In some places, tires are more than 25 feet deep.
Some residents fear efforts to put of the fire could endanger the water supply.
[SOT 21:59:59]
[IN Q=I feel like they]

((JOE BASS/AREA RESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE TESTING AT LEAST WEEKLY. THEY GOT TO KNOW WHEN THE GROUND WATER IS CONTAMINATED. YOU DON'T WANT TO BE WAITING MONTHS WHEN PEOPLE CAN BE DRINKING THE WATER ALL ALONG.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=water all along]


Health officials say so far there is little evidence of contamination of residential wells.
But they also concede more testing is needed.
[SOT 22:05:17]
[IN Q=Results take a couple of weeks]

((KAREN CHAPLES/VA DEPT. OF HEALTH: RESULTS TAKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO GET THE EXACT RESULTS BACK BUT WHAT WE WILL DO IS TO DO IT ON AN ON-GOING BASIS BASED ON WHAT TYPE OF MONITORING RESULTS WE GET FROM THE FIRE ITSELF.)) [Runs11]
[OUT Q=the fire itself]


The EPA says there isn't much run off from putting out the fire because the fire is so hot.
But just in case a water retention pond has been built to collect any water and foam that runs off the burning tires during treatment.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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[ANCHOR=KIM]
[SS=HOLD]


The EPA plans to set up trailers near the site so residents can get up to date information on a continued basis.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Flu-Season]


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


The worst of the U-S flu season appears to be over.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu cases seem to have peaked in late February and dropped steadily since then.
At the worst, more than 25 percent of possible flu specimens sent to a nationwide network of doctors and labs tested positive for the virus.
The proportion has fallen to about 20 percent.
The C-D-C does not keep a tally of actual flu cases.
But an official says this year's flu season appears to be lighter than average.

[Queen-Mum]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
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To most Brits she was simply, "the Queen Mum."
Today an estimated 250 thousand people turned out to pay their respects as her coffin was carried to Parliament.


Gretchen Carlson has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London]
[SUPER=01-David Sharkey/Royal Historian;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS]

(( WITH THE KIND OF POMP AND PAGEANTRY THAT THE BRITISH HAVE BEEN PERFECTING FOR CENTURIES...THE BODY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH..THE QUEEN MOTHER.. WAS CARRIED THROUGH THE STREETS OF LONDON.

(MORE NATZ)


ON HER CASKET.. A DIAMOND ENCRUSTED CROWN AND A WREATH OF WHITE ROSES FROM HER DAUGHTER, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND. PRINCE CHARLES WITH HIS SONS...PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY... FOLLOWED CLOSELY BEHIND. THEY WERE JOINED BY OTHER HIGH RANKING ROYALS.
MORE THAN 1600 MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES ALSO ESCORTED THE COFFIN...PART OF THE LARGEST PROCESSION ON BRITISH STREETS SINCE THE DEATH OF WINSTON CHURCHILL.
MOS
(MORE NATZ)


THE QUEEN MUM ENJOYED TREMENDOUS POPULARITY DURING HER 101 YEARS. SHE BECAME SORT OF A NATIONAL GRANDMOTHER... A SYMBOL OF CONTINUITY THAT HELPED CARRY MILLIONS THROUGH THE 20TH CENTURY, ESPECIALLY THE TRYING TIMES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

SOT: DAVID SHARKEY/ROYAL HISTORIAN

"She was always what the modern monarchy has got to be about. She was about the monarchy that meets the people, that's a democratic symbol, that means something in times of stress as well as times of joy."
THE QUEEN MOTHER IS NOW RESTING IN STATE AT PARLIAMENT'S WESTMINSTER HALL. HER FUNERAL IS NEXT TUESDAY IN NEARBY WESTMINSTER ABBEY.
GMC., CBS NEWS.))
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans launches another season of Growin' It,
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[VO-NAT ]

and then a little later, it wasn't quite the straw that broke the camels back, but we will see what one woman was willing to do to set a world record.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[GROWIN-IT]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Growing It]


The growing season is getting underway, but this year's dry weather may pose some special problems for gardeners.

Patrick Evans has more on some great plants that can hold up even under these dry conditions today on Growin' It.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=@Patrick1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Jessie/Greenbrier Nursery; :24]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :45]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=for Growin' It.]



[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP SEVEN points.
The NASDAQ has LOST 17 points.
[super=460-x/7/y/17;]


[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports...Radford's new head basketball coach shares her plans for the season....
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[VO-NAT ]

...Also we'll see how a local player was able to put the shine on the Big Apple last night.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-JJ]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-111 1:14:45]
[GRAPHIC=J.J. Redick]

Cave Spring basketball player J.J. Redick was the star last night in the 25th McDonald's All-American classic basketball game.
Redick was named the M-V-P, as he led the East past the West in the 138 to 107 win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


J.J. was just taking in the moment at Madison Square Garden as he got ready to play.
He began the night a little slow, missing his first three shots.
But he got going with the nice assist that results in the slam.
Then J caught fire in the second quarter.
He hit baskets from long range on several occasions
This three pointer made it 41-23 East ,with 10:18 left in the first half.
[SUPER=33-East/138/West/107;]


In the third, Redick scores his 17th point on the night to make it 94-65 East in a runaway.
Three point shots are only part of J.J.'s resume.
Here he takes the inbounds, drives and hits the basket.
Redick led all scorers with 26 points on his way to MVP honors.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113]
[GRAPHIC=Radford basketball]

Jeri Porter begins her new challenge as Radford's women's basketball team head coach. She met with the media yesterday to share her plans for the team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


Porter was introduced at (Heeth) Heth Hall yesterday.
She comes to RU after spending the last three seasons at North Alabama.
The Highlanders have struggled of late, and Porter is already focused on what she wants to accomplish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeri Porter/Radford Women's Basketball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=tournament team"]
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[VO-NAT]


Porter is quite familiar with Virginia and the Big South.
From 1992 to 1998, she served as recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Liberty University.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=great opportunity"]




[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-120]
[GRAPHIC=Soccer]


Advance Auto Parts Spring Invitational will host its fourth annual soccer tournament this Saturday and Sunday.
10 fields at Green Hill Park will be used for the 124 games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


This year the tournament will host 75 teams from Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia.
For the first time in the tourney's history, a team from Canada will participate.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Tournament Director; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=Canadian team here"]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-119]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


Virginia wraps up spring football on April 20th, with the Cavaliers annual spring game at David A Harrison Field at Scott Stadium.
The Wahoos eargerly await the off season - considering they'll play a 13 game schedule this coming season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=....will come"]
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[Straw-Mouth]


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


And finally today--
If you happen to go to a restaurant with this Missouri teenager, you won't have to worry about finding a STRAW.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phelps Co., MO;]


13- year- old Sarah Davis is hoping to set a world record by putting more than 200 straws into her mouth, at one time.
She performed the feat at the Phelps County courthouse-- and quickly caught the attention of everyone in there.
To make it into the Guiness Book of World Records, any attempts must be verified by a credible witness.
So, county prosecutor Ken Clayton is doing the honors of counting the straws..
Davis managed to shatter the existing record of 205-- She stuffed 250 straws into her mouth.
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