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[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]

A major economic development announcement today in Martinsville.

Rachel Cannon checks in live with details.
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And a few tense hours on the German Autobahn, when a man hijacks a city bus with children on board.
He held the driver at gunpoint, leading police on a chase for over 70- miles.
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Light rain showers will continue across the region. How long will the wet weather last. I'll let you know in your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

[Worker-Training]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[TAPE#=03-04 1:39:23]
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Grant money is coming to southside Virginia. The funds are slated to ease massive layoffs in the region by providing retraining for workers.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Rachel Microwave;]


News 7's Buiness reporter Rachel Cannon is in Martinsville with more.
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((ROLLCUE:..the jobs of tomorrow.))
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[OUT Q=planning grants.]
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Rachel adlibs

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[Murder-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Henry County. Authorities say 69 year old Andrew J. Hall shot 49 year old Janice B. Hall before turning the gun on himself. Both appeared to have died from gunshot wounds to the head. Family members discovered the bodies yesterday afternoon inside the Hall home on Marigold Road.
Janice Hall had apparently been suffering from a medical condition for some time. The State Medical Examiners Office in Roanoke will conduct an autopsy.

[Fatal-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An automobile accident in Henry County has taken the life of a woman from Bassett. State Police say 20 year old Tina Michelle Hutchins was traveling west on Route 57 just after 8 o-clock last night.
As she rounded a curve, another car entered her lane, and the vehicles collided head-on.
Hutchins later died at Martinsville Hospital. There is no word on the condition of the other driver.

[North-Korea]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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North Korea says it came up with a proposal to end tensions over its nuclear program, but the communist nation says it was ignored.
That comment after three days of talks between the North, China, and the U-S came to an end in Beijing.
Barry Petersen reports.
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[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Petersen, CBS News, Beijing, China.]



[Germany-Hostages]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A nearly seven- hour standoff has ended peacefully in Germany.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Hildesheim, Germany;]


Authorities say a man hijacked a city bus with about 20 people on board, including children.
He held the driver at gunpoint, leading a chase for over 70- miles, with police cars and ambulances following.
The hijacker eventually stopped the bus on the Autobahn after a couple of hours, and began negotiating with authorities who now have him in custody.
However, there's still no word on his motive for the hijacking.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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As troops start coming home from Iraq, the U-S continues nabbing Saddam Hussein's top henchmen.
The latest taken into custody, a top Iraqi spy who reportedly met with Osama bin Laden.
Stacy Case has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Camp Patriot, Kuwait;]
[SUPER=201-Henry Gonzales/Navy Medic;]
[SUPER=201-Eric Cooke/U. S. Marine Sergeant;]
[SUPER=201-Stacy Case/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=Case, CBS News, Washington.]

(( LOCATOR: CAMP PATRIOT, KUWAIT NAT: packing/loading
TRACK: IT'S MOVING DAY. WITH THEIR FLAG WAVING HIGH--- THE FIRST U-S

TROOPS ARE PACKING UP AND HEADING HOME.
SUPER: HENRY GONZALES/NAVY MEDIC The best memory I can recall is that we had gone into this town in Iraq, and we were in vehicles, and the Iraqi people just came out and they were swarming us.
TRACK: HAPPY AND GRATEFUL HE SAYS. THE 24TH MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT HAS BEEN GONE MORE THAN 8 MONTHS. ONE SOLDIER ISN'T SURE WHAT HE'LL DO WHEN HE GETS HOME.
SUPER: SGT ERIC COOKE/US MARINES It changes every day. I think I am going to order a pizza, take a bath, think I am going to a manicure or something,
TRACK: AS THESE MARINES PULL OUT, ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY OTHER TROOPS COULD STAY TWO MONTHS TO TWO YEARS. IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE RIFT BETWEEN SHIITE AND SUNNI MUSLIMS AND THE PROGRESS IN SETTING UP A NEW DEMOCRACY STYLE GOVERNMENT.

NAT SOT: we are all brothers Sunni and Shi'ite'



TRACK: AS THE TWO GROUPS PRAYED TOGETHER IN BAGHDAD--- ONE CLERIC

CALLED ON BOTH SECTS TO PUT THE PAST BEHIND THEM AND BUILD A NEW IRAQ TOGETHER.
TRACK: MEANTIME, TROOPS ANNOUNCED THEY'VE CAPTURED ANOTHER SADDAM OPERATIVE. A SPY THEY SAY WITH TIES TO AL QUAEDA. FAROUK HIJAZI REPORTEDLY ONCE MET WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN. THIS AS THE QUESTIONING OF
TARIQ AZIZ CONTINUES--- THE FORMER DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TURNED HIMSELF

IN YESTERDAY.
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING TBA: POSS: President Bush says... weapons of mass destruction may not be found in Iraq. or believes Saddam wounded.
))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Police investigators are still searching for a motive behind yesterday's shootings inside a Pennsylvania middle school. We'll have the details next.
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[VO-NAT ]

Also authorities in California make a grisly discovery as they search an unlicensed animal sanctuary.
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[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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No classes today at a junior high school in Pennsylvania following a deadly shooting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Red Lion, PA;]


It's still unclear what prompted 14- year- old James Sheets to shoot and kill the school's popular principal before turning the gun on himself.
The school superintendent says principal, Eugene Segro (SEE- groh) was a well thought- of educator.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Gene was an outstanding]

((LARRY MACALUSO/RED LION AREA SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: GENE WAS AN OUTSTANDING PERSON AND OUTSTANDING PRINCPAL. HE WAS TRULY AN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER OF HIS SCHOOL. HE HANDLED THE SCHOOL IN A VERY POSITITIVE, SOFT, BUT FIRM AND CONSISTENT MANNER.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Macaluso/Red Lion Area Schools Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=consistent manner.]
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[VO-NAT]


Macaluso says students are receiving counseling, and that the junior high school's security plans will be reviewed.
It's tentatively scheduled to re- open on Monday, depending on funeral plans.
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[Animal-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Authorities in California are investigating an animal sanctuary where dozens of dead tigers were found in squalid conditions.
Bill Whitaker has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Riverside, CA; :04]
[SUPER=01-Mike McBride/California Fish and Game; :18]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Tracy/Animal's Wildlife Center Manager; :29 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Steve Jeffries/Weinhart's Associate; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/CBS News; 1:35]
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[OUT Q=Whitaker, CBS News, L.A.]

((
SCRIPT NARR: These tiger cubs are the lucky ones. They were rescued from a real-life house of horrors in Riverside, California where state agents made a ghastly discovery: more than 90 dead tigers ... 58 of them cubs stuffed in freezers.

SOT: Mike McBride, CA Fish & Game

THERE WERE CARCASSES IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS ON THE PROPERTY. IN VARIOUS FREEZERS, SMALL LIONS, CUBS THAT WERE FROZEN. (:11)

SOT: Chuck Tracy, Manager, Animal's Wildlife Cntr.


IT WAS LIKE BEING ON THE SET OF A BIG BUDGET HORROR MOVIE.
NARR: Animal rescuer Chuck Tracy accompanied agents acting on a warrant exotic animals were being held without a permit.

SOT: Tracy-rescuer/

THE CONDITIONS OF FILTH WERE BEYOND ANYTHING I, MY STAFF OR ANYONE COULD HAVE IMAGINED FINDING.
NARR: It was a sickening menagerie of malnourished and maltreated animals ... cubs in the attic, alligators in the tub, 30 dead tigers in the yard of the house owned by this man, John Weinhart. He and his friend Maria Smith were arrested for child endangerment for having their 8-year old son in the house among the dirt and death.

SOT: Mike McBride, CA Fish & Game

THIS IS FAIRLY UNIQUE. THIS IS PRETTY UNIQUE.
NARR: Weinhart runs a nearby sanctuary for retired circus and show biz tigers. His associate says Weinhart never mistreated animals.

SOT: Steve Jeffries/ THEY'RE WELL FED, WELL TAKEN CARE OF AND HAVE ALL

THE MEDICAL CARE THAT THEY NEED. I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT WOULD BE WRONG WITH ANY OF THE CATS IN THE FACILITY.
NARR: But clearly someone did something wrong at Weinhart's hellish animal house. Further charges are expected. BW, CBSN, LA ))

[11Birth-control]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=mmu]
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Governor Mark Warner says college health centers should be allowed to distribute the morning-after-pill.
A Republican lawmaker says it's an abortion pill.
Student health centers say it's birth control.
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[VO-NAT]


The emergency contraceptive, known as Preven or Plan B, is offered on many colleges campuses, including Virginia Tech and Radford.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Delegate Bob Marshall says those schools are violating the state's informed consent law.
The governor says he agrees with medical experts who say the drug is a contraceptive.
And he criticized the recent decision by J-M-U's board of visitors to stop giving out the drug.
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[SOT 00:06:58]
[IN Q=IT SEEMS TO ME A LITTLE BIT]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: IT SEEMS TO ME A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A POLITICAL ACTIVITY AS OPPOSED TO THE KIND OF MEDICAL DECISION THAT SHOULD BE MADE BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, NOT NECESSARILY BY BOARD OF VISITORS. IS THE NEXT DECISION GOING TO BE DETERMINING WHETHER PENICILLIN OR AMOXICILLIN SHOULD BE DISPENSED?))
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[OUT Q=PENICILLIN OR AMOXICILLIN SHOULD BE DISPENSED.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Attorney General's Office is looking into the issue.
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[5-Tech-Car]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Some Virginia Tech students are racing towards real world business experience.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They're in charge of marketing Tech's Team Virginia car. The group meets at least once a week to develop sponsors, promotions and interest in the Winston Cup car driven by Hermie Sadler.
Some of the students hope it gives them a jump on a future career in NASCAR.
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[SOT 00:06:53]
[IN Q=it's a lot]

((JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN/VT BUSINESS STUDENT; IT'S A LOT OF THINGS MOST STUDENTS DON'T EVER GET TO EXPERIENCE, IT'S NEVER SOMETHING I THOUGHT I WOULD BE IN AND JUST BEING IN IT IS A STEP ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE APPLYING FOR A POSITION.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer McLaughlin/VT Business Student;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=APPYLING FOR A POSITION.]
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[VO-NAT]

The students do the work in their spare time in between classes and do not receive any kind of college credit.
They're committed to the project through the 2004 racing season. Next year, Tech hopes to have a group on engineering students working on the car with Sadler's crew.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, we'll let you know if it is going to rain on your weekend plans.
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[VO-NAT ]

Also we'll tell you why a doughnut may be one Chicago policeman's best friend and worst enemy.
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[5-Tech-Car]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=502-12]
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Some Virginia Tech students are racing towards real world business experience.
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[VO-NAT :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

They're in charge of marketing Tech's Team Virginia car. The group meets at least once a week to develop sponsors, promotions and interest in the Winston Cup car driven by Hermie Sadler.
Some of the students hope it gives them a jump on a future career in NASCAR.
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[SOT 00:06:53]
[IN Q=it's a lot]

((JENNIFER MCLAUGHLIN/VT BUSINESS STUDENT; IT'S A LOT OF THINGS MOST STUDENTS DON'T EVER GET TO EXPERIENCE, IT'S NEVER SOMETHING I THOUGHT I WOULD BE IN AND JUST BEING IN IT IS A STEP ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE APPLYING FOR A POSITION.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer McLaughlin/VT Business Student;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=APPYLING FOR A POSITION.]
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[VO-NAT]

The students do the work in their spare time in between classes and do not receive any kind of college credit.
They're committed to the project through the 2004 racing season. Next year, Tech hopes to have a group on engineering students working on the car with Sadler's crew.
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[Cops-Donuts]


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It's an old stereotype, cops and donuts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


But some members of Chicago's finest were caught eating donuts for a good cause.
The "World Cop Donut Eating Contest" was held to raise money for a police charity.
The officers had three minutes to down as many powdered sugar donuts as they could hold.
The winner was Officer Gary Sellers, who gobbled nine donuts.
His prize was the donut ring of victory, plus a trophy, and we hope, some antacid.
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[Giuliani-Marriage]


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No donuts, but wedding cake will soon be on the menu for New York City's former mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Giuliani and girlfriend Judith Nathan have announced they'll marry on May 24th.
The nuptials will take place at Gracie Mansion, the traditional home of New York's mayor.
Current Mayor Michael Bloomberg will perform the ceremony, his first in office.
Giuliani popped the question to Judith Nathan back in November, five months after finalizing his divorce from his first wife, Donna Hanover.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
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[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 113 points. The NASDAQ has lost 20.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up...one Virginia Tech baseball player is hoping to hear his name called for the NFL draft
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus we'll tell you why some women from Roanoke will get the opportunity to get a little revenge on the football field.

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[6Womens-Football]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC00:39]
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It's now definite, some area women will soon be looking for a little "revenge."
And they'll be seeking it on the football field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/January]


The Roanoke Revenge is the name of the women's football team the National Women's Football Association is now officially forming in the Valley.
The team held tryouts last January.
Players are now practicing three times a week.
Owner Connie Hale of Christiansburg says the team is still negotiating to find a local field to play on.
The Roanoke Revenge will play eight games in its first season which is scheduled to begin next April.
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[ETSU-Football]


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


East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee is on the verge of ending its football program.
University President Paul Stanton says he's very close to making that decision.
Stanton says the football program has been losing a million dollars a year.
E-T-S-U would also have to replace the artificial turf at Memorial Center within the next two years and that would cost another million dollars. The team posted a four-and-eight record last season.
Stanton says he'll announce his final decision at the E-T-S-U Foundation's annual meeting on May eighth.

[S-Hardee]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=SP-141 TC12425]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Tech Hokies hit the road this weekend for three Big East games at Rutgers. One Tech player who hasn't done a thing on the field, but has been invaluable in the dug-out, is Billy Hardee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Hardee has appeared in just four games this spring for Tech, after coming from his rover position on the football team.
He hasn't played baseball since high school, but Hardee has clearly enjoyed his role on the team.
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[SUPER=01-Billy Hardee/Hokies Outfielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Hokies Head Coach; :23]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUTCUE=sitting on your bench."]
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[VO-NAT]


Hardee hopes to hear his name called in this weekend's NFL draft.
But if he doesn't, he plans to enroll in med school this August.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=just so I could play ball."]
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[S-Cuse]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-146 10728tc]
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The top college basketball player from the recently wrapped up March Madness is going pro. Carmelo Anthony has announced he's ready to leave Syracuse for the NBA.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="IT'S A TOUGH...]
[SUPER=01-Carmelo Anthony/Leaves Syracuse for the NBA; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...ANYTHING ELSE OUT THERE."]
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