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He's marking the occasion at home, but parties are going on all over the world today as entertainer Bob Hope turns 100 years old.
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And the weather prompts another change of venue for a Festival in the Park concert.
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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Scattered showers continue to plague the area but we could see a few sunny breaks in between the showers and storms.

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=mystery I'd like to unravel..]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom

[Bob-Hope]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon]


He's been making audiences laugh their troubles away since the days before the Great Depression.
Today legendary entertainer Bob Hope celebrates his 100th birthday.
Hattie Kauffman takes a look back at a century of Hope.
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[SUPER=04-Hope Enterprises, Inc.; :00]
[SUPER=04-Universal Studios Home Video; :28]
[SUPER=01-Tony Hope/Bob's Son; 1:03 QUICK]
[SUPER=04-1991; 1:07]
[SUPER=04-July 1990; 1:19]
[SUPER=07-Bob Hope; 1:25]
[SUPER=01-Connie Stevens/Actress; 1:47]
[SUPER=01-Phyllis Diller/Comedienne; 2:25]
[SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA; 2:36]
[SUPER=04-April; 2:40]
[SUPER=04-June 2000; 2:48]
[SUPER=01-Linda Hope/Bob's Daughter; 2:55]
[SUPER=01-Hattie Kauffman/CBS News; 3:10]
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[OUT Q=Kauffman, CBS News, Los Angeles.... right now HO!]

((
SCRIPT

NATSOT- one liner USO SHOW - VIET NAM- ) I HOPE YOU'LL FORGIVE ME FOR

SAYING THIS, BUT I THINK YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF COURAGE. HOW DO YOU MEAN? YOU KNOW, YOU DO JOKES ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, PENTAGON AND ABOUT CONGRESS. HOW DO YOU GET AWAY WITH IT? GET AWAY WITH IT, WHY DO YOU THINK I KEEP ENDING UP IN N'AG'AM'PHENOM!
(HA HA)



(TRACK) THE QUICK PUNCHLINE MAY BE THE SIGNATURE OF BOB HOPE ...BUT

HIS CAREER ENCOMPASSES MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

(NATSOT- RADIO PERFORMANCE ) "FELLAS, THAT'S THE STEAK SIZZING, NOT ME!



(TRACK) AFTER LAUNCHING HIS CAREER IN VAUDEVILLE, HOPE EASILY

TRANSITIONED TO RADIO, TELEVISION, AND WENT ON TO MAKE MORE THAN SIXTY
MOVIES (NATSOT SINGING WITH BING-)-"WE'RE OFF ON THE ROAD TO MOROCCO.."



(TRACK) BUT IT WAS AS "ENTERTAINER TO THE TROOPS" THAT BOB HOPE REALLY

SHINED. FROM WORLD WAR TWO ON, IF THERE WAS A CONFLICT, HE WAS THERE. IN KOREA:

(HOPE NATSOT-) I DON'T KNOW HOW CLOSE THIS IS TO RUSSIA BUT THE GUYS IN

THE LAST ROW ARE DRINKING BORSHT.

(TRACK)- VIET NAM.



(HOPE NATSOT ABOUT MINISKIRTS ) "MINI-SKIRTS ARE BIGGER THAN EVER, EVEN

SOME OF THE FELLAS ARE WEARING THEM. DON'T LAUGH, IF YOU'D HAVE THOUGHT OF IT YOU WOULDN'T BE HERE."

SOT TONY HOPE- (BOB'S SON ) HIS NICKNAME WAS RAPID ROBERT. HE ACTUALLY

HAD TO SLOW HIMSELF DOWN SOMETIMES TO LET THE AUDIENCE CATCH UP.

(HOPE NATSOT -) "STEALTH BOMBER, THAT'S THE BIG DEAL. FLIES UNDETECTED,

BOMBS AND THEN FLIES AWAY. HELL, I'VE BEEN DOING THAT ALL MY LIFE."

(TRACK)MORE THAN A DECADE AGO I GOT TO ASK HIM ABOUT THE USO TOURS.



Natsot- WHAT THE HELL IS ALL THIS FIRING. GENERAL, CAN YOU CALL OFF THIS

WAR WHILE WE'RE ON PLEASE.

(SOT old intv-Hattie-) Did you ever think, what am I doing here, this is

dangerous? (Bob) haha, no. It was pretty exciting. After the war started, the war in 1941, you felt I doing something for people.

(TRACK) ... AND FOR HIS COUNTRY. WHEN NOT PERFORMING FOR THE GUYS IN

UNIFORM, HE MIGHT POKE AT HIMSELF IN UNIFORM.

(DISSOLVE TO: FILM CLIP , SHOOTS GUN) IT'S GOT BULLETS! LOUD ONES!



(SOT-HATTIE & CONNIE STEVENS)
(SOT HATTIE- ) WHAT IS IT ABOUT BOB HOPE THAT IS SO MAGIC OVER THE YEARS?
(SOT CONNIE STEVENS) HE'S HE'S BEEN IN EVERY FIELD. I MEAN HAVE YOU EVER

SEEN HIM TAP DANCE?

(NATSOT- MOVIE CLIPS -DANCING SEQUENCES)



(TRACK) IN HONOR OF HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY, UNIVERSAL PICTURES HAS RELEASED

A DVD COLLECTION OF SEVENTEEN OF HOPE'S CLASSIC FILMS, INCLUDING HIS ROAD COMEDIES WITH BING CROSBY.

(NATSOT-FILM CLIPS)- (HOPE)-"I'M DYING, WE'RE LOST...."
(CROSY)-"WHAT ARE YOU DOING? NEW YORK IS RIGHT THERE. WE'LL BE PICKED UP

IN A FEW MINUTES."
(HOPE) "HEY, YOU JUST RUINED THE ONLY GOOD SCENE I HAD IN THIS MOVIE.



(TRACK) (walking shot Hattie & phyllis) COMEDIENNE PHYLLIS DILLER,

ANOTHER FREQUENTY SIDE KICK, IS HOPE'S LONG TIME FRIEND.

(SOT PHYLLIS DILLER-) HE KNOWS I LIKE TO BE TEASED. HE WAS ALWAYS

TELLING ME, AWFUL THINGS ABOUT ME. BUT LIKE HE SAID BEFORE I HAD MY FACE LIFT, I WAS SO UGLY THAT A PEEPING TOM THREW UP ON MY WINDOW SILL. HA HA.

(NATSOT-applaue unveiling of star)
(TRACK) THE HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY UNVEILED A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY STAR NAMING

BOB HOPE ENTERTAINER OF THE CENTURY... ACKNOWLEDGING HIS INCREDIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS OF HUMOR, AND SERVICE.

(NATSOT APPLAUSE)



(BOB - frail wave)
(TRACK) ONE OF THE LAST TIMES BOB HOPE APPEARED IN PUBLIC HE LOOKED

FRAIL, BUT HIS DAUGHTER SAYS HIS HUMOR HASN'T FADED.

(SOT LINDA HOPE) Well, he's hanging in there. He has his bad days and

his good days, as we all do. But on his good days he's the same old Bob Hope.

(NATSOT- FILM CLIP HOPE SINGING) "Thanks for the memories"



(TRACK) IN CELEBRATION OF ONE HUNDRED YEARS, IT'S OUR TURN TO SAY THANKS

FOR THE MEMORIES.
HATTIE KAUFFMAN, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

(NATSOT FILM CLIP- ) HOPE- "AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED THIS PICTURE'S OVER

RIGHT NOW."
NATSOT-MUSIC STINGER

)

[Local-Hope]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
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Bob Hope was just 74 years old when he paid a visit to the Hill City.
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On September 14th, 1977, Hope flew into Lynchburg for a variety show at E.C. Glass High School.
The benefit would raise 25- thousand dollars toward construction of a new multi-purpose building at Virginia Baptist Hospital.
Before the show, Hope gathered with fans and played an exhibition round of golf at the Ivy Hills Country Club... and later Hope received the key to the city.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The Craig County sheriff says a couple found dead yesterday at a home in New Castle committed suicide.
Sheriff Billy McPherson says the medical examiner determined that the man and woman took their own lives.
He also said they left a note.
The sheriff did not want to release their names or ages.

[11-81-Improvements]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Several highways including Interstate 81 will see the results of some big improvements this summer.
As Justin McLeod tells us V-DOT is spending millions of dollars to make safety improvements.
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[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF CREWS INSTALLING GUARDRAILS]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Department of Transportation; :11]
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((((NAT SOUND OF CREWS INSTALLING GUARDRAILS))
If you travel I-81 over the next few weeks, you'll probably run into a lot of work crews. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WORK))
They're working to prevent deadly accidents.
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[IN Q=We have installed]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: WE HAVE INSTALLED GUARDRAILS, DOUBLESIDED GUARDRAIL TO HELP PREVENT CROSS OVER ACCIDENTS AND WE'VE SPENT ABOUT SIX AND HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO DO THIS.)) [Runs09]
[OUT Q=to do this]


They're located in specific places where vehicles have been known to cross the median.
Workers have already installed these guardrails in Botetourt County near the Arcadia exit as well as a 10 mile stretch of roadway in Pulaski County.
V-Dot would like to see more of them, on 1-81 in Roanoke County and parts of 581.
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[IN Q=However funding is]

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: HOWEVER FUNDING IS A QUESTION AT THIS POINT AND TIME. WE DO THINK THAT IT IS A GOOD SAFETY ENHANCEMENT THOUGH AND WILL PROCEED WITH PURSUING THAT FUNDING.)) [Runs08]
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That maybe a good idea.
Just last week, there were two accidents in our area where vehicles crossed the median.
One resulted in a death and backed up traffic for miles.
It is problems like this that has prompted V-Dot to add another safety feature.
Crews have begun installing 39 permanent message boards like this one, just a little smaller in size.
[SOT 18:07:01]
[IN Q=If they know there is]

((LAURA BULLOCK: IF THEY KNOW THERE IS AN ACCIDENT AHEAD THEY ARE GOING TO BE A LOT MORE PATIENT THEN IF THEY DON'T KNOW WHY TRAFFIC IS TIED UP. ALSO IF WE CAN GIVE THEM INFORMATION IN PLENTY OF TIME THEY MAY WANT TO CHANGE THEIR PLANS.)) [Runs10]
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[IN Q=These new message]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THESE NEW MESSAGE BOARDS WILL BE UP AND RUNNING BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND WILL BE LOCATED ON THE INTERSTATE OR ROADWAYS LEADING UP TO IT. IN THE FUTURE, V-DOT IS ALSO CONSIDERING PROVIDING REAL TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION OVER THE RADIO. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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V-Dot crews have also put in more rumble strips, extended the off ramps and merging lanes on interstate 81.

[Festival-Venue]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
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The weather is forcing Festival in the Park to move another concert indoors.
Organizers have decided tomorrow's Celebration Night will be held in the Roanoke Civic Center.
The concert featuring contemporary Christian singer Crystal Lewis was supposed to take place in Victory Stadium.
Civic Center doors will open at 5:30 and the show will start an hour later.
Only 10,500 people will be allowed inside.
Parking may also be limited because the James H. Drew Exposition is set up in the Civic Center parking lot.

[Australia-Plane]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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A passenger aboard a flight in Australia has been arrested after stabbing two flight attendants with what looked like chopsticks.
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It happened shortly after take-off.
Two passengers were also injured, as they and the crew managed to overwhelm the attacker.
He had tried to break into the cockpit of the plane that was carrying nearly 50 passengers.
Authorities say the attack did not, however, appear to be tied to terrorism.
The flight attendants are hospitalized with injuries. The attacker is now in custody and is being interviewed by police.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Coming up next on the newscast, Middle East Peace talks could resume tonight.
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Also we'll tell you why many Americans are upset with the profits their insurance companies are making.
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[Blair-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A U- S soldier is dead after his convoy came under fire north of Baghdad.
It's the ninth death of a U- S soldier in Iraq this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Basra, Iraq;]


Meanwhile, British soldiers are receiving a visit from Prime Minister Tony Blair, who gambled his political career on the war.
He's the first Western leader to visit Iraq since the war began.
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((TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER:I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF DISAGREEMENTS IN THIS COUNTRY ABOUT THE WISDOM OF MY DECISION BUT I ASSURE YOU OF ONE THING THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO DISPUTE IN BRITAIN AT ALL ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONALISM AND YOUR COURAGE AND YOUR DEDICATION. ))
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[OUT Q=courage and your dedication]
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Blair says he wanted to see for himself the challenges that lie ahead in re- building the country after decades of war, dictatorship, and economic sanctions.
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[Middle-East]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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It looks like a second round of talks between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian counterpart are on for tonight.
The pair will discuss the peace plan that calls for Palestinian statehood, and they'll also prepare for meetings next week with President Bush.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southern Gaza;]


The violence hasn't stopped yet.
Israeli soldiers killed a militant and demolished several Palestinian homes today in the Gaza Strip.
Islamic Jihad says it's willing to consider a cease-fire, but Israel would have to stop targeting Palestinians and release Palestinian prisoners.
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[Whitney-Israel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=Net]
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Singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown are often in the news because of their less- than- peaceful behavior...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


But this time, they're making headlines during their visit to Jerusalem.
They toured the ancient walled city on the fourth day of a private visit to the Holy Land.
On one of their stops, Houston and Brown knelt in prayer at the church believed by Christians to be the site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.
Houston also met with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
He took time out from preparations for the summit with the Palestinian leader and President Bush to meet with the pop diva.
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[Insurance-rates]


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


A lot of homeowners across the nation are getting some unpleasant surprises in their mailboxes .
In some cases, their homeowner insurance rates are jumping more than 60 percent.
As Sharyl Attkisson tells us, this is happening as insurance companies are reporting billions of dollars in profits.

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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Nina Lewis/Homeowner; :06]
[SUPER=01-Stanley Lewis/Homeowner; :17]
[SUPER=01-Chris Witteman/Homeowner; :31]
[SUPER=01-P. J. Crowley/Insurance Information Institute; 2:06]
[SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/CBS News; 2:22]
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[OUT Q=McClean, Virginia]

((The Lewis' love their Texas home, but HATE what they have to pay to insure it.

(SOT-NINA LEWIS, HOMEOWNER)

"IT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR, IT DOESN'T SEEM RIGHT."
They say their homeowners insurance jumped 800-dollars in one fell swoop--a startling 63-percent--though they'd never made a claim...

(SOT-STANLEY LEWIS, HOMEOWNER)

BUT MY GOD, THAT'S JUST, THAT WAS A WHOLE LOT TO SWALLOW!
Out in California, different insurance company...same story...

(SOT-CHRIS WITTEMAN, HOMEOWNER)

I EVEN TOOK OUT A PEN AND WROTE, 'WOW'!" THEY WERE INCREASING MY RATES SIGNIFICANTLY AND AT THE SAME TIME REDUCING MY COVERAGE.
Across the country, homeowners insurance is going through the roof. The insurance industry blames bad weather...mold...even 9-eleven. Not to mention their Wall Street disasters..

(GRAPHIC #1: FONT: THE FOUNDATION FOR TAXPAYER & CONSUMER RIGHTS)

One study found the top ten insurers lost 274-million dollars investing in stocks like Enron, Worldcom, and Global Crossing.
(GRAPHIC OUT)



(SOT-P.J. CROWLEY, INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE)

WELL, THE FACT IS THAT LOSSES ARE INCREASING, COSTS ARE NOT GOING DOWN, COSTS FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE GOING UP.
NAT/SND
Yet while insurers cry poverty to customers...they're painting a rosier picture to their own investors...
State Farm helped make up for its stock market losses with customers like Witteman.

(GRAPHIC #2 /STATE FARM 2002 TOTAL REVENUE)

The company's financial statement boasts of in 50-billion dollars ($49.7 b) in revenue...three billion better than the year before. (GRAPHIC OUT)


(GRAPHIC #3/ TRAVLERS 2003 FIRST QUARTER)

Over at Traveler's...net income tripled to $340 million dollars...Primarily" explains the company "due to the benefit of rate increases exceeding (losses)." (GRAPHIC OUT)

(GRAPHIC #4)

And Allstate may have lost millions on Tyco, Qwest, Enron and Worldcom stock..(GRAPHIC OUT)
....yet with a little help from customers like the Lewis' can now brag about "...

(GRAPHIC #5/ ALLSTATE 2003 FIRST QUARTER NET INCOME)

Net Income of $665 million dollars...a 40-percent increase!" There was "generally mild weather", "catastrophe losses...significantly below the historical average..." "We will continue to focus on taking rate increases." (GRAPHIC OUT)
The industry insists everyone benefits when the insurers are in good financial shape because it means they won't fold up shop when there's a disaster.

(SOT-P.J. CROWLEY, INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE)

IF YOU'RE IN BUSINESS, YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE MONEY! EVERY CORPORATION DOES THIS. THEY LOOK AT THEIR DIFFERENT OPERATIONS AND THOSE THAT ARE PROFITABLE THEY ENHANCE...THOSE THAT ARE UNPROFITABLE THEY EITHER STEM THOSE LOSSES OR GET OUT OF THAT BUSINESS. INSURERS ARE NO DIFFERENT!

(ATTKISSON STANDUP)

CUSTOMERS HAVE LITTLE LEVERAGE--THE LAW REQUIRES PEOPLE WITH MORTGAGES TO CARRY A HOMEOWNERS POLICY. SO THEY BEGRUDGINGLY PAY THE PRICE...KNOWING THERE'S ONE THING WORSE THAN A BIG RATE INCREASE--A CANCELLATION NOTICE. SHARYL ATTKISSON CBS NEWS, MCLEAN, VIRGINIA.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next on the newscast,
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[VO-NAT ]

we'll tell you why the federal tax cut could mean big money to the state.
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[6Warner-budget]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:18:06]
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The state's ailing budget is getting a financial boost from the federal government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Virginia will receive an estimated 415 million dollars in federal aid as part of President Bush's tax cut and spending plan.
Governor Warner says the money represents much-needed revenue as the state deals with a budget shortfall and the additional costs of homeland security.
Warner says the federal money will allow the state to avoid further budget cuts this year.
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[OUT Q=IS NOT GOING TO GO AWAY.]
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[VO-NAT]


The governor says a portion of the money is earmarked for Medicaid.
He says the rest of the money will likely go toward funding education, economic development and law enforcement.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Next on the newscast, members of the S-E-C say they are watching the Big East-ACC shuffle.
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[VO-NAT ]

Plus, Paul McCartney and his wife say they are expecting a baby Beatle.
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[S-SEC]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 14415TC]
[GRApHIC=SEC]


The Southeastern Conference is holding its annual spring meetings this week in Destin, Florida. Hokies everywhere have been hoping that if the Big East crumbles, they might find a way to slide into the SEC.
[GRAPHIC=TECH/SEC]

But the league's commissioner says that "expansion" is not a formal agenda item this week for the athletic director and coaches, but he admits they're watching what takes place in the Big East- ACC shuffle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Slive/Southeastern Conference Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...as you are."]
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[SUPER=04-Southeastern Conference ; :00]

While the SEC appears to be locked in on holding at 12 teams for now, Slive says he believes a variety of odd or even- numbered combinations can make for a successful league.
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[OUT Q=...PERFECT NUMBER."]
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Slive says right now he would call the SEC quote "comfortable" with 12 members.

[McCartney-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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No more lonely nights for Paul McCartney and his new wife Heather Mills.
Probably no more QUIET ones, either.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The 60- year- old former Beatle and his 34- year- old wife have announced they're expecting their first baby together.
Aside from McCartney's age, getting pregnant may have been more difficult because of Heather's history of ec- topic pregnancies and cancer of the uterus.
For that and other usual reasons, the couple says they're thrilled with the news.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think like any]

((JULIAN LINLEY/HEAT MAGAZINE:I THINK LIKE ANY MARRIAGE WHEN THERE'S A LARGE AGE GAP AND WHERE THERE'S AN OLDER GUY INVOLVED EVERYONE IS SLIGHTLY SURPRISED THAT HE'S GOING TO BECOME A DAD AGAIN AT 60, BUT ITS WHAT'S TO BE EXPECTED, THEY'RE A COUPLE THAT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY MARRIED, THEY'RE VERY NORMAL SO OF COURSE THEY WANT TO START A FAMILY. ))
[SUPER=01-Julian Linley/Heat Magazine;]
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[OUT Q=want to start a family.]
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[VO-NAT]


No confirmation yet on when the baby's due, but Mills is thought to be about four months along.
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