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The chase of an alleged bank robber leads to a fatal shootout in Campbell County.
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And Strom Thurmond - the longest-serving member of the U-S Senate - is dead at the age of 100.
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The weather today includes an increase in the clouds and also a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. I'll have your weekend forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[Robbery-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
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A robbery in Charlotte County this morning turned into a police chase and sources say it eventually ended with the suspect being killed.
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[Take Pinnacle Map FS] The chase ended with gunfire along route 615 in eastern Campbell County, about 20 miles east of Rustburg. State police have blocked the roadway and that's where Steve Smallshaw is by phone with the latest.
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[Take Smallshaw Phoner FS]

((Steve adlibs))
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jwa]
[TAPE#=03-15 TC3:48:13]
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A local woman has been released from the hospital after being shot on an interstate in Tennessee.
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It happened in Cocke (KAHK) County Tennessee on Interstate 40, about 50 miles east of Knoxville.
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Someone fired shots at two cars.
The driver of this pickup truck was killed when his vehicle came under fire.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday Morning]


19-year old Kimberly Bede (Buh-DEE) of Moneta was riding in the other car that was hit.
She was rushed to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and was released yesterday evening.
Police say a sniper may be to blame.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=myr]
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Investigators still don't know what caused a plane crash in Giles County.
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[VO-NAT]
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It happened yesterday in a field near Pearis Mountain. Officials say the pilot of the cropduster plane was spraying the area for gypsy moths, when he had engine trouble. The plane hit a pile of rocks before coming to rest. Officials say some fuel was leaked, but no pesticides were released. The pilot, John Tallman of Pennsylvania, was treated for minor injuries.
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[Thurmond-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=net]
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The funeral for former senator Strom Thurmond will take place Tuesday in Columbia South Carolina.
Thurmond was 100 years old.
Drew Levinson looks back on a political career that spanned seven decades.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Ned Nicholson/Thurmond's Doctor;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Fritz Hollings/(D) South Carolina;]
[SUPER=01-Strom Thurmond/(R) South Carolina;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) South Dakota;]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Frist/(R) Tennessee;]
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(( In the Nation's capital--where Strom Thurmond served for nearly a half century the flags are at half staff today.

(natsound Strom on the floor)


The former South Carolina Senator-legendary for physical and political endurance finally wore out last night at age 100.

(SOT DR. NED NICHOLSON/THURMOND'S PHYSICIAN)


"STROM THURMOND IS DEAD. HE DIED PEACEFULLY AT 9:45"
Strom Thurmond's political career spanned seven decades.

(SOT SEN. FRITZ HOLLINGS/SC (D)


"A GIANT OAK IN THE FOREST OF PUBLIC SERVICE HAS FALLEN"
In 1948 he ran for President as a segregationist--independent--losing to Harry Truman. He was elected to the US senate in 1954--the first person ever voted into major office by a write-in ballot. After 10 years as a democrat--he switched to the GOP and helped break the Democratic stronghold on the South. Staunchly conservative-Strom Thurmond made history--recording the longest filibuster ever--he spoke for more than 24 hours against a civil rights bill.

(STROM )


"I AM CONVINCED AS I SAID OUT THERE, IT IS UNECESSARY, IT IS UNWISE AND UNCONSTITUIONAL"
But his racial views changed and he sponsored Clarence Thomas for a chair on the supreme court. Strom Thurmond had a reputation as a ladies man. He was 30 years older than his first wife and 44 years older than his second wife--a 22 year old beauty queen--he became a first time father at age 68.

(SOT SEN. TOM DASCHLE/SD (D)

"HE WAS IN MANY RESPECTS A LEGEND."
For 48 years...Strom Thurmond made a lot of noise--today where he spent half his life--he's remembered in silence.

(SOT SEN BILL FRIST/TN (R)


"WHY DON'T WE TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN HONOR OF STROM THURMOND."

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Drew Levinson, CBS News. ))))

)[Don't-Call]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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The phones are already ringing off the hook for a national "Do No Call" List.
The new registration system makes it illegal for most telemarketers to call numbers on the list.
The Federal Trade Commission says that in the first few hours it was offered, 108 people registered every second.
President Bush says the list is long overdue.
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((BUSH: unwanted telemarketing calls are intrusive. they are annoying, and they're all too common. when americans are sitting down at dinner or a parent is reading to his or her child the last thing they need is a phonecall from a stranger with a sales pitch. ))
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[TAKE FS]
The crackdown starts in October, but people can start signing up today over the phone at 1 - 888 - 382 - 1222.
Or try the website www. do-not-call.gov.
The phone number, however, won't be up and running for people east of the Mississippi River until July 7th.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]

Coming up - More choices, better benefits and saving seniors money.
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That's the goal of a new Medicare measure passed in Congress. We have all the details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jen]
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Convicted murderer Chante Mallard says she deserves punishment.
Now a judge and jury will decide what that will be.
Stacy Case has more from Fort Worth Texas.
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(( CHANTE MALLARD SOBBED ON THE WITNESS STAND, SHOWING REMORSE AS SHE LOOKED INTO THE EYES OF THOSE SHE'S HURT, INCLUDING THE SON OF GREG
BIGGS---- THE MAN WHO DIED LODGED IN MALLARD'S WINDSHIELD LOCKED IN HER

GARAGE.
SUPER: CHANTE MALLARD/DEFENDANT
(crying) I am so sorry Brandon..I am so sorry for what I have caused

your family. and I'm so sorry for the pain I've caused my family.
TRACK: FRIDAY, THE DEFENSE CONTINUED CALLING WITNESSES IN THE
PUNISHMENT PHASE--- TRYING TO EXPLAIN MALLARD'S MENTAL STATE AFTER A

NIGHT OF DRINKING AND DOING DRUGS.
SUPER: DR. GARY WIMBISH/TOXICOLOGIST first of all she used marijuana chronically. attorney: chronically? witness: meaning everyday
TRACK: MALLARD ADMITTED SHE HAD SMOKED MARIJUANA AND TAKEN ECSTASY THE NIGHT SHE HIT GREG BIGGS IN OCTOBER 2001. SHE REPEATEDLY TOLD THE JURY SHE JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
"I needed help, I needed somebody to tell me what to do...I didn't know!."
TRACK: MALLARD'S MURDER CONVICTION MAKES HER ELIGIBLE FOR LIFE IN PRISON. HER DEFENSE ATTORNEYS PUT HER ON THE STAND TO SHOW THE JURY SHE
IS TRULY SORRY--- HOPING THE DISPLAY OF EMOTION WOULD TRANSLATE INTO A

LESS HARSH SENTENCE.
Q:(lawyer) "You feel like you need to be punished for what you did?
(chante) A: yes sir, I do feel like I need to be punished."


STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING TBA....more on sentencing. ))

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jus]
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The public has spoken ... now Henry County's school board will decide which schools have to close.
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There are currently four consolidation plans.
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One would keep four high schools, others would close one or two.
Under each plan, at least three elementary schools will close.
They include Fieldale, Figsboro, and Spencer-Penn.
As far as the middle schools, one option would close all four.
The school board says dwindling enrollment and a loss of 2 and a half million dollars in local aid in the last two years makes consolidation inevitable.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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At the forum, county residents got the chance to speak to school board members and administrators one on one.
The board will now review public feedback at a workshop next Thursday.
The final consolidation plan should be in place by this fall. Once it's decided, it will take effect for the 2004-2005 school year.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=myr]
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Virginia Tech may tackle construction on Lane Stadium afterall -- now that the university has scored a spot in the A-C-C.
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Earlier this month, the university announced construction for the west end expansion was on hold, due to the uncertainty of Tech's future in the Big East conference. University spokesman Larry Hincker says it's a strong possibility that will change, but it's still too early to tell.

The university is, however, moving forward with the design and planning phase of the project, thanks to nearly two-million dollars in donations from Tech alumni.
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[Medicare]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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President Bush is urging Congress to get a Medicare bill to his desk as quickly as possible.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


The reform bill eased through the Senate -- but squeaked through the House early this morning.
It offers prescription drug coverage for millions of American seniors.
Older people would have access to prescription drugs under private insurance plans partially subsidized by the government.
Low-income seniors would receive even more help to purchase drugs.
Congress still has lots of details to iron out before the bill goes to President Bush.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


The battle has begun for this year's Miss Virginia crown -
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And later, some doggone cute models shed a new light on the runway.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
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As we told at you at the top of our newscast, a bank robbery led to a police chase and apparent fatal shootout this morning in eastern Campbell County.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Marya & Steve/Starlink;]

Steve Smallshaw rejoins us with the latest.

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On Wall Street at Noon, the dow lost nine points, the Nasdaq gained 10.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up in sports - Miami is keeping everyone guessing about whether it will join the ACC
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[VO-NAT ]

and a young golfer is making great strides on the fairway.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
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The ACC will hold a formal news conference Tuesday night in Greensboro, concerning its invitations to Miami and Virginia Tech. That means nothing new is expected to happen today or over the weekend.
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Tech is ready to roll, but Miami isn't so sure.
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After a Board of Trustees' meeting yesterday, school president Donna Shalala said the Canes would wait until Monday before deciding whether to join. The Big East is also appealing to Miami to stay put.
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ACC commissioner John Swofford carefully responded to those comments several hours later. He said he fully appreciates Miami's need to thoroughly evaluate its decision. He also said the Donna Shalala's quote "dynamic leadership" would be a tremendous plus to the conference.

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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jen]
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Michelle (Wee) Wie isn't a typical preteen.
In fact, many believe she's poised to conquer the golf world in her own way - much like the woman whom she idolizes - Annika Sorenstam. Garry Gobb explains.
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[SUPER=01-Michelle Wie/Budding LPGA Star; :24]
[SUPER=01-B. J. Wie/Michelle's Father; :33]
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
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Beauty, poise and grace take center stage in Roanoke this weekend.
Three nights of competition for the Miss Virginia crown got underway last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


27 women are vying for the title.
This is the 50th anniversary of the pageant, and many former Miss Virginia's were on hand, including Nicole Johnson and Kylene Barker Hibbard - both whom went on to become Miss America.
The contest will wrap up Saturday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
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Finally, in Japan ... it appears the catwalk has gone to the dogs.
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[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


Model pooches strutted their stuff in a fashion show at a Tokyo department store.
They were launching a new collection of summer and fall fashions for canines.
Prospective customers had their pick from Aloha shirts to more traditional kimonos.
All they had to do was shell out up to 75 dollars an item.
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