12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The candidates race from state to state in the final hours of Campaign '96.
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And merger between two communication's giants could mean lower long distance rates.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 at Noon is next, stay with us.

ELECTION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


On the eve of the '96 Presidential race, the final Virginia poll shows a virtual dead heat in the Commonwealth.
President Clinton has 38 percent to Bob Dole's 37 percent.
And Ross Perot got five percent.
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7:43:03
Dole is racing from state to state on his 96 hour campaign marathon.
With a strained voice, he spoke this morning outside a diner in Phoenix.
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10:00:00
Meantime, President Clinton started his final day on the campaign trail where it all started four years ago, New Hampshire.
Dave Fehling has more on the candidates' sprint to the finish line.
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CAMPAIGN-96


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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(( "I TRUST THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESIDENT TRUSTS THE GOVERNMENT...AND MY WORD IS GOOD AND I'LL TELL THE TRUTH --AS LONG AS MY VOICE HOLDS OUT, I'LL TELL THE TRUTH. I WILL KEEP MY WORD WITH ALL OF YOU. YOU CAN NOT AFFORD 4-MORE YEARS OF BILL CLINTON IN CALIFORNIA."
With his voice fading to just above a whisper....bob dole vowed to fight on....to pull a historic upset like the 19-48 stunner of democrat harry truman over tom dewey. but his weak voice and a schedule that his aides say _as
running!late--- forced him to cancel one stop in bakersfield california...

he had spent most of the day criss-crossing the state so rich in electoral votes...talking about character over and over again. DOLE: WE ARE GOING TO GO AROUND THE CLOCK, AROUND THE CLOCK AND WE ARE GOING TO PREVAIL BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE A CHANGE.
For his part, president clinton tried to match his opponent---appearance for

appearance. insiders say the commander in chief remains confident of victory....but is looking for a mandate from the people.... a vote of more than 50-percent....unlike in 19-92.... so speech after speech he tried to paint a clear picture of the presidential choices.
CLINTON: THE GREAT DIFFERENCE HERE IN THIS ELECTION IS BETWEEN THOSE WHO
BELIEVE WE ARE BETTER OFF ON OUR OWN---AND THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE WE ARE

BETTER OFF WHEN ALL OF US WORK TO GIVE EACH OTHER THE TOOLS WE NEED TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR OWN LIVES AND TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE TOGETHER.
...That saoe message fired up yet another crowd--- this one in bangor

maine....in the freezing wee hours of the morning... CLINTON: WILL YOU HELP US ON TUESDAY BUILD A BRIDGE TO THE 21-ST CENTURY? WILL MAINE LEAD THE WAY INTO A BRIGHT NEW ERA--AMERICA'S BEST DAYS? I NEED YOU. I CAN'T HEAR YOU SAY IT. THANK YOU GOD BLESS YOU.
Dave Fehling, CBS NEWS.... Little Rock.))

Congress


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


The race for control of the House of Representatives is too close to call.
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4:47;40-WORLD WRAP
A number of polls show Democrats gaining about eighteen seats, which is just what they need to take control from Republicans.
But with many races neck-in-neck, analysts say either party can come out ahead.
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Republicans have NOT won the house twice in a row since 19-30.

Senate-Poll


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


Yet another poll shows John Warner with a double-digit lead over Senate Candidate Mark Warner.
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VO-NAT 96-86 11/02-Warner-Warner
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The Richmond Times- Dispatch, 12 News poll showed the incumbent with 44 percent to 33 percent for his Democratic challenger.
The poll was taken before the weekend flap over a racial remark made by a John Warner campaign aide. The senator fired the aide.
Mark Warner said the poll shows that voters are still looking for an alternative.
John Warner said he was relieved at still having a significant lead after the millions of dollars his opponent has spent on T-V ads.
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7-Board


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


We'd like to remind our viewers that tomorrow night take graphic 29025 in addition to News 7's coverage, election results will be available on the W-D-B-J homepage--the address is W-W-W dot W-D-B-J 7 dot com.
Results will be updated throughout the night.

MCI-TELECOM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


British telecom has made its move to become a super- power in the communications industry.
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It says it's merging with M-C-I.
The 21 billion dollar deal would be the biggest foreign take-over of a U-S Corporation, creating a company with 43-million customers in 72-countries.
The company will be called "concert," and is already promising to reduce local phone rates in the U-S.
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-88
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Fire investigators are still trying to determine what sparked a fatal house fire in Lynchburg.
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Neighbors reported smoke coming from the doors and windows of 11-19 Toledo Avenue yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters forced their way into the home, and found the elderly victim lying between the kitchen and the living room.
Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
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((BATTALION CHIEF DAVID ST. CLAIR/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WE HAD LIGHT SMOKE SHOWING OUT OF THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING HERE. APPARENTLY THE FIRE STARTED AROUND THE CHAIR OR IN THE CHAIR THAT THE VICTIM WAS USUALLY SITTING IN.))
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The victim has been identified as 80- year- old Russell T. Iseman.
Authorities say Iseman normally visited his wife in a nursing home every Sunday, but never showed up yesterday.
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Halifax-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit of 96-52 & 96-38
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


For the second time this year a Halifax County teacher has been arrested on drug charges.
Thirty-seven year old Henry Richardson Junior, was charged with drunk driving, possession of marijuana, and possession of a concealed handgun.
Richardson teaches at Clover Elementary.
He was arrested in front of Halifax County Middle School and is now free on bond.
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In June, 37- year- old Dorothy Ferrell, another Halifax County teacher, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine.
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When we return
We'll hear from some viewers who wrote in to support police in their pursuit of suspects,
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VO-NAT


And an open house at a Roanoke school helped smooth over some controversy from last year's renovations.
But first let's check in with Patrick in the weather center.
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Waste-Policy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 96-84
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Managers at Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center are happily welcoming a new tenant AND a new building.
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VO-NAT
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The Waste Policy Institute held an open house Friday at its new headquarters and Blacksburg operations office.
W-P-I is a non- profit corporation which works to bring government, industry and the public together to facility decision-making on environmental policy.
It specializes in risk assessment and management, pollution prevention, regulatory compliance and communication.
Tech's Corporate Research Center leases space to more than 50 technology organizations which employ over one thousand people.
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Jackson-Middle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-89
GRAPHIC=None


Some renovations put Jackson Middle School at the center of some controversy last year.
In September the school opened its doors to students and yesterday it invited the neighborhood.
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A portion of the school received a facelift but new construction replaced a section that was built in the 19-20's.
Officials say the construction brings the 70- year- old school up to modern day standards.
Fran Martin is new to the school, but she says she likes what she sees.
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((FRAN MARTIN/PTA CO-PRES.: WE'VE BEEN REAL EXCITED ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL BUILDING AND THIS AREA. WE THINK THAT IT REALLY ADDED A LOT TO THE COMMUNITY. SO WE WANTED THE COMMUNITY TO FEEL A PART.))
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Martin says most of the visitors have been happy with the changes in the old school.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
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Attorney General Jim Gilmore says students who are victimized by school violence should have the right to transfer to another school.
Gilmore told the Virginia N-double-A-C-P that students should not be forced to return to a school where they have suffered beatings or other violence.
Instead, he told the civil rights group that student-victims should have a chance to heal by being sent to another public school near their home.

Feedback


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# 96-79
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High speed pursuit by the police was the main topic in our viewer mail this week.
This time, the writers were defending the need for the authorities to go after suspects.
SS=Feedback


Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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(( Scott Allman knows what can result from a police chase.
He's been sentenced to 16 years in prison for fleeing from police last spring and causing an accident that killed three people.
"Even though I ran from them, I just want everyone to know that nothing is worth running from police because it will get people in more trouble than they were in. I'm so sorry and I want to help young kids not to go through what I did."
Another viewer wrote:
"If no one runs there is no chase. If the suspect, when approached by police, remains calm and is cooperative he will not, even if arrested, be dead at the end of a chase. We hire police to catch criminals. Sometimes they have to chase them but it is the suspect who initiates the chase. On the other hand if a person is influenced by drugs or alcohol he may not act rationally and it is in those situations that officers can use judgement to decide if a chase is warranted."
A Radford viewer says:
"I think that many people would agree that if police did not give chase, but simply relied upon road blocks or trying to identify the person involved by license tags...MANY more criminals would get away to repeat their crimes. The result of this would be more violence against innocent people. There are, of course, situations in which the police must break off their pursuit, and in this case they did the right thing."
News-7 welcomes your comments on topics in the news and our coverage of them.
Letters should be addressed to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send us a fax, the number is 343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come,
Some people are learning a new way to make their memories last longer,
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And some special children were making memories yesterday as the Star City hosted a Special Olympics Tournament.
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Special-Olympics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-80
GRAPHIC=None


Some special athletes were competing in Roanoke this weekend.
The Star City hosted the Virginia Special Olympics Fall Tournament yesterday.
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The competition included the soccer you see here, plus volleyball, skating and bowling.
This year Special Olympics International introduced the unified team concept.
Unified teams are made up of half Special Olympic athletes and the other team members are not mentally handicapped.
Officials say this provides more interaction between volunteers and participants.
They say the Special Olympics program helps the athletes grow to their full potential.
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((DAVID BALLARD/SPECIAL OLYMPIC EVENT MANAGER: WE'VE SEEN ATHLETES THAT OVER A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS HAVE GROWN TO THE POINT THAT AT THE FIRST YEAR THEY WOULD BARELY COMPETE AND AT THE END OF FIVE OR SIX YEAR THEY'RE DOING INTERVIEWS ON TV AND THAT'S HARD FOR A LOT OF REGULAR ATHLETES TO DO.))
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More than five hundred athletes and 150 volunteers from all over Virginia participated in this weekend's event.
This was the largest Fall Tournament in Roanoke.
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Photos


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 96-87
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One woman has found a way to turn dusty old photo albums into keepsakes that last.
She is showing local residents how to rejuvenate old memories.
Scott Prince reports.
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(( Dingy and discolored.
As most of us have experienced, this is what happens to photographs over time.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Laura Brawley is a Creative Memories Specialist.
She travels throughout Southern and Central Virginia... teaching ways to turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary keepsakes.
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((LAURA BRAWLEY/CREATIVE MEMORIES SPECIALIST: WHEN YOU GET TOGETHER FOR HOLIDAYS AND FAMILY VACATIONS YOU WANT TO RELIVE THOSE MEMORIES BECAUSE THOSE ARE SOME OF THE BEST MEMORIES AND BEST PARTS OF YOUR LIFE. ))
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The process begins with the snap- shots themselves.
Karen Harold wanted something different... so she decided to cut her photos into various shapes.
But scissors won't cut it for Emily Honts.
She's the president of the Botetourt County Historical Society.
Her pictures are very old... so she selected a simple matting procedure.
From there, the photos are placed on acid- free posterboard... which will help keep the snap- shots colorful.
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((BARBARA MARKHAM/WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT: I HAVE ALBUMS THAT I'M GOING TO BACK AND TAKE ALL OF THE PICTURES OUT OF BECAUSE MY PICTURES ARE FADING, THE COLORS ARE FADING FROM THE ACID IN ALBUM. ))
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For the final step Laura Brawley suggests writing captions... or a short story for the photographs.
A picture may be worth a thousand words... but in these cases, just a few will do.
Workshop participants believe a little effort goes a long way... and that they'll come away with picture- perfect photo albums.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.)) WEATHER
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


The Dow Industrial Average hit the six-thousand mark last month.
The current "bull market" is on a five year run.
Some investors are wondering when it will start to tumble.
Len Besthoff has some advice for investors in the latest installment of Common Sense.
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((This week on Common Sense Tom Dunkenberger with Wheat First Butcher Singer answers the question, is the market going to high to keep investing?))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: THE MARKET IS TOUCHING ON ALL TIME HIGHS THESE DAYS, ESPECIALLY THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE. LOT OF PEOPLE ASK ME IS THE MARKET TOO HIGH? I THINK THAT AS LONG AS YOU ALWAYS INVEST IN THE MARKET, IT'S NOT GONNA MAKE THAT MUCH DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE MARKET'S AT AN ALL TIME HIGH OR COMING OFF OF ITS LOW, BECAUSE THE LONG TERM ORIENTED INVESTOR IS NOT GOING TO SEE THAT BIG OF A DIFFERENCE IN THE TOTAL RETURN OVER TIME FROM BUYING AT THE HIGH, OR BUYING AT THE LOW END OF THE MARKET.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE# none
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At Noon, the Dow was UP 14 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up in sports-
Redskins fans may not be feeling so well after yesterday's game,
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And "ole blue eyes" is also feeling a bit under the weather.
Stick around sports is next.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=Skins/Bills


Thurman Thomas and Darick Holmes rushed for a combined 229 yards and four touchdowns as the Bills beat the Redskins 38 to 13.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/NBC Sports;


Terry Allen takes the handoff and pops it outside to score from the one yard line the Redskins led 7 to nothing.
Buffalo came right back--Thurman Thomas takes the handoff goes up the middle breaking tackles to get into the end zone for the 10 yard T-D run to tie the score at 7.
The Bills took their first lead in the second quarter this time Holmes gets the call and he dances in from the three yard line the Bills led 17 to 7.
Several plays later Holmes breaks SUPER=30-Buffalo/38/Washington/13/;a

couple of tackles and scores his second touchdown of the day and the Bills beat the Redskins 38 to 13.
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Cowboys


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of FB96-3)
GRAPHIC=Cowboys/Eagles


The Philadelphia Eagles took advantage of two Dallas turnovers late in the game to beat the Cowboys yesterday 31 to 21.
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SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX Sports;


The Eagles led by 4 at the half then in the third Ty Detmer goes to the air and hits Irving Fryer on the 14 yard touchdown pass to make it 21 to 13 Philadelphia.
But the Cowboys came back. Troy Aikman hands off to Emmitt Smith he takes it in from the seven yard line the two point conversion made it 21 to 21.
Troy Aikman's pass SUPER=30-Philadelphia/31/Dallas/21/; is picked off by

James Willis in the end zone. He gets it to Troy Vincent who scores a 90 yard touchdown. The Eagles beat the Cowboys 31 to 21.
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((TROY AIKMAN/DALLAS QUARTERBACK: ))
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Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=Busch Logo


The Busch Grand National champion was crowned yesterday in the final race at Homestead, Florida.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/CBS Sports; :


Kevin Lapage took the lead from Bobby Labonte with less than 40 laps to go and he would take the checkered flag winning the Jiffy Lube 300, the first Busch win of his career.
But the Big winner was Randy Lajoie. Despite being low on gas he crossed the line holding off David Green for the championship
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Sinatra


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Music legend Frank Sinatra remains hospitalized in Los Angeles.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


He checked into the hospital Friday because of a pinched nerve in his neck.
A hospital spokesman is disputing reports that the 80- year- old singer is being treated for serious medical problems.
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Jackson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:12;19
A London Tabloid reports pop- star Michael Jackson is about to become a father.
"News Of The World" quotes a nurse as saying she's expecting Jackson's son.
Debbie Rowe says she was payed half a million dollars to have the child by artificial insemination.
The story adds that Jackson plans to raise the child himself.
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