12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A renovation project at a Houston, Texas mall leads to death and injury this afternoon.
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And a police chase and crash leaves a baby fighting for its life.
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TALENT=Patrick
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Don't go away the news is next.

Mall-Collapse


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


Three people are dead after a wall collapsed at a Houston mall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


At least five more were injured.
A Fire department spokesman says the wall collapsed during a renovation project.
Rescuers are using dogs to search for any more victims that may be buried in the debris.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=bank robbery


Police in Richmond are looking for two suspects who robbed a bank and shot three people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The robbery happened about 9:30 this morning at a Nationsbank in the city's east end.
Two people were shot inside the bank, one outside.
They were taken to the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. NO word on their conditions.
The robbers ran from the bank toward a nearby cemetery.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Police have air and ground units looking for them.

E-Chase-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=police chase

******ANCHOR TAG******
The baby injured when his father's car flipped in Halifax County has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
The accident happened yesterday afternoon during a police chase from North Carolina into Virginia.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :05
SUPER=07-Carrie Slayton; :29
SUPER=@Teresa1; :47
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((MY BABY, MY BABY, I'M NOT TRYING TO RUN. ))
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It didn't take long for 19- year old Rashawn Crawford of Roxboro, North Carolina to realize his four month old son may not make it.
The child was injured when Crawford's car flipped on Route 58 in Halifax County.
Witnesses say the roof of the car apparently struck the infant-- who was strapped in a safety seat.
Carrie Slayton was one of the first to spot the accident.
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IN Q=We said

((CARRIE SLAYTON:WE SAID, OH, MY GOD, WE STOPPED RIGHT THERE IN THE MEDIAN, I JUST JUMPED OUT, I LEFT MY NEIGHBOR IN THE CAR, AND I RAN OVER HERE. ))
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Slayton says the infant's head was bleeding when she pulled the four month old from the car.
A North Carolina Sheriff's deputy performed CPR before the rescue squad arrived. take su
Authorities may never know how fast Crawford was driving when he crashed, near Turbeville.
But Person County Sheriff's deputies, who chased Crawford for about 30- miles, say at times he appeared to be driving up to 100- miles per hour. end su
Authorities say Crawford was wanted for larceny of a motor vehicle as well as other felony charges.
They'd been searching for Crawford for about two months.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Halifax County.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Crawford's sister and another child were also in the car, but apparently were not seriously injured.

COURTHOUSE-BLAST


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


A powerful explosion has blasted a hole a courthouse in Northern California California.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vallejo, CA;


The pre-dawn blast shattered windows in the courthouse, and in at least four other buildings.
There's no word of any injuries.
It's the third recent incident involving explosives in (vah-LAY'-oh) Vallejo, a city in the San Francisco Bay area.
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OK-bombing


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


The search for the so-called John Doe number two in the Oklahoma City bombing case is over.
The justice department says the sketch of him has has been positively identified as a Army private who had NO role in the bombing.
Meanwhile, a victory for the survivors and relatives of the victims.
Scott Pelley reports.
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4:15:15
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SUPER=04-April 1996; :42
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simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


Jury deliberations have resumed for a third day at the O-J Simpson civil trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


Yesterday, the panelists requested a photo magnifying glass.
They're believed to be using it to study pictures of Simpson wearing the same style shoes that left bloody prints at the crime scene.
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GANDHI-ASHES


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


In India, ashes of Mohatma Gandhi were scattered into a river on the 49th anniversary of his assassination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Allahabad, India;

7:48:40
Hundreds of people watched as Gandhi's great-grandson emptied a copper urn.
In 19-48, his ashes were divided and sent to all the states of India to be scattered in rivers.
No one knows why, but a portion of the ashes was held back and placed in a bank safe deposit box.
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E-Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The last ten years have seen a decline in teenage abortions in Virginia, but there were still more than two-thousand in the state in 19-95.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Yesterday a state Senate committee passed a bill that would require girls 17 and younger to consult their parents before seeking an abortion.
The bill passed by a vote of 10 to five.
The only exception to the measure is if a girl can convince a judge that she faces abuse if her parents find out.
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SOT 14:49:49
IN Q=It's important

((STEVE COLECCHI/VA. CATHOLIC DIOCESE: IT'S IMPORTANT TO OPPOSE ANY AMENDMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW TEENAGERS TO BYPASS PARENTAL APPROVAL BY GAINING A GRANDPARENT'S OR AN ADULT SIBLING'S PERMISSION FOR THE ABORTION.))
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((JULIE MCCLELLAN/VA. WOMEN ATTORNEYS ASSOC.: THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS A COMPLICATED AND INTRICATE SYSTEM FOR WHICH I ATTENDED SCHOOL... AND START MAKING MOTIONS LIKE A YOUNG PERRY MASON.))
SUPER=01-Steve Colecchi/Virginia Catholic Diocese; :00
SUPER=01-Julie McClellan/Va. Women Attorneys Association; :10
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OUT Q=Perry Mason.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=Session 97


The full Senate and House are expected to sign the bill this year.
Governor George Allen has already said he'd sign a TRUE parental notification bill.

S-Helvestine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Frank Helvestine


Frank Helvestine concedes that he was an accessory before the fact in a fatal car bombing 21 years ago.
But yesterday his attorney argued he cannot be convicted of murder or malicious wounding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Helvestine allegedly helped another man acquire parts for a pipe bomb, and scouted the location of the car the man planned to damage.
The explosion killed 23- month- old Carrie Mask, who was walking nearby with her parents.
But Helvestine was not present when the bomb went off and his attorney says he did not intend for anyone to be hurt.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


A ruling on yesterday's motions is not expected until April.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 96-109)
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Norfolk Southern's chief executive says the company will sit down and meet with Conrail and C-S-X.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


David Goode appeared confident the three sides will be able to hammer out their differences regarding the bidding war between N-S and C-S-X for Conrail.
SUPER=@File;


The two Virginia railroads want to acquire Conrail because of its stronghold in the northeast.
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SOT 00:04:38
IN Q=The vital thing

((DAVID GOODE/NS CEO: THE VITAL THING IS THAT NOT ONLY FOR NORFOLK SOUTHERN, BUT FOR THE SHIPPERS IN THE EAST AND FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE UNITED STATES, IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE FAIR MARKET ACCESS FOR EVERYBODY, THAT WE HAVE A COMPETITIVE SOLUTION THAT IS BALANCED. AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS A NORFOLK SOUTHERN ACQUISITION OF CONRAIL.))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO;
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VO-NAT


Goode would NOT disclose where the three railroads will meet.
Today's edition of the "Journal of Commerce" reports they will get together in Washington DCTERMS.
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P-Arsenal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=none


Radford's Army Ammunition plant recalled about 75 laid- off workers this month due to an increase in orders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairlawn/File Tape;


But even that has not been enough to prevent overtime hours.
Some workers have complained that 16- hour shifts pose safety risks.
Plant manager Ken Dolph says the overtime has been needed over the last couple of weeks to meet deadlines.
Dolph says the arsenal will respond to the safety concerns by providing extra break periods and seeking volunteers from other areas of the plant.
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P-Ericsson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg is reaping some of the benefits of the Governor's travels.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Governor George Allen was in the Hill City as Ericsson Incorporated announced a 33-million dollar deal to build radio dispatching equipment for the Korean National Police.
The groundwork was laid out during the governor's Far East trade mission in 19-96.
Allen stressed to the Koreans that the Ericsson radios would actually be built in Lynchburg.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN ))
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VO-NAT


The contract will NOT create any new jobs at the Lynchburg facility.
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cigarette-tests


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=cigarette smoking


Don't trust those tar and nicotine figures on cigarette packs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


That's the message from scientists who have found that smokers get far higher doses of tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide than tobacco companies disclose.
Even the listings on packs of so-called "light" cigarettes are said to be understated.
The research was done for the state of Massachusetts, which plans to release the findings at a hearing today.
A tobacco industry lawyer disputes the findings.
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S-Fishing-Rights


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Some Virginians take their fishing very seriously.
So much so that coming between a fisherman and his catch could soon be a class three misdemeanor.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=03-Richmond; :04
SUPER=@Ellen1; :10
SUPER=01-Del. Glenn Croshaw/(D) Virginia Beach; :22
SUPER=01-Karen Karvelis/Animal Rights Activist; :46
SUPER=01-Ed Rhodes/Virginia Bass Federation; 1:02
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Sport and commercial fishermen have reeled in support from all 100 members of the House of Delegates.
That's strong opposition to the animal rights group PETA.
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Nude protests, Hollywood stars, and paint- stained fur coats are its reputation.
So when the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals moved its headquarters to Norfolk, its activists started baiting the fishing community.
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((DEL. GLENN CROSHAW/D-VIRGINIA BEACH: WELL IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING ANECDOTALLY THAT THERE'VE BEEN SEVERAL EPISODES OVER ON THE EASTERN SHORE. I THINK THERE'S BEEN ONE ARREST TO DATE UNDER THE RECKLESS BOATING STATUTE THAT WE PASSED IN THE SPECIAL SESSION. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I THINK IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE SAY TO PETA "WE WANT TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE YOUR INTERFERENCE WITH WHAT WE CONSIDER TO BE A LAWFUL ACTIVITY.))
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sot 15:00:04 BABB TAPE ONE

((KAREN KARVELIS/ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF PETA, THE HUNTERS ARE TOO. THAT'S WHY THEY HAD A BILL PASSED ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO THAT NONE OF THE PETA PEOPLE OR ANYONE CAN HARASS HUNTERS. AND THEY'RE THE ONES WITH THE GUNS.))
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((ED RHODES/VA. BASS FEDERATION: I DON'T THINK WE'RE AFRAID. I THINK IT'S JUST THE INTENT AND THE MEDIA RELATIONS THAT THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS WANT TO ACCOMPLISH FROM DISRUPTING THE TOURNAMENTS.))
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It's only fair.
Hunters and trappers are already protected from protest in Virginia law.
Maybe the anti-fishing activists can cast a wider net in the Senate.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Storytellers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-109)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Students at the Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network got the chance to learn about communication the old- fashioned way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Storytelling may not be as modern as surfing the 'net, but children still appreciate it.
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SOT 10:47:12
IN Q=You get back

(( CONNIE GOEHLE/LINCOLN TERRACE SATURN NETWORK: YOU GET BACK TO THE BASICS WITH KIDS AND LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN STORYTELLERS ALL THEIR LIVES AND THEY WILL BE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. STORIES ARE SUCH AN INTRICATE PART OF WHO WE ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS.))
SUPER=01-Connie Goehle/Lincoln Terrace Saturn Network;
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OUT Q=human beings
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VO-NAT


"The Healing Force" dons traditional African garb and plays authentic African music to teach children about their culture.
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SOT 10:50:17

((GAIL ANDERSON/"THE HEALING FORCE": PEOPLE RESPOND SO READILY TO IT, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. LITTLE, TINY CHILDREN WHO MAY NOT EVEN UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT'S GOING ON, BUT THEY'LL GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE STORY. )) ((JOHN CROSS/4TH GRADER: What did you think about the storytelling? Did you learn anything? NEVER TO GO OFF WITHOUT TELLING YOUR PARENTS. ))
SUPER=01-Gail Anderson/"The Healing Force";
SUPER=01-John Cross/4th Grader; :11
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AO-Smith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=business news


A-O Smith has sold its automotive division, including its new plant in Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;
The company expects that the sale to Tower Automotive of Minnesota will be

reasonably transparent for its 55 employees here.
The plant, which makes heavy truck frame rails, went on line last fall.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


A-O Smith says it's getting out of the automotive supply business because the trend is toward companies that can go global and follow manufacturers wherever they set up shop.
That required a capital investment A-O Smith was not willing to make.

Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-96)
GRAPHIC=Express/Cherokees


The Roanoke Express shutout the Knoxville Cherokees last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Cherokees;


Roanoke led 3 to nothing after one period.
Late in the second period Jeff Jablonski fires the shot.
It barely crosses the line to make it four to nothing.
Then with less than two minutes left in the second Chris Lipsett fires the
SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Knoxville/0;puck just inside the blue line. It hits Tim

Christian in the face and goes in the net.
The Express wins it 5 to nothing.
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Parcells


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=nfl


On the football front, Bill Parcells cannot coach another N-F-L team next season without permission from the Patriots.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


N-F-L Commissioner Paul Tagliabue made the ruling last night saying Parcells can stay in New England, or pursue other non-coaching jobs.
The only way he will be allowed to move on and coach the Jets, as had been rumored for several weeks, is if the Pats let him out of his contract.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of tb97-1)
GRAPHIC=a-10 hoops


The Virginia Tech women's team suffered a heart breaking 54-to-52 loss to the University of Massachusetts last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Former Byrd star Sherry Banks lines up her shot and rips the nylon to give Tech a 6-to-2 lead.
U-Mass would come right back as Alison MacFarland gets the pass and drives in for the hoop to give Massachusetts a 3 point lead.
U-Mass kept up the pressure.
SUPER=33-Massachusetts/54/Virginia Tech/52;


Tech's Kim Seaver would help bring the Lady Hokies back, but U-Mass pulls off the 2 point win topping Tech 54-to-52.
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Jesse


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=rodman


Dennis Rodman continues to serve his eleven game suspension for kicking a photographer and he is getting counseling from the Reverend Jesse Jackson.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


Jackson says he does NOT condone Rodman actions, but he believes the dyed-hair one has suffered enough for his bad behavior.
Jackson plans to ask the N-B-A to reinstate him immediately.
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Tiger-Etc


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


It's not exactly lions and tigers and bears.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Thailand;


These three animals are usually predators, but a zoo near Bangkok is running an experiment.
A tiger, a pig and two puppies live together from a very young age to determine how wild animals react.
At the moment the pig is the most aggressive of the animals.
The tiger likes to snuggle (-------------) with the pig and the puppies.