12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A possible drowning at Smith Mountain lake.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And dikes are weakening in North Dakota as the Red River gets ready to crest.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Brisk and blustery, and the cool temperatures will remain well below normal for the next several days, but we should warm up as we head into next week. Stay tuned for your complete weekend forecast, plus a check on the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.

Lake-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=none


Bedford County authorities are on the scene of an apparent drowning at Smith Mountain Lake.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw joins us live from the scene.
Steve what can you tell us about what happened?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Bedford Co.;
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(rollcue: off the shore here at saunder's point)
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IN Q=witnesses say
SUPER=01-Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Department;
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=he went under
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;
(Steve ad lib)
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=when it went down
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave




FARGO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


In North Dakota, they're calling it the worst flooding in recorded history.
The Red River is due to crest in Fargo and Grand Forks sometime tomorrow.
Dikes along the river are close to the breaking point.
One gave way last night in Fargo, flooding dozens of homes.
Garvin Snell Reports.
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4;10:06
SUPER=03-Fargo, ND;:00
SUPER=01-Shawn Haynes/Flood Victim's Daughter; :16
SUPER=01-Garvin Snell/Reporting; :36
SUPER=00-Dave Hammes/Volunteer; 1:00
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=For CBS News.



UK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=bombing


British leaders blame the Irish Republican Army for a pair of explosions today in northern England.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Leeds, UK;

7:01:06
Coded bomb threats and evacuations prevented any injuries, but the small explosions did disrupt morning rush-hour traffic.
The first blast happened in a signal box at a Railway station in the town of Leeds.
The second occurred near a railway station in Doncaster.
Officials suspect the I-R-A is trying to disrupt upcoming elections.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

BOMBING-ANNIV


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Tomorrow is April 19TH, the fourth anniversary of the fire at the Branch Davidian Compound in Texas and the second anniversary of the bombing in Oklahoma City.
The government has increased security at federal facilities as a precautionary measure against possible attacks.
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E-Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Education


Some parents in Botetourt County are worried the economic scales may be weighing in favor of industry...and education in on the losing end.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Botetourt County
SUPER=01-Michele Kernan/Concerned Parent; :06
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :19
SUPER=@Scott2; :24
SUPER=04-File Tape; :28
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; 56
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((Botetourt County parents made one final plea for more educational funding.
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IN Q=Take that

((MICHELE KERNAN/CONCERNED PARENT: TAKE THAT BIG PIGGY BANK THAT YOU HAVE AND SHAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE. YOU'RE GROWN PEOPLE. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET SPANKED FOR DOING IT. JUST TAKE IT AND SHAKE IT AND SEE WHAT COMES OUT.))
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Parents like Michele Kernan are having a hard time understanding why her Board of Supervisors have asked the School Board to cut its budget by more than 2 million dollars.
If full funding is not granted, teacher pay raises will be sliced and no new school busses will be purchased.
Parents say it would be one thing if the county was financially strapped.
But they say that's not the case.
Parents point to money that will be pumped into Botetourt Center at Greenfield and the rebuilding of the Eagle Rock bridge.
But they're most intrigued by the 14 million dollars sitting in the county's reserve fund.
They wonder why some of that money can't be transferred over to the schools.
But county officials say the reserve fund won't be so plentiful in the coming months.
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IN Q=We've been

((JERRY BURGESS/BOTETOURT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE'VE BEEN VERY FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY IN THE PAST. THAT'S THE REASON WE'VE GOT INTO THIS SITUATION. BUT THAT AMOUNT OF RESERVE FUNDS IS GOING DOWN. ))
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So what impact will this public hearing have?
Parents will get the answer to that question April 25th... when the final school budget is voted on.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

AIDS-VACCINE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=AIDS


Some four-hundred volunteers in the U-S are testing what could be a big breakthrough in the fight against AIDS.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;


The vaccine is aimed at preventing AIDS by building up disease fighting anti- bodies.
The theory behind it is similar to flu shots.
All of the volunteers are H-I-V NEGATIVE but are considered at risk.
SUPER=03-Paris, France/April 21;


Scientist have been searching for a cure since the AIDS virus was first identified thirteen years ago in France.
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E-Childers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=childers, peggy


A homeless woman moved into a shelter on the Appalachian Trail in September.
Keith Humphry says Peggy (CHILL-ders) Childers LIVED there until her arrest last month.
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IN Q=Now she's been
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@keith1; :10
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :17
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/National Forest Service Officer; :27
SUPER=01-Kathy Nichols/Forest Service Special Agent; :45 (HYPER QUICK)
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OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.

(( Now she's been convicted- -again--of occupying National Forest Service property... a crime punishable by SIX months in jail.
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SOT STANDUP 12:00:00
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((BY HER OWN ACCOUNT, PEGGY CHILDERS LIVED HERE FIVE OR SIX MONTHS, STRAIGHT THROUGH THE WINTER, LIVING ON PEANUTS AND WHATEVER HUNTERS, HIKERS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WANTED TO SHARE WITH HER. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=share with her.


While the Appalachian Trail Conference asked the Forest Service for help in getting Childers evicted from the shelter, trail club members were among those who were bringing her food, enabling her to stay.
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SOT 10:37:15
IN Q=and a person

((AND A PERSON LIVING THERE FOR MONTHS AT A TIME CREATES QUITE A MESS. IT BECOMES A HEALTH HAZARD. AND PEOPLE CALL US BECAUSE THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL'S WELL-BEING. IT'S COLD. ))
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The forest service contacted a long list of social service agencies for help- -but they know Childers' story all too well. There's not much more they can do.
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SOT 10:34:45
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((THEY HAVE TRIED. BUT SHE ALWAYS LEAVES. ))
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For now, Childers has gone back to the city jail, while the Probation Office works with her attorney in search of a solution.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

Johnson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=johnson, bob


Bob Johnson promises a campaign of issues, not apologies.
Today, he announced that he will run for re- election to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
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VO-NAT


Johnson has been on the board since 19-85, and now serves as chairman.
He says he's proud of achievements such as the county's all- america city award, establishment of a police department and construction of the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
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SOT
IN Q=It's real easy

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: IT'S REAL EASY TO BE AGAINST ANYTHING. THE TOUGH PART IS TO BE FOR SOMETHING AND STAND UP FOR SOMETHING, AND THEN HAVE THE METTLE TO SAY THIS IS WHY I AM FOR IT. TEARING DOWN THINGS SEEMS TO BE IN VOGUE NOW IN POLITICS. I DON'T LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT, BUT I WON'T SHY AWAY FROM DEFENDING WHAT WE'VE DONE.))
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OUT Q=what we've done.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=terp, don


Don Terp is challenging Johnson for the Hollins District seat, and today Johnson said Terp's presence in the race played a role in his decision to run for re- election.

S-Literacy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Education


A challenge by President Clinton to makes sure every child can read by the end of third grade has sent some running to the experts...kids.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Students at Dublin Elementary School held little back at a town hall meeting.
A few of their suggestions to make reading more fun included making books 3-D and adding more mystery.
Their comments on reading along with those from students in each state will be sent in a report to the President.
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((RACHEL DEHAVEN/ASST. PULASKI CO. LIBRARIAN: THE KIDS WERE VERY EXCITED WHEN I TALKED TO THEM AND TOLD THEM THIS WAS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO TELL PRESIDENT CLINTON HOW THEY FELT ABOUT READING. ))
SUPER=01-Rachel Dehaven/Assistant Pulaski Co. Librarian;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=felt about reading.
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VO-NAT


The program is a joint effort of the Reading Is Fun project and the Miss America Pageant.
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P-Holocaust-Museum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


In an effort to prevent history from repeating itself, a Holocaust survivor in Richmond urges Virginians to always remember.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


So he's making his memories concrete, for when he's NO longer around to tell Virginia schoolchildren the horrible tale.
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SOT 16:38:24 TAPE ONE
IN Q=My grandparents

((MY GRANDPARENTS WERE TAKEN OFF IN THE SAME SELECTION THAT MOTHER AND I WERE LINED UP. AND A POLICEMAN THAT RECOGNIZED US WHO WAS A FRIEND OF MY FATHER'S FORCED US ON THE GOOD SIDE. BUT MY GRANDPARENTS, MY UNCLES, AND MY AUNT WERE TAKEN AWAY. AND THEY WERE EXECUTED.))
SUPER=01-Jay Ipson/Holocaust Survivor;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=were executed.
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VO-NAT


The Virginia Holocaust Museum opens in Richmond May first, by appointment only.
It's the only one in the world to walk visitors through one family's Holocaust experience.
Museum organizers are asking Virginians with photos of Holocaust victims to loan them for display in a Hall of Remembrance.
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E-Low-Vision


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=none


Driving cars, reading books and watching television are activities many people take for granted.
One Lynchburg resident will never overlook those perks again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Doctors told Mike Tucker those activities would not be possible.
Tucker is considered legally blind, and had little hope until he met a Roanoke optometrist.
Doctor Joe Blackstock prescribed glasses with a micro-spiral telescope.
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SOT 11:29:54
IN Q=They've got distance

((DR. JOE BLACKSTOCK/OPTOMETRIST: THEY'VE GOT DISTANCE VISION THROUGH THE TELESCOPE, BUT THEY'VE ALSO GOT SIDE VISION WHEN THEY LOOK AROUND, THEY'VE GOT USE OF BOTH THEIR SIDE VISION AND THEIR CENTRAL VISION.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Joe Blackstock/Optometrist
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=their central vision.
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Because the device is able to focus, Tucker can see objects at a distance and close up.
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SOT 11:31:37
IN Q=Without the use

((MIKE TUCKER/EYE PATIENT: WITHOUT THE USE OF THIS DEVICE, I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE JOB FUNCTIONS THAT I DO, AND WITHOUT IT THERE'S NO WAY I COULD WORK.))
SUPER=01-Mike Tucker/Eye Patient
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=I could work.
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VO-NAT


Doctor Blackstock says about 30 of his patients are now using the tiny telescope.
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S-Children's-World


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=None


Three-thousand pre-schoolers and an amusement park made for an fun mix yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Cloudy skies did not stop the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Roanoke County Parks and Rec from holding their second annual Children's Festival.
Kids got a chance to step behind the wheel or fly through the air.
Also keeping them busy were magic tricks and pony rides.
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SOT 10:14:59
IN Q=The children can

((TWILA BRISCOE/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: THE CHILDREN CAN PULL FROM FOUR DIFFERENT AREAS OF PLAY TODAY, THEY HAVE BROUGHT THEIR PICNIC LUNCHES, THEY'RE GOING TO PICNIC IN THE PARK, AND THE COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY HAS PROVIDED FREE DRINKS FOR EVERYBODY.))
SUPER=01-Twila Briscoe/Festival Organizer
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=drinks for everybody.
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VO-NAT


To deal with the onslaught of kids, festival planners made sure the children stayed amused and that all lines were kept to a minimum.
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E-Tech-Anniversary


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Most birthdays are marked by candles on a cake, but Virginia Tech decided to celebrate with students and faculty on the drill field.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The university is so proud of its 125 years it had students and faculty display the numbers on the campus drillfield yesterday.
About two thousand took part in the the display, which an aerial photographer captured on film for posterity.
Tech enrolls more than 23-thousand students.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/32-36/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/52-56;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/34-38/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/54-58;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/30-34/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/45-49;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/30-34/Variable/Clouds/48-52;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/30-34/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/44-48;
SUPER=X5001;


Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-36
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE 50th


Winston Cup drivers are on the track practicing for three big days of racing at the Martinsville Speedway.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00


Leading the way today is current Winston Cup points leader Dale Jarrett, who says finding a good handling car and extra speed in practice is the main objective.
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((DALE JARRETT/WINSTON CUP POINTS LEADER: USUALLY YOU WEAR YOUR BRAKES OUT BECAUSE YOUR CAR'S NOT HANDLING.. IT'S NOT A MATTER EVERYBODY KNOWS GOING IN. I MEAN YOU CAN'T ABUSE THE BRAKES BUT IF YOUR CAR'S NOT HANDLING THAT MAKES YOU STAY ON THE BRAKES MORE AND THEREFORE YOU BUILD UP MORE HEAT AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THEM AT THE END.))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...AT THE END."
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FULL PINNACLE PAGE ON SHOW
Qualifying gets underway at 3. Join us Saturday night at 7 for a special look back at the first 50 years of Thunder at the Martinsville Speedway.
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Liberty


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of s6-26)
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


Even the cold could not keep Bedford from honoring its two time state champion basketball team with an old fashioned parade down main street.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Bedford; :00


Head coach Mark Hanks and his son led the way in the first convertible.
But most fans lined the streets to get a glimpse of the team, and not far behind Hanks were the players.
Raymond "Peanut" Arrington, the junior team leader shared the spotlight with his teammates and the entire community.
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IN Q=" I think...

((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:)) ((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR:))
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Shelton/Bedford Mayor; :35
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=...THIS EVENING."
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VO-NAT con't


The players also took time to sign color team photos.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=STANLEY CUP


The first round of the N-H-L Stanley Cup playoffs opened last night for the Eastern Division teams.
Florida blanked the Rangers, Buffalo topped Ottawa and the Flyers whipped the Pens 5-to-1.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/Canadians vs. Devils;


The Devils beat Montreal 5-to-2 in game one of their series.
Take a look at a little history in this one.
Devils goalie Martin Brodeur flips the puck over the heads of everybody and into the empty net to become the second goalie in N-H-L history to score in the playoffs.
The Goal came with 44 seconds left and take a look at his reaction.
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Teacher-of-year


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


Most of us can remember a teacher who touched our lives in some way.
Sharon Draper has been teaching and making a difference in the lives of children for 27 years in Cincinnati.
Today President Clinton will recognize her as the 19-97 Teacher of the Year.
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IN Q=

((DRAPER: A GREAT TEACHER IS ENTHUSIASTIC, A GREAT TEACHER CARES ABOUT STUDENTS, A GREAT TEACHER CAN SIT ON THE FLOOR AND BECOME PART OF THE CLASSROOM.. A GREAT TEACHER IS A LEARNER. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Draper/1997 National Teacher of the Year;
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OUT Q=is a learner.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


As the National Teacher of the Year, Draper will take a year off from teaching and tour the country talking about education. She wants to motivate young people to go into the field of education.