12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


President Clinton heads to North Dakota promising federal relief to flood victims.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a judge issues a ruling on whether Jens Soering should be granted a new trial.
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TALENT=Patrick
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE

Don't go away, News 7 at noon is next.

Flooding


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


President Clinton is headed for flood- ravaged North Dakota this afternoon, as thousands of evacuated residents wonder how much longer it will be until they can move back home.
The President is promising to bring support to Grand Forks and other flooded areas and is confident Congress will approve an increase in emergency funding.
Forecasters say the Red River finally appears to be cresting at Grand Forks -- at 54 feet, more than twice the flood stage.
The river is now threatening downstream communities in the U-S and Canada.
Jonathan Freed joins us with the latest. ******Take from Newspath*****
SUPER=05-Grand Forks, ND;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;
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SUPER=01-Mark Olsen/Resident;
SUPER=03-Washington DC;
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SUPER=05-Grand Forks, ND;

((
ONLY THE SOUND OF THE OCCASIONAL MOTORBOAT CAN BE HEARD IN THIS MODERN DAY GHOST TOWN. THE BROWN TIDE OF THE RED RIVER COVERS THREE QUARTERS OF GRAND FORKS, A PRAIRIE TOWN WITHIN A HUNDRED MILES OF THE CANADIAN BORDER. VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE 50,000 PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK HERE ARE GONE. MARK OLSEN WAS ONE OF THE LAST HOLDOUTS. HE FLAGGED DOWN A COAST GUARD RESCUE BOAT WHEN HIS BASEMENT FILLED UP WITH WATER.

(SOT, MARK OLSEN, RESIDENT, Q: DO YOU PLAN TO STAY? A: NAH, PRETTY USELESS BY

NOW)
THE CREST OF THE RIVER REACHED AN AMAZING 54 FEET, AND IS NOW MOVING NORTH TOWARDS CANADA. THE DAMAGE COULD EXCEED A BILLION DOLLARS, AND THE GOVERNORS
OF NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA ARE ASKING WASHINGTON TO PICK UP 90 TO

100-PERCENT OF THE TAB.

(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC, THIS MORNING)


PRESIDENT CLINTON, BEFORE LEAVING WASHINGTON TO TOUR THE AREA, THIS MORNING SPOKE FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN WATCHING THE DRAMA UNFOLD ON TELEVISION.

(SOT, CLINTON, 09:16:55, "EVERYONE IN AMERICA HAS BEEN OVERWHELMED... )


THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING THIS AIR FORCE HANGER OUTSIDE GRAND FORKS, A TEMPORARY HOME FOR ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN CHASED AWAY BY THE WATER. IT'S A WORLD UNTO ITSELF, WHERE THE FLOOD-WEARY CATCH UP ON THEIR SLEEP, CHILDREN ARE NEVER TOO TIRED TO PLAY, AND EVERYONE WONDERS WHAT'S NEXT. HE'S ALSO TAKING AN AERIAL TOUR OF THE FLOODED REGION AND WILL SEE SCENES LIKE THESE, AN ENTIRE CITY UNDER WATER WITH ONLY ROOFTOPS SHOWING.
FREED STANDUP: ONLY THE SOUND OF THE OCCASIONAL MOTORBOAT CAN BE HEARD IN THIS MODERN DAY GHOST TOWN. THE BROWN TIDE OF THE RED RIVER COVERS THREE QUARTERS OF GRAND FORKS, A PRAIRIE TOWN WITHIN A HUNDRED MILES OF THE CANADIAN BORDER. VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE 50,000 PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK HERE ARE GONE. MARK OLSEN WAS ONE OF THE LAST HOLDOUTS. HE FLAGGED DOWN A COAST GUARD RESCUE BOAT WHEN HIS BASEMENT FILLED UP WITH WATER.

(SOT, MARK OLSEN, RESIDENT, Q: DO YOU PLAN TO STAY? A: NAH, PRETTY USELESS BY

NOW)
THE CREST OF THE RIVER REACHED AN AMAZING 54 FEET, AND IS NOW MOVING NORTH TOWARDS CANADA. THE DAMAGE COULD EXCEED A BILLION DOLLARS, AND THE GOVERNORS
OF NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA ARE ASKING WASHINGTON TO PICK UP 90 TO

100-PERCENT OF THE TAB.

(LOCATOR: WASHINGTON, DC, THIS MORNING)


PRESIDENT CLINTON, BEFORE LEAVING WASHINGTON TO TOUR THE AREA, THIS MORNING SPOKE FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN WATCHING THE DRAMA UNFOLD ON TELEVISION.

(SOT, CLINTON, 09:16:55, "EVERYONE IN AMERICA HAS BEEN OVERWHELMED... )


THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING THIS AIR FORCE HANGER OUTSIDE GRAND FORKS, A TEMPORARY HOME FOR ABOUT 2,000 PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN CHASED AWAY BY THE WATER. IT'S A WORLD UNTO ITSELF, WHERE THE FLOOD-WEARY CATCH UP ON THEIR SLEEP, CHILDREN ARE NEVER TOO TIRED TO PLAY, AND EVERYONE WONDERS WHAT'S NEXT. HE'S ALSO TAKING AN AERIAL TOUR OF THE FLOODED REGION AND WILL SEE SCENES LIKE THESE, AN ENTIRE CITY UNDER WATER WITH ONLY ROOFTOPS SHOWING.

(FREED STANDUP CLOSE, EXPECTED TO TAKE WEEKS FOR WATER TO RECEDE COMPLETELY,

MONTHS TO CLEAN UP BACK TO YOU.))

Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=soering


Convicted killer Jens Soering should NOT get a new trial, according to a Bedford County judge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Soering was convicted in 19-90 of murdering his girlfriend's parents, Derek and Nancy Haysom, in 19-85.
In a petition filed last winter, Soering argued prosecutors withheld evidence during his trial that might have convinced a jury to acquit him.
But in a ruling released today, Judge William Sweeney rejected that claim... a decision that pleased the case's lead investigator.
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SOT 00:02:37
IN Q=We were comfortable

((DET. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE WERE COMFORTABLE WITH THE INVESTIGATION LEADING UP TO JUNE OF '90.. NOT REALLY SURPRISED.))
SUPER=01-Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=not really surprised.
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VO-NAT


Soering's attorney says she will appeal the ruling to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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Dee-Stanley


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A judge has dismissed a malicious wounding charge against a notorious Franklin County moonshiner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


William Gray Stanley... also known as "Dee"... had been accused of shooting his son in February.
But this morning SCOTT Stanley... who spent weeks in the intensive care unit... testified he could not remember who shot him.
He said drugs and alcohol had impaired his memory.
Prosecutors were not surprised by the dismissal of the charge.
They felt their case was weak because of Scott Stanley's testimony.
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OK-Trial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


After sixteen days of screening, lawyers in the Oklahoma City bombing trial are expected to begin final jury selection today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Yesterday they finished questioning prospects -- now they'll use challenges to whittle the pool down to a panel of 12 and six alternates.
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IN Q=

((THE DEFENSE IS GOING TO WANT TO GET RID OF SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE GUN HO TO GIVE THE DEATH PENALTY AND THAT ANYONE WHO COMMITS A CRIME AND TAKES A LIFE SHOULD DIE. ))
SUPER=01-Irven Bos/Legal Analyst;
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OUT Q=SHOULD DIE.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


That means opening statements in the trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh could begin as early as Thursday.
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E-Shooters-44


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Young women modeling lingerie are the highlight of a new Roanoke business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Management says that's the extent of business at Shooters-44.
A glimpse inside yesterday afternoon, revealed catalogues of lingerie and loosely-clothed women behind the counter.
Though one man was arrested for pandering Thursday night, he says news stories over the weekend have not hurt.
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SOT 12:19:30
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((ACTUALLY, IT'S A LOT BETTER. FREE PUBLICITY. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT.))
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OUT Q=can't beat that.
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VO-NAT


On a return trip to Shooters-44, a man blocked the main entrance, refusing to let us in again.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Company president Charles McNeff says it's strictly lingerie with live models, no drugs, no alcohol, no touching.

E-Garner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=State Seal


Two months into his new position as director of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice, Marvin Garner is stepping down.
In his resignation letter he says Public Safety Secretary Patricia West under-mined his leadership.
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SOT 01:45:17
IN Q=Keep in mind

((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: KEEP IN MIND THAT THE APPOINTMENT WAS JUST MADE IN JANUARY. SO IT'S BASICALLY BEEN TWO MONTHS ON THE JOB. THERE ARE ALWAYS GROWING PAINS IN THE EARLY STAGES OF TAKING ON A NEW POSITION. AND AS I SAID, SECRETARY WEST WAS THE AGENCY HEAD, SHE WAS IN CHARGE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND SO RIGHTFULLY SHE'S GOING TO HAVE SOME CONTINUED INTEREST.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
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OUT Q=continued interest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Democratic Delegate Chip Woodrum heads up the state Crime Commission.
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SOT 14:57:04
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((WITH THE SECRETARY OF PUBLIC SAFETY INTERFERING WITH THE DAY TO DAY OPERATION, LEADS YOU TO FEEL THAT YOU MIGHT BE CONCERNED THAT THERE'S SOME OVER POLITICAL INFLUENCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. ))
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OUT Q=Juvenile Justice.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/December 4, 1996;


Trish West was elevated to the Governor's cabinet in December.
SUPER=@File


Under her leadership, the Department of Juvenile Justice was criticized by a state audit agency for a number of problems.
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Citadel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=THE citadel


Citadel cadets are getting a lesson in sensitivity today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Normal classes have been cancelled so all 17-hundred cadets can take part in sensitivity training on the importance of women to the school's future.
"The Diversity Awareness Day" comes as the Citadel deals with allegations of harassment made by two female cadets.
Thirty-five women have been accepted to enroll in August.
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=bde
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=goodyear


Striking Steelworkers in Danville will be receiving their last payroll checks from Goodyear until the strike ends.
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VO-NAT

597-10 4/21/97 5-goodyear
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Talks between the giant tiremaker and Union officials continue in Cincinnati today. In a prepared statement, company officials say that they remain hopeful that the strike will be resolved soon.
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MCdOUGAL


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


President and Mrs. Clinton's former business partner is suggesting the first couple lied about Whitewater.
James McDougal spoke last night on C-N-N's "Larry King Live."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@FILE;


McDougal was convicted last year of 18 felonies in the Whitewater affair.
He says while he denied it earlier, then- Governor Clinton WAS at a meeting that involved an illegal loan deal.
And he indicates Mrs. Clinton is not telling the truth about how her law firm came to do work for his savings-and-loan.
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E-Marilyn-Manson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


A band known for vulgar lyrics and Satan worship is headed to Richmond, despite numerous attempts to cancel the concert.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Richmond city officials met with attorneys yesterday and decided to let the band play at the city-owned Coliseum.
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SOT 04:46:52
IN Q=We've come

((WE'VE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE CAN'T STOP THE CONCERT CONSTITUTIONALLY. SO WE'LL ALLOW THE MARILYN MANSON CONCERT TO BE ON SCHEDULE MAY 10TH, BUT WE'LL ALSO WATCH THE CONCERT. AND IF THERE ARE ANY LAWS, ANY ORDINANCES BROKEN, THEN THEY WILL BE CHARGED.))
SUPER=01-Larry Chavis/Richmond Mayor;
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OUT Q=they will be charged
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Marilyn Manson is a self-avowed Satan worshiper, whose band is known for its sensational act.
Richmond city council last week cancelled the concert -- then was told it was violating the first amendment.
The city even floated the idea of paying the band NOT to play, but Manson declined the offer.
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Allen-Threat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor George Allen's decision to declare celebrate Confederate history is still plaguing him.
The governor was supposed to be the keynote speaker at the Concerned Friends for Tobacco's annual membership meeting.
He withdrew after a caller threatened the private Woodlawn Academy in Chatham, where the growers' meeting was held.
The caller said he was upset because Allen signed the proclamation declaring April Confederate History and Heritage month.

E-Lake-Issues


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Smith Mt Lake


Smith Mountain Lake residents don't want lake policy changing with the tide.
They say it's time for Bedford, Pittsylvania, and Franklin County officials to work together to decide.
Citizens have been on the job for almost two years-- last night they presented THEIR ideas to the public.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Franklin Co. Chairman; :07
SUPER=01-Ron Willard/Developer; :44
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:10
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(( Smith Mountain lake is just 31 years old, but it's already experiencing some growing pains.
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SOT 20:48:48

((WAYNE ANGELL: WE'RE STILL IN THE WHAT IF STAGES, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE COUNTIES COLLABORATE FOR ITS FUTURE..))
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The committee wants to make sure the LAKE WATER stays clear.
They say keeping silt out of lake during construction is of paramount importance.
Utilities are another concern. The lake region has no central water supply.
A suggestion offered early and often was the creation of a "LAKE REGION" that would have uniform laws and codes.
Currently the lake falls under the jurisdiction of three different counties.
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SOT 20:43:57

((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER:GET THE 3 COUNTY ....PARTNERSHIP.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((WAYNE ANGELL: A LONG, AND TEDIOUS... THAT WILL REQUIRE...3 COUNTIES.))
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The committees will finalize the proposal, and submit it to surrounding counties in a few months.
Andrew Freiden, News7, BCounty.))

EARTH-DAY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=earth day


Events are being staged around the country and world today on this 27th annual Earth Day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Before leaving for North Dakota this morning President Clinton marked Earth Day by announcing a plan to expand the Community Right to Know Law.
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10:03:22-29 ((THIS LAW TELLS CITIZENS WHAT SUBSTANCES ARE BEING RELEASED INTO THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS. ))
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OUT Q=INTO THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=Walmart


Some major corporations are also taking action on Earth day.
Wal-Mart is holding town meetings about how to protect the environment at more than one-thousand stores around the country.

Zoo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=mill mt zoo


There's a new attraction at Mill Mountain Zoo for supporters of zoo fundraising- your name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Terra-cotta tiles with a donator's name are being placed all over zoo property as part of a new program called "Reach New Heights."
Businesses and individuals can purchase the tiles with donations starting at one-hundred dollars.
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SOT 10:44:09
IN Q=It's not only

((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT ONLY A NEW RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR THE ZOO, BUT IT'S VISIBILITY AND RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO INVEST AND CARE ABOUT THE ZOO SO THAT PEOPLE WHO VISIT THE ZOO WILL KNOW WHO'S INVESTING IN THEIR ZOO AND THEIR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director
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OUT Q=their community.
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VO-NAT


The zoo's partner in the program- Equitable Life Assurance Society- got their tile revealed today.
Other tiles will be installed over the next two years, with a goal of reaching three-hundred thousand dollars in donations.
Zoo directors say the proceeds will go toward improving and maintaining zoo property.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Cloudy/Rain Likely/45-48/Periods/of Rain/55-58;
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SUPER=333-Cloudy/Rain Likely/41-45/Periods/of Rain/50-54;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Rain Late/40-44/Rainy/& Foggy/48-52;
SUPER=X5001;



NHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ice-97
GRAPHIC=Stanley cup playoffs


The N-H-L playoffs continued last night as four Eastern conference teams took the ice.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Kanata, Ontario/Sabres vs. Senators; :00


Ottawa and Buffalo battled it out in a close one. Darrin Shannon would tie the game midway through the third period on this tally.
Then, Dixon Ward scored with 20 SUPER=31-Buffalo/3/Ottawa/2;

second remaining to break the tie as Buffalo beats Ottawa 3-2. The Sabres now lead the series 2 games to 1.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold


in the other Eastern conference tilt; Philadelphia topped Pittsburgh 5-3.

Byrd


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-28
GRAPHIC=Soccer


Rockbridge and William Byrd took to the soccer field last night in a Blue Ridge District match.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Vinton/Wildcats vs Terriers;


Byrd head coach Jeff Highfill captured his 200th career victory last week against Lord Botetourt.
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SOT
IN Q=I've

((JEFF HIGHFILL/201 CAREER SOCCER WINS:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Highfill/201 Career Soccer Wins; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...I got here"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


The Terriers would give their coach yet another victory by beating Rockbridge 3-nothing.
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Marathon


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#net (edit of S7-4)
SS=marathon


An Ethiopian and a Kenyan took home top honors in the Boston Marathon yesterday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/ESPN2; :00


Lameck Aguta of Kenya pulled away in the final mile to beat countryman Joseph Kamow with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 33 seconds. He's the 7th straight Kenyan to win the title.
On the women's front Ethiopia's Fati-ma Roba the reigning olympic champion in the marathon won in two hours 26 minutes and 24 seconds.
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MLB


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=MLB


Marathon participants were not the only ones running in Boston yesterday as part of the city's Patriot's day celebration.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Orioles vs Red Sox; :00


And Sox fans had something to cheer about in the park, as Wil Cordero sparked a three run fourth inning with a two run homer off Scott Erickson. Red Sox win it 4-to-2.
Aaron Sele picked up the win for the Sox, scattering five hits over 6 and
SUPER=35-Baltimore/2/Boston/4;

two thirds innings. He is now 3-and-0 on the year.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


Also, yesterday afternoon the Cubs won their second straight beating the Mets 6-to-4.
The Phillies topped the Pirates 10-to-2.

O'S-REUNION


ANCHOR=PATRICK
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=mlb


A reunion of sorts at Camden yards tonight.
This will be the first time Oriole Roberto Alomar and umpire John Hirschbeck will meet on the field since Alomar spit on the ump last fall.
Hirschbeck accepted Alomar's apology and Alomar donated 50-thousand dollars toward research on the disease that killed Hirschbeck's son.

JUNK-FOOD


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


It may be the answer to getting youngsters to eat their veggies or maybe not.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


A supermarket chain in England is introducing chocolate-flavored carrots, baked bean-flavored peas and sweet corn with just a hint of pizza.
They're aimed at getting children to eat a more balanced diet.
So far, reviews are mixed.
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Dog-Pageant


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 02:07:09)
GRAPHIC=none


It was a pooch's paradise in Des Moines, Iowa yesterday as Drake University held its annual most beautiful dog contest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA; :00


The canines put their best paw forward to be crowned the official mascot for the Drake relays.
The winner got a key to the city and LOTS of attention.
This wrinkly pup, Sadie, was chosen top dog this year and will reign over the relays on April 26th and 27th. (----------------)