12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


In Britain it's out with the old, in with the new.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a new face on the Virginia Supreme court as the governor appoints a new justice.
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TALENT=Patrick



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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stay with us the news is next.

Salem


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A teacher-coach at Salem High School has been charged with assault and battery on a student.
Very little information is being released at this time... but we do know that 49- year- old Walter Braine will be in court next week to face the charges.
Salem police say the alleged incident happened while the student was playing soccer.
The student's identity is being concealed because of his age.
We'll have more on this story on News- 7 at 5 & 6.

Ironto-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Police are pooling their resources in an effort to solve the murder of a man shot dead Wednesday at the Ironto rest area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


This morning Roanoke County police brought out state-of-the-art equipment used to map out the crime scene.
The device is one of only two in the state.
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SOT 4:34:11
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((LT. JIM RUHLAND/VA STATE POLICE:WHEN YOU HAVE A CRIME SCENE INSIDE OF A BUILDING YOU HAVE ALL KINDS OF REFERENCE POINTS THAT YOU CAN MOVE. BUT HERE WE NEED THE TECHNOLOGY THAT THEY HAVE, SORT OF LIKE SURVEYING LAND, SURVEY MAPS, AND THAT'S WHAT THIS TECHNOLOGY DOES FOR THEM EXCEPT IT'S IN A POLICE MODE. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/Virginia State Police;
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Meanwhile, officers from state police and Montgomery County joined forces in a search for the victim's keys and any evidence which may have been overlooked.
57- year- old Estel Singleton was found dead in a grassy area of the rest area.
Police say they have developed several leads, but no suspects.
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VA-Supreme


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Va Supreme court


Governor Allen today named the honorable Cynthia Kinser of Pennington Gap to the Virginia State Supreme Court.
She is currently the United States magistrate Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
Allen was given appointment rights after the General Assembly deadlocked this past winter.
The vacancy comes from the retirement of Justice Roscoe Stephenson Junior.
The state constitution requires that all Supreme Court appointments be approved by the legislature.
That can't happen until after the governor leaves office next January.

D'ville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-31)
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire crews are still unsure what sparked a brush fire at the Danville Landfill yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Fire crews got the blaze under control and worked on it through last night.
High winds made their job difficult.
About 45 firefighters from seven units and 40 volunteers from five different departments fought the blaze.
The fire did NOT involve trash, but instead fed on tree limbs and leaves, as well as debris from Hurricane Fran.
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Ramsey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


After four months of dodging cameras and microphones the parents of JonBenet Ramsey are talking to the press.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;


Yesterday John and Patsy Ramsey told reporters they had nothing to do with their daughter's murder and asked the public for help in finding the killer.
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(( JOHN RAMSEY:FOR THOSE OF YOU... I DIDN'T KILL MY DAUGHTER. PATSY RAMSEY: APPALLED THAT ANYONE WOULD THINK WE WERE INVOLVED IN SUCH A HIDEOUS AND HEINOUS CRIME. ))
SUPER=01-John Ramsey/JonBenet's Father;
SUPER=01-Patsy Ramsey/JonBenet's Mother;
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OUT Q=heinous crime.
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VO-NAT


John Ramsey expressed concern that the time being spent investigating him and his wife is wasted time.
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UNEMPLOYMENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=unemployment


The nation's unemployment rate fell to the lowest level in more than two decades last month.
The Labor Department says the April jobless rate dropped to four-point-nine percent.
The decline came despite a second month of modest growth in employer payrolls.

BUDGET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


More big news is expected out of Washington today.
The White House and Republican leaders plan to announce an agreement for balancing the budget by 2002.
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SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Last night, both sides worked out final details of the compromise that includes 135 BILLION dollars in tax cuts and a 500- dollar per child tax credit.
The plan also trims about 115 billion dollars in projected Medicare spending.
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Britain


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


In London the changing of the guard.
In the first transition of power in Britain in nearly two decades, Tony Blair is now Prime Minister.
Tom Fenton files this report.
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10:43;16
SUPER=03-London; :00
SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister; :23
SUPER=01-John Major/Former British Prime Minister;:47
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tx-standoff


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


New developments in the standoff in Texas-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Davis, TX;


One of the Republic of Texas members holed up in West Texas has surrendered.
Authorities say the man is Robert Sheidt (schyt), who was was arrested Sunday on a weapons charge.
He was later swapped in exchange for two hostages the group held.
The leader of the heavily- armed group and eleven others remain inside their trailer near Fort Davis.
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FDR-Memorial


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


Franklin Delano Roosevelt has taken his place near George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;

11:00- NAO52
President Clinton unveiled a granite and bronze memorial to F-D-R this morning.
It covers seven and half acres and consists of four open-air rooms, each commemorating one of Roosevelt's four terms.
There has been some criticism by disabled groups because the sculpture of Roosevelt does not include a wheelchair.
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P-Feminist-Slur


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore is reprimanding one of his attorneys in response to an offensive letter.
Gilmore reassigned Assistant Attorney General Alison Landry after a letter to a Richmond attorney called her "a bushy- tailed feminist."
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SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Attorney Eileen Wagner was the letter's recipient.
Wagner represents Christy Brzonkala in her alleged rape case against two Virginia Tech football players.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Gilmore's assistant mocked Wagner for-- quoting the letter here, "chronic tantrums" and a "hopelessly manipulative" style, along with the feminist slur.
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((IT'S AN OUTRAGEOUS THING TO SAY IN A LETTER. I LET ASSISTANT KNOW... WORKING ON.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Eileen Wagner says she has experienced "very little but rudeness" from Gilmore's office.
The case Landry's letter dealt with was an alleged gang rape of a Virginia STATE University student by V-S-U football players.

P-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Meantime, Virginia Democrats are still raising ethical questions about Gilmore's decision to join a private law firm in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore plans to work for the firm LeClair-Ryan next month, when he steps down as Attorney General.
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SOT 02:08:53
IN Q=Jim Gilmore

((SUE WRENN: JIM GILMORE WAS PRESSURED OUT OF OFFICE BECAUSE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST. YOU WOULD THINK THE LAST PLACE HE WOULD GO WOULD BE A LOBBYING FIRM.))
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((SUE WRENN: HOW MUCH WILL HE BE PAID FOR HIS SERVICES WHILE HE SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR?))
sot 05:01:58 GILMORE TAPE

((JIM GILMORE: IT WAS A DECISION TO GET A JOB. AND TO TAKE A JOB. YOU KNOW, I'M A WORKING GUY. I HAVE TO SUPPORT MY FAMILY.))
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SUPER=@Gilmore; :13
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VO-NAT


Gilmore says he will NOT make more than his current salary, and will contribute as much work as his campaign schedule allows.
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P-Boty-Assessment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


Botetourt County residents will soon be getting a visit from the appraiser.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


It's been FIVE YEARS since appraisers have been out in that area assessing individual property values.
But the process started up again a few weeks ago.
Because Botetourt County operates under the General Charter Rule of the Commonwealth, it's required to conduct property appraisals in 4 to 6 year increments.
While that might make it easier for the county... it COULD mean significantly higher taxes for some residents... depending on the tax rate.
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((HAROLD WINGATE/WINGATE APPRAISAL SERVICE: IT MIGHT BE MORE DIFFICULT FROM A PROPERTY OWNER STANDPOINT BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A BIGGER INCREASE THAN THEY WOULD IF IT'S ANNUALLY.))
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It will take a year until all of the assessments are complete... and they won't be put into place until the start of the 19-98 fiscal year.
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E-Band-Teacher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a grand finale last night for a man who has helped generations of Roanokers make music.
News 7's Stacey Martin explains.
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IN Q=Bill Carr gave
SUPER=01-Bryan Moore/7th Grader; :15
SUPER=01-Bill Carr/Woodrow Wilson Band Director; :32
SUPER=19-Stacey Martin;1:11
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((Bill Carr gave students a last minute pep-talk and helped tune their instruments as they got ready to take the stage.
But, this concert was different.
They knew and HE knew it would be for the last time.
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((BRYAN MOORE/7TH GRADER WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: I'M GOING TO REMEMBER HOW HE ALWAYS TRIED TO MAKE EVERYTHING PERFECT AND ALWAYS TRIED TO HELP US OUT AND JUST MADE US A GREAT BAND.))
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Carr--a band director at Woodrow Wilson Middle School--is retiring after directing school bands in the area for 37 years.
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((BILL CARR/BAND DIR. WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: IT'S GETTING HARDER TO DO PHYSICALLY BECAUSE I'M STILL WANTING TO DO THE SAME PACE I DID WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND I GET TIRED NOW.))
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He took to teaching after playing with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, directing bands at Alleghany District High School, Patrick Henry and here at Woodrow.
Many of his students were beginners--picking up instruments and making music for the first time.
But, their musical mastery was loud and clear.
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As a retiree--Carr says he plans to finish-up on his Spring cleaning and do some yardwork.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: WHILE BILL CARR IS LEAVING THE CARR TRADITION MAY CONTINUE. HIS ELDEST SON SHANNON, A MUSIC TEACHER IN FLORIDA HAS ALREADY APPLIED FOR HIS DAD'S JOB. BUT, A FINAL DECISION FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS YET TO BE MADE. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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P-Weed-Seed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-27
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Lynchburg has one of the worst drug-crime problems in the state... BUT some of the best solutions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That was the message from the Governor yesterday as he handed out a million dollars worth of "Weed & Seed" state grants.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THESE FIVE RECIPIENTS WERE CHOSEN AMONGST 20 LOCALITIES THAT ARE PLAGUED WITH THE MOST DRUG-RELATED CRIMES.))
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((COL. BENNETT: ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS I THINK IN OUR WEEDING PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE THE IDEA OF RESTRICTING ACCESS TO CERTAIN PROBLEM AREAS BY PEOPLE WHO ARE ARRESTED OR CONVICTED FOR CRIMES OF DRUG OR VIOLENCE IN THOSE AREAS. WE'RE GONNA BE USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE OUR ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS.))
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SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :10
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Lynchburg will also use its grant to revitalize the College Hill and Tinbridge areas.
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GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=GROWIN' IT


We're right on the cusp of the frost free date around much of the viewing area, and some folks are trying to get a jump on spring planting.
The Season's first Growin' It took us to the Farmer's Market to find out more about what is and isn't in the ground.
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Straight to Weather Stats Patrick's Mic HOT WEATHER
SUPER=300-60/39/Variable 3mph/30.11f/92/1959/32/1943;
SUPER=301-63/34/Variable 7mph/30.11f/91/1942/34/1943;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Mostly/Cloudy/53-57/Cloudy/with Showers/68-72;
SUPER=331-Mostly/Cloudy/53-57/Cloudy/with Showers/68-72;
SUPER=332-Showers/Likely/50-53/Occasional/Showers/65-68;
SUPER=333-Mostly/Cloudy/48-51/Cloudy/with Showers/65-68;
SUPER=334-Showers/Likely/52-55/Occasional/Showers/63-67;
SUPER=X5001;



NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-6)
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The Magic cooled off the Heat to stretch their five-game series to the limit.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/TNT; :00


Danny Schayes, of all folks scores inside for a 15 point Orlando lead.
Miami would try to turn up the Heat with Tim Hardaway dishing to Dan Marjerle in transition for the layin.
But it was the other Hardaway doing most of the damage. In traffic, Penny scores over two players as he gets the friendly bounce on the iron.
Then watch him on the break, pull up and hit the three pointer. Penny scored
SUPER=32-Miami/91/Orlando/99/Series Tied at 2-all;

41 points.
And Orlando takes the 99 to 91 victory over Miami.
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Iverson


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NBA


Despite a lot of criticism about his selfish play, Allen Iverson is this year's N-B-A rookie of the year.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00


Yesterday the Hampton native edged Stephon Marbury and Shareef Abdur-Rahim for the honor.
He averaged nearly 24 points a game this year.
And among rookies he ranked first in scoring, steals, and minutes played.
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Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of ST5-28)
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Atlanta Braves are off to the best start in team history, as they pick up their 20th win of the year yesterday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati/Braves vs. Reds - TBS; :00


After winning a record 19 games in April, the Braves begin the month of May by hitting three homeruns and beating the Reds 4-to-2.
SUPER=03-Denver/Cubs vs. Rockies;


The Rockies hosted the Cubs yesterday and again they took advantage of Chicago's propensity to make those errors.
Larry Walker's routine double play ball, sails into the outfield.
Eric Young and Quinton Mccracken score and the Rockies win it 5-to-4.
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North


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S6-28)
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL


It was a battle of the crosses on the diamond yesterday.
North Cross took on Lynchburg's Holy Cross.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


Holy Cross' Christian Antonelli hits a single to right field plating John Bumgardner from second base to make it one to nothing.
But the Raiders mounted a serious comeback in the bottom of the inning as Allen hits a two run homer over the left center field fence scoring Greg Lang.
But Holy Cross pitcher Abe Hughes
SUPER=34-Holy Cross/6/North Cross/3;

settled down and struck out 13 North Cross batters as Holy Cross wins it 6-to-3.
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5Bosnia-Promo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=bosnia peacekeepers


Coming up on News 7 at 6 and 11..
The time apart is as tough for family members of a Danville National Guard unit stationed as peacekeepers in Bosnia.
The unit left for training in early February-- and the distance is NOT getting any easier.
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SUPER=03-Bosnia;


In tonight's installment of our special series "Bosnia Peacekeepers" we'll talk with family members.
Melissa Gilreath's husband, Roger, is one of the 46- soldiers deployed overseas.
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((MELISSA GILREATH/SOLDIER'S WIFE:OH HE LOVES HIS SON, HE'LL WRITE HIM LETTERS AND I'LL READ THEM TO HIM, HE'LL CALL AND I'LL PUT THE PHONE UP TO HIS EAR, AND HE'LL TELL HIM HE LOVES HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Melissa Gilreath/Soldier's Wife; :00
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We'll also hear from other family members-- that's tonight on NEWS 7 at six and eleven.
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Chimp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:49:47)
GRAPHIC=none


Workers at the Charlotte Zoo in North Carolina have been going bannanas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockwell, NC; :


Sydney the chimp was A-W-O-L from the zoo for about a week.
He was on his way back, when he decided, much to the dismay of the photographer, that he was not wild about having his picture taken.
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((THEY SAID DON'T RUN BUT IT WAS TOO LATE AND I HAD TO RUN. ))
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