12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A serial killer is reportedly cutting a deadly path through the midwest and northeast U-S.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And closer to home Appomattox County authorities are investigating a separate homicide after the body of a Lynchburg woman was found near the James River.
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TALENT=Patrick


Sunshine is waning in favor of clouds that will move in and maybe even bring a spring shower. I'l have all the weather details, plus a check on the Bulls-Hawks series in the N-B-A.
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Stay with us. News 7 at Noon is next.

E-Body-Found


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Two fishermen found the body of a 23- year- old Lynchburg woman along the James River in the Bent Creek area last night.
Appomattox County Sheriff's officials are investigating it as a homicide.
If this turns out to be a murder it will be Appomattox County's first one in about three years.
Officials are not releasing the woman's name or any other information at this point.
We'll have more on this tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

SERIAL-KILLER


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


A San Diego man is wanted in connection with a cross-country killing spree.
An alert has been issued in the Northeast after the latest murder-- in a New Jersey military cemetary.
Jeff Morrell has more from Chicago where the killing began.
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Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
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Sixteen-hundred leads have come in to investigators trying to solve the
murders of Kristin and Kati Lisk. (----------------)
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Spotsylvania County officials say it could take weeks to check all of those leads.
SUPER=03-Hanover Co./File Tape;


Police are using a computer to help sort out the information.
The sisters vanished after getting off separate school buses in front of their home May 1st.
Their bodies were found last week 40 miles away in Hanover County.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The girls were buried Saturday.

E-Prison-Women


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#=97-19
GRAPHIC=none


Mothers can be found in all different places and yesterday Virginia's Friends of Incarcerated Women remembered moms behind bars.
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Over 32- hundred women are now in Virginia's jails and prisons.
An estimated two-thirds are mothers of dependent children.
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((IT IS TOO OFTEN THAT JAILS AND PRISONS ARE THE FIRST COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO A COMPLICATED SOCIAL PROBLEM LIKE ADDICTION AND POVERTY. ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION PROVIDE CREATIVE RESPONSES WHICH SERVE THE REAL NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Atterholt/Friends of Incarcerated Women;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Denise Brown was convicted of drug crimes.
She got supervised probation...so her son was spared the issues that go with a mom being locke up.
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((SUCH AS ABANDONMENT, FEAR, DISTRUST OF HIS MOTHER, MISTRUST OF AUTHORITY FIGURES. FROM A CHILD'S POINT OF VIEW, THE PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT TOOK MOM AWAY.))
SUPER=01-Denise Brown/Non-Violent Offender;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Women are still the fastest growing population in Virginia's prisons.

Wright


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A second ex-soldier received a life sentence for the racially motivated slayings of a Fayetteville couple.
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VO-NAT


Malcolm Wright could have been sentenced to death under state law.
Prosecutors said Wright coached another Fort Bragg paratrooper through the executions of Jackie Burden and Michael James as part of an initiation rite into a skinhead group.
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OK-TRIAL


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


The man expected to be the most damaging witness yet to testify against Timothy McVeigh has taken the witness stand in Denver.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Michael Fortier (FOR'-tee-ur) is Timothy McVeigh's old Army buddy.
Fortier claims McVeigh told him about his plans to blow up the federal building in Oklahoma City.
Other witnesses waiting in the wings include handwriting and explosives experts and the ex-wife of Terry Nicholas, McVeigh's accused co-conspirator.
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Iran


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


The President of Iran is surveying damage today from this weekend's killer earthquake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Northeastern Iran;


The seven-point-one quake rocked Iran's northwestern region Saturday killing around 24-hundred and leaving close to 50-thousand homeless.
An urgent plea has been issued for financial help so that essential supplies can be restocked.
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Marines-search


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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Tragedy has struck at Mount Everest.
Seven climbers are missing after running into bad weather yesterday.
Hopes of finding them are fading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Pacific Ocean;


Meantime, the search for some missing Marines has ended off the Coast of California.
The four Marines went down in a C-H-46 Sea Knight helicopter Saturday. It is the second crash in less than a month involving a Sea Knight.
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E-Orchards


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=none


Summer is coming, but the temperatures have not been rising and that has some fruit growers in Southwest Virginia a little worried.
But as Denise Allen reports orchard owners say they've fared pretty well.
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((WE GOT ALL DIFFERENT SIZE APPLES. THAT'S ALL THE LATE BLOOM STUFF AND IF YOU LOOK MORE ON THE TOP OF THE TREE YOU CAN SEE LARGER SIZE APPLES.))
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Ben Ikenberry says he feels pretty lucky.
He wasn't sure what last month's freeze would do to his apple crop.
The late blooming varieties are doing the best.
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((BEN IKENBERRY/IKENBERRY ORCHARDS: RED DELICIOUS WERE HURT MORE THAN ANYTHING, BUT I WOULD SAY WE STILL HAVE BETTER THAT A HALF A CROP OF RED DELICIOUS HERE.))
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Last month's freeze will reduce the number of apples many growers will send to wholesalers, but the majority of area growers says so far the cooler April hasn't done much harm.
And as far as mother nature is concerned, growers always expect surprises.
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((WE GET THROUGH THE FROST SEASON FAIRLY WELL. NOW WE HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND WORRY ABOUT HAVING HALE AND STUFF IN THE MONTH OF MAY AND JUNE.))
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Growers won't know until mid-June how the cold spring really impacted their crops.
That's when the June drop occurs and all the weak growth falls from the trees.
Denise Allen News 7.))

E-EMS-Bikes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-28
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E-M-S squads are moving from four wheels to two.
Bicycles provide more speed and better maneuverability through crowds.
Steve Smallshaw reports from Lynchburg.
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SUPER=01-Mark Patterson/Lynchburg Police; :24
SUPER=01-Layne Terrell/Fire Department EMT; :46
SUPER=01-Miles Tranks/Fire Department EMT; :56
SUPER=01-Sean Regan/Bike Squad Organizer; 1:09
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(( This was no leisurely bike ride on a warm, sunny day.
These fourteen emergency medical technicians are taking their life- saving skills and learning how to deliver them on two wheels.
They trained this past week under the watchful eye of bike patrol officer Mark Patterson.
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((PEDAL, PEDAL! GOOD JOB.. ALL RIGHT.))
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((LT. MARK PATTERSON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I THINK THEY WERE JUST THINKING THEY WERE GOING TO COMING OUT AND RIDE AROUND. IT'S NOT QUITE THAT SIMPLE. THERE'S A LOT OF MECHANICS INVOLVED IN RIDING A BICYCLE PROPERLY AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GETTING EXPOSED TO.))
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Specifically, these EMT's are learning how to handle a bicycle in tight situations.
Maneuvering around sharp corners, operating at low speeds, and coming to a sudden stop were all on the training regimen this week.
They made some mistakes and knocked over a few cones, but gained valuable experience.
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((LAYNE TERRELL/FIRE DEPT. EMT: IT'S REALLY AN ASSET AS FAR AS WORKING CROWDS THAT TYPE OF THING, SPECIAL EVENTS THAT THEY'LL HAVE IN THE CITY.))
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((MILES TRANKS/FIRE DEPT. EMT: WE CAN GET INTO SPOTS WHERE AMBULANCES CANNOT GET INTO. WE'RE ABLE TO GET TO THE CITIZENS IF THEY HAVE A PROBLEM A WHOLE LOT QUICKER THAN HAVING TO WALK THROUGH THE CROWD.))
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And that's the whole idea... shaving a few seconds off the emergency response time can mean the difference between life and death.
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((SEAN REGAN/ORGANIZED BIKE SQUAD: CARDIAC ARREST, YOU'VE GOT ABOUT SIX OR EIGHT MINUTES TO GET ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT THERE. IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND BEGIN THAT, IT'S ALL THE BETTER FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY.))
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((The EMS bikes got a trial run last weekend at Liberty University's graduation exercises. With more big events like the batteau festival and Fair by the James scheduled for the riverfront this summer, they'll have plenty more chances to prove their worth. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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S-College-Scholarships


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke College is one million dollars richer thanks to an alumni donation.
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file tape 96-72
Doctor Charles Davis Junior left the college the money in his will.
It will be used to provide yearly scholarships to honors students.
Preference will be given to students from southwest Virginia.
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E-Mill-Mothers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-18
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain


Mill Mountain Zoo celebrated Mother's day in style yesterday.
Moms were admitted free.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The special programs included the opening of a new exhibit.
Camp Wildcat allows visitors to compare their physical abilities to that of wild animals.
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((BECKY BEARD/SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR: THE INTERACTIVE PROGRAMING FOR CAMP WILDCAT IS TO GIVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF ALL AGES A CHANCE TO COMPARE THEMSELVES TO ANIMALS AND TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.))
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This covered area used to be the petting zoo.
Now zoo volunteers will use the space to talk with visitors about wild animals and how these animals live in their natural habitats.
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E-Bryant


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He started out small, but now he's taking furniture to a new level.
Stacey Martin has the story of a Floyd County craftsman.
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((He works in this shack tucked away in Check, Virginia and he calls his finished pieces just "THINGS."
But, anyone who owns an Ernest Bryant knows they're more like works of art.
Clients call with ideas and Bryant fashions them into solid creations--like this fireplace mantle complete with double spiral celtic knots and dragons.
He got started after working as an art director for a magazine but he quickly found out the job was not for him.
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((ERNEST BRYANT/FURNITURE MAKER: IT WAS A JOB THAT WASN'T FOR ME AND I WANTED TO STRIKE OUT ON MY OWN AND SEE IF I COULD MAKE A LIVING DOING THINGS I WANTED TO DO.))
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His first jobs were small, like refinishing old pieces of furniture and making simple cabinets and interior doors.
But soon, clients began trusting his creative instincts--and they've been doing so ever since.
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((JACK HUTCHESON/CLIENT: I BELIEVE THAT EARNEST BRYANT IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED WOOD WORKERS I'VE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO DEAL WITH BOTH IN TERMS OF HIS ABILITY TO MANUFACTURER FURNITURE AND HIS ART AS WELL.))
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Bryant has no business cards and he doesn't advertise-- but he doesn't need to.
Clients hear of his work through word of mouth and buyers come from as far away as England and Lebanon.
But, they all share one thing in common--satisfaction.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Floyd County.))

SWIMMER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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An Australian woman is just strokes away from swimming into the history books.
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Twenty-two- year- old Susie Maroney is expected to touch shore in Key West in about 30 minutes where she will become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida.
Maroney started the swim Sunday afternoon in Havana.
Her course had to be slightly altered because of bad weather.
Maroney made the same attempt last year, but had to stop when she suffered dehydration.
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Common-Sense


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
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If you think you know mutual funds-
Len Besthoff has a quiz for you in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((
Question one from the Institute of Certified Financial Planners.
The price you pay for each share of a no- load mutual fund is known as its:
A-sales charge
B-NAV
C-Purchase Price
or D-NPR.
The answer is B. NAV, also known as net asset value.
Question two.
A 12-b-1 fee, which covers marketing and distribution costs, is a one time charge for fund-holders.
True or false?
The answer is false.
A 12-b-1 fee, which is up to one percent of the total amount invested, is assessed every year.
Question three.
Bond funds, like bonds, provide regular fixed income.
True or false?
False.
Bond funds typically don't hold their bonds until maturity, so payout to shareholders fluctuates.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))

Bulls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-5)
GRAPHIC=NBA playoffs


The Chicago Bulls are leading the Atlanta Hawks 3 to 1 in their series.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC Sports; :


The Bulls took control in the first half. Scottie Pippen pulls up and hits three of his 26 points in the game.
The Bulls led by as many as 24 in the second half but Christian Laettner takes it inside and scores to cut the lead to three.
But with less than one minute left SUPER=32-Chicago/89/Atlanta/80/;

Michael Jordan gets the steal and jam for two of his 27 and the Bulls win it 89 to 80.
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Rockets


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


In Seattle, the Rockets blasted the Supersonics.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/NBC Sports;


The Sonics get it to Shawn Kemp for the jam and two of his 11 points before he fouled out in the fourth quarter.
The Rockets come right back--Mike Maloney pulls up and hits the first of his 8 three's in the first quarter.
Gary Payton steps back behind the line for three of his 27 points and the game went into overtime.
Houston goes to Maloney. He hits SUPER=32-Houston/110/Seattle/106/;

the three with 37 seconds left and the Rockets win and take a 3 games to 1 lead in the series.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


Chip Sullivan shot 73 yesterday to finish even par at the BellSouth Classic.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/CBS Sports;


Meantime, Scott McCarron hitting out of this bunker, won the tournament. He shot a 3 under par 69, finishing at 14 under par.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/ESPN; :


In Charlotte, Jim Dent birdied the second hole of a sudden death playoff to beat Lee Trevino and win the Home Depot Seniors Invitational.
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Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S7-2)
GRAPHIC=Braves/Pirates


John Smoltz pitched a five hitter through seven as the Braves beat Pittsburgh.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/WTBS; :


Jason Kendall hits a shot that goes over Kenny Lofton's head in centerfield scoring a run. Kendall gets a triple and the game was tied at 2 in the fourth.
Then in the sixth, Javier Lopez SUPER=35-Atlanta/8/Pittsburgh/2/;hits

this shot over the left field wall for a two run homer. Atlanta holds on to win it 8 to 2.
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Local-Baseball

2-shot


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The Lynchburg Hillcats dominated the Durham Bulls 8 to 4, but the Salem Avalanche fell to the Prince William Cannons 3 to 2.

Series-Promo


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WRITER=equ
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Virginia's latest academic standards are reportedly the envy of the nation.
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Beginning tonight, NEWS 7 begins a five part series "Raising the Bar: Virginia's Schools."
Tonight, Ellen Qualls looks at how students and teachers are faring with the new standards.
That's on NEWS 7 at SIX and ELEVEN.
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Deep-Blue


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


History was made as the machine defeated the man.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :


Game six only took an hour.
Garry Kasparov beat The I-B-M computer Deep Blue 4-to-2 in their first match-up last year.
Since then, I-B-M has upgraded the machine, which can now examine 200 MILLION plays per second.
The 34- year- old Russian player resigned after the computer's 19th move.
Kasparov will still take home a 400- thousand dollar prize.
This was the first time a machine beat a world champion.
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WIPE/WIPEWIPE

Russian-Jewels


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


After being caught for three weeks in a U-S - Russian tug of war, the Romanov jewels are on display in Houston.
You may recall there was a dramatic stand off outside the Washington Art Gallery due to a contract dispute.
An agreement reached Thursday night apparently does not cover scheduled showings in Memphis and San Diego. (----------------)