12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The defense calls him a drug dealer and a liar, but, so far, Michael Fortier
(FOR'-tee-ur) is sticking to his story today at the Oklahoma Bombing trial.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the latest Roanoke City Budget includes some big raises for council members and the mayor.
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TALENT=Patrick
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=roanoke city seal


Roanoke City Council approved its budget last night, despite controversy over pay hikes for the mayor and council members.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:15 (quick)
SUPER=07-Regina Vasser; :19
SUPER=01-David Mays/Va. Police Benevolent Assoc.; :50
SUPER=07-David Gravely; 1:04
SUPER=01-Lynda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; 1:19
SUPER=@Bowers; 1:29
SUPER=@andrew1; 1:40
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OUT Q=News 7.

(( prepro
The budget includes a monthly hike of 44 cents in the 911 surcharge on your phone bill-- an added tax burden of $5.28.
There's also a new 10 percent tax on cell phones, up to 3 dollars a month.
It also includes a real estate tax cut of 1 cent.
SOT 7:07:23

((REGINA VASSER: YOUR ONE CENT REAL PROPERTY TAX. IT'S AN INSULT. TO ME IT'S AN INSULT AND A JOKE. ))
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prepro
On a 100 thousand dollar home, that works out to a savings of 10 dollars a year.
Council also considered its own salaries.
Members gave themselves raises...from 14 to 16 thousand dollars a year for council members.
The mayor's salary jumps from 18 to 23 thousand dollars annually.
Some citizens criticized the move...saying most city employees get less than 3 percent raises.
SOT 7:09:15

((DAVID MAYS: COST OF LIVING IS 2.8% AND EVERY COP I'VE TALKED TO IS GETTING 2.6 OR LESS. BUT YOU THINK IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU TO MAKE MORE THAN THE CITY OF RICHMOND? ))
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SOT=7:15:59

((DAVID GRAVELY: MR. MAYOR, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, ROANOKE DO NOT NEED YOU. CITY COUNCIL. WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, ROANOKE DO NOT NEED YOU.))
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Two members of council voted against the pay raises.
SOT 7:48:22

((LYNDA WYATT/VICE-MAYOR: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE TAXPAYER MONEY. THEIR DOLLARS AND I THINK THEY EXPECT US TO BE JUDICIOUS WITH THE WAY WE SPEND THEIR MONEY. ))
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SOT

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I ONLY RECEIVED 6 PHONE CALLS AGAINST THIS THIS PAST WEEK, I HAD MANY CITIZENS COMING TO ME SAYING, IS THAT ALL THEY'RE PAYING YOU TO BE MAYOR? ))
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SOT on edit tape

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE MAYOR DID GET A 20 PERCENT RAISE LAST YEAR, BUT UNTIL THEN, THAT OFFICE HADN'T SEEN A RAISE SINCE 1987.
ALSO TONIGHT, THREE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WERE ELECTED. THEY ARE MARSHA ELLISON, F. B. WEBSTER DAY, AND SHERMAN LEA. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS7.))
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P-Appomattox-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-11
SS=murder investigation


Appomattox County authorities are getting help from five central Virginia jurisdictions as they try to solve the county's first murder in three years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.;


Sunday night the body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was discovered in the James River by two fishermen.
The men were fishing in the Bent Creek area of Appomattox County, just off Route 6-0-5.
Authorities say it appears Crider was shot to death.
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SOT 3:06:42
IN Q=At the present

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE REGIONAL HOMICIDE SQUAD HAS BEEN ACTIVATED AND WE'RE FOLLOWING UP ALL LEADS AND ANY INFORMATION THAT WE CAN OBTAIN FROM THE FAMILY AS TO WHEN SHE WAS LAST SEEN AND HER ASSOCIATION WITH INDIVIDUALS AT THAT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00
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OUT Q=at that time.
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VO-NAT


Crider was last seen in Lynchburg SATURDAY night, some 24 hours before her body was discovered in Appomattox.
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OK-TRIAL


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


The prosecution's star witness is back in the spotlight at the Oklahoma City bombing trial today.
Yesterday Michael Fortier (FOR'-tee-ur) delivered damaging testimony of how his old Army buddy, Timothy McVeigh, carefully planned the bombing.
Byron Harlan has more.
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7:11:08
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney; 1:12
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:19
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, DENVER.

(( MICHAEL FORTIER SAYS, HE KNEW AS EARLY AS FALL OF 1994 THAT TIM McVEIGH AND TERRY NICHOLS HAD CHOSEN A FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA CITY AS THEIR TARGET.
HE TESTIFIED THAT HIS OLD ARMY BUDDY TIM McVEIGH NOT ONLY TOLD HIM ABOUT WHERE HE WOULD STRIKE, BUT HOW. FORTIER SAYS, McVEIGH TOLD HIM THAT HE D FIGURED-OUT HOW TO MAKE A TRUCK INTO A BOMB.
FORTIER IS SERVING TIME ON STOLEN WEAPONS CHARGES AND FOR LYING TO THE F.B.I.
BUT HE SAYS HE IS NOW TELLING THE TRUTH WHEN HE TESTIFIED THAT TIMOTHY McVEIGH TOLD HIM, QUOTE-- SOMEBODY SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE RAID ON THE BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND IN WACO TEXAS AND THAT McVEIGH HAD CONCLUDED THAT, QUOTE-- THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ATTACKED THOSE PEOPLE...THEY MURDERED THOSE PEOPLE. FORTIER TOLD THE COURT THAT McVEIGH WANTED TO BOMB THE MURRAH BUILDING TO CREATE A GENERAL UPRISING AND THAT HE CONSIDERED ANYONE WHO WORKED THERE PART OF AN EVIL EMPIRE AND GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION. THEN PROSECUTOR JOSEPH HARTZLER ASKED HIM IF HE REALIZED THAT IF HE D GONE TO THE AUTHORITIES, HE MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE BOMBING. FORTIER SAID, QUOTE-- I LIVE WITH THAT KNOWLEDGE EVERYDAY. McVEIGH S ATTORNEY SAYS, TESTIMONY LATELY HAS BEEN DAMAGING, BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THE JURY WILL SEE IT THAT WAY.
BUT MICHAEL FORTIER IS DRAWING A STRONG CONNECTION BETWEEN McVEIGH AND THE BOMBING THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR THE DEFENSE TO SEVER.
BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS, DENVER.))

FBI-LAB


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


The House today is looking into allegations that sloppy F-B-I lab work may have damaged some major cases, including the Oklahoma City bombing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


F-B-I whistleblower Frederic Whitehurst testified this morning that he found incompetence at the Bureau's crime lab from his first day there.
Today's hearing is the first in a series.
SUPER=@FILE;


The House panel will also investigate the F-B-I's handling of Richard Jewell, who was initially suspected, then cleared, in the OLYMPIC bombing.
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TORNADO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tornado


The clean-up is underway in parts of Miami today after a twister roared through downtown.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


It was caught on video tape by local television news crews as it followed the shore past towering condos and across the causeways bringing busy midday traffic to a standstill.
The twister also uprooted trees and flipped over cars.
Only minor injuries were reported.
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p-Barnabei


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The U-S Supreme Court said no.
The justices refused to hear an appeal from a man on death row convicted of killing an Old Dominion University Student.
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VO-NAT


Derek Barnabei was convicted of the 19-93 capital murder and rape of 17- year- old Sarah Wisnosky in Norfolk.
Barnabei and Wisnosky met and began dating about two weeks before her death.
SUPER=03-Norfolk/September 22, 1993;


Although there was no direct evidence linking Barnabei to the murder, Wisnosky's blood was found on the walls and bed frame of his room in a house near the Old Dominion campus.
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Dupont


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


An heir to the du Pont Chemical fortune faces sentencing today for the murder of world class wrestler David Schultz.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


A jury found John du Pont guilty of third-degree murder, but also mentally ill.
That means a judge could sentence du Pont to a mental institution.
The millionaire has been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Cosby-Suspect


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


The teenager accused of gunning down Bill Cosby's son -- will be arraigned today in Los Angeles.
18- year- old Michael Markhasev (MAHR'-kuh-sev) is accused of shooting Ennis Cosby January 16th, as Cosby stopped along a highway to change a tire.
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on-tape


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


Another act of violence, caught on videotape.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;


In Los Angeles, a tourist from Virginia videotaped an elderly doctor being beaten and robbed by a transient who attacked the man as he walked his dog in Park Sunday morning.
About six hours later, with the help of the video tape, officers were able to identify and arrest the suspect.
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E-Kilgore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


One politician is calling for change, saying Virginia is sending out the wrong message to travelers with the recent violence at a rest area.
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VO-NAT


Republican Jerry Kilgore is running for Attorney General.
He wants all state rest stops privately run.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


He says the individual restaurants and service stations could provide their own security, making it easier on state police.
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SOT 1:44:
IN Q=You never

((JERRY KILGORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: YOU NEVER HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE 24- HOUR- A- DAY, 7- DAY- A- WEEK SECURITY BECAUSE OF STAFFING PATTERNS WITH THE STATE POLICE. IT'S JUST VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE SOMEONE THERE EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY. ))
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/(R) Candidate For Atty. General;
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OUT Q=the day
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VO-NAT


Aside from security... Kilgore also believes rest area privatization would save the state money.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


But a group representing truck stops and travel plazas says the plan would destroy all other interchange business.

E-SCHEV-Appointees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Education


The recently vacated positions on Virginia's State Council of Higher Education in Virginia have been filled.
Three of Governor Allen's appointees and one remaining Doug Wilder appointee resigned in protest last week,-- after the firing of the council's long-time director.
The Governor yesterday appointed Bassett Furniture C-E-O Robert Spilman of Henry County to the Council.
He also appointed Anne Marie Whittemore (Whit-TE-more) a lawyer who defended Virginia Military Institute's men-only admissions policy.
Allen also appointed Douglas Guynn (GWINN) of Rockingham County, and M-C-I executive John Gerdelman of Fairfax County.

5-Leisure-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=fire


More than the presses were smoking yesterday as fire damaged the Roanoke offices of Leisure Publishing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Flames burned through the roof, but no one was hurt, and company officials say they don't expect any lasting damage to their business.
Leisure Publishing is responsible for the Roanoker Magazine, Blue Ridge Country, and other publications.
The production areas of the building were not heavily damaged and employees were able to escape with computer back- up discs.
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SOT
IN Q=We had about 25 people

((RICHARD WELLS/PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER: WE HAD SOMEONE COME IN THE BUILDING, SOMEONE WHO PASSED BY ON THE STREET AND SAW SMOKE COMING FROM THE SECOND STORY RIGHT ABOVE MY OFFICE. WE HAD ABOUT 25 PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING AT THE TIME. THEY SAID YOUR BUILDING'S ON FIRE, GET OUT. AND WE QUICKLY GOT ON THE INTERCOM AND TOLD EVERYBODY TO GET OUT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Wells/President and Publisher;
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OUT Q=to get out.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


There's no word yet from fire officials on the cause of the blaze, but the fire apparently started in a portion of the attic where negatives and old magazines were stored.

P-Payne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


Virginia's school are at the top of the "to do" list for the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst;


Former Fifth District congressman L.F. Payne kicked off his campaign yesterday morning in his home county of Amherst.
Payne picked up the Democratic nomination over the weekend, and is now taking his message of "Virginia values" across the state.
A former member of the "Blue Dogs", a group of conservative Democratic congressmen, Payne says he'll strive for bipartisan cooperation in Richmond.
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SOT 1:54:56
IN Q=That's been my

((L.F. PAYNE/D- LT. GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: THAT'S BEEN MY TRADEMARK, AND THAT'S WHAT I'LL DO IN THIS CAMPAIGN AND THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO IN RICHMOND, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT OUR PEOPLE WHO ARE LEADERS WHO WILL TAKE ON RESPONSIBILITY, FIND SOLUTIONS AND MOVE US FORWARD.))
SUPER=01-L.F. Payne/(D) Lt. Gov. Candidate; :00
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OUT Q=move us forward.
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VO-NAT


Payne is running against Republican John Hager.
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S-Boucher


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Internet


The Internet is helping make the world a smaller place.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dublin;


Yesterday about 500 business, education and government leaders from across Southwest Virginia travelled the information superhighway together.
It was Congressman Rick Boucher's third annual technology conference on how to put the Internet to work.
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SOT 1:32:33
IN Q=

((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) NINTH DISTRICT: I HAVE A GOAL OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BECOMING THE RURAL LEADER NATIONWIDE IN THE USE OF INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. AND GREATER APPRECIATION OF AND USE OF THE INTERNET HOLDS A KEY TO THAT SUCCESS. ))
SUPER=@Boucher;
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OUT Q=to that success.
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VO-NAT


More than a dozen professionals presented demonstrations on employing the Internet as a tool.
Boucher says a better technologically- connected region will be in a better position to attract new business.
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E-Chess-Computer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=None


I-B-M may call it the true beginning of the information age, but a Virginia Tech professor was not impressed with Sunday's chess victory by the Deep Blue computer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Sunday;


The six game match came to a surprising end when world champion Garry
(Kas-PAR-ov) Kasparov resigned after 19 moves.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Jim Glanville teaches chemistry and plays tournament chess.
He says it was bound to happen sooner or later.
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SOT 14:26:23
IN Q=this is just one

(( JIM GLANVILLE/TOURNAMENT PLAYER; THIS IS JUST ONE MORE STEP ALONG THE ROAD, AFTER ALL, TEN YEARS AGO, FIFTEEN YEARS AGO, I LAUGHED AT COMPUTERS THAT TRIED TO BEAT ME, AND CERTAINLY COMPUTERS HAVE BEEN TAKING ME APART FOR TEN YEARS NOW, AND THEN THEY BEGAN TO TAKE APART INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS AND THEN THEY BEGAN TO TAKE APART GRAND MASTERS, SO THIS IS JUST ANOTHER STEP IN THAT TREND.))
SUPER=01-Jim Glanville/Tournament Chess Player;
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OUT Q=in that trend
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Glanville says Deep Blue won thanks to some very talented and very human programers.

ART-AUCTION


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


A new charity in New York reaps the benefits of an all-out art war.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Twenty pieces of impressionist art sparked a bidding war last night at Christie's Auction House that approached near-record levels.
When the dust settled an hour later, nearly 100 million dollars had been spent.
The money will benefit a new charity that supports education, health, family planning, art and public policy.
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E-Kroger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=Kroger


Nothing stands in the way of Kroger's planned transfer of a 250- employee warehouse from West Virginia to Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The West Virginia Supreme Court ruled yesterday the grocery chain CAN consolidate its Kanawha (kuh-NAH-wuh) County operation.
That cancelled a temporary injunction issued last week which would have blocked the move for at least 60 days.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


A lower court now has 14 days to hold a hearing on a PERMANENT injunction to stop the move.

Blue


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-5)
GRAPHIC=Baseball


William Byrd came from 3 runs down to secure its sixth straight Blue Ridge regular season title by beating Salem.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans;


Salem jumped out to a 3-nothing lead. The Spartans get two of those in their first at bat. Jeff Akers singles in Ricky Eubanks from third and Salem was rolling.
But Byrd came back. Steve Ragland gets things started with this one bagger that plates Tommy Chambers and Salem's lead was cut to 2.
SUPER=34-William Byrd/5/Salem/3;


Ross Blankenship brings in the eventual game winner. His basehit scores two runs and William Byrd takes the 5-3 victory.
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Jeff


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S6-6)
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL B'BALL


Jefferson Forest clinched the Seminole regular season crown last night, as well.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Moneta/Cavaliers vs. Golden Eagles; :00


Chris English hits the single to score Jay Johnston and give the Cavs 3 runs in the first inning.
Golden Eagles Jeremy Haymore hits a shot through short that gets Jason Morgan home to make it 3-to-1.
Then Cavs Dallas Gray lays down the perfect bunt. The catcher makes a nice play, but the first baseman can't get a handle on it and Danny Gaertner scores.
The Cavs would get five more in the SUPER=34-Jefferson Forest/12/Staunton

River/5; inning - Kevin Wright drives in two on this bases loaded single that plates Johnston and Nick Mistretta.
The Cavs win the game 12 to 5, and the district crown.
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Knicks


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of VB97-1)
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


One more win is all the New York Knicks need to advance to the Eastern Conference championship.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG - Game 4;


Alonzo Mourning clears the lane and throws down the reverse slam.
But John Starks was the man of the night for the Knicks as he scored a
SUPER=32-Miami/76/New York/89/Knicks Lead 3-to-1;

game high 21 points on an array of shots to give the Knicks the hard fought 89-to-76 win.
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2-Education


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#field
GRAPHIC=raising the bar


The idea of raising educational standards in Virginia's public schools is hardly one to argue with.
But the method for doing so has sparked plenty of controversy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


The proposed new standards of accreditation would require more-- and tougher-- academic courses.
For many students, that will mean less time for electives in vocational training and classes such as art and music.
While most people agree higher standards are needed, critics of the proposals worry they're too much, too fast.
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SOT 21;30:25
IN Q=

((WILLIAM ASBURY/PULASKI CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I THINK WE ALL EMBRACE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TO RAISE STANDARDS. I DO BELIEVE IT WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE IF WE DID IT IN A PROGRESSIVE FASHION WITH A STRONG FOUNDATION PROGRAM THAT GRADUALLY WORKS ITS WAY INTO THE UPPER GRADES. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Asbury/Pulaski Co. School Supt.;
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OUT Q=the upper grades.
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Stretcher-Race


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


Start your engines...or rather your stretcher.
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VO-NAT

05:01:08 06:17:03
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI;


The 18th annual "Great Stretcher Race" kicked off National Hospital Week in Detroit, Michigan.
The stretchers in this annual event looked a bit different from the ones (----------------) found in an ambulance.