12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A company that improves the air quality in buildings will breathe new life into a vacant Buena Vista factory.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a deadly fire rips through a Pennsylvania nursing home leaving several people dead and injured.
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TALENT=Patrick


Another quick moving front is on the way, and that may spark a shower or two. I'll have all the forecast details, plus a look at the O's who are on a roll in the Majors.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

Blue-Bird


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-33)
GRAPHIC=NONE


A historic agreement between local governments is breathing new life into the Blue Bird Bus plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


Blue Bird used to be one of the area's largest employers.
Now Des Champs (day-SHOMS) Laboratories will join with Buena Vista, Lexington, and Rockbridge County to buy the facility.
SUPER=03-Natural Bridge Station/File Tape;


The locally owned company will move some of its air control systems work to the plant.
The purchase is hailed as a great example of regional cooperation.
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SOT 14:41:38
IN Q=The total

((DAVID CLEPPINGER/THE ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP: THE TOTAL SALE PRICE OF THE BUILDING IS TWO POINT SIX FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FROM BLUE BIRD. OF WHICH DES CHAMPS LABORATORIES WILL PAY ONE POINT EIGHT FIVE MILLION AND WE'LL PAY 800 THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-David Cleppinger/The Rockbridge Partnership;
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OUT Q=800- thousand.
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VO-NAT


The local governments involved each have a stake in a new industrial park going on part of the site.
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SOT 14:25:21
IN Q=We actually

((BOB BERKSTRESSER/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN.: WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES RIGHT NOW THAT DO HAVE WATER AND SEWER THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND THIS WAS A PARCEL THAT WE COULD PUT TOGETHER QUICK AND PUT SOMEBODY IN AN EXISTING BUILDING.))
SUPER=01-Bob Berkstresser/Rockbridge Co. Supervisor;
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OUT Q=existing building.
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VO-NAT


The move should help Des Champs (day-shoms) increase its area workforce to almost 400 people.
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E-BEDFORD-SCHOOLS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Bedford County


The question of whether the Bedford County Board of Supervisors will bail out the school board remains unanswered.
Andrew Freiden reports on last night's meeting.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Robert Bashore/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :02
SUPER=03-Bedford; 12
SUPER=01-Robert Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :23
SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :50
SUPER=01-William Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; 1:05
SUPER=@Andrew2; 1:20
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SOT 8:42:36

((ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD SUPERVISORS: FORTUNATELY FOR THE CITIZENS OF BEDFORD, WE HAVE A MUCH BETTER SCHOOL SYSTEM THAN WHAT WE'RE PAYING FOR. ))
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OUT Q=APPLAUSE


Now the school board is paying for three years of operating in the red.
It's asking the Board of Supervisors for 2.2 million dollars that it needs to finish out the fiscal year.
SOT8:25:14
IN Q=

((ROBERT CROUCH: I WITNESSED A PUBLIC HEARING-- THE LARGEST I'VE EVER SEEN IN THE COUNTY AND THE MESSAGE WAS CLEAR... ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THIS MONEY. ))
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SOT 8:11:42
IN Q=

((WHAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM...CAN YOU ANSWER THAT? I THINK TRADITION... ))
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OUT Q=


The Fiscal year ends July 1st.
And the school board is 500 thousand short of what it need to pay June salaries--
And that leaves nothing to pay the other bills.
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SOT 8:11:42
IN Q=

((DALE WHEELER/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: THE WAY I SEE IT RIGHT NOW, I DON'T HAVE 2.1 MILLION DOLLARS... ))
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OUT Q=


One concrete decision was made--
The county and the school board will move towards a CENTRALIZED PURCHASING SYSTEM.
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SOT
IN Q=

((WILLIAM ROLFE/COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: STATE CODE SAYS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS TO APPROVE ALL PURCHASES AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO ISSUE CHECKS UNLESS THERE'S A PURCHASE ORDER THAT'S APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.
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OUT Q=


The Board of Supervisors put off the final budget decision until next monday night.
That's when they'll decide whether or not to bail the school system out this year, and how much it will allocate for next year's budget.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Bedford County.))

E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg residents still have to bag-it and tag-it so their garbage will be collected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Council member Robert Garber's been fighting to get rid of the trash tag system, claiming it's a financial burden on elderly and low-income residents.
Garber says the city can easily afford to offer free trash collection.
He tried to bring the issue to a vote during last night's council meeting.
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SOT 10:14:04
IN Q=Will you be

(( ))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=picked up free.
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VO-NAT


But most council members said before they voted, they wanted more information about how much it would cost the city to get rid of the trash tags.
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SOT 10:33:40
IN Q=I certainly do not

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=down the line.
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VO-NAT


By a 5 to 2 vote, council voted to table the trash tag issue until next month.
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PA-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Seven elderly people are feared dead in an overnight fire at a Pennsylvania nursing home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Harveys Lake, PA;


Fire investigators say three bodies have been recovered and four more are missing and presumed trapped under the rubble.
Firefighters worked through the night to put out the flames.
The two-story building was home to 21 residents.
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SOT
IN Q=IT'S HARD--

((AMY MINER/EMERGENCY SERVICE DIRECTOR IT;S A HARD DISASTER TO COVER BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE LED RICH, FULL LIVES AND BE DISRUPTED BY FIRE AND THEN TO HAVE FAMILY MEMBERS STANDING BY HOPING TO HEAR GOOD NEWS ABOUT THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Amy Miner/Emergency Service Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q= ABOUT THEM.
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VO-NAT


At least 12 people were sent to the hospital, some with serious burns.
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P-C'burg-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-24
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


An 18- year- old girl from Floyd died after her car collided with a truck loaded with cinderblocks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Lesa Dawn Hubbard was exiting Interstate-81 onto Route EIGHT in Christiansburg.
Police say she pulled out in front of a Marshall Concrete truck and was hit broadside in the driver's door.
The driver of the truck was not injured.
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wipe wipe wipe

P-81-Wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-19

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Just moments earlier-- a tractor trailer loaded with lumber overturned on I- 81 in Christiansburg.
The driver was pinned between the cab and the guardrail--
Rescue personnel say his injuries are not life-threatening.
One northbound lane between exits 114 and 118 was closed for cleanup.
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OK-trial


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


A locksmith is back on the witness stand at the Oklahoma City bombing trial, testifying about a KEY piece of evidence.
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VO-NAT

4:26;04
Yesterday, he told jurors that a key found in an alley near the bombed out Murrah Federal building fits the Ryder truck used in the blast.
According to government witness Michael Fortier, suspect Timothy McVeigh parked a getaway car in that alley.
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NATO-Russia


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


In Moscow, all night talks between Russian and NATO officials have produced an agreement on NATO'S expansion into Eastern Europe.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moscow;


No details are being released, and the agreement still must be approved by the 16 NATO countries, but both sides are praising the pact.
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SOT

10:12:38
IN Q=

((JAVIER SOLANA/NATO SECRETARY-GENERAL: THAT WITHOUT ANY DOUBT WE WILL OPEN A NEW.... AND FOR THE STABILITY OF OUR COUNTRY. ))
SUPER=01-Javier Solana/NATO Secretary-General;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of our country.
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VO-NAT


Moscow has been bitterly opposed to NATO expansion, which would offer membership to former Soviet-bloc nations.
Yeltsin has said he plans to sign an accord with NATO in Paris on May 27th.
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KING-RIFLE


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


Testing begins today on the rifle believed to have killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Providence, RI;


A team of experts at the University of Rhode Island will exam James Earl Ray's hunting rifle to determine once and for all if it's the weapon that killed King in 19-68.
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SOT
IN Q=these are

(( ROBERT HATHAWAY/UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND CRIMINALIST: THERE ARE THREE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF OUR TESTS: POSITIVELY YES, NO OR INCONCLUSIVE." ))
SUPER=01-Robert Hathaway/University of RI Criminalist;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=inconclusive.
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VO-NAT


Ray confessed to the assassination and avoided a death sentence, but recanted days later.
He's serving a 99-year prison term and has been fighting for a new trial.
The King family is backing that effort.
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Rail-Safety


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


Trying to beat the train is a bad idea -- and the consequences are too often deadly.
That's the message behind the new "Highways or Dieways" campaign that kicked off today in Washington.
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SOT
IN Q=you chose
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=of your life.
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VO-NAT


The government, the railroad industry and the group "Operation Lifesaver" are behind the graphic T-V spots designed to shock people into being safe at rail crossings.
Nearly one-thousand people die every year in accidents on the nation's railroad tracks.
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E-Mission-Expansion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=None


Some neighbors of Roanoke's Rescue Mission say it's time for the center to look elsewhere as it plans to expand to include women with drug problems-
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Members of the Southeast
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission of Roanoke; :17
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :29
SUPER=01-Richard Nichols/Southeast Action Forum; :46
SUPER=07-Caroline Camilleris; :56
SUPER=07-Lenora Williams; 1:14
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7

(( Members of the Southeast Action Forum aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet for the center for drug- addicted mothers.
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SOT tape 1 9:36:56

((THIS ISN'T FAIR. ROANOKE COUNTY'S NOT TAKING CARE OF ANYBODY. I HAVEN'T HEARD A SINGLE THING THAT THEY'RE TAKING CARE OF, EXCEPT TO SEND THEM TO SOUTHEAST. ))
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SOT TAPE 2 11:17:55

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: RIGHT NOW, IN ROANOKE, THERE ARE 4,000 WOMEN WHO ARE LIVING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHO ARE CHEMICALLY ADDICTED. THEY'RE ALREADY HERE. ))
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Sylvester- Johnson says the shelter would be for women taking part in a year- long residential recovery program.
She says there are NO plans for additional TRANSIENT beds.
But residents feel the shelter already has more than it, or the neighborhood, can handle.
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SOT tape 2 10:27:03

((RICHARD NICHOLS/SOUTHEAST ACTION FORUM PRESIDENT: WE'VE GOT A BIG PROBLEM DOWN THERE WITH WHAT I CALL DERELICTS, OR THE HOMELESS PEOPLE, AND THE WINO'S. BECAUSE THEY'RE URINATING ON PEOPLE'S PROPERTY. THEY'RE THROWING TRASH AND STUFF AROUND. I MEAN, IT'S JUST GOTTEN OUT OF HAND. ))
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SOT tape 2 10:30:01

((CAROLINE CAMILLERIS: I DON'T WANT ROANOKE CITY TO BE A MAGNET FOR THESE KIND OF PEOPLE. I WANT TO KEEP IT NICE. ))
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SOT tape 3 11:24:44

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION OF ROANOKE: YOU DON'T BUILD A RESCUE MISSION TO DRAW PEOPLE IN CRISIS. YOU BUILD A RESCUE MISSION BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE IN CRISIS. ))
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Still, southeast residents want it someplace else.
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SOT tape 2 10:20:29

((LENORA WILLIAMS: I FEEL LIKE IT'S A BURDEN ON SOUTHEAST. I THINK SOUTHEAST DESERVES BETTER, AND WE COULD BE BETTER. ))
RUNS=:06


But both sides differ on just how to make that happen.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

E-Galaxy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


A neighborhood grocery store is vacating its southeast Roanoke location to make way for a new Revco.
Some residents are NOT ready to see the Ninth Street Galaxy go.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Owners of the grocery store are still waiting for the final word from their landlord.
But a spokesman for the Revco drug store chain confirms it plans to build a new store on the site.
Residents of the neighborhood say they're not happy with the news.
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SOT 12:05:26
IN Q=Something needs to be said

((THOMAS TEETER/SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE SAID. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. THEY TALK ABOUT NEIGHBORHOODS STAYING TOGETHER. WELL, THIS IS THE LINCHPIN OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Teeter/Southeast Roanoke Resident;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=of this neighborhood.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Owners of the Ninth Street Galaxy would like to relocate, but finding another site in southeast Roanoke will be difficult.
The new drugstore could open as early as February of next year.

E-Nickens


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Nickens


Harry Nickens is not ready to leave his seat on the Roanoke County board of supervisors.
The Vinton Democrat announced yesterday he'll seek his party's nomination for another four-year term.
Nickens has some opposition for the nomination, from Vinton pharmacist David Chopski.

E-Autumn-Lane


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


He violated the city's soil and erosion ordinances and now a Roanoke Developer owes the city one thousand dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 8;


The city had filed CRIMINAL charges against Phillip Bane for failing to bring his 11-home project up to code.
Bane is in the process of developing the property on Autumn Lane.
This was his second trip to court.
In his November trial Bane was fined one thousand dollars with NINE hundred of that suspended.
Yesterday the judge reimposed that fine stating Bane had failed to keep the property up to code.
Bane was also fined 50-dollars each for a covered storm drain and violating a stop work order.
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P-Ridgetops


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County seal


Green ridge tops, not greenbacks, were on the minds of some Roanoke County officials..as they chose the environment over new businesses.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Thanks to a 45- thousand dollar gift from an un-named donor, the county plans to acquire 34 acres of land atop Green Ridge... to preserve its natural beauty.
Officials say this is just the first piece of property they hope to buy for the Ridgetop Protection Plan.
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SOT 14:00:22
IN Q=We in Roanoke

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISOR'S CHAIRMAN: WE IN ROANOKE COUNTY, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND THE STAFF ARE GOING TO WORK THROUGH THIS AS BEST WE CAN TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE A LOOK, A CONCERTED LOOK TO EACH RIDGE LINE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors' Chairman;
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OUT Q=throughout the county
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VO-NAT


The deal to purchase the Green Ridge property could be finalized by the end of the month.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-57/59/NW 3mph/29.90r/93/1956/38/1996;
SUPER=301-62/44/Variable 6mph/29.90f/92/1956/40/1928;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Variable Clouds/& Showers/50-54/Partly Sunny/& Cooler/64-68;
SUPER=331-Variable Clouds/& Showers/52-55/Partly Sunny/& Cooler/67-72;
SUPER=332-Cloudy/Scattered Showers/46-50/Partly Cloudy/Showers/60-64;
SUPER=333-Variable Clouds/& Showers/46-50/Partly Sunny/& Cooler/58-62;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/Scattered Showers/42-46/Partly Cloudy/Showers/56-60;
SUPER=X5001;



DSC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 597-14)
GRAPHIC=DSC


Three-million dollars worth of confidence-
That's what G-E Capital has just invested in a Roanoke Company.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Data Systems Consulting has a growing share of corporate clients, mostly in the life insurance industry.
The software development company has designed programs that put thousands of insurance forms on a single disk, saving field agents storage space and time.
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SOT 11:57:33
IN Q=There's

((RUSS ELLIS/DSC PRESIDENT AND CEO: THERE'S MORE THAN JUST ONE OF US. THERE ARE A LOT OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES THAT ARE WELL HIDDEN IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE VALLEY. AND I THINK THAT ONE OF THE LARGEST POINTS THAT I WANT TO DRAW IS THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE IN THE SILICON VALLEY TO DEVELOP WORLD CLASS SOFTWARE.))
SUPER=01-Russ Ellis/DSC President and CEO;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=world class software.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


D-S-C began the year with 18 employees.
By the end of the year it expects that number to grow to 40.

Bulls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nba playoffs


The Bulls decided it was time to end it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/TNT-Bulls;


The Chicago team closed out their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with a 107 to 92 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Michael Jordan poured in 24 points for the Bulls.
Scottie Pippen and Steve Kerr each chipped in with 15 points for
Chicago SUPER=32-Chicago/107/Atlanta/92/;

and bad boy Dennis Rodman chalked up 12 points, and nine rebounds before being ejected after drawing two technical fouls.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


The Bulls will now face the winner of the New York-Miami series in the Eastern Conference finals.
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Sonics


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The Seattle Supersonics saved themselves from elimination last night as the Rockets had them on their home court down 3-games to 1.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/TNT - Game 5; :00


Clyde Drexler takes the rock to the hole on the drive to get the Rockets on the board in the fourth quarter.
But by then it was too late. The Sonics got a great effort for Peyton, Kemp,
Hawkins and solid bench play from SUPER=32-Seattle/100/Houston/94/Rockets Lead

3-to-2; Terry Cummings, as the Sonics force game six Thursday in Seattle.
Seattle takes the 100 to 94 win.
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Blazers


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=NBA


Another team made a coaching change in the N-B-A last night as the Portland Trailblazers tapped Mike Dunleavy to replace P.J. Carlesimo.
Dunleavy has had little success lately, his four teams in Milwaukee each had losing seasons.
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SOT
IN Q="The reason...

((MIKE DUNLEAVY/NEW BLAZERS HEAD COACH: THE REASON I'M HERE IS BECAUSE I WANT TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. IT'S BEEN MY GOAL AS A PLAYER, AS A COACH. ANYBODY WHO KNOWS ME KNOWS THAT I'M PERSISTENT, UM, NOBODY'S GOING TO WORK ANY HARDER THAN I'M GOING TO WORK.))
SUPER=01-Mike Dunleavy/New Blazers Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...going to work."
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Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES


The Baltimore Orioles picked up another win yesterday as they improved their American League best record to 25-and-11 with the 7-to-3 win over the A's.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Orioles vs. A's;


B.J. Surhoff was the man last night for the Orioles as he hit a two run double and a two run homer to key the win.
Surhoff also bunted for a single to go 3-for-4 for the game.
SUPER=35-Baltimore/7/Oakland/3;


He has now racked up 11 r-b-i's in his last three games.
The Orioles have now won three in a row.
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Avalanche-Hillcats

2-shot


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


Rain postponed last night's Avalanche/Hillcats match up.
They'll play a double header in Lynchburg tonight.

3-Education


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


With new Standards of Learning set to begin in Virginia's schools next year, teachers are wondering whether THEY will measure up to the higher standards.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


While they're in favor of improving the quality of education, some teachers feel the standards will be too much for some students to handle.
Educators are worried their own performance evaluations will be directly tied to student test scores.
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SOT 2:27:22
IN Q=I can see

((BONNYE NEWTON/MATH TEACHER: I CAN SEE HOW A SITUATION COULD VERY EASILY ARISE THAT TEACHERS FEEL PRESSURED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE TEST- WISE, THAT THEY KNOW THE INFORMATION AND BASICALLY HOW TO PERFORM THE TESTS THAT ARE BEING ASKED ON THE TEST.))
SUPER=01-Bonnye Newton/Math Teacher; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=asked on the test.
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Shopping-Spree


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


It was a child's dream come true yesterday for a seven- year- old California boy.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=(FLAGS RAISED AT START OF SHOPPING SPREE)
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VO-NAT


David Miller won a five- minute shopping spree at Toys R Us on the T-V show "Nickelodeon."
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SOT
IN Q=
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=(people cheering him as he pulls toys off the shelves.)
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VO-NAT


Miller took home about one thousand dollars worth of merchandise.
He said he got lots of rollerblades. (----------------)