12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Court-martial proceedings are on hold for the nation's first female B-52 pilot.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a former Virginia Tech/ future N-F-L player will spend the weekend behind bars.
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TALENT=Patrick
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The frontal zone is moving a little too slow, but will gradually clear out of here this afternoon. Sunshine for much of this week, that and a big doubleheader for the Avalanche in sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around News 7 at NOON is next. Noon-open
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 97-37)
GRAPHIC=Education


Bedford County school officials say they need at least a million dollars to pay teachers and other bills by the end of June.
But the county's Board of Supervisors refused to bail out the school board.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


This is the third straight year supervisors were asked to rescue the school system, which is finishing the fiscal year more than two MILLION dollars in the red.
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((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM... A LITTLE HUNGRIER.))
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VO-NAT


Supervisors want the school board to take the money it needs out of a fund it had set aside for school construction.
The school board will make a decision at its meeting Thursday night.
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P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
SS=rke city seal


Roanoke City Council member now have two more weeks before they have to make a final vote on the controversial salary hikes for council members and the mayor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The vote on whether to give Mayor David Bowers a 28- percent raise and council members a pay hike of 14- percent WAS scheduled to be taken yesterday.
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SOT 11:07:25
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WANT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE. THE QUESTION I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ASK THEMSELVES IS... 'WHAT PAY SHOULD THE MAYOR, THE COUNCIL, AND THE TOP ADMINISTRATORS GET. ))
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VO-NAT


Bowers comments came during a demonstration outside the municipal building.
Some Roanokers think city officials have gone too far with this pay increase proposal.
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SOT 2:31:47
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((BISHOP SPENCER MANNS/UPSET RESIDENT: PUT THEM ON THE SANITATION TRUCKS. LET THEM DUMP SOME OF THAT TRASH DAY BY DAY. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE AN INKLING TO WHAT THE POLICE, CITY WORKERS AND FIREMAN AND ALL OF THE CITY WORKERS GO THROUGH. THEY'RE MAKING THEMSELVES FAT CATS. ))
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VO-NAT


Council promises to vote on the salary increases June second.
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E-Brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Brown


His activities on the football field earned the former Virginia Tech star a spot with the Baltimore Ravens.
But his activities OFF the field earned Cornell Brown a weekend in jail.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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SUPER=01-Jonathan Nelson/Victim; :09
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Defendant; :24
SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney; :56
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((It was one side's word against another... Jonathan Nelson saying he had no doubt Cornell Brown hit him during an altercation in front of Squires Student Center.

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(( JONATHAN NELSON/VICTIM; I SAW HIM COME DOWN OVER MY SHOULDER AND THEN HE HIT MY HEAD AND I WENT DOWN
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Brown said he didn't hit anyone. On the stand he admitted he took a swing at someone, but said he didn;t know who.

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((PROSECUTOR; DID YOU TRY TO HIT THE PERSON CORNELL BROWN; YES I DID PROSECUTOR; SO YOU DID TRY TO HIT HIM IS THAT CORRECT? BROWN; YES ))
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The judge found Brown guilty, sentencing him to 30 days in jail, with all but two suspended.
Afterwards, Nelson and Hilliard Sumner, another alleged victim who testified, had this to say.

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((TWO TO GO, WE'RE PLEASED, THAT'S ALL ))
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Brown had no comment on the verdict.

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((question; Do you think the judge was fair? Brown; It's the law. ))
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((BILL cleaveland/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF THERE WERE INCONSISTENCIES, THEY WERE ON THE PROSECUTIONS SIDE, AND IN CASES LIKE THAT REASONABLE DOUBT IS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE DEFENDANT. WE'RE DISAPPOINTED ))

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cleaveland says Brown will NOT appeal. He'll probably serve his sentence this weekend, Eric Earnhart, News 7))

FLINN-COURT


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


The court-martial of Air Force Lieutenant Kelly Flinn has been delayed, while the Pentagon decides whether or not to proceed in light of her request to resign with an honorable discharge.
It's a waiting game now at Minot Air Force base that adds just one more twist to this saga.
Liz Mullen reports from Minot.
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11:30 UPDATE WINDOW
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((

That is true. Nothing about the court marshall of the nation's first female B-52 pilot is normal. First lieutenant Kelly Flinn looked brave as she headed into a different kind of combat alongside her attorney Frank Spinner. Spinner is hoping for a continuance.
SUPER: Frank Spinner, Defense Attorney
SOT: 14 or 15 after "Until the second of June because they can consider the

trial preparations."
NARR: But now, a delay to the delay.
SUPER: Maj. Joe Lamarca, Air Force Spokesman
SOT: "This is standard procedure. We have to wait for Washington before the

court marshall can proceed."
NARR: And still no official word from Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall on whether or not Flinn's resignation with an honorable discharge will be granted -- though sources say it is unlikely. The woman who was described in 1996 performance reviews as an incredibly sharp professional warrior now sits a stone's throw away from the B-52's that made her famous. This warrior now charged with adultery, lying about it, then disobeying a direct order to break off the relationship that got her into trouble.
Liz Mullen, CBS News, Minot, ND.))

Ok-trial


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


A key F-B-I chemist is back on the stand today at the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, Steven Burmeister (BUR-my-stur) provided the first scientific testimony directly linking suspect Timothy McVeigh to bomb materials.
Burmeister testified that he found explosives residue on clothes Mcveigh was wearing when he was arrested 75 minutes after the blast.
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Petty


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


Long- time Lynchburg commonwealth's attorney Bill Petty says he will seek another term, this time as a Republican.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Petty had run as an Independent as the city's top prosecutor the last 16 years.
But he's switching because of recent accomplishments by the Allen administration in the areas of juvenile justice, abolition of parole and the commonwealth's right to appeal.
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SOT 2:22:05
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY I'M PROUD TO BE HERE WITH ALL MY GOOD FRIENDS BOTH HERE IN LYNCHBURG AS WELL AS IN RICHMOND, TO ANNOUNCE THAT AS I SEEK RE- ELECTION THIS YEAR, I WILL DO SO ON THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.))
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VO-NAT


Petty was joined today by the G-O-P's gubernatorial candidate Jim Gilmore, and attorney general hopefuls Ken Stolle and Jerry Kilgore.
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P-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=bramblett


Possible evidence of other crimes could be brought to light if jurors find Earl Bramblett guilty of murdering Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two little girls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/July 1996;


Bramblett was once a suspect in the 19-77 disappearance of two 14- year- old girls. He was questioned but never formally accused of killing them.
In 19-84, he WAS tried- -but found NOT guilty- -of sexually molesting the 10- year- old sister of one of his employees.
Those cases could come up when Bramblett is tried for arson and murder next month.
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E-Murder-Arrests


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Murder investigation


Two 18- year- old suspects in last week's murder in Appomattox County could be back in the state as early as today.
Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick were arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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VO-NAT
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Last week, the body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found in the James River near Bent Creek.
Crider had been shot in the head.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The two men were wanted in connection with two armed robberies earlier this month near Lynchburg.
Sheriff Wilson Staples says evidence from the men's car and statements they gave police implicated them in Crider's murder.

Lindbergh-flight


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


Seventy years after Charles Lindbergh's historic flight across the Atlantic, a Texas businessman is re-tracing the route.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Farmington, NY;


Bill Signs took off this morning from Long Island, New York, and is headed to Paris.
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In 19-27 Lindbergh became the the first person to fly, solo non-stop across the Atlantic.
Signs is attempting the 22 hour flight without the modern convenience of auto pilot.
But he does have his own web site, to allow kids to follow his progress.
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P-Lowe's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Lowe's Hardware Store is facing a lawsuit from another victim of last year's outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/November 1996;


Jonathan East says he "came in close proximity" to vapors from a hot tub display at Lowe's in Christiansburg last October.
He was hospitalized and nearly died.
East says he's now "totally disabled," and has had to close his business.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Montgomery County resident is asking two million dollars in damages.
An earlier claim filed by John Allen Kirk is set for trial in November.

E-Lobster-Free


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


One Roanoke family turned a trip to the grocery store into a rescue mission.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Marrianne Morse and her son Stephen picked-up Larry the lobster from a nearby Rack and Sack food store.
The family bought the 20- year- old lobster for 100 dollars after reading about it in the local newspaper.
They overnighted Larry to New Hampshire.
There, a member of the group PETA (PEE-ta) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals--will drive the lobster to Maine.
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((MARRIANE MORSE: SO MANY TIMES DURING THE DAY OR DURING YOUR LIFE, YOU GET ALL TIED-UP IN LITTLE THINGS THAT DON'T MEAN A LOT AND IT'S JUST KIND OF A NEAT RELEASE TO THINK, "I CAN REALLY DO SOMETHING FOR THIS LITTLE LOBSTER AND PUT HIM BACK IN AND HOPEFULLY HE'LL FIND SOME SONS, AUNTS AND SISTERS OR SOMETHING IN MAINE.))
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VO-NAT


Once in Maine, Larry will be released in an area where fishing is prohibited.
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Safe-Book


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


It's something women usually only consider if they're out alone late at night--
Or perhaps if they've been the victims of crime.
But Kimberly McBroom tells us that safety is something women should always keep in mind.
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SUPER=01-Tanya Metaksa/Author;
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(( It's often hard to watch the news, or read the paper without seeing stories about violent acts against women.
And the U-S Justice Department reports 60- percent of female murder victims are killed by someone they knew.
Tanya Metaksa is the founder of the National Rifle Association's women's safety program.
She has written a self- protection manual for women, entitled, "Safe, Not Sorry."
And she joins us now to talk more about that. Questions:
(Tanya, what sorts of things can women do every day to protect themselves?)

(Even if a woman is not armed, what can she do to fight off an attacker?)



(What about women who are victims of domestic abuse, what advice do you have

for them?)
That's about all the time we have right now.
Thanks so much for joining me today, Tanya.
Some good advice on ways to keep safe, Melanie.)) WEATHER
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Jenfab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Business News


Keeping an existing business in town will pay big dividends for the Alleghany Highlands.
The region's economic development authority says Jenfab (jen-FAB), a metal machining and fabricating company, will expand into the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
The move will increase Jenfab's workforce to nearly 50 people, and open up other land in the park for development.

Fed-Reserve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=interest rates


The financial markets are focused on Washington today as the federal Reserve discusses whether to raise interest rates for the second time this year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

11:07:28
The Board began meeting at nine this morning and is expected to announce a decision shortly after TWO.
There are few signs of inflation, and the experts are NOT sure what to expect.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of CL-97)
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE/HILLCATS


The warm weather could NOT melt the Avalanche last night as they smoked the Hillcats in a double header.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche;


Vincente Garcia's blast to deep left field bounces off the fence and brings in the ninth run of the night for Salem.
The Avalanche then chased Garcia home in the bottom of the fifth as Salvador Duverge's fielders' choice to short makes it 13-to-3.
SUPER=37-Lynchburg/3/Salem/18;


Then Gilbert Vidal hits the ball over the left field fence for a three run homer.
Salem wins game one 18-to-3.
The Avalanche sweeps the doubleheader with a 5-to-3 win in the secod game.
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NBA


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


It was a victory dance for the Jazz as they beat the Rockets in game one of the N-B-A's western conference finals.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/TNT;:00


The Jazz takes control early.
But Hakeem Olajuwan was a one man wrecking crew in this game for the Rockets. He scored 18 in the first half.
Karl Malone would hold his own inside with the big hoop over Charles Barkley.
And the Utah Jazz bench has been tough. Bryan Russell with the steal and
SUPER=32-Houston/86/Utah/101/Game One;

the breakaway layin. Utah wins game one 101 to 86.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-3)
GRAPHIC=STANLEY CUP


In Stanley cup action,
The Red Wings beat the Avalanche last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Avalanche vs. Red Wings; :00


The score was tied in the third when Vyacheslav Kozlov took the puck off the assist from Sergei Federov and Doug Brown and beat Patrick Roy with the eventual game winner.
Kozlov had two goals and the Red SUPER=31-Colorado/1/Detroit/2/Red Wings

Lead 2-to-1; Wings now have a 2 games to one advantage over Colorado.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=king family golf


44 captains choice teams took advantage of a beautiful day to help out junior golf at the first annual King Family Memorial golf tournament.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Money raised from yesterday's event at Blue Hills made it possible for the club to award Greg Austin with a two- thousand- dollar scholarship to further his education.
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((GREG AUSTIN/KING FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Greg Austin/King Family Scholarship Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Johnny King/Blue Hills Pro; :09
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...IN THE FUTURE."
ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=HOLD LOGO


They hope to fund as many as four scholarships in the future.

Southeast-Stories2


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=southeast stories


Coming up on News 7 at Six and Eleven-- part two of Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The last 40 years have brought major changes, and left a legacy of neglect in southeast Roanoke.
But some observers believe attitudes outside of the neighborhood are just as destructive.
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((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IF ATTITUDES THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD CHANGE, THAT COULD BE THE BEST FUTURE THAT SOUTHEAST COULD EVER EXPECT.))
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take Southeast Promo Board-essC
Joe Dashiell continues his series with a look at some of the neighborhood's biggest challenges, both inside and out.
That's tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
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DINO-PREMIERE


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


Dinosaurs are roaring back to life only this time there are no fences and they're not in a park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hollywood/Last Night;


Last night in Hollywood, a dino-size premiere for the most anticipated movie of the blockbuster summer season.
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OUT Q=(movie clip, ROAR, RUN, SCREAM.)
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VO-NAT


"The Lost World" roars into theatres Friday. (----------------)