12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


Budget problems in the Bedford County school system have some calling for the superintendent's resignation.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And after eight years, a child molestation case against workers at a North Carolina day care center comes to a close.
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TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Plenty of sunshine to go around as we kick off the Memorial Day weekend.
Temperatures working their way back up to a more normal range, in the mid 70s.
Stay tuned for the complete weekend forecast.
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TALENT=Melanie
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-29
GRAPHIC=bedford seal


The debate over who is responsible for Bedford County's school budgetary problems came to a head at last night's school board meeting.
One board member wants the school superintendent suspended and his job performance carefully reviewed.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Bedford County's
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; :19
SUPER=01-Jim Fields/Parent; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/School Superintendent; :45
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:08
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( Bedford County's school teachers will continue to get their paychecks, after the school board voted to borrow a million dollars from its construction fund to cover salaries through the end of the year.
This is the third straight year the school system has finished in the red, and at least one school board member wants to hold the superintendent accountable.
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SOT 10:36:07
IN Q=Suspend Dr. Kent

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SUSPEND DOCTOR KENT WITH PAY PENDING SCHOOL BOARD INVESTIGATION OF HIS PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=performance.


One parent in the crowd at Staunton River High School went beyond that, calling for Dr. Kent's resignation.
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SOT 11:49:29
IN Q=No longer can

((JIM FIELDS/PARENT: NO LONGER CAN WE AFFORD A MANAGEMENT STYLE OF SECRETIVENESS, CALLOUSNESS AND INDIFFERENCE.))
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OUT Q=indifference.


Dr. Kent says he'll resign if the board wants him to... he's willing to accept the blame, though would not say that he deserves it.
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SOT 11:59:51
IN Q=I would assume

((DR. JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I WOULD ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT AND THEN MAYBE THINGS WOULD ALL OF A SUDDEN BE BETTER.))
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OUT Q=be better.
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SOT 12:04:51
IN Q=I'm not sure

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I'M NOT SURE IT'S ALL ENTIRELY DR. KENT'S FAULT, BECAUSE AFTER ALL IT'S THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO HAS OVERSIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY. BUT UNFORTUNATELY IN THESE CASES WE HAVE TO DETERMINE AT WHAT POINT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.))
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OUT Q=is responsible.


That person could be John Kent.
The school board will discuss whether to suspend him during a meeting in June.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

flinn


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


Air Force Lieutenant Kelly Flinn is already thinking about the future after receiving a general discharge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

10:04:55
The lawyer for the nation's first female B-52 bomber pilot says she plans to apply for a waiver that will let her fly for the National Guard,
Yesterday Flinn accepted a general discharge rather than face a court-martial on charges of adultery, lying and disobedience.
Flinn had no comment but her family is talking.
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SOT
IN Q=DUE TO THE

11:0247-59
SUPER=01-Don Flinn, Jr./Flinn's Brother;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=FACTS OF THE CASE..
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Yesterday;

10:07:53
Meantime, Airman Gayla Zigo, the former wife of the man Flinn was involved with, held a press conference yesterday say she's the one who's been victimized by the whole ordeal.
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OK-TRIAL


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


A Ryder Truck employee is back on the witness stand at the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
So far she has NOT identified Timothy McVeigh as the man who rented the truck used in the blast.
McVeigh's Defense is now trying to establish that a SUICIDE bomber set off the blast.
Dave Fehling reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=@File;
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Legal Consultant; :55
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:03
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=CBS News, Denver;

((
TIM MCVEIGH LOOKED AT ONE OF HIS ATTORNEYS AND GAVE HER THE CROSS-YOUR-FINGERS SIGN...
AFTER DAY ONE OF THEIR CASE THAT IF SUCCESSFUL COULD SAVE HIM FROM EXECUTION, THIS IS THE DEFENSE SO FAR.
FIRST, THAT MCVEIGH NEVER RENTED THE RYDER TRUCK IN JUNCTION CITY KANSAS USED TO HAUL THE EXPLOSIVES TO OKLAHOMA CITY.
HIS LAWYERS WILL NOT DENY HE WAS IN TOWN THAT WEEK..THIS MCDONALD'S SECURITY TAPE SHOWS HIM...BUT THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE COUNTER AT THE RENTAL AGENCY ARE CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT THE MAN WHO USED THE ALIAS ROBERT KLING LOOKED LIKE.
KLING BEING THE NAME ON THE RENTAL AGREEMENT.
ONE EMPLOYEE WAS ASKED TO LOOK ACROSS THE COURTROOM... ARE YOU ABLE TO TELL US THAT MR. MCVEIGH IS ROBERT KLING?
NO SHE SAID, I CANNOT.
THEN THERE WAS GRISLY TESTIMONY FROM THE OKLAHOMA CITY MEDICAL EXAMINER.
HE TESTIFIED THAT AFTER TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE MANGLED BODIES OF VICTIMS, THERE IS A BODY PART LEFT OVER...A LEFT LEG.
JOHN WALSH, CBS NEWS LEGAL CONSULTANT: "THE REASON THAT'S IMPORTANT IS THEY'RE STILL CONTINUING TO TRY TO SUGGEST THAT THE ACTUAL BOMBER MAY HAVE BEEN BLOWN UP WITH THE BOMB AND THAT IT WASN'T TIM MCVEIGH."

(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS DENVER

"AND LATER, TESTIMONY IS EXPECTED FROM A SURVIVOR OF THE BLAST WHO SAYS SHE SAW THE RYDER TRUCK MOMENTS BEFORE THE EXPLOSION...AND THAT THE STOCKY, DARK-SKINNED MAN WHO GOT OUT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE TIM MCVEIGH. DF CBS NEWS DENVER.":))

Roanoke-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A man charged with the stabbing death of a romantic rival during a fight was acquitted.
A Roanoke jury deliberated two hours yesterday before returning the NOT guilty verdict in the case of Michael Wells.
Wells testified Anthony Crutchfield started the fight last December and that he was just defending himself.
Prosecutors said Wells was jealous because his longtime girlfriend had been dating Crutchfield.

P-Wythe-Drugs


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=allen


The Wythe County Sheriff's Department welcomed Governor George Allen with open arms yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.


The sheriff got 95-hundred dollars from the sale of assets seized in three different drug busts.
SUPER=04-February 3;


In those busts, Wythe County deputies confiscated two vehicles and nearly five-thousand dollars in cash.
The governor says the county's efforts are helping keep drug dealers out of other parts of the state.
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SOT
IN Q=Their destination

((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THEIR DESTINATION IS NOT NECESSARILY WYTHEVILLE. IT MAY BE ROANOKE IT BE STAUNTON, IT MAY BE CHARLOTTESVILLE OR RICHMOND OR PLACES FURTHER NORTH, AND SO THIS EFFORT MADE BY SHERIFF PIKE AND THE WYTHE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ARE HELPING ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=@Allen
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OUT Q=of Virginia
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VO-NAT


The governor's office says state police have been increasing their efforts to stop drug dealers on interstate highways and major roads.
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LITTLE-RASCALS


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


A high-profile case of alleged child molestation is officially closed in North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Edenton, NC;


State prosecutors this morning dropped all 99 remaining charges against defendants in the Little Rascals day care case.
SUPER=@fILE;


The case dates back to 19-89 when Robert Kelly, his wife and five others were charged with 429 counts of sex abuse against children at their day care facility.
Kelly was convicted and sentenced to life on some of the charges.
But the verdict was overturned on appeal.
Authorities say they are dropping the case on the advice of parents.
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SOT

11:16:24
IN Q=I KNOW...
SUPER=07-Mother of alleged victim;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.
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VO-NAT


The case was North Carolina's longest and most expensive.
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Salem-Minister


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke County minister is facing charges that he molested a 15- year- old female exchange student who was living at his home.
Police say 32- year- old Matthew Todd Atkins has been charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in his care. The incidents allegedly happened between December and this month.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Investigators are searching for a suspect in the murder of a 67- year- old Henry County man.
Sheriff's officials say Governor Taylor Craig was found dead late last night inside his home off Figsboro Road.
He apparently died from gunshot wounds.
Craig's 72- year- old brother, John, was injured during the incident.
Authorities say he's recovering from a blow to the head.

ABORTION-FIRE


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


More possible violence against abortion clinics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Portland, OR;


Fire investigators are calling an early morning fire at a Portland clinic suspicious.
There were no injuries but the fire caused significant damage.
The clinic has been a focal point for anti-abortion protesters for years and had been threatened in recent days.
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E-Sroka


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


Consider the consequences of your actions-
That was the message from a nationally-known educator who stressed unwise sexual activity, violence and drug use can have serious, sometimes fatal, results.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Stephen Sroka (su-ROE-kuh) is an author and consultant to the Centers for Disease Control.
He's a teacher in the Cleveland Public School system- yesterday he spoke to ninth graders at several Roanoke Valley schools.
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SOT
IN Q=If I wanted to sell

((STEPHEN SROKA: IF I WANTED TO SELL A GREASEBURGER, I COULDN'T GO ON TV ONE TIME. I'VE GOT TO GO ON EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND THAT'S OUR CHARGE HERE TO GIVE A CLEAR, CONSISTENT, REPETITIVE MESSAGE ABOUT NOT TO USE, NOT TO DO DRUGS, NOT TO BE VIOLENT.))
SUPER=07-Stephen Sroka;
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OUT Q=to be violent.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Sroka said students must have accurate information and he encouraged them to Just Say No. That's K-N-O-W.

S-Dave-Thomas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=None


Knowledge was also stressed by the man who founded the Wendy's fast food chain.
Dave Thomas spoke to students at Bath County High School about the benefits of education.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Thomas/Wendy's Founder; :12
SUPER=19-Tina Tenret; :21
SUPER=07-David Hooper; :28
SUPER=01-Jessica Schwend/S.A.D.D. Co-President; :37
RUNS=1:06
OUT Q=News 7 Bath County


((Dave Thomas named the chain after his daughter, Wendy, and says he makes square hamburgers to avoid cutting corners.
But Thomas regrets dropping out of high school at 15.
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SOT 14:07:29
IN Q=Stay in school

((DAVE THOMAS/FOUNDER OF WENDY'S: MY MESSAGE WAS TO STAY IN SCHOOL, DO THE RIGHT THINGS, HONESTY AND INTEGRITY, AND YOU CAN DO OR BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO WITHIN THE LAWS OF MAN AND GOD.))
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SOT 14:15:49
IN Q=Thomas also

((TINA TENRET/NEWS 7: THOMAS ALSO SERVED AWARDS TO STUDENT LEADERS FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING. AND IT SEEMS THEY GOBBLED UP HIS MESSAGE.))
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OUT Q=his message
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SOT 14:06:27
IN Q=I think

((DAVID HOOPER/STUDENT: I THINK IT WAS VERY INTERESTING. I THINK IT WAS GREAT THAT WE COULD HAVE A CELEBRITY UP HERE TO SPEAK TO THE KIDS. HE HAS A GREAT INFLUENCE ON EVERYBODY.))
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OUT Q=on everybody


Thomas also cautions against driving drunk.
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SOT 14:05:50
IN Q=We've had

((JESSICA SCHWEND/S.A.D.D. CO-PRESIDENT: WE'VE HAD FRIENDS THAT HAVE DIED IN THESE KINDS OF INCIDENTS AND IT'S VERY TRAGIC SO I THINK KIDS SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS MESSAGE ALSO.))
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OUT Q=also


Thomas was adopted and never knew his birth parents.
He says his adopted grandmother taught him honesty, integrity, and how to run a restaurant.
Thomas is also a national spokesman for adoption.
There's no word yet on when the next Wendy's will hit Bath County, but students say they'd eat there at least twice a week.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Bath County.))

p-James-Fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


Virginia's first regional state fair is expected to bring thousands to Lynchburg this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Fair By the James replaces the FESTIVAL By The James which ran for ten years along the city's riverfront.
Organizers say the regional fair has a lot more to offer and will give attendees a taste of the Virginia State Fair.
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SOT 00:32:34
IN Q=So we developed

((OTIS BROWN/ATLANTIC RURAL EXPO PRESIDENT: SO WE DEVELOPED A CONCEPT.. ..OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.))
SUPER=01-Otis Brown/Atlantic Rural Expo President; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=opportunity to do so.
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VO-NAT


The Fair by the James runs through Monday.
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GROWIN-IT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Community Arboretum at Virginia Western is growing, and the new target audience is kids.
Patrick Evans has more this week on Growin' It.
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SOT
IN Q=Today we're
SUPER=@Patrick1; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :15
SUPER=01-Robert McDuffie/Landscape Architect; :31
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Growin' It.


WEATHER
SUPER=300-67/37/SW 5/30.24F/93/1941/40/1993;
SUPER=301-65/38/S 7/30.26F/94/1941/38/1997;

Forecasts
SUPER=#561;burnt chimney viewernet
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear Skies/Light Winds/45-49/Partly Sunny/& Seasonable/75-80;
SUPER=331-Clear &/Cool/45-49/Partly Sunny/Wind S 10/75-80;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Cool/42-46/Partly/Cloudy/70-75;
SUPER=333-Clear/Skies/38-42/Partly Sunny/Wind S 10/72-76;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/42-46/Partly Cloudy/& Mild/70-75;
SUPER=X5001;


Wagner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-5
GRAPHIC=FFE


News 7 sports has learned that Fred Wagner has been offered the head football coaching job at Liberty high school.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Wagner is currently an assistant football coach at William Byrd.
He was also instrumental as a head coach in turning around Northside's wrestling program before returning to Byrd a few years ago.
Wagner replaces Mike Scharness, who took the head football job at Rustburg.
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Glenvar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Girls basketball


Glenvar high school has named its new girl's head basketball coach.
Bryan Harvey replaces Dennis Layman as the lady Highlanders head coach for next season.
Harvey served as the Glenvar J-V boys and girls coach this past year. Bryan went to Glenvar and then attended Roanoke College.

Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-10)
GRAPHIC=Tech baseball


For the first time since 19-69; the Virginia Tech Hokies have won an N-C-A-A tournament baseball game; beating Southern Cal 3-2 in the South 2 Regional.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL/Hokies vs. Trojans; :00


U-S-C came in ranked 11th in the country.
The Hokies trailed 2-nothing before Matt Reynolds hit a solo homer making the score 2-1.
Then, in the top of the sixth, Barry Gouch connects on this sacrifice fly to right field that brings home a run and ties the game.
In the top of the ninth Reynolds hits a solo homer
SUPER=34-Va. Tech/3/USC/2;

and the Hokies advance to the second round.
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IN Q="i thought

(( ))
SUPER=01-Denny Wagner/Va. Tech Pitcher; :00
SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Va. Tech Coach; :09
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OUT Q=baseball game"
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Bodine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-36
GRAPHIC=Charlotte


Second round qualifying for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 is in the books.
Geoff Bodine did not open a qualifying chapter.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-Wednesday; :00


Bodine spent Wednesday night in the hospital after crashing early in practice.
Bodine was released from Northeast Medical Center yesterday after all of his tests were negative.
SUPER=04-Thursday;


His younger brother Todd Bodine practiced the car yesterday and will drive the Q-V-C Ford Sunday. Todd made the field and will start 42nd.
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E-Artist


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=None


Her work is becoming well-known and she's moving into the movie business.
But for now, Anne Bell is back in the area she calls her inspiration.
Scott Prince has more.
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SOT
IN Q=You might
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Anne Bell/Artist; :12
SUPER=@Scott2; :20
SUPER=04-CBS; :39
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7


((You might not recognize her face.
But if you've lived in Central or Southwestern Virginia for any length of time... you'll probably recognize her artwork.
Clearly, Anne Bell has canvassed this area.
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SOT 5:02:22
IN Q=I hadn't

((ANNE BELL/ARTIST: I HADN'T PLANNED IT. IT JUST HAPPENED. I THINK I'M FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A LIVING DOING SOMETHING I SO ENJOY AND LOVE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=and love


Bell lives in Florida.
But she's spent most of her life in the Roanoke Valley.
She calls the Star City her source of artistic inspiration.
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SOT 5:01:01
IN Q=The beauty

((BELL: THE BEAUTY OF THE MOUNTAINS. THE MAGNIFICENT SKIES AND THE DIFFERENT COLORS THROUGH THE DIFFERENT SEASONS OF THE YEAR. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of the year


In recent years, Bell has branched out artistically.
In fact one of her paintings proved to be crucial to the plot of "True Women"-- a CBS miniseries that aired earlier this week.
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SOT 5:03:08
IN Q=I'm hoping

((BELL: I'M HOPING MY MOVIE CAREER WILL MOVE ON. I HAVE CONTRACTS WITH PRODUCTION COMPANIES NOW. THEY'VE GIVEN ME WORD THAT THEY'LL WORK WITH ME ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS. ))
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OUT Q=continuous basis


But even though Bell is now using a broader brush... she says she'll always exhibit a love for Virginia.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))

Bugs-stamp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# from NET H
GRAPHIC=NONE


The first cartoon U-S postage stamp goes on sale today featuring America's favorite wascally wabbit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hollywood, CA;


The Bugs Bunny stamp was unveiled yesterday at Warner Brother Studios, in California.
Postal officials say the 265 MILLION Bug stamps will be hot commodities.
But some collectors are critical, calling it blatant commercialism. (----------------)