12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Salem's G-E plant announces long anticipated layoffs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And Virginia Tech may be losing its Athletic director to Georgia Tech.
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TALENT=Patrick
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around news 7 at Noon is next.

GE-Layoffs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=GE


It appears a large job cut has begun at the G-E plant in Salem.
The company makes control panels for a variety of industrial uses.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Starlink


Len Besthoff has been speaking with G-E employees this morning.
How many jobs are being eliminated Len?
Live=Len Full/Starlink
SUPER=@len1;
SUPER=06-Salem;
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(Rollcue:hard to take )
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SOT
IN Q=my boss
SUPER=01-John Mushko/GE Employee;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=will be affected
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; :00

Len MIC hot
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RUNS=:16-:20
OUt Q=August first
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Live=Len Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Salem;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Starlink
(Q:What about hourly workers? Are there any cuts coming from their side of the

building?)

OK-TRIAL


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


The jury that convicted Timothy McVeigh of the deadliest act of terror on U-S soil still has a life or death decision to make.
The jurors in the Oklahoma City bombing trial return to court tomorrow to decide if the 29- year- old Gulf War Veteran should pay for the crime with his life.
Jonathan Freed has more from Denver.
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SOT

11:30- Newspath update Window
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=CBS NEWS DENVER.

(( NOW THAT HE HAS BEEN CONVICTED...TIMOTHY MCVEIGH WAITS IN A JAIL CELL IN DENVER. TOMORROW THE JURY BEGINS TO HEAR EVIDENCE THAT WILL HELP THEM DECIDE THE PRICE MCVEIGH MUST PAY FOR THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING. CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN FREED REPORTS.

(LOCATOR:DENVER)



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ONE PHASE OF THE TIMOTHY MCVEIGH TRIAL IS OVER. AFTER DELIBERATING FOUR DAYS A JURY IN DENVER FOUND THE GULF WAR VETERAN...GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS IN THE BOMBING OF THE MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING IN OKLAHOMA CITY.

SOT/JOSEPH HARTZLER/PROSECUTOR



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PROSECUTORS ARE EXPECTED TO CALL RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS. THE DEFENSE COULD EVEN CALL MCVEIGH TO THE STAND TOMORROW WHEN THE SAME JURY THAT CONVICTED MCVEIGH..BEGINS HEARING EVIDENCE IN THE PENALTY PHASE. MCVEIGH FACES POSSIBLE EXECUTION FOR THE EXPLOSION THAT KILLED 168 PEOPLE.

SOT/MARSHA KIGHT/MOTHER OF BOMBING VICTIM

"I don't want Timothy McVveigh to be seen as a martyr. Death seems to be so easy..solitary confinement seems so much better..etc..

(TRACK)(LOCATOR:OKLAHOMA CITY, OK)

YESTERDAY...SOME OF THE RELATIVES AND SURVIVORS OF THE BLAST POURED WATER ON AN ELM TREE NEAR THE MURRAH BUILDING. THE WATER SYMBOLIZED THE TEARS SHED FOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES. ALSO ACCUSED IN THE BOMBING IS TERRY NICHOLS. THE JUDGE WHO IS PRESIDING OVER MCVEIGH'S TRIAL..WANTS NICHOL'S TRIAL TO START AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. TERRY NICHOL'S BROTHER HAS PROBLEMS WITH THE WAY MCVEIGH WAS TRIED.

SOT/JAMES NICHOLS/TERRY NICHOLS BROTHER



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THE PENALTY PHASE OF MCVEIGH'S TRIAL COULD LAST TWO WEEKS.))

WATERSLIDE


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


In northern California, one high school senior is dead and dozens more are injured after a waterslide collapsed at an amusement park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Concord, CA;


Witnesses say the teens ignored the lifeguard's warnings and went down the slide as a group.
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SOT
IN Q=

(((BITE 1:)WE KIND OF HEARD A CRACK AND WE LOOKED UP AND HEARD SOME SCREAMS AND SAW WATER POURING OUT OF THE SLIDE.
(BITE 2)

THERE WAS A SENIOR PRANK. THEY ALL WANTED TO HOLD HANDS BE TOGETHER YOU KNOW. THE GRADUATING CLASS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the graduating class.
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VO-NAT


At least six of the teens are in CRITICAL condition.
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girls-girls-girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-37)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


An undercover police investigation revealed dancers at Girls, Girls, Girls, are revealing a little too much flesh.
The Roanoke nightclub is now facing a number of obscenity charges.
As Andrew Freiden reports the manager of the club is fighting back against the charges.
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SOT
IN Q=he says
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@file; :05 quick
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Atty.; :43
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=news 7


(( He says the city has given them permission to dance nude as long as it is an artistic expression.
Apparently that's how they will fight the case.
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SOT 10:08:25
IN Q=roanoke says

((WELL BECAUSE ROANOKE SAID IT WAS LEGAL. WE HAVE THEIR PERMISSION TO GO NUDE, ARTISTICALLY. THEY HAVE THE STANDARDS, WE JUST FOLLOW THAT. IF THEY HAD A PROBLEM WITH THAT, THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD US A LONG TIME AGO WHEN THEY TOLD US WE COULD DO IT. ok, so you got permission to dance artistically, it's not an entertainment thing. you express yourself artistically? I THINK ART IS A FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT, AS FAR AS JUST GOING IN AND STRIPPING, THERE'S A DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN A STRIP CLUB AND THIS PLACE. )) RUNS=:27
OUT Q=this place


The commonwealth's attorney's office says otherwise-- that the dancers are violating community standards.
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SOT 04:59:01
IN Q=We're talking

((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: WE'RE TALKING COMPLETELY NUDE DANCING AND ALSO ACTIVITIES WHICH INDICATE THAT THEY'RE VIOLATING WHAT WE BELIEVE TO A COMMUNITY STANDARD OF ROANOKE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of Roanoke.


A lawyer for the company says the "Company also wants to try to be a good valley citizen, they believe they're in compliance with all city ordinances and laws."
As of now only the corporate officers and owners of Girls Girls Girls have been charged.
Andrew Freiden News 7.))
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P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-17
SS=rke seal


No pay raise for members of Roanoke's City Council.
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VO-NAT


Calling the controversy "a fiasco," they voted to scrap council raises and scale back increases for top administrators.
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SOT
IN Q=And I am ashamed

((W.H. HIGHFILL: AND I AM ASHAMED OF YOU AND I AM ASHAMED OF MY ALL-AMERICAN CITY.)) ((HELEN HALL: HOW CAN YOU SIT THERE AND SEE THE TEACHERS STRUGGLING TO GET A THREE AND THREE TENTHS PERCENT RAISE. MAYBE IF YOU ALLOTTED LESS TO YOURSELVES AND MORE TO THEM IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT.))
SUPER=07-W. H. Highfill; :00
SUPER=07-Helen Hall; :07
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=would be different.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday's meeting brought another round of criticism from citizens who have protested the proposed raises.
Council members said they heard the message, and hoped their vote would put the issue behind them.
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SOT
IN Q=We made a mistake

((JACK PARROTT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE MADE A MISTAKE. I THINK WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO CORRECT IT NOW. MY FEELING AND MY HOPE IS THAT THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE WILL TAKE IT IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH WE ARE DOING THIS.))
SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/Roanoke City Council;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=we are doing this.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=ROANOKE SEAL


Council scaled back raises for City Manager Bob Herbert and other top administrators to three-point- three percent.
That corresponds to the average raise for other city employees.

Braine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=vt


After almost ten years at the helm of Virginia Tech's athletic department, it appears Dave Braine is moving on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Published reports say Braine has been hired by Georgia Tech.
An official announcement is expected at a one o'clock news conference in Atlanta.
Virginia Tech officials were not available for comment this morning.
Braine came to the University in 19-88.
Under his leadership, Tech's football program achieved national recognition, with three straight bowl bids.
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Campbell-Zoning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net (edit of (97-34)
GRAPHIC=none


A plan to control residential growth in Campbell County is drawing heated criticism from hundreds of residents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape;


The most controversial zoning change would mean land zoned A-1 agricultural could only be sold in parcels of five acres or MORE.
The idea is to limit the number of high- density mobile home parks and subdivisions that strain the county's resources.
The overwhelming majority opposes the plan, claiming the county is forcing people to buy more land than they can afford or maintain.
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SOT 8:00:56
IN Q=You can sit

((FREDA YEATTS/REALTOR: YOU CAN SIT THERE AND PAY TAXES ON IT BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT.)) ((DOTY FITZGERALD: IF YOU DECIDE TO PASS IT WE CAN TAKE IT ABOVE AND BEYOND YOU TO COURT AND I PLAN ON DOING THAT BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR RIGHT TO DECIDE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Freda Yeatts/Realtor;:00 VERY QUICK
SUPER=01-Doty Fitzgerald/Opposes Zoning Changes;:
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=to decide that.
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VO-NAT


The supervisors and the planning commission will have a chance to fine tune these zoning changes during work sessions this summer.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


West Virginia officials are assessing damage today to Watoga State Park near Marlinton in Pocahontas County.
State Division of Natural Resources spokesman Hoy Murphy says no one was injured when rising waters forced people to be moved from cabins yesterday.
Murphy says the park roads and some bridges suffered severe damage.

Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=beyer, don


Don Beyer says he'd love to someday see Virginia become home to a major league baseball team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Lieutenant Governor was in Salem this morning to propose the opening of a state sports office.
Beyer says the Commonwealth is full of sports enthusiasts--
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SOT 10:23:28
IN Q=But Virginia can

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: BUT VIRGINIA CAN CAPITALIZE ON THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF SPORTS, TOO. JUST AS THEY HAVE DONE IN SALEM. IT IS BIG BUSINESS. THERE ARE ENORMOUS OPPORTUNITIES. BUT VIRGINIA NEEDS A COMPETITIVE STRATEGY TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR EXISTING SPORTS ATTRACTIONS AND TO DRAW NEW ONES HERE ALSO. ))
SUPER=@Beyer;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=new ones here also
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VO-NAT


Beyer estimates the office could operate on a half- million dollar budget each year.
As for the location of the office, Beyer says the Roanoke Valley could be a viable site.
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Canada-Elex


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


A close call, but a victory for Canada's governing Liberal Party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Quebec, Canada;


In nationwide balloting yesterday, Canadians narrowly gave the liberals the votes they needed to maintain a majority in Canada's parliament.
Prime Minister Jean Chretien (zhahn kreh-TYEN') barely survived a close race in his own district in Quebec against a strong separatist challenger.
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GM-RECALL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gm


If you own a 19-97 Buick or Cadillac your car may have been recalled by General Motors.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, G-M recalled 85-thousand Buick and Cadillac cars in the U-S and Canada to replace potentially faulty computer modules that control the brake and traction control systems.
The auto maker says the problem has been blamed for six minor crashes.
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E-Halifax-Supers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


The school has yet to be built, but already money is flowing in.
The Old Dominion Electric Cooperative donated 250-thousand-dollars to
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;

Halifax County.
The money is earmarked for a new South Boston community college.
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SOT 10:00:10
IN Q= We have

((PAUL BIENVENUE/OLD DOMINION CO-OP: WE HAVE A FINE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY. THE COUNTY HAS BEEN AN EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION TO WORK WITH. WE FIND OURSELVES VERY COMFORTABLE IN THE COMMUNITY. WE FELT LIKE THIS WAS THE TYPE OF THING WE WANTED TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Paul Bienvenue/Old Dominion Co-Op;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q= to do
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VO-NAT


A new community college could reduce commuting time for Southside Virginia students.
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SOT 10:02:08
IN Q= the expansion project

((CHRIS LUMSDEN, PROJECT CHAIR: THE EXPANSION PROJECT WILL ENHANCE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR COMMUNITY. TWO, IT WILL PROVIDE A LINK TO INDUSTRY WHICH WILL STIMULATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. AND THREE, IT WILL ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Chris Lumsden/Project Chair;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q= in our community
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Plans for the new community college have been two years in the making.

Booker-March


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-25)
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the first nine years of his life nineteenth Century educator Booker T. Washington called a Franklin County plantation home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


When he and his family were given their freedom at the end of the Civil War, they WALKED 250 miles to Malden, West Virginia.
A 20th Century admirer is roughly re-tracing those footsteps this month.
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In Q=the key

from pkg ((THE KEY TO BEING FREE AND TO BEING IN A FREE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY WAS EDUCATION. AND SO HE WAS A PART OF THAT WHOLE ERA, BUT HE REALLY EPITOMIZES THAT EFFORT.))
SUPER=01-Joseph Bundy/Booker T. Washington Scholar
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=that effort.
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VO-NAT


Booker T. Washington went on to earn a P-h-D and founded Tuskegee Institute.
Bundy figures it'll take three weeks to walk to Charleston.
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Update-Braine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=vt


Georgia Tech has just made it official.
The Atlanta university has named Dave Braine its new athletic director.
And Virginia Tech has announced that Braine's interim replacement will be Shari McCloskey.
She's currently the assistant athletic director at Virginia Tech.
We'll hear from Dave Braine tonight on News-7 at 5 and 6.

Avalanche


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


The Salem Avalanche tried to take on the Frederick Keys last night, but the weather was stronger than either team.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00


Jamey Wright, the first Avalanche player to make it to the majors, was on loan rehabbing a bad right clavicle.
Augie Ojeda dashed home from third to make it 1-to-Nothing Keys.
Wright would then get the strikeout as he and the Avalanche started to settle down and the weather started to stir up.
The two teams will try again tonight.
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Giles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of s7-5)
GRAPHIC=Baseball


It's time for the state baseball and softball tournaments for a number of area teams.
Giles failed to make it this far, but the Spartans did feature the top slugger in the area -- Chris Hutchinson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford; :


Hutchinson was an all state selection and this year turned into a statistical eruption for him.
He batted .650 with 52 R-B-I's and 18 homeruns.
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SOT
IN Q=We play a

((WE PLAY A NINETEEN GAME SCHEDULE AND HE AVERAGED A HOME RUN PER GAME. SO NOT ONLY IS THE AVERAGE PHENOMENAL, BUT ALSO THE POWER.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Frazier/Giles Baseball Coach; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= also the power.
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VO-NAT


Hutchinson will play in the mid July East/West All star game in Hampton and is headed to Virginia Tech next year on a partial baseball scholarship.
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Staples


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA


Roanoke's Curtis Staples is now one of 16 finalists for the 19-97 USA World University basketball team.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


The U-V-a shooting guard will be a world traveler by the time the summer is over, if he can make the final cut. In early August he will practice out in Peoria, Illinois for a week, then head to Nova Scotia and then on to Italy, where the team will play for 10 days in August.
The final cut will take the team down to 12 players.
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Brandon


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-4)
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The N-B-A playoffs are off until tomorrow night, but last night in Chicago, the league
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago; :00


handed out its annual sportsmanship award, presenting it to the Cleveland Cavaliers Terrell Brandon.
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SOT
IN Q="This is a very...

((TERRELL BRANDON/NBA SPORTSMANSHIP WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Terrell Brandon/NBA Sportsmanship Winner; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...MUCH AS I CAN."
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Diana's-Gowns


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


Princess Diana is showing why she's a fashion world queen.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


Dozens of her outfits, made when she was married to Prince Charles, are on display at Christie's auction house in London.
They're set to go on sale in three weeks in New York to raise money for AIDS and cancer charities in the U-S and Britain.
Diana launched the show last night at a party in London.
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Flipping-Hamster


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


And finally in Danville, Illinois, a real life Energizer Bunny...almost.
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VO-NAT

06:17:18
SUPER=03-Danville, IL;


Actually it's a hamster, and instead of beating a drum this little guy does backflips.
The rodent spent FOUR hours doing continuous backflips off his house. (----------------) The owners are NOT certain what made the little guy go head over heels.