12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


A Friday the 13th promotion has turned out to be bad luck for the Salem Avalanche.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And in Denver, the jury continues to debate its life or death decision.
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TALENT=Kimberly
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A break in the clouds, with plenty of sunshine at this noon hour.
But lingering moisture and instability will keep the chance of showers in the forecast through tonight.
The weekend outlook, straight ahead.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

ok-trial


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


The jury is back behind closed this afternoon debating the sentence for Timothy McVeigh.
The jury members are deciding whether the man convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing should pay for it with his life.
Jonathan Freed is in Denver with more.
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IN Q=The seven
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney; :18
SUPER=01-Dan McKinney/Victim's Father; :59
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:09
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((((THE 7 MEN AND 5 WOMEN WERE DRIVEN TO COURT THIS MORNING FOR WHAT WOULD BE THEIR FIRST, FULL DAY OF DECIDING WHETHER TIMOTHY MCVEIGH SHOULD LIVE OR DIE. THEY SPENT ABOUT 5 HOURS DELIBERATING YESTERDAY BEFORE THE JUDGE LET THEM GO HOME. THE CONVICTED BOMBER'S DESTINY COULD BE JUST HOURS AWAY NOW.

(SOT, STEPHEN JONES, MCVEIGH'S LAWYER)


THE JURORS MUST GO THROUGH A FAIRLY INVOLVED QUESTIONNAIRE THAT REQUIRES THEM TO DETERMINE MCVEIGH'S INTENT, AND WEIGH THE AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CRIME AGAINST MITIGATING EVIDENCE THAT MIGHT SWAY THEM AWAY FROM THE DEATH PENALTY. BUT TO PUT MCVEIGH TO DEATH, THE VOTE MUST BE UNANIMOUS.

(SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY PAT LOPEZ)


YESTERDAY, THE JURY HEARD PROSECUTORS CALL MCVEIGH A COWARD WHO DESERVED TO DIE, AND HIS DEFENSE ATTORNEYS ADMIT THAT HIS ACT WAS DEMONIC, BUT THAT HE IS NOT A DEMON.
A CBS NEWS POLL SHOWS MOST AMERICANS FAVOR EXECUTION FOR MCVEIGH, A SENTIMENT SHARED BY MANY OF THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES IN THE BOMBING.

(SOT, DAN MCKINNEY, VICTIM'S HUSBAND)



(FREED STANDUP CLOSE, DEALING WITH THE JURY'S THREE OPTIONS: DEATH, LIFE

WITHOUT PAROLE, OR LETTING THE JUDGE DECIDE A PENALTY LESS THAN DEATH.)))

Seance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=salem avalanche


Faced with complaints from offended fans, the Salem Avalanche has cancelled plans for a seance before tonight's game.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


At a news conference this morning, General Manager Dave Oster apologized for the controversy.
He says the baseball team was simply trying to have some good- natured fun with the team's losing record, and never meant to create an uproar.
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IN Q=I think that we also made

((DAVE OSTER/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK THAT WE ALSO MADE THE MISTAKE OF TAKING THE WORD SEANCE TOO LIGHTLY. WE TOOK FOR GRANTED THE ASSOCIATION AND THE MEANING OF THE WORD AND IN USING THIS WORD WE REALLY DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE RELIGIOUS IMPLICATIONS THAT WERE BEHIND IT.))
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


In place of the seance, the Avalanche is encouraging fans to bring good luck charms to the park for a dollar discount on tickets.
The team is also planning what Oster describes as a positive, pre- game promotion that will not offend anyone.
The Avalanche won its game last night against Kinston.

E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=none


An eight- year- old Roanoke boy fighting for his life today after being run over by a city-owned vehicle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Markese (mar-Keese) Terry apparently did NOT notice a stop sign as he rode his bike through the intersection of Orange Avenue and 12th Street yesterday afternoon.
Traffic Bureau investigators say the bike did NOT have brakes.
The city worker driving the vehicle will not face charges.
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Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#97-31
GRAPHIC=Beyer


Republicans are saying Democrat Don Beyer has a credibility problem.
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VO-NAT


The newest campaign debate centers around a Beyer T-V ad.
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SOT 00:14:23
IN Q=I'll be the first

((LT. GOVERNOR DON BEYER: "I'LL BE THE FIRST BUSINESS LEADER TO BE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IN 40 YEARS. I'LL ALSO BE THE FIRST CERTIFIED MECHANIC EVER TO BE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA."))
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OUT Q=to be governor of Virginia
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Advertisement;


Republicans are taking issue with the ad because Beyer's mechanic certification expired in the late '80s, shortly before he entered politics.
An official of the certifying organization said the expiration does NOT matter and Beyer can still call himself a mechanic.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=beyer


Beyer's spokeswoman said allowing the papers to lapse is NOT unusual for someone running an auto dealership.
Beyer's family owns Don Beyer Volvo in Falls Church.

P-Cullen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Beyer's opponent, Jim Gilmore now has more time to campaign.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen became Virginia's 39th attorney general yesterday.
Cullen had considered running for attorney general this fall but later withdrew.
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IN Q=I'd like

((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: IF I MAY YOUR HONOR I'D LIKE TO ASK THE BLESSINGS OF GOD TO LOOK OVER THE OFFICE, TO LOOK OVER MY LEADERSHIP OF THE OFFICE, TO LOOK OVER ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE AS HE ENTERS INTO A NEW AND EXCITING CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Attorney General;
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VO-NAT


Jim Gilmore stepped down from the post to spend more time on the campaign trail.
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-26
GRAPHIC=education


A relatively calm night for the Bedford County School Board-
The board met in executive session for more than two and a half hours, but took NO action against the controversial school superintendent John Kent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


It was board member Betty Earle who first suggested last month that Dr. Kent be suspended with pay while his job performance is investigated.
Some had blamed him for the financial problems the Bedford County school system has endured the last few years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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School board members DID fill out job evaluation forms, which could include suggested improvements the board wants Dr. Kent to make in the coming year.
While he's made no decision, Kent also notes he has the option of retiring, having completed thirty years of service in public education.

E-PARENTAL-NOTIFICATION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-35
GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood


It's now up to a judge to decide whether the Parental Notification Law will go into effect in few weeks.
As Denise Allen reports Planned Parenthood is taking the state to court.
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SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President; :00
SUPER=@Earley; :39
SUPER=@Allen; 1:06
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:23
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SOT 13:39:04
IN Q=We're Filing

(((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRES.: WE'RE FILING THIS LAWSUIT BECAUSE ASPECTS OF THE LAW ARE STRICTER AND MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THOSE ENFORCED IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY.))
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Pre pro
Nova says Planned Parenthood is challenging the law on three counts.
He maintains the measure is unconstitutional, placing a personal decision in the hands of a judge.
The law also does not place a limit on the amount of time a judge can take to make a decision, which Nova says may push the abortion into a later stage of the pregnancy.
Nova says there are also fears that the confidentiality of the minor may be violated.
Lawmakers who support the measure are undaunted.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: OUR LEGISLATIVE SERVICES IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ARE VERY CONFIDENT, THEY WENT OVER IT VERY CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE IT MET WITH ALL CONSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS. WE'RE PREPARED TO VIGOROUSLY DEFEND IT.))
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pre pro
Nova says 60 percent of minors seeking abortions already involve their parents in the decision.
He says nine percent of all the abortions Planned Parenthood performs are done on minors.
And one of those a week is to a girl from out of state trying to avoid her state's abortion laws.
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SOT 02:10:24
IN Q=anybody who doesn't

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T THINK A PARENT OUGHT TO BE NOTIFIED AND A LEAST BE INVOLVED IF THEIR UNWED MINOR DAUGHTER IS GOING THROUGH THE TRAUMA OF AN ABORTION, THEIR VIEWS ARE A MINORITY VIEW.))
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A temporary restraining order hearing will be heard in Lynchburg, Federal court June 24th.
Planned Parenthood hopes that will put the law on hold until a judge decides the constitutionality of the law.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Rapist-Conviction


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=melanie
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A former Connecticut high school wrestling star faces up to 20 years in prison for a rape committed over a decade ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stamford, CT;


When Alex Kelly was first charged with rape in 19-86, he fled the country and hid out in Europe for eight years.
Yesterday, he was found guilty of raping a 16- year- old girl.
It was the second trial for Kelly, who is now 30- years- old.
The first ended in a hung jury.
Kelly still faces a trial for the alleged rape of another girl.
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Disaster-relief


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flood relief


After a long wait and a Capitol Hill battle, federal help is on its way victims of disasters in 35 states.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton yesterday signed the latest version of the disaster relief bill.
It contains more than five-and-a-half billion dollars worth of aid.
The legislation did NOT contain the unrelated amendments that prompted the president to veto the original measure earlier this week.
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Crash-Report


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Plane crash investigation


Federal aviation officials have issued their preliminary findings in the June 3rd small plane crash in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT

6/3; 97-34; plane-crash
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./June 3;


The report says the Cessna turned sharply before nose diving into a hillside.
The N-T-S-B report also states the plane lost a wing before impact.
The crash killed all three men on board.
The N-T-S-B report did NOT say whether instrument or engine failure played a part in the crash.
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S-Mounted-Patrol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=None


A saddle is the standard uniform for the newest recruits to the Martinsville police department.
Tina Tenret explains.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Joyce/Martinsville Police Dept.; :21
SUPER=@Tina2;:26
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nostrils ((
Chief and Jerry Lee are the newest faces in Martinsville. hooves
Together, they walk the streets to make sure there's no horsing around. cops on horseback
The horses are part of Martinsville's Mounted Police Patrol. kids petting horses
Schoolchildren donated pennies and adults gave thousands of dollars so the city could buy the horses...
and now they're getting a warm welcome from the community.
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SOT 03:06:55
IN Q= Everyone wants to know

((SGT. STEVEN JOYCE/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THEIR NAMES ARE, HOW TALL THEY ARE, HOW MUCH THEY WEIGH, WHERE DO THEY SLEEP.))
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going out toward traffic
But Chief and Jerry Lee have an important mission. horses near traffic
Both have been trained in traffic and shooting situations.
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SOT 03:07:42
IN Q=Particularly

((PARTICULARLY IN PARKING LOTS AND IN MALLS AND THE SHOPPING CENTERS HERE IN TOWN YOU CAN SEE OVER AND AROUND CARS. YOU CAN SEE IN CARS AND PLUS, THE HORSES ARE MOBILE. THEY CAN GO PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE A MAN CAN GO.))
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For now, police are using Chief and Jerry Lee to issue parking tickets uptown.
Sgt. Joyce says they will soon have a home in a refurbished barn...
and he hopes to add more new recruits in the near future.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Martinsville.))

Poff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=None


The Roanoke Times is mourning the loss of one of its top reporters who worked for the paper for nearly forty years.
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VO-NAT


Mag Poff died Tuesday from cancer, but not before giving final instructions for her last column.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


She began working for the World News, which later became the Roanoke Times, in 19-59.
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SOT 14:10:12
IN Q=She worked here

((JOHN LEVIN/ROANOKE TIMES: SHE WORKED HERE FOR 38 YEARS, IN VARIOUS REPORTING CAPACITIES. THE LAST 18 YEARS OF HER CAREER WERE ON THE BUSINESS STAFF.))
SUPER=01-John Levin/Roanoke Times;
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Her longtime boss says Poff will be best remembered for what became one of her favorite assignments.
In the Monday "Money Page" she answered people's questions about personal finance.
Mag Poff was 65.
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Waterslide


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


An emotional graduation for the California high school class touched by tragedy at a water theme park.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Napa, CA;

4:15:55
One Napa High School senior was killed and 32 others injured June second when a water slide collapsed, sending them into a 40-foot free fall.
At yesterday's ceremony, 16 seniors accepted their diplomas in wheelchairs, two were on stretchers, and one student wasn't well enough to attend.
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GROWIN-IT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#597-23
GRAPHIC=Growin It


Many varieties of iris do very well in the climate of Southwest Virginia, and one type in particular does a little too well.
Patrick Evans tells us more about irises, today on Growin' It from the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Possible/78-82;
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SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind W 10/65-69/Variably Cloudy/Chance of

Showers/78-82;
SUPER=334-Cloudy, Some/Showers/58-62/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Possible/72-76;
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New-50


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


There's a new fifty in town.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday, the U-S treasury department unveiled a new fifty dollar bill that's designed to ward off counterfeiters.
It goes into circulation this fall.
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CHICAGO-PREPS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# tape S7-7
GRAPHIC=NBA FINALS


There's still one more game left to play, but Chicago officials are already preparing for another N-B-A championship.
More than six-thousand officers will be on the job, hoping to control over enthusiastic fans.
Last year when the Bulls won, 650 people were arrested.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/Wednesday;


The Bulls lead the Jazz three games to two-- and will take the crown if they win at home tonight.
IT would be the teams fifth title of the decade.
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Rodman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Rodman, Dennis


Basketball's bad boy is in trouble again.
The restaurant chain Carl's Junior will pull its ads featuring Rodman permanently because of comments the Chicago Bulls forward made about Mormons.
Rodman used profanity in describing Mormons several times during the Bulls' week-long stay in Salt Lake City.
He apologized yesterday after the N-B-A slapped him with a record 50-thousand dollar fine.

Track


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=Track Logo


While many high school students are headed to the beach, A group of track athletes will be making waves in Russia this summer.
Roy Stanley explains.
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IN Q="9 track...
SUPER=03-Moneta; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Hubble/Track Coach; :10
SUPER=01-Hugh Carroll/Staunton River; :34
SUPER=01-Jon Shaw/Cave Spring; :40
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:03
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((9 track athletes, six from Staunton River and 3 from Cave Spring are training for the Pan Am games in Russia later this month.)) ((JOE HUBBLE/TRACK COACH: )) ((After the sight seeing, The group will settle in and prepare to compete in a two day track meet.
The best teams from all across Russia will make up the field.
The athletes can compete in any event they choose that along with learning about Russia makes the trip a once in a lifetime opportunity.)) ((HUGH CARROLL/STAUNTON RIVER: )) ((JON SHAW/CAVE SPRING: )) ((HUBBLE: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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DINO-EGG


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


A DINO discovery by a three- year- old New Mexico boy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM;

4:53:24
Last year David Shiffler discovered the fragment from a dinosaur egg.
Yesterday researchers confirmed that the fragment dates from the Jurassic era.
It comes from a Terrapod, a meat eating dinosaur.
Scientists say until this discovery there was no proof that Terrapods were egg-laying dinosaurs.
Yesterday David received an award for his contribution to science.
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Glowing-Mice


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


Japan is claiming credit for the world's first fluorescent mice.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Osaka, Japan;


Genetics experts at Osaka University mingled the D-N-A from North American jellyfish with mice embryos.
When the mice are viewed under a special ultraviolet light they appear green.
The researchers hope they will be able to use the technique in a variety of ways,
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none

including tracing the progress of white blood cells in cancer research.