12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Authorities in Louisiana are searching for victims in a fatal explosion and fire at an natural gas rig.
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TALENT=Melanie
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And, one man is hospitalized and another on the run after gunfire erupted during a burglary attempt in Henry County.
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TALENT=Kimberly
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Sunshine peaking through the clouds from time to time today--
Otherwise, we're just soaking up the heat AND the humidity.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in our forecast.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.

Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of
GRAPHIC=shooting


Authorities are on a man hunt for an armed burglary suspect in Henry County.
Shots rang out in the botched break-in, injuring one suspect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.


Authorities say a resident came home and found two thieves in his home.
He then shot one suspect while the other fled the scene.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-K. D. Cecil/Virginia State Police;
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VO-NAT


Police say the suspect is armed with a .25 caliber semi-automatic weapon stolen from the scene.
Dogs, a helicopter and state troopers were called in to search nearby woods.
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IN Q=We later

(( ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=negative results so far.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Shooting


The second suspect is described as a white male, about five-eight, slender, wearing blue jeans and no shirt.
The injured suspect is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

SHOOTER-SURRENDER


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


One of the most wanted men in America sits in a Washington state jail this afternoon.
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VO-NAT


Cheyne Kehoe (shayn KEE'-hoh) and his brother were being sought for a
SUPER=04-February 15;

shootout with Ohio law officers following a traffic stop last February.
The gunbattle was caught on video tape.
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OUT Q=(nats of shooting)
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VO-NAT


Authorities say Kehoe (KEE'-hoh) surrounded yesterday without incident.
His brother Chevie Kehoe (SHEH'-vee KEE'-hoh) remains at large.
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Crenshaw


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=crenshaw


For a second straight day a troubled electronics chain has locked its doors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A sign posted at Crenshaw Electronics and Appliances says it was scheduled to reopen after being closed for inventory Monday.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


That "inventory" procedure was actually a repossession action.
A financial company says Crenshaw has defaulted on its loan payments, and this was its last recourse to recover part of its investment.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Crenshaw would not comment on the closing of its Roanoke or Lynchburg stores today.
It's attorney also could not be reached for comment.
SUPER=@File;


The North Carolina based chain got off to a rocky start here last year, when it purchased the Holdren's appliance chain, a longtime hometown favorite.
At first it began honoring its extended warranties.
Then it stopped, explaining it only bought Holdren's assets, not its liabilities.
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E-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-35
GRAPHIC=tobacco


There's growing suspicion that a full agreement in the tobacco talks may go up in smoke.
But if the attorneys general and the tobacco executives DO come up with a settlement Virginia could benefit, even though it is NOT one of the state's suing the industry.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Jim Gilmore stepped down from the office of attorney general just five days ago.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But one of his former deputies says the office is pursuing the possibility of cash proceeds from a settlement with tobacco companies-- without ever filing suit.
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SOT 03:40:37 TAPE TWO
IN Q=What I'm

((CLAUDE ALLEN: WHAT I'M CONFIDENT OF IS THAT IN OUR PRACTICE, WHEN WE'RE INVOLVED IN SUITS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, WHETHER WE'VE BEEN PARTIES TO THOSE SUITS FROM THE OUTSET OR NOT, THAT VERY OFTEN IN ORDER TO MAKE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE SETTLEMENT TO SATISFY ALL POTENTIAL CLAIMANTS, THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO COME IN AT A LATER DATE TO DO JUST THAT.))
SOT TAPE THREE 03:54:04

((DEL. DAVID BRICKLEY: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT VIRGINIA'S NOT LEFT WITH EMPTY POCKETS AT THE END OF THE DAY IF IN FACT SOME SETTLEMENT IS TAKING PLACE BECAUSE WE ARE PARTIALLY IN THE NEGOTIATIONS AND PARTIALLY NOT IN THE NEGOTIATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General; :00
SUPER=01-Del. David Brickley/(D) Woodbridge; :21
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OUT Q=not in the negotiations
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VO-NAT


A legislative subcommittee also got an update on enforcement of youth smoking laws.
75 teenagers or cashiers have been charged since April, in the state's crackdown.
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OIL-RIG


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


Two people are dead and two others missing following an explosion and fire overnight on an natural gas rig.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Butte La Rose, LA;

11:00:00
Flames have been shooting hundreds of feet into the air, slowing down any rescue attempts.
The rig sits in the gulf, just west of New Orleans.
Its owner is now making plans to cap the burning well.
At least 22 workers were on board the rig.
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Gas-Leak


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


And in Salem,
Workers are trying to repair a large broken natural gas line.
If you're planning to travel through Salem this afternoon, you might want to avoid the area around 419 and Roanoke Boulevard.
Fire officials say repairs are expected to take several hours.

Military-SEX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Washington dc


A Massachusetts congressman says sex between consenting members of the military might be considered immoral but it should NOT be a crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Barney Frank has introduced legislation that would end criminal prosecution of troops who engage in adultery or consensual sex.
Currently, adultery in the military can lead to a prison sentence.
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10:023:49-07
SUPER=01-Rep. Barney Frank/(D) Massachusetts;
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OUT Q= the criminal part.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Recently, bomber pilot Kelly Flinn resigned from the Air Force rather than face a court martial over adultery and other charges.
And General Joseph Ralston lost a bid to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs because of a decade old extramarital affair.
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Saudi-arrest


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


A Saudi man could be in the U-S as early as tomorrow to face charges in connection to last year's truck bombing in Dhahran (dah-RAHN'), that killed 19 American airmen.
Law enforcement sources say Hani (HAH'-nee) Abdel Rahim Hussein Al-Sayegh (ahl-sah-YEHR') has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges.
He will also provide authorities with more information about the bombing.
Hani's lawyer says the surrounder is in his client's best interest.
Terrorists are usually tortured or killed in Saudi Arabia.

WATERGATE


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


Today marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Watergate break-in.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

7:22:46
Five men were apprehended after they broke the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
It was later uncovered that the burglars were hired by Nixon's re-election committee.
Efforts by the President and his top aides to cover that up led to Nixon's resignation.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Night;

7:23:48
Last night more than 300 people attended an anniversary party at the Watergate Hotel.
Guests were entertained by a Richard Nixon impersonator and served by make-believe secret service agents.
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E-Roush


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


It's back to the drawing board for Spotsylvania County investigators
working on the murder of Sophia Silva. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania;


Yesterday abduction charges against Karl (ROWSH) Roush were dropped.
Roush was charged based on fiber evidence, but last week, the F-B-I discovered the state crime lab made a mistake while analyzing the fibers.
Yesterday in court, (ROWSH) Roush thanked his attorney.
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SOT 17:14:41
IN Q=I'd like to

(( KARL ROUSH/FORMER DEFENDANT; I'D LIKE TO THANK HIM FOR WHAT HE'S DONE, AND THE FBI 16:56:12 BOB WOODBRIDGE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; ALL THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE EXONERATES HIM, AND THERE'S A POSITIVE EXONERATION AS A RESULT OF THE DNA, SO I THINK DON'T THINK THE COMMONWEALTH HAS A CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Karl Roush/Former Suspect; QUICK!!!
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OUT Q=commonwealth has a case.
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VO-NAT


With (ROWSH) Roush out of the picture, it opens the possibility that the same person killed Silva, and sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk.
Autopsy reports found similarities in the two crimes.
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Nichols-Def


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


Lawyers for Oklahoma City bombing suspect Terry Nichols have revealed their strategy of defense to C-B-S News.
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VO-NAT


Michael Tigar and Ronald Woods claim their client was a victim of convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh.
They contend Nichols helped McVeigh without knowing what he was planning.
No date has been set yet for Nichols' trial.
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Disney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=DISNEY


Southern Baptists may be ready to act on a threat to boycott Disney theme parks and stores.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 15-million strong denomination will vote on the boycott during its three day convention which begins today in Dallas.
The denomination is upset with Disney's changing attitudes toward homosexuals.
Disney now offers health benefits to partners of gay employees, and holds "Gay Days" at its theme parks.
Disney also owns the A-B-C Network, the only network with a gay lead character on a sitcom.
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P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=None


More calls for a new greenway between downtown Roanoke and Valley View Mall.
The Western Virginia Land Trust threw its support behind the project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, Rupert Cutler offered the group's assistance as the city considers creating the Lick Run Greenway.
He says the Land Trust supports the inclusion of a pedestrian walkway and bike path on the new 5-81 interchange that will be built near Valley View Mall.
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IN Q=And so for a lot of reasons

((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN VA. LAND TRUST: AND SO FOR A LOT OF REASONS, NEIGHBORHOOD RECREATION, WILDLIFE HABITAT, TOURISM, PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO JOG FROM THE HOTEL ROANOKE AND COME IN THE OTHER DIRECTION FROM THE HOTELS OVER BY THE AIRPORT, AND ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM VALLEY VIEW, BUILDING THE LICK RUN GREENWAY IS A DARN GOOD IDEA.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Va. Land Trust;
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OUT Q=darn good idea.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Engineers are preparing two sets of plans for the 5-81 interchange, one that includes the walkway and one that leaves it out.
It will be up to city council to decide if the cost is warranted.

p-ward-system


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


At last night's meeting..
Roanoke's city council debated elections, but it was the HOW and not the WHO that took precedence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Last night a task force presented a proposal for a Ward system.
Supporters say such a plan will guarantee representation for all sectors of the city.
Under the proposal, the city would be divided into five wards, with each voting for its own council seat.
The mayor and vice-mayor would remain at-large seats.
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SOT 7:29:24
IN Q=WE WENT INTO

((LISA FARTHING/TASK FORCE MEMBER:WE WENT INTO ALL KINDS OF NEIGHBORHOODS. EVERYBODY WAS VERY POSITIVE, AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PUT TO A VOTE. IT WAN'T OUR CHOICE TO TAKE THIS TO A VOTE, BUT I THINK IT'S TIME THE VOTERS ARE ALLOWED TO DECIDE WHICH IS BEST. ))
SUPER=01-Lisa Farthing/Task Force Member;
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OUT Q=IS BEST
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VO-NAT


Several public hearings will be held in the coming weeks.
Then council will decide if the ward system will face a November referendum.
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E-Boys-State


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia's education secretary calls the system implementing the state's new school standards a success.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Beverly Sgro was in Lynchburg yesterday- speaking to the annual Boys State convention.
Sgro says the standards tentatively approved last week are more in line with what the public wants.
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SOT 2:45:22
IN Q=The board

((BEVERLY SGRO/VA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THE BOARD VERY CAREFULLY DID LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE PUBLIC DID THINK IT WAS GOING TOO FAST, THE BOARD CHANGED IT. I THINK HAVING THAT REQUIREMENT THAT 9TH GRADERS IN THE YEAR 2000, THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2004, BE THE FIRST ONES WITH THE BARRIER, IS A VERY REASONED APPROACH, IT GIVES STUDENTS AMPLE TIME TO LEARN WHAT THEY NEEDED TO LEARN, FOR TEACHERS TO TEACH WHAT THEY NEED TO TEACH.))
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OUT Q=need to teach.
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VO-NAT


Sgro says thirty states have contacted Virginia for copies of the new standards to help with their educational reform efforts.
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E-Bedford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=Carilion


It was thanks and and praise yesterday for those who helped in the evacuation of the nursing home at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Fire forced residents and staff out almost two weeks ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/June 3; :00


Hundreds of police, fire and rescue personnel moved 87 elderly patients out of the hospital the night of June 3rd.
SUPER=04-Yesterday; :07


Yesterday, those staff and volunteers were invited back for a picnic on the hospital grounds in appreciation for their hard work.
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SOT 4:46:30
IN Q=And they just

((BESSIE PUGH/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: AND THEY JUST COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER. THINGS COULDN'T HAVE GONE BETTER FOR US.))
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RUNS=:06
OUT Q=better for us.
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VO-NAT


Hospital officials say they appreciate the way the entire community responded.
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SOT 4:30:51
IN Q=And I think

((ARDETH HALL/NURSING SUPERVISOR: AND I THINK IT SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR HOSPITAL AND OUR NURSING HOME IN THE COMMUNITY THAT EVERYBODY WOULD COME OUT AND HELP SAVE IT.))
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OUT Q=help save it.
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VO-NAT


Authorities say a hot plate that was turned on accidentally sparked the fire.
All of the residents have since returned to the nursing home.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Cloudy & Humid/Scattered Showers/65-70/Variably Cloudy/Showers &

Storms/80-84;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Chance of Showers/65-70/Humid, Showers/&

Thunderstorms/82-86;
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SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Scattered Showers/65-69/Variable Cloudiness/Rain &

Storms/80-84;
SUPER=334-Rain Likely/Heavy at Times/60-65/Morning Fog/Showers & Storms/75-79;
SUPER=X5001;


Key


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-12)
GRAPHIC=LYNCH


Roanoke's only N-B-A star is back home this week for the seventh annual George Lynch Hometown basketball camp at Fleming and Ruffner.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Last night Mayor David Bowers and Roanoke City Council members gave the Vancouver Grizzlies' star a key to the city.
Lynch also got one in 19-92 when he returned to Roanoke with North Carolina to play Virginia Tech.
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((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzlies Forward; :00
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OUT Q=...POSSIBLE FOR ME."
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Sting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=CHARLOTTE STING


The Charlotte Sting of the new women's N-B-A, will open its season on the road starting this coming Sunday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC; :00


If you are trying to make plans to catch the Sting in action this summer during some vacation time, their home opener is on Sunday June 29th.
The Sting is also set to play in Charlotte on Saturday July 5th, and Wednesday July 9th.
In all they play 14 home games with their finale coming on Sunday August 24th against the Utah Starzz.
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Swimming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-13)
GRAPHIC=swimming


Memorial Day came early this year, and so did the opening of area pools.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Unfortunately, the weather has been anything but swimmer friendly so far this spring.
In fact, last Monday night the water and air temperatures were both too low for competition, forcing the R-V-A-A to cancel a meet for the first time ever because of the cold.
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((SUE BLACKWELL/R.V.A.A. VICE-PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Sue Blackwell/RVAA Vice-President;:00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...for all of us."
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TIGER-CLINIC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=woods, tiger


He may not have won the U-S open but golf pro Tiger Woods is NOT taking time mourn, he's busy teaching disadvantaged youngsters how to play the game.
The clinic is part of a foundation he created using a half million dollars of his own money.
Kendra Farn has the story.
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4:17:50
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SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
SUPER=01-Asha Whitely/Tarrytown; :07
SUPER=01-Tony Middleton/Newark; :34
SUPER=00-Kendra Farn/Reporting; :49
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Pro Golfer; :54
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OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.


Siberian-Tiger


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


He might not be scary now...
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NAT-SOUND 04:49:27
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((ROAR))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Crestville, FL;


But this four pound siberian tiger will grow to well over 200 pounds within the year.
He's just two- weeks- old now and is one of only about 600 siberian tigers alive in captivity...about 800 are left in the wild.
Kee-nye was born at the Sasquatch Zoo in the Florida panhandle.
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Skillet-Throw


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


Roanoke's festival in the park may have had log rolling, but in Macksburg, Iowa residents have their own unique national competition.
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VO-NAT

04:49:27
SUPER=03-Macksburg, IA;


The object is to knock the ball from its perch...using a skillet.
Some used the competition to test their athletic prowess, while others found (----------------) it to be a good form of stress relief.