12:00-01

Atlanta-Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


A trailer wreck has lead to murder charges against four Georgia residents driving through Henry County.
When a double wide trailer wrecked on Morgan Ford Road this weekend a state trooper redirected traffic around it, but 19- year- old Wayne Curtis Shaw fled when he saw police.
State police arrested the driver of the car, 20- year- old Jeffrey Bohannan for murder. Police also arrested 17- year -old Elizabeth Weaver at a Ridgeway home.
They believe the three and a 15- year- old boy stole a car from 18- year- old Vernon Greer on Friday outside Atlanta.
The foursome then, allegedly drowned Greer in a river before driving to Virginia.
Police are still searching for Curtis and the 15- year- old boy. Meanwhile Weaver is in Henry County juvenile court on an extradition hearing.

TOBACCO-TRIAL


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


Opening statements in an unprecedented secondhand smoke case are underway in Miami this afternoon.
Sixty-thousand non-smoking flight attendants are suing tobacco companies for five billion dollars, claiming they suffer a host of health effects after working the smoky skies.
Jim Stewart has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Jackson, MS/July 3;
SUPER=@File;
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;
SUPER=01-Mormon Broin/Plaintiff;
SUPER=01-Dan Donahue/R.J. Reynolds Tobacco;
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/Reporting;
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q= CBS NEWS, Washington.

((While the rest of the country was watching a mega-billion dollar tobacco settlement unfold in Washington...a first of its kind lawsuit against the industry has been quietly puttering along in Florida.
Testimony finally begins today in a suit brought by 60-thousand flight attendants who allege that second-hand smoke aboard aircraft made them ill...and they want cigarette-makers to pay.

SOT: Mormon Broin, plaintiff

"They're an unconscionable group of people -- the tobacco people -- and we're finally going to show them for what they are in court.
Narr: It took five weeks for lawyers on both sides to finally settle on six jurors --three smokers and three non-smokers -- and cigarette attorneys are now hoping that news of the settlement won't affect their case.

SOT: Dan Donahue, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

"Yes, we're concerned about the constant drumbeat of adverse publicity, but we have a great deal of faith in the jury system and we look forward to presenting our case, here, to them. "
CLOSE ON-CAM: In fact, it may be the last case of its kind...ever. Under the terms of the global settlement now working its way through the White House, class action lawsuits against big tobacco would be barred. No longer could 60-thousand flight attendants pool their complaints and resources to go after cigarette-makers. If they want to do that in the future...they'll have to do it one-by-one.
Jim Stewart, CBS News, Washington.))


E-M'ville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-43
GRAPHIC=Fire


Eight families are homeless after a fire swept through a Martinsville apartment building early yesterday morning.
Denise Allen reports
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SOT
IN Q=Neighbors woke
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Lakie Brim/Fire Victim; :07
SUPER=01-Tim Powell/Assistant Fire Chief; :19 QUICK!!
SUPER=@Denise1; :27
SUPER=01-Tammy Martin/Witness; :40
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=News 7


(( Neighbors woke Lakie Brim and the other residents of this Rivermont Apartment Building around 1-30 Sunday morning.
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SOT 11:55:30
IN Q=SCARY CAUSE

((LAKIE BRIM/FIRE VICTIM: SCARY CAUSE ALL OF US WAS IN THE BED. WE HAD TO YANK OUR KIDS OUT THE BED SO THAT WAS A SCARY FEELING.))
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OUT Q=A SCARY FEELING
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SOT 12:05:11
IN Q=THE OCCUPANT OF

((ASST. CHIEF TIM POWELL/MARTINSVILLE FIRE DEPT.: THE OCCUPANT OF THE DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT HAD SOME CHILDREN IN THERE AND SHE CONFIRMED THEY WERE PLAYING WITH SOME MATCHES OR A LIGHTER OF SOME TYPE AND THEY HAD STARTED A FIRE ON THE FLOOR OF THE BEDROOM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=OF THE BEDROOM

STAND UP ((DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: FIRE FIGHTERS PUT OUT THE FIRST BLAZE IN THIS APARTMENT AND LEFT THE SCENE AROUND THREE IN THE MORNING.
BUT SEVERAL HOURS LATER FLAMES FORCED RESIDENTS FROM THEIR APARTMENTS YET AGAIN.
THE BLAZE WAS SHOOTING THROUGH THE ROOF WHEN FIRE FIGHTERS RETURNED.))
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SOT 11:58:21
IN Q=YOU COULD TELL

((TAMMY MARTIN/WITNESS: YOU COULD TELL THAT IT WASN'T OUT. I HAD WARNED MY COUSIN AND THEM NOT TO GO BACK IN THERE AND GO TO SLEEP BECAUSE I TOLD THEM IT WAS GOING TO CATCH BACK UP, THAT'S WHAT IT DID.))
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OUT Q=WHAT IT DID
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SOT 12:04:29
IN Q=EVIDENTLY WE LEFT

((EVIDENTLY WE LEFT A HOT SPOT SOMEWHERE IN THE WALL OR SOMEWHERE AND IT GOT INTO THE WALL AND WENT INTO THE ATTIC.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=INTO THE WALL


Powell says it's a miracle no one was injured considering the time the blaze occurred.
He says a fire such as this can be prevented by keeping matches out of the hands of children.
In the meantime the Brims and seven other families are homeless.
Denise Allen News 7.))

TWA


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


Tests begin today that could help investigators uncover what brought down T-W-A Flight 800, killing all 230 people on board.
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VO-NAT


A jumbo jet loaded with sensors will be flown over Long Island to simulate conditions that may have brought down flight 800.
SUPER=@File;


Investigators know that something ignited fumes in the jumbo jet's center fuel tank.
They suspect a mechanical problem, but have not ruled out a small bomb.
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SOT
IN Q=

10:03:47 ((JAMES HALL/NTSB CHAIRMAN:THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS FLIGHT AND TWA 800 IS WE WILL HAVE A GOOD IDEA THROUGH THE WHOLE RANGE OF THE FLIGHT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THOSE VAPORS IN THE TANK--AND THAT WILL ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBILITY. ))
SUPER=01-James Hall/NTSB Chairman;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBILITY.
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VO-NAT


Flight 800 exploded a year ago Thursday after taking off from J-F-K on its way to Paris.
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Ok-Bombing


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


A state grand jury is hearing testimony today to determine whether anyone else was involved in the Oklahoma City bombing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

7:12:00
Among the questions the Oklahoma panel is expected to consider is whether the government knew about the attack in advance.
Timothy McVeigh awaits execution after his conviction last month.
And co-defendant Terry Nichols is scheduled to be tried in September.
Several potential witnesses say they saw McVeigh with others the morning of the bombing.
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Floyd-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12pm
WRITER=jsu
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=drowning


A Montgomery County man was found dead Saturday morning in Floyd County.
Forty-nine- year- old Gordon Hubert Bane apparently drowned Friday night in Little River.
The cause of death is still under investigation but at this point authorities are ruling his death an accident.

Death-Row


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


A Virginia death row inmate has captured the attention of the Italian public and media.
Pope John Paul the second is praying for Joe O'Dell.
The pontiff is an outspoken foe of the death penalty and has appealed for clemency in numerous U-S capital cases. O'dell is scheduled to die next week for the 19-85 murder of a Virginia Beach woman.
Meantime, another Virginia death row inmate is scheduled for execution THIS week.
Roy Bruce Smith is to be put to death Thursday for the fatal shooting of a Manassas police officer in 19-88.

Simpson-sale


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


Bidding begins today for O-J Simpson's Brentwood mansion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brentwood, CA;

7:08:33
The bank foreclosed on the five bedroom house after Simpson was unable to cover his mortgage payments of nearly 24-thousand dollars a month.
The bidding starts at two- point- five million.
None of the proceeds will go to the Brown and Goldman families who were awarded more than 33-million dollars.. in a wrongful death civil judgement against Simpson.
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E-Hotel-NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-41
GRAPHIC=none


Denying reports to the contrary, the head of the nation's oldest civil rights group says it remains firmly committed to the goal of integration, including school integration.
The organization's convention kicked off last night in Pittsburgh.
But here in Roanoke, the local chapter wants city leaders to hear its concerns about the Hotel Roanoke's management.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The LOCAL chapter initiated discussions with the hotel after the NATIONAL N-double-A-C-P announced a boycott of several chains including Doubletree Hotels--which manages the Hotel Roanoke.
But members of the civil rights organization say the hotel's management has NOT been responsive to their requests.
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SOT 20:44:34
IN Q=What we intend to do

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: WHAT WE INTEND TO DO IS DRAW THE OWNERS TO THE TABLE AND SAY TO THE OWNERS THIS IS A PUBLIC FACILITY. IT HAS BENEFITTED FROM MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PUBLIC FUNDS. IT CONTINUES TO BENEFIT FROM PUBLIC PATRONAGE. THERE IS A REASONABLE EXPECTATION HERE THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE AROUND THESE FIVE POINTS THAT I MENTIONED, LET'S GET SOME COMMITMENTS ON THE TABLE.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=commitments on the table.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P is also planning to survey other local hotels.

Shell-Building


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-47
GRAPHIC=none


A new development holds the promise of creating both jobs and tax revenues for the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Four organizations broke ground this morning on the area's latest shell building project.
It will go in the Valley Gateway industrial park, which is in eastern Roanoke County off route 460.
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SOT 10:54:54
IN Q=It is a

((KAREN WALDRON/FRALIN & WALDRON INC. PRESIDENT: ))
SUPER=01-Karen Waldron/Fralin & Waldron Inc. President;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=Blue Ridge Parkway.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The shell building is only a part of the Valley Gateway development.
There will be land for several other industrial sites, plus room for a retail strip center along route 4-60.
The four organizations involved in making this project happen include Roanoke County, The Greater Roanoke Valley Development Foundation, Fralin
(FRAIL-in) and Waldron (WALL-drun), and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of

Commerce.

E-Land-Donation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-42)
GRAPHIC=none


The Blue Ridge Parkway is known for its wonderful views and one Martinsville family is helping preserve that reputation.
Jim and Esta Wilson donated 122 acres of undeveloped land in Franklin County.
The land is adjacent to the Smart View Recreation Area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


This is the first easement donated to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
It took the V-O-F about four years to work out the details.
The conservation easement protects the property from development that would impair the scenic view.
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SOT 10:19:33
IN Q=IN THIS CASE

((RUPERT CUTLER/WESTERN LAND TRUST EXEC. DIR.: IN THIS CASE HE CAN CONTINUE TO HARVEST TREES, HE CAN CONTINUE TO HUNT, FISH. THERE'S A PROVISION IN THERE FOR A LITTLE SUBDIVISION FOR HOUSING PLACES FOR HIS KIDS.))
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Western Land Trust Exec. Dir.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=FOR HIS KIDS
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VO-NAT


Cutler hopes other landowners follow the Wilson's example.
The land donation can be used as a tax write-off.
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E-Beer-Sales


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#=97-52
GRAPHIC=none


If you want to voice your opinion on alcohol sales during Pulaski Rangers games, a public hearing has been set.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 18;


Residents opposed to selling beer plan to present a petition.
They're concerned alcohol will increase the level of noise as well as car accidents in the neighborhood.
The Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board will hear from residents on both sides of the issue tomorrow afternoon.
The meeting will be held at one- thirty in the Pulaski Administration Building.
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Bastille-Day


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


In France today they are celebrating Bastille Day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris, France;

7:17:09
The national day commemorates the storming of Bastille prison in Paris in 17-92 and the overthrow of the monarchy during the French Revolution.
The taking of the Bastille symbolizes for France the beginning of a Democratic republic that has lasted more than two-hundred years.
A parade today included a display of French military hardware and jet aircraft flew over in formation.
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E-salem-fair


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#=97-32
GRAPHIC=Salem Fair


A fireworks display last night closed out the Salem Fair.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Thursday;


The fair has been around for 10 years-- the idea was first hatched as a way for the civic center to stay busy during the summer.
This year's fair was one day shorter than last year's but organizers are expecting profits to be the best ever.
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SOT
IN Q=8:18:24

((Carey HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER: YOU GET REVENUE STREAMS FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES. YOU GET A PERCENTAGE OF THE RIDE GROSSES, SO MUCH ON FOOD, SO MUCH ON GAMES, THEN THE ADMISSION TAX- 5 PERCENT, MEALS TAX, SALES TAX COMES BACK. ))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Civic Center;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=COMES BACK.
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VO-NAT


Fair organizers say they're happy with the results.
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E-Toy-Rover


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#=97-48
GRAPHIC=None


They're having software trouble on Mars.
NASA scientists discovered today that a computer aboard the Mars "Pathfinder" has reset itself a third time -- cutting off communication as it was sending back new pictures.
Meantime, local toy stores are having trouble keeping the shelves stocked with the toy version of the Pathfinder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Toys-R-Us is carrying the hot wheels version of NASA's Pathfinder.
Store managers say it's one of their top sellers and customers are buying the replicas before the stores can stock the shelves.
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SOT 14:28:31
IN Q=We brought them

((DAVE BETHEL/TOYS-R-US MANAGER: WE BROUGHT THEM RIGHT OUT TO THE FLOOR AND THEY WERE GONE THAT QUICK. PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR THEM, LOOKING FOR THEM. THEY WENT INSTANTLY))
SUPER=01-Dave Bethel/Toys-R-Us Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q= they went instantly
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VO-NAT


Local managers say more cases of the toys are already headed to Roanoke.
They go for four dollars and 99-cents, limit one per customer.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


As you make your vacation plans this summer Len Besthoff has some tips on including the family pet, in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=@Len2; :08
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=newsdesk

((Nat Sot Summer reading gfx/music
RUNS=:04


The family dog, or cat is perhaps the only member of the family that doesn't enjoy the summer.
No only do the furry creatures have to withstand the heat, they also get left behind when everyone else goes on vacation.
But "have leash, will travel" could become the operating phrase for your family if you take a look at the book "Vacationing with Your Pet".
It details over 23- thousand Hotels, Motels, and other establishments that welcome guests with pets.
The book costs about 20- dollars.
The price barely equals the charge for a day at the kennel.
You can find it in stores or order a copy by calling 800-496-2665.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, lets send it back to the newsdesk. Nat Sot
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Soccer


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#net (edit of S7-9)
GRAPHIC=MLS


Major League Soccer took the country by storm yesterday as the Tampa Bay/San Jose match was forced into a shootout in the last minute.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/ESPN; :00


Nelson Vargas scored the game-tying goal with 24 seconds left in regulation.
SUPER=34-Tampa Bay/3/San Jose/2;


The Tampa Bay Mutiny converted all five of their shootout chances to beat the San Jose Clash, 3-2.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold MLS


Dallas beat Columbus 2-1 and the Metrostars topped Colorado 4-1 in two other games yesterday.

Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of R-37)
GRAPHIC=New Hampshire


It was a local driver who helped the Winston Cup usher in the half way point of the season at New Hampshire International Speedway.
South Boston's own Jeff Burton wins the Jiffy Lube 300.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNN; :00


Burton began his run and with 60 laps to go was your leader; but Dale Earnhardt was right on his bumper; looking for his first win since Atlanta in 19-96.
Terry Labonte took the lead momentarily; But Burton gets it back and wins his second career Winston Cup race.
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SOT
IN Q="It's only

((JEFF BURTON/WINS JIFFY LUBE 300:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Wins Jiffy Lube 300; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=all I can ask for
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Dale Earnhardt was second, rounding out the top five were Rusty Wallace, Steve Grissom and Mark Martin.
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Rockies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-13
GRAPHIC=Rockies


In baseball, it looked as though the Colorado Rockies were in control as the team lead 11-8 in the late innings.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Padres vs. Rockies; :00


The San Diego Padres scored 5 unanswered runs in the 9th to win. There was trouble for former Salem Avalanche pitcher Jamie Wright in the 3rd. Steve
Finley hammers him on this three run homer to close SUPER=35-San

Diego/13/Colorado/11; the Rockies lead to 6-5.
Wright would score a couple of times; but not even a 3 for 4 outing from Larry Walker could save the day as the pads win 13-11.
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Rich-men


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 10:31:40)
GRAPHIC=none


You might turn green after reading Forbes magazine, but it won't be from the money -- it could be from jealousy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The magazine published its list of the super-rich.
And topping the list for the third straight year is Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.
Gates's net worth is more than thirty six BILLION dollars, the highest ever recorded by Forbes.
The list leaves out royalty, though.
The Sultan of Brunei beats Gates by a few billion dollars in net worth. (----------------)