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Carilion-Neonatal

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 97-56)
GRAPHIC=Carilion


A surprise inspection of a nursery at Roanoke Carilion Community hospital in April left the hospital with citations for staffing violations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The state Health Department took action following complaints from several nurses.
IT found staffing shortages existed on 34 days in the Intermediate Care Nursery.
The inspectors also found nurses walking past dirty equipment in the nursery, which was not covered or stored in a protected environment.
The head of the department says the infractions were minor, and the problems have been solved.
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SOT 16:20:17
IN Q=when this became known
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Allen/Neonatology Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=four to six years
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The state report says there is no indication any patients were harmed by the violations.

MIR


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


The three man crew aboard the Mir space station is breathing easier today.
Mir's oxygen - generating systems are up and running after failing yesterday.
If the systems hadn't been repaired the crew would have been forced to abandon ship.
Bill Vitka has the story.
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IN Q=
SUPER=01-Bill Vitka/Reporting;
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=BILL VITKA, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.

((IT WAS ANOTHER MISSION -- AND LIFE -- THREATENING PROBLEM.
THE LATEST - MAJOR - FAILURE ON THE MIR SPACE STATION SEEMS TO BE FIXED.
THE OXYGEN-GENERATING SYSTEMS -- INCLUDING THE BACK UP SYSTEM -- WERE OUT ON MONDAY DUE TO MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL DIFFICULTIES.
OXYGEN IS GENERATED ABOARD THE MIR BY ONE OF TWO SYSTEMS -- WHICH CREATE LIFE-SUSTAINING AIR FROM WATER.
ONE OF THE GENERATORS IS CALLED THE ELEKTRON. THE CREW CAN SURVIVE ON MIR FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITHOUT THE GENERATORS FUNCTIONING -- BUT IF THE GENERATORS WERE NOT FIXED, THE SPACE STATION WOULD BE EVACUATED.
ONE GENERATOR HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN SO THE CREW COULD MAKE REPAIRS -- AND THE BACK UP GENERATOR WAS BEING RELIED UPON -- WHEN IT -ALSO- SHUT DOWN.
BUT RUSSIAN OFFICIALS CONFIRMED TUESDAY MORNING THAT THE OXYGEN SYSTEMS WERE FIXED AND WORKING FINE BEFORE THOSE ABOARD MIR -- THE TWO RUSSIANS AND ONE AMERICAN -- WENT TO SLEEP.
THE MIR SPACE STATION HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH PROBLEMS RECENTLY.
A JUNE COLLISION WITH A CARGO SHIP LEFT THE STATION AT HALF-POWER. AND IN FEBRUARY THE ELEKTRON GENERATOR CAUSED PROBLEMS -- WHEN CANISTERS CAUGHT ON FIRE -- AND THE CREW ALMOST NEEDED TO EVACUATE THE SPACE STATION.
BUT ON THE POSITIVE SIDE -- RUSSIAN SPACE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED MONDAY THAT MORE POWER HAS BEEN RESTORED AFTER LAST WEEK'S SUCCESSFUL SPACEWALK.
BILL VITKA, CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))


VA-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VA economy


A 216 million dollar surplus is what Virginia is left with at the end of the
latest fiscal year--- and Governor Allen has an idea of what the state should

do with all that extra money.
He wants to reduce the amount of personal property tax people pay on their cars.
But legislative workers said yesterday that much of the surplus is already committed to causes such as law enforcement and education.

Stanley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-51
GRAPHIC=stanley, dee


A Franklin County man known for his moonshining exploits is going to jail on another case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Fifty-two- year- old William "Dee" Stanley pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for dropping two additional charges including the malicious wounding of his son.
SUPER=04-April 1997;


Stanley was charged with shooting his son Scott in the stomach last February following an altercation.
The case was dismissed because the victim says he could not remember the events of that night.
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SOT 1:34:30
IN Q=I think

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY:I THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO BE REALISTIC AND I THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO PROSECUTE WHAT YOU CAN PROVE. AND IN THIS CASE THAT'S ABOUT WHAT WE COULD PROVE))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=we could prove
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VO-NAT


Stanley was sentenced to three years behind bars, with two years and six months suspended.
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MCKINNEY


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


The Army's highest ranking enlisted officer awaits a decision on whether he'll be court martialed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Yesterday, the Army completed a lengthy pre-trial hearing into the case against Sergeant Major Gene McKinney.
Six woman have accused him of sexual misconduct.
For nearly three months prosecutors have called McKinney everything from a liar to a womanizer, to a bully,-- and through it all Mckinney has maintained his innocence.
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IN Q=

((SGT MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY/U.S. ARMY: I'M QUITE PLEASED WITH THE WAY MY DEFENSE TEAM CAME ACROSS. AS YOU KNOW, THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER HAS ALL THE INFORMATION IN HIS HANDS. HE HAS TO MAKE A DECISION. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Major Gene McKinney/U.S. Army;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q= make a decision.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday the prosecution asked that the charges against McKinney be expanded to include rape.
One woman says McKinney pressured her into having sex with her when she was pregnant.
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MIDEAST-CLASHES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


The latest violence in the West Bank sent some Palestinian school girls to the hospital today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bethlehem;

7:49:22
Witnesses say tear gas canisters fired by Israeli troops landed in a courtyard at Bethlehem elementary school.
About a dozen third- and fourth- grade girls were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The troops were firing the gas at stone- throwing Palestinians who were protesting Israel's month-long blockade of Bethlehem.
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de Klerk


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


The man who helped end racial segregation in South Africa is leaving politics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


F-W- de Klerk resigned as head of his political party today.
During his tenure in office, de Klerk negotiated an end to the apartheid and freed current South African President Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in prison.
Mandela and de Klerk shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 19-93.
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air-bags


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=airbags


The government has apparently changed its mind on air bags.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


"U-S-A Today" reports that federal regulators are dropping plans to let mechanics disconnect air bags for motorists who ask.
Instead, safety officials will propose allowing on-off switches in new cars and trucks.
G-M and Ford could have them ready within a couple months, while Honda says it does NOT plan to provide the switches.
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Salem-VA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-58)
GRAPHIC=V-A Seal


The Salem V-A medical center will have a new leader by the end of December.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; (94-26)


Friday was former director Doctor John Presley's last day.
He was terminated following sexual harrassment allegations, allegations he denies.
SUPER=03-Salem;


A V-A official says the search for his replacement is underway.
Mid Atlantic Network Director Doctor Leroy Gross adds that all other jobs at the V-A hospital are secure.
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-57
GRAPHIC=VMI


Twenty-five down and counting.
So far 23 men and now two women have left the first co-ed rat class at Virginia Military Institute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Market/Sunday


The second woman to drop out did so Sunday night before the so called "sweat party"- That's when the upperclassmen wake up the rats in the middle of the night and make them do exercises.
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E-Martin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-49
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A shooting outside her home left a Danville woman blind in one eye.
She and her son, who was also shot are still trying to deal with the experience.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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IN Q=Mary Martin
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=04-August 11; :04
SUPER=01-Daniel Martin/Shooting Victim; :13
SUPER=01-Mary Martin/Shooting Victim; :32
SUPER=@Tina1; 1:15
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OUT Q=News7, Danville))


((Mary Martin suspects someone deflated her tire in advance, forcing her to stop that night ...
a man shot her from behind then shot her 7-year-old son Daniel right outside their Campbell Street home.
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SOT 3:09:07
IN Q=

((DANIEL MARTIN/VICTIM: ME AND MY MOM WAS GOING TO WORK. WE WAS FEELING BUMPS GOING UP THE ROAD AND THEN SHE GOT OUT TO CHECK THE TIRE. ONE WAS FLAT AND A MAN CAME UP AND STARTED SHOOTING.))
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OUT Q=started shooting

pictures of gunshot wounds
Daniel describes the suspect as tall and skinny.
But Mary Martin has no idea who would want to hurt her.
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SOT 3:05:17
IN Q=If I did said

((IF I DID SAID OR DID ANYTHING, ALL THEY GOTTA DO IS COME TO ME WITH IT BECAUSE I'M NOT THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT WILL HOLD A GRUDGE AGAINST ANYBODY. AND I'M NOT THE TYPE OF WOMAN WHO CAN'T SAY, FORGIVE ME.))
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OUT Q=forgive me


Martin can no longer work at the local retirement home...
doctors say with her condition too much job-related stress could prove fatal.
She says she's no longer angry, only grateful for her life.
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SOT 3:15:59
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((I SAY LORD THANK YOU CAUSE IT COULD HAVE BEEN THE OTHER WAY, CAUSE I COULD HAVE NOT BEEN HERE TO SEE IT, AIN'T NOTHING BUT A BLESSING.))
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OUT Q=nothing but a blessing
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standup
IN Q= Police were expected

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: POLICE WERE EXPECTED TO VISIT MARY MARTIN TODAY WITH MUG SHOTS OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS. IN THE MEANTIME, SHE IS VERY ACTIVE IN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH EFFORTS. FOR EXAMPLE, SHE'S ROUNDING UP LOCAL KIDS TO RE-OPEN A PLAYGROUND IN THE AREA. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
OUT Q=News7, Danville))


Boty-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=NONE


More officers will soon be hitting the streets of some Virginia towns.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape; Tape:(596-37)


Botetourt County is beefing up its law enforcement staff.
Botetourt is one of only six localities that'll receive state and federal grant money. It'll pay for more officers, both full and part time.
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SOT 10:25:31:10
IN Q=We're real close

((SHERIFF REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY:WE'RE REAL CLOSE TO HAVING ENOUGH OFFICERS TO GO TO A PATROL SYSTEM WHERE AN OFFICER IS ASSIGNED TO A PARTICULAR DISTRICT. OF COURSE BOTETOURT IS A HUGE COUNTY, BUT WE'RE CLOSE TO HAVING ENOUGH PEOPLE TO DO THAT, AND OBVIOUSLY AN OFFICER THAT HAS A DISTRICT TO CONTROL AND KEEP UP HIMSELF, USUALLY DOES A BETTER JOB.))
SUPER=01-Sheriff Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co.;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=better job
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VO-NAT


Virginia is getting about one-point two million dollars from the U-S Justice department for community policing programs.
Democratic Candidate for Governor Don Beyer says he's dedicated to increasing officers- where the ratio right now is one deputy for every two thousand citizens.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


One day after his opponent spoke to the Virginia Sheriff's Association, Republican candidate for Governor Jim Gilmore paid a visit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Gilmore accused Democrat Don Beyer of flip flopping on the "Deputy's Bill of Rights" proposal.
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((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I'M IN FAVOR OF A DEPUTY'S BILL OF RIGHTS. SO THAT LINE OFFICERS, DEPUTIES WHO ARE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS, AREN'T FIRED FOR ANY ARBITRARY POLITICAL REASON. WE ALSO UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER TO BE ABLE TO RUN HIS OWN DIVISION HIS OWN SHOP WHEN HE'S AN ELECTED OFFICIAL. WE HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO HARMONIZE THAT AND I HAVE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF'S ASSOCIATION TO BRING ABOUT A DEPUTY'S BILL OF RIGHTS ACCOMMODATING THOSE CONCERNS.))
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RUNS=:25
OUT Q=those concerns.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Beyer says he now endorses proposal after watching the Allen administration lay off state employees in a political manner.

First-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 597-31)
GRAPHIC=back to school


The lazy days of summer ended for many area children this week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday was a special day for Roanoke City School's transportation director.
For the past 21 years, Chauncey Logan kept the busses moving.
He's retiring after this year.
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SOT 11:00:58
IN Q=I enjoyed it

((CHAUNCEY LOGAN/ I ENJOYED IT, I HAVE A GOOD STAFF, THE DRIVERS ARE TREMENDOUS, THEY DO A WONDERFUL JOB EACH DAY, AND I THINK THIS CITY AND PARENTS SHOULD BE VERY PROUD.))
SUPER=01-Chauncey Logan/Transportation Director;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=very proud
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VO-NAT


Logan has been with the city school system for 38 years. He worked as a teacher before moving to the transportation department.
The drivers say they'll miss him.
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VA-Lottery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VA lottery


A winning ticket from the Virginia Lottery could be worth up to 25 million dollars.
That's what the lotto jackpot is expected to reach tomorrow night. 2-shot
Mark Merritt joins us today from the Virginia Lottery's regional office.
That you for joining us today.
SUPER=01-Mark Merritt/Virginia Lottery Regional Manager;
(Now they say the jackpot is expected to reach 25 million-how can they

calculate that?)

(Obviously the person with the winning ticket will come out on top, but how do

other Virginia's benefit from the Virginia lottery?)

(This summer the Virginia Lottery started printing a gambling hotline number on

tickets. How have people responded to that?)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Just a note: the odd of wining the jackpot are about one-in-seven million.
(toss to Patrick)

WEATHER
SUPER=300-74/64/Calm/30.16f/98/1959/47/1942;
SUPER=301-77/60/Variable 3mph/30.16f/95/1900/48/1942;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly/Clear/58-62/Partly Sunny/& Warmer/82-86;
SUPER=331-Mostly/Clear/60-64/Partly/Sunny/84-88;
SUPER=332-Fog/Developing/58-62/Partly Cloudy/Showers Possible/80-83;
SUPER=333-Mostly/Clear/57-60/Partly/Sunny/80-83;
SUPER=334-Clear/Fog Late/57-61/Partly Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/80-83;
SUPER=X5001;



Tennis


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=US Open


Day two of the U-S Open follows a night of tributes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Queens, NY;


Thirty-seven U-S Open singles Champions and singer Whitney Houston helped dedicate the new Arthur Ashe stadium at the National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.
In opening round matches top seeded Pete Sampras won in straight sets.
On the women's side, a straight set victory for second seed Monica Seles.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=HOLD


Today top seed Martina Hingins tries out the new stadium and number two Michael Chang.

NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-15
GRAPHIC=NBA


A record setter in the N-B-A is ending his basketball days.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


Robert Parish announced his retirement last night after 21 seasons and 16-hundred-11 games in the league.
He has played in more games than anyone in N-B-A history, pulling duty with the Bulls and Hornets.
But he will always be known to most folks as a Celtic. He earned three championship rings while in Boston.
Parish turns 44 this Saturday.
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Westbrook


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS97-1
SS=REDSKINS


Last Tuesday Redskins' receiver Michael Westbrook was busy pounding teammate Stephen Davis into submission.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00


Yesterday, he emerged from Redskins' Park in Ashburn, not to answer questions or offer an explanation for his actions, but rather to give this 21 second statement.
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IN Q="I thought...

((MICHAEL WESTBROOK/REDSKINS RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/Redskins Receiver; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...THANK YOU.
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VCU


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS


The end of August is an unusual time to be talking college hoops, but one of the more unusual college basketball stories of this year finally has a sensible ending.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Several months after leading U-T-Chattanooga to a couple of upset wins in the N-C-A-A tournament, Moccasins head coach Mack McCarthy abruptly quit as head coach at the school.
Yesterday he was named an associate head coach at V-C-U.
He will serve under Sonny Smith during the next season at V-C-U, and then take over as head coach as Smith will retire after 23 years as a head coach.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=HOLD LOGO


McCarthy spent a dozen years at Chattanooga as head coach.

Promo


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


"Why Does She Stay", our series on domestic violence, continues tonight.
We'll see how children were the major reason one woman escaped a threatening situation.
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take Fullscreen-essC
Also, a look at the new laws designed to protect victims of domestic violence.
The story tonight at 6 and 11.
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Pink-Flamingos


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


And finally,
It's pink, it's plastic and it's turning 50.
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VO-NAT

05:08:40
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;


Yes, the plastic pink flamingo is celebrating a half century of adorning American lawns and gardens.
The occasion was celebrated yesterday at Universal Studios in Florida. (----------------)