12:00-01

Shoplifter-Shot

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=shooting


An alleged shoplifter is dead after fighting for a Danville police officer's gun ...
but state police say this was not the man's first run-in with the law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Piedmont Mall security arrested a man for shoplifting at Belk Department Store yesterday afternoon.
The man then shoved a police officer and ran ...
A second officer confronted the man in a Schewel's parking lot and ordered him to stop.
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SOT 21:56:59
IN Q=The suspect

((LT. JIM RUHLAND/STATE POLICE: THE SUSPECT CONTINUED TO FLEE AND THE SECOND OFFICER FOLLOWED HIM AND CAUGHT HIM IN AN AREA OF UNDERGROWTH. IMMEDIATELY A STRUGGLE ENSUED.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Ruhland/Virginia State Police;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=a struggle ensued
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VO-NAT


Police say the man took the officer's pepper mace and sprayed him in the face.
He then tried to take the officer's gun but it went off, firing a fatal bullet into the man's chest.
Police do not yet know the victim's true name and have not notified his family.
They say he was arrested on a felony charge within the last two weeks, but he gave a different name then.
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SOT 21:57:26
IN Q=An autopsy

((AN AUTOPSY WILL MOST LIKELY BE PERFORMED TODAY. THE OFFICER WILL BE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICY. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=department policy
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VO-NAT


Police will NOT release the officer's name.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Meanwhile, the autopsy report is expected to be ready early this afternoon.

E-Danville-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-35
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A crying baby led Danville police to the discovery of the child's dead parents, both had been shot in the head.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The bodies of 22- year- old Joyce Fitzgerald Abel, and her 29- year- old husband, James Douglas Abel, were found in their Purdam Woods apartment Wednesday night.
Police think it may have been murder-suicide.
A neighbor called police to report a child crying in the Abel apartment.
Other neighbors say they never knew the Abels, who mostly stayed to themselves.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The baby was not injured.
Police say relatives are taking care of the child.

Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-57)
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


Also in Danville,
An 18- year- old man already charged with killing a 33- year- old Danville man is now facing two additional murder charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Percy Lavar Walton is now accused of robbing and killing Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick Thanksgiving day.
SUPER=04-November 1996;


Walton is currently in jail for allegedly killing Archie Moore the same holiday week.
Police say they waited nine months to charge Walton with the Kendrick murders because they needed more evidence.
All three murders are capital offenses.
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FL-GANGS


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


From Florida, some stunning video of gang members beating recruits.
The video led to a raid in West Dade County putting many members of the international Posse Gang behind bars.
Aleen Sirgany has the story including a first hand account from a former member.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Chico/Former Gang Member; :00
SUPER=03-West Dade Co., FL; :10
SUPER=04-Metro-Dade Police Surveillance; :21
SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/Reporting; :48
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=For CBS News.

((
They are described by police as 18 of the most ruthless gang members in South Florida--members of the 'international posse'-- the largest gang in West Dade County.
Eighteen of them were arrested early Thursday morning in a sweep called Operation Pit Bull...and charged with everything from car jacking, to drug possession, vandalism and street terrorism...
Police surveillance cameras caught some of their action.
Police believe there are more than a hundred gang members. Aleen Sirgany for CBS News.))


E-Bedford-Gang


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=None


Meantime, a similar incident of an alleged gang initiation is being investigated in Bedford County.
While Sheriff's officials call it gang activity the suspects involved claim they were merely play wrestling.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Nineteen- year- old Jerry Beckner and another teen were arrested Tuesday morning in Bedford County on malicious wounding charges.
Beckner says they were just horsing around.
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SOT 12:29:32
IN Q=We was just

((JERRY BECKNER:WE WAS JUST ALL WRESTLING, JUST HORSEPLAYING, GETTING EACH OTHER IN A HEADLOCK AND STUFF LIKE THAT. JUST ROLLING AROUND ON THE GROUND BASICALLY.))
SUPER=07-Jerry Beckner;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=ground, basically.
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VO-NAT


Beckner's mother says her son is not in a gang.
She says she's never even seen any evidence of gang activity in Roanoke.
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SOT 12:36:44
IN Q=Only time I hear

((LEANN BOOTH:ONLY TIME I HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT A GANG IS WHEN I READ IT IN THE PAPER ABOUT SOME BIG CITIES OR SOMETHING BUT I HEARD JERRY TALK NOTHING ABOUT NO GANGS NOTHING LIKE THAT))
SUPER=01-Leann Booth/Jerry Beckner's Mother;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=nothing like that.
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VO-NAT


Beckner's mother says he has attention deficit disorder and is heavily involved in sports as a energy release.
She says the wrestling with the other men was merely for sport.
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Mitsubishi


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


Mitsubishi Motors has reached a settlement with 27 women who say they were sexually harassed at a plant in Illinois.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Peoria, IL;


The woman sued the company in 19-94 saying managers at the factory allowed them to be propositioned, groped and insulted.
A source says Mitsubishi will pay the women nine and-a- half million dollars.
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SOT

4;08:52
IN Q=

((PATRICIA BENASSI/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY THIS LAWSUIT BROUGHT TO THE FOREFRONT CERTAIN PROBLEMS, I GIVE CREDIT TO BOTH MITSUBISHI AND TO THE PLAINTIFFS THAT THEY ADDRESS SOME SERIOUS PROBLEMS AND THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO RESOLVE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Patricia Benassi/Plaintiff's Attorney;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=they were able to resolve it.
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The company still faces a much larger FEDERAL discrimination suit.
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Bomb-Search


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


Navy experts plan to resume their search today of lakes in the area where an Air Force jet crashed in April.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Eagle, CO;


They are hoping to find four 500 bombs that have been missing since an Arizona pilot took a fatal joy ride with an A-10 attack plane.
The plane's wreckage was found, but not the bombs.
Yesterday's search was delayed by a temperamental boat engine.
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NY-RALLY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net (if needed)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Several thousand people marched over the Brooklyn Bridge to New York City hall this morning to protest police brutality.
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SUPER=05-New York, NY;
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Organizers call the demonstration a cry for justice, following the alleged police torture of a Haitian immigrant.
SUPER=@File;


Abner Loima (loo-ee'-mah) has been hospitalized since August 9th when officers allegedly sodomized him with a wooden stick in a Brooklyn police station.
Louima (loo-ee'-mah) underwent a second surgery overnight and his condition has been downgraded to critical.
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E-Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=None


A construction accident at the site of the Colonial Downs Race track killed one man yesterday.
A dump truck carrying asphalt backed over the construction worker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Kent Co./Wednesday;


Virginia's first parimutuel horse track is under the gun to run its first races on Monday -- the day mandated by the General Assembly.
Workers have been going in shifts around the clock for the past few weeks to get the 58- million dollar facility ready.
But investigators say the strenuous schedule was not a factor in this incident.
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SOT
IN Q=they were trying

((S.W. HOWARD/NEW KENT CO. SHERIFF: THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THE ROAD IN HERE, WE COULDN'T SEE ANY NEGLIGENCE ON ANYONE'S PART, NO NEGLIGENCE AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-S.W. Howard/New Kent Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=negligence at all
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VO-NAT


Local and state police, along with the state Department of Labor and Industry are investigating the accident.
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5-M'ville-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-36
GRAPHIC=NONE


Martinsville convicts are on the move...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


They will move from the old, cramped and rusted jail cells, to spacious new dorm rooms... in an annex built onto the Martinsville Jail.
Sixteen inmates live together with a television, air conditioning and plenty of room to socialize.
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SOT 4:43:50
IN Q=You can get

((TROY BARKSDALE/INMATE: YOU CAN GET EXERCISE, AND OVER THERE YOU COULDN'T. DIDN'T HAVE MUCH EXERCISE, NOTHING BUT PLAYING CARDS AND STUFF LIKE THAT. WE HAVE AN EXERCISE MACHINE HERE AND TABLES TO PLAY GAMES, AND IT WILL BE A LOT BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Troy Barksdale/Inmate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=a lot better
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VO-NAT


Guards watch inmates 24 hours a day from this central control panel...
This allows convicts to walk by themselves to G-E-D classes, Bible study or family visits.
Only people with less serious charges, such as shoplifting, enjoy this freedom.
Guards say breaking the rules, results in a one-way ticket back to the old jail.
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S-Pulaski-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


And a new jail in our area will be headed up by a familiar face.
Ralph Dobbins is stepping down after seven years as Pulaski County Sheriff.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Dobbins has accepted a position as Superintendent of the New River Valley Regional Jail that's being built in Dublin.
Dobbins, who says he's honored by the offer, expects to remain Sheriff until at least the end of September.
Circuit Judge Colin Gibb will appoint a new sheriff once Dobbins leaves.
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Bus-Stop


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=back to school


Some Franklin County parents say one of their school buses is traveling down a dangerous road.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Bus 107 makes several stops along route 1-22 and concerned citizens say one of the pick up sites is treacherous for children.
The Franklin County Bus Transportation office, as of this morning, has moved the stop to a safer area across the street.
The bus picks up three students near Hardy Road.
Parents say they're worried about the safety of all the children on the bus after a near accident earlier this week.
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Day-One


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-65)
GRAPHIC=back to school


From pre-school on...the first day of school can be a momentous day.
Back to school can mean new books, new clothes and homework, but it can also mean stress for some parents and students.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Judy Conley/Great Beginnings Teacher; :12
SUPER=01-Beverly Fitz/Great Beginnings Teacher; :56
SUPER=01-Glenna Dunn/Great Beginnings Owner; 1:22
SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:10
RUNS=1:38
OUT Q=NEWS-7 SALEM

(( This is day-one --the first day of pre-school for many toddlers and infants at Great Beginnings.
It's a pattern they'll get used to, but for now it's a new and big change from their normal routine.
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SOT 14.45.03 - 14.45.25
IN Q=It's really hard

((JUDY CONLEY/GREAT BEGINNINGS TEACHER: IT'S REALLY HARD IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN IN DAY CARE BEFORE TO BRING THEM. IT IS. IT'S A BID ADJUSTMENT. AND, IT'S REALLY HARD IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN TO DAY CARE BEFORE. THEY MAY SEEM--THEY MAY CRY OR WHATEVER AND IT MAY BE VERY HARD FOR THEM IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN IN IT BEFORE, BECAUSE IT IS AN ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=altogether different environment.


Teachers say this period of adjustment normally lasts one to 14 days and is usually difficult for children and parents.
Adults often feel guilty about not being able to spend time with their children as they once had --usually due to work demands.
And, many have concerns about the type of care their child will receive--concerns workers here say are common.
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SOT 14.22.47 - 14.22.58
IN Q=We say okay

((BEVERLY FITZ/GREAT BEGINNINGS TEACHER: WE SAY OKAY, MOM. I KNOW IT'S HARD FOR YOU, YOUR BABY'S OKAY. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM. IF YOU'D JUST LIKE TO LOOK THROUGH THE WINDOW THAT'S FINE.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=window that's fine.


Teachers remind parents every child is different--some youngsters will cry from the beginning, while others blend in quickly.
But, they warn there's always the exception-- a child who finds making the adjustment a little too much to handle.
That was the case with Sarah. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 15.00.32 - 15.00.48
IN Q=Fortunately this child

((GLENNA DUNN/GREAT BEGINNINGS OWNER: FORTUNATELY THIS CHILD NOW, IN FACT SHE'S IN THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW. AND, SHE'S VERY, VERY HAPPY RIGHT NOW BUT IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO SEE A CHILD HAVE THAT KIND OF ADJUSTMENT PERIOD AND IT'S DIFFICULT FOR A PARENT BECAUSE THEY;RE ALREADY FEELING GUILTY ABOUT LEAVING THEIR CHILDREN IN DAY-CARE.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=children in day-care.


Stacey Martin, News 7, Salem.))

Armored-Car


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


A unique vehicle is on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


It's a converted personnel carrier, used to transport valuable items.
This vehicle carried Virginia's original copy of the Bill of Rights on tour six years ago.
It weighs 15-thousand pounds, and has bulletproof tires.
It cost 250-thousand dollarsn to build.
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2-shot-Mel/Pev N-W-Toss

GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=pev
TAPE#597-41
GRAPHIC=Growin' It


A rare but very nasty disease is affecting tomatoes as we near the end of the growing season.
Here's more on Bacterial Chancre, today on Growin' It.
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SOT
IN Q=Cherry tomatoes
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Ann Hansen/Plant Pathologist; :25
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=typical of bacterial chancre.


WIPE TO WEATHER VIDEO Patrick mic hot Patrick reads weather stats WEATHER
SUPER=300-79/40/West 8mph/29.94s/100/1953/42/1986;
SUPER=301-78/45/Northwest 9mph/29.93r/97/1932/47/1986;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear/& Cool/54-58/Sunny/& Pleasant/82-85;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Cool/58-62/Sunny/& Pleasant/85-88;
SUPER=332-Clear/& Cool/50-54/Sunny/& Pleasant/80-83;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Cool/51-55/Sunny/& Pleasant/78-82;
SUPER=334-Clear/& Cool/49-52/Sunny/& Pleasant/77-81;
SUPER=X5001;



Barnett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=banking


The merger mania may not be over for some of the largest banks in our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;


The New York Times says Barnett Bank of Florida is putting itself up for sale.
According to the newspaper, three North Carolina banks, Nationsbank, Wachovia, and First Union, are in the hunt.
Barnett declined to comment.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Currently, both First Union and Wachovia both major mergers in the works with some Virginia banks.

Chip


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN


Chip Sullivan had one of the best opening rounds of his P-G-A career yesterday.
He shot a two under 69 during the first round of the Greater Milwaukee Open in Brown Deer, Wisconsin.
Chip is just three shots off the lead of 5 under par that is shared by five players including Lennie Clements and Fred Funk.

Glass


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-ffe-16
GRAPHIC=FFE


The high school football season officially got under way in the Hill City last night with a cross town clash between Heritage and EC Glass.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Pioneers vs. Hilltoppers;


Bo Henson watched his troops fall behind thanks to a turnover that Pem Apperson's club was able to take advantage of.
Brian Horsley got the Toppers on the board with this run into the zone from a couple yards out, but the PAT failed and Glass trailed 7-6 at the break.
A Heritage turnover early in the 3rd led to the next Glass score. It was Horsley again doing the honors for a 14-7 lead after the 2 point conversion.
The Pioneers could muster no offense late in the game, allowing
SUPER=36-E.C. Glass/21/Heritage/7;

Horsley to complete the trifecta with this burst up the middle, and Glass wins its 9th straight over Heritage 21 to 7.
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FFE


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-7
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


Many of the area's other teams open their seasons tonight.
Here's a look at the 14 games out Friday Football Extra crews will be covering for you on opening night.
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SOT
IN Q=MUSIC FULL
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL
(YOU FADE THE MUSIC)
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Open


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=U-S Open


The U-S Open continues today as Second-seeds Michael Chang and Monica Seles take to the court.
Chang will face fellow American Jeff Salzenstein after Seles battles Miriam Oremans (OHR'-eh-mahnz).

Reagan-Photo


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


A boy from Ohio now has a little piece of history in his photo album.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;

4:24:26
It happened when he and his grandfather had a chance encounter with former President Ronald Reagan in a Los Angeles park this week.
The former chief executive chatted briefly with them and agreed to pose for pictures on a park bench with 12- year- old Rostik Denneburg.
President Reagan has rarely been seen in public since it was announced he had Alzheimer's disease. (----------------)