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Pearl-plot

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


In Mississippi, six teenagers are behind bars this afternoon for allegedly plotting to kill their classmates.
The charges are related to last week's shooting rampage at Pearl High School.
Art Rascon has the story.
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SUPER=01-Bill Slade/Pearl Police Chief; :23
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Police say these six teenagers are part of a tightly knit group at pearl high school, and were involved in last weeks killing spree that left 3-dead. All six were charged late yesterday with conspiracy to commit murder, and are now jailed on one million dollars bond each. they were part of a deadly plot, police say, to kill students.
BILL SLADE/PEARL POLICE CHIEF:"I'M NOT GOING TO Y I'M SHOCKED. I'M JUST SAYING, THIS WHOLE THING IS A TRAGIC SITUATION. AND IT HAS ROCKED OUR COMMUNITY."
Five of the teenagers attend pearl high school....the scene last week of a deadly rampage that left two students dead.
16-year old luke woodham is accused of killing the students...and for allegedly stabbing is mother to death a few hours before the shootings.
Police won't say just how the six teenagers are connected to the murders...but the mother of delbert shaw, one of the accused, had this to say... JUNE GOODIN/MOTHER OF ACCUSED:"I KNOW MY SON DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT...I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THE OTHER CHILDREN WHO WERE, WHO WERE ARRESTED. BUT I DO KNOW THAT MY SON, HE HAS NO VIOLENT STREAK IN HIM, WHATSOEVER. HE LOVED THESE GIRLS, HE WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS."
But according to some reports the teenagers were a vicious group. they not only were out to kill other students at the high school, but reports say two of the suspects were also plotting to kill their fathers.
Suggestions of cult activity were quickly shot down by one of the suspects attorney's.
MERRIDA COXWELL/JUSTIN SLEDGE ATTY:"THERE IS, UH, RUMORS OF A CULT GOING AROUND. SOMEONE HAS BEEN WATCHING TO MANY OLIVER STONE MOVIES. BECAUSE THAT IS RIDICULOUS."
School is back open today...with teens trying to deal with not only the death of two students, but with the arrests of several others. art rascon, cbsn, pearl, ms.))

E-Grayson-County


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-62
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Two white men will face a grand jury on charges of killing a black man in Grayson County.
Teresa Hamilton has details of the case.
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SUPER=01-William Avon Keen/Danville SCLC President; 1:26
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Christy Harden was there the night Garnett "GP" Johnson was burned alive and decapitated.
The two, and some friends, had been celebrating her 21st birthday before the night got out of hand.
At first, Harden told police her close friend, Emmett Cressell Junior-- was not involved.
However, later said Cressell helped carry Johnson's body outside shortly before he was killed.
But Cressell's attorney says the fact his client was one of the first to report the crime proves he wasn't involved, although Harden testified, Cressell smelled of gasoline.
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((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:OBVIOUSLY THERE'S GREAT CONFLICT IN EVIDENCE AND OBVIOUSLY I THINK, AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, MY POSITION'S BEEN BORNE OUT, THAT MAYBE MY MAN'S NOT GUILTY, NOT MAYBE, HE'S NOT GUILTY. ))
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Louis Ceparano is the main suspect- -charged with capital murder.
When police arrived at Ceparano's house, the day of the murder, he was in the yard, near where police found Johnson's head buried.
But his attorneys, Jimmy and Bobby Turk are inclined to point the finger at Cressell. And, criticized local authorities for not initially treating Cressell as a suspect.
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((JIMMY TURK/CEPARANO'S ATTORNEY:JUNIOR CERTAINLY WAS INVOLVED, TO A GREAT EXTENT, AND BOBBY AND I BOTH FEEL THAT, HE WAS INVOLVED TO THE EXTENT THAT HE VERY LIKELY AND PROBABLY DID COMMIT THIS MURDER. ))
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The case has been closely watched by civil rights groups who believe the crime was racially motivated.
Danville's SCLC president was at the hearing.
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((WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE SCLC PRESIDENT:WELL IN MY MIND, THERE'S NOT ANY QUESTION, BASED ON THE TESTIMONIALS AND THE STATEMENTS THAT WERE MADE. ))
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take su
This is not the last we've heard from the two sides.
In the end-- Judge Danny Bird certified both cases to a grand jury.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Grayson County.))

CAMPAIGN-FINANCE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


A White House lawyer is testifying before a grand jury today about videotapes of President Clinton's coffee meetings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-White House Video;


Officials say the assistant counsel is explaining how the tapes were made and why it took so long to turn them over to investigators.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton today responded to Senator Fred Thompson's accusations that the White House tried to block a probe of Democratic fund- raising.
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10:00:32 ((CLINTON:When we gave 100 thousand pages of documents to Senator Thompson's committee, I think that's pretty good evidence of our good faith.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


At this hour former White House aid Harold Ickes is appearing before Thompson's Senate panel investigating campaign fund- raising.
He said today he doesn't recall a meeting between President Clinton and teamster members who have been implicated in union fund- raising schemes.
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peace-talks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


More violence today between Israel and Lebanon.
Three Israelis were killed and ten wounded in a roadside bomb attack in southern Lebanon.
Meantime, peace talks have resumed between Israel and the Palestinians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat met early this morning at a border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
U-S envoy Dennis Ross arranged the meeting, the first between the two leaders in eight months.
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4:03;26
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((DENNIS ROSS:ITS CLEAR THAT THERE IS A POLITICAL PROCESS THATS UNDER WAY TO WORK TOWARDS MUTUAL NEEDS ...GOOD STEP BUT LOTS OF WORK STILL TO BE DONE.))
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VO-NAT


Ross says both leaders have agreed to meet on a regular basis.
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ca-bomb


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


Near Sacramento, California this morning military demolition experts detonated a 24- year- old bomb.
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VO-NAT


The 500 pound explosive was discovered yesterday in a railyard in the town of Roseville.
In 19-73 a trainload of ammunition bound for the Vietnam war exploded at the site.
The detonation occurred after authorities evacuated about 400 people within a half-mile radius.
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French-Trial


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


In France, a former Nazi collaborator is on trial today for War crimes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bordeaux, France;


Eighty-seven- year- old Maurice Papon (pa-PAWN') is accused of sending more than 15 hundred Jews to die in German concentration camps.
He is the highest ranking official in the Nazi- controlled French government of World War Two to face war crimes.
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Walton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Danville man has pleaded guilty to killing three people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


Eighteen- year- old Percy Levar Walton was charged with robbing, then killing a man and an elderly couple last November.
The victims were Walton's neighbors. Walton could receive the death penalty when he is sentenced October 29th.
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E-Beyer-Wilder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Wilder


Doug Wilder had praise for both Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer at Monday night's debate.
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((DOUG WILDER: I THINK THE PUBLIC I THINK IS GREATLY ENHANCED BY HEARING BOTH OF YOU SPEAK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO FOR VIRGINIA. BECAUSE I DON'T THINK EITHER OF YOU ARE DEMONS. I THINK BOTH OF YOU WOULD SERVE AS GOVERNOR AND WOULD BE EXCELLENT GOVERNORS.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night;


That was the former governor trying to remain the impartial moderator of Monday's debate.
Afterward, he remained coy about any endorsement, even after making it known he'd been pushed by President Clinton to endorse Don Beyer..
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((DON BEYER: I HOPE THAT HE'LL ENDORSE ME. I'D LOVE TO CAMPAIGN WITH HIM IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. BUT I'M GONNA WIN THIS RACE WITH OR WITHOUT HIM. AND I CANNOT MAKE MY VICTORY AND VIRGINIA'S FUTURE DEPENDENT ON ANY ONE PERSON'S DECISION. Are you counting on it? NO I'M NOT COUNTING ON IT. I WELCOME IT, BUT I'M NOT PLANNING ON IT.))
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VO-NAT


Political analysts say as long as Wilder holds out -- Republican Gilmore picks up credibility with African American voters.
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E-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-63
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


The spin doctors have been in action since the big debate.
Yesterday Gilmore defended himself against charges he describes as "despicable."
And Republican prosecutors stepped forward to help him make his case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Monday Night;


During the debate, Beyer repeatedly criticized Gilmore for offering plea agreements to some child molesters, while Gilmore was serving as the Commonwealth's Attorney of Henrico County.
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((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: TRYING TO DISTORT MY RECORD IN PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IS ABSOLUTELY DESPICABLE, AND I THINK COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS AND PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE ARE RISING UP AGAINST THAT.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Three Republican prosecutors from western Virginia joined Gilmore yesterday in Roanoke.
They dismissed Beyer's criticism as inaccurate and unfair.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT CO. COMM. ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT TO LOOK AT EACH CASE, BUT A CHILD IS USUALLY YOUR WITNESS AND SOMETIMES THEY WON'T TESTIFY. SOMETIMES THE PARENTS DON'T WANT THEM TO TESTIFY. THERE'S A MYRIAD OF REASONS WHY YOU ENTER A PLEA AGREEMENT. AND HIS ATTACK IGNORES THAT.))
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VO-NAT


Gilmore was in Roanoke to address the Regional Chamber of Commerce. Beyer will speak to the group later this month.
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E-Henne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


Rocky Mount is without a town manager this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Mark Henne (hen-nee) handed in his resignation yesterday.
The action follows a closed door meeting Monday between Henne, the mayor and Vice Mayor.
No official explanation has been given, but the mayor's office says the matter will be discussed at the council meeting on Monday.
For now the mayor is filling in for Henne.
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covington-river


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a debate over the temperature of the Jackson River at last night's Alleghany County Board of Supervisor's meeting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


The temperature of the water flowing out of the Gathright dam was lowered nine years ago.
The cooler water accepts more biological waste, making it cheaper for nearby Westvaco to do business.
E.C. Dressler says the warm water should be brought back.
He says the cold water stifles tourism, because people can't swim in the river.
Dressler was the only supervisor to voice his desire to warm the water.
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E-VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI


A kiss between two cadets at V-M-I has led to campus confinement.
The male and female rats were caught kissing under a desk in a dark room last month.
In addition to a month's confinement the cadets were also given additional marching duty as punishment.
It is the first known violation of the school's anti fraternization rules.

HUBBLE-STAR


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


The Hubble telescope has locked in on what's being called the biggest, brightest star ever.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-View from Hubble Telescope;


Astronomers say the "Pistol" star's energy output in SIX seconds equals what our sun generates in an entire year.
And it's so big you could put the sun and the orbits of the first three planets of our solar system, including Earth's, inside it.
There are a few skeptics who are less starry-eyed.
One astronomer says the Pistol is actually a combination of two or three stars.
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Center-Award


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tja
TAPE#97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Center In The Square is getting more than praise for its work...it's getting money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The center was awarded the Rudy Bruner Award, in recognition of Urban Revitalization.
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((SIMEON BRUNER/BRUNER, COTT; WE THINK THAT CENTER IN THE SQUARE DEVELOPED A AMAZING PROGRAM TO BRING THE COMMUNITY IN THE DOWNTOWN AND RESPONSIBLE IN A LARGE MEASURE FOR THE RENOVATION FOR DOWN TOWN ROANOKE.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Roanoke was selected from more than 80 projects nationwide. WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=rail merger


Union leaders say they'll fight the Norfolk Southern/C-S-X plan to carve up Conrail.
A-F-L- C-I-O leaders in Washington yesterday discussed the proposed split.
The officials said the deal puts railroad workers at risk as their companies get bigger and the potential for accidents increases.
Labor also is concerned that the two buyers expect to eliminate two-thousand jobs.

Braves


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/MARLINS


The Braves and the Marlins opened their best of seven National League championship series last night.
And if you're a Braves fan -- you won't like the highlights.
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Marlins' skipper Jim Leyland got some unexpected help from the Braves' normally tough infield.
Fred McGriff booted one at first, right before Chipper Jones let this one slide into left field.
The nonchalant play allowed three
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runs to score in the first innings.
The Braves lose game one 5 to 3.
Game two is later today.
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Salem


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE# net (edit of GIRL-97)
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


The William Byrd Terriers continue to chalk up victories in the Blue Ridge this year.
Last night in Salem they took care of the Spartans, raising their record to 14 and 0.
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In the second quarter, Andrea Gay hustles all the way down for the easy two inside as Byrd takes a 3 point lead.
But the Lady Spartans turned up the heat. Elizabeth Croy nails the deuce from the corner.
Salem cuts the Byrd lead to just one point.
But the Lady Terriers would slowly
SUPER=35-William Byrd/52/Salem/33;


start to pull away. Sarah Moore's short jumper gives Byrd a 9 point lead, and the Terriers win it 52 to 33.
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Canes


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=HURRICANES


The Carolina Hurricanes got their first win of the season last night in Greensboro.
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SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Kings vs. Hurricanes; :00


The Canes started quickly last night as Robert Kron scores the opening goal to make 1-to-nothing.
Then still in the first look at the nice diving move by Glen Wesley to slap the puck in and give Carolina a 2-to-nothing lead.
The Kings then went on top 3-to-2 before Gary Roberts forced a tie in overtime with the backhand shot past former Winston-Salem Thunderbird goalie Fredric Chebot.
SUPER=31-Los Angeles/3/Carolina/3/Final In OT;


It ends tied at 3-all in O-T.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Express


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of extra)
GRAPHIC=Wipe Wipe Wipe
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Express got in a scrimmage last night.
Veteran Dave Stewart welcomed newcomer Travis Smith to the pro ranks with this not so subtle check behind the net.
And Gagnon taught Mike Bzdell a lesson or two as "Gags" makes the save on the point blank shot.
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Halloween-Scarecrow


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


It's October and Halloween is right around the corner.
That means it's time to pick out a costume and a pumpkin, but for one Utah man, those two are one in the same.
Michael Rawson has the story.
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