12:00-01

Pitts-Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=shooting


No arrests have yet been made in the murder of a Pittsylvania County man last night.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret has the latest on the investigation, from our Danville newsroom.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@tina1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Melanie, Sheriff Harold Plaster is being very careful not to say too much about the investigation. We do know he has suspects -- a witness -- and clues -- and he's asking for the public's help.
(Rollcue:the public's help)
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IN Q=20-year-old Delvecchio Farmer
SUPER=03-Blairs; :00
SUPER=@Plaster; :14
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=he will make an arrest

(( Twenty- year- old Delvecchio Farmer was shot to death at about 10:45 last night.
He and a woman were at this mobile home on Route 7-16 in Blairs.
Sheriff's deputies are using the woman as a witness and appealing to the public.
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SOT 14:46:05
IN Q=Anybody who has

((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTS. CO. SHERIFF: ANYBODY WHO HAS ANY INFORMATION ON A WHITE NISSAN MAXIMA OR A LIGHT BLUE JEEP CHEROKEE OR SEEN OR BEEN IN THE AREA AND KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CRIME, CONTACT THE PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.))
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OUT Q=sheriff's office


Sheriff Plaster says this was not Farmer's home.
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SOT 14:46:33
IN Q=I don't know

((I DON'T KNOW THAT HE WAS LIVING THERE. HIS ADDRESS THAT WE HAVE IS LISTED AS KEELING DRIVE IN KEELING, VIRGINIA))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=Keeling Virginia


Investigators found bullet holes in the side of the house and shells outside.
Farmer was found -- dead -- inside.
The Sheriff says he has no motive yet and cannot predict when he will make an arrest.))
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Farmer's mother was at the scene last night, along with a crowd of bystanders who stood out in the rain, watching for hours.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


The scene was pretty calm, and no one would speak to us.

Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


A friend of Earl Bramblett from Spartanburg, South Carolina took the witness stand in Bramblett's capital murder trial this morning.
James Lee Owens said Bramblett referred to some trouble back in Virginia when they lived together, but Bramblett never told him what it was about.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave


Keith Humphry is at the courthouse.
So Keith, what's the latest in this ongoing trial?
Live=Keith Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Keith1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
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Rollcue: a house together in Spartanburg
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IN Q=

(( ))
SUPER=01-James Lee Owens/Bramblett Friend;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=problems of myself.
Live=Keith Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
(Keith ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
(Q: How credible is this witness?)


GLOBAL-WARMING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=environmental health


President Clinton today is expected to unveil his plans to tackle global warming.
It's expected to include domestic tax breaks followed by internationally binding pollution cuts phased in over several years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bonn, Germany;


The President's plan is expected to heat up the start of a week long U-N conference on the issue in Germany.
Europeans say the American plan does NOT go far enough at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
President Clinton will take his proposal to an international environmental summit in Japan in December.
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ELECTRIC-CARS


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


The development of a new electric car is promising to put a dent in the problem of global warming.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:17:31
A fuel cell that pulls hydrogen from gasoline will power the car.
Secretary of Energy Federico Pena says the car will provide convenience and cleaner air.
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IN Q=

(( FEDERICO PENA//ENERGY SECRETARY: "YOU CAN DRIVE JUST AS FAR, USING HALF THE GASOLINE AND EMITTING HALF THE GREENHOUSE GASES. ))
SUPER=01-Federico Pena/Energy Secretary;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=THE GREENHOUSE GASES.
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VO-NAT


It also means an electric car with no bulky batteries.
Prototypes are expected within a few years.
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IRS


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


On Capitol Hill today house hearings are underway that could lead to sweeping changes for the Internal Revenue Service.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/File Tape;


The bill has broad bi- partisan support and yesterday picked up an endorsement from the Clinton administration.
The proposal would create 28 new taxpayers rights and change the way the I-R-S handles court cases.
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SOT
IN Q=

((REP. BILL ARCHER/R-TEXAS IN AMERICA, A CITIZEN IS PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN LIABLE, IN THE IRS IT'S THE OTHER WAY AROUND. THE TAXPAYER BEARS THE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT HE OR SHE IS NOT LIABLE. MY PROPOSAL WILL SHIFT THE BURDEN OF PROOF IN COURT PROCEEDINGS FROM THE TAXPAYER TO THE IRS WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bill Archer/(R) Texas;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=for a long, long time.
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VO-NAT


Archer's proposal would also create an independent oversight board with authority over the I-R-S.
The full House will vote on the measure next month.
But Senate action this year isn't as certain.
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Heston


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-64
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Legendary screen actor Charlton Heston is hitting the campaign trail in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Heston appeared in Blacksburg this morning along side Republican gubernatorial candidate, Jim Gilmore.
Although he lives in Beverly Hills, California-- Heston is familiar with Virginia politics.
He campaigned for George Allen four years ago.
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IN Q=He seems

(( ))
SUPER=01-Charlton Heston/Screen Actor; :00
SUPER=@Gilmore; :14
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=not kidding.
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VO-NAT


Heston says Virginia holds a special place in his heart because it's where the country was invented.
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E-Payne


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=LF Payne

**Note Anchor Tag**
Democrat L-F Payne wants to be Virginia's next Lieutenant Governor. He's the only statewide candidate who won't take a tax pledge.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=I don't intend
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Payne; :11
SUPER=@Ellen2; :27
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



((sot 10:14:32

((I DON'T INTEND TO RAISE TAXES. THAT'S NOT ANYTHING WE NEED TO DO IN VIRGINIA.))
runs=:05


That's the subtext.
But the text is maybe we will need a tax increase.
sot 10:13:27

((I DON'T THINK WE KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE HAPPENING ACROSS VIRGINIA IN THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TO SAY IN NO EVENT, WHETHER THE CONSTITUENTS WANT US TO OR NOT, WILL WE EVER BE IN FAVOR OF INCREASING TAXES.))
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It's a courageous or foolhardy stance -- turf running mate Don Beyer appeared to start out on and then vacate.
But it's the edgiest thing you'll hear L.F. Payne say this year.
Here he is on the man he's running neck and neck with in the polls.
sot 10:15:13

((I THINK JOHN HAGER HAS RUN A GOOD CAMPAIGN. I THINK HE IS A NICE PERSON. I'VE ENJOYED GETTING TO KNOW HIM DURING THE CAMPAIGN.))
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Payne says don't doubt they have significant differences on issues and, he says, abilities.
After all, Payne grew up in Amherst, son of a state trooper and school teacher-- went on to Virginia Military Institute and then a decorated career in the Army.
He founded Wintergreen resort, bringing jobs and infrastructure to rural Nelson County.
Then, he served nine years in Congress, toeing the line between Democrat and Republican.
sot 10:10:14

((WELL YOU KNOW, I DECIDED TO LEAVE CONGRESS BECAUSE I SAID THAT I'D SERVE EIGHT OR TEN YEARS AND I'D HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE NINE. AND I WAS VERY INTERESTED IN COMING BACK TO VIRGINIA.))
runs=:11


Coming back for a part-time job as lieutenant governor?
sot 10:10:58

((I WOULD BE GREATLY HONORED TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA.))
runs=:06


His other major campaign thrust is to establish a clearinghouse to help public schools teach children -- he has four by two marriages -- the difference between right and wrong.
Shared values, he says, NOT religion.
Payne wants to be a consensus builder in the evenly split Senate.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Mark Earley


Tonight, we'll take a closer look at Attorney General candidate Mark Earley on News 7 at six and eleven.

Green


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-68)
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's not a new message but one worth repeating, alcohol abuse can have dangerous consequences.
That's the message one man is spreading from campus to campus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Mike Green, a former athlete, says a trend toward heavy drinking is having tragic consequences at the nation's colleges.
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SOT 15:57:31
IN Q=I think there's a lot

((MIKE GREEN/ALCOHOL AWARENESS EXPERT: I THINK A LOT OF DEATHS ARE HAPPENING, SPECIFICALLY THIS YEAR AROUND COLLEGES, DUE TO RAPID INGESTION OF ALCOHOL OR WHAT THE STUDENTS CALL RIGHT NOW POWER DRINKING, WHICH IS NOT REALLY WITH BEER, BUT DRINKING HARD ALCOHOL. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Green/Alcohol Awareness Expert;
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OUT Q=hard alcohol
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Green spoke last night at Virginia Tech during the school's observance of Alcohol Awareness Week.

Legend-Cars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#net (edit of 97-66)
GRAPHIC=None


It's an experience many people never get, but one group of students is getting to put together a race car in the classroom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Students at Arnold Burton Technical School are working on a Legends car -- a real-life race car that one day will speed around a NASCAR track.
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SOT 13:52:39
IN Q=WHEN I HEARD

((JESSE LIEBO/JUNIOR: WHEN I HEARD ABOUT IT I WAS REAL EXCITED. IT'S A RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS LIKE ME.))
RUNS=:05
SUPER=01-Jesse Liebo/Junior;
OUT Q=STUDENTS LIKE ME
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VO-NAT


Though the students have been working hard on the car, it's the teacher, who's been in the driver's seat. Natsound: Carroll speeding around
RUNS=:04
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SOT13:51:36
IN Q=

((JEREMY GOYER/JUNIOR: HE'S BEEN DOING IT. HE'S THE ONLY ONE SO FAR. HE SAID HE'S GONNA LET US DO IT ONE DAY. Scott: You hope you get to drive it? YEAH WE HOPE. ))
SUPER=01-Jeremy Goyer/Junior; :04
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=YEAH. WE HOPE.
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VO-NAT


Auto mechanics teacher Lynn Carroll says this activity will give students an opportunity to possibly get good paying jobs with a Winston Cup team.
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Orca-sightings


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


Whale watchers got an eyeful yesterday in the waters off Seattle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;

7:48:54
Almost two dozen Orca whales were spotted fishing for silver salmon in Puget Sound.
It's the first time killer Whales have been sighted in the area in at least ten years.
Crowds stood by as the whales made their way through the sound.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-47/37/Northwest 7mph/30.09f/83/1979/28/1974;
SUPER=301-51/32/Northwest 10mph/30.08f/87/1935/26/1930;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Frost Warning/Clear & Cold/28-32/Sunny/& Cool/58-62;
SUPER=331-Frost Warning/Clear & Cold/30-34/Sunny/& Cool/58-62;
SUPER=332-Clear/Quite Cold/25-28/Sunny/& Cool/51-55;
SUPER=333-Frost Warning/Clear & Cold/23-26/Sunny/& Cool/54-58;
SUPER=334-Clear/Quite Cold/23-26/Sunny/& Cool/50-53;
SUPER=X5001;



Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern reports its earnings were higher than expected during the last three months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


In fact, the railway says its net income was a record 203-million dollars during the third quarter.
When you subtract money Norfolk Southern spent in its bid to take over part of Conrail, that figure drops to 179-million.
Still, N-S expected bad weather and service problems to make a BIGGER dent in profits.
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series


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of
GRAPHIC=world series


The Marlins scalped the Indians in game three of the World Series.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/MLB-NBC Sports;


Florida took the initial lead in the top of the first on a Gary Sheaffield homerun.
Cleveland answered with Jim TOH-mee's two-run homer, his third homer of the night, which put the Indians up 7-3 in the fifth.
The Marlins came back to tie it at 7 in the seventh.
Florida broke the tie with an amazing seven run ninth inning.
The Marlins are up two games to one in the series.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


Saturday's A-C-C clash in Charlottesville pits Florida State's 10th ranked offense against Virginia's 14th rated defense.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/October 26, 1996; :00


Last year; the seminoles beat U-V-a 31-24 behind quarterback Thad Busby's 316 passing yards. He is the A-C-C's total offensive leader this season that Wali Rainer and Company have to stop Saturday.
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SOT
IN Q=You

((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/HAS 54 TACKLES FOR UVA:))
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/Has 54 Tackles for UVa; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...all add up"
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Hoops


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of GIRL-97)
GRAPHIC=Girls basketball


A number of teams took to the high school hardwood last night.
In Vinton the undefeated William Byrd took on Alleghany.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Vinton/Mountaineers vs. Terriers; :00


Bryd is working toward a Blue Ridge District crown.
But they had to get by Alleghany last night. In the second period; Dawn Chewning takes the nice pass and sinks the three pointer making it 26-11 Byrd.
The Lady Mountaineers answer on the break. Terri Laing gives to Alleghany's go to gal; Carrie Brown who finishes with some window cleaning.
SUPER=34-William Byrd/79/Alleghany/44/ ;

Byrd's Sarah Moore then goes for the steal and outlets to Andrea Gay for the hoop. 38-17 Lady terriers.
Byrd remains undefeated with the 79-44 Blue Ridge District victory.
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Johnson


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S7-12
GRAPHIC=CELTICS


To the N-B-A where former Boston Celtics great Dennis Johnson was in court yesterday in Orlando, Florida.
That's IN court and not ON the court.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00


Monday night D-J was arrested on charges he grabbed his wife by the throat and threatened her with a kitchen knife.
The 43- year -old Johnson was charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence even
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=HOLD


though his wife did not want to press charges after police arrived.

Cheering-Parrot


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


The Carolina Panthers have a new feathered fan.
Jon Robinson has the story on Myla the Panther Parrot Cheerleader.
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04:52:33
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Lake Norman, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Donna Parsons/Myla's Owner; :15
SUPER=01-Jon Robinson/Reporting; 1:30 (no SU)
RUNS=1:38

OUT Q=CBS News