12:00-01

MARV-ALBERT

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albert, Marv


Former N-B-C sportscaster Marv Albert will not be going to jail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington;


A judge today suspended a 12 month prison sentence.
Albert's sexual assault trial ended in his guilty plea on misdemeanor assault and battery charges.
The judge has also ordered Albert to continue mental health counseling that he had already begun.
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Bramblett


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


The prosecution continues to present its case against capital murder suspect Earl Bramblett today.
Three years ago when LOCAL police were trying to question Bramblett about the Hodges murders he bought a gun.
Just two days after the bodies were found, STATE Police approved the purchase in less than an hour.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/August 29, 1994;


Bramblett used the Hodges' home as HIS address on the firearms form.
He'd practically LIVED at the Vinton house, but it was uninhabitable the day Bramblett bought a revolver.
State Police in Richmond approved the purchase in no time for lack of criminal convictions.
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E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-67
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Election day may be less than two weeks away, but one candidate for governor is already starting to take the lead.
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SOT
IN Q=We cannot

((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WE CANNOT TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED. WE CANNOT TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED. THE TRUTH IS THAT THE POLLS DON'T MATTER IF THE PEOPLE DON'T VOTE.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=don't vote.
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VO-NAT


Republican Jim Gilmore comes out on top in our latest "NEWS 7 Mason-Dixon poll" with 46-percent support among likely voters.
Democrat Don Beyer's 42-percent puts Gilmore's four point lead just outside the margin of error-- making Gilmore the leader in this race.
Gilmore also came out on top in a poll released by The Washington Post.
In our poll, Gilmore has a 53-37 advantage with white voters.
Beyer has a 68-12 advantage with black voters... but NO Virginia Democrat has won statewide office in modern times with less than 90-percent black support.
Doug Wilder declined to endorse Beyer in the midst of this poll.
Among men, Gilmore again has a 53-37 advantage.
Among women, Beyer has a slimmer 47-39 advantage.
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Take Fullscreen/Home Page Address
You can find the poll results on the W-D-B-J home page-- the address is w-d-b-j 7 dot com.
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E-Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Beyer


The poll results aren't slowing beyer down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The Democratic candidate said he's not discouraged, he's been involved in enough elections to know that late polls don't mean very much.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm as optimistic

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I'M AS OPTIMISTIC AS I'VE EVER BEEN, BUT WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO DO THESE LAST 12 DAYS IS POINT OUT THAT THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT MORE THAN THE CAR TAX. IT'S ABOUT VIRGINIA'S FUTURE.))
SUPER=@Beyer1;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=Virginia's future.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Yesterday Beyer picked up the endorsement of former White House press secretary James Brady to add to the support from 17 statewide organizations and four newspapers
The federal law banning assault weapons was named for Brady.

MARKET-STOCKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stocks


Some investors are breathing a sigh of relief today as global markets rebound from yesterday's Hong Kong crash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


On Wall Street, stocks started a recovery this morning, but just before noon the Dow down about 111 points.
SUPER=03-Hong Kong; :06


Across the world, financial markets have been bouncing back, after Hong Kong put an end to its hefty losses.
The Hong Kong market recovered much of yesterday's decline, leading most other markets to advances, and opening the door for U-S stocks.
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AU-PAIR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The trial of a British nanny accused of killing a baby in Massachusetts is being watched closely in England. Louise Woodward faces more cross-examination when the trial resumes on Monday.
Yesterday, she flatly denied abusing the baby.
Mark Phillips reports on the hometown reaction.
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SOT

9:00:48
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Elton, England; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; :41 (SU)
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=cbs news

((Nowhere are they watching the trial more closely than in the village Louise comes from.

SOT/(no ID) She's doing very well... she's remaining calm, confident and

she's looking them in the eye the whole time, which tells me she's definitely telling the truth.

SOT/(no ID) I think she's doing very well. Her honesty is coming over

perfectly.

(People watching Louise Woodward testify)

A back Louis campaign has begun here. And it's been given new impetus by Louise's performance in court.

SOT/Sandra McCabe/Hometown Friend

She seems to be talking from the heart...terrible...to have to live it again.
Phillips on-camera close Of course Louise will have to live it all over one more time when she takes the stand again... This time though, the questions will be tougher as they will come from the prosecution. MP, CBSN, London.))

PA-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


A Philadelphia house fire that killed three women and two children this morning is being treated as a homicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;


Authorities are looking into the possibility that a firebomb started the blaze.
Some witnesses also reported hearing gunshots.
At least five other people were injured in the blaze, including a firefighter.
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MILLION-MAN


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


Winnie Mandela confirms she will be the Keynote speaker at tomorrow's Million Woman March.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;


Organizers in Philadelphia are working hard to pull everything together.
They told city officials they expect 500-thousand to take part in the two mile march that begins at Independence Hall.
The rally will promote development of independent black schools, mentoring centers for teen-age black girls and programs to help black women leaving prison or entering business or politics.
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S-Bus-Fight


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=None


Three Halifax County boys are suspended from school for the rest of the year and facing felony charges after beating up another boy on a bus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax;


Both sides give the same version of what happened on Bus 5 Monday.
The bus pulled up to let 14- year- old Chris Easley out. Instead, Easley attacked 15- year- old Daniel Morris.
Easley's 13- year- old brother Larry and his 17- year- old cousin tried to jump on the bus from the road. Other students tried to hold the door shut.
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SOT 16:14:04
SOT 16:39:48
IN Q=I got up on there

((LARRY EASLEY: I GOT UP ON THERE AND I MOVED THE BUS DRIVER OUT OF THE WAY AND I HIT HIM IN THE FACE THREE OR FOUR TIMES AND I WAS KICKING HIM IN THE HEAD AND STUFF. DANIEL MORRIS: I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO KILL ME BECAUSE THAT OLDEST DUDE SAID HE WAS GOING TO KILL ME AND THEY TRIED TO DRAG ME OFF THE SCHOOL BUS BY MY FEET.))
SUPER=07-Larry Easley;
SUPER=07-Daniel Morris; :11
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=by my feet
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VO-NAT


Larry Easley says he was sticking by his brother -- but admits he was wrong.
Larry is under house arrest. His brother and cousin, who may be tried as adults, are in detention centers.
All three face charges of malicious wounding, and two face trespassing charges for jumping on the bus.
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Bus-Shooting


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


And in Northern Virginia,
Stafford authorities are looking for a person who fired shots at four school buses.
Investigators say a high-power B-B gun was used and at least one shot was fired at each bus.
Some windows were shattered. Only one bus was carrying students -- and no one was injured.

Shot-Robber


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=shooting


A homeowner shot a would-be robber this morning in Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Police say the intruder allegedly entered this house in the 67-hundred block of Goff Road around 7-30.
A couple was home at the time and apparently the husband confronted the intruder.
Investigators say the attack escalated and the husband allegedly shot and wounded the would-be robber.
His condition has not been released.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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E-Dolan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-65
GRAPHIC=Bill Dolan


Bill Dolan has more than a week to pull off a "come-from behind" victory in the race for attorney general.
Ellen Qualls has Dolan's story.
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SOT
IN Q=Even after
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 1993; :00
SUPER=04-ABC; :08
SUPER=@Dolan; :32
SUPER=01-Tom Dolan/Olympic Swimmer; :43
SUPER=03-Arlington; :51
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:08
RUNS=2:08
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Arlington.


(( Even after he lost in '93, many Virginians still didn't know who Bill Dolan was.
But a few thing things have changed since then. nat sound
runs=:08


Dolan's son Tom became the first American to win gold in the 1996 Olympics.
The winning spirit seems to have boosted dad-- back on the campaign trail with a vengeance.
And a new style with voters.
sot t1 11:11:30

((THEY'RE VERY SMART. BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT TO GET THROUGH YOU'VE GOT TO SAY IT CONCISELY AND QUICKLY AND LET THEM CHEW ON IT ON THEIR OWN TIME.))
runs=:13



sot TAPE ONE 11:00:44

((TOM DOLAN: THIS TIME I THINK HE'S ABLE TO KIND OF DEAL WITH THE ISSUES A LOT MORE RATHER THAN JUST SAY HI MY NAME'S BILL DOLAN THIS IS WHO I AM AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO.))
runs=:08


One of those issues is teen drug use.
Dolan says voters realize teens are in trouble.
sot T1 11:12:30

((WITH A NEW GENERATION. A NEW CHAPTER IN AN OLD BOOK. AND THEY WANT SOMEBODY TO A: RECOGNIZE IT, AND B: OFFER A PRACTICAL, REALISTIC SOLUTION.))
runs=:11


Dolan's suggestion is mandatory after-school activities for any at-risk kid.
After all, he grew up to become a hot shot lawyer, president of the Virginia State Bar.
SOT TAPE ONE 11:25:42

((IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME TO BE STANDING UP IN FRONT OF PEOPLE AND SAYING I AM A BETTER LAWYER. BECAUSE IT SOUNDS LIKE SO MUCH PUFFERY. BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS I AM A MUCH BETTER LAWYER THAN MARK IS AND MARK I THINK IN HIS HEART OF HEARTS, HE KNOWS THAT.))
RUNS=:22


Dolan's running behind Mark Earley in the polls.
We asked if there was something voters didn't get about him --
sot TAPE ONE 11:27:21

((PEOPLE HAVE SAID OR BEEN LED TO BELIEVE IS THAT SOMEHOW THIS FELLOW DOLAN DOESN'T STRIKE ME AS TOUGH.))
runs=:09



sot TAPE ONE 11:28:01

((pause IT IS A SERIOUS ERROR IN LOOKING AT ME AND EVALUATING ME TO CONFUSE CIVILITY WITH WEAKNESS.))
runs=:10


Don't expect a completely civil campaign from here on out.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Arlington.))

CSX-Concourse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-62)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Trains are a part of the history of Clifton Forge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


The city is trying to salvage the C-S-X, C-and-O platform built near the turn of the century.
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SOT 11.10.18 - 11.10.35
IN Q=This is a

((MARGARET ANDERSON/DIRECTOR OF ARCHIVE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR THE CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THIS STRUCTURE IS ONE OF THREE REMAINING IN VIRGINIA AND FOR THAT REASON WE WOULD LIKE TO TRY AND SAVE IT BECAUSE IT'S UNIQUE. ))
SUPER=01-Margaret Anderson/The C&O Historical Society;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it's unique.
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VO-NAT


The platform used to be a big town attraction, but recently C-S-X wanted to demolish it to cut costs.
Mayor Mac Campbell said C-S-X is willing to support the city's efforts to keep the platform.
Now, the city is working on raising the money needed to restore it.
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S-Smith-Mountain


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake


If you want to buy property by Smith Mountain Lake, this may be the weekend to do it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smith Mtn. Lake;


More than 40 lots totalling 700 acres will go to the highest bidders Saturday at noon at Cool Branch Rescue Squad.
Luxury homes with private airplane hangers were set to be built there, but the project never took off.
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Franklin-Shelter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#net (edit of 97-68)
GRAPHIC=None


Franklin County officials hope to have a new shelter manager by January.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


At the moment people can only adopt or drop off animals during limited hours, but a new employee would allow the kennel to open on Saturdays.
Hours were cut back when a judge decided inmates should not work at the shelter as part of a work release program.
County officials are working with the court and sheriff's office to get the work release program back.
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TIME-CHANGE


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


Roll cold out of break
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SOT
IN Q=fall is
SUPER=01-Leslie Quigley/Sleep Expert; :24
RUNS=2:05
OUT Q=extra hour

(( Fall is here and the leaves aren't the only things that are changing, so is the time.
Daylight-saving time goes back to standard time this weekend.
The shift takes place Sunday at 2 a-m, giving people an extra 60 minutes.
Leslie Quigley, a nationally recognized sleep expert joins us now to talk about a national survey on what Americans plan to do with their extra hour.
Tells us about some of the findings of the survey?

What was the most surprising thing about the survey?

Gives us some suggestions that might help us better adjust to the time change?

Since your a sleep specialist what advice do you offer people who time change are not have trouble getting a full night's sleep.

What are some things that contribute to insomnia?

The time change means it's going to get darker earlier, do you find that changes most people daily routines when it comes to eating and sleeping?

In addition to changing the clocks, public safety experts are again encouraging another change: Put new batteries in the home smoke detector.)) tape tosses to Kimberly
(Kimberly reads stats)


WEATHER
SUPER=300-48/52/Calm/30.06S/78/1991/24/1969;
SUPER=301-49/71/South 9/30.08S/82/1940/21/1969;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Rain Likely/Winds S 10/45-49/Variably Cloudy/Chance of

Showers/68-72;
SUPER=331-Showers/Likely/45-49/Partly Cloudy/Showers Possible/70-74;
SUPER=332-Showers, Maybe/a Thunderstorm/48-52/Partly Cloudy/Chance of

Rain/60-65;
SUPER=333-Rainy & Breezy/Winds S 10-15/42-46/Variably Cloudy/Chance of

Showers/58-62;
SUPER=334-Cloudy, with/Occasional Rain/48-52/Mostly Cloudy/Chance of

Showers/60-65;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-66
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern's C-E-O was in Philadelphia this week dolling out some money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;


David Goode said his company is helping pay for a ship yard and other projects that will draw jobs to the area.
If Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are successful in their bid to take over Conrail, the two Virginia railroads will dominate rail traffic in Pennsylvania.
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Series


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 04:27:44)
GRAPHIC=World Series


The Marlins have a 3 games to 2 lead over Cleveland after reeling in an 8-to-7 victory last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland,OH/MLB-NBC Sports;


Early in the game Orel Hershiser's curve ball almost takes off Moises Alou's head.
But in the 6th Alou got his revenge by stroking this three run homer to center off Hershiser.
Alou remained determined and scored again in the eighth and the ninth.
Florida wins it 8-to-7.
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G-Hoops


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of GIRL-97)
GRAPHIC=girls hoops


The Lady Hawks basketball team locked up the Dogwood regular season title with a 46 to 24 win over Altavista last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Gretna/Altavista vs. Gretna; :00


Amy Cook was simply unstoppable.
She poured in 19 points including two off this Crystal Boyd assist. It's 24 to 9 Gretna in the third.
Altavista's Ebony Irvine goes in and gets 2 of her team high 8 points.
But Amy kept Cooking as she lights up the scoreboard from the left side.
SUPER=33-Altavista/24/Gretna/46;

The Hawks sew up at least a share of the regular season crown, for the second straight year.
Even though their top rebounder Kristy Crews didn't play last night.
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FFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-1
GRAPHIC=FFE


The regular season is quickly winding down and tonight marks week number 9 of Friday Football Extra.
We'll have the highlights from these games tonight.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=..LOGO COMES FULL
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Jordan


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=JORDAN


Those of you with tickets to tonight's Bulls-Sixers exhibition game in Chapel Hill may get to see Michael Jordan, afterall.
Jordan had ingrown toenails removed earlier this week and he was supposed to be out five to seven days.
But he practiced yesterday in a size bigger shoes, and he says he may play tonight.
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SOT
IN Q="It seemed...

((MICHAEL JORDAN/MAY PLAY TONIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/May Play Tonight; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...I'LL PLAY."
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Pig-Inmate


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


You've heard of an attack dog, well what about an attack pig?
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VO-NAT

05:05:40, 06:15:12
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


"Carlito" is behind bars, quarantined for biting a meter reader when he reached over the gate.
The pig's owner said the man should have seen the warning signs, but local officials are not convinced. (----------------)