[Henry-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#98-30]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Two children are dead and four other people injured following an early morning fire in Bassett.
A four month old infant and a 4-year old child were killed when the trailer they lived in caught fire in the Joyce Park area.
Two other children and their mother are in the hospital for observation.
[Double Boxes=Melanie/Christy/Microwave]


Christy Hubley joins us from Bassett.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
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(Rollcue: full of smoke and flames.)
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[SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Children's Father;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=me and my wife pretty hard.]
[Live=Christy Full;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Christy/Microwave][E-Widener]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THA]
[TAPE#98-39 TC 2:19]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The capital murder trial of a Smyth County teenager has ended with a conviction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marion/File Tape;]


Yesterday 18-year old Josh Widener was sentenced to life in prison for killing 68-year old Anna Jean Anderson.
The former school teacher was found strangled to death in her home in September of 1996.
Widener was also convicted of rape, robbery and burglary.
He was one of Anderson's former fifth grade students.
A second man-- Harold David Davis has already been sentenced to life for his role in Anderson's murder.
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[E-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-37 TC 13:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An elderly man remains in serious condition today after police say he was stabbed by his son last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;]


Officers responded to the Hunters Run Apartments in Danville just before nine last night.
That's where they found 76-year old Everett Till of Rockledge, Florida with two stab wounds.
Police arrested 43-year-old Michael Everett Till, who lived in the apartment where the stabbing occurred.
Till is charged with malicious wounding.
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[Ashe-Statue]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-25]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Richmond's most controversial public art has been vandalized.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The two year old statue for tennis great and civil rights leader Arthur Ashe got hit with paintballs overnight.
It's the first known vandalism to the statue.
The Ashe statue received both condemnation and praise when Richmond's City Council voted to place it on Monument Avenue-- the home of four Confederate statues.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The Robert E. Lee statue is Monument Avenue's most prominent feature.

It was vandalized with spray paint last month.[McCartney]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Former Beatle Paul McCartney today is appealing for privacy, amid lingering questions about his wife's death.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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[10:00:34]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Jim Peterson/Santa Barbara Sheriff's Dept.]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.]


((PUBLISHED REPORTS NOW CLAIM THAT LINDA MCCARTNEY DIED OF BREAST CANCER LAST FRIDAY NEAR TUSCON, ARIZONA, A PLACE WHERE THE MCCARTNEY'S OWNED AN EXPENSIVE HIDEAWAY.
LAST NIGHT A FAMILY SPOKESMAN RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING, QUOTE "WHEN LINDA DIED LAST FRIDAY WITH HER FAMILY AROUND HER, IT WAS IN A PLACE THAT WAS PRIVATE TO HER AND HER FAMILY. EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS ASSUMED THAT IT WAS IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA. SO IN AN EFFORT TO ALLOW THE FAMILY TIME TO GET BACK TO ENGLAND IN PEACE AND IN PRIVATE, IT WAS STATED THAT SHE HAD DIED IN SANTA BARBARA.
BECAUSE OFFICIALS IN SANTA BARBARA NEVER RECEIVED ANY PROPER PAPERWORK ON MCCARTNEY'S DEATH, THERE WAS SPECULATION THAT THE FAMILY WAS TRYING TO COVER UP AN ASSISTED SUICIDE. A CHARGE THE FAMILY SPOKESPERSON, FLATLY DENIED IN THIS STATEMENT, QUOTE, "FOR WHATEVER REASON THERE HAVE BEEN UNFOUNDED REPORTS THAT LINDA HAD BEEN ASSISTED IN HER DEATH, THIS IS NOT TRUE."
POLICE IN SANTA BARBARA HAVE NOW BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE MCCARTNEYS TO STRAIGHTEN THE WHOLE THING OUT.
IRONICALLY, SANTA BARBARA HELD A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LINDA MCCARTNEY TUESDAY NIGHT.
MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

[VETO-SESSION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#from 98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


Only a few hurdles remain before lawmakers say goodbye to Session 98.
After completing the veto session yesterday, legislators are turning their attention today to money for school construction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday the General Assembly shot down Governor Gilmore's plan to provide health insurance for children from lown-income families through the state's medicaid system.
The Governor did get his way on sex education, lifting the mandate on local school boards.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=hold]


Today the battle over school funding pits wealthier school divisions against poorer ones.
The General Assembly has already earmarked 110 million dollars to build schools.
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[Western-State]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The state has refused to release a consultant's report on Western State Hospital to the American Civil Liberties Union.
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[vo-nat]
[super=04-File Tape;]

The deaths of two patients at the Staunton mental hospital have sparked the attention of the Justice Department -- and the father of one of the patients.
He's filed a ten million dollar lawsuit.
In an letter last week to the state A-C-L-U, mental health commissioner Richard Kellogg said the report was prepared for use in litigation.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


Susan McDougal is appearing before the Whitewater grand jury in Arkansas this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;]


But McDougal says she hasn't changed her mind and has nothing to say.
McDougal is already serving 18 months in jail for contempt.
Prosecutors say she could be given an even stiffer sentence if she continues to refuse to testify.
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[wipe/wipe/wipe][CLINTON-DAYCARE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Back in Washington President Clinton is focusing on child care.
In a Rose Garden ceremony today he he renewed his call for lawmakers to approve nearly 22 billion dollars for aid to working families.
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[11:06:42-53]
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[ANCHOR=WE HAVE TO MAKE.]
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Tonight, the President Clinton is hosting a White House reception on the anniversary of his 1993 budget plan -- which he credits with igniting the current economic boom.
Republicans call it the biggest tax hike in history.

[AIDS-INJECTION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A medical technician in Missouri is accused of injecting his son with H-I-V-infected blood to avoid paying child support.
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[VO-NAT]


Police say 31-year-old Brian Stewart injected the boy with the blood six years ago when the child was hospitalized with breathing problems at a Missouri hospital.
[SUPER=03-Lake St. Louis, MO;]


He had access to the blood because he worked at a hospital drawing blood for a living.
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[SOT]

[8:14:26-31]
[IN Q=]

((NORMAL CONVENTIONAL WAYS THAT THE DISEASE IS TRANSMITTED WERE RULED OUT BY THE MEDICAL STAFF. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Kevin Willson/St. Charles, MO;]
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[OUT Q=THE MEDICAL STAFF.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say Stewart told the boy's mother that she would never collect child support payments because their son wouldn't live very long. Doctors say the boy -- now seven -- has full-blown AIDS.
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[Botetourt]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=NET-M]
[GRAPHIC=taxes]


The tax rate in Botetourt County could soon be falling -- but not all residents are happy about it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Land values rose an average 37 percent in Botetourt County this year -- so county supervisors say they will lower the real estate tax rate from 75 cents to 70 cents per 100 dollars to ease the blow.
But that means the county will sacrifice 925-thousand-dollars.
Some would rather pay that money to see schools improve.
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[SOT 18:06:31]
[IN Q=With a dedicated teacher]

((WITH A DEDICATED TEACHER EARNING WELL BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, RIDING A SCHOOL BUS THAT BREAKS DOWN FREQUENTLY AND IN A CLASSROOM WHERE SHE CAN'T HEAR HER TEACHER CAUSE THERE'S NOT DOOR OR WALL TO BL0CK OUT NOISE OR VISUAL DISTRACTIONS. AND ALL BECAUSE I SAVED A LOUSY 50 OR 100 DOLLARS.))
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[OUT Q=50 OR 100 DOLLARS]
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[VO-NAT]


The county already plans to give schools one-point-six million dollars, but that may not be enough for extra teachers and competitive salaries.
Still -- others need that tax money in their pockets.
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[SOT 19:25:24]
[IN Q=I came out here]

((I CAME OUT HERE FOR THE PASTORAL VIEWS, THE SCENERY. I LIKE IT MUCH OUT HERE BUT I DO NOT WANT MY TAXES TO INCREASE BECAUSE ALL THE ADDITIONAL CHILDREN WE HAVE COMING INTO THIS COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wood/Resident;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=coming into this county]
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[VO-NAT]


Supervisors will vote on whether to lower the tax rate next Thursday.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Roanoke business leaders say they aren't looking for monday morning quarterbacks in the may city council elections.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, the seven men who are vying for three seats on city council sat down with members of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce for breakfast.
Chamber leaders say they're looking for council member who have a game plan for the city's future.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We're looking for people]

((JOHN STROUD/REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE'RE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMIC GROWTH OF OUR COMMUNITY AND HOW WE CAN IMPROVE OUR EDUCATION SYSTEMS.))
[SUPER=01-John Stroud/Regional Chamber of Commerce;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=can improve our education systems.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Incumbents Nelson Harris, Jack Parrott, and Bill White are seeking re-election on May fifth. The challengers in

clude Bill Bestpitch, Alvin Hudson, Chris Muse, and Joe Nash. [E-Black-farmers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mfe]
[TAPE#=598-16 TC 29:51]
[GRAPHIC=Farming]


Members of the National Black Farmers Association are taking to the streets of Washington D.C. today in protest.
And black farmers in our area are among those for whom the organization is protesting, according to the N-double-A-C-P.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The U-S Department of Agriculture invited state N-double-A-C-P officials to the table to discuss ways of ensuring equal opportunities.
Black farmers in Franklin County have long complained their loan applications were being repeatedly rejected by the USDA because of their race.
U-S-D-A officials say that problem has been solved.
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[SOT 12:28:32]
[IN Q=I think]

((LLOYD JONES/USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT: WE'VE NOW STREAMLINED OUR REGULATIONS TREMENDOUSLY TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT EASIER FOR US TO NOT ONLY WITH INDIVIDUALS, BUT WITH PRIVATE SECTOR LENDERS, BANKERS, AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Lloyd Jones/USDA Rural Development]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=foward to that.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The Justice Department recently blocked more than two- thousand complaints against the U-S-D-A made by the National Black Farmers Association.

[holocaust]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Israelis are honoring those killed in the Holocaust.
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[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=(sirens)]
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[VO-NAT]


The piercing wail of sirens brought the country to a standstill on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Some wept and others stood quietly -- remembering the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.
[SUPER=03-Auschwitz, Poland;]

[10:09:47]
Ceremonies were also held in Auschwitz, site of what is considered the most terrible of the Nazi concentration camps.
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[UVA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-2]
[GRAPHIC=UVa/Virginia Tech]


The Virginia Cavaliers won a rubber match against Virginia Tech on the diamond last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs. Hokies; :00]


Tech star infielder and hitter Chad Foutz has already started rehabbing the torn ligaments in his right knee and is hopeful he can return for fall ball in 5 months.
It was a pitchers dual until the Cavaliers broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth. Outfielder Javier [SUPER=34-V

irginia/3/Virginia Tech/2;]
Lopez doubles to center for the eventual game winner; E. J. Anderson scores from first.3-2 cavs.
UVa's Brandon Creswell strikes out Tech's Nick Perlozzo to end the game as UVa barely escapes with a one run win.

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[SOT]
[IN Q="They got]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :08]
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[OUT Q=...very good"]
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE# from sp3]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


Virginia Military has a new Athletic director.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Donny White is leaving his job at a Richmond High school to return to his Alma mater.
But the 19-65 V-M-I civil engineering graduate inherits a program that has been struggling for a decade in the tough Southern Conference.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( DONNY WHITE: I THINK I HAVE THE BEST CREDENTIALS WHEN IT COMES TO VMI RELATED ACTIVITIES ))
[SUPER=01-Donny White/New VMI Athletic Director;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=VMI RELATED experiences.]
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[VO-NAT]


White has experience on the ball field.
He was football co-captain while at V-MI and a baseball all star.
But his greatest accomplishment was on the battlefield.
He was given a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star and an Air Medal for his service in the Vietnam war.
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[Golf]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=GOLF]


The rain stayed away just long enough for Countryside
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

to play host to the annual Kroger-March of Dimes charity golf event yesterday.
This the 8th straight year the Cave Spring Kroger employees have organized this event.
Last year the event raised $23 thousand dollars to help fight birth defects.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You see them...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Heninger/Kroger Representative; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...get out of it."]
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[VO-NAT con't]


Besides hitting the links, the golfers also attacked the lunch buffet that included grilled chicken and smoked pork bar-b-que.
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[New-atm]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you have trouble remembering pesky pin numbers, you are in luck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Swindon, England]

A new ATM system, that began a six-month trial run today, scans customers' irises when they make a transaction. Looking at a small dot for a few seconds will allow the computer to make a match and give you money. The inventor of the high-tech machine says that it is safer than reading fingerprints. This technology may bring us out of the age of keys, secret codes and passwords... and make getting money possible wit(------------)h the blink of an eye.