[Shooting]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-26 TC 1:20:08]
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Roanoke police are on the lookout for two suspects who attempted to rob a store last night and shot the clerk.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


According to police, 38-year-old Annie T. Williams was closing the store on North Rugby Road in Northwest Roanoke around 10:30 when the 2 suspects, wearing masks, demanded money.
Williams was shot in the chest, but suffered only a superficial wound.
She was treated and released from Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-28 TC: 1:00:50]
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Blacksburg police say a preliminary investigation into an early-morning apartment fire shows that the blaze was an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]


Two people were rescued from the fire in this apartment building, adjoining the Hokie House restaurant on the 300 block of North Main Street.
The building sustained 75-thousand dollars worth of property damage.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the second floor of the structure.
Other parts of the building sustained water damage.
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[VO-NAT]


The two people rescued were injured in the blaze and were treated and released from Monntgomery Regional Hospital.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=98-36; 27:46]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Franklin County officials say an electrical problem sparked the blaze that forced the evacuation of a Smith Mountain Lake shopping center.
Dozens were evacuated from the Bridge Water plaza after a fire broke out at about three-thirty yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters from Bedford County and Franklin County responded to blaze.
The fire was contained to the roof and attic of one part of the building.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=sta]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A weekend car accident claimed the life of a man in Wythe County.
The wreck occurred along the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 just after midnight Sunday morning.
State Police say 23 year old Christopher Lee Hendricks of Dublin lost control of his car and smashed into a tree.
He died at the scene.

[boeing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=airplane safety]


The nation's airlines are trying to resume business as usual today.
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[VO-NAT]

[7:07:15]
Yesteray, the F-A-A ordered the immediate inspections of 180 older model Boeing 7-37's, citing concerns that their wiring might be damaged and could possibly ignite fuel.
Agency officials says 47 grounded planes have been looked at so far.
Of those inspected about half showed abrasion in their wiring bundles.
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[IN Q=]

(( TOM MCSWEENEY/FAA DIRECTOR OF AIRPLANE CERTIFICATION: I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THOSE AIRPLANES AFFECTED BY THIS AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE, WITH 50-THOUSAND HOURS OR MORE ON THEM, WILL NOT FLY IN REVENUE SERVICE UNTIL THOSE INSPECTIONS ARE COMPLETED. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom McSweeney/FAA;]
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[OUT Q= until those inpsections are completed.]
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[VO-NAT]


United Airlines canceled 54 flights to make the emergency inspections.
United says it expects to have its 18 affected aircraft operating today.
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[MIDEAST-TALKS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast peace talks]


Israel's leader is taking his fight with the White House to the American people.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to give up 13 percent of the West Bank, citing security concerns.
Today he said he believes the American people would want him to have the final say in Israel's security matters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( BENJAMIN NETANYAHU:IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHILE THE U.S. HAS ALWAYS BEEN COMMITTED TO ISRAEL SECURITY, IT IS PERTINENT AND IMPERATIVE THAT ISRAEL, AND ISRAEL ALONE MAKES THE DECISIONS TO ITS SECURITY." ))
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister]
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[OUT Q=the decision to its security.]
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[VO-NAT]


Netanyahu's comments came during a meeting with 50 mayors from around the world.
The meeting took place at the same time the White House had planned to convene a summit in Washington, DCTERMS.
Today's New York Times reports the Clinton administration is giving Netanyahu a two month extension to reconsider the latest proposal.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][Ireland]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland;]

[7:00:34]
The possibility of peace in Northern Ireland has taken another step forward.
Sinn Fein, the most influential unit of the I-R-A's political wing, has voted overwhelmingly, to back the peace accord worked out a month ago.
Northern Ireland's main Protestant party has already approved the plan.
The public gets to vote May 22nd.
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[Festival]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-43 TC :27]
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Roanoke's Festival in the Park is less than 2 weeks away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Organizers announced some of the upcoming events and attractions this morning.
This year's concerts include performances by Foghat, and Captain Cook, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band.
There will be more activities this year, especially for children.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're ading a lot]

((WENDI SCHULTZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE'RE ADDING A LOT OF NEW ACTIVITIES, WE'RE KIND OF GETTING IN PREPARATION FOR OUR 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, WHEN WE'RE REALLY GOING TO BLOW OUT THE CITY, BUT WE'VE REALLY TRIED TO ADD A WHOLE LOT OF NEW ACTIVITIES, WE DO TRY TO DO THAT EVERY YEAR. I THINK THIS YEAR WE'RE ADDING A COUPLE MORE SPORTING EVENTS THAT WE NORMALLY DO , THAT GENERATES A WHOLE LOT OF EXCITEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Executive Director;]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the new events is the first ever nocturnal golf tournament, complete with glow-in-the-dark golf balls.
Festival in the Park begins May 21st.
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[E-Gilmore-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-35; 39:15]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore is welcoming labor leaders and Democrats to the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./May 1;]


Last week they announced an all-out effort to save tobacco manufacturing jobs in Virginia.
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[SOT 10:06:14]
[IN Q=We are calling]

((WE ARE CALLING ON THIS COMMUNITY TO JOIN WITH THE WORKERS. AND THAT COMMUNITY INCLUDES THE POLITICAL PART OF OUR SOCIETY. THE CITY COUNCIL. THE BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS. THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOT TRY TO POLITICALLY GRANDSTAND ON THIS. I THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN VERY FAR BEHIND IN THIS. THEY HAVE ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY TAKEN A POSITION THAT HAS BEEN ALL THAT FAVORABLE TO VIRGINIA'S WORKERS. WE HAVE CONSISTENTLY SUPPORTED VIRGINIA'S WORKERS AND ARE GONNA CONTINUE TO DO THAT. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO MAKE THIS A POLITICAL ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Danny LeBlanc/Virginia AFL-CIO; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :16]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Philip Morris]


Philip Morris union members in the Richmond area have high praise for Democratic Senator Chuck Robb, for his efforts

to protect Virginia jobs in the tobacco fight.[philippines]


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


Violence has marred elections in the Philippines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manila, Philippines;]

[7:01:47]
Seven people were killed today when gunmen opened fire on candidates, poll watchers and political workers.
Officials say a total of 42 people have been killed in election-related violence.
That's actually a significant decline from past elections.
Seventeen government positions are up for election today including the office of President.
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[E-Bowers-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-40]
[GRAPHIC=David Bowers]


Roanoke's operating budget is in sight for city administrators, but there are still a few questions to answer before the budget is finalized.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mayor David Bowers said almost all the budget-related items have been approved.
One exception though, is retirement benefits programs for city workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


Today Bowers plans to ask city council to wait a while before approving that item.
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[SOT=10:57:01]
[IN Q=MY FIRST OBLIGATION]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR; MY FIRST OBLIGATION IS TO THE CITZENS OF ROANOKE AND THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. SO I'M GOING TO BE ASKING COUNCIL TO CONTINUE SOME OF THE MATTERS. NOT ALL OF THE MATTERS FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OR EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT BENEFITS, BUT SOME OF THOSE MATTERS UNTIL SEPTEMBER.))
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[OUT Q=matters until September.]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Bowers says, IF the money is there in September, retired employees SHOULD be getting their benefits.

[STAMPS]


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


It will soon cost a little more to mail a letter.
The Postal rate Commission this morning approved a one cent increase in the 32 cent stamp.
The increase could take place this summer.

It comes despite three years of billion dollar profits for the Postal Service.[SBC-AMERITECH]


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


There's a big merger in the telecommunications industry.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


S-B-C Communications has agreed to purchase rival Ameritech for 62 billion dollars in stock.
The merger would be the second-largest in corporate history.
The merged company will have operations in nearly every area of the country -- and could serve as a rival to A-T-and-T.
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[Ulene-Interview]


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


ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK
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[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Art Ulene/Spokesperson, Allergy Action; :10]

[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FULL SCREEN; 2:05]
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[OUT Q=about our forecast.]


WEATHER

[Tornado]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Tornadoes again went on a rampage in South Carolina yesterday...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Summerville, SC;]


This is home video of a tornado that claimed the life of one eldery woman. In addition some 125 homes were damaged, and more than a half dozen people injured. Several tornadoes touched down in Lowcounty, Sunday.
Just last Thursday, another killer tornado struck in Edgefield County, South Carolina.

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[wipe wipe wipe wipe][Common-Sense]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=comsen]
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Commitment's the word when it comes to playing the stock market successfully.
Scott Goldberg tells us why in this week's Common Sense.
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[SUPER=@Scott1; :00]
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["C-S STANDUPS" AT 00:11:56 (tc) -- runs :15] (( If you've watched this segment before, you've heard us talk about "buy and hold" as an investment strategy.
It means you risk losing money if you get jittery whenever the stock market makes a sudden swing.
This week, analyst Tom Dunkenberger has more on the commitment you make when you invest in stocks.
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["COMMON SENSE" tape]
[IN Q=if you're]

((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST UNION: IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN THE MARKET LESS THAN FIVE YEARS, DON'T CONSIDER PUTTING YOUR MONEY IN THE STOCK MARKET BECAUSE IT'S JUST TOO MUCH RISK THERE. BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN FOR FIVE TO TEN YEARS, DEFINITELY LOOK AT THE STOCK MARKET. THE OTHER KEY POINT IS YOU WANT TO DIVERSIFY YOUR ASSETS --DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET HAVE SOME OF YOUR MONEY IN BONDS, HAVE SOME IN LARGE, WELL-ESTABLISHED COMPANIES, YOU MAY WANT TO HAVE A SMALLER PORTION IN SMALL GROWTH COMPANIES -- UP-AND-COMING COMPANIES.)) [RUNS 27]
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["C-S STANDUPS" AT 00:12:19 -- runs 08]
Of course, there is a time when you and your stocks should part ways.
We'll have more on that next week.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg. ))

[Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-5]
[GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche]


We begin with a win for the Avalanche.
Yesterday Salem brought their 3-game weekend series to an end with a win over Frederick, 6-5.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Keys; :00]


Flowers were handed out yesterda at the gate in honor of mothers day.
And the Avalanche went to work. Mark Hamlin hits this fly ball off the wall in centerfield scoring Blake Barthol and the Avalanche took a 1 to nothing lead.
Then Salem would score again in the second inning Rod Bair sends this shot over the left fielders head to score Hamlin from second and the Avalanche led 2 to nothing.
The Keys tried to sneak a run in on this play.
[SUPER=37-Salem/6/Frederick/5/;]

But Salem pitcher Shawn Chacon guns down Darrell Dent trying to steal and Home and Salem wins it 6 to 5.

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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-1]
[GRAPHIC=nba logo]


A mediocre night for Michael Jordan, but his 31 points helped garner a win for the Bulls over Charlotte, bringing series play to 3-1 with the Bulls on top.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/NBC SPORTS; :]


Charlotte's B. J. Armstrong during warm ups.
The Hornets come out on the run Anthony Mason to Bobby Phills for the jam and the lead.
But Chicago plays the tough defense Scottie Pippen gets it out to Ron Harper who takes it in for the slam dunk.
Michael Jordan again makes the defensive play
[SUPER=32-Chicago/94/Charlotte/80/;]

and gets it out scoring the layup and drawing the foul Chicago wins it 94 to 80.
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[Lakers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-3]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/NBC SPORTS; :]


To the West Coast, the Los Angeles Lakers are one game closer to eliminating Seattle from the N-B-A playoffs.
Eddie Jones warming up before the game.
And then he gets out on the break for the alley oop slam giving the Lakers a four point lead.
But Shaq took over the game here he pushes it up the floor and scores Los Angeles beats Seattle 112 to
[SUPER=32-Los Angeles/112/Seattle/100;] 100 to take a 3 games to one lead in the series.
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[MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO]


A good day for the Braves, as they take San Diego down with a score of 8-5.
Thanks in no small part to Andres Galarraga Andruw Jones and Ryan Klesko, who both hit homers in yesterday's game.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS; :]


A player in the Padres bull pen checking the action with a pair of Binoculars.
The Padres stepped it up early Carlos Hernandez hits this line drive single to left field scoring Chris Gomez to make it 2 to nothing Padres.
Still in the fourth Andy Sheets sends this line drive to left field Klesko catches it on the short hop but Tony Gywnn scores to make it 3 to nothing.
Galarraga got the Braves on the board in the bottom
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/8/San Diego/5/;]

of the fourth when he sends this shot over the right field wall for a two run homer and the Braves win it 8 to 5.


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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-6]
[GRAPHIC=Tiger Woods]


Tiger Woods took his first P-G-A tournament in 10 months yesterday, thanks to Jay Don Blake's missed birdie putt on the 18-th hole.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/CBS SPORTS; :00]


Woods shot a course record 63 Saturday but he had to scramble to finish with a 72. This shot on the side of a hill lands close to the cup and Woods would save par on the hole.
Tiger finished his round with a total of 271, 17 under par and a one stroke win over Blake.
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