[RICHMOND-SHOOTING]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-t]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The 14 year old boy charged with opening fire inside his Richmond high school will appear in court today to be formally charged as an adult.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


Students at Armstrong High school were taking final exams when shots rang out yesterday morning.
A history teacher and volunteer teacher's aid were caught in the cross fire.
Both recieved non-life threatening wounds.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( JUAM BODRICK/ARMSTRONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTTHERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF REASONS IT COULD AHVE HAPPENED, BROUGHT IT BACK TO SCHOOL.
))
[SUPER=01-Juam Bodrick/Armstrong High School Student;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=BROUGHT IT BACK TO SCHOOL. ]
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[VO-NAT]

[FROM FREED PKG 7:07:24]
Investigators are now trying to figure out how a gun was in school in the first place.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( TERESA GOOCH, DEPUTY CHIEF, RICHMOND POLICE DEPARTMENT:WHEN A STUDENT COMES INTO SCHOOL WITH AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON SOMETHING IS ON HIS MIND...WE HAVE TO INVESTIGATE. ))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gooch/Richmond Police Department:]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=WE HAVE TO INVESTIGATE.]
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[VO-NAT]


The teen is charged with aggravated assault.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][KINKEL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-p]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-File Tape/May;]

[9:00:37]
In Oregon, the fifteen year old accused of going on a shooting rampage at his high school last month makes his first court appearance today.
Police say on May 20th Kip Kinkel murdered his parents at their home then went to his high school where he opened fire in the cafeteria, killing two students and injuring two dozen others.
He will also be tried as an adult.
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[WOODWARD]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-U]
[GRAPHIC=Louise Woodward]


British au pair Louise Woodward is free to go home to England.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[10:08:56]
The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a judge's decision to set her free on reduced charges in the death of a baby in her care.
Prosecutors wanted the court to reinstate the original second degree murder conviction and send her back to jail.
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[Eaton-Advisor]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET-A]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The sister of Trooper Jerry Hines will not be allowed to act as spiritual advisor to her brother's condemned killer.
Maria Hines, a former nun, had that request denied yesterday.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-File Tape/1989;]


Dennis Wayne Eaton is scheduled to die this week for killing Jerry Hines and 3 other people in 1989.
Department of Corrections officials will not allow Hines to offer spiritual guidance to Eaton in the final hours of his life because Hines is a death penalty opponent.
Authorities fear she would try to disrupt the execution.
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[anchor=Melanie]
[ss=None]


Hines is scheduled speak at a news conference this afternoon.

[E-Cycle-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-45 27:13]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


The doors of a Roanoke recycling plant are open today after a fire there sent clouds of smoke into the air last night --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The heavy smoke made it difficult for firefighters to battle the blaze at Cycle Systems.
But after several hours the fire was extinquished..
Fire officials suspect the blaze started in a large paper compactor.
No one was injured.
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[COSBY]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


In southern California, jury selection is underway in the trial of the man charged with murdering Bill Cosby's son.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles/January 1997;]


Ennis Cosby was fatally shot January 16, 1997 -- 17 months ago today.
He had pulled off a Los Angeles freeway to change a flat tire on his Mercedes.
Attorneys for 19-year-old Mikail Markhasev (mik-HYL' MAHR'-kuh-sev) are asking prospective jurors if they have already formed opinions about the case because the victim was the son of one of the country's most admired men.
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[E-Dead-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98:41 45:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Pittsylvania County authorities are looking for the person or persons responsible for the poisoning deaths of 9 dogs.

And they're hoping a cash reward will help.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Markham;]


There used to be 11 bird-dogs living in these kennels on Ben Davenport's farm in Markham.
Last month, a veterinarian confirmed they were poisoned when someone put antifreeze in their food.
Nine died-- two survived.
Davenport first noticed a problem when the dogs acted a bit sluggish.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:06:04-:16]
[IN Q=It was real hot at that]

((BEN DAVENPORT: IT WAS REAL HOT AT THAT TIME. WE REALLY DIDN'T SUSPECT THAT THE DOGS WERE SICK UNTIL THE NEXT DAY AND THEN THE DOGS BEGAN TO HAVE LABORED BREATHING.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Davenport/Bannister Bend Farm;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=have labored breathing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The two surviving dogs are now being boarded in North Carolina.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office is offering a 25-hundred dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case.
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[Tailgating]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=University of Virginia]


The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is cracking down on a University of Virginia tradition -- football tailgate parties.
The board says the parties have been operating illegally for years.
Now UVA officials are seeking licenses for the tailgate parties.
In response to underage binge-drinking, a University task force HAD recently recommended banning alcohol at tailgating events, but UVA's board of Visitors nixed that idea.




[E-Cable-Boxes]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-44 28:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two years from now, cable viewers should be able to PURCHASE cable boxes, and use them anywhere in the U-S.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Most people now RENT cable boxes by the month from the local cable company.
The F-C-C is setting out to change that -- saying cable boxes will be widely available for sale starting in the year 2000.
And the new cable box will be universal -- for use in any state, on digital or analog television.
But the owner would be responsible for upkeep.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:50:45]
[IN Q=Let's say]

((LET'S SAY YOU BUY A BOX THIS YEAR. NEXT YEAR THAT BOX IS OBSOLETE. YOU WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPAIRING THAT BOX OR BUYING ADDITIONAL SOFTWARE FOR THAT PARTICULAR BOX SO THAT COULD BE A DOWNSIDE. ))
[SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Cable;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=A DOWNSIDE]
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[VO-NAT]


Customers will also have to buy security cards from the local cable company.
Right now those features come with the boxes.
Cox officials say they do not know all the details yet, but they do NOT think they will lose money in the new system.
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[Lowes-Project]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-40 TC 59:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Virginia Baptist Children's Home is getting some extra help from a local store.
It's all part of a community service effort.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Today, employees from Lowe's department store began working at the Children's Home campus. They're building a handicap ramp onto the Hargrave Dining Hall. Today's work is apart of the "Lowe's Heroes" project.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT10.09.04]
[IN Q= Well it's a ]

((DONNIE DEAL/LOWE'S MANAGER: WELL IT'S A GOOD FEELING. THEY ARE VERY VERY APPRECIATIVE. THEY HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE. THEY ARE MAKING SURE THAT ANYTHING THAT WE NEED THAT THEY CAN ROUND UP FOR US AND ITS A GOOD FEELINGG THAT YOU CAN RETURN ANYTHING TO YOU COMMUNITY AS A THANK YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Donnie Deal/Lowe's Manager]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q= as a thank you]
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[vo-nat] The store is also donating new doors, carbon monoxide detectors and painting supplies.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=none]

After the project is completed today, the store will have a chance to compete with other Lowe's store for a 20-thousand dollar award to be donated to a local charity.

[E-Bedford-Sheriff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-32 1:08:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Bedford County Sheriff's Department employees are headed to a new building for work today -- for the first time in 30 years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The two-million dollar facility is just south of the Bedford city limits.
Besides the new offices, it'll also house the county's 911 dispatch center which should go online this fall.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:41:12]
[IN Q=We should have]

((BROWN: WE SHOULD HAVE, AND WHAT WE'RE EXPECTING IS BETTER COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. WE'VE GOT A LOT OF AREAS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE DEAD SPOTS WITH THE CURRENT RADIO SYSTEM AND THAT POSES A PROBLEM AND DANGER TO THE DEPUTIES AND TO THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; ]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=of the county.]
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[VO-NAT]


The old sheriff's department will be renovated and turned over to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail system.
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[E-Rail-Walk]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-39 1:01:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke city officials hope a direct route from the Downtown area to a local museum will bring more tourists to the city.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Railside Linear Walk is considered the latest in Downtown tourist attractions.
It will link the city market to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT=11:26:47]
[IN Q=TOURISM HAS BEEN]

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE CITY MAYOR; TOURISM HAS BEEN A GREAT THEME FOR OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. WE'VE CONTINUED TO INVEST IN TOURISM DEVELOPMENT SUCH AS THE HOTEL ROANOKE, IMPROVEMENTS TO THE MARKET AND THE VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION. AND NOW THIS RAILWALK THAT WILL BE A LINK BETWEEN THE CITY MARKET AND THE TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM. IT'S A GREAT INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE OF ROANOKE AND IT WILL BE A GREAT TOURIST DRAW ALSO.))
[SUPER=@Bowers;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=tourist draw also.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 1.8 million dollar Walkway will run along the Norfolk Southern tracks, to spotlight the city's railroad history.

Construction on the project gets underway next week.
It will take about 15 months to complete.
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[E-Fort-Early]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOOn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-53 06:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Lynchburg residents are hoping to create a sixth historic district in the city.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Fort Early Corporation yesterday petitioned the city for historic zoning status.
The site marks the area where Confederate troops defended the city from a Federal raiding party in 18-64.
Supporters say getting the property properly recognized by the city is only the first step.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:00:29]
[IN Q=And then after]

((FRANCES HEDRICK/FORT EARLY CORP.: AND THEN AFTER WE DO THAT WE HOPE TO GET IT ON THE VIRGINIA LANDMARK REGISTER. IT WAS JUST THAT IT'S ALREADY SUCH AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF PROPERTY. IT IS THE ONLY CIVIL WAR BREASTWORKS, THE LAND ITSELF, THAT ARE LEFT IN THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG.))
[SUPER=01-Frances Hedrick/Fort Early Corporation; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=city of Lynchburg.]
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[VO-NAT]


The historic zoning would protect Fort Early from new development.
Neighboring properties would NOT be affected.
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[E-Viagra]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ach]
[TAPE#=98-42 33:16]
[GRAPHIC=health insurance]


Aetna U-S Healthcare says its won't pay for Viagra.
The company says having sex isn't a medical necessity.
The company also cites the impotence drug's side effects and possibe fatal interactions with other drugs.
Aetna has told New York insurance regulators it won't pay for Viagra unless employees buy special coverage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Meantime for insurance companies that DO pick up the tab for Viagra, the complaints continue over lack of coverage for birth control.
Of the American insurance companies that cover prescriptive contraceptives, only one third cover birth control pills.
Planned Parenthood is lobbying congress to end what it calls an unequal preference.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14.11.17]
[IN Q= They are in]

((DAVID NOVA/PRESIDENT-PLANNED PARENTHOOD; THEY ARE IN ESSENCE COVERING AND ENABLING MEN TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SEX BUT THEY ARE DENYING WOMEN THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THAT UNWANTED PREGNANCIES THAT RESULT FROM THAT SEX.))
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q= from that sex]
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[VO-NAT]


Insurance companies in Virginia are required by law to include contraceptive coverage in at least one health plan.
But insurance companies say those plans are not popular with employers, leaving many Virginians without the coverage.
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[Internet-Birth]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-34 TC 1:33:00]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


When baby Sean came into the world this morning, the world was watching.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL;]


The birth was broadcast live on the internet.
The parents, going only by their first names, Elizabeth, and Gilbert, say they wanted to show people what a real birth is like.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=it helps]

((GILBERT/FATHER; IT HELPS FUTURE MOTHERS SEE THAT HAVING A BABY IS NOT ALL SCREAMING AND PAINFUL.))
[SUPER=07-Father;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=and painful]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Cameras followed Elizabeth throughought the birthing process... It was broadcast on the American health Network website.
Not everyone who wanted to watch was able to.
the broadcast was limited to 10-thousand viewers.
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[E-Dow-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-43]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


Foreign markets are doing better today, suggesting that prospects are good for an early recovery rally on Wall Street.
Concern over Asian markets yesterday sent the Dow Jones industrial average tumbling to its second-worst point loss of the year.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yesterday;]


The market tumbled 207 points -- analysts say investors are worried about the Japanese economic recession.
After all with weak currency, Japanese consumers may not be able to afford U-S goods -- and that would hurt American profits.
But brokers say the Asian crisis will not kill America's bull market.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:03:31]
[IN Q=The main thing]

((THE MAIN THING IS NOT TO CHANGE YOUR LONGTERM GOALS BECAUSE OF SHORTTERM MARKET TRNEDS. IF YOU'VE GOT A 5 YEAR PLAN YOU NEED TO STAY ON THAT 5 YEAR PLAN RATHER THAN WORRY ABOUT LONGTERM FLUCTUATIONS IN THE MARKET.))
[SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/J.C. Bradford & Co.;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=IN THE MARKET]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Prillaman says the banking industry is especially strong on the stock market due to all the recent mergers and acquisitions.
(------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=Hold]


Just before noon today, the dow was DOWN 35 points.

[bulls-celebration]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-s]
[GRAPHIC=Bulls]


It's almost becoming old hat in Chicago, but they're definately get tired of celebrating.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago;]


Tens of thousands descinded on the Windy City's Grant Park today to celebrate the Bull's sixth N-B-A Championship in the last eight years.
Many fans waited all night to get into the park.
All of the Bulls players are taking part in the celebration including Michael Jordan.
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[UVA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


A recent award has the Cavaliers sitting on top of the commonwealth.
The University of Virginia won the 20th annual Virginia Sports director's Association state survey of division one schools.
Virginia had teams and individuals representing 16 sports participate in post-season competition during the 1997-98 school year. U-V-A teams had a combined 65 percent winning average. Hampton University finished second in the overall competition with a winning percentage of 61-percent.