[Va-storm]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-R]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Bonnie]


It' looks like a warzone.
That's how one man is describing Virginia Beach this afternoon, following a visit from Bonnie.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;]


After gaining strength overnight and becoming a hurricane once again -- ``Bonnie's'' winds and rain are wreaking havoc along the Virginia coast.
The storm has knocked out power to more than two-thirds of Virginia Beach.
Officials are urging city residents to conserve water, amid fears that using the public water system could cause sewage overflows.
Meantime Bonnie is blamed for two deaths in North and South Carolina.
Jonathan Freed Has the latest from North Carolina where storm damage could run into the billions.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE]

[BONNIE]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#ROLL COLD FROM FEED TAPE]
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[super=03-Kill Devil Hills, NC;]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=cbs news.][ASIA-WS]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-G]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


It looks like it's another volatile day of trading for Wall Street.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


It began as an ugly day for overseas stock markets.
Japan's stock market plummeted to its lowest close in 12 years.
The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average tumbled 498 points, losing nearly three and a-half percent of it's value.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Wall Street opened slightly higher in moderate trading after plunging 357 points yesterday.
That's a loss of more than four percent and the third- biggest point-loss ever.
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[WIPE/WIPE/WIPE][RUSSIA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-J]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]

[7:07:28]
The world money-market crisis is being blamed in part on the political and economic turmoil in Russia.
But despite rumors he's about to quit, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is back on the job today.
Yeltsin gave an interview that will be broadcast on Russian Television later today.
And the Kremlin and the White House both say next week's Moscow summit is still on.
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[Stock-Market]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-50 TC 1:38:05]
[GRAPHIC=Stocks]


If you're one of the people who watches the stock market every day, you may be a little worried about recent drops in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
But watching the Dow is NOT the best way to watch your stocks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke stockbroker George Brammer said it's much more important to watch what's happening with the individual stocks you own.
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[SOT 11 06 45]
[IN Q=FOR THE LAST]

((GEORGE BRAMMER/AG EDWARDS: FOR THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS MOST PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WATHCING THE DOW AND IT HAS BEEN GOING UP QUITE DRAMATICALLY. BUT MOST PEOPLE DO NOT OWN THE DOW JONES AVERAGE. THAT'S COMPOSED OF THIRTY STOCKS. AND I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO OWNS ALL 30 STOCKS IN THE DOW JONES AVERAGE.))
[SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards;]
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[OUT Q=AVERAGE]
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[VO-NAT]


Brammer said the Dow is down about 15-percent from its high this year.
But most stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange have lost 20 percent or more.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-46 TC]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A teen ager was shot in the face after a fight in Roanoke last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]


Police say the 17-year-old boy was standing inside the Shell Station at the corner of Herschberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue shortly before 3-30 this morning.
The store clerk said a fight broke out in the store parking lot and one person involved in the scuffle fired several shots at the store.
The juvenile was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Police say his wounds do NOT appear to be life threatening.
2 handguns were recovered at the scene of the crime, and police say the investigation is continuing.
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[S-Hit-and-Run]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-60]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A truck has been located which is believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run accident that killed a Pittsylvania County woman this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Wednesday;]


34-year old Cynthia Faye White was struck and killed Tuesday night along State Route 360 in Keeling.
Her body was found Wednesday morning.
The owner of the 1973 black pickup truck says he was not driving it at the time of the accident.
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[5-Abbott]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=598-31 58:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


After being handed a lengthy prison term, one of the six defendants in the Abed racketeering case tried to spit at the prosecutor yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Amar Abed was given 47 and a half years behind bars.
The 26-year old arsonist from Arlington was one of those who helped set fire to the Corner Store on 13th Street.
[SUPER=04-January 13, 1995]


The use of a molotov cocktail to set the blaze brings an automatic mandatory 30-year sentence by itself.
This prosecutor argued strenuously for the "enhanced" punishment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They were assaulting]

((THEY WERE ASSAULTING PEOPLE, BEATING PEOPLE, BREAKING PEOPLE'S BONES, SELLING DOPE, SETTING FIRE TO STUFF. I THINK IT'S MORE THAN JUSTIFIED. IT'S A SHAME THEY DON'T GET ANY LONGER SENTENCES.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Assistant US Attorney]
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[OUT Q=longer sentences.]
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[v/o-NAT SOT]


As for the spitting incident, Bondurant managed to dodge it.
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[YOUTH-FORUM]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-f; from 98-63]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Roanoke Valley school officials want to stop the threat of deadly school violence before it can start.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Last night administrators held a forum aimed at raising awareness of school voilence and coming up with a line of defense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; AS YOU'VE SEEN ACROSS THE NATION THE SERIOUS INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURED IN OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA AND KENTUCKY, THOSE INCIDENTS AFFECTED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST ONE SCHOOL. AND IF WE CAN COME OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE AND BRING OUT AN AWARENESS TO THIS ENTIRE VALLEY THAT IT TAKES EVERY PERSON IN THIS ENTIRE VALLEY TO PREVENT VIOLENCE FROM HAPPENING, THEN I'LL BE PLEASED. ))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools;]
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[OUT Q=then i'll be pleased.]
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[VO-NAT]


A committee will develop the ideas generated at the forum into strategies.
Those strategies will apply valley wide.
Helping with that plan will be Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge, Philip Trompeter.
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[E-Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-56; 28:16]
[GRAPHIC=Emmett Cressell]


Emmett Cressell Junior's attorneys want to have a judge's ruling reversed so that their client can be allowed bond.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/File Tape;]


The notice of appeal was filed Wednesday in Grayson County court.
Cressell is accused of killing a former black marine last summer in Elk Creek.
He was released on 150- thousand dollars bond when charged with first degree murder.
But Cressell's bond was immediately revoked when the charge against him was upgraded to capital murder.
He's been behind bars for several months, now.
Cressell's murder trial is set for October.
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[E-Riverland]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-59 TC 21:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Salem police are awaiting the results of a psychiatric evaluation before determining whether to charge a man who held them at bay for 2 hours yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Police say Steve Garnett was armed in his trailer at the Riverland Mobile Home Court.
They say he threatened to shoot any officer that approached him.
The owner of the mobile home park says Garnett had lost his job in Roanoke yesterday and was depressed.
Police coached him out of the trailer by phone.
He is in emergency custody at Lewis-Gale Hospital.
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[Livestock-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-55 TC 47:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]


When a livestock truck is involved in an accident, it takes special skills to handle and treat the animals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;]


Larger animals, such as cattle and horses, are especially difficult to control and catch once they're loose.
Because the animals are scared-- they can actually hurt those who're trying to help them.
That's why extension agents and animal control officers in Carroll County are trying to prepare themselves and local police should a livestock truck overturn.
Yesterday-- they met with veterinarians from Virginia Tech.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is]

((JIMMY OSBORNE/EXTENSION AGENT:THIS IS SORT OF THE FIRST LINE OF THE TRAINING, LATER THERE WOULD BE TRAINING THAT WOULD INVOLVE MORE OF THE RESCUE SQUADS AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS BECAUSE THEY WOULD ALSO BE INVOLVED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Osborne/Extension Agent; :00]
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[OUT Q=be involved.]
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[VO-NAT]


The agencies that met yesterday are putting together a large animal rescue team-- that would serve Carroll, Patrick, Grayson, Wythe and Pulaski Counties.
So that if an accident does occur, a knowledgeable group would be ready to handle the situation.
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[NORTHWEST]


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


By midnight tonight, pilots for Northwest Airlines could be out of the cockpit and on the picket lines.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN;]

[7:12;38]
Both sides say they're hopeful that a deal can be reached in time.
But just in case, Northwest is canceling some 400 flights today and tomorrow, affecting some 25- thousand passengers.
Northwest says the issue of pilot pay remains the major stumbling block.
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[SOT]

[7:12:44-52]
[IN Q=We've had an]

(( JON AUSTIN/NW SPOKESMAN:WE'VE HAD AN ARBITRATION PROPOSAL ON THE TABLE THAT WOULD TIE THIER SALARIES WITH THE THREE OTHER AIRLINES, WE CAN'T GET THEM TO LISTEN TO THAT EITHER. ))
[SUPER=01-Jon Austin/Northwest Airlines; ]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=TO THAT EITHER.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pilots have been preparing for a strike since their contracts expired in 19-96.
Northwest is the nation's sixth- largest airline.
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[E-Green-Meadow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-51; 1:17:52]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge says a Franklin County apartment building must be demolished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


The building was damaged by mudslides and heavy rains in 1996.
Eight families were evacuated, but for two years, it has stood empty, crumbling and condemned.
A judge says owner Bill Bratton of A and B Properties in Roanoke has three months to tear it down.
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[SOT 9:50:11]
[IN Q=I thought]

((JUDY SHIVELY/NEIGHBOR: I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO COME TOWARD ME, YOU KNOW, BUT EVIDENTLY THOSE BEAMS ARE HOLDING IT UP AND IT JUST LOOKS TERRIBLE. IT REALLY DOES.))
[SUPER=01-Judy Shively/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=IT REALLY DOES]
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[VO-NAT]


Bratton says he doesn't know what he'll build on the land -- but due to new zoning ordinances, it will NOT be another apartment complex.
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[S-SML-Testing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-57]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake]


After raising concerns about swimming in some portions of Smith Mountain Lake, the health department now says it's safe to dive in.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


Three areas of the lake -- Crazy Horse Campground, Becky's Creek, and Hardy's Ford Bridge -- had high levels of bacteria from sewage last week.
But this week, Health Department tests show the water is fine.
Officials say this could change.
They will test the water once a week and try to find the source of last week's bacteria.
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[E-Lincoln-Terrace]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-49; 1:35:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The federal government is helping spruce up a Roanoke public-housing complex.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving Lincoln Terrace a 15 million dollar grant.
It will be used for tearing down old units and building new duplexes and single-family homes.
It's part of an aggressive federal program to change the image of public housing.
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[SOT 15 00 47]
[IN Q=the plans]

((ELINOR BACON/ASSISTANT SECRETARY, US DEPT. OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: THE PLANS FOR ROANOKE...IT BECOMES ONE CITY, ONE COMMUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Elinor Bacon/Dept. of Housing and Urban Dev.;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=one community]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a hundred communities competed for the money.
Roanoke was one of only 22 to win a grant.
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[Armored-Vehicle]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=NET-B]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Virginia State Police have a new set of wheels.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The latest in tactical response units has been on the road for a short period of time.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]

The smaller armoured car serves the same purpose as its larger counterpart.
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[SOT=14:28:08]
[IN Q=THE VEHICLE IS]

((TROOPER BOB CARPENTIERI/VA. STATE POLICE; THE VEHICLE IS USED FOR BARRICADE SITUATIONS, SNIPERS. IT ALSO COULD BE USED FOR RIOT CONTROL. IT'S AVAILABLE TO OTHER POLICE AGENCIES IN THE STATE.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper Bob Carpentieri/Va. State Police;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=IN THE STATE.]
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[VO-NAT]

The agency obtained the latest SWAT vehicles when the government donated them because of army surplus. The units are considerably lighter than older models. Carpentirei says that makes the newer units more practical and maneuvrable to use during crisis situations. All seven state police divisions across the commonwealth have been equipped with the new units.
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[CAT-FERRET]


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


You might expect a cat and a ferret to be mortal enemies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Austin, TX;]


But this pair in Texas is actually the best of friends.
The cat and ferret were raised together.
But their owners had to give them up for adoption.
The Animal Shelter in Austin only wanted them adopted together.
Here's the happy news for Austin's oddest couple - the two have found a home. (----------------) By the way, animal shelter officials say a friendship like this is very rare.