[CLINTON-Russia]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-P]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


It looks like President Clinton has said all he's going to say about Monica Lewinsky.
During a joint press conference with Boris Yeltsin this morning, Mr. Clinton said his August speech to the nation said it all.
President Clinton and Yeltsin just wrapped up a two day summit.
Richard Threlkold has more from Moscow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[11:01]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Threlkold/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:32]

[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MOSCOW][Earl]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-r]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane]


It's now Hurricane Earl, and its heading East.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gulfport, MS;]

[4:05:54]
Forecasters have dropped warnings for the Louisiana coast.
Instead, folks from Mississippi to Florida are under a hurricane warning.
The storm is about 165 miles southwest of Destin, Florida, packing winds of 80 miles per hour.
Forecasters say right now the likeliest landfall is Panama City, Florida.
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[Cockram]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net-S]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The former owner of the Floyd County general store that holds weekly bluegrass jamborees is facing fraud charges.


Freeman Cockram is accused of obtaining money by false pretenses from a North Carolina man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd/File Tape;]


That man said Cockram began asking him for money in 19-92 to keep the general store and the weekly jamborees going.
He loaned Cockram 30- thousand dollars in 19-93, the same year Cockram sold the store, but he never got the money back.
Cockram continued to manage the jamborees until early this year.
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[Cruz]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=NET-C]
[GRAPHIC=Javier Cruz]


Even though Javier Cruz presumably remains in Columbia, his lawyer is still trying to get him a better sentence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January]


The drug trafficker, turned informant, received a life sentence after he had spent nearly five years working for the government.
But then he skipped the country just before sentencing, believing the prosecutor was getting ready to back out of the deal they'd made.
The judge this morning rejected a motion to reconsider the LIFE sentence... but he encouraged Cruz's attorney to appeal.
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[E-Haygood]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-45 TC 2:02:11]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The man who attacked a woman outside Lynchburg General Hospital in April pleaded guilty yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]


57-year old John Major Haygood tried to abduct Melanie Curnute (ker-NOOT) at knifepoint the night of April 28th.
Curnute managed to escape and a bystander chased Haygood down and held him until police arrived.
Haygood could receive up to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced in October.
Curnute is considering legal action against the hospital for failing to prevent the attack.
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[C'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-52 TC 55:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Christiansburg Town Council last night approved a request to re-zone more than 40 acres near the Wal-Mart Super Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


The 42-acre plot of land is now zoned for business, which paves the way for future growth.
The land, which is owned by Spradlin Farms, Incorporated, had been zoned for agriculture, industrial, and business use.
Town Council made its decision after hearing from citizens as well as members of the Planning Commission who also approved the request.
No one spoke against it.
A real estate company out of Bristol, Tennessee, is interested in purchasing the land.
A spokesman for "Interstate Development" says if a deal can be worked out, they intend to build a shopping center there.
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[Clearbrook-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=NET-F]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The death of a Roanoke County mother has prompted a demand for change along the Route 220 stretch where her jeep crashed 2 weeks ago.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August 20;]

Sherry West was killed after her Jeep was struck by another vehicle as she tried to pull into Route 220 traffic from the Back Creek intersection.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;]

Clearbrook residents met with V-DOT officials last night, explaining how dangerous they think the road is and how safety hazards are created.
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[SOT=19:12:41]
[IN Q=AND PEOPLE DRIVE]

((MIKE WRAY/CLEARBROOK CIVIC LEAGUE MEMBER; AND PEOPLE DRIVE DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND WITH TRAFFIC BEHIND THEM, THEY WILL PULL OFF THE ROAD TILL THEY CAN LET THE TRAFFIC GO BY BEFORE THEY CAN TURN OFF. SO THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO DO TO TRY TO COPE WITH TRYING TO LIVE ON THIS STRETCH OF ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wray/Clearbrook Civic League Member; ]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=STRETCH OF ROAD.]
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[VO-NAT]

Some suggested that the speed limit be lowered and more closely monitored and enforced. Other suggestions included traffic lights and turn lanes. V-Dot officials say the improvements lack the necessary funding and would have to go through the same time consuming-process as other requests. Residents say they are willing to work with the transportation department to make the area safe.
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[E-Family-Life]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-49 TC1:42:42]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Lynchburg's School Board decided last night whether to keep 2 controversial sex-education videos in the classroom.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;]


Some board members say the video entitled "What Kids Want to Know About Sex and Growing Up" was too graphic.. others say it's no worse than what the kids already deal with on the streets.
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[SOT 19:39:33]
[IN Q=And I'm told]

((HARRY SMITH/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND I'M TOLD WE HAVE 11 AND 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS HAVING BABIES OVER THERE. THESE KIDS KNOW THIS LANGUAGE, THEY'RE DOING IT, PEOPLE. AND WE'RE SAYING `NO YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO IT'.. THEY'RE DOING IT OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Smith/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it out there.]
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[VO-NAT]


The board rejected the sex-ed video by a 5 to 4 vote.
By the same margin it APPROVED a video on abusive relationships, that some educators said was just too violent.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 19:25:08]
[IN Q=Generally speaking]

((TRACEY SHAW/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE BRUTALIZING KIND OF VIDEO SCENES, FRANKLY I THINK THEY JUST DESENSITIZE US TO BRUTALIZATION.))
[SUPER=01-Tracey Shaw/School Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=to brutalization.]
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[VO-NAT]


A local citizens committee also picketed last night's meeting.
It's unhappy the school board hasn't responded to its request for information on why so many black students are being suspended and so few black teachers are being hired.
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[City-Uniforms]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-59 TC]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


So far, so good.
That's what both administrators and students are saying about the school uniform policy at the Noel C- Taylor Learning Academy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The school year is only three days old in Roanoke, but administrators are encouraged by the students' willingness to wear the white shirts and khaki pants.
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[SOT 10:01:55]
[IN Q=We're seeing]
[SUPER=01-Ray Williams/Principal; :00]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Kasey/Senior; :12]

((RAY WILLIAMS/PRINCIPAL: WE'RE SEEING IMPROVEMENTS. NOW, IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME BEFORE WE CAN SAY THAT'S GOING TO LAST. BUT AT THIS POINT, THERE'S BEEN DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT.))
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 9:54:33]

((TERESA KASEY/SENIOR: YOU GET YOUR WORK DONE BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT THE OTHER STUDENTS GOT ON. SO, IT'S BETTER. IT'S A LOT BETTER.))
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=a lot better]
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[VO-NAT]


The uniform policy was created to help improve student performance and reduce the drop- out rate.
The learning academy is the first public school in Roanoke to have the policy.
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[WALL-STREET]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-I]
[GRAPHIC=sTOCKS]


Markets in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong all closed higher today -- reacting to yesterday's turnaround on Wall Street.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[10:32:28]
So far it's been another see-saw day on Wall Street.
The Dow industrials were up nearly 90 points before falling into negative territory.
Now they're back up.
Yesterday's 288 point advance in the Dow came on the busiest day in New York Stock Exchange history, more than 1 point 2 billion shares were traded.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


When News 7 at Noon returns, a world-wide crackdown on child porn on the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]


And Virginia and North Carolina police team up to make sure you're buckled up.
Details ahead, right now Patrick has the forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Seatbelt-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-52 TC 55:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you plan to travel this Labor Day weekend, you can expect the highways to be hectic.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-VA-NC State Line;]


So to remind drivers about safety, Virginia State Police have teamed up with the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Officers are conducting checkpoints like this one near Danville-- looking for seatbelt and vehicle violations.
State Police warn it's important to buckle-up no matter how far you're travelling.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 21:00:48-:06]
[IN Q=There's about 35-40 percent]

((SGT. M.M. SCOTT/VA STATE POLICE: THERE'S ABOUT 35-40 PERCENT ON AVERAGE TAHT DO NOT USE OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS. A LOT OF THAT IS LOCAL PEOPLE TRAVELLING SHORT DISTANCES BUT THOSE HISTORICALLY ARE THE ONES INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS JUST A FEW MILES FROM HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. M. M. Scott/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=few miles from home.]
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[VO-NAT]


Keep in mind, you will get a ticket if you're found breaking the law.
Another safety checkpoint is set for this afternoon in Halifax County.
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[pilots-strike]


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


Another airline finds its pilots out of the cock pit and on the picket line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada;]

[10 newspath na059]
Talks broke down last night between Air Canada and its 21-hundred pilots.
Air Canada has canceled all its flights.
The airline carries about 60- thousand passengers a day.
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA;]

[4:07:24 and 4:16 ]
Meantime, more trouble for Northwest Airlines.
The company is laying off workers because of its pilots strike.
Dispatchers and meteorologists were the first to lose their jobs yesterday.
Flight attendants could also be laid off but they're still backing the pilots.
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[SOT]

[4:08:12-16]
[IN Q=It's not even]

(( KRISTI VALENZUELA/NORTHWEST FLIGHT ATTENDANT I'TS NOT EVEN... BECAUSE WE COULD BE NEXT. ))
[SUPER=01-Kristi Valenzuela/Northwest Flight Attendant;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=COULD BE NEXT.]
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[VO-NAT]


Northwest has announced that 27-thousand-5-hundred of its 50-thousand employees will have to go.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


Meantime, the National Mediation Board has called an exploration meeting to get Northwest and its pilots talking aga

in. [PEDOPHILES]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-D]
[GRAPHIC=INternet]


A big crackdown on Internet child pornography.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


Police in the United States and eleven other countries raided the homes of suspected child molesters today and arrested more than 100 people.
The British National Crime Squad coordinated the raids as the end of a five-month investigation into the so-called Wonderland Club.
Police say the group exchanged pornographic photos of kids as young as age two over the Internet.
Up to ten other countries are planning additional raids.
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[TAMOXIFEN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#NET-H]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Some government scientists have a tough decision to make on a cancer drug.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[na062]
An advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration votes today on whether to recommend the drug tamoxifen (tuh-MAHX'-ih-fin) as the first pill to prevent breast cancer.
The drug has dangerous side effects, but U-S research found it to be promising.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


When the News returns, a gruesome discovery for a Virginia mother who thought her son survived a car wreck.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And hair removal isn't the messy, painful process it used to be.
We'll show how the latest in technology is helping out patients at a Charlottesville hospital.
Stick around.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Fatal-Crash]


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


In Remington, it was a mother's worst nightmare when police told Joyce Young her son had been involved in a car accident.
Authorities told her the 19-year-old walked away from the weekend crash.
But when he had not come home 11 hours later, she went the scene of the crash... and discovered his corpse.
Police apparently did not see the body in waist-high grass.
An autopsy shows he died almost instantly.



[Laser-Removal]

[from E-Hair-Removal]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=net-G;from field tape for 98-53 TC52:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center is one of just a few hospitals offering a high-tech hair-removal system that is not only effective... It's pain-free.
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Charlottesville]


Experts say the new laser-based procedure is obviously preferable to shaving and waxing... And it also outdates its high-tech counterpart, electrolysis.
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[SOT ub 11 52 49]
[IN Q=I couldn't imagine]

((DR. RAYMOND MORGAN/UVA PLASTIC SURGEON: I COULDN'T IMAGINE THAT ANYONE WOULD CONSIDER ELECTROLYSIS WITH THIS AS AN ALTERNATIVE. THE PROBLEM WITH ELECTROLYSIS IS IT CREATES A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SCARRING AND THE SCARRING IS DUE TO THE ELECTRICAL SHOCK THAT'S USED IN THE TREATMENT, THIS IS SIMPLY A CLEAR LASER LIGHT THAT PASSES THROUGH THE SKIN AND DOESN'T SCAR THE SKIN AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Raymond Morgan/Plastic Surgeon; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=skin at all]
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[vo-nat]
In the new process, a laser gun delivers a wave length light, and in a flash, the hair is gone permanently and painlessly.
The procedure also lightens freckles because it attacks melanin in the skin.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the Light Sheer Laser System for physician-use only.
And the procedure doesn't come without a hefty price tag.
The going rate is around a thousand dollars.
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[Stocks]


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


Now the latest from Wall Street: at 12:15, the Dow was UP 89 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, UVa prepares for tomorrow night's opener.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


Plus, a record-breaking day in the world of baseball. It's not the big one, but Mark McGwire is excited to be two steps closer. We'll have highlights, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[MLB]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-13]
[GRAPHIC=MARIS CHASE]


Only five more to go.
Mark McGwire smashed not one, but TWO homers last night to bring him within five of breaking Roger Maris' season record.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Cards vs. Marlins-MLB; :00]


It happened in Miami in a match up with the Marlins.
In the seventh, McGwire slams his 56th homer to tie Hack Wilson's 68-year old National League single season record. Notice only one kid is chasing the ball.
Then in the ninth, McGwire to the same spot. This time the area is full of ball chasers.
McGwire now has 57 homers with 24 games to go.
He had this to say about breaking the the NL record.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a pretty...]

((MARK MCGWIRE/57 HOMERS THIS SEASON:))
[SUPER=01-Mark McGwire/57 Homers This Season;:00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...totally excited."]
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[WNBA]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-17 10118TC]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


After two seasons of play, the W-N-B-A still has only one team that can be called world champs.
The Houston Comets repeated their winning ways last night
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/ESPN;:00]

with a victory over Phoenix.
Houston icon Clyde "The Glide" Drexler was in the house last night to watch the Comets glide past the Mercury.
Sheryl Swoopes had 16 points, and Cynthia Cooper,
[super=33-Phoenix/71/Houston/80;]

the league MVP, added 23 as Houston wins the game 80-to-71 and the series two games to one.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR 50TH]


A big shake-up in one of NASCAR's most successful racing teams.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC/January; :00]


Last night, the five-car Roush Racing Winston Cup operation dropped the bomb, firing general manager Steve Hmiel (MEAL).
For many years Hmiel formed a winning combinaton with Mark Martin and he was one of Roush Racing's first employees.


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[Dex]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


U-V-A kicks off it's 1998 gridiron campaign tomorrow night against Auburn.
[graphic=poindexter]


Anthony Poindexter will lead a UVa defense that puts eight returning starters on the field against the Tigers.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


The former Jefferson Forest standout was second in tackles among ACC defensive backs despite missing nearly three games last season due to injury, one of many reasons the first team All-American has put his NFL career on hold.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I think]
[SUPER=01-Rick Lantz/UVa Defensive Coordinator; :00]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Safety; :29]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=...telling them"]
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[wipe wipe wipe][Barber]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-24]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Two U-V-A grads are getting notice on the NFL's official website. The site is featuring a special section called the "Barber Brother's diary."
Throughout the season, Tiki and Ronde are sharing their actual letters to each other at NFL dot COM.
You can check these out by logging onto WDBJ-7 dot com, and clicking on our webwatch section. (------------) The letters are authentic and this one is signed "Love Your Brother, Tiki."