[Caldwell]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Willie Caldwell]


Jury selection is underway in a trial that may shed light on the Church Avenue apartment fire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 19]


Willie Caldwell is charged with killing a man after an argument...the day before an apartment house fire that took the lives of six people.
Caldwell lived in the building.
No one has ever been charged in the fire.
Caldwell's trial for the murder of Kevin Lee Jones is scheduled to last through the end of the week.
(------------)


[S-Budget-Shortfall]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-63 52:43]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal]


Virginia's budget could be a billion dollars in the red by the year 2001.
That's the finding of a new confidential report by the Virginia Business Council.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


That's about the estimated annual cost of Governor Gilmore's fully phased-in "no car tax" plan.
Partial refunds started this year.
The Governor remains unworried.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:27:27]
[IN Q=We don't]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT DEFICIT SPENDING ANYWHERE UP THE ROAD. THERE'S NO REALITY I THINK THAT ATTACHES TO THAT. BUT LET'S LOOK AT THE REPORT AND FIND OUT WHAT IT IS AND WHETHER IT'S CONSTRUCTIVE. WE'RE OPEN TO LISTENING TO ANY NEW IDEAS THAT COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=come forward.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A Democratic state Senator who calls the Business Council "a very reputable group" says if the report's true:
(////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:33:22]
[IN Q=We're in trouble]

((SEN. BENNY LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: WE'RE IN TROUBLE. WE'RE IN TROUBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Benny Lambert/(D) Richmond; ]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=in trouble.]
(-------------)
[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The Business Council calls the situation "a fiscal paradox": growing state needs and shrinking revenue during a time of economic prosperity.

[ECONOMY-GREENSPAN]


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


Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan is hinted about more interest rate cuts.
Greenspan told a group of economist it may be necessary to protect the American economy from the international economic crisis.
He said the U-S is in "reasonable shape".
But added investors have grown much more cautious.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=the result]

((GREENSPAN: "THE RESULT OF THIS, AS I'M SURE YOU'RE ALL ACUTELY AWARE BY NOW, HAS BEEN A VERY DRAMATIC CHANGE IN THE WHOLE RISK PROFILE OF THE WORLD." ))
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=profile of the world]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[10:00:35]
U.S. stocks opened on a stronger note.
Greenspan's remarks boosted the prices of inflation-sensitive bonds in early trading.
[SUPER=03-Tokyo;]

[10:01:35]
Meantime, optimism over plans for bank reform in Japan sent the Tokyo stock market soaring today.
The Nikkei index closed six percent higher today.
(----------------)


[Russia]


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


Russian President Boris Yeltsin is conducting business as usual today amid a huge anti-government demonstration.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow;]

[10:06:00]
Tens of thousands of Russian workers are marching in the streets today to protest unpaid wages and demand President Yeltsin's resignation.
It's a normal work day for Yeltsin.
This morning he held meetings with various cabinet ministers.
The Kremlin said he was monitoring the protests but had no plans to address demonstrators.
(----------------)


[Clinton-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Inpeachment Inquiry ]


The Full House votes tomorrow on whether to proceed with an impeachment inquiry of the President.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Mr. Clinton today called on house members to cast votes of principle and conscience.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[11:00;54-05]
[IN Q=IT'S UP TO OTHERS...]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=AMERICAN PEOPLE TO MAKE A CLEAR STATEMENT THERE. ]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[7:13:37]
One Democrat says as many as 60 party members may end up siding with Republicans during tomorrow's vote.
The open- ended inquiry is expected to win overwhelming approval.
Even so, Democrats are meeting today to look for alternatives.
(----------------)



[Mideast]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Mid East Peace]


U-S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is reporting significant progress in the Middleast.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gaza Strip;]


Albright gave that assessment following a three way meeting today with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Gaza Strip.
After she left the room Arafat and Netanyahu met alone, for the first time in a year.
Arafat and Netanyahu are expected in Washington next week for a mideast summit.
(----------------)


[KOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=NATO]


No diplomatic deal yet to avert NATO air strikes in Kosovo.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]

[7:22:57]
U-S envoy Richard Holbrooke is meeting again today with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milsovic in a final attempt to broker peace between Serbs and ethnic Albanians.
Between talks, Holbrooke toured the region where thousands of Albanians have taken refuge in an attempt to escape Serb attacks.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[10:44:31]
[IN Q=]

((CLINTON:I DO NOT THINK THE U.S. CAN BE IN THE POSITION OF LETTING PEOPLE FREEZE...ONE MORE TIME. ))
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=One more time]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


NATO ambassadors meet tomorrow to discuss the crisis.

[E-School-Site]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-65 20:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Weeks of negotiation by Roanoke County school officials havee resulted in an agreement on the Woods End property.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


That's the site the school board favors for a new south county high school.
The agreement signed yesterday will allow the county to perform the next phase of testing on the property.
Officials estimate it will take them ten to twelve weeks to determine if the site is suitable for construction of the new high school.
(------------)


[E-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-61 1:03:40]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot]


Another vote on a controversial development in Roanoke County is now one week away.
Officials with Home Depot say they remain convinced the site near Cave Spring Corner is the best location for the store.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A new Home Depot in the CITY is set to open October 22nd... and the company hopes a second store won't be far behind.
As employees stocked shelves of the new building, officials defended their selection of the site in Roanoke County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT UB 13:11:29]
[IN Q=And I can't tell you]

((AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY SITE PLANS, WE'VE GONE THROUGH, HOW MANY PROPERTY DRAWINGS AND SURVEYS AND TAX MAPS WE'VE GONE THROUGH. HOW MANY MOUNTAINS WE'VE WALKED ON, OCCUPIED AND UNOCCUPIED TRYING TO FIND A SITE. THIS IS THE ONLY SUITABLE SITE THERE IS FOR US, AND I DO REALLY THINK IT'S A FINE RETAIL LOCATION.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Ogletree/Home Depot Real Estate Manager]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=a fine retail location.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!]


The Roanoke County Supervisors will hear from citizens next week. And they're expected to vote again on the rezoning request.
Opponents have hired a lawyer, and they're considering a legal challenge that could be filed before the end of this week.

[5-Hospital-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=598-30 1:15:18 ]
[GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath]


The emergency room at Carilion's Roanoke Community Hospital is still closed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The E-R was empty yesterday for the first time since the hospital was built.
Monday's electrical fire knocked out a transformer...
So there's no power in parts of the hospital's first two floors.
The fire started in the boiler room and spread quickly.
No one was hurt.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11 12 31]
[IN Q=everybody]

((BETH BALDWIN/CARILION SPOKESWOMAN: EVERYBODY IS OK AND THERE WASN'T ANY PANIC AND I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE STAFF MOVING EVERYBODY QUICKLY: WE'RE UNDER AN EMERGENCY SITUATION AND NEED TO MOVE YOU TO ANOTHER ROOM. AND BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T PANICKING, THE PATIENTS HAD NO REASON TO PANIC.))
[SUPER=01-Beth Baldwin/Carilion Spokeswoman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=TO PANIC]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Patients who were in the emergency room yesterday and still needed attention were sent to Memorial Hospital in South Roanoke.
That's where Carilion is sending anyone who needs emergency care today.
(------------)



[E-Tech-Stripper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-67 17:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The investigation into a Virginia Tech fraternity continues.
It centers around a party involving a Roanke exotic dancer who says she and her boyfriend were held against their will.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


19-year old Michelle Russell was prepared to dance for a group of Tech professors.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Monday;]


When she arrived in Blacksburg she found out she'd been hired by a Tech fraternity to dance at a drinking party with about 30 men.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They all]

((MICHELLE RUSSELL/EXOTIC DANCER: THEY ALL KEPT GETTING ROWDY AND KEPT DRINKING AND THROWING CANS ALL OVER THE FLOOR AND I THOUGHT THIS AIN'T COOL BUT I SAID I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING. ))
[SUPER=01-Michelle Russell/Exotic Dancer; :00]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=keep going.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Russell danced in lingerie and says when she refused to strip some of the men got angry.
She says one asked her to perform a sex act with a broom while another exposed himself and tried to take her clothes off.
Penny Wells is the office Manager for the Roanoke based Always Amber escort agency-- where Russell works.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't care]

((PENNY WELLS/ALWAYS AMBER OFFICE MGR.:I DON'T CARE IF YOU DANCE PROFESSIONALLY OR WHAT YOU DO YOUR BODY IS YOUR OWN AND YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY DON'T TOUCH ME. ))
[SUPER=01-Penny Wells/Always Amber Office Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:10 approx.]
[OUT Q=touch me.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;]


On Monday, Ryan Worch was arrested by Virginia Tech police and charged with two counts of abduction in connection with the incident.
Russell says Worch gave her boyfriend one hundred dollars for the couple to not tell police.
(----------------)



[5-VA-Exile]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-23 1:33:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Richmond's historically high murder rate is down this year -- and city leaders credit "Project Exile."
The federal program to send anyone caught with an illegal gun to prison for five years is working so well that Governor Jim Gilmore wants to borrow it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:11:27]
[IN Q=Through federal]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THROUGH FEDERAL ADOPTION OF STATE CASES, THE CITY OF RICHMOND HAS REMOVED 418 GUNS AND 350 GUN-WIELDING FELONS FROM THE STREETS SINCE FEBRUARY 1997. IT'S WORKING. AND WE NEED TO EXPAND IT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=expand it.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday marked Governor Gilmore's 49th birthday.
For his present, he asked lawmakers to pass a "Virginia Exile" law in 1999.
The Virginia law would send criminals caught with an illegal gun to prison for three years.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:23:43]
[IN Q=The criminals]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/VIRGINIA CRIME COMMISSION: THE CRIMINALS ARE MAKING A DECISION THAT THEY'RE WILLING TO DO THE TIME FOR THIS PARTICULAR CRIME. AND TODAY, VIRGINIA IS INCREASING THE ANTE ON THAT. IT'S A WHOLE NEW DECISION FOR THE VIRGINIA CRIMINAL NOW IF THEY'RE GONNA GET INVOLVED AND USE A WEAPON.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/Virginia Crime Commission; ]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=a weapon.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The administration is only pushing for a three year prison term so state prisons don't become overcrowded.
(------0----------)



[5-Bedford-Grant]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#598-35 34:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Child pornographers looking for victims should steer clear of Bedford County.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


That's the word from Bedford authorities who are launching a major effort against child porn on the Internet.
A 200-thousand dollar federal grant will help hire two new full-time Internet investigators.
Working just part-time, sheriff Mike Brown's department has already nabbed several suspects and confiscated thousands of illicit photographs.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 00:28:10]
[IN Q=In addition to]

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IN ADDITION TO THE PORNOGRAPHY DISTRIBUTION, THE CHARGES THERE, YOU HAVE A SEXUAL ASSAULT OF AT LEAST TWO CHILDREN IN EACH ONE OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS. SO IT'S JUST NOT DISTRIBUTION OF PORNOGRAPHY OR THE POSSESSION OF PORNOGRAPHY, IT'S CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE VILEST VEIN.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=the vilest vein.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bedford County was one of just ten departments in the country to receive the grant.
(----------------)


[E-Drug-Taskforce]


[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-56 1:02:49]
[GRAPHIC=Drug Use]


It's becoming harder for law enforcement officers to crack down on drugs.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./File Tape;]


That's why Halifax County authorities are teaming up for a new Regional Narcotic Enforcement Task Force.
Drug raids like this one will be a part of the new intiative.
Most drug task forces in Virginia are combined efforts among several counties.
But this one is unique-- because its agents are only from Halifax County.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:36:37-:51]
[IN Q=Due to the volume]

((RAY LINK: DUE TO THE VOLUME OF THE DRUG ARRESTS IN HALIFAX AND SOUTH BOSTON WE DECIDED TO ASK THE STATE POLICE IF THEY WOULD CONSIDER ALLOWING US TO HAVE OUR OWN TASK FORCE WHERE WE COULD ACCOMPLISH MORE IN THE LOCAL AREA AND WOULDN'T HAVE TO BE WORKING OUTSIDE IN OTHER COUNTIES.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=in other counties.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


The drug task force is made up of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, the South Boston Police Department, State Police and Alcoholic Beverage Control.
(----------------)






[Yanks]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-21]
[GRAPHIC=YANKS/INDIANS]


The New York Yankees are eager to return to the World Series, and are one their way- if last night's game is any indication.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC;:00]


Darryl Strawberry's wife was on hand to attempt to throw out the first pitch.
And she almost lasted longer than Cleveland starter Jarret Wright- who was knocked around for four runs before being taken out in the first.
Meanwhile, David Wells extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 23, before giving up a homer to Manny Ramirez in the ninth.
But the play of the game belonged to Derek Jeter. He goes deep in the hole- almost into the outfield, leaps up
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/2/New York/7;]

and gets the runner at first.
Yankees win game one of the A-L-C-S 7 to 2.
Game two is this afternoon in the Bronx.
(------------)


[Braves]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=Braves/Padres]


Atlanta kicks off it's seventh straight N-L-C-S tonight, hosting San Diego for Game One.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


The road to the championship series was an easy one for the Braves- who swept the Cubbies in three. San Diego had a tougher time- beating the Astros in four.
The Padres will send 17- game winner Andy Ashby to the mound to face a powerful Braves lineup.
Atlanta is going with it's own 17- game ace, in John Smoltz.
Each pitcher is 2- and-oh against it's current opponent. As a team, the Braves won the season series 5- to 4.
(------------)


[Mark]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles]


On the heels of the news that former Orioles manager Cal Ripken SENIOR is being treated for lung cancer-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


Baltimore learned of the death of eight-time gold glove shortstop Mark Belanger.
He died yesterday after a year-long battle with lung cancer.
Belanger was a key figure in the player's union.
Friends say he was a heavy smoker.
Mark Belanger was 54.
(------------)


[Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-6 tc 1:21:28]
[GRAPHIC=High school Girls Basketball]


Virginia's first and third ranked girls basketball teams clashed on the hardwood last night in Vinton.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Salem vs William Byrd;]


William Byrd took control of Salem early. Andrea Gay gets the pass and takes it up for two.
Salem had to battle the Terriers AND the crowd, but they come back. Kara Harrison's long two-pointer is good.
But, Byrd's Andrea Gay takes the ball downcourt, and hits Ashley Short with the pass. Short shoots and scores, to put the Terriers on top.
[SUPER=33-William Byrd/36/Salem/32;]


Lindsey Stratton swishes one from the line for Salem, but Byrd wins it 36-to-32.
(------------)


[Extra]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]


A big day yesterday for the Ferrum College football program.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/1997;]


Former star Jim Kitts was picked up by the Washington Redskins last night to be the team's starting fullback.
Kitts replaces Larry Bowie who's out with a broken left leg. And the 19-98 Ferrum Panthers have cause to celebrate as well. The team is ranked 30th in the N-C-A-A Division Three poll this week.

(------------)[GLENN]



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


John Glenn is getting set for his first launch rehearsal in 36 years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center, FL;]


Glenn and his fellow crew members arrived in Florida last night to prepare for the October 29th lift off of Discovery.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CURT BROWN/SHUTTLE DISCOVERY MISSION:FOLKS OUT HERE HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB OF GETTING SHUTTLE DISCOVERY READY TO GO, WE'VE HAD A SHORT TIME LINE, AND WITH ALL THE HURRICANES IN THE GULF, MAYBE THEY'LL LEAVE US ALONE AND WE'LL BE READY TO GO LATER IN THE MONTH. ))
[SUPER=01-Curt Brown/Shuttle Discovery Mission;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=end of october.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


In 1962 Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth. (----------------) Now, at 77, he'll be the oldest person to fly in space.