[Stanley]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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Testimony is underway in the trial a Henry County man who allegedly killed his brother.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./February]


Henry County Sherriff's Deputies say Jason Stanley shot his brother Scott several times back in February.
They say an argument between the brothers sparked the shooting.
The family is no stranger to the law.
Both brothers were convicted moonshiners.
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/April 1997]


And in February 19-97, their father-- Dee Stanley-- was charged with wounding his son Scott.
That charge was thrown out because Scott Stanely said he could not remember what happened.
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[S-Mason-Plea]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=98-74 3:36]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke man says he killed his girlfriend six months ago.
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[VO-NAT]


David Lee Mason now admits killing Michelle Saunders April 15th.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 15;]


She was shot in the head outside her apartment at Lee-Hi Manor.
Mason was scheduled to go on trial next month, but he walked into a Roanoke courtroom yesterday and pled guilty to first degree murder.
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[disco-fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


It is the deadliest fire in Swedish history.
Just before midnight flames swept through a nightclub packed with teenagers.
At least 60 were killed.
Fire investigators believe the fire was deliberately set.
Maggie Cooper has more.
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[SOT]

[10:04:29]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Goteborg, Sweden; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peter Sevenstedt/Rescue Coordinator; :44]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London]

(( POLICE OFFICIALS AND FORENSIC EXPERTS ARE STILL SEARCHING THROUGH THE CHARRED REMAINS OF THE LOCAL MACEDONIAN ASSOCIATION BUILDING WHERE THE INFERNO BEGAN. AN ESTIMATED FOUR HUNDRED YOUTHS AGED THIRTEEN TO EIGHTEEN MOSTLY IMMIGRANTS FROM MACEDONIA AND SOMALIA WERE INSIDE LAST NIGHT AT A HALLOWEEN DISCO DANCE ON THE SECOND FLOOR.
SURVIVORS RECALL HEARING AN EXPLOSION JUST BEFORE LAMPS AND LOUDSPEAKERS BEGAN FALLING FROM THE CEILING. A FIFTEEN YEAR-OLD WITNESS DESCRIBED THE SCENE AS "CHAOS" SAYING PEOPLE TRAMPLED ONE ANOTHER IN A DESPERATE RUSH TO THE EXIT. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE TWO EXITS ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING, ONE WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN BLOCKED. OTHERS KICKED OUT WINDOWS AND JUMPED TO THE GROUND.
Peter Sevenstedt/ Rescue Coordinator: talking about number of people inside
OVER TWO HUNDRED YOUTHS WERE INJURED, TWENTY OF THEM, SERIOUSLY. SEVEN WHO WERE SEVERELY BURNED WERE AIRLIFTED TO EMERGENCY BURN CENTERS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THIS MORNING, POLICE SAID MOST OF THE VICTIMS CHOKED TO DEATH ON SMOKE AND POISONOUS GASSES PRODUCED BY THE BLAZE.
COOPER ON-CAMERA CLOSE--... MAGGIE COOPER, CBS NEWS LONDON.))

[KOREA-FIRE]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pusan, South Korea/Yesterday;]

[7:05:06]
In South Korea, 27 were killed when a fire swept through a half-built cold storage plant.
Sixteen others were injured.
Most of the dead apparently suffocated because of toxic gas that filled parts of the building.
Authorities believe welding sparks started the blaze.
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[Glenn]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Glenn Mission]


John Glenn and the rest of the shuttle crew are being treated to a light show at this hour as Discovery passes over western Australia.
Just about every light is turned on in the city of Perth, just like residents did 36 years ago as Glenn orbited overhead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-In Space;]

[7:11:24]
The discovery astronauts will be performing several experiments today.
They will also launch a satellite.
[SUPER=03-Kennedy S. C., FL;]

[7:09:29]
Glenn launched back into space yesterday, retracing the trail he blazed for American astronauts.
He is now the oldest space traveler.
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[SOT]

[7:11:24]
[IN Q=]

((CURTIS BROWN JR./DISCOVERY COMMANDER:`LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT JOHN HAS A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND IT GOES FROM ONE EAR TO THE OTHER ONE AND WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO REMOVE IT YET.'' ))
[SUPER=02-Curtis Brown, Jr./Discovery Commander;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=to remove it yet.]
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[VO-NAT]


Glenn himself will be a guinea pig in ten experiments measuring the effects of spaceflight on aging.
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[mitch]


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


Now a tropical storm, one-time hurricane Mitch is still causing problems for Central America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honduras;]


Mitch is blamed for at least 36 deaths.
And rescue crews are afraid they'll find more bodies as they venture into isolated villages.
Mitch also destroyed at least 15-thousand homes.
Meantime, the U-S Coast Guard is searching for a missing yacht with 31 people aboard.
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[TAMOXIFEN]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer]


A powerful drug used to treat cancer... has now been approved as a method for preventing that disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:35:31]
The food and drug administration has officially backed --tamoxifen-- for healthy women who are at a higher risk for getting breast cancer later in life.
A study last spring showed that Tamoxifen could reduce a woman's chances of developing cancerous tumors by 44 percent.
But tamoxifen also can cause potentially fatal side-effects... including uterine cancer and blood clots.
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[Interstate-Study]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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State transportation officials will consider separating cars and trucks on Interstate 81.
Northern Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf made the request to study the separation on Interstates 81 and 95.
The State Transportation Commissioner says Virginia will consider such a move for I-81 as part of a study of planned improvements.
But he said there were no plans to review dividers for I-95.

[E-Singer-Dirt]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-71 TC16:08]
[GRAPHIC=nONE]


The folks who had to clean up several hundred gallons of hazardous waste un-earthed in Roanoke last June have- -so far-- been stuck with the bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Star City Lumber says it cost nearly 37-thousand dollars to remove and properly dispose of all the contaminated soil.
The Company bought part of the old Singer Furniture Plant in May.
Co-owner Dick Morgan says they hadn't counted on finding 13 barrels of petroleum products buried behind the lumber kilns once used by Singer Furniture.
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[SOT 14:08]
[IN Q=mOST OF THEM]

((MOST OF THEM- -EXCEPT, FOR I THINK, TWO OR THREE- -WERE INTACT AND HAD, FROM WHAT WE COULD TELL, LACQUER THINNER, FINISHING MATERIAL THAT WAS ACTUALLY USED IN FINISHING OF THE FURNITURE.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Morgan/Star City Lumber]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=of the furniture.]
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[v/o-nat]
Morgan and his partner filed suit in federal court this week, hoping to recoup the cost of the clean-up.
There's no telling how many more drums of waste may be left over from Singer's operations... or how close it may come to polluting Tinker Creek which is just across the road from the plant.
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[Burning-Ban]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
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The dry weather is forcing state-wide restrictions on burning.
As of today, open burning within 300 feet of forests, brush lands or fields containing dry grasses is illegal.
Governor Gilmore signed the proclamation yesterday.
The ban on campfires and smoking in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests also goes into effect today.
But the restrictions came too late for part of the Shenandoah National Park where a fire has burned more than a thousand acres.

[Clark-Interview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[Roll Cold out of break]

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[IN Q=She is the author]
[SUPER=01-Mary Higgins Clark/Author;]
[RUNS=2:12]
[OUT Q=at today's forecast]


[TAPE TOSSES TO PATRICK!!!!]

[Salem]


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


The William Byrd Terriers were de-throned last night- suffering their first loss of the season at the hands of the Salem Spartans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/William Byrd vs. Salem; :00]


Both teams came into the contest ranked in the top ten in the state, Byrd was number one at 18 and oh.
It was a close game. The Terriers Stehanie Parnell steps up on defense and Andrea Gay scores to put Byrd up 13 to 9.

Then, Salem's Michele Hamilton intercepts the pass and takes it all the way for 2 of her game high 25 points.
Byrd pushed it's lead up to as much as seven on this Whitney Yates jump shot.
[SUPER=33-William Byrd/52/Salem/54;]


But Salem took over. Lindsey Carroll to Lindsey Stratton for the score. Salem upsets Byrd 54-to-52.
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[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=girls hoops]


In other action around the region, Glenvar beat Shawsville 48-to-41.
Blacksburg beat Christiansburg by 32.
James River lost to Craig County.
And Ft. Chiswell topped Rocky Gap 77-to-35 to finish the regular season 12-and-0 in the Mountain Empire.

[Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-14 1:49:58TC]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


After taking nearly 2 weeks off, the Express hits the floor of the freezer tonight in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The Express practiced at the Ice Station yesterday morning. The 2 and 1 team is anxious to get back in a game situation.
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[IN Q="I'm]

((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...game action"]
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[VO-NAT]

Daniel Berthiaume, who's two and oh in the net this season, will get the start tonight. While Dave Gagnon is set to come back tomorrow night after sitting out three games with a fractured index finger.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Feels]

((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
[SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :00]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=...ready to play"]
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[SS=Express]


The Express face off in Richmond tonight, before heading to Huntington on Saturday.[FFE]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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[WRITER=mst]
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All the weekend football action kicks off tonight on WDBJ, as our crews work overtime to bring you all the region's high school action.
Here's your week ten matchups.
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[IN Q=AUDIO FULL]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL.]
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[wow-anniversary]


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


It was 60 years ago that the radio play "War of the Worlds," frightened the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


At the start of the C-B-S brodcast Orson Welles warned the audience it was listening to a radio renditon of H-G Wells' classic science fiction tale.
But during and after the broadcast, hundreds rushed into the streets holding handkerchiefs over their mouths, hoping to avoid "Martian gas." (----------------) There were traffic jams, cases of heart failure and one person drove his car off a bridge.