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Bombs and booby traps hinder the removal of bodies from the site of the worst school massacre in U-S history.
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And Apache helicopters are finally on their way to help with the Kosovo mission. (/////////////)
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
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It's the deadliest school massacre in U-S history.
Officials now say 15 people were killed in yesterday's shooting rampage at Columbine High in suburban Denver.
That number includes the two teenage gunmen.
The bodies remain in the school while investigators continue searching for explosives.
About 30 bombs have been found at the school and the suspects homes.
Drew Levinson joins us live from Littleton with the latest.
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(((LOCATOR: LITTLETON, CO) Police say until the FBI declares the area safe, they won't be able to remove the bodies of the victims and the gunmen. Investigators have surveyed the crime scene.
SOT: STEVE DAVIS/JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF SPOKESMAN "AS FAR AS INDENTITIES, THAT'SOMETHING WE'RE JUST WORKING ON, IT'S

LONG TEDIOUS PROCESS." STUDENTS HAVE INDENTIFIED THE SHOOTERS AS ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAN KLEBOLD, BOTH STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF AN OUTCAST GROUP KNOWN AS THE "TRENCHCOAT MAFIA".
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"IT'S WASN'T THOSE PEOPLE YOU WERE SCARED OF, BUT YOU CERTAINLY DIDN'T WANT TO GET ON THEIR BAD SIDE." OVERNIGHT, POLICE SEARCHED THE HOME OF ALLEGED SHOOTERS....CONFISCATING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, BOOKS AND THEY SAY...INGREDIENTS TO MAKE EXPLOSIVE DEVICES. COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL AND VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE SUROUNDING SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED TODAY... AFTER THE SHOOTINGS THAT ROCKED THIS SMALL COMMUNITY AND THE ENTIRE WORLD. WHILE ANXIOUS PARENTS STILL WAIT TO HEAR FROM POLICE, SURVIVORS REPLAY THE ORDEAL OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN THE MINDS.
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"I HAD A LOT OF BUDDIE HELPING ME, AFTER THAT I WAS JUST WATCHING EVERYBODY GET SHOT, THAT'S WHAT IT CAME DOWN DO. IN WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD COMFORTING WORDS FOR THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
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[Local-Reax]


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No community is immune to the violence that Littleton, Colorado faced yesterday. And the impact of the shooting there will be felt at schools across the country.
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In Roanoke this morning, students at Patrick Henry High School observed a moment of silence for the victims and their families.
And Principal Doris Ennis says the tragedy is forcing everyone to consider what they're doing to prevent this kind of violence.
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((YOU CAN'T DO ENOUGH TO TRY TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE. YOU CAN HAVE AS MANY SECURITY GUARDS AROUND, BUT OUR APPEAL IS TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM AND THAT IS TO GET MORE STUDENTS INVOLVED, LESS DISENFRANCHISED AND GET PARENTS INVOLVED.))
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[E-Earley-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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With this most recent school shooting in mind, Attorney General Mark Earley says Virginia is taking steps to prepare schools to handle such a tragedy ... hoping, of course, that it never becomes necessary.
Earley was in Dublin yesterday touring the New River Valley Regional Jail.
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He says his office just wrapped up a year long task force examining gangs and youth violence in the Commonwealth and that the General Assembly has already acted on a number of recommendations.
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((MARK EARLEY:WE THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS TO BE IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND VIRGINIA IS MOVING TOWARD THAT. THE GOVERNOR'S NEW PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE HAS ACTED PRETTY SWIFTLY TO PUT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS IN A NUMBER OF SCHOOLS THAT DIDN'T HAVE THEM.))
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Earley says his office also held a summit earlier this year in which he encouraged Virginia's schools superintendents and law enforcement officials to get a safe school plan in place, so that they'll be better prepared in the event of a tragedy.

[Gilmore-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Yesterday's school shooting comes as Governor Gilmore must decide whether to approve, or veto a bill that would ban all guns in vehicles on school parking lots in Virginia.
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[Take Pinnacle Page 1010] Right now, state law permits it .. if the guns and ammunition are locked and stored separately in vehicles. [Next page 1011]
This year, legislators passed a bill that would OUTLAW all firearms anywhere on school grounds. [Next page 1012] Governor Gilmore has until early May to decide whether to sign or veto the bill.
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[Evans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#99-4 1:53:14]
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The capital murder trial of Andre Evans is nearing an end in Bedford County circuit court.
The defense wrapped up its testimony this morning without Evans taking the stand on his own behalf.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford.
Steve, how could that affect Evans' case?
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave]


[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


If you use an L-L-Bean backpack child carrier, you'll want to stay tuned.
We have an important recall to tell you about.
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[VO-NAT ]


And more U-S helicopters are on their way to Albania.
The latest on the situation in the Balkans is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
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NATO is getting reinforcements in Kosovo with the arrival of Apache Helicopters.
The new firepower comes after a night in which the allies claim major victories in bombing raids over Belgrade, downplaying new talk of ground troops.
Lisa Hughes reports.
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[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
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((With tank-killing Apache helicopters finally on the way to Albania...nato's force grows not only by weapons but by troops--three thousand to protect the Apaches alone. Despite reports the allies reconsidering a plan to send a ground ground force into Kosovo...leaders continue pointing to relative success in the air campaign.
(LOCATOR: BELGRADE)
(nats--fire burning)

NATO says it hit the nerve center of Milosevic's ruling machine...one of several targets hit overnight in the heart of Serbia's capitol city."
(super: jamie shea/nato spokesman)

9:32:31 we've made it clear any aspect of power structure is considered a legitimate target by nato But if this is damage...
(nats--7:16;45 refugees around a fire)

...this is desperation...refugees living in overcrowded camps...others waiting to get in without food, water or blankets.
(8:15:09 it's already a crisis at this point. it's reaching the breaking point)

Well aware of the crisis,Secretary of State Madeleine Albright appealled to the House International Relations Committee--calling for both funding for the current operation and a commitment to rebuilding Yugoslavia's future...one now seemingly unimaginable to thousands of homeless victims.
(super: Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State approx...ti10:21 this campaign of terror... ...milosevic production) ))


[LL-Bean-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
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If you're using an L-L Bean backpack child-carrier, you need to be extra careful.
The Maine based company is recalling thousands of carriers after some two dozen children fell out of them.
The model being recalled is W-6-9-5.
It's teal with a gray harness and was sold between 1993 and 1995.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PHONE NUMBER]
You can call the company at 1-800-555-9717 or get more information over the internet at www- dot- L-L-Bean- dot- com- slash- recall.
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[UVA-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The University of Virginia Medical Center has been given a clean bill of health from state inspectors.
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[VO-NAT]
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A two week inspection ended earlier this month and found no major deficiencies.
The inspection was a follow-up to one conducted last summer after the hospital discovered that two babies were switched at birth in 1995.
That inspection found more than three dozen deficiencies and threatened the hospital's 170 million dollars a year in medicare funding.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


He's taking the music world by storm.
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[VO-NAT ]


Next on News-7 at Noon, we'll find out more about Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Martin Mania has hit Hollywood...
Young..old..male...female...hundreds of people waited in line just to get close to the young singing sensation...Ricky Martin.
Sophia Choi reports.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 20 points.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, could Scott Erickson be the key to an Orioles turnaround?
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the Roanoke Civic Center isn't a very busy place during hockey's off-season.
But it will be next year. We'll tell you why, coming up on News 7 at Noon.
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[Arena]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
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The owners of the Roanoke Express have decided to go forward with plans to bring indoor football to the Roanoke Civic Center.
The team in the new "Xtreme" league will begin play next April.
Steve Mason has details.
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[Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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Michael Jordan is preparing to make some new ties to his native North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
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His Airness has agreed to buy half of the N-B-A's Charlotte Hornets.
The only thing holding up the deal is the price. Hornets owner George Shinn wants 80 million dollars-- or half the team's worth-- Jordan wants to pay less than that.
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[Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
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The Denver Nuggets cancelled their home game with the Portland Trailblazers in the wake of the school shootings in Colorado.
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The Rockies also paid tribute to those who died by calling off their game at Coors Field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL/WWWB; :00]


In Tampa Bay, Orioles manager Ray Miller was hoping for a change of luck.
But a poor performance from O's starter Scott Erickson ruined those plans. Erickson was rocked for five runs in the first inning off a variety of hits including this one off his right foot.
Baltimore loses 5-to-3. The O's are now 3-and-10 - the second worst start in club history.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[GRAHIC=hold!!!]


Elsewhere in the big leagues, Reds' owner Marge Schott has agreed to sell the Cincinnati franchise. She will give up most of her shares in the team for 67 million bucks.

[Club]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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The Roanoke Valley Sports club had plenty of Volunteers at its monthly meeting last night, including
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Tennessee head coach Jerry Green.
The leader of the U-T men's basketball squad said coming back to the valley was in many ways like coming back home.
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Green has led the Vols to back- to- back N-C-double-A tournaments, while winning 41 games. But he knows that no matter what he does he will probably always be in the shadow of the women's program.
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Green coached at Oregon, UNC Asheville and Kansas before taking over at Tennessee.
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o Roanoke. The club joined forces with the Southwest Virginia chapter of the Volunteer alumni association to help bring Green t