[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News 7, A Bedford business goes up in flames.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Another high school shooting victim will be buried in Colorado today as authorities prepare to make an arrest.


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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.


[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-17 TC13:21]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire destroyed a Bedford County flea market and produce stand this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Little is left of the Yard Sale House on Route 24 in Stewartsville.
It took firefighters two hours just to contain the fire.
No one was hurt.
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[SOT 10:56:59]
[IN Q=I seen smoke]

((I SEEN SMOKE ... WOULDN'T WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Sam Ferguson/Building Employee;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=WOULDN'T WORK]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters say they struggled without enough manpower or water.
The closest hydrant is three miles away, in Roanoke County.
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[SOT 11:04:13]
[IN Q=Don't know]

((DON'T KNOW ... SAVED THE BUILDING.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Triplett/Building Owner;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=saved the building]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators will now try to determine what started the fire.
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[School-shooting]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


Nine days after the shooting massacre at Columbine High school,-- Colorado authorities are preparing to make an arrest.
The prosecutor in Littleton says a man believed to have sold a semi- automatic handgun to the two teen killers will likely surrender.
The arrest is expected within the next 48 hours.
Manuel Gallegus reports on that and other developments in Litttleton.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steve Davis/Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :18]
[SUPER=04-Amateur Video; :52]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=Littleton, Colorado]

(((LOCATOR: LITTLETON, CO) AFTER MORE THAN A WEEK OF INTENSE INVESTIGATING, POLICE APPEAR ON THE VERGE OF MAKING AN ARREST. THE JEFFERSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS HIS OFFICE IS NEGOTIATING THE SURRENDER OF A GUN DEALER WHO MAY HAVE SOLD THE TECH NINE HANDGUN USED IN THE ATTACK.
SOT: DEPUTY STEVE DAVIS/JEFFERSON CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. "IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THEY HAVE SPOKEN WITH AN ATTORNEY REPRESE

NTING POSSIBLY A PERSON WHO SUPPLIED A HANDGUN." POLICE ALSO CONFIRM THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPLOSIVE DEVICES FOUND HAS RISEN TO AROUND SIXTY. AND AS THAT NUMBER GOES UP.IT RE-ENFORCES POLICE SUSPICIONS OF A WIDER CONSPIRACY.
SOT: DEPUTY STEVE DAVIS/JEFFERSON CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. "I THINK IT CERTAINLY KIND OF POINTS THAT WAY, THAT THEY'RE EITHE

R SOMEONE ELSE INVOLVED OR THEY HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO BRING THOSE IN OVER A PERIOD OF TIME."
(SUPER: AMATEUR VIDEO)
(NATZ)

THESE ARE SCENES FROM COLUMBINE DURING MUCH BETTER TIMES. HOME VIDEO SHOT BY TWO STUDENTS LAST YEAR PROVIDES THE FIRST GLIMPSE INSIDE THE SCHOOL. THE CAFETERIA WHERE HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS RAN FOR THE LIVES WHEN ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAND KLEBOLD OPENED FIRE. AND THE LIBRARY.THE CENTER OF THE CARNAGE WHERE 10 STUDENTS WERE KILLED AND THE GUNMEN APPEARED TO HAVE TAKEN THEIR OWN LIVES.
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CBS NEWS, LITTLETON, COLORADO.))

[Canada]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD!!!!]


Meantime, terror today in a COLLEGE classrom in Great Britian when a teenager opened fire through an open window.


The classroom was filed with students but none was injured.
The 16 year old suspect, believed to be a student at the college, was arrested a short time later.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Taber, Canada;]

[10:07:05]
And a fourteen year old boy is in police custody in Canada after reportedly opening fire at his former high school yesterday, killing one student and seriously injuring another.
The shooter was reportedly wearing a dark colored trenchcoat.
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[SOT]

[10:04:31]
[IN Q=WELL I WAS SITTING...]
[SUPER=01-Claiton Pierson/8th Grade Student]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=THOUGHT IT WAS PRETEND AT FIRST.]
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[VO-NAT]


It was the first fatal high school shooting in Canada in 20 years.
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[Philip-Morris]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-5 ]
[GRAPHIC=Philip Morris]


It is the world's largest consumer packaged goods company and the nation's single largest taxpayer.
Philip Morris shareholders have gathered in Richmond for their annual meeting-- and are giving the media a window into the tobacco industry's continuing troubles.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Starlink]


Ellen Qualls is at the world's largest cigarette plant in Richmond.
[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=06-Richmond;]
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[****ROLLED FROM STARLINK****]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lucinda Rosenberg/Tobacco Protestor; :33]
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[OUT Q=Kraft]




[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Richmond;]
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[Double Boxes=Ellen and Melanie/Starlink]
(QUESTION: So no feeling that the settlement with the states has taken the heat off the industry?)


[Planned-Parenthood]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-22 TC05:42]
[GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood]


It's a one of a kind combination-- right here in Roanoke.
Planned Parenthood and the Children's Home Society of Virginia are joining together to offer pregnant women more options.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke's Planned Parenthood is working with the Home Society to offer adoption services at their medical clinics.
This is the only formal relationship of its kind in the United States where adoption and abortion services will be available under one roof.
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[SOT tc 15:08:38]
[IN Q=I see this;]
(PETER PUFKI/DIR. CHILDREN HOME SOCIETY:I SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A WOMEN TO GO TO ONE PLACE AND HAVE AN OPPORTU

NITY TO MAKE A RESPONSIBLE CHOICE. THIS IS HER CHANCE, IF SHE HAS ANY HESITATIONS AT ALL, TO CONSIDER A LOT OF OPTIONS AT ONE STOP.)
[SUPER=01-Peter Pufki/Children's Home Society Director]
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[OUT Q=at one stop.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Adoption services will be available at the Roanoke Planned Parenthood beginning May 6 and expand to the Blacksburg center this summer. [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The Supreme Court rejects a Virginia death row inmate's last appeal.
That's the next story on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And bad weather is being blamed for a 150 car pileup in Southern California.
First, let's check in with Patrick about our weather.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Yeatts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


The fate of Ronald Yates is now in the hands of the governor.
The U-S Supreme Court rejected an emergency request to postpone his execution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/1990]


Yeatts is scheduled to die tonight for killing a 70-year-old Pittylvania County woman during a robbery ten years ago.
The court today also rejected a formal appeal filed in his behalf.
Governor Gilmore is considering Yeatts' clemency petition.
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[Roanoke-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Charges in last night's fatal stabbing in Roanoke are expected to be upgraded to murder.
Police say 46-year-old Ronald Gene Durham was stabbed at least once in the chest around six at the Towne Motel on Williamson Road.
He died around 7-45.
Durham's wife Dorothy is currently charged with malicious wounding in connection with the incident.

[CA-PILEUP]


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


Bad weather is being blamed for a massive pileup in southern California involving around 150 vehicles.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Colton, CA;]


Authorities say about 75 people with injuries ranging from serious to minor have been taken to area hospitals.
Authorities say up to seven separate multi-car crashes were reported on a six-mile stretch of the highway.
Thunderstorms were reported in the area at the time of the accidents.
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[Subway-ax]


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


A New York City man is in critical condition this morning after being pushed in front of a subway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]

[7:28:30]
Edgar Rivera was standing on a Manhattan subway platform during rush hour last night, when another man pushed him into the path of an oncoming train.
The 46- year- old father of three lost both legs in the accident.
The man who pushed Rivera has been charged with attempted murder.
Just three months ago, a young woman died when she was pushed in front of a New York subway.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


President Clinton vows to continue the Kosovo mission despite a surprise from Congress.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[7:25:55]
The House last night rejected a measure supporting the NATO campaign.
And lawmakers are demanding Mr. Clinton get their approval before sending in ground troops.
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]

[10:13:06]
Meantime, U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan is in Moscow holding talks with Russian President Boris Yeltsin in hopes of forging a new peace plan for Kosovo.
But in the meantime, NATO continues to rain bombs on Serb targets.
[SUPER=03-Podgrica, Montenegro;]

[10:22:55]
Last night and this morning the alliance launched its strongest attack yet on the smaller Yugoslav republic of Montenegro, with reports that 50 missiles rained down on the capital.
Belgrade was also hit hard.
One of those bombs accidenantly dropped on Bulgaria's capital.
NATO issued an apology today from Brussels.
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[IN=]

(( OBVIOUSLY BULGARIA KNOWS FULL WELL THAT THE MISSILE STRIKE WAS NOT INTENTIONAL. THANKFULLY THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES BUT WE REGRET ANY DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE. IT WAS AN OBVIOUS ACCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT=OBVIOUS ACCIDENT.]
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[VO-NAT]
[top stories----7:34:13]


Jesse Jackson arrived in the Balkans a short while ago on a mission to win the release of the three American P-O-W's.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


You probably know to use the heimlich maneuver to save a choking person.
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[VO-NAT ]


Next on News-7 at Noon, we'll meet a woman from Bristol who used it to save her choking dog.
Stay with us.
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[Doggie-Heimlich]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Would you know what to do if someone you loved was choking?
If it was your pet that was in trouble -- would you be able to save it?
A Bristol woman knew what she had to do -- and she saved her her dog's life.
Natalie Faunce has the story.
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[SOT 04:39:06]
[IN Q=Nat: Come On]
[SUPER=03-Bristol; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mildred Bickley/Saved Her Dog's Life; :19]
[SUPER=01-Natalie Faunce/Reporting; 1:22]
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[OUT Q=many years to come.]


[Name-change]


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


A North Carolina school teacher may need the force to get the courts to change her name.
Jennifer Briggs wants to change her name to Obi Wan Kenobi, after the Star Wars Character.
A court clerk in Durham refused to do it, saying the law requires a good and sufficient reason.
Apparently winning a thousand dollars in a Star Wars radio contest didn't cut it.
Briggs says she'll return to the courtoom on Monday to plead her case.

[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 38 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, it's been a stellar week for the Earnhardts.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, there's another new face in Washington.
But this one has a few years of experience under HIS helmet. We'll have more, right after this break.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[Skins]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


The Washington Redskins not only have a new owner but a new back-up quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL;]


Yesterday, the Skins acquired veteran Rodney Peete from the Eagles to relieve starter Brad Johnson.
Peete will have to fight Casey Weldon for the second spot.
In his career, Peete has completed 55 percent of his passes with 59 touchdowns and 79 interceptions.
In return, Washington will give up a sixth round pick in next year's draft.
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[Ralph]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph sampson]


Former Virginia great Ralph Sampson, who lead the Houston Rockets to the 1986 NBA finals, is back in basketball.


He was introduced yesterday as the general manager of Richmond's new I-B-L franchise
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]


Sampson and the team begin a 64- game schedule in the fall of 1999. Sampson, who coached at James Madison in the mid 90's , is considering going back to the bench or possibly playing again at the age of 37.
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[IN Q="what]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Sampson/Richmond IBL General Manager; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...we'll see"]
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[ss=none]

The Richmond team will be one of ten competing in the International Basketball League.


[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 (1:18:54)]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


On to the diamond, where Andruw Jones' last inning heroics saved the Braves.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :]


The Pirates went on top early. In the second, Mike Benjamin smacks a single down the third base line. That scores Ed Sprague to give the Bucs a one- nothing lead.
Still in the second, Chris Peters sends this pitch up the middle. Freddy Garcia scores, and the Braves were down two.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/Pittsburgh/4/;]


But Atlanta would rally in the bottom of the ninth. Jones' single to center scores Keith Lockhart for the winning run, and the Braves beat the Pirates by a score of 5 to 4.
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[Wrestle]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=Tech]


There'll soon be an international flair to Virginia Tech's wrestling program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Shawn Gray is on the roster for the Junior World Freestyle wrestling team. The Tech redshirt junior earned his spot by winning the junior freestyle national championship at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs over the weekend.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's not]
[SUPER=01-Sean Gray/Junior National Freestyle Champ; :00]
[SUPER=01-Keith Mourlam/Virginia Tech Wrestling Coach; :14]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...age group"]
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[ss=hold!!!]


Gray will be competing in the 138-point-7 pound weight class.

[Busch]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-36 (53:03)]
[GRAPHIC=Earnhardt Jr.]


Defending Busch Grand National champion Dale Earnhardt Junior has yet to win a race this year, but his prowess on the track has him back on top of the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fontana, CA; :]


Even without a trip to victory lane, Earnhardt is the points leader on the Busch circuit. And he returns to California this weekend with high hopes of making it two in a row at that track.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="the thing...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Defending Champion; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=....like that."]
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[TALENT=Patrick]

Earnhardt and the rest of the Busch Drivers will qualify for the Busch Auto Club 300 tomorrow. [GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]