[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[8:07:34-41]
[IN=NATO'S GOING TO...]

(( NATO'S GOING TO TELL US.. NEXT DAY OR TWO. ))
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[OUT=NEXT DAY OR TWO.]
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[VO-NAT]

[9:11:18-troops leaving]
It's in with NATO forces, and out with Serb soldiers in Kosovo.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the details on a huge Millenium bash that may outshine the New Year's ball drop in Times Square.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at Noon is next.[kOSOVO]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Peace Plan]


They're on their way out.
Nearly three months after the Kosovo conflict began, NATO has suspended its air assaults against Yugoslavia.
The alliance today confirmed that Serb troops are pulling out of Kosovo.
But President Clinton warns Serb leaders, the bombing will resume if they back out of the peace deal.
President Clinton plans to address the Nation tonight on the subject.
Lisa Hughes has the latest.
[LIVE=hughes Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC;]
(adlib)

[****ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH****]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Javier Solan/NATO Secretary General;]
[super=03-Macedonia]
[SUPER=01-Josh Evans/U.S. Marine;]
[SUPER=03-Kukes, Albania;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.]



[LIVE=Harley Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington DC]


((
(Super: Javier Solana/NATO Sec. General THE FULL WITHDRAWL FROM KOSOVO

HAS BEGUN)
NATO's Secretary General says Serb forces are withdrawing from Kosovo as promised. Waving from tanks_they evacuated along specific routes so NATO could verify their withdrawl. It's early. But this is a good sign.

(LOCATOR: MACEDONIA)



(Macedonia nats_helicopter)


Nearly two-thousand Marines have landed in Macedonia. They'll head up the entry of the U-S force into Kosovo. Now, they are among the first allied soldiers stepping into a province littered with landmines...

(NATS, marching)


...and full of uncertainty. They are heavily armed. Their mission is clear.

(Super: Josh Evans/U-S Marine

BASICALLY KEEPING SECURITY BETWEEN THE SERBS AND THE REFUGEES THEMSELVES_KEEPING EVERYBODY SAFE)

(Super: )


Refugees celebrated the news rather quietly_with lingering reservations the Serbs will keep their word. In Belgrade_the party poured into the street.

(nats)


After 78 days of bombing, there are no explosions in Belgrade now. But Yugoslavia has paid a high price for this war. President Clinton reminded Americans this morning there will be challenges ahead.

(SOT, President Clinton...WE MUST BE MINDFUL_ `_.STILL A LOT OF WORK TO

BE DONE.)

(HUGHES STANDUP CLOSE))) [Lilly]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Lilly]


A man on death row for killing a Virginia Tech student has won a new hearing.
The U.S. Supreme Court today granted Benjamin Lilly's appeal, and ordered a lower court to take another look at the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./November 1998;]


Lilly was sentenced to death for the murder of Alexander DeFilippis, almost four years ago.
Part of the evidence against him was the confession of an alleged accomplice. His attorneys had argued that confession should have been kept out of the trial.
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All nine justices voted to reverse the state Supreme Court decision that upheld Lilly's conviction.

[Friendship-M]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-11 1:38:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Almost 90 people from Friendship Manor retirement community are on their way to Richmond to show the government they want their voices heard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They boarded buses about three hours ago and headed for the capitol.
Friendship Manor is operated as a non-profit organization and residents want it to stay that way. But the board of directors has another plan. Last month it decided to combine Friendship Manor and the nine other companies it currently runs into one FOR-PROFIT corporation. This goes against what the Church of Brethren had in mind when it created the community.
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[SOT ub 9:09:45]
[IN Q=If it's seen]

((IT'S SEEN AS BEING A PROFIT-MAKING INSTITUTION RATHER THAN A SERVICE INSTITUTION AND THAT BOTHERS US A GREAT DEAL AS CHURCH PERSONS THAT THAT ORIGINAL INTENT IS BEING DIVERTED.))
[SUPER=01-Owen Stultz/Protestor]
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[OUT Q=being diverted]
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[VO-NAT]

Friendship Manor says the residents don't need to worry.
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[SOT ub 09:30:25]
[IN Q=It's Simply]

((IT'S SIMPLY A CHANGE IN THE TAX STATUS--BECAUSE OF THAT, AS I SAID BEFORE, IT WILL NOT DIRECTLY AFFECT THE RENT. ))
[SUPER=01-Katherine Elliot/Marketing Director]
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q= the rent.]
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[VO-NAT]

The protestors are scheduled to meet with Deputy Attorney General Frank Ferguson this afternoon.




[Franklin-Manor]


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


Meantime, an assisted living facility in Franklin County has been given the OK to stay open -- but only under the watchful eye of the state Department of Social Services.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./February;]


The Franklin Manor Rest Home on Route 2-20 came close to losing its license six months ago.
State investigators say a resident sexually abused another, and some staff members weren't administering medicine to residents.
But an agreement approved today will keep the facility open -- investigators say the violations have been corrected.
The Franklin Manor rest home is still under state police investigation and faces a civil lawsuit from the father of a former resident.
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[Explore-Park]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:45:44]
[GRAPHIC=Explore Park]


Virginia's Explore Park is "exploring" a new way of being environmentally friendly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


This morning park officials debuted Explore's new wastewater treatment system.
Park officials developed the new "drip system" with the departments of health and enviromental quality, along with Virginia Tech.
Explore officials say the projects fits in with the park's goals of providing education while protecting the environment.
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[SOT 10:46:22 ]
[IN Q=It fits]

((SCOTT SARVER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: IT FITS IN THAT WE SAVE THE FOREST. WE CAN SNAKE THESE LINES THROUGH THE TREES. WE'RE ABLE TO ACTUALLY DISPERSE WATER THAT'S AS CLEAR AS MANY RIVER WATERS.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Sarver/Virginia's Explore Park;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=many river waters]
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[VO-NAT]


The system was designed for both the Brugh Tavern and the Arthur Taubman Welcome Center at the park.
While some lines have already been installed, it won't be fully operational for another couple of months.
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[Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-24 28:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Fire heavily damaged a Danville home this morning...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


The blaze broke out about 6 o'clock at a two-story apartment in the 600 block of South Main Street.
The residents WERE home at the time, but no one was injured.
It took 45 minutes for crews to get the fire under control.
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[Murder-suicide]


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


Four people are dead and two injured in what police believe was a murder- suicide and arson ... all committed by a mother in Connecticut.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hartford, CT;]


Police believe that thirty-two year old Kelly Silk stabbed her husband to death, attacked one of her daughters and then set the house on fire.
Her three year old daughter and two year old son were killed in the fire and a six month old baby severly burned.


The oldest child, who had been stabbed, escaped the blaze.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=prior to these five...]
[SUPER=01-Chief James Shay/East Hartford Police;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=and reported the fire.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say Silk had been treated for mental problems.
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[cursing-canoe]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Jury selection is underway in Michigan this afternoon in the trial of a man charged with cursing.
The man apparently let loose a stream of profanities after falling out of his canoe.
He's been charged with breaking a 102 year old state law which forbids cursing in front of women and children.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[SOT]

[10:03:]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Standish, MI; :00]
[SUPER=01-Timothy Boomer/Defendant; :08 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Socia/Arena County Deputy; :20]
[SUPER=01-Richard Vollbach/Prosecutor; :42]
[SUPER=01-Bill Street/Boomer's Attorney; :59]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:24]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT=LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, STANDISH, MI;]

(( TIMOTHY BOOMER CAME TO A MICHIGAN COURT TO DEFEND HIS WORDS-- HIS CURSE WORDS. THE 25 YEAR-OLD ENGINEER IS CHARGED WITH VIOLATING A CENTURY OLD ANTI-PROFANITY LAW WHICH BANS FOUL LANGUAGE IN FRONT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

(SOT) TIMOTHY BOOMER/DEFENDANT "WE WERE JUST UP NORTH ON A CANOEING

TRIP THAT MY FRIENDS PLANNED."
WHILE ROWING DOWN THE RIFLE RIVER LAST AUGUST BOOMER FELL OUT OF HIS CANOE AND STARTED SWEARING.

(SOT) KENNETH SOCIA/ARENAC COUNTY DEPUTY. "THE F-WORD, CALLING THESE

GIRLS THE B-WORD."
DEPUTIES SAY THE OUTBURST CAME AS A WOMAN AND HER YOUNG CHILDREN DRIFTED BY IN ANOTHER CANOE.

(SOT) BILL STREET/BOOMER'S ATTORNEY "MR. BOOMER DOES ACKNOWLEDGE THAT

WHEN HE FELL OUT OF THE CANOE THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE WORD THAT PASSED HIS LIPS THAT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN CHURCH."

(LEVINSON STANDUP) THE PROSECUTOR SAYS THERE'S A LOT MORE TO IT THAN

TIMOTHY BOOMER SHOUTING A FEW OBSCENITIES. IN FACT HE SAYS, HE WOULD NEVER HAVE GONE AFTER THE MAN HAD HE SIMPLY FALLEN INTO THE RIVER AND SHOUTED A FEW CURSE WORDS AND THAT WAS IT. BUT HE SAYS TIMOTHY BOOMER WENT ON AND ON AND ON.
THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION IS PAYING BOOMER'S LEGAL BILLS. PROSECUTOR RICHARD VOLBACH DISPUTES THE A-C-L-U'S CONTENTION THAT THIS IS ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

(SOT) RICHARD VOLLBACH/PROSECUTOR "IF IT WERE SPEECH, HE WOULD HAVE

ACTUALLY BEEN ATTEMPTING TO COMMUNICATE SOME IDEA OR THOUGHT. CLEARLY HE WASN'T. HE WAS SIMPLY SCREAMING THE F-WORD REPEATEDLY. THERE'S NO EXPRESSION OF IDEAS OR THOUGHTS.
IF CONVICTED, TIMOTHY BOOMER COULD SPEND 90 DAYS IN JAIL. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, STANDISH, MICHIGAN.))

[Millenium-party]


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


Forget Times Square, Washington D-C just might be THE place to be this New Year's Eve.
The Wall Street Journal reports the first family is planning a huge celebration on the national mall.
The paper says the ten million dollar-plus New Year's party will feature live, musical entertainment and a special short film directed by Steven Spielberg.
The Clintons are expected to announce the New Year's party this July fourth.

[Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Proposed Line]


American Electric Power is making detailed information on its new proposed power line available at many libraries, courthouses, and other locations.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS GRAPHIC]
The line would extend from Wyoming West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties to A-E-P's Jacksons Ferry Power station.
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[VO-NAT]


For the next two weeks, A-E-P staff will be on hand at libraries in Bland, Tazewell, Pulaski, and Wythe Counties with project information that includes maps, fact sheets and a video tape.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


On a longer-term basis, you can look at the application and related information on your own, at county courthouses from Roanoke west to Tazewell.
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[R-Rated]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-26 TC11:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Theaters across the country are checking I-D's, hoping to keeping children under 17 out of R-rated movies.
President Clinton says the move by the National Association of Theater owers will mean parents no longer have to worry about their G-rated kids geting into violent or suggestive R-rated movies.
So What do parents and youngsters think?
Eric Earnhart hit the box office to find out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Fred and Corey Tibbs]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Corey Tibbs/13 Years Old; :10]
[SUPER=01-Fred Tibbs/Parent; :28]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cole/Parent; :42]
[SUPER=01-Chris Cox/14 Years Old; 1:04]
[SUPER=@eric2; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


(( Fred and Corey Tibbs are here to see Star Wars... Corey doesn't go to R-rated movies... but he says there are still plenty of violent images around him.

[SOT 18:58:44]
[IN Q=I mean it]

(( COREY TIBBS/13 YEARS OLD; I MEAN IT'S JUST ON TV AND THEY SHOW MOVIES ON HBO AND EVERYTHING ANYWAYS, I THINK IT WILL HELP A LOT THOUGH, HAVING THEM CHECK I-D'S FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDER 17 AND EVERYTHING. ))
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[OUT Q=17 and everything]



Corey's father agrees I-D checks are good but says nothing replaces a parent's responsibility.

[SOT 18:59:04]
[IN Q=we still have to]

((FRED TIBBS/PARENT; PARENTS HAVE TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SEE, YOU HAVE TO RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, YOU HAVE TO BE INVOLVED WITH YOUR KIDS MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=than anything else]



Other parents we spoke with agree... Lee Cole screens the movies her daughter sees... ID checks are an extra safeguard.

[SOT 19:05:19]
[IN Q=definitely]

((LEE COLE/PARENT; DEFINITELY THE 18 YEAR MOVIES, THE RESTRICTED MOVIES, THEY NEED TO BE CARDED BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF 16 YEAR OLDS THAT LOOK 18, THAT LOOK 21, SO ANYTIME THERE'S AN AGE RESTRICTION ON ANYTHING, MOVIES, BEER, CIGARETTES, THERE SHOULD BE AN ID INVOLVED. ))
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[OUT Q=i-d involved.]



But in a teen's average day... there are still plenty of violent images with no ID required.

[SOT 19:01:54]
[IN Q=sometimes]

(( CHRIS COX/14 YEARS OLD; BASICALLY ON VIDEO GAMES, THAT'S WHERE I SEE IT. ANYBODY CHECKING YOUR ID BEFORE YOU PLAY VIDEO GAMES? NOPE.))
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[OUT Q=nope]


That may change, and soon.
The video Software Dealer's Association is now asking it's members to check ID's when renting movies and video games.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))


[Christian-Coalition]


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


There's expected to be a dramatic shake-up inside the Christian Coalition .. after the I-R-S denied the organization its tax-exempt status.
Officials tell the Associated Press that the coalition was first denied the status last year, but it was kept quite pending an appeal. Now the coalition has been told it will lose that appeal.
The Christian Coalition is now expected to split into two groups as a result.

[Knicks]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=nte]
[TAPE#=?]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The number eight-seed New York Knicks are just one win away from the N-B-A finals as they head back to Madison Square Garden today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Market Square Arena/Indianapolis]


New York was down by as many as 14 points early on, but the game was tied at 42 at the half.
The game remained close in the second half.
The Pacers' Reggie Miller drains a jumper and Knick coach Jeff Gundy scrambles for a time-out.
New York gets hot--Latrell Sprewell has a rare miss for this game--but Marcus Camby follows on up, doing what he does best.
Larry Johnson was big from behind the arc again--
He hits this one late in the fourth to go up 86 to 84--and then--It's in the Hole!--he follows with anohter to give New York five point lead New York goes one game up on Indiana 101 to 94 as Patrick Ewing give it up to a fan--
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[Batcheller]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=nte]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Washington and Lee]


The first player in Washington and Lee history to be drafted by a major league team has signed the dotted line.
Christian Batcheller--a graduate of Patrick County High School--will pass up his final season of college baseball to sign with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates chose him in the 46th round of last week's amateur draft.
It's the best of both worlds for Batcheller--who is also an All-ODAC quarterback for the Generals--He will still be allowed to play hsi senior year of football.
Batcheller won the ODAC triple-crown as a freshman. He reports to the Pirates Rookie league team in Bradenton, Florida this weekend.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=pev]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=Rick Mast]


And we're not leaving the Rockbridge area just yet--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last Month; :00]


Turning to racing--Rick Mast--who is form Rockbridge Baths--lost his team manager Wednesday as veteran racing guro Waddell Wilson abruptly quit the number 98 Yarborough Motorsports team.
The move comes as a downer for a team that is about to pick up some steam. After racing all season with limited sponsorship, Mast's team is getting big backing for the next three years from Universal studios..
No replacement for Wilson has been named at this time.
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