[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Frantic searches continue across western Turkey after a major earthquake claims hundreds of lives.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a series of public service announcements are the latest weapons to combat violence in schools .
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[TALENT=Andrew]
[SS=None]


A very hot afternoon is on tap today. The extended forecast has a hint of rain on Thursday. Details are coming up.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Earthquake]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=newt]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


The death toll has climbed to a staggering 1,000 in the strong earthquake that struck northwestern Turkey early this morning.
The quake measured 7 point 8 on the Richter scale.
Maureen Maher reports an international rescue and relief effort is underway.
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[SOT]

[11:30-updatewindow]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Sefakoy, Turkey;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/Secretary of Energy;]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.]

(((LOCATOR: SEFAKOY, TURKEY)
(natz OF DIGGING)

THE FRANTIC SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS PUSHES FORWARD IN TURKEY WITH AN UNTOLD NUMBER OF PEOPLE STILL BURIED UNDER RUBBLE. WITH THOUSANDS HURT AND THE DEATH TOLL GROWING BY THE HOUR...TURKISH AUTHORITIES ARE APPEALING FOR INTERNATIONAL AID.
(NATZ OF RESCUE)

THIS WOMAN IS ONE OF THE FORTUNATE.... PULLED FROM A COLLAPSED BUILDING AND APPARENTLY OKAY. SO ARE.. U.S. GENERAL HENRY SHELTON AND U-S ENERGY SECRETARY BILL RICHARDSON, BOTH MEN WERE IN TURKEY WHEN THE MASSIVE QUAKE STRUCK.
(SOT, BILL RICHARDSON, U.S.ENERGY SECRETARY)

THE EPICENTER OF THE QUAKE WAS IN THE INDUSTRIAL TOWN OF IZMIT..SHAKING PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR BEDS AT 3 AM LOCAL TIME.
(SOT, WITNESS, NO NAME, SPEAKING ENGLISH, MY BED WAS SHAKING)

ISTANBUL WAS ALSO HIT HARD. DOZENS OF BUILDINGS CRUMBLED AND MANY RESIDENTS WERE KILLED. MEASURING 7.8 ON THE RICHTER SCALE, THIS QUAKE.. OFFICIALS SAY WAS ALMOST AS POWERFUL AS THE LEGENDARY QUAKE THAT HIT SAN FRANCISO IN 1906. MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Baby-Remains]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


The U-V-A medical center faces more lawsuits-- this time from a Roanoke couple and a Charlottesville woman who's dead babies were switched.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 1998]


David and Mistie Huffman said they were almost sent home with the remains of Wendy Conley's baby rather than those of their own one-month-old daughter.
The mix-up occurred in March 1998.
A hospital official discovered the mistake before the Huffmans left the parking lot.
The couple and Conley have filed separate lawsuits, each seeking half a million dollars in damages.
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[Williams]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Death Penalty]


Intervention from Governor Gilmore is the last hope for Marlon DeWayne Williams.
Earlier today, the U-S Supreme Court voted seven to two to deny a stay of execution.
Marlon DeWayne Williams is scheduled to die tonight for the 19-93 murder of a Chesapeake woman.
The woman's husband hired Williams to kill her for four-thousand dollars.
The husband, Clark Bedsole, received a life sentence.

[Holladay]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jbi]
[TAPE#=99-26 TC1:11:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A piece of Botetourt County's history is now on the National Register of historic places.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape]

The Bowyer-Holladay House was once part of one of the largest farms in the county. All that remains now is a log cabin and part of the plantation house's foundation. County Administrators say the site provides valuable insight into nineteenth century life on the Virginia frontier. The area will be preserved as an educational display in the Greenfield Business Park.
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[Trains-Traffic]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal]


A Roanoke man is taking his fight against rush hour traffic jams caused by trains, to city council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke resident David Lawhorn is tired of being held up by Norfolk Southern trains.
But N-S says it doesn't schedule trains on a daily basis - instead they run when they are loaded and ready to go.

So Lawhorn went before Roanoke city council last night to ask for a change.
(\\\\\SOT/////)
[SOT 18:38]
[INQ=]

((DAVID LAWHORN: I'M ASKING THE CITY THAT THEY WOULD ASK N&W AND MAKE A LAW THAT OPPOSE THAT THEY CAN'T RUN BETWEEN 3 AND 6 I DON'T THINK IT'S TO HARD.))
[SUPER=07-David Lawhorn]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUTQ=It's too hard.]
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[VO-NAT]


After city council heard Lawhorn's complaints, Mayor David Bowers asked the city manager to check into what Norfolk Southern can do to address traffic concerns.
Lawhorn says he's not just doing this for himself - he's fighting for all Roanoke drivers.
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[E-Gainsboro]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-29 38:40]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The plans to redevelop parts of the Gainsboro neighborhood are creating yet another constroversy for Roanoke City Council.
Yesterday, council members got an earful as they delayed action on two projects, and approved funding for another.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


After more than a decade of disagreements and distrust, improvements to Henry Street are on the brink of becoming a reality.
But problems remain, and they flared up again as council prepared to vote on street improvements and a multi-million dollar parking garage.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And if they have the perception]

((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: AND IF THEY HAVE THE PERCEPTION THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN FAIR, NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, AND NO MATTER HOW MUCH I BELIEVE WE'VE BEEN FAIR, THAT PERCEPTION IS GOING TO BE THERE. AND IT'S NOT GOING TO ONLY BE THERE THIS YEAR. IT'S GOING TO BE THERE NEXT YEAR. AND IT'S GOING TO BE THERE TEN YEARS FROM NOW. IT'S GOING TO BE THERE 20 YEARS FROM NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=going to be there 20 years from now.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Council delayed a vote on the two projects until September to give residents more time to review the city manager's proposal.
Council did appropriate 375 thousand dollars toward the cost of a new office building in Gainsboro.
That figure was half of what the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation had requested, but leaders of the group say they remain confident the project will move forward.

[Violence-PSA]


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


As children throughout the nation head back to the classroom, President Clinton is urging parents to talk with them about school violence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[10:58 APROX]
Today he and the first lady unveiled a series of public service announcements.
The spots feature kids discussing their fears about going to school in the wake of recent attacks.
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[SOT]

[15 second psa] [9:12:21or 9:13:23 or 9:31:19]
[IN Q=there was this]
[SUPER=04-Public Service Announcement;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=talk with your kids.]
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[VO-NAT]

[video from 30 second psa]
The three public service announcements came about as part of a White House strategy session held last May.
They are being paid for by the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation and a children's advocacy group called "Children Now."
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[Di-Investigation]


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


The French prosecutor in the Princess Diana crash investigation wants all charges dropped in the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:10:46]
A statement released today from the prosecutor's office says the case should be closed, adding there is no evidence the paparazzi failed to help victims of the accident.
The statement also says there is no evidence any of the photographers should be investigated on manslaughter charges.
The future of the case now rests with the investigating magistrate.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's new information about the dangers of second-hand smoke.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


Meanwhile there's a new P-R campaing PROMOTING smoking-- smoking MARIJUANA that is.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Rough-landing]


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


A rough landing for a United Parcel Service plane.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]

[8:10:20]
The U-P-S jet blew four tires and its nose gear collapsed just after it touched down this morning at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport .
There were no injuries in the mishap.
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[Aircraft-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


No injuries, just power outages in Floyd County-- That's where the pilot of an ultralight aircraft had to make an emergency landing yesterday.
(++++++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP]
It happened in the Willis Area.
42 year old Walter Ray Turman was flying the ultra light when he experienced engine problems.
He tried to avoid a house while landing and ran into power lines.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Power was cut to a few homes in the area.

[E-Henry-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-34 26:11]
[GRAPHIC=Water Restrictions]


As drought conditions worsen, more folks in Southwest Virginia face water restrictions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


About three-thousand customers of the Marrowbone Creek water plant in the southern part of Henry County are being told to cut back their water use.
The creek is at seventy-five percent below its normal level.
That means no watering lawns and gardens or filling swimming pools- among other things.
Henry County officials say that they're already seeing good results from voluntary water restrictions last week.
But, it'll take rain... and lots of it... to get the water level back up to where it should be.
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[SOT 15:00 - :14]
[IN Q=We could use...]

((TIM HALL/HENRY CO. PUBLIC SERVICE AUTHORITY: WE COULD USE... AND NOT JUST HENRY COUNTY, IT'S EVERYBODY... THREE OR FOUR DAYS OF GOOD, SOLID SATURATION. AND WHEN YOU GET DOWN ON YOUR KNEES AT NIGHT, IT'S A GOOD THING TO THROW IN AND ASK FOR, BECAUSE WE SURE COULD USE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Hall/Henry Co. Public Service Authority;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=because we sure could use it.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Henry County is making arrangements to buy more water from Martinsville to get through the drought.
Officials say if the situation gets any worse, they'll ask businesses to cut back on water use, too.

[E-Campbell-Drought]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-20 1:39:45]
[GRAPHIC=Drought]
The drought also continues to plague farmers--- and another county is seeking disaster relief assistance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Campbell County supervisors declared yesterday their county an agricultural disaster area, and have passed that along to the governor's office.
Officials estimate the county's farmers will lose more than six million dollars in crops and livestock this year as a result of the drought.
Most of that loss has been in the hay and pasture fields, which have dried up in the prolonged heat.
Farmers have been using LAST year's hay crop to feed their cattle.
A federal disaster declaration would make the area eligible for low- interest emergency loans.
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[E-School-Security]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=99-27 28:38]
[GRAPHIC=School Security]


There is renewed sense of safety at Columbine High in Colorado.
Meanwhile, Governor Gilmore is hoping a new program will increase safety here in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin]


A seminar was held yesterday afternoon at New River Community College in Dublin as part of the "4 Safe Virginia" program.
One goal of the program is to train secretaries, custodians, and cafeteria workers to detect signs of trouble.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]

((VON YOST/SECRETARY: I THINK IT'S BEEN VERY INTERESTING, I'VE LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS THAT MOST OF US HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF, SUCH AS WHERE WEAPONS COULD BE HID AND WHAT ARE WEAPONS.))
[SUPER=01-Von Yost/Secretary]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=are weapons.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sergeant Lars Hermann led yesterday's seminar.
He says school support personnel should be trained because students view them differently than a teacher or a principal, and are less likely to mask their behavior around them.
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[DC-PKG]


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


In the nation's capitol, several law enforcement agencies are on the scene on what it is believed to be a suspicious package.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[7:43;30]
Police say a homeless man found a suitcase earlier today.
When they x-rayed the suitcase, they found wires, containers and possible timing devices.
While officials have stopped short of calling the suitcase a bomb, it has been described as "very suspicious."
F-B-I, District Police and the Fire Department are on the scene.
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[Second-hand-smoke]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Second Hand Smoke]


A new study says the dangers of secondhand smoke are much worse than previously thought.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[7:28;02]
New Zealand researchers say non-smokers who breathe other people's cigarette smoke are 82 percent more likely to have a stroke than people who are not exposed to smoke.
Previous studies have linked stroke with so-called passive smoking, but this one, from the University of Auckland is the largest one so far.
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[Marijuana-billboards]


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


Marijuana supporters launched a national advertising campaign in San Francisco.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;]

[7:19:17]
They've unveiled 30 billboards in bus shelters in and around the bay area, asking pot smokers to "Honk if you Inhale."
The 30-thousand dollar advertising campaign is launched by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Rats have invaded V-M-I again.
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[VO-NAT ]


And one of them is putting the leftovers of her new buzz-cut to good use.
Find out how when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-27 54:14]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


It's back to the classroom for cadets at Virginia Military.
And it was also back to the state review of superintendent Josiah Bunting's use of his discretionary account.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


State officials have completed a review of the Superintendent's 100-thousand dollar account, which was used to buy gifts and a retirement party.
The account is NOT funded by tax dollars but IS subject to state guidelines.
This is what Bunting had to say about the probe.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:23:14]
[IN Q=My concern at]

((MAJ. GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; MY CONCERN AT VMI ALWAYS HAS BEEN TO ADVANCE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE THE BEST INTERESTS OF VMI AND SOLELY THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=and solely that.]
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[VO-NAT]


The case is now being reviewed by the Commonwealth's Attorney.
Yesterday Bunting welcomed 432 new students into the ranks.
29 women were expected, about the same as the past two years.
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[S-Hair-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-24 1:42:56]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


One of the rituals of the first day at VMI is the buzz cut.
But for one rat, the cut meant donating something she didn't need anymore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


Lara Tyler of Richmond walked onto the campus with long blond hair.
She arranged to have it donated to an organization that weaves wigs for cancer patients.
Tyler says she did it because she "wasn't going to be using it any more"
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 22 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports-- Sammy Sosa evens the score with Mark McGwire.
Andrew will have the highlights.
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[VO-NAT ]


And this former Hokie is now one of the highest-paid receivers in the N-F-L.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Sosa]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Sammy Sosa has tied up the home run race with Mark McGwire.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/Cubs-WGN]


Sosa was facing the "Big Unit" and struck out in the first inning.
But he connected in the sixth-- sending this two-run shot into the left field upper deck.
It's his 47-th homer of the season.
But Sosa's Cubs lost the game 10 to three.
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[S-Elliott]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Sean Elliott's new kidney is functioning well this afternoon.
Last night he got a transplant from his brother and a new lease on life.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="sean]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Francis Wright/Elliott's Surgeon; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...HAD NO PROBLEMS."]
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The match was almost perfect, and he could go home next week.
It'll be two to three months before doctors know whether he'll be able to resume his basketball career.

[S-Freeman]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40 20256TC]
[GRAPHIC=PACKERS]


The Packers and Antonio Freeman have made a big agreement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


The all-pro from Virginia Tech is now the highest paid receiver in the NFL after signing a seven year deal worth $42 million bucks. He gets $10 million as a signing bonus for staying in Green Bay.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="A lot of guys...]
[SUPER=01-Antonio Freeman/Signs For $42 Million; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...for granted."]
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[S-Heck]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-46 249TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


The Redskins will play their second preseason game Friday against the Bills with a new look on the offensive line.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


Head coach Norv Turner announced yesterday that 11 year veteran Andy Heck will move into the starting lineup at offensive tackle for this weekend's game.
Heck spent his first ten years in the league with the Seahawks and Bears. He replaces Joe Patton, who gave up a key sack on Friday night.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Competition...]
[SUPER=01-Andy Heck/Redskins Offensive Tackle; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=...BETTER PLAYER."]
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[VO-NAT]


If you're an avid high school football fan you may remember that Andy Heck played in the Virginia High school coaches' association all-star game at Lynchburg's city stadium in 1985 before heading to Notre Dame.
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[S-Refs]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-48 tc 00:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


High School Football refs aren't putting in two-a-days in the heat like the players are, but the officials are doing some preseason training.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Members of the Western Virginia Football Officials Association use scrimmage games and mechanics clinics such as this one to polish their skills.
Last night's clinic taught officials proper on-field positioning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we're going]
[SUPER=01-Steve Fleshman/Western Va. Football Officials;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=play is over]
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
And join us Friday night as we begin the 16th season of Friday Football Extra with our annual preseason special.
Among the people you'll meet is a local woman who will wear zebra stripes and stepping on the field as an official this season.
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[SURVIVOR-ANTHEM]


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


She missed the chance four years ago, but finally a 12 year old cancer survivor's dream has come true.
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[SOT]

[7:35:43]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=5 seconds of stephanie singing]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday Stephanie Rodriquez kicked off a Chicago White Sox game by singing the national anthem.
She was scheduled to perform four years ago, but she was ill with a rare kind of pediatric brain cancer and her condition worsened.
And, the White Sox held up their end as well... beating Anaheim 6 to 1. (------------)