[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


An eyewitness says a Roanoke man killed his cousin in July.
Murder suspect Brandon Porter was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And another Roanoke man is under arrest after police seized more than 100 marijuana plants from his home.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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An incident at a motel in South Boston has led to a standoff between a gunman and police.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
It's taking place at the Hudson Motel on Route 58.
Police went to arrest the man and talked to him on the phone.
He denied he was the suspect they wanted, and allegedly fired several shots.
No one was hurt.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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About 30 officers have surrounded the motel.
News-7 has a crew on the way, and we'll bring you more information when we have it.

[Porter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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An eyewitness says a Roanoke man killed his cousin.
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[VO-NAT]
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Brandon Porter is charged with shooting Victor Anderson in July.
At a preliminary hearing, Anderson's cousin said he watched the murder.
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[SOT 9:22:52]
[IN Q=Brandon Porter]

((DESHAUN ANDERSON/VICTIM'S COUSIN: BRANDON PORTER WAS WALKING OUT THE BUILDING. HE HAD WALKED PAST ME. GOT TO MY LITTLE COUSIN, PUT THE GUN TO HIS HEAD, A CHROME 380, SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD, PUT THE GUN IN MY FACE, TOLD ME HE SHOULD SHOOT ME TOO BECAUSE I KNOW HIM, I'M GOING TO TELL.))
[SUPER=01-DeShaun Anderson/Witness;]
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[OUT Q=I'm going to tell]
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[VO-NAT]


Porter's best friend told police at the time that Porter was the murderer.
Today in court he changed his story, saying he does NOT know who fired the shot and that he lied to police because they harassed him.
A trial date has not yet been set.
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[Bust-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-32 TC53:03]
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A Roanoke man is under arrest after police seized more than 100 marijuana plants from his home.
38- year- old C. J. Lynch is charged with manufacturing marijuana with intent to distribute.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A news release describes the home, in the 900 block of Westside Boulevard, as a "major grow house."
Police say they found mature marijuana plants with an estimated street value of 180- thousand dollars. They also seized a hand gun.
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[Sinkhole]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=99-28 TC1:17:06]
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Another sinkhole on Interstate 81 has been fixed.
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[VO-NAT]
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The hole opened up yesterday morning along the northbound shoulder of the highway near Natural Bridge.
Crews had to dig about 20 feet down to get to solid ground before they could fill it and repave the road.
Traffic was reduced to one lane, but both northbound lanes are now open.
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[Train-AX]


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A C-S-X train derailed early this morning in a Detroit suburb.
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[VO-NAT]
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Officials say no one was injured.
The freight train was carrying fertilizer and grain, when it left the tracks about 6- A-M.
There were NO hazardous materials on the train.
No word on what caused the derailment.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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The parents of a missing Florida girl are under arrest, charged with lying to police about her disappearance.
Bill McGinty has more.
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[SUPER=01-Charles Wilson/U. S. Attorney; :05 QUICK]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL; :22]
[SUPER=01-Barry Cohen/Aisenberg's Attorney; :54]
[SUPER=01-Bill McGinty/Reporting; 1:28]
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[East-Timor]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Indonesian officials say the violence in East Timor has left at least 600 people dead.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dili, East Timor;]


Australian soldiers are in Dili, helping evacuate U-N personnel, who've been holed up in the compound for several days.
About 350 staff members are being airlifted out of the province.
But the streets are still dangerous.
Witnesses say militiamen broke into the U-N compound today, terrorizing refugees and looting vehicles.
[SUPER=03-Jakarta, Indonesia;]


Meanwhile, demonstrations continue outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, in the name of nationalism.
About thirty men threw stones, and burned Australian and U-S flags for what they consider interference in domestic matters.
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[Russia-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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Russian officials say the death toll is up to 74 after Wednesday night's explosion at an apartment building.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow, Russia;]


Security has been tightened in Moscow after the mayor said today that the blast was an act of terrorism.
He said an explosive substance was likely planted on the first floor of the nine- story building.
But other officials say the blast may have been caused by a gas leak, which could bring the Mayor under fire for neglecting the city's buildings.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The 99 campaign season is kicking into high gear as canidates go toe to toe on the debate platform.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Binge-Beer is hitting college campuses.
We'll tell you why when we return.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Binge-Drinking]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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It's a new beer advertisement that MIGHT be tough to swallow...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Ads for "Binge Beer" appear in today's editions of more than 100 papers including "The New York Times", "The Wall Street Journal", and "U-S-A Today".
The fictitious beer ads are actually a tongue-in-cheek attempt to curb binge drinking among college students.
The ads feature a beer bottle, labeled "Binge" under a headline that reads, "Hitting college campuses this fall."
The ad was coordinated by Penn State and signed by 113 college presidents.
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[Forum]


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With the 99 campaign season moving into full swing, candidates are eager to get their ideas out to voters.
And last night's forum set the stage for candidates to talk about their agendas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


About seventy people turned out to listen to what the candidates had to offer.
For House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his opponent Al Bedrosian it was an opportunity to face -off on the issues.

Cranwell says one of the biggest issues they disagree on is the use of vouchers in public education.
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[SOT 1:05:31]
[IN Q=If we keep taking]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/ D-HOUSE OF DELEGATES: IF WE KEEP TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM THEM FOR VOUCHERS WE'RE HURTING AN ALREADY DIFFICULT SITUATIONS.))
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[OUT Q=difficult situation]
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[VO-NAT]


But Bedrosian says he just wants to give parents the choice of where their kids attend school -- and if that means a tax credit or voucher -- it's a good idea.
And he says if Cranwell was concerned about the conditions of schools, he's had plenty of time to make changes.
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[SOT 02:22:32]
[IN Q=He said]

((AL BEDROSIAN/CANDIDATE VA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: HE SAID 60 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS ARE 25 YEARS AND OLDER AND I'M THINKING YOU'VE BEEN THERE FOR 28 YEARS AND WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT IT))
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[OUT Q=do about it]
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[VO-NAT]


Candidates for county offices also faced off last night.
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[NRA-Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
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While candiates are voicing their ideas, they're also getting major support.
Before last night's forum, Dick Cranwell got the backing of the National Rifle Association.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the NRA hosted a rally at the Catawba Community Center.
On a day when President Clinton was calling on Congress to pass tougher gun control legislation, LaPierre said the focus should remain on the enforcement of existing laws.
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[SOT 08:02:01]
[IN Q=Dick Cranwell and Virginia]

((DICK CRANWELL AND VIRGINIA ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE FREEDOM OF AMERICANS TO OWN FIREARMS, BUT ALSO TO CRACK DOWN ON ANYONE WHO MISUSES THEM. AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S DOING IN THE LEGISLATURE AND THAT'S WHAT WE SUPPORT.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne LaPierre/National Rifle Association]
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[OUT Q=and that's what we support.]
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[VO-NAT]


LaPierre grew up in Roanoke, and says he has known Cranwell since the late sixties.
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[Campbell]


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The Democratic challenger for Lynchburg's state senate seat says voters need to have more of a say in how much their legislators make and how they spend their money.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


23rd District candidate John Campbell yesterday unveiled a four- point plan that would require voter- approved pay raises and more accountability in the office expense allowances.
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[SOT 9:59:53]
[IN Q=If you have]

((JOHN CAMPBELL/D- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: IF YOU HAVE THE VOTERS DETERMINING THE PAY, THEN YOU MIGHT ALSO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM--WHAT I SEE AS THE PROBLEM-- IN THE OFFICE EXPENSES ALLOWANCE, WHERE THEY'RE JUST GIVEN 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS PER PERSON, PER LEGISLATOR, PER YEAR AND THERE'S NO ACCOUNTABILITY.))
[SUPER=01-John Campbell/(D) State Senate Candidate; :00]
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[OUT Q=there's no accountability.]
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[VO-NAT]


Campbell also says the state's conflict of interest laws need to be redefined.
His opponent, Republican Steve Newman, has been criticized for taking a job with Barr Laboratories, while also representing the company's interests in Richmond.
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[E-Gilmore-ACLU]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-38 11:27]
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On the heels of Attorney General Mark Early's attack, Governor Jim Gilmore is also blasting the A-C-L-U on school safety issues.
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[TAKE GILMORE PAGE HERE]
In a letter to Virginia A-C-L-U director Kent Willis, Gilmore wrote
"... the ACLU's threats of lawsuits place Virginia's school children in jeopardy of physical harm by discouraging our teachers and administrators from enforcing school safety measures." [TAKE WILLIS PAGE HERE]
Willis fired back an e-mail to the Governor last night, saying he was mischaracterized.
Willis writes:
"The ACLU maintains that public schools... can be places where both student safety and individual freedoms can be protected."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./Wednesday]


Both Earley's and Gilmore's letters come in the same week a Chesterfield County 12 year old was kicked out of school for pink hair.
Jade Bunk was let back in after the ACLU pointed out a federal judge in Richmond had ruled in favor of a Surry County student with blue hair in June.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hip-Hop and Latin tunes cleaned up at this year's M-T-V Music awards.
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[VO-NAT ]


We'll have highlights of big night and more on the winners when News-7 at noon returns.
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[MTV-Awards]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Music's hottest performers lit up the stage in New York City last night for the 19-99 M-TV Music Awards.
Stephen Clark has highlights from the star- studded event.
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[IN Q=Pop music's]
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[SUPER=04-MTV: Music Television; :18]
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[OUT Q=Stephen Clark, CBS News, New York.]

(((NATS-Show open) LOCATOR: NEW YORK Pop music's naughtiest night invaded the venerable Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
(NATS-My name is Chris Rock!)

With Comedian Chris Rock hosting, the 1999 MTV Music Awards headed uptown for a clash of cultures. And the music video awards rocketed out of the gate.
(NATS-Welcome to the awards)

Ricky Martin's hot hit La Vida Loca took the first award for best dance video. With RAP, ROCK and POP pulsating inside the Met, "Moon Man" awards went to T-L-C for best group video.
(NAT SOT: "This is totally unexpected.")

and Grammy winner Lauren Hill for Best Female Video.
(NAT SOT)

MTV's most watched show came days after the music channel's parent, Viacom, announced a multi-billion dollar merger with CBS. But this evening wasn't about mega deals, just music.
(NATS)

And it all topped off with the biggest award, Video of the Year.
(NAT SOT: And the winner is: )

The MTV Music Awards returns to more down-to-earth "digs" at Radio City Music Hall next year. Stephen Clark for CBS News New York.))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 57 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, we'll have the lineup for tonight's Friday Football Extra.
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[VO-NAT ]


And Ricky Rudd will have a new ride next year.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
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Week number three of Friday Football Extra, tonight on your Hometown station, and we feature several great traditional rivalries, including the Pulaski-Salem showdown.
Here's the rundown of what's coming up on Friday Football Extra tonight.
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[S-Botetourt]


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[WRITER=pev]
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Yesterday evening's rain gave you a good excuse to step inside and catch some high school basketball. Lord Botetourt hosted Staunton River on the court last night, and they'll meet on the gridiron tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville/Golden Eagles vs. Cavaliers; :00]

The Botetourt cheerleaders warmed up before tip-off and it's a good thing they got good and loose.
Early in the first quarter Racheal Elithorp finds Abby Fresh behind the three-point stripe--it drops and the Cavs take the early lead.
Staunton River tried to keep it close in the first half, here Mary Gordon fights her way to the bucket for the tough duece. Then early second half, the Eagles, who are a young team this season, work their way in the backdoor as Meghan White scores. But it was all Lord Botetourt. Amber Graham gets the ball in the
[SUPER=33-Staunton River/34/Lord Botetourt/65;]

post and gets the old-fashioned three-point play, she led the team with 13 points.
All twelve Cavaliers scored and they win it 65-34.
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[S-Girls]


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Elsewhere last night, Rural Retreat topped Ft. Chiswell in one of the tightest games of the night 59-to-56. Northside beat Glenvar for the second straight week 46-to-42.
And in the Montgomery County tip-off tourney, Blacksburg topped Auburn, Floyd beat Christiansburg and Carroll County slipped by Shawsville.

[S-Rudd]


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[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
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Chesapeake native Ricky Rudd, a fan favorite, will officially announce today that he will take over the fabled number 28 Havoline Thunderbird next season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Month; :00]


Rudd has been trying to decide whether to take over the driving duties of this car or keep his own team and secure a sponsor to replace outgoing Tide.
There is a chance Rudd may still keep his team in Mooresville, North Carolina and put another driver in the car. But he will go with Yates racing next year. (------------)