[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A major player in the Oklahoma City bombing case faces resentencing today.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A Roanoke civil rights leader passes away.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Green]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-33 TC1:48:57]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Preacher and civil rights leader Charles Green has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 1998]


Green died this morning at his home in northwest Roanoke
He was a former president of the Roanoke chapter of the N-A-A-C-P.
Funeral arrangements have not been made yet.
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[Offray]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-28 TC1:49:49]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


A Danville ribbon-making plant is closing down ... putting at least 100 employees out of a job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


C - M Offray and Son, a Maryland-based company that makes ribbons for the clothing, crafts and floral markets, announced yesterday that it's shutting down its Danville shipping and manufacturing plant.
Company officials refused to elaborate on WHY the plant is closing.
They say the plant will gradually lay off employees over the next four months and shift the work done in Danville to its Hagerstown, Maryland plant.
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[Western-State]


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


Some changes are underway at Western State Hospital in Staunton following a critical report by the Justice Department.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape]


It states the mental health facility failed to provide adequate psychiatric and medical care and restrained patients too often.
It blames most of the problems on an insufficient number of trained staff.
State officials said yesterday that virtually all the problems cited in the report have been fixed or are being fixed.
The problems at Western State were similar to those the Justice Department found in recent investigations of Central State Hospital, Eastern State Hospital and the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute.
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[Fortier]


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


He knew about the Oklahoma City bombing but didn't warn authorities.
And for that Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Today Fortier will be resentenced under different and could even be set free.
Terisa Estacio has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/April 19, 1995; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tom Kite/Survivor; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Marsha Kite/Survivor; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/Reporting; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=Oklahoma City.]

(((SUPER: APRIL 19, 1995 ) THE BOMBING OF THE ALFRED MURRAH FEDERAL BUILDING LEFT 168 PEOPLE DEAD. IT IS CONSIDERED THE MOST DEADLY ACT OF TERRORISM ON AMERICAN SOIL. MICHAEL FORTIER CONFESSED TO AUTHORITIES AFTER THE BLAST.. HE KNEW HIS FORMER ARMY FRIEND, TIMOTHY MCVEIGH PLANNED TO BLOW UP THE BUILDING_ BUT DID NOTHING TO PREVENT IT. FORTIER STRUCK A PLEA AGREEMENT WITH PROSECUTORS AND TESTIFIED AGAINST MCVEIGH AND HIS ACCOMPLICE, TERRY NICHOLS. MCVEIGH WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN 1997. NICHOLS WAS ACQUITTED OF MURDER, BUT GIVEN LIFE IN PRISON. FOR HIS ROLE, A FEDERAL JUDGE HANDED FORTIER A 12 YEAR SENTENCE. BUT THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, AN APPELLATE COURT THREW OUT THE PRISON TERM_ RULING THE TRIAL JUDGE APPLIED THE WRONG GUIDELINES TO DETERMINE THE SENTENCE. THE JUDGE AGREED WITH FORTIER'S CONTENTION THAT THE TRIAL JUDGE SHOULD HAVE USED GUIDELINES RELATED TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER_ NOT FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN DETERMINING HIS PUNISHMENT_
(SUPER: THIS MORNING)

TODAY, FORTIER'S WIFE.. LORI... WHO RECEIVED IMMUNITY FOR HER TESTIMONY ARRIVED FOR THE HEARING.. AS WELL AS FAMILY MEMBERS OF THOSE WHO DIED IN THE BOMBING.
(take sot )
(cg: Tom Kite/survivor )
(incue; Well I am not any attorney.. but I think 144 months is cheap for 168 lives. )
(take sot )
(cg: Marsha Kite/survivor )
(incue: I was thinking... he has spent one half day for each of those either injured or killed and that is not enough

)
(outcue: not enough )
(TERISA ESTACIO )
(INCUE: ONE PROSECUTOR HAS STATED MICHAEL FORTIER COULD SEE HIS SENTENCE GREATLY REDUCED.. PERHAPS EVEN TO TIME SERVED

. THAT COULD MEAN FORTIER COULD WALK AWAY A FREE MAN. TERISA ESTACIO CBS NEWS, OK CITY. )))

[Ramsey]


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


This could be the last day the grand jury investigating the death of JonBenet Ramsey meets.
Meantime, Boulder, Colorado officials are preparing to announce a decision on whether an indictment will be issued.
Raj Chohan reports.
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[SOT]

[6:02:30]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Boulder, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Raj Chohan/Reporting; :53]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=for cbs news.]



[timor-refugee]


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


Emotions were high today as refugees from East Timor returned home today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dili, East Timor;]


Huge crowds ran to greet them and try find relatives as they got off a plane.
Many wept.
The refugees were then taken to a stadium that has been turned into temporary housing for tens of thousands who have returned from nearby hills.
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[Mexico]


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


Rescue crews in Mexico are struggling to find survivors of this week's massive flooding and mudslides.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Teziutlan, Mexico;]

[6:23:31]
So far, at least 218 people are confirmed dead, and dozens more are feared buried alive in mudslides caused by the flooding waters.
Tens of thousands are homeless, and hundreds of refugees have been brought to shelters after helicopter rescues.
Some parts of southeastern Mexico received 2 and a half feet of rainfall in two days.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A former dictator's days in Great Britain may be numbered.
Find out why in just a moment on News-7 at noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And what's wrong with this picture and why is it causing controversy in some Georgia schools.
We'll get to the bottom of it when we return.
First, let's talk to Andrew Freiden about the weekend forecast.
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[Talent=Andrew]

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

[Washington-Painting]


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


School officials in Cobb County, Georgia fear the famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware may be too racy for fifth-graders.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cobb Co., GA;]

[10:11:09]
It's not the content of the painting that officials are concerned with, but the misinterpretation students might have about the pocket watch resting on Washington's thigh.
So to avoid having to do any explaining, teachers aides spent about two weeks working with paintbrushes to retouch the painting in more than 23-hundred history textbooks.
The original, untouched painting hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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[E-County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-30 1:59:15]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke County Supervisors want the school board to give up control over a new building project.
Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson wrote a letter to the school board offering to take control of the south county high school project.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Johnson says he believes the county can construct the high school on time and under budget. He says the facility would include all of the components recently eliminated by the School Board because of budgetary constraints.
In the letter, he writes that students get the facilities they need, the school board gets the structure it desires without financial risk, and the board of supervisors ensures careful stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
Members of the school board are skeptical.
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[SOT 01:55:57]
[IN Q=Certainly all of us]

((BILL IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL BOARD: CERTAINLY ALL OF US ARE LOOKING FOR LESS EXPENSIVE WAYS TO DO THINGS, BUT I WOULD HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT WOULD BE INVOLVED IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT SEEMS TO BE OFFERED.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/Roanoke Co. School Board]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=what seems to be offered.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The school board hasn't discussed the letter yet, but Irvin says he was elected to oversee school issues including new construction.
And he says he would be reluctant to turn over that responsibility to the Board of Supervisors.

[E-Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-42 18:03]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


After a month of silence, the union striking at Rubatex has said what it means by "unfair labor practices."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Sept. 13]


The United Steelworkers Local 240 released its first public statement yesterday ... saying Rubatex is guilty of "regressive" bargaining.
The union says Rubatex wants workers to take a step backward -- getting less take-home pay.
The union says the company wants workers to pay more for health insurance but isn't willing to raise pay enough to offset the cost.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


For its part, Rubatex has just finished up a news conference with reporters.
We'll have more on that on News-7 at Five and News-7 at Six.

[E-Para-Transit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:18:27]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some disabled people say getting around the Roanoke Valley is a traveling dilemma.
As Joy Sutton reports, one local group is trying to change that.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Melissa]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=07-Melissa Boder; :23]
[SUPER=01-Karen Michalski/Reg. Network for Tranportation; 44]
[SUPER=@Joy2; :56]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke]

(( For Melissa Boder the Valley Metro Star is her only form of transportation.
It's a specialized transit system offering arranged rides for disabled residents in Roanoke.
But Boder says the Star has its limitations because it does not go to Roanoke County -- so she can only travel in the city.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 08:01:43]
[IN Q=It is isolating]

((MELISSA BODER: IT IS ISOLATING THERE ARE NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT.))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=two ways about it]
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[SOT7:57:03]
[IN Q=It makes it]

((MELISSA BODER:IT MAKES IT REAL DIFFICULT TO TRY AND KEEP IN CONTACT WITH PEOPLE THAT I'VE KNOWN FOR YEARS BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL SPREAD OUT IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=I really do]


And Boder says since the bus doesn't run on Sunday, she can't go to church.
Karen Michalski with the Regional Network of Transportation says many people who are disabled are frustrated with the system.
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[SOT 7:43:59]
[IN Q=Right now transportations]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/REGIONAL NETWORK OF TRANSPORTATION: RIGHT NOW TRANSPORTATION IS SO FRAGMENTED, IT'S UNAVAILABLE IN CERTAIN AREAS, CERTAIN TIMES AND REALLY NOT MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=in the Valley]


The Star is one of two bus systems available to disabled residents in the Roanoke Valley --one runs in the city, the other in the county--and a person can only choose one of them.
But Michalski says the Regional Network for Transportation is trying to make things better.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We went ahead]

((KAREN MICHALSKI/REGIONAL NETWORK FOR TRANSPORTATION: WE WENT AHEAD AND APPLIED FOR ANOTHER GRANT TO EXTEND OUT ON 460 CORRIDOR WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF EMPLOYERS AND ALSO OUT ON BRAMBELTON WHERE THERE IS A LOT OF PHYSICIANS. WE CONTACTED BUSINESSES TO SEE IF THEY WERE INTERESTED IN SUBSIDIZING TRANSPORTATION))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q=subsidizing]


The goal is to create a regional transportation system so that the Roanoke Valley is accessible to all its residents.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[E-Blues-Club]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-29 1:30:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two Lynchburg men are hoping to bring music to an old downtown warehouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Greg Powell and Raymond Burford are putting a half million dollars into the renovation of this century- old building on Jefferson Street.
The club will feature a restaurant, bar and dance floor where blues singers and jazz bands will perform.
Powell and Burford say the city needs to attract more people to the riverfront.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:36:27]
[IN Q=Just different]

((GREG POWELL/ENTREPRENEUR: JUST DIFFERENT PLACES TO GO TO HAVE SOME ENTERTAINMENT HERE IN THE DOWNTOWN RIVERFRONT AREA. JUST TO SHOW THAT THE OPPORTUNITY IS HERE AND WE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PLANNING ON, WE'RE PLANNING ON BEING HERE FOR A WHILE.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Powell/Entrepreneur]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=for a while.]
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[VO-NAT]


Powell hopes to have his rhythm and blues club open sometime in December.
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[Pinochet]


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


A British court says former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet should be extradited to Spain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England]


The 83-year-old general is accused of orchestrating a campaign of terror against political opponents during his 17-year rule.
A British magistrate decided the allegations constituted extraditable crimes and that, even though no Spanish victims were involved, Spain has jurisdiction to try the general.
While the ruling is a blow to Pinochet, who has been in custody in Britain for almost a year, he will not immediately be sent to Spain and his lawyers can appeal.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A month ago you could barely see her...
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


But look at the United States' newest Panda now.
We'll have an update when News-7 at noon returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Danville-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:39:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Yesterday turned out to be a scream for a Danville elementary school teacher who thought she was going to an assembly ... but instead got a 25-thousand dollar award.
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[SOT]

[NATSOUND: KIDS SCREAMING]
[IN Q=screaming]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=screaming]
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[VO-NAT]


Tomeka Campbell ... a third-grade teacher at Park Avenue Elementary ... received the check as recognition for excellence in teaching.
She's one of eight teachers in the state being surprised this week with awards from the Milken Family Foundation.


She was selected out of 250 other candidates.
Campbell's students were just as thrilled as she was.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=I was really excited.]
[SOT 15:45:42 - :50]

((BRITTANY HALL/3RD GRADER: I WAS REALLY EXCITED. (WHY?) BECAUSE I REALLY ENJOYED HAVING HER AS A 3RD GRADE TEACHER. ))
[SOT 15:44:36 - :38]

((TOMEKA CAMPBELL/3RD GRADE TEACHER: I NEED A SUB. I NEED A SUBSTITUTE RIGHT AWAY!))
[SUPER=01-Brittany Hall/3rd Grader; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tomeka Campbell/3rd Grade Teacher; :07 QUICK!]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a substitute right away.]
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[VO-NAT]


Campbell got her wish.
She had the rest of the day off to figure out what to do with the award money.
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[baby-panda]


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


When you're a newborn panda in North America you get lots of attention.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]

[6:41:03]
So here's the latest progress report on the baby giant Panda at the San Diego Zoo.
As you can see she's growing like a weed.
The cub was taken from the den yesterday for her fourth medical checkup since her birth August 21st.
She weighed in at four and 3 quarter ounces.
And doctors say she's doing just fine.
The little cub is just now beginning to open her eyes.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 65 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, a possible set back for Florida State football...their star receiver is arrested,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

and it was bombs away in Cleveland as the Indians blasted the Astros.
Andrew has the highlights, next.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Indians]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (43:18)]
[Graphic=Braves/Astros]


Houston and Atlanta resume their National League Division series in just a few hours.
The 22-game winner Mike Hampton pitches for the Astros, and 14-game winner Tom Glavine takes the hill for the Braves.
The best-of-five series is tied 1-to-1.
[GRAPHIC=INDIANS/RED SOX]


The Cleveland Indians are 2 up on Boston in their best of five division series.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ESPN; :]


Game two was in Cleveland yesterday.
The Indians had a big sixth inning, scoring six runs three of those runs came off the bat of Harold Baines who hits this homer to right field giving Cleveland a big lead.
[SUPER=35-Cleveland/11/Boston/1/;]


Cleveland would then score five more in the fourth. The big hit was this Jim Thome grand slam homer and the Indians go on to win it 11 to 1.
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[Yanks-Rangers]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees/Rangers]


The Texas Rangers are one loss away from elimination in their American League series against the Yankees.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


The Yankee offense was not about power last night, but rather getting big hits when it counted.
After a Juan Gonzalex dinger in the fourth put Texas up 1-zip, Ricky (luh-Day) Ledee
brought the game home for the Yanks.
His seventh inning double brought in the lead run for the 3 to 1 win.
The victory gives the Bronx Bombers a 2 games to none lead in the series.
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[S-FFE]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-49 26:28]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


It is week seven of Friday Football Extra and News 7 will bring you the highlights from 15 games.
Make that 16 after Saturday. Roanoke Catholic is five and OH and will look for another victory against Blessed Sacrament-Hugenot at Victory Stadium on Homecoming.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Paul Moyer/Roanoke Catholic Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :17]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=FFE LOGO COMES FULL/MUSIC FADES QUICKLY.]
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[S-Noles]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-45 (28:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Florida St. Logo]


Florida State's top receiver Peter Warrick and his roommate Laveranues Coles are in trouble with the law.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


Warrick, a Heisman Trophy candidate, was arrested yesterday on grand theft charges. The charges stem from an alleged theft at a department store in Tallahassee.
Coles was also arrested and charged with grand theft.
Warrick has been suspended indefinitely and Coles has been thrown off the team.
The two are accused of buying over 400 Dollars worth of clothing from a department store for 21 Dollars. The clerk that sold them the merchandise has also be arrested. (------------)