[Nester]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-39 12:23]
[GRAPHIC=News7atNoon]


A Henry County sheriff's officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing, for some comments made on a cable TV program.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


State police were called in to determine whether Captain Kimmy Nester illegally released a person's criminal history.
The special prosecutor says he did NOT.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Criminal information]

((DON CALDWELL/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: CRIMINAL INFORMATION WAS SHARED ON A CALL-IN TO A TV PROGRAM BY CAPTAIN NESTER, BUT THE INFORMATION THAT WAS SHARED WAS PUBLIC RECORD OR PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Special Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=personal knowledge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nester says he was confident he'd be cleared, although it was tough to have a cloud hanging over him and the department.
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[irene]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Irene]


Hurricane Irene hasn't even made landfall yet, and it's already battering the Florida Keys with heavy rains and powerful winds.
Jennifer Jones has the latest from Key West..
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Key West, FL;]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Gambino/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Danny Howllie/Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Key West.]

((
---
(LOCATOR: KEY WEST, FL)


IRENE CAME CLOSE ENOUGH TO KEY WEST TO ASSURE RESIDENTS A STORM WAS OUT THERE.

(SOT, ANTHONY GAMBINO, RESIDENT)


AS IRENE MOVED WEST OF THE KEYS, ITS WIND WAS BARELY OF HURRICANE STRENGTH. YET, IT DUMPED AS MUCH AS 10 INCHES OF RAIN AND SHIFTED CHUNKS OF THE GULF INTO THE STREETS.

(JONES STANDUP BRIDGE)


BUT OVERALL RESIDENTS ARE RELIEVED THAT THE WORST OF IRENE IS OVER FOR THEM...

(SOT, DANNY HOWLLIE, RESIDENT)


...UNLIKE HURRICANE GEORGES THAT STORMED THROUGH THIS TIME LAST YEAR, PACKING MUCH TOUGHER WINDS.

(JONES STANDUP CLOSE)))[WX-One]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


For more on what Irene may do, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
(toss to Patrick)


[Patrick in Chroma Key] [CK-WXPro]
(adlib)



(toss back to Melanie)



[Starr]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Ken Starr]


There is word out of Washington that Ken Starr will formally step down next week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:18;26 or 4;04:45]
Starr's tenure has been filled with controversy because of his five year, 47 million dollar investigation of the Clinton's
It ultimately led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House of Representatives.
No replacement has been named but some sources say Robert Ray... one of his assistants will replace him.
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[Nobel-peace]


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


This year's Nobel Peace Prize goes not to someone who has tried to make peace...but to an organization to goes in to pick up the pieces when peace breaks down.
The Nobel Peace prize has been awarded to Doctors without borders -- the international group of health care workers who often go where others fear to tread.
Mark Phillips has the story.
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[SOT]

[10;01:46]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01- Francis Sejersted/Chairman, Nobel Prize Committee; :24]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS LONDON.]

(((tape - MSF in Rwanda) There are found just about anywhere there is human misery, whether caused by natural disaster or conflict. In Rwanda...
(APTN)
(Kosovo)

In Kosovo. Their attitude is to treat the victims and ask no questions... to cut through the bureaucracy the feel constrains other organizations like the Red Cross. And those qualities were recognized by the Nobel Peace Prize committee today...
(NRK)
(SOT Francis Sejersted -- Chairman, Nobel Prize Committee) intervening so rapidly

Doctors without Borders calls public attention to humanitarian catastrophes and by pointing to the causes of such catastrophes, the organization helps to form bodies of public opinion opposed to violations and abuses of power.
(APTN)
(treating people)

Doctors without borders has existed since 1971, begun by a group of idealistic French doctors frustrated by the often slow response of the international community to humanitarian crisis. (APTN)
(SOT Dr James Orbinski - President MSF International)
We look on this as an opportunity to highlight the populations around the world that live in precarious situations. ---
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(MARK PHILLIPS ON CAM)

Normally the Nobel prize goes to a peace maker. The fact that this years prize goes to those who have to clean up during wars shows that from Kosovo to East Timor, this was a better year for the warmakers than the peacemakers... Mark Phillips, CBS News, London.))

[Pakistan]


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


The American ambassador to Pakistan is meeting with the Pakistani general who led this week's coup against the civilian government, urging a return to democracy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Islamabad, Pakistan;]

[10newspath]
Pervaiz Musharraf (pur-VEHZ' MU'-shuh-ruhv) has declared himself the new leader, suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency.
The International Monetary Fund is adding to the pressure by suspending a loan worth more than one and a-half billion dollars.
The new government is left with enough money to cover only two months of imports.
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[Sunday-Liquor]


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


Virginia's liquor board is looking into opening state liquor stores on Sundays.
The Sunday proposal is just one of several being considered as a way to boost revenues.
The department turns a 150 (m) million dollar annual profit for the state.
But the idea likely won't happen without the governor's approval and he opposes Sunday sales.
They are legal in eight of the 18 states that sell liquor through government stores.

[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


For the first time, striking union members at Rubatex say maybe the Steelworkers should soften their hard line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


They've been picketing for five weeks and have given up paychecks averaging more than 13-and-a-half dollars an hour.
And though their union leadership says it won't budge, some rank and file say it might be time to take a step toward the bargaining table.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we may end up]

((LORETTA CRAIG: WE MAY END UP HAVING TO DO THAT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE AT ALL.)) ((ROY KARENS: WE NEED TO GET BACK AND TALK SOME. SEE WHAT WE CAN COME UP WITH.))
[SUPER=01-Loretta Craig/USWA Local 240; :00 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Roy Karens/USWA Local 240; :03 QUICK!!!]
[RUNS=::07]
[OUT Q=come up with]
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[VO-NAT]


The union is waiting to hear what comes of its unfair labor practices charge.
It says Rubatex negotiated in bad faith ... proposing a contract cutting workers' take-home pay.
But Rubatex numbers say the average worker would come out ahead under what the company calls its final offer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have]

((JIM LAURIN: WE HAVE A FINAL OFFER ON THE TABLE. WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT. WE DON'T BELIEVE IT'S REGRESSIVE BARGAINING))
[SUPER=01-Jim Laurin/Rubatex Negotiator; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=regressive bargaining]
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[VO-NAT]


It's an offer the union says it won't counter ... and Rubatex says it won't change.
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[E-Gilmore-Glenn]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:31:28]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is standing behind a program that teaches correctional officers to hit and kick aggressive juvenile prisoners.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Wednesday]


But the Governor says he'll continue to review the program.
On Wednesday, his director of Juvenile Justice said he would ignore a direct order from the board that oversees his agency.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday]


The Governor says he supports director Gerald Glenn's use of the controversial "Handle With Care Plus" program.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./June 2;]


Juvenile justice board members say other programs that teach defensive -- NOT offensive -- restraint techniques would be more humane.
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[E-Bedford-Drugs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-28 1:58:57]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Drug Arrest]


Phase two of Operation Zero Tolerance has landed five people in police custody in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The roundup began Wednesday in the Hardy Road area of the county.
A total of 23 people have been indicted on drug charges.. authorities say some of them were targeting high school students for customers.
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[SOT 15:46:34]
[IN Q=One of the]

((LT. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT.. OFF THE STREET.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=off the street.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gardner says most of those charged were selling crack cocaine.
All of the indictments stem from undercover work where a sheriff's deputy bought illegal drugs from each suspect.


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[E-Green]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-31 1:55:47]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Green]


The Reverend Charles Green was a political activist and a civil rights leader.
Yesterday, he was also remembered as a man of uncommon dignity and deep religious faith.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Family members and friends crowded into High Street Baptist Church to celebrate Green's 75 years.
A World War II veteran, a longtime pastor, and hospital chaplain... Green was active in many civic organizations, including the Roanoke chapter of the NAACP.
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[SOT 02:50]
[IN Q=He will go down in history]

((HE WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY, AND CERTAINLY HIS FOOTPRINTS HAVE BEEN LEFT IN THE SAND HERE AMONG THE BLACK COMMUNITY. OF COURSE HE DIDN'T SEE RACE. HE HELPED EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Joseph Mayo/Martinsville Minister;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=he helped everybody.]
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[VO-NAT]


Charles Thomas Green was born in Midville, Georgia in October, 1924... It's there in a Green Family Cemetery that he will be buried.
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[S-Blacksmith]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:44:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Another passing to note... this one possibly marking the end of an era.
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[SOT FULL]
(NAT SOUND)
[RUNS=03]
[OutQ=Nat Blacksmith Sounds]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/January 1988]


Manly Brown was a throwback to an earlier time... a 20th century blacksmith using 19th century tools and methods at his shop in Lexington.
There weren't many blacksmiths of his kind left when we visited in 19-88...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]

and with Brown's death last week, at the age of 93, there are fewer still.
We'll have a closer look at Manly Brown's life and work on "Virginia Newsreel."
Tune in to News 7 Sunday Morning, starting at 8.

[S-Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-37 TC1:04:38]
[GRAPHIC=Proposed AEP Line]


Opponents of a proposed power line wanted a delay for a major hearing. Now they're getting it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File]


American Electric Power wants to build another 765-thousand volt line like this one through Southwest Virginia.
But yesterday the state delayed a major hearing.
A-E-P was supposed to present its case to the State Corporation Commission next month.
Now it will have to wait until next May.
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[Internet-Plate]


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


It seems like there's a specialty Virginia license plate for just about anything-- now there's one for the Internet.
A new plate that promotes the state's booming high-tech industry proclaims Virginia as the ``Internet Capital.''
It will have a dot-com on the far right, and buyers of the specialty plate can choose up to six letters ahead of the dot. The dot-com plate is in final approval stages and could be out in a few months.