[nc-irene]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Irene Aftermath]


Jose is now a hurricane, and it keeps getting stronger as it bears down on some islands in the eastern Caribbean.
Meantime, residents in eastern North Carolina are trying to get things back to normal after three Hurricanes in two months.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tarboro, NC;]

[8pm newspath 20:10:56]
But that could take a months.
The region has received four feet of rain.
More flooding is expected this week from Hurricane Irene.
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[IN Q=]

((CLYDE HARRISON, JR. - FLOOD VICTIM: YOU ASK ME WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE RIVER, I DON'T THINK THEY'RE GONNA TO KEEP THE WATER OUT OF HERE. I THINK IT'S GONNA COME AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Clyde Harrison, Jr./Flood Victim; :02]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=IT'S GONNA COME AGAIN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Red Cross has dispatched more than 200 mental health workers to help flood victims cope.
Officials say that's more than for any other disaster except the Oklahoma City bombing.
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[Social-Security]


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


Millions of Americans who receive Social Security will be seeing the biggest cost of living increase in three years.
Their checks will grow by two-point-four percent next year.
That's nearly twice as big as this year's one-point-three-percent raise.
The increase results from a recent upward creep in consumer prices.

[Gulf-illness]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Medical News]


Here is one possible answer to the mystery of Gulf War syndrome.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[8:00:29]
A Pentagon- financed study due out today suggests that a drug that was given to protect soldiers from nerve gas may be linked to a range of the symptoms.
The drug was aimed at protecting against a nerve gas.
Of the 700-thousand US troops who were sent to the Persian Gulf in 1990 and 1991, more than 100-thousand have experienced the symptoms which include, chronic pain, digestive problems, skin rashes, fatigue and memory loss.
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[Recall-diswashers]


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


General Electric is recalling more than three million dishwashers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[6:27;55]
The company says the machines may catch fire because of a faulty switch.
The recall includes some G-E and Hotpoint brand dishwashers.
There have been at least 50 incidents reported in which the switch melted and ignited fires.
Consumers should stop using the dishwashers and should keep the machine's door unlatched to keep electricity from reaching the faulty switch.
G-E is offering a rebate toward the purchase of a new dishwasher.
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[Execution]


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


Time is running out for Jason Matthew Joseph.
Unless the Supreme Court or Governor Gilmore intervenes, Joseph will be executed tonight for killing a Portsmouth man.
Twenty-two year old Jeffrey Anderson was working at a sandwich shop in 19-92, when Joseph shot him during a robbery.
Police said Anderson had already given Joseph money from the cash register, when he ordered Anderson to get on the floor and then shot him in the back.

[E-Workplace-Deaths]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-36 1:00:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Violent deaths in the workplace are also being looked at closely.
They are down nationwide but NOT in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Murder or suicide caused 12 percent of workplace deaths across the U-S last year.
But the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry says violence caused 23 percent of the deaths in state workplaces in 1998.
Suicides are way up.
Suicides were only four percent of violent workplace deaths nationwide-- but were the cause of 34 percent of the violent worker deaths in Virginia.
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[SOT 11:59:43]
[IN Q=There does not]

((JOHN BARR/DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY: THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE ANY TREND. WE LOOK FOR TRENDS IN THIS DATA, BECAUSE THAT'S VERY HELPFUL TO US IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC PROBLEMS THAT WE CAN ALERT EMPLOYERS TO OR ALERT EMPLOYEE GROUPS TO. TO SAY WATCH OUT FOR THIS SORT OF THING, OR TO GO TO SPECIFIC INDUSTRIES AND SAY WATCH OUT.))
[SUPER=01-John Barr/Department of Labor & Industry;]
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[OUT Q=and say watch out.]
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[VO-NAT]


Workplace suicides in Virginia have been in the single digits, or NOT reportable since 1992 -- except for a spike of 10 suicides in 1995 and 14 last year.
Gunshots caused ten of the 14 suicides in '98.
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[Clinton-republicans]


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


With the threat of another government shutdown looming, President Clinton and congressional Republicans are meeting today at the white house in an attempt to work out their differences.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[8PM NEWSPATH 20:25:13]
Republicans are calling for across the board budget cuts, which the President says will gut his spending priorities.

He has already vetoed two bills that fell short of his mark and has threatened to send back more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( CLINTON ; "I KNOW THEY WILL NOT DO 100% OF WHAT I WANT 'EM TO DO...BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN BOTTOM LINES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT I HAVE THAT I HAVE TO FIGHT FOR.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that I have to fight for.]
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[VO-NAT]


The stop-gap spending measure keeping the government operating expires Thursday night.
Congress could pass another extension as early as today.
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[Ramsey-Latest]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=jonbenet Ramsey]


The man who helped former Olympic bombing suspect Richard Jewell win a half million dollar libel award will soon be representing the parents of JonBenet Ramsey.
Attorney Lin Wood confrims that John and Patsy Ramsey have retained him to pursue lawsuits involving stories written about them and their 12 year old son.
A task force looking into the JonBenet Ramsey murder ended last night with no clear decision being made.
Boulder County D-A Alex Hunter met for about 4 hours with Colorado Governor Bill Owens.
Shaun Boyd reports.
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[10:09:53]
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shaun Boyd/Reporting; :40]
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[OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS]



[E-Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:46:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An alleged conspiracy to kill a Montgomery County judge has landed two men in jail.
They're being held without bond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Derrick Chapman was arraigned yesterday afternoon for allegedly plotting to shoot Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs in the head.
Chapman is familiar with the court system.
Just two years ago-- he was acquitted on first degree murder charges by Pulaski County jury.
Chapman's father believes that's the reason his son has been charged.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They want]

((CALVIN CHAPMAN/DERRICK CHAPMAN'S FATHER: THEY WANT TO GET DERRICK OFF THE STREET AND I FEEL LIKE DERRICK WAS SET UP AND I JUST THINK IT'S A SHAME THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Chapman/Derrick Chapman's Father;]
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[OUT Q=like this.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


28- year old Chris DeMoranville (dee-moran-ville) was arrested yesterday for allegedly hiring Chapman to try and kill the judge.
DeMoranville has a lengthy criminal record on file at the Montgomery County courthouse-- and was scheduled to appear before Judge Grubbs on a probation violation charge next month.
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[E-Boyd]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:36:51]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


It was an unusual place to hold a court proceeding.
But when the suspect is physically unable to get to the courtroom, sometimes, the court goes to the suspect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


In this case, the judge went to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital... where 22 year old Terry Leon Boyd has been for the past week.
He allegedly shot himself in the head as police were about to arrest him on an interstate exit ramp in Roanoke County last week.
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[SOT 2:03:55]
[IN Q=The doctors have]

((THE DOCTORS HAVE DETERMINED YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR ARRANGEMENT PROCESS. THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF YOUR INJURIES.))
[SUPER=01-Judge Vince Lilley/Roanoke Co. Gen. Dist. Court]
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[OUT Q=your injuries.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=Boyd]


The judge appointed an attorney to represent Boyd through the extradition process.
Boyd is wanted in Washington D-C for the death of his grandmother and another woman.

[E-Amherst-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-31 58:45]
[GRAPHIC=Standoff]


Two men are under arrest after a two hour standoff in Amherst County yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Police were called to Main Street in Madison Heights around 11 after the property owner said one of her tenants had threatened her with a knife.
32-year old Terry "Bo" Hackett and 27-year old David Burks refused to leave their apartment, so a SWAT team was sent in to bring them out.
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[SOT 6:04:32]
[IN Q=They got the]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THEY GOT THE DOOR OPEN, USED FORCE TO GET THE DOOR OPEN, AND ONCE THEY GOT THE DOOR OPEN, THEY FLASH- BANGED IT AS A DISTRACTION TECHNIQUE, AND BOTH INDIVIDUALS WERE IN THE FRONT ROOM CLOSEST TO THE DOOR.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=closest to the door.]
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[VO-NAT]


After entering- police arrested Hackett and Burks without a fight.
They were charged with destruction of property and threatening to burn a dwelling.
Police say they'd been called to the residence before for alcohol- related disturbances.
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[Fatal-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=fatal Accident]


A Gretna man died in a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon.
59-year-old Paul Monroe Mease Junior died at the scene after his pickup ran off of Route 935 in Pittsylvania County.
The truck hit an embankment and overturned. Mease was not wearing a seat belt.

[E-Deer-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:08:00]
[GRAPHIC=Deer Virus]


A virus that's killing deer in Virginia has now spread to about 15 counties.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Game & Inland Fisheries]


That's the most widespread the disease has been in Virginia since 1980.
It causes hemorrhaging of the heart and lung muscles in white tail deer.
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[SOT 5:21]
[IN Q=It usually]

((BRAD HOWARD/STATE BIOLOGIST: IT USUALLY CAUSES THE DEER TO RUN AN EXTREMELY HIGH FEVER, WHICH OFTEN LEADS THE DEER TO WATER, AND THAT'S USUALLY WHERE THE CARCASSES ARE FOUND -- NEAR OR CLOSE TO A BODY OF WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Brad Howard/State Biologist;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=body of water.]
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[VO-NAT]


The disease is transmitted to the deer by a biting fly.
Scientists say the flies may be more plentiful this year because drought conditions provide good breeding grounds for them.
It's NOT dangerous to humans, pets, or livestock.
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[E-Jones]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-48 2:07]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


An opponent of Senator Madison Marye says the incumbent's voting record is influenced by his son-in-law's business interests.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Marye's Republican opponent, Jim Jones, says Marye voted NOT to limit out-of-state garbage because his son owns the Brunswick landfill in Lawrenceville.
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[SOT 14:09:33]
[IN Q=The senator's votes]

((THE SENATOR'S VOTES ON TRASH THEMSELVES JUSTIFY HIS REMOVAL FROM OFFICE. HIS VOTES ARE TURNING VIRGINIA INTO THE LANDFILL OF THE EAST COAST.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Jones/(R) Candidate for Senate;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=east coast]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]

Marye says his son-in-law has a financial stake in the landfill but no longer owns it. The senator got permission from the Ethics Committee to vote on solid waste issues. And he voted the way he did because, he says, it's safer to ship garbage on the water than on the road.
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[Monopoly-Championship]


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


Dozens of would-be tycoons have gathered in Las Vegas this week...hoping to bankrupt their opponents and come out on top in the dog-eat-dog business world.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]

[6:37:48]
But, it's all in good fun.
The event is the United States Monopoly Championships.
It began yesterday at the MGM Grand Hotel on the Vegas Strip.
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[Redskins]


[ANCHOR=PAtrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Washington Redskins]


After spending 800-million dollars for the Washington Redskins, new owner Daniel Snyder is hoping to rake in a few bucks from Washington-area broadcasters.
Several TV and radio stations are used to using the Redskins name and logo on programs like ``Redskins Blitz'' or ``Redskins Wrap.''
But the team is now charging stations for use of the trademarked name and logo-- that fee may be as much as 200-thousand dollars a station. The crackdown does NOT affect mentioning the team in news casts or other news reports.