[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Police in Seattle are getting lots of tips, as they search for the gunman who killed two people in a shipyard office yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the final moments of EgyptAir Flight 9-90 are being compared to a catastrophic roller-coaster ride.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[seattle-shootings]


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


The search continues today in Seattle for the Shipyard shooter.
Two people were killed and two others injured when he walked into a boat repair company and opened fire.
One man was briefly held for questioning last night.
John Blackstone reports.
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[SOT]

[10:03:19]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Kelly, Sr./Grandfather; :36]
[SUPER=01-Officer Tom Williams/Tacoma Police; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-John Blackstone/Reporting; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=CBS News Seattle.]


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[Hi-murders]


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


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI;]

[3:04:33]
This is the second work place shooting in as many days.
On Tuesday seven Xerox employees were gunned downed at in Honolulu by a co-worker.
The suspected gunman, Byran Uysegi (oo-eh-SOO'-gee) is scheduled to be arraigned today.
These latest shootings have the Attorney General once again calling for tougher gun legislation.
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[Project-Exile]


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


A Richmond anti-gun crime policy is getting some attention from Congress today.
A house subcommittee is holding a hearing on the effectiveness of Project Exile-- a program which requires major jail time and does not allow plea bargains for crimes committed with a gun.
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[SOT 11:03:55]
[IN Q=they're actually ]
[SUPER=01-Charleton Heston/NRA President]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that is a fact]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Congress is trying to figure out if Project Exile could work nationally.

[McKinney]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The sentencing phase in the murder trial of Aaron McKinney is underway this afternoon in Wyoming.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Laramie, WY;]

[3:07]
Yesterday the jury convicted him of killing Gay college student Matthew Shepard.
Mckinney could receive the death penalty.
The other man arrested in connection with the beating death pleaded guilty in April to kidnapping and murder and is serving two life sentences.
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[EGYPTAIR-CRASH]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Egyptair Crash]


Investigators are painting a terrifying picture of the final moments of EgyptAir Flight 9-90.
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[VO-NAT]

[3:06:09]
National Transportation Safety Board investigators say new radar information reveals the last seconds of the flight were like a horrifying rollercoaster ride and officials so far have no explanation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=after descending ]

(( JOHN CLARK;AFTER DESCENDING FROM 33,000 FEET THE AIRPLANE CLIMBED BACK TO 24,0000 FEET.))
[SUPER=01-John Clark/NTSB;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q= 33,000 feet the airplane climed back to 24,0000 feet.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport, RI;]


The jet than hit the Atlantic Ocean about 60 miles off Nantucket, killing all 217 people aboard.
Authorities hope the black boxes will hold the answers.
But for now bad weather is delaying efforts to recover them.
Officials hope to resume recovery operations this weekend.
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[UVA-Investigation]


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


Billing practices at the University of Virginia Medical Center are under investigation by the Justice Department.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape]


Officials will NOT say whether the review involves medical charges billed by the hospital or its 450 faculty physicians or both.
The probe comes just two years after U-V-A doctors paid an eight-point-six million dollar settlement for overcharging Medicare.
In the settlement two years ago, the inflated Medicare billings were blamed on lack of documentation.
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[Moose-Lodge]


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


Two former employees at the Lynchburg Moose Lodge face embezzlement charges.
Audits showed more than 200-thousand dollars missing over four years.
A grand jury indicted 53-year-old Samuel Wayne Dooley and 70-year-old Dolores Franklin Moody.
Dooley is former bingo manager and governor at the lodge.
Moody was its bookkeeper.

[Taylor-Program]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Noel Taylor]


Visitation for former mayor Noel Taylor continues until 6 this evening at the High Street Baptist Church. The funeral is set for tomorrow.
Tonight, News 7 will bring you a special half-hour program remembering Noel Taylor.
(+++++++)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Join Keith Humphry and Joe Dashiell for "Noel Taylor .. The Mayor, The Minister, The Man" at 7:30.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


WDBJ-7 is working with Cox Communications to bring live coverage of tomorrow's funeral to Roanoke Valley Cable Subscribers.
You can see the entire service on Cox Cable Channel 9, starting at Noon tomorrow.
[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Rosa Parks is suing a grammy-nominated rap group.
Find out why when News-7 at Noon returns.
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[VO-NAT ]


And relief supplies are pouring in to portions of India devstated by a cyclone.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[cyclone-recovery]


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


The death toll from a devastating cyclone that struck India six-days ago is still rising.
It's estimated thousands are dead.. and millions are desperate for food and shelter.
Richard Roth reports.
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[SOT]

[10:05:02]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Orissa, India; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/Reporting; :36]
[RUNS=:48]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LONDON.]

(( MILITARY AIRLIFTS NOW ARE FERRYING RELIEF SUPPLIES AND DROPPING FOOD PACKAGES TO THE REGION ON INDIA'S EAST COAST.
PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE OF ORISSA HAVE BEEN WITHOUT FOOD OR DRINKING WATER SINCE THE STORM HIT, WITH 20-FOOT WAVES AND HUNDRED AND SIXTY MILE AN HOUR WINDS. THE SCALE OF THE DAMAGE IS JUST UNFOLDING: SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE KILLED AND SEVERAL MILLION NOW HOMELESS IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S POOREST PLACES. INTERNATIONAL HELP INCLUDING TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN U-S FOOD AID IS BEGINNING TO ARRIVE, BUT AUTHORITIES WORRY DISEASE WILL BE NEXT HARDSHIP AS EFFORTS TO REMOVE THE DEAD AND PROVIDE CARE FOR HUNGRY AND STRANDED SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN SLOW TO START AND STILL FACE ENORMOUS OBSTACLES. RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON))

[Rosa-suit]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


Lawyers for civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks and the rap group OUTKAST face off today in a Detroit courtroom.
Parks is suing the group over its Grammy-nominated song ``Rosa Parks.''
The song contains profanity and racial slurs.
Parks is seeking at least 25-thousand dollars in damages and an injunction preventing further sales and distribution of the album that contains the song.

[Galax-Murders]


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


The victims were sisters -- both well-known and respected throughout the community.
This morning, a 33- year old man is behind bars charged with murdering the two elderly Galax women.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax]


Authorities discovered the bodies of 89- year old (EYE-la) Ila Edwards and her 85 year old sister, Inez, after a neighbor called to report that their home was on fire.
According to court documents, 33- year old John D- Cochran, known as J-D, is the man responsible and has been charged with capital murder.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Anything you'd]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=about what happened?]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Police say Cochran, who'd known the sisters for a number of years, entered their home and killed both women by striking them on the head before setting the house on fire.
What's unclear is WHY.
At one point-- Cochran was reportedly caught scamming money from the women.
But, for now, police aren't commenting on a motive.
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[E-ATM-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A night deposit at a Roanoke ATM turned into a robbery last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It happened at First Citizens Bank near Valley View Mall.
Two men reportedly snuck up on the man making the deposit for a mall shoe store and took an undisclosed amount of cash and store receipts.
The men fled on foot.
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[E-School-Vandals]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:56:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Two teenagers face charges for a four day school vandalism spree in Henry County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Deputies say the boys were caught in the act outside Magna Vista High School Tuesday night.
They're charged with breaking more than one hundred windows at area schools, destroying several security cameras and spray-painting doors and walls with racial slurs.
School officials estimate tens of thousands of dollars in damage.
The boys are at home now but they must wear electronic monitoring devices.
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[E-Museum-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-41 33:35]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Organizers of Lynchburg's "Amazement Square" children's museum are counting their blessings after Tuesday night's fire damaged the riverfront building they're renovating.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday Night]


Authorities say sparks from a welder's torch apparently smoldered for hours before igniting a second- floor column.
Fire crews quickly extinguished the blaze, but say the building's new sprinkler system prevented a major disaster.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:28:50]
[IN Q=In some ways]

((MORT SAJADIAN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: IN SOME WAYS I THINK THAT WAS MAYBE A GOOD TEST FOR OUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM. IT DID WORK VERY WELL, AND ALSO WE HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF PHONE CALLS FROM PEOPLE, SUPPORTERS OF THE MUSEUM, WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL. WE HAVE NO INTENTIONS OF SLOWING DOWN ANYTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Museum Director]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=slowing down anything.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sajadian (suh-JAH-dee-in) says the museum still plans to open next summer.
Insurance will cover the cost of repairs.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News-7 at Noon, Patrick Evans will be here with the forecast.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it felt like winter here this morning, but near Buffalo New York, it already looks like winter.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[S-NAACP-Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:53:05]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Virginia's N-Double-A-C-P isn't offering congratulations to Governor Gilmore-- in fact, many members are offering complaints after his fiery election-night speech.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Free at last]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday Night]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=long last]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore was borrowing, after all, from a Negro spiritual Martin Luther King, Junior made famous.
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[sot]
[in-q=free at ]
[super=09-Martin Luther King, Jr./Washington DC/1963; :00]
[super=01-Salim Khalfani/Virginia NAACP; :07]
[runs=:32]
[out-q=good choice]
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[anchor=Melanie]
[graphic=HOLD]


The N-Double-A-C-P says it's not the Governor's habit to say offensive things, but an apology might be in order.


A spokesman for the Governor says Gilmore was emotional and speaking off-script, and no offense was intended.


[E-County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-29 2:00:11]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.]


A new balance of power in Roanoke County means the Board of Supervisors will get a new chairman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


But the current chairman ... Democrat Bob Johnson says it won't bruise his ego to turn over the gavel to a Republican.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:48]
[IN Q=the chairman]

((JOHNSON: THE CHAIRMAN OF OUR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS AN AWESOME POWER. HE OR SHE GAVELS THE MEETING TO ORDER AND RECOGNIZES PEOPLE WHEN THEY WANT TO SPEAK.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=WANT TO SPEAK]
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[VO-NAT]


Republicans won a 3-to-2 majority when Joe "Butch" Church beat Spike Harrison.
Church is a former basketball referee who's calling for a "new era of cooperation" in the county.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:00]
[IN Q=hopefully]

((CHURCH: HOPEFULLY, WE WON'T HAVE ANY TECHNICALS. I SURE HOPE NOT. I'VE HAD MY WHISTLE IN STORAGE FOR A YEAR OR SO
... BUT I'LL KEEP IT READY --- I DON'T THINK I'LL HAVE TO USE IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Joe "Butch" Church/Supervisor-Elect]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=TO USE IT]
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[VO-NAT]


Church won 57-percent of the Catawba District vote.
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[snow]


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


Okay, so it was cold here last night, but look what they got in upstate New York.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashford, NY;]


Ashford near Buffalo, was hit by an early snowfall.
Some parts of New York woke up to about six inches of snow.
The National Weather Service, issued a Lake Effect Snow Advisory for areas south of Buffalo.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 69 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, where will Griffey go?
We'll tell you which teams may be in the running,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

and Virginia Tech's women's ballers get set for their season opener tonight.
Patrick has more, just ahead.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[Griffey]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Atlanta Braves]


Now that Ken Griffey Junior wants out of Seattle, the Atlanta Braves may have the best chance of signing the ten time all-star.
Atlanta is close to Griffey's Florida home and has the money to bring him on board.
[SS=Cincinnati Reds]


But there's another team interested in Junior, the Cincinnati Reds.
General manager Jim Bowden says the Reds will try their best to make a deal for Griffey.
Griffey's father was a star for the Reds in the 19-70s and is now a coach for the club.

[S-Manuel]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-44 14944TC]
[GRAPHIC=MANUEL]


New Cleveland Indians manager Charlie Manuel has spent the past two days living on the phone trying to nail down his assistant coaches. Only one was retained from Mike Hargrove's staff, so Manuel has had a lot of work to do. One person he is pursuing is former Cubs' skipper Jim Riggleman to be his bench coach.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Manuel received a two year deal on Monday valued at one million dollars plus, incentives. The two most amazing facts about his hiring is that in the 18 years since he quit playing professionally he did not have a single interview for a big league managerial job. And, in July of 1998, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-48]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Yesterday the Baltimore Orioles made Mike Hargrove their new manager. He led the Indians to 5 straight Central division titles. In coming to Baltimore, he will be reunited with Albert Belle.
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[S-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-57 tc 02:15]
[GRAPHIC=VT Basketball]


Virginia Tech women's hoopsters tip-off their season tonight as the Hungarian National Team comes to Blacksburg for a seven o'clock exhibition game.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech is coming off it's best season ever, including a sweet 16 appearance in the N-C-Double-A Tournament.


But the graduation of some key players is going to change the look of the Hokies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Amy Wetzel/Virginia Tech Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :14]
[RUNS=28]
[OUT Q=of the fall]
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[S-Dudley]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-51 5741tc]
[GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA TECH]


Virginia Tech's football status this season is even forcing some UVa grads to give it up for the Hokies.
Among those doing just that is "Bullet" Bill Dudley, the UVa all-american in the 40s, who grew up in Bluefield.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OH I JUST...]
[SUPER=01-Bill Dudley/Former UVa All-American; :00]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=...HA HA HA."]
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[VO-NAT con't]
[SUPER=04-1990 Season; ]

Dudley says much like the 1990 season when UVa was number one in the nation with Shawn Moore leading the way, Tech's success this season is good for the entire commonwealth.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...VPI HAS DONE."]
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