[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Up next on News 7 at noon--
After five months of searching, Danville council members have named their new city manager.
We'll tell you who it is.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And after countless complaints over flight cancellations and lost luggage, the airline industry adopts some new operating procedures.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is straight ahead.

[Danville-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-45 TC1:03:01]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Danville's City Council has named its new City Manager after a five-month search.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Marya/Danville Bureau]


Marya Jones is in our Danville newsroom with details on the new appointee.
[Live=Marya Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Kimberly, he's a Virginia native now working in Dothan, Alabama as a City Manager.
And City Council says Jerry Gwaltney was unanimously picked for the job here out of 160 candidates because, according to the Mayor, he was "the cream of the crop."
(Rollcue: "the cream of the crop." )
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[VO-NAT]

[***MARYA'S MIKE HOT***]
Jerry Gwaltney is a 56-year old Portsmouth native with 25 years of experience as a City Manager in Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama.
He began his career as an assistant city manager in Salem.
Today, he weighed in by phone on his appointment to the Danville City Manager's job, where he already began to outline his first challenges.
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[INQ=You have ]

((JERRY GWALTNEY: YOU HAVE CERTAINLY THE CHALLENGES OF SOME POPULATION DECREASE THAT WILL COME IN AND SOME CHANGING IN A WORLD ECONOMY AND HOW DANVILLE WILL FIT IN A WORLD ECONOMY AND A GLOBAL ECONOMY. AND HOW IT WILL SUCCEED IN THAT REALLY COMES DOWN TO DIRECTION.)) ((RUBY ARCHIE: AFTER WE TALKED TO HIM FINALLY ABOUT WHAT HE CAN DO FOR DANVILLE ECONOMICALLY AS WELL AS EDUCATIONALLY, WE SAID THAT THIS IS THE MAN THAT DANVILLE NEEDS.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Gwaltney/Danville City Manager Appointee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Mayor; :22]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUTQ=That Danville Needs.]
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[VO-NAT]

[****MARYA'S MIKE HOT***]
His first proposal as City Manager is to cut the now unoccupied Assistant City Manager's position, saving the city 75-thousand dollars.
Gwaltney will command an annual salary from Danville of 125-thousand... 18-thousand more than the previous City Manager, Ray Griffin made.
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[Live=Marya Full/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Gwaltney will begin his tenure in Danville on February first.
[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Marya/Danville Bureau]



[Airline-Service]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=air travel]


Beginning today, the skies may become a lot friendlier...
The major airlines in the U-S are starting a new plan to improve passenger service and to please Congress.
Jeffrey Kofman reports from Miami.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Kofman/Reporting; :00]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :14]
[SUPER=01-Robert Rockwood/Airline Passenger; :50]
[SUPER=01-Dan Bagger/Airline Passenger; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=Jeffrey Kofman, CBS News, Miami.]

((If you believe what the airlines are telling us today marks the dawn of a new era for the traveling public in this country. Because this is the day something called the Airline Customer Service Commitment takes effect. But for all the promise it may not live up to its billing.
CROWDED AIRPORTS and FRUSTRATED PASSENGERS
(NARR) It's the airlines' response to all the complaints from irate passengers over unexplained delays and cancellation

s, lost luggage and the huge range in fares for passengers on the same flight. Complaints against airlines doubled in the last year.(CONGRESS HEARINGS) Congress considered an Air Passengers' Bill of Rights, but that was deftly pre-empted by the airlines with some hard lobbying, some well-directed political donations and a pledge of self-regulation. The new service commitment promises
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to notify passengers of LOWEST AVAILABLE FARE
provide PROMPT TICKET REFUNDS;
and better NOTIFICATION OF flight DELAYS. Passengers are skeptical.
(SOT - ROBERT ROCKWOOD - Airline Passenger)


I'M BASICALLY ON A WAIT AND SEE ATTITUDE. I'VE BEEN FLYING SO LONG AND I'VE SEEN CUSTOMER SERVICE GO DOWN AND DOWN AND DOWN AND TURN ALMOST INTO A BUS SERVICE BUT I'M HOPING IT CHANGES. (10)
(SOT - DAN BAGGER - AIRLINE PASSENGER) PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEED TO SEE IT CHANGE AND NOT JUST HEAR THAT WE'RE GOING TO

DO BETTER. (5)
(KOFMAN ON CAM CLOSE)

As one passenger told us the changes seem to amount promising to do what they've been promising all along... the only difference may be that if things don't improve Congress may be forced to intervene. Jeffrey Kofman, CBS News, Miami ))

[Sales-Tax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Would you be willing to fund cultural orgnanizations and museums?
Some folks want to create a regional sales tax to do just that.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It would raise the current 4 and a half cent state sales tax by one cent in Roanoke and Botetourt counties, as well as the cities of Roanoke and Salem.
The idea was started by the Art Council's Blue Print 2000 and has other organizations wanting a piece of the pie.


The Science Museum of Western Virginia is one museum that relies on General Assembly funding that may not be there next year.
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[SOT 15:18:31]
[IN Q=All the educational]

((HARRY NICKENS/SCIENCE MUSEUM BOARD MEMBER: ALL THE EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WILL BE IN THE GOVERNORS FUNDING FOR THEM AND WHAT MIGHT BE EXCLUDED.))
[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Science Museum Board Member]
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[OUT Q=might be excluded]
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[VO-NAT]


There is no word on when the idea would be presented to the General Assembly.
Ultimately the voters will decide if the tax should be implemented.
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[E-L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-48 13:39]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


A committee charged with looking into racial problems in the Lynchburg school system has finished up its work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The advisory group issued a series of recommendations to the Lynchburg city school board last night.
Members suggest hiring a full- time person to train school staff in diversity and sensitivity issues.
They'd also like to see the city step up its recruitment of minority teachers.
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[IN Q=They've looked at]

((JAMES MUNDY/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: THEY'VE LOOKED AT PROBLEMS, THEY'VE COME BACK WITH RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW THEY MIGHT BE RESOLVED. THEY VOICED, AS YOU HEARD TONIGHT, THEIR WILLINGNESS TO COME ON BOARD AND BE PART OF THE SOLUTION SO THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY GOOD ABOUT IT.))
[SUPER=01-James Mundy/Committee Chairman]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=good about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


School board members say they're glad the lines of communication have been opened between educators and parents.
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[Patrick-Hospital]


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


Patrick Community Hospital is working to mend its financial woes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; ]


The hospital's board of trustees hired two professional firms to help bail them out of a more than five million dollar debt.
Lawyers representing the hospital have 120 days to file a plan to repay the money, but it will take several months before the problems are resolved.
Meantime the two businesses are working this week on a report outlining a remedy to correct the financial difficulties.
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[Exxon-Mobil]


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


Newly formed Exxon-Mobil expects to cut 16-thousand jobs over the next three years-- that's about 13-percent of its workforce.
It says two thousand of those jobs were cut before the merger of Exxon and Mobil was completed a few weeks ago.
The world's largest publicly traded oil company also says that about one thousand executive positions will be cut, about one-third of their pre-merger totals.

[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace Talks]


Today's historic Mideast peace talks in Washington are being called a "step in the right direction."
After a nearly four- year hiatus, leaders of Israel and Syria are back at the bargaining table.
In his welcoming remarks, President Clinton said there's never been such an extraordinary opportunity for a settlement between the two countries.
Lisa Hughes has the story.
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[IN Q=After a three ]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=03-Golan Heights; :22]
[SUPER=01-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister; :41]
[SUPER=01-Farouk al-Shara/Syrian Foreign Minister; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=Lisa Hughes, CBS News, Washington.]

(( After a three and a half-year break, the leaders of Israel and Syria have arrived in Washington for the highest level peace talks ever between the two nations. President Clinton promises to help in any way possible.
(President Clinton 10:14:39 FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

IS VITAL N OT ONLY TO THE REGION IT IS ALSO VITAL TO THE WORLD AND TO THE SECURITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.) Super: Golan Heights For years, Israel and Syria have been fighting over the Golan Heights-a strip of land that divides the two countries. Israel captured it from Syria in 1967. More than 17-thousand Israelis live there now many threatening to fight any peace deal that gives control of the land back to Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak promises to protect Israel's security in the talks, but has already suggested the outcome may be painful for Israelis living in the Golan Heights.
(super: Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister

10:18:30 WE ARE DETERMINED TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO PUT AN END AND TO BRING ABOUT THE DREAMS OF CHILDREN AND MOTHERS ALL AROUND THE REGION) After 50 years of conflict, both sides know achieving peace will take time. This is just the beginning but it is a big step.
(Super: Farouk al-Sharaa/Syrian Foreign Minister

10:20:09 THAT IS BECAUSE IT PROMISES FOR THE FIRST TIME THE DAWN OF A REAL HOPE TO ACHIEVE AN HONORABLE AND JUST PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST 10:20:19 HUGHES STANDUP CLOSE: ALTHOUGH THESE ARE JUST THE FIRST OF WHAT MAY BE A SERIES OF TALKS, EXPECTATIONS ARE HIGH. AFTER THE PRESIDENT MEETS WITH BOTH LEADERS TOGETHER THIS AFTERNOON AL SHARAA AND BARAK WILL MEET PRIVATELY. NEGOTIATIONS WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW. LISA HUGHES. CBS NEWS. WASHINGTON)))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Just in time for the holidays-- the latest in toy safety.
That's just one story still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And some progress is reported in the tense standoff at a Louisiana jail.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans about our forecast.
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[Talent=Patrick]

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

[Prison-Hostages]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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The F-B-I says there's progress in ending the three- day standoff in a Louisiana jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Martinsville, LA;]


Authorities say the Cuban detainees have released five of their fellow prisoners.
But they're still holding a warden and two guards hostage.
A spokesperson for the jail says the hostage inmates were released for medical needs.
So far, no one's been injured.
The siege started Monday when four hostages were captured at knifepoint.
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[Kosovo-Deal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Ethnic Albanian leaders have signed a long awaited power-sharing agreement with the top U-N official in Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]


The deal creates a new governing body aimed at bringing more political stability to the province.
But Serbs in Kosovo have refused to sign on -- and the Albanian leaders don't see eye-to-eye on how the deal will affect existing power structures.
The U-N official will act as governor of the new body which should be up and running by the end of January.
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[Bedford-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Murder]


A man faces a murder charge after a fatal shooting yesterday in Bedford County.
Authorities say 38-year old Leroy Edgar Peter Junior was shot during a confrontation at a friend's home around 2:30 yesterday afternoon.
42-year old Larry Holmes was arrested at the scene and charged with second degree murder.
No other details have been released.

[thaxton-Robbery]


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


Still no sign of the two suspects who robbed a Bedford County store last night.
One suspect stayed in a car while the other entered the Thaxton Market.
He's described as a black male wearing a maroon jacket with pin stripes, black warm up pants and tennis shoes.
The two were last seen on Route 460 in what's believed to be a black Honda Prelude.

[E-Arson-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-46 40:17]
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Enthusiasm on the job is an understatement for two you're about to meet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


They are the first two arson-sniffing dogs to graduate from the Virginia State Police academy this Friday.
Marko will be stationed in Bristol.
Flame will work out of Salem.
They're the only two arson dogs anyone owns south of Richmond.
And if you think their job's a breeze, listen up.
NOT all make the cut.
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[SOT 13:22;58]
[IN Q=We had a lab]

((DAVID BROOKS: WE HAD A LAB... DIDN'T WANT TO ACTUALLY WORK.))
[SUPER=01-David Brooks/Virginia State Police K-9 Trainer;]
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[OUT Q=actually work.]
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[VO-NAT]


The dogs can pick out any petroleum-based residue, NO matter how bad the fire damage.
That saves human investigators a lot of work on the scene, and later in the lab.
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[E-Toy-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-39 TC1:30:56]
[GRAPHIC=Toys]


A lot of people have visions of toys dancing through their heads at this time of year.
Now there's a new report from the Safety Coalition about injuries caused by toys.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]


The Coalition has added a new prevention measure this year.
Roanoke coordinator Ellen Davis says parents should pay attention to the skill level of the child.
Even if the toy label recommends it's safe for children up to age four, the individual child may not be ready to play with it.
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[SOT tc 00:54:47]
[IN Q=Play becomes]

((ELLEN DAVIS/SAFE KIDS: PLAY BECOMES EVEN MORE VALUABLE WHEN A PARENT INTERACTS WITH A CHILD, BUT ESPECIALLY WHEN A CHILD HAS A NEW TOY AND YOU DON'T KNOW THE BEHAVIOR OF THAT CHILD WITH THAT TOY, YOU NEED TO ESPECIALLY SUPERVISE IN THE FIRST FEW PLAY TIMES WITH THAT NEW TOY.))
[SUPER=01-Ellen Davis/Safe Kids Coalition; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=that new toy]
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[VO-NAT]


Davis says parents should check old toys regularly for damage and small parts that could come loose.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still ahead on News 7 at noon, we'll look back on 25 years of the East River Mountain Tunnel.
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[VO-NAT ]


And buying and decorating one Christmas tree can be a chore-- but how about 30!
We'll meet one woman who did just that when we return.
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[E-Tunnel]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-44 TC1:21:43]
[GRAPHIC=I-77 Anniversary]


It cost 39- million dollars to build in the early 1970's.
Today-- the tunnel that links the two Virginias along Interstate 77 would cost around 200- million.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mercer Co., WV;]


This month marks the East River Mountain tunnel's 25th anniversary.
And, a lot has changed since 1974, mainly in terms of traffic growth.
Around 11- million vehicles are expected to pass through the tunnel this year and a crew is currently working to remove years of dirt and grime from the tunnel's tiles... which are supposed to be blue.
But the tunnel isn't purely about transportation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was ]

((CHARLIE FORE/TUNNEL SUPERINTENDENT: I WAS DAY DREAMING ON HOW TO GET IT FROM THE NORTH SIDE TO THE SOUTH END TO FURNISH THE TUNNEL AND I WASN'T DREAMING BIG ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Charlie Fore/Tunnel Superintendent; :00]
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[OUT Q=big enough.]
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[VO-NAT]


Charlie Fore lobbied to pump water from West Virginia to the tunnel after a vehicle caught fire inside the tunnel in 1993.
What Fore never expected is that the pipes would be big enough to also pump drinking water to residents in Bland County.
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[Xmas-Trees]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas]


Many of us celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas tree-- maybe even two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ridgeville Corners, OH;]


But an Ohio woman takes holiday decorating to a new level.. with 35 trees.
They're in all shapes and sizes and fill virtually every corner of her 12- room home.
There's even a tree in the bathroom.
Jamie Short says she starts putting the Christmas trees up on Labor Day.
And every year, she opens up her " tree house" to the public.
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[Stocks]


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


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


Still to come in sports, the high school hoops season continues its sensational play.
We'll have highlights from two of last night's local games,
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[VO-NAT ]

and Charlotte authorities continue to search for Carolina Panther Rae Carruth.
Patrick has the details, next.
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[S-Rae]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-48]
[GRAPHIC=Panthers]


Police are continuing their search for Carolina Panther Rae Carruth, who's now wanted on a first degree murder charge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00]


Carruth's girlfriend, Cherica Adams, died yesterday.
Carruth is charged with conspiracy and first degree murder.
He WAS out on 3-million dollars bond.
Adams was six months pregnant at the time. The baby is in stable condition.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-47]
[GRAPHIC=High school hoops]


High school hoops continued in the area last night. Let's begin in Glenvar
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Fighting Blues vs. Highlanders; :00]

where the Highlanders were hoping NOT to be outfoxed by that guy, Parry McCluer coach Nelson Fox, whose Fighting Blues came in undefeated.
In the second quarter Lee Stinett drives and dishes to Brandon Cofffey who rips rope from the left side.
A lot of legendary Art on the walls.
Glenvar answers. Scott Price steps up from outside and hits the triple bucket.
[SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/69/Glenvar/50;]


It's 28-27 Highlanders with 1:50 left in the first half.
The Blues come right back as Stinnett gives to Nelson Fox and he drains it, Parry McCluer improves to 4 and OH with the 69-50 win.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56]
[GRAPHIC=High school hoops]


Last night in Salem, Cave Spring's J-J Reddick was feeling it as he tied a career high with 39 points.
His Knights beat Salem 79 to 50.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Knights vs. Spartans; :00]


He was so hot, that head coach Billy Hicks had to finally sit Reddick down long before the game was over.
J-J let some of his other friends play to. Adam Young takes the nice feed from Ron Mickens and finishes underneath.
[SUPER=33-Cave Spring/79/Salem/50;]


Salem's Chris Gumear then goes right to the iron for Salem and scores, but the Spartans trailed 51-30 with 2:03 left in the third quarter.
Michael Hamlar then serves to a cutting Tyler Lumsden who scores and Cave wins big 79-50.
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[Big-South-Ads]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Big South]


Nine Big South Basketball games will be on the television airwaves this season.
They'll be accompanied by some high-tech ads.
Brand names and logos electronically inserted onto prominent spots on the court.
The ``virtual signs'' do not exist and cannot be seen by spectators at the arena.
The deal makes the Big South one of the first in the country to incorporate such television-only signs into its regional broadcasts.

[Kobe-Purchase]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


He has become one of the N-B-A's brightest young stars, and now you can call him a business man.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has purchased a fifty percent interest in the Italian pro hoops team Olimpia Milano.
Bryant's acquisition is believed to be the first time an active professional athlete has purchased a substantial interest in another pro sports team.
Bryant, who grew up in Italy, watched his father establish himself as a top player in the Italian league.

[S-SANCTIONS]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 TC 38:28]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Trenton]


The Express will play Friday's game against Trenton without leading scorer Joe Murphy.
A Trenton player delivered a crushing elbow hit to the right winger's head in the third period of Sunday's game. Murphy will miss two weeks.
The Express has sent video tape of the hit to the ECHL in hopes of a tough sanction.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THE TAPE]

((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: THE TAPE I SENT WASN'T JUST OF THE JOE MURPHY INCIDENT. THERE WAS PROBABLY ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE INCIDENTS HE WAS A PART OF IN AN ATTEMPT TO INJURE OUR PLAYERS. A PART OF HOCKEY IS BEING PHYSICAL. HE JUST GOES BEYOND THAT. AND THE LEAGUE SHOULD LOOK INTO THAT. THE LEAGUE SENT OUT A MEMO ABOUT PROTECTING THE PLAYERS, HEAD INJURIES. HE JUST HAS COMPLETE NEGLECT FOR PLAYERS AS INDIVIDUALS.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach;]
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