[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

Coming up on News 7--

Israelis and Palestinians are making strides in the quest for a Mideast peace deal.
Officials say they appear to like the U-S proposal of SHARING some of the disputed territory.
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[VO-NAT]


And a stabbing victim who was wandering along a road in Botetourt county is said to be in stable condition at a Roanoke hospital this afternoon.
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The morning clouds have given way to some sunshine across the viewing area and we'll be enjoying pleasant temperatures today in the low to mid 80s.
An approaching cold front could bring a few spotty showers.
More on that coming up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Boty-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC32:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man who was found walking beside a road in Botetourt County suffering from a stab wound is in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


Police say 40 year old William David Draper's chest was bleeding as he walked along the side of the road near the Traveltown Motel near Cloverdale.
Draper was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery. Authorities suspect the stabbing happened in Roanoke County. But they're speaking to witnesses today to try to find out what happened ,and where the stabbing occurred.
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[G-8-Summit]


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


The Group of Eight economic summit it under way in Japan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Okinawa, Japan;]


President Clinton used the occasion to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.
But the President kept mum to reporters about whether the two leaders would discuss the proposed U-S missile defense program.
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[SOT 10:07:29]
[IN Q=We talked]

((WE TALKED ABOUT IT LAST MONTH IN MOSCOW, AND I'M SURE WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT TODAY.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=about it today]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S proposal would have a missile defense shield protecting the U-S against attacks from so- called "rogue states" like North Korea.
The two leaders were also expected to discuss arms control and Russia's economy.
Both are in Okinawa for the G- 8 summit of leading industrial nations.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mideast peace talks]


It's been a long week of Mideast peace talks.
But it sounds like the negotiations might be coming to a positive end.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]


An Israeli cabinet minister says Prime Minister Ehud Barak likes the U-S proposal, enables Israel and the Palestinians to SHARE sovereignty over parts of East Jerusalem.
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[SOT 10:11:39]
[IN Q=I think that]

((MICHAEL MELCHIOR/ISRAELI MINISTER: I THINK THAT THIS IS A GOOD COMPROMISE. IT WILL BRING SECURITY, IT WILL BRING PEACE. AND I HOPE THAT THE PALESTINIANS ALSO WILL ACCEPT IT, BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL GET A BETTER OFFER THAN THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Melchior/Israeli Cabinet Minister;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=offer than this.]
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[VO-NAT]


The issue of Jerusalem was considered the stumbling block that brought summit talks to the brink of collapse this week.
Overcoming that obstacle should put Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat within reach of a final peace agreement.
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[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-22 TC59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Safe in School]


More police officers will be in Roanoke County schools thanks to a state grant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The 500- thousand dollar grant from the Department of Criminal Justice Services will allow the county to hire four resource officers for its middle and junior high schools.
The county was competing against other Virginia localities, and officials are pleased they got full funding.
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[SOT 17:01:08]
[IN Q=We would have been extremely]

((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: WE WOULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HAPPY GETTING TWO. WHEN WE RECEIVED THREE AND I MADE A CALL THANKING RICHMOND FOR THE THREE, AND THEY SAID WAIT A MINUTE, YOU HAVE FOUR. AND I WAS SCRAMBLING, I'M THINKING ALL RIGHT. THIS IS EVEN BETTER. YES I WAS ELATED.))
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor;]
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[OUT Q=yes I was elated.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-March, 1997; ]


Resource officers have been serving in the county's high schools for a few years. The new officers should be on the job when classes start in the fall.
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[Fire-Inspections]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-30 TC37:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


2-hundred businesses in the Valley may have received faulty fire extinguisher inspections over the past year.

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


Two employees for Fire Master in Salem have been charged with failure to inspect fire extinguishers within fire code.
The company admits their employees are not certified by the state to give these inspections but claims they didn't realize they had to be certified.
The owner of Fire Master says they're trying to fix the problem.
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[SOT 12:28:54]
[IN Q=we're in]

((LINDA PORTER/OWNER: WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THEM CERTIFIED WE'RE CALLING A COMPANY IN AND WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING EVERYONE CERTIFIED ON THE RIGHT WAY TO DO EXTINGUISHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Linda Porter/Fire Master Owner]
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[OUT Q=do extinguishers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fire marshal says Fire Master employees were identifying themselves with the fire department.
Fire Master denies those claims.
In the meantime the two employees continue to work for the company.
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[Assisted-Living]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-31]
[GRAPHIC=Alzheimer's]


Families who need assistance in caring for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's disease now have a place to go.

A new facility is now open in Martinsville to help provide some relief.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[IN Q=Blue Ridge Manor]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christopher Oswald/Blue Ridge Village Gen. Manager; :13]
[SUPER=@Joy1; :32]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/July 8; :41]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Norton/Resident;1:21]
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[OUT Q=n7 Martinsville]

(( Blue Ridge Manor is open for business -- and management says it's a cut above the rest when it comes to an assisted living facility.
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[SOT10:08:37]
[IN Q=We do all there meal]

((CHRISTOPHER OSWALD/GENERAL MANAGER BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE: WE DO ALL THEIR MEALS, WE DO ALL THEIR HOUSE KEEPING, WE DO ALL THEIR LAUNDRY, THERE REALLY ISN'T ANYTHING THAT RESIDENTS NEED THAT WE DON'T DO FOR THEM))
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[OUT Q=do for them]


Oswald say he wants resident to feel like that they're at an upscale hotel when the check-in here.
The facility has everything from a beauty salon to a hydro-spa.
There are 67 beds-- 30 of those are dedicated to the Alzheimer's dementia care section.
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[SOT11:10:36]
[IN Q=And many]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: AND MANY SAY THE ALZHEIMER'S DEMENTIA CARE SECTION IS SOMETHING THAT WAS DESPERATELY NEEDED IN THIS COMMUNITY))
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[OUT Q=in this community]


It was just a few weeks ago that Jesse LeRoy Brown killed three of his family members in a murder suicide -- blaming the pressure of caring for his father with Alzheimer's and his 12 year old nephew who was physically and mentally disabled.
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[SOT10:07:00]
[IN Q=Prior to our opening]

((CHRISTOPHER OSWALD/GENERAL MGR. BLUE RIDGE VILLAGE: PRIOR TO OUR OPENING THERE WAS REALLY NO OUTLET IN THE ARE FOR THOSE CARING FOR FOLKS WITH DEMENTIA. AND WITH THE OPENING OUR DEDICATED DEMENTIA CARE UNIT IT GIVES PEOPLE THAT OUTLET AND IT RELIEVES THEM OF THE PRESSURE THAT THEY FELT TO CARE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS))
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[OUT Q=those individuals]


Oswald says this facility has a state of the art call response system -- with each nurse wearing a beeper and the estimated response should be no more than five minutes.
And what does one new resident think about this new facility?
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[SOT10:41:13]
[IN Q=I THINK IT'S FINE]

((GLORIA NORTON/RESIDENT; I THINK ITS FINE SO FAR. YOU MIGHT SAY WE ARE FAMILY ONE OF A KIND))
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[OUT Q=one of kind]


Management says as the baby boomer generation ages, more and more families will be need a place like this to fill the gap.
Joy Sutton, New 7, Martinsville.))

[Emergency-Landing]


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


It was a rough flight for passengers on board a Northwest Airlines flight leaving Flint, Michigan this morning.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Flint, MI;]


The D-C- 9 was headed for Detroit, when a report of fire in the rear of the aircraft forced it to turn around and make an emergency landing.
The 78 passengers had to evacuate down emergency slides.
But there were no serious injuries reported.
An airline spokesman says there WAS smoke in the rear of the cabin, but no fire.
The airline is trying to find out what caused the smoke.
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[Marriage-Tax]


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


The Senate today gave final Congressional approval of the Republican-backed marriage penalty tax cut bill.
The 90- billion- dollar legislation would cut taxes to millions of married couples.
Democrats say the scaled- back bill is still too expensive.
President Clinton has said he'd accept the bill ONLY if Congress adds prescription drug benefits to Medicare.
But that is not likely.

[Emily-Couric]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=500-12 20:51]
[GRAPHIC=Couric]


Charlottesville State Senator Emily Couric has announced that she won't seek the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor because she has cancer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

Couric, the sister of N-B-C Today Show host Katie Couric -- says she's dropping out of contention for 2001.
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[SOT 19:49:29]
[IN Q=As you know]

((SEN. EMILY COURIC/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF SEEKING THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION TO RUN FOR THE POSITION OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA. I AM ANNOUNCING TODAY THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTINUE THAT EFFORT. YESTERDAY, I LEARNED THAT I HAVE CANCER OF THE PANCREAS, AND THAT THIS CANCER HAS SPREAD. MY DOCTORS, FAMILY, AND I ARE NOW WORKING ON DESIGNING THE BEST COURSE OF TREATMENT TO ADDRESS THIS CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Emily Couric/(D) Charlottesville;]
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[OUT Q=address this cancer.]
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[TALENT=Kim]
[SS=Hold]


Couric says she will continue serving in the state senate.
The Cancer Information Network says cancer of the pancreas is a highly lethal disease historically, with few reports of five-year survivors.

[Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


Millionaire Democrat Mark Warner is the early leader in the governor's race.
Though more than one quarter of the state's registered voters remain undecided at this point- -16 months before the election, Warner is ahead of Republicans Mark Earley and John Hager.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN 1020]
In a NEWS-7 Mason Dixon poll that came out yesterday, Warner beats the Attorney General by six percentage points- -with especially strong showings in Northern and Southwest Virginia. [TAKE FULL SCREEN 1021]
Warner does even better against the Lieutenant Governor- -nine points ahead- -though Hager does well in Richmond and the Shenandoah Valley.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


One out of three Virginia voters did not recognize the names Mark Earley or John Hager.

[Elliston-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC24:08]
[GRAPHIC=accident]


State Police say four children and three adults taken to the hospital yesterday are in good condition ... following an accident caused by an alleged drunk driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Elliston;]


It happened on Route 460 in Elliston.
30-year old Donna Renee McNeil was charged with drunk driving.
Troopers found alcohol in her car and smelled it on her breath.
They say her gray Chevy plowed through a stop sign and was hit by a white Oldsmobile.
The crash threw an 8-year old boy 70 feet out a window.
He and a female passenger were flown by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
But both are OK today.
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[SOT 13:34 - :44]
[IN Q=It appears like]

((SGT. LARRY FINLEY/VA. STATE POLICE: IT APPEARS LIKE NONE OF THEM WERE WEARING SEATBELTS AND HAD THEY BEEN WEARING SEATBELTS I THINK IT'D BE EASY TO SAY THE INJURIES WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN NEARLY AS BAD AS THEY WOULD BE NOT WEARING SEATBELTS.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Larry Finley/State Police;]
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[OUT Q=wearing seatbelts.]
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[VO-NAT]


All other passengers were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.
Troopers say they may also pursue child endangerment charges against McNeil.
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[Deathrow-Dog]


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


A death row inmate is on the loose after a daring nighttime escape from a Michigan cell.
But as Drew Levinson reports, THIS inmate has four legs, a tail, and an international following.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ray Mullins/Dog Owners' Attorney; :07 very Quick]
[SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI; :15]
[SUPER=01-Alex Newton/Dog Bite Victim; :23]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:01]
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[OUT Q=Drew Levinson, CBS news, Ann Arbor, MI]
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(LOCATOR: ANN ARBOR, MI)


After two years on dogs death row and numerous stays of execution-Ato-a 90 pound Chow Chow is missing.

(SOT MULLINS 144050)

ITS JUST DEVASTATING.
Attorney Ray Mullins speaks for ATOs owners Hiroshi, and Seiko Ikuma.

(NATSOUND ALEX IN BACKYARD)



(LOCATOR: ANN ARBOR, MI)


Their dog bit Alex Newton in 1998 after he dropped a newspaper just inside the Ikumas front door--apparently startling the animal.

(SOT ALEX NEWTON/BITE VICTIM 101533)


I TRIED TO RUN, BUT DIDNT STAND A CHANCE.
Alexs father pulled Ato off but not before the dog had bitten the boys buttocks and leg.
A jury found Seiko Ikuma not guilty of owning a vicious dog, but under Michigans 80-year old dangerous animal law a judge condemened Ato to death-the Ikumas appealed.

(natsound internet)


The case is getting worldwide attention via the Save Ato Web site. It was created by a resident of the Netherlands-who says the dog only defended his owners property.

(natsound pound)


The last time anyone saw Ato was Sunday night at the local humane society.

(STANDUP DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS 171554


THATS WHEN THE IKUMAS BROUGHT ATO HIS DINNER--BEEF LIVER, COOKIES, DOUGHNUTS, AND BONES. THEN LIKE THEY HAD ALMOST EVERY DAY FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS, THEY SAT INSIDE HIS CAGE AND PLAYED WITH HIM.
Later under the cover of darkness, someone broke into Atos cage and took him. Local authorities suspect Ato is in friendly hands-the Ikumas claim they dont have him.

(SOT RAY MULLINS/ATTORNEY 144055)

ITS TERRIBLE NOW BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW WHERE HE IS, IS HE ALIVE, IS HE DEAD, WE DONT KNOW.

(SOT ALEX 101858)


NOW IT COULD BE ANYWHERE, I MEAN IM AFRAID IT MIGHT ATTACK AGAIN.
In spite of Atos whereabouts, Seiko Ikuma is due back in court next week for failing to hire a veterinarian to put Ato to sleep.

Drew Levinson, CBS News, Ann Arbor, Michigan))[Growin-It]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=500-07]
[GRAPHIC=Growin It]


Orchards around the region have taken a hit the last two years, but things seem to be turning around. We sent Steve Pardon to Ikenberry Orchards to see how the peach crop is doing this year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Ikenberry/Ikenberry Orchards;]
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[OUT Q=Growin It]



[Heat-Wave]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Heat Wave]


Unseasonably hot weather is still baking much of the Southern U-S-- with many cities enduring triple- digit temperatures for more than two weeks.
Maureen Maher has the latest from Texas.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; :45]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=Maureen Maher, CBS News, Dallas.]

((
how hot is it in the south?

MOS SOT: IT'S REAL HOT. YOU CAN FEEL THE HEAT COME OFF THE PAVMENT.


from people to plants, a deadly heatwave now entering a second week is taking it's toll. at least 18 people have died...hundreds more like this houston construction worker have been sent to the hospital suffering from heat exhaustion. particularly hit by the triple digits...seniors...

MOS SOT: IT'S SO HOT THAT I REALLY CAN'T TAKE IT.


and shut-ins. cordell mccarter is paralyzed from the neck down. even with three fans on, it was 100 degrees inside his room. and for those who don't have fans, volunteers have stepped in to deliver some relief.

SOT: VOLUNTEER. WITH THE LITTLE MONEY THAT THEY GET, THEY MAY NOT HAVE

THAT EXTRA SEVENTEEN DOLLARS TO BUY A FAN.
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