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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Haz-Mat crews are cleaning debris from the streets of Lexington, as the community tries to recover from Wednesday's fatal plane crash.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And after three years, a furniture store is moving out of Tanglewood Mall.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Stay where you are-- News 7 at noon is next.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[VO-NAT]


Grim reminders of a plane crash that killed two people remain in downtown Lexington.

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[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-37]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom. The fire chief says the people of Lexington may not realize the dangers that linger from Wednesday's plane crash.
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[SUPER=03-Lexington;]

Hazardous material crews are still picking up pieces of flesh from the victims of the plane crash in downtown Lexington. The city streets are scheduled to re-open this evening -- once crews sterilize them. A cadaver search dog will check the park this afternoon for remains.
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[SOT 16:03:37]
[IN Q=You never know]

((ROBERT FORESMAN/FIRE CHIEF: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT DISEASE A PERSON MIGHT HAVE OR WHAT THE BODY FLUIDS CONTAIN. SO YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU GET IT ALL CLEANED UP TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY SO THE CITIZENS FEEL SAFE.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Fire Chief;]
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[OUT Q=feel safe]
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[VO-NAT]

National Transportation Safety Board officials have taken the plane to Buena Vista to reconstruct it. The crash victims were 43-year-old Jack Gambino from New York and 42-year-old John Kabelka from Florida.
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[Crash-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
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Rescue crews who responded to the crash are dealing with what they saw Wednesday. Kate Weidaw talked with the Lexington Fire Chief who says their training doesn't always cover accidents like this.
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[SUPER=01-Robert Foresman/Lexington Fire Chief; :10]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:05]
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((Who would have thought a plane would come crashing down in Lexington. That's the thought on Lexington's Fire Chief Robert Foresman mind.

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[INQ] ((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE SORT OF GETTING DUMPED ON WITH THE CHURCH FIRE AND FIVE WEEKS LATER A PLANE CRASHES SOMETHING THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.))
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Foresman says Wednesday night's scene is something that will stick in his mind forever.

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((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: EVEN THOUGH YOU DEAL WITH STUFF LIKE THIS NOT ONLY A DAILY BASIS IT'S TOUGH MENTALLY.))
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That's why the department will be bringing in a debriefing team.

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((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: WHAT IT GIVES IS EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO AIR THEIR FEELINGS, THOUGHTS, ABOUT WHAT THEY SAW HOW THEY FELT AND IT'S JUST A GOOD WAY TO GET IT OFF THEIR CHEST.))
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And while Lexington will go back to being a quiet community, Foresman keeps asking himself what's next.

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((CHIEF ROBERT FORESMAN: I'M STARTING TO LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER TO SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT BUT EVERY COMMUNITY GOES THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
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And they'll be ready at a moments notice for whatever happens next in Lexington. Kate Weidaw News7 Lexington.))

[Pilot-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-32 TC36:35]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Investigation]

Flying in the Lexington area can be tricky according to local pilots.
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[VO-NAT]


Matt Paxton has been a pilot for 30 years and flies a plane similar to the 1959 Piper that crashed.
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[SOT 8:01:31]
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((MATT PAXTON/PILOT: THIS AREA IN PARTICULAR IS A LITTLE TRICKY BECAUSE WITH THE MOUNTAINS YOU HAVE TURBULENCE AROUND THESE MOUNTAINS.))
[SUPER=01-Matt Paxton/Pilot]
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Paxton says because of Wednesday's rainy weather, pilots would have to have been trained to use their instruments to navigate the plane.
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[Concorde]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Investigators believe they have a handle on what caused the Concorde's fatal crash near Paris.
And based on what they found out-- the accident that killed 113 people could NOT have been avoided.
Allen Pizzey has more.
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[OUT Q=Allen Pizzey, CBS news, London.]

(( From that moment...the passengers and crew had barely a minute left to live.
Unable to increase speed to gain altitude...or to retract the landing gear...the pilots did the only thing they could...tried to make for nearby Le Bourget Airport.
The cockpit voice recorder gives evidence of the crews struggle to save the aircraft. Apparently responding to clearance for the plane to try to turn back...the pilot says... No time. The co-pilot cuts in... Negative, were trying Le Bourget.
Then there are sounds like exertion...and the plane slams into a hotel in a massive ball of flames.
Investigators made it clear there was no fault in the crews actions...and nothing they could have done.
o/c: All Concordes have now been grounded...and it will be at least a year before a definitive final report to be made...but there are serious doubts that the French version of Concorde will ever fly again. AP, CBSN, London. ))

[Missile-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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President Clinton's successor, NOT him, will decide whether to begin deployment of a national missile defense system.
Clinton made the announcement this morning at Georgetown University.
He says there's not enough confidence yet in the technology, and in the effectiveness of the system, to move forward to deployment.
Clinton also pointed out no matter WHEN the decision is made, experts believe a system could still be operational in the year 2006 or 2007.



[BWXT-Contract]


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Campbell County's largest employer has won another major contract from the federal government.
B-W-X Technologies announced today it was awarded a five- year, 2- point- 5 billion dollar contract to operate the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
The Y-12 plant manufactures secondary components for nuclear weapons, and also processes and stores enriched uranium.
It employs about four- thousand people.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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For the second time in a month, firefighters were dispatched to a Roanoke church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Flames tore through an out-building at Rosalind Hills Baptist Church just after nine last night.
No word yet on what caused the blaze.
Last week, a pile of wood and siding caught fire near the church's recreation building.
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[Morgan-Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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A local furniture store is closing its doors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Morgan Stewart Galleries at Tanglewood Mall has served customers for three years.
A store manager says poor sales and a bad location have forced it to shut down and furlough the store's five employees.
He also says the store has been forced to slash prices in an effort to liquidate quickly.
No other Morgan Stewart stores are closing.
Morgan Stewart Furniture Company is headquartered in Granite Falls, North Carolina.
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[M'ville-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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One man is dead after a single car accident in Martinsville.
Authorities say the driver ran off the road on Chatham Road around 10 last night.
He hit a sign and then a church.
Officers are investigating what caused the accident.
They have not released the victim's name.



[Korean-Typhoon]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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A killer typhoon that's struck North and South Korea has caused at least three deaths.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Korea;]


The typhoon weakened to a tropical storm as it skirted the Korean peninsula, but it still caused major devastation.
The storm sank two boats, leaving 11 people missing.
High winds flipped over cars and knocked down power lines.
About 300 people were left homeless by the storm.
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[Drug-Study]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
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A new government study reveals that more teenagers are avoiding illicit drugs, but young adults are still indulging.
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For three straight years, the number of 12 to 17- year- olds admitting drug use in the past month has dropped.
Among the findings-- marijuana is still the most popular drug, but usage decreased from over nine percent in 19-97 to seven- percent last year.
Cigarette smoking dropped nearly four percent.
But more than 13- percent of teens reported binge drinking.
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((GEN. BARRY MCCAFFREY/WHITE HOUSE DRUG CZAR: MANY OF US HAVE ARGUED THAT IT'S A COMBINATION OF MARIJUANA, BEER AND CIGARETTES, AND EXTENSIVE EXPOSURE TO THESE SUBSTANCES THAT END UP CREATING A STATISTICALLY AT- RISK POPULATION.))
[SUPER=01-Gen. Barry McCaffrey/White House Drug Czar;]
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The popularity of new drugs, especially the one known as Ecstasy, may be undoing the gains made in fighting drug abuse.
Among those aged 18 to 25, usage of such drugs has been rising for the last three years.
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[L'burg-Hazmat]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
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A Lynchburg garbage truck worker was injured on the job when a hazardous material spilled out of the trash.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The truck was making its rounds on Oakmont Circle yesterday when the compactor broke open a container in a bag of garbage.
An unknown- type of acid spilled out and one of the workers suffered minor burns on his hands and arms.
Lynchburg's haz- mat response team was called in to isolate the chemical and remove it.
Officials still aren't sure exactly what the chemical was.
They say none of the nearby residents were ever in danger.
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[Check-Point]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
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Highway officials want drivers to stay safe during this holiday weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsyvlania Co.;]


Law enforcement officers set up checkpoints in five states yesterday.
One was held in Pittsylvania County.
Officers in the "Smart, Safe and Sober" program stopped drivers to check their tags, registration, seatbelts and a variety of safety measures.
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[IN Q=We hope to]

((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: SO WE HOPE TO EDUCATE PEOPLE, WE ARE PASSING PAMPHLETS CONCERNING DRUNK DRIVING, SEATBELTS. AND EDUCATE THEM WHILE WE GO ALONG.))
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((FIRST SERGEANT MELVIN SCOTT/VA. HIGHWAY PATROL: WE ARE PRIMARILY LOOKING FOR SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS AND CHILD SAFETY RESTRAINT VIOLATIONS. BUT WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT GENERAL EQUIPMENT ON THE CAR AND SO FORTH.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. James McLaughlin/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Melvin Scott/State Police]
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Nine people died in highway accidents over the holiday weekend last year.
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[Digital-Dominion]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Digital Dominion is just a mouse click away.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday unveiled what he calls the "single digital signature" you'll need to know.
Although right now, it focuses mainly on the Gilmores, he hopes The Digital Dominion will make the entire state as accessible as Blacksburg's Electronic Village is now.
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[IN Q=Once again]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ONCE AGAIN, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY OF THIS IS NOT EITHER NORTHERN VIRGINIA, HAMPTON ROADS, OR RICHMOND. IT'S IN BLACKSBURG. THAT'S WHERE THE REAL SUCCESS HAS BEEN.))
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(( YOU CAN USE IT FOR EDUCATION SERVICES, COMMUNICATING BACK AND FORTH WITH TEACHERS. SO THAT YOU CAN USE IT IN BUSINESSES, MAKING RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS, HAIR DRESSING APPOINTMENTS, ANYTHING YOU WANT. SO YOU CAN NOT ONLY DEAL WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ISSUES LIKE PARKING TICKETS OR LOCAL TAXES, BUT YOU CAN PORTAL A SINGLE WEBSITE WHICH WE'VE CREATED WHERE YOU CAN DO STATE SERVICES AND FINALLY PHILANTHROPIC THINGS.))
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[SUPER=01-Don Upson/Virginia Technology Secretary; :10]
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Virginia currently has the highest concentration of Internet communications companies in the world.
It's number two in software development.
And it's the only state in the nation to force phone and cable companies to extend high- band- width Internet access to every community within its borders.
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[TAKE Web Address Full]
You can link to The Digital Dominion from our politics page at WDBJ7-dot-COM.
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[Book-Bags]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:10:28]
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For most students, carrying a back pack is part of everyday life.
However, if the back pack is too heavy, it could do harm. One chiropractor says parents should pay attention because the extra weight could cause long term back problems.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


12 year old Martha Engberson visits a chiropractor on a regular basis to alleviate the pain she says comes from carrying a heavy backpack.
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((MARTHA ENGBERSON/7TH GRADER: IT'S REALLY HEAVY. IT STRAINS YOUR BACK OUT REALLY BAD))
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Martha keeps most of her books in her locker during the day, but when it's time to go home she often has to carry the full load.
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[SOT17:34:50]
[IN Q=At the beginning]

((DR. JOHN OLSEN/CHIROPRACTOR: AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SCHOOL YEAR WE ALWAYS SEE A SURGE OF CHILDREN COMPLAINING OF BACK AND NECK AND MUSCLE SPASM PROBLEMS, LARGELY AS RESULT OF BACKPACK USE. ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Olsen/Chiropractor]
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[OUT Q=of backpack use.]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Chiropractic Association recommends the backpack not weigh more than 5 to 10 percent of the child's body weight and that children use padded shoulder straps.
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[BV-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC33:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Buena Vista is now home to three giant presidential heads.
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[SUPER=03-Buena Vista]


The concrete sculptures the city has been expecting for weeks finally showed up yesterday.
The busts of Zachary Taylor and William Henry Harrison were joined late yesterday by one of Abraham Lincoln.
The truck carrying Honest Abe broke down on its way from Georgia, so it took him a bit longer to get there.
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[Emulex-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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In business news, Federal authorities have arrested a California man who allegedly issued a phony news release, resulting in big losses for a fiber- optics supplier.
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[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


23- year- old Mark Jacobs is charged with securities and mail fraud after issuing a phony Emulex memo.
The fake news release caused Emulex's stock to plummit BILLIONS of dollars in minutes.
It stated the company's C-E-O had resigned and that Emulex was under securities investigation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=While untold]

((VALERIE CAPRONI/SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMM.: WHILE UNTOLD NUMBERS OF SHAREHOLDERS LOST MONEY BY SELLING DURING THE PERIOD OF THE HOAX, MARK JACOBS PROFITED WILDLY, ULTIMATELY MAKING ALMOST A QUARTER- MILLION- DOLLARS.))
[SUPER=01-Valerie Caproni/Securities and Exchange Comm.;]
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[VO-NAT]


The company's stock has since re- bounded from the hoax.
Emulex claims its business is now at record levels.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up 60 points.