[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Kimberly]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


A group of teenagers allegedly steal THREE vehicles this morning in Boones Mill.
As Franklin county authorities chase after them, ONE of the teens ends up with a gunshot wound.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And we'll find out how the clean-up is going after a fire breaks out inside T-J Maxx at Tanglewood Mall.
A live update, coming up.
(/////////////)
[TALENT=Leo]
[SS=None]


Some much needed rain pushes through the region.....I'll have your hometown forecast....
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon, right after the break.


[Noon-open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1; ]


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


An overnight police chase that began in Rocky Mount ends in Roanoke County when a Franklin County sheriff's deputy shoots a teenager in the neck.
(------------)


[Police-Chase]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-44]
[GRAPHIC=Police chase]


The deputy was part of a running roadblock, trying to catch a group of teenagers who'd allegedly stolen three vehicles in Boones Mill. When one sheriff's car was run off the road, Deputy Tim Taylor fired about three shots at the speeding Suburban.
(----------------)
[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;]


After leading police on a chase through Rocky Mount, the Chevy Suburban ended up on Willow Branch Road, just inside Roanoke County.
Four young people were in the vehicle, including the 16-year old from Truevine with a bullet in the back of the neck. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The others were taken into custody.
Sheriff Quint Overton says he believes at least five people were involved, including three juveniles- -one of them the younger SISTER of an adult involved.
(------------------)



[Greenspan]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=National Economy]


Another interest rate cut could be the right prescription for the still ailing U-S economy.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Federal reserve chairman Alan Greenspan testified this morning before a congressional panel.
He says the economy may "require further policy response"-- which sounds like a hint of another rate cut.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:50:59]
[IN Q=Until we see]
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=weakness in the economy.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The Fed has already cut interest rates six times this year in an attempt to boost the economy.
Greenspan says he hopes those rate cuts, combined with tax rebate checks and falling energy costs, will give the economy some help.

[Nikkei]


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


Meanwhile, the economic news is much worse in Japan--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


The Nikkei closed below 12- thousand today for the first time in more than four months.
The index dropped nearly 236 points.
Tokyo stocks were sold across-the-board based on a pessimistic earnings forecast from the world's largest computer chip maker, Intel.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=None]


We'll check the Dow and Nasdaq numbers a little later in the newscast.[FBI-Hearing]


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


The F-B-I is again put in the position of having to defend itself.
A Senate committee is looking into the agency's management, after an audit showed there are hundreds of guns and computers missing from the F-B-I.
Jennifer Miller has the latest from Capitol Hill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/Attorney General;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/CBS News;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Washington.]

((
(graphic)

ADMINISTRATORS SAY THE FBI IS MISSING HUNDREDS OF WEAPONS...PISTOLS, RIFLES AND MACHINE GUNS. 187 WERE STOLEN FROM AGENTS HOMES AND CARS. ANOTHER 265 WERE LOST OR UNACCOUNTED FOR.
THEYVE ALSO LOST 184 COMPUTERS ONE OF WHICH CONTAINS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.
AND THE COMPUTERS MAY NOT JUST BE LOST, AGENTS BELIEVE 13 WERE STOLEN.

sot: JOHN ASHCROFT/ATTORNEY GENERAL


THE LATEST EMBARRASSMENT COMES WEEKS BEFORE THE SENATE CONSIDERS A NEW FBI DIRECTOR.
EARLIER THIS YEAR, FORMER AGENT ROBERT HANSSEN PLEADED GUILTY TO SPYING FOR RUSSIA AND THE BUREAU FAILED TO TURN OVER THOUSANDS DOCUMENTS IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING CASE.
AND AS PUBLIC CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO ERODE, THE FBIS BIGGEST CHALLENGE MAY LIE AHEAD IN FINDING A DIRECTOR WHO CAN CLEAN UP THE AGENCYS TARNISHED IMAGE.
STANDUP: (THE FBI ISNT THE ONLY AGENCY MISSING WEAPONS...IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE IS HUNDREDS OF WEAPONS. IN RESPONSE TO ALL THIS...ASHCROFT HAS ORDERED A JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVENTORY OF WEAPONS, CARS AND EVEN OFFICE EQUIPMENT.)

))[Tanglewood-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=01-30]
[GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath]


Investigators are searching for the cause of last night's small fire at the T-J Maxx store at Tanglewood Mall.

[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Shannon Microwave;]


Shannon Young is live at the mall with the latest.
[LIVE=Shannon FULL]
[SUPER=@Shannon1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Shannon adlibs ((ROLLCUE:...TJ MAXX is open to customers.))
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The fire broke out around 7]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night];
[SUPER=01-Allen Foster/Tanglewood Mall Marketing Manager;]
[RUNS=:1:01]
[OUT Q=business as usual at the mall pretty much.]



[LIVE=Shannon FULL]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Kimberly/Shannon Microwave;]



[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Virginia college students found out yesterday they will have to make the grade to keep the aid. After this break, we'll tell you about new changes coming to state financial aid plans.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


Also we'll see what one St. Louis politician decided to do when she was denied a bathroom break in the middle of an important government meeting.
(---------------)
[Talent=Leo]

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

[Einhorn]


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


A French fugitive wanted for killing his girfriend more than 20 years ago is pushing for an international trial.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Southwest France/Yesterday;]


Ira Einhorn is watched around the clock at his home in France.
But he says he fears being extradited to the U-S on murder charges.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:04:09]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((IRA EINHORN/MURDER SUSPECT: ))
[SUPER=01-Ira Einhorn/Murder Suspect;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=kind of situation.]
(----------)
[VO-NAT]


Einhorn fled the U-S in 19-81, four years after his girlfriend Holly Maddux was killed.
Her body was found stuffed in a trunk in the apartment she shared with Einhorn.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Last week, Einhorn lost his final extradition appeal in French courts and cut his throat in protest.
The European court will decide tomorrow whether to ask for a delay in his extradition.

[Filibuster]


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


A fight over a bathroom break during a board of aldermen meeting in St. Louis yesterday led to an unusual scene.
Four members were using a filibuster to hold up debate.
Irene Smith had control of the floor, and was told she could not continue to hold the floor if she left to go to the bathroom.
So as John Mills tells us, she worked out a solution never before seen in council chambers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Mills/KMOV-TV; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jim Shrewsbury/Board of Aldermen President; :42]
[SUPER=01-Irene Smith/St. Louis Alderwoman; 1:10 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=St. louis.]

(( ST. LOUIS ALDERWOMAN IRENE SMITH MAKES NO APOLOGIES FOR GOING INTO THIS MAKE-SHIFT TOILET STALL.. IN THE MIDDLE OF A CITY BOARD MEETING WITH EVERYONE WATCHING.

(SB--SMITH)



(STANDUP)
(JOHN MILLS/KMOV-TV)
(HIT TIME --- :15-:19)

" IT HAPPENED DURING DEBATE OVER CITY REDISTRICTING IN A STEAMY, UN-AIR CONDITIONED BOARD ROOM. A GROUP LED BY IRENE SMITH LAUNCHED A FILIBUSTER TO PREVENT A VOTE ON A BILL THEY OPPOSE."

(NAT)



WHEN SMITH ASKED FOR A FIVE MINUTE BREAK SO SHE COULD USE THE REST ROOM..

(NAT)



THE BOARD VOTED 13-TO-11.. NO.

(SB--JIM SHREWSBURY/PRESIDENT, BOARD OF ALDERMEN)
(HIT TIME --- :42-:46)



(NAT)



THAT'S WHEN SMITH'S SUPPORTERS USED MAPS AND QUITS, A RED BOWL, AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY COULD FIND.. IN THE MIDDLE OF A PUBLIC MEETING.... AND THEN, SMITH WAS ALLOWED TO DO.. WHAT SHE SAID SHE HAD TO DO.. RIGHT THERE.. SO THE FILIBUSTER COULD CONTINUE.

(SB--SMITH)



(SB--SHREWSBURY)



(SB--IRENE SMITH/ST. LOUIS ALDERWOMAN)
(HIT TIME --- 1:10-1:14)



(SB--SHREWSBURY)



BECAUSE NOW THIS IMAGE FROM THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS IS AVAILABLE TO THE WORLD. JOHN MILLS, FOR CBS NEWS, ST. LOUIS.))

[5-Student-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=501-14 28:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Students who fail to keep passing grades could lose their state financial aid.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :10 ]


Virginia college juniors and seniors who get "need-based" financial aid from the state will soon have to start keeping a 2-point-0 grade average to keep it.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 11:08:02]
[IN Q=If they're spending money from]

((KAREN MARCUS/STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER ED.: IF THEY'RE SPENDING MONEY FROM US, THAN I THINK THEY NEED TO PERFORM. AND I THINK A 2.0 IS THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE TO PERFORM. YES, WE DO FEEL PASSIONATELY ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE'RE SPENDING EVERYBODY'S MONEY, NOT JUST OURS.))15
[SUPER=01-Karen Marcus/State Council of Higher Education;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=everybody's money, not just ours.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia made the change, after asking the General Assembly to do so for three years.
And, the Council says financial aid will end- after four and a half undergraduate years -- NO matter how close a student is to earning a degree.
Most Virginia schools already had a 2-point-0 G-P-A requirement
But Virginia Tech's financial aid director says the new policies will tie the hands of people like him.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:47:19]
[IN Q=You always have this]

((BARRY SIMMONS/VIRGINIA TECH: YOU ALWAYS HAVE THIS ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE OF ONE OR TWO BAD APPLES, BUT FOR THE MOST PART STUDENTS ARE TRYING... CHANGE THEIR WAYS, AND SUCCEED.))
[SUPER=01-Barry Simmons/Virginia Tech Financial Aid Director;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=change their ways, and succeed.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :05]


The financial aid requirements will take effect in 2003.
(------------)



[City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-45]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke city Schools]

Roanoke school board members met last night to go over a report, critical of the school system's hiring practices.
An audit of the school system's Human Resources Department found that more than 30- people with criminal backgrounds, including one teacher and one assistant football coach, were hired over the past two years.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 17.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

Some of the employees were fired when their criminal records surfaced with the department but others remain employed.

Last night's meeting to discuss the issue was held in executive session. Afterward, the newly appointed school board chairman said the board is committed to evaluating the report.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:39:21]
[IN Q=We're concerned]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/School Board Chairman;]

((WE'RE CONCERNED WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID IN THE REPORT AND RIGHT NOW IT'S INCUMBENT UPON MYSELF AND OTHER BOARD MEMBERS TO EVALUATE EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN PUT OUT THERE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING. ONCE WE COMPLETE THAT EVALUATION I'M CONFIDENT THAT THIS BOARD WILL TAKE WHATEVER APPROPRIATE ACTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN.))
[RUNS=24]
[OUT Q=needs to be taken.]



[anchor=Kim]
[ss=Roanoke City Schools]

Lea (LEE) could not say how long the evaluation period would take.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Still to come on the newscast, the astronauts on the Space Shuttle Atlantis will spend a little extra time in orbit,
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

and we'll tell you why a Florida girl is glad she didn't bite off more than she could chew.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Spacewalk]


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


Two Shuttle Atlantis astronauts spent much of the morning strolling in deep space--
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The spacewalk started almost an hour late because of computer problems.
But the pair was able to install a set of oxygen tanks on the new 164-million- dollar entryway to the international space station.
It was the second spacewalk of the mission, which has been extended by one day.
After un-docking from the space station Sunday night, it'll return to earth Tuesday.
(------------)


[Math-Camp]


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

[NOTE ANCHOR TAG!!!!]
You might have a hard time convincing most kids that learning about math and science is a fun way to spend summer vacation.
But then, they probably haven't heard about a special camp in Texas that was started by an astronaut.
Carolyn Campbell has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Harris/Astronaut;]
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Campbell/CBS News;]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=in math or science.]

((
let's put our specimens in the net
IT'S A HOT SUMMER DAY... BUT THESE KIDS ARE HAVING FUN DISCOVERING LIFE IN THIS POND....
((see that's a tadpole... when it grows up it's gonna become a what.... frog))
THEY'RE ALSO DISCOVERING NEW WAYS TO LEARN about two of their least favorite subjects. i never looked at science and math like this I thought it was kind of boring
BUT SINCE HE'S BEEN IN THIS SCIENCE CAMP... GRANTHAM COLEMAN AND HIS 45 CLASSMATES HAVE ALL CHANGED THEIR MINDS.
((i learned about biology, dna and mrna. i learned about physics making static electricity))
((it's really fun because we get to go to nasa and stuff like this))
WHAT MAKES THIS SUMMER CAMP EVEN MORE UNIQUE... IS WHO STARTED IT... AND WHY...
there are no camps that target disadvanted youth..
ASTRONAUT BERNARD HARRIS DESIGNED THE NO-COST CAMP TO TARGET STUDENTS WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN'T BE ABLE ATTEND THIS KIND OF PROGRAM.
((i want to make sure that people of all backgrounds have an opportunity to participate in that future ))
BUT ALL THEIR WORK ISN'T DONE OUT IN THE FIELD.... IT'S BEING OUT IN THE FIELD... THAT MAKES BEING IN THE CLASSROOM COME ALIVE.
FOR TWO WEEKS, THESE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTEND CLASSES AND LIVE IN DORMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON... AND PERHAPS... FOR SOME.... THIS CAMP EXPERIENCE WILL SOMEDAY LEAD TO A CAREER IN MATH OR SCIENCE. ))
(---------------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[GRAPHIC=]


That was Carolyn Campbell reporting.[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [07/18/2001] [TWO SHOT]
[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS LYNCHBURG STATS
[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]

[CK/VIEWERNET=]SCHOOL STATS
[SUPER=#565; Narrows]

[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS FORECASTS EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 65 points.

[super=460-y/65/y/37;]


Nasdaq has lost 37.


(x=up y=down)[tease3]

[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up on News 7 - Michael Jordan is shaping up to hit the hardwood -
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

And the Roanoke Steam's head coach is looking for a contract. We'll have details after the break.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-101 2052tc]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS]


The Roanoke Express's new owners aren't playing around.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]

Yesterday head coach Perry Florio inked a three year contract extension that will keep him in charge of the team on the ice through 2004. Terms of the deal were not released, but it is a huge relief for Florio, his family and the returning players he hopes to bring back into the fold. The new contract also give Florio some extra duties - he is also now the team's General Manager.
(------------)



[S-Jerry]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-92 tc 2:00:57]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Steam]

Roanoke Steam's head coach is heading to East Tennessee State to coach during the off-season.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Jerry is taking a part time position working with the offensive backs.
As a first year head coach, he's led the Steam to a seven and eight record.
Roanoke's last game is on the road against Jerry's former team, Norfolk on Friday.
He and his family plan to return to Roanoke next season if a contract can be worked out by September first.
(------------)



[S-Jordan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-96 10855TC]
[GRAPHIC=JORDAN]

If you think Jagr has folks in DC jumping, just wait until Michael Jordan makes his comeback official. Jordan elected not to take part in the Wizards' 6- game summer league that began yesterday in Boston. But he's still working out and lifting weights with a comeback in mind. Yesterday he had this to say about such a return.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I LOOK...]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Washington Wizards President;:00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...PLAY SOMEWHERE."]
(------------)



[S-Lance]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 2724TC]
[GRAPHIC=TOUR DE FRANCE]

Lance Armstrong has a been a non-factor in the Tour De france. But yesterday he made his move.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-L'Alpe D'Huez, France/OLN; :00]

Armstrong won today's 10th stage, the first of several wicked climbs into the French Alps. Armstrong jumped from 23rd overall to 4th in the standings thanks to yesterday's victory. 10 stages remain.
(------------)



[Bubble-Blower]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


A ten year old girl has burst the bubble of the competition.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL;]


Anna Hansen from Cape Coral, Florida won the national Bubble Gum Blowing Championship.
She blew a bubble 13 inches in diamete.
Hansen says her victory is sweet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:25:42 Conus]
[IN Q=My secrets of ]

(("MY SECRETS OF BLOWING BUBBLES ARE CHEWING ALL THE FLAVOR AND SUGAR OUT OF IT AND BLOWING REALLY BIG."))
[SUPER=01-Anna Hansen/Champion Bubble Blower;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=blowing really big.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Hansen won a ten-thousand dollar U-S Savings Bond and the title of best bubble blower.
(------------)


[Quickcast] [WXPRO/FULL] Quickcast[REPRS@CL] SUPER=X4031; Fax/Copyright Noon/Weekends [SUPER=X4030; e-Mail/Copyright Noon/Weekends]