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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A tanker fire in Franklin County forces evacuations and cuts off traffic.
Another fire rages in California, destroying dozens of homes.
And after more than three decades there are some changes in U-S foreign policy with Cuba.
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TALENT=Beth
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Today is turning out to be a lot different than yesterday. Expect lots of sunshine with highs in the mid 80s. I'll tell you more about that and a NEW tropical storm out in the Atlantic.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stay with us.
News 7 at Noon is next. Open
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Aerials


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dal
TAPE#95-82
GRAPHIC=tanker fire


A truck loaded with hazardous chemicals wrecked and caught fire this morning in Franklin County.
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The accident happened about 7:30, on Route 220 in the Fork Mountain section of the county.
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The truck carried about 68-hundred gallons of chemicals, most of it toluene(Tall-U-Lean)
That's a highly flammable ingredient used in paint thinner.
Rescue workers evacuated residents within a half-mile radius of the accident as a precaution.
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
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Tanker-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-84
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Scott Prince is at the scene of this morning's accident near the Henry County line.
Scott, what's the situation now?
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(ROLL CUE: "...slew of fire officials on the scene.")
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(Question: how is the driver of the truck? How did the accident happen?)



SCHOOLS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=tranker fire
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Students at Henry elementary school were evacuated and taken to Ferrum elementary school this morning. They will stay there until it's safe to go home, or parents can pick them up.
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Students who ride the three busses leaving from Franklin County High School and attend the Middle School will stay at the high school until the roads are safe to go home.

fIRES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Fire


In California, cooler weather and calmer winds are helping firefighters there nearly contain a fire that has charred some of the regions most scenic shoreline.
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VO-NAT
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Officials say the blaze, just north of San Francisco is now 80 percent contained.
The fire has charred more than eleven-thousand acres and destroyed some 40 homes.
One state official says the fire has already caused about 30 million dollars in damage.
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OPAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pensacola Beach, FL;


Meantime, damage estimates for hurricane Opal are in the two-billion dollar range.
It is second most expensive storm to strike Florida.
The death count from Hurricane Opal has reached 18 and is expected to climb as rescuers search through destroyed homes.
The category three storm slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday flattening homes and tossing boats ashore like toys.
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Anchor=Melanie
SS=Hurricane


Wind damage from Opal has closed sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
Crews are still cleaning up toppled trees and several ranger stations in the Ashville-Mount Mitchell section of the parkway are without power.

Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


The long-closed door to Cuba has opened-- just a bit.
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In a Washington Speech today, President Clinton eased restrictions on travel to Cuba by Cuban-Americans, academics, clergy and students.
He also said U-S news organizations may now open bureaus there.
The president says the steps will encourage communist Cuba in a peaceful transition to a free society.
Still, Mr. Clinton says the 33-year-old trade embargo on Fidel Castro's regime will stay in place.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come,
A Pulaski County sixth grader takes a gun to school,
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VO-NAT

and in Roanoke, victims of domestic violence gather for support.
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ANCHOR=Beth

The rain from Opal cleared out overnight...We're going to have warm temperatures today and sunny skies. By tonight, clouds start increasing again. There may be some scattered showers as a cold front passes late tonight.... but for the most part, dry weather is expected through Tuesday. I'll have the complete forcast for you coming up a little later. music up full

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ISRAEL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Israel will release some 12-hundred Palestinian security prisoners over the next few days.
The Israeli environment minister says it's a first move to implement a new autonomy accord which ends 28 years of Israeli occupation.
The decision to release the prisoners came just hours after Israel's parliament narrowly approved the accord.
But as Jesse Schulman reports, this new step towards peace came amid a march of protest.
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Bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


The battlefields in Bosnia are silent this afternoon, one day after the warring parties signed a cease fire agreement.
But the truce doesn't take effect until tonight, raising concerns about possible last-minute skirmishes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rome;


Meantime respresentatives from the former Yugoslavia are sitting down with U-S and NATO officials today to firm up the agreement scheduled to take effect in four days.
It will be followed by a peace conference in Washington.
The plan will eventually involve U-S troops.
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Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Virginia, 52- thousand women and children are victims of domestic violence every year.
Some of those victims were in Roanoke last night to offer each other support and hope.
Ron Jones reports.
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(( October is Domestic Violence month.
These T-Shirts represent victims of violence.
They are designed by family members, friends, and concerned citizens to stress the need to stop domestic violence in America.
This annual tribute is organized by TAP's Women's Resource Center.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TAP ORGANIZER: IT'S STRENGTHENING, IT'S HEALING, FELLOWSHIP, IT'S SUPPORT. IT'S PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS TO KNOW THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND LOST THEIR COURAGE OR LOST THEIR SPIRIT BUT THEY'RE HERE TO JOIN TOGETHER AND SAY WE CAN DO IT.))
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The festivities also included a celebration with music, song, and praise.
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But despite this campaign some believe the OJ Simpson trial will make it harder.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/TURNING POINT SHELTER: I FELT LIKE IT'S A SETBACK JUST BECAUSE I'M AFRAID IT'LL SEND A MESSAGE TO MEN THAT YOU CAN KILL YOUR WOMEN AND GET BY WILL IT.))
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But, the speakers vowed not to give up.
They say they will aggressively educate the public and legislators about this epidemic.
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((LIN EDILICH: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO FEEL THAT YOU CAN COME TOGETHER WITH PEOPLE WHO'VE EXPERIENCED THE SAME THINGS THAT YOU HAVE. TO FEEL THE SUPPORT AND SISTERHOOD IF YOU WILL.))
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They ended their event with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the victims and as a symbol of hope. NAT SOUND (Amazing Grace-Music underneath in the close)
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Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

Pulaski-Gun


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A sixth grader at Dublin Middle School has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly bringing a gun and ammunition to school.
Several students reported seeing the weapon on Tuesday, and a parent told the principal.
The student faces possible expulsion for a year under a new policy that went into effect at the beginning of this school year.
Police are also investigating the incident.

Razor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


And a 13- year- old middle school student in Martinsville has been charged with attempted robbery by force.
The student allegedly threatened a younger classmate with a razor blade, shoved the classmate and demanded money.
A few minutes later, the 13- year- old allegedly cut a high school student on the lip.
But police say the cut was minor and they believe it was an accident.

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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
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There's still more to come,
If you want to tantalize your tastebuds, the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium is the place for you, we'll have a live report.
Let's see what else is happening this weekend.
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Greenbacker


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#95-78
GRAPHIC=Campaign '95


In Halifax, a lawyer running for Commonwealth's attorney is accusing the incumbent of using "race" against him.
Last week, News- 7 profiled Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker and his opponent William Bryant Claiborne.
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Greenbacker is using his record in his bid for re- election.
But he says he will NOT get an opportunity to promote his views on October 16th.
That's when a Neighborhood Watch group wanted to hold a forum, but now can't because Claiborne is NOT able to attend.
Greenbacker says organizers informed him Claiborne will be attending the "Million Man" march in Washington organized by controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farahkan.
Greenbacker says he questions Claiborne's reason for NOT attending because there were only three debates scheduled before the election.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: MOST INCUMBENTS DON'T WANT TO DEBATE, DEBATING IS MY WAY OF LIFE, ITS THE WAY OF LIFE FOR ANY PROSECUTOR, ANYONE WHO SPENDS A LOT OF TIME IN COURT. SO I DON'T SHY FROM IT, AND I'M VERY PROUD OF MY RECORD AND SO THEREFORE I'M MORE THAN WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PUBLIC DISCOURSE. ))
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William Claiborne would neither confirm nor deny whether he plans to attend the rally and declined our request for an on camera interview.
But off camera, Claiborne said he felt Greenbacker was using the scheduling problem as an excuse to portray him as a man more interested in black rights.
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NAACP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke N-double A- C- P has canceled tonight's speech by State Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kay Coles James.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


She was deemed insensitive to black issues by the N- double- A- C- P state office, and the state organization asked the Roanoke chapter to withdraw its invitation to James.
Ernest Miller -- president of the state conference -- accused her of misrepresenting black welfare recipients.
James says the withdrawal of the invitation runs counter to the civil rights organization's defense of freedom of speech.
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EMPLOYMENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The nation's unemployment rate did not change in September.
The Labor Department says the rate held steady at five-point-six percent last month.
Analysts say today's report reflects an economy growing at a modest rate.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=stocks


On Wall Street at noon, the Dow was UP 9 points.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


In sports,
We'll take a look at where our crews will be headin' for Friday Football Extra.
But first, let's see what else is going on this weekend.
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Salem


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=GIRL-94
GRAPHIC=salem/Northside


A Blue Ridge District battle tipped off over at Northside last night as the Lady Vikings played host to the Lady Spartans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Vikings; :00


The home team went to work right away.
On the fast break, Laura Schmidt takes the ball in and scores the lay up and the Lady Vikings led by one.
Northside's Amy Heath would then show off her passing skills, giving to sophomore Crystal Barrett, who finishes the play with the bucket.
But Salem would fight back.
SUPER=34-Northside/=57/Salem/=55;

Mandy Williams gets the ball inside to Sarah Palmer; she nails the shot.
Northside was still out in front 24-21.
With 2 minutes left in the second quarter Heath scores, and Northside defeats Salem 57-55.
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FFE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-14
GRAPHIC=FFE logo


We've reach week number six of Friday Football Extra.
Let's a look at the 15 games our crews will be covering tonight.
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Southern-Living


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#95-85
GRAPHIC=none


As the South prepares to welcome Olympic visitors from around the world, the Southern Living Cooking School is showing us how to impress them with southern hospitality and great food.
The cooking school's show, "Olympic Celebrations, Southern Style," is now at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
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One of the shows has just wrapped up.
Program Coordinator Leigh Ann Denton joins us from the civic center.
Tell us about the show.
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(Do you find people nowadays are actually taking the time to cook something

from scratch, or decorate their home for a special occasion?)
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Thanks Lee Ann.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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The next Southern Living Cooking School is tomorrow morning at ten at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
Tickets are three dollars in advance and four dollars at the door.

wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


That's it for News 7 at Noon.
Thanks for joining us, and have a great weekend.
REPRS&CL
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