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NOON-HEADLINES

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Residents of the Justice House may be in the dark again.
Louisiana officials work to contain a poisonous chemical leak.
And a powerful earthquake strikes China.
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Changes in the weather are moving fast, we'll see clouds, sprinkles, then clearing all in a 24 hour period. Stay tuned for the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
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News 7 at noon is next.

Justice-House


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Disputes over ownership and management at Justice House may ultimately cause residents to lose their homes.
For the second time in three weeks, the electricity has been cut off at the low-income apartment building.
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Scott Prince is at Justice House and joins us live.
What are the fears of the people there right now?
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GAS-LEAK


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In Bogalusa, Louisiana hazardous materials workers are still laboring this afternoon, trying to neutralize a deadly gas leak.
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The fumes are coming from a ruptured railroad car.
Some 15- hundred- people were evacuated from the area yesterday, while hundreds more went to the hospital complaining of nausea, burning eyes and breathing problems.
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((DR. TONY PALAZZO/ BOGALUSA MEDICAL CENTER:ANYTIME YOU'RE EXPOSED TO A TOXIN LIKE THIS, THE EFFECTS COULD BE SOMETHING THAT WILL PROCEED OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE DAYS. WE MIGHT HAVE MORE PEOPLE COMPLAIN OF PULMONARY PROBLEMS ALONG WITH CARDIAC PROBLEMS AT A LATER DATE. ))
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The gas, which is used in rocket fuel, can be fatal if inhaled.
Roads into Bogalusa are closed today as well as the schools.
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Earthquake


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More than two dozen people are dead and some one hundred injured in a strong earthquake that rocked southwestern China today.
The casualty number is expected to climb once officials re-establish communication in the affected area.
Seismologists measure the earthquake at magnitude six-point-five.
Numerous aftershocks have hit the area since.
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The (HURKS-SELL-uh-neeze) Hoechst-Celanese company, which has a filter plant in Narrows, is constructing a new facility in the area struck by the earthquake.
It reports no major injuries to its workers or the new factory under construction.
The earthquake's epicenter was 50-to-100 miles north of the facility.

PRISON


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And in Pennsylvania, a crackdown on drugs in the state's largest prison.
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A 600-strong force was sent into Graterford Prison last night, on a cell-by-cell search for drugs.
The governor approved the search, which is unprecendented in the state.
Several inmates last month testified before a state senate judiciary committee that guards at the prison sell drugs and take bribes.
At least 14 guards have been charged with drug violations since 19-89.
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clinton


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President Clinton hopes to improve a rocky U-S- China relationship today when he meets with Chinese President (jahng zuh-MEEN) Jiang Zemin.
Relations between Beijing and Washington have been chilly since China detained American Activist Harry Wu.
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Meantime the U-S and RUSSIA appear to have found common ground when it comes to Bosnia.
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After a four hour private meeting yesterday, President Clinton and President Boris Yeltsin announced that Russian troops would help enforce peace in Bosnia.
Russia, however, remains adamant that Russian troops will not serve under NATO command.
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U-S Defense Secretary William Perry will sit down with his Russian counterpart this week to work out the details.

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Up next on News 7,
A used car salesman in Roanoke is accused of making a deal with the wrong customers,
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and in the wake of a series of traffic accidents in our area, we'll talk to an expert on driving safety and learn some ways to avoid trouble.
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County-Schools


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Students could be in a new Cave Spring High School by the year 19-98-- if it passes the right tests.
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The school is part of a feasibility study that the Roanoke County School board examined last night.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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((BILL DEJONG/CONSULTANT: HAS IT BEEN A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK? HAVE WE REALLY GOT INTO IT? HAVE WE FELT THAT WE'VE BEEN GIVING UP ON SOME THINGS THAT WE THOUGHT MIGHT BE PLAYABLE? NO. I THINK WE'VE REALLY GIVEN IT A COMPREHENSIVE SHOT. ))
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It's been a long road for the consultants-- as well as the steering committee of school officials and parents, who've been working on the master plan for southwest Roanoke County schools.
Among the long- awaited recommendations-- construction of a new Cave Spring High School on Merriman Road, and the conversion of the existing high school into a middle school.
After the school board makes its decision, final approval rests in the hands of the county board of supervisors-- and the members are divided.
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((BOB JOHNSON/HOLLINS DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: IF THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL, EVERY YEAR THAT THEY DELAY COSTS US A MILLION DOLLARS. SO, WE'VE ALREADY SPENT THREE OR FOUR MILLION DOLLARS. WE COULD HAVE HAD THE SCHOOL UNDER ROOF. IF WE'RE GOING TO BUILD ONE, WE NEED TO GET ON WITH IT. ))
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But fellow county supervisor Lee Eddy is worried that financing a new high school may be a tough sell to taxpayers in other parts of the county.
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((LEE EDDY/WINDSOR HILLS DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE AN INTEREST MAY NOT HAVE FULLY REPRESENTED THE INTERESTS OF OTHER CITIZENS IN THE COUNTY, WHO ULTIMATELY, WILL BE ASKED TO HELP PAY FOR ANYTHING THAT'S DONE IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: NOW THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE ON THE TABLE-- IT'S UP TO THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TO FINISH UP THEIR HOMEWORK. THEY'RE EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR DECISION BY THE NEXT BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 16TH. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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Spangler


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A Roanoke used car dealer has been indicted on federal charges of accepting food stamps as partial payment for automobiles.
According to the indictment, Joseph Spangler is accused of accepting about three-thousand dollars in food stamps for a Honda, and six-thousand dollars in food stamps for a Buick.
The purchases were made by undercover federal agents.
A small amount of cash also was paid for the vehicles.
Spangler says he's unaware of the indictments and did NOT make the sales.

Bad-Drivers


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There's been a rash of unrelated traffic accidents in our area lately.
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Accidents on highways like Route 2-20 and I-81 have claimed lives, caused injuries and created traffic tie-ups for hours.
What's the leading cause of most traffic accidents, and how to avoid them?
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Jay Childress is here with some answers.
Jay owns Roanoke Valley Driver Training School.
Welcome. What is the number one cause of traffic accidents?
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(Does age have anything to do with driving ability?)



(What are some of the other mistakes drivers make?)



(Tell us about some ways you may find yourself losing control of your car,

and what to do to avoid an accident.)
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When News 7 returns,
The I-R-S is dropping a thirty year program of random audits,
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and hundreds of thousands of people across Asia have been left in the dark...for two minutes at least.
We'll show you why.
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irs


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Some good news for taxpayers.
In a cost cutting move the Internal Revenue Service has decided to drop its program of random audits.
An I-R-S spokesperson says the government will save one- and- a- half billion dollars by eliminating the 30-year old program.

Eclipse


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Thousands of people in Asia have had a rare treat today -- a chance to see a total solar eclipse.
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It's the first one seen in that part of the world since 19-55 and the last one until the year 20-70.
In a region known for its superstitions, astrologers report business is booming.
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Teen-Workers


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About a hundred Roanoke County high school students had the morning off from classes.
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But they were still talking about work.
Several marketing education classes took part today in a workshop called "Teens in the Workforce."
The workshop, which includes members of the retail business community, gives students the opportunity to speak freely with the people who employ their peers.
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Among the local businesses participating in the workshop: Advance Auto, Air Lee Cleaners, The Candy Headquarters, and Oberlin Realty.

Dividends


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Good news for the most widely held company in our area.
Norfolk Southern announced a regular quarterly dividend today of 52-cents-a-share, payable to shareholders on December 11th.

Stocks


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Overall, stocks are doing well on Wall Street, thanks to steady overseas markets and rising bond prices.
At Noon the Dow was UP 18 points.
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Still to come,
Game three of the World Series is tonight.
And although the Braves are in the lead, they say it's not over yet.
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and most nine-year-olds dream of going to the World Series.
We'll show you one who actually gets to COVER it.
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hockey-ax


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It is every parent's nightmare.
A Boston University Hockey player broke his neck Friday night when he crashed in the boards seconds after taking the ice in his debut college game.
Travis Roy underwent several hours of surgery yesterday that was successful in relieving pressure on his spine.
But doctors say it's unlikely the 20- year old will ever regain the use of his arms or legs.
Uma Permaraju (PER- MARA- HU) has the story.
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SPARKY


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Game Three of the World Series is tonight in Cleveland.
The Indians trail the Atlanta Braves two-games-to-none.
And look for nine- year- old Sparky Mortimer to be there.
The sports enthusiast from Utah is covering baseball's premier event for the Late Show with David Letterman.
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Sparky must feel like a regular reporter.
Cleveland first baseman Eddie Murray treated him the same way he treats all reporters, Murray refused to speak with Sparky. wrap
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Have a great day. That's News 7 at NOON.