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NOON-HEADLINES

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Kroger workers and the union appear to have reached an accord.
Prime Minister Rabin's confessed assassin returns to the crime scene.
And the nation's top law enforcement officer announces she has Parkinson's disease.
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Sunny and chilly is the forecast for now, with clouds creeping in a bit later on. I'll have the latest details from the News 7 Weather Center coming up shortly.
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Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.

Kroger


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Kroger Supermarkets has averted a strike by its local truckers and warehouse employees, at least for the time being.
If the workers had gone on strike, it could have made it tough for the store to keep its shelves stocked.
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Len Besthoff has an update for us on the situation.
Len, the union representing these workers had been threatening to strike for some time, why does it look like now there WON'T be a walkout?
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Melanie, the two sides met for more than seven hours yesterday in some last minute negotiations.
The result -- Kroger and Teamsters Local 171 have a new contract on the table.
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Kroger says the new proposal contains significant improvements and enhancements compared to the contract that was rejected November fourth.
What happens now is that the 300 union members will vote on the new deal next weekend.
The Teamsters had threatened to go on strike THIS week after they rejected the last contract offer.
The big issues that were keeping the two sides apart were working conditions and wages.
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And Melanie, while Kroger confirmed all this, the Teamsters union had no comment.

(Mel/Q & A: So Len, the contract still has to be approved. How big an impact

would it have if the Teamsters DO decide to strike?)

Intersection


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Relatives of the two children killed in a Danville traffic accident had their day in court this morning.
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Robert and Ira Jones, the children's grandfather and uncle, were convicted of improper stopping on the highway.
They were each fined 50 dollars, for their part in the protest at the intersection where 12-year-old Jami and 10-year-old James Earles were killed.
The children's stepfather, Raymond Mustain, was found NOT guilty of improper stopping.
All three men were arrested after blocking the intersection to push for safety improvements.
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Metzger


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The man in charge of the state's parole system may face criminal charges himself for alleged misconduct.
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The Governor appointed former Roanoke U-S Marshal John Metzger to head his tough new parole board in February of 1994.
Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore tells NEWS-7 that he'll release some details of an internal audit into the conduct of the entire board today.
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The most serious of those allegations involves the possible back-dating of warrants to arrest parolees for parole violations AFTER their parole periods had expired.
But a source within the Administration says other allegations specifically about Metzger include sexual and racial harassment directed at other parole board members.
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Metzger could NOT be reached for comment.
Secretary Kilgore says he will make recommendations to the Governor today about the audit.
Even after parole was abolished in January, the parole board still handles those who committed crimes in prior years.

Husband


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A news conference today may shed more light on the mystery of the missing husband of Utah Congresswoman Enid Waldholtz.
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Joseph Waldholtz vanished over the weekend without clearing up what he did with more than one million dollars of family money.
He was supposed to have invested it.
A grand jury is investigating whether he used it in his wife's election campaign.
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Yesterday the Justice Department issued an arrest warrant for Joe Waldholtz and his wife filed for divorce.

RENO


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Attorney General Janet Reno says she is suffering from Parkinson's disease.
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So far her only sympton is a trembling left hand but Reno says she is taking medicine to control the disease.
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((NEITHER THE DISEASE NOR THE MEDICATIONS SHOULD IMPAIR MY ABILITY TO DO THE JOB AND I INTEND TO KEEP DOING IT. I'VE TALKED TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEY HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE. ))
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An estimated 500- thousand to one- million Americans have Parkinson's disease.
It's a progressive nerve disorder that robs people of control over their movements.

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Still to come --
Another day, another delay for thousands of government workers,
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and the man who admits he killed Yitzhak Rabin returns to the scene of the crime.
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Budget


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The Senate has begun debate on a new emergency spending bill to get the government going again.
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The plan would require President Clinton to agree to balance the budget in seven years.
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The House already approved the measure in an early morning vote.
President Clinton promises a veto.
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The President says the Republican budget still calls for too many cuts in education and social programs.
In light of the continuing budget crisis, the White House announced yesterday that Vice President Al Gore will take the President's place at an economic conference this weekend in Japan.
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Dale


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In other news from Washington -- a jury has acquitted the former White House travel office director of embezzlement.
Billy Dale had been accused of taking White House funds for his own use.
He insisted he used the money only for emergency press travel expenses.

Assassin


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Step-by-step this morning Yitzhak Rabin's confessed killer showed police how he assassinated the Prime Minister.
Bob Simon has more from Tel Aviv.
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((It was three in the morning and there were more policemen around the little parking lot than there had been the night of that rally 10 days ago.
Igal Amir, the 25 year old law student, was brought in with a bullet proof vest andlinked by a chain around his stomach to one of the cops. He cast a cursory glance at the candle-lit shrine marking the spot where the prime minister fell.
This was a re-enactment. Israeli police do this in serious crime cases to build their case against the suspect. But Igal Amir is not just a suspect. He is the confessed killer of Yitzak Rabin.
He pointed to the public phones around which he loitered for hours, waiting for his prey. He had told police he was a driver for one of the VIPs at the rally and the police had believed him.
This morning he smiled faintly as a few dozen people who'd gathered behind police barricades shouted: murderer, maniac, take off your skullcap you dog.
People also shouted at the police: Why wasn't security as tight as this then?
Police gave him a toy gun in place of the beretta he'd used. One cop played the prime minister. Others played Rabin's guards. But Amir waved most of them away to show that at the crucial moment, the prime minister had only one guard anywhere near him.
Amir walked quickly but calmly from around the left side of the car. He walked through a gaping hole left by the guard who must have been looking the other way. He pulled the gun and fired two shots from a distance of less than two feet. The prime minister slumped towards the car and died ninety minutes later. Bob Simon, CBS News, Tel Aviv.))

shooting


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Tennessee authorities are still in the dark about why a teenager went on a shooting rampage yesterday at his high school, but they suspect it had something to do with his grades.
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Authorities say 17- year old Jamie Rouse shot and killed one teacher, wounded another and killed a student who apparently got in the way.
One investigator says Rouse confessed he went to school with the intention of killing teachers.
The high school will reopen tomorrow with counselors on hand to help students and teachers deal with the trauma.
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APCO-Worker


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An employee of Appalachian Power says he was fired because he suffered from depression.
John Reardon claims in a lawsuit that a company official visited him in a psychiatric center and asked him to quit.
His lawsuit was filed this week in Roanoke Circuit Court.
Reardon, a power line repairman for the company since 1981, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for ten days in July for depression and other problems.

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Up next,
We'll crash a party in outer space,
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and some wines get better with age, but not this one.
Local stores pop the cork on a not-so-vintage vintage, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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SHUTTLE


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In space today, you would have thought it was Christmas.
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The crews of the shuttle Atlantis and Mir space station exchanged gifts early this morning, in a ceremony symbolizing cooperation between the U-S and Russia in the building of a future international space station.
Both crews are now busy at work.
Cosmonauts and astronauts are ferrying more than one-thousand pounds of supplies between the spacecraft, including food and water.
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New-Wine


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Wine connoisseurs get their first taste of the 19-95 French vintage today.
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Beaujolais Nouveau (BOW-JU-LAY NEW-VO) hit the shelves this morning.
It goes on sale the third Thursday in November every year.
This is a fresh, red wine that some say should be used right away.
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The process from the vine to the bottle takes only about ten days. It's a relatively inexpensive wine, costing less than ten dollars a bottle.
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Smart-Road


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Some Montgomery County residents say the Smart Road is not a very smart idea.
They continued their debate at a public hearing last night, as the County Board of Supervisors considered providing land for the highway.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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(( ((DAN FLEMING/SMART ROAD OPPONENT: THIS IS CLASSIC CORPORATE WELFARE. CLASSIC CORPORATE WELFARE. SO FOR A FEW DOLLARS FOR TECH, WE'RE SUPPOSED TO SELL OUT FOR CORPORATE WELFARE. ))
Many New River Valley residents feel their own welfare is getting run over to make room for the Smart Road.
Several local environmental groups have filed suit against the Virginia Department of Transportation-- saying it hasn't allowed enough public input on the project. ((MIKE SCANLON/NEW RIVER VALLEY GREENS: THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT THROUGH THE PUBLIC PROCESS. THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT OUT A SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT, AND PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE CHANCE TO SPEAK, LIKE TONIGHT. HOWEVER, THEY DIDN'T. THEY'VE TRIED TO CIRCUMVENT THE PUBLIC PROCESS-- AND THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASON'S WE'RE TAKING THEM TO COURT. ))
Other opponents of the Blacksburg to Roanoke link say it's a waste of money.
But supporters say its boost for economic development will make it financially smart. ((KEITH FURR/SMART ROAD SUPPORTER: WE HAVE A LOT OF AMENITIES HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY-- PAID FOR BY TAXES. UNLESS WE HAVE JOBS, UNLESS WE HAVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY FOR THESE GOOD LIBRARIES-- WE WON'T BE ABLE TO PAY FOR A LOT OF THINGS. ))
The Smart Road hasn't gotten the green light yet.
The county board of supervisors is expected to vote on the issue at its next meeting November 20th.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Christiansburg.))

Suit-React


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Meanwhile, State Transportation Secretary Robert Martinez (mar-TEE-nez) says he believes the lawsuit challenging the Smart Road has no merit, and he predicts the challenge will be dismissed.
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In Roanoke this morning, for a meeting of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Martinez said the state has made an exhaustive review of environmental issues, and modified the road's design accordingly.
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Despite the latest obstacles, Martinez says he remains optimistic that the Smart Road will be built.

Stocks


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Blue-chip stocks are continuing their push into record territory.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 31 points.
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Up next --
Houston in Nashville? The Oilers slide into Tennessee,
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and count not one, but TWO football rivalries at this weekend's Tech - U-V-A game.
Steve Mason says the match will pit former teammates against each other.
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Glass


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Some stunning news for E-C Glass -- the second-ranked team in the final Associated Press Group Triple A state prep football poll.
The Hilltoppers forfeited two victories yesterday after discovering they used an academically ineligible player in the games.
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E-C Glass also relinquished their Western District championship to Heritage and Albemarle after the losses dropped their record from 10-and-Oh to 8-and-2.
The news got Heritage into the state playoffs and knocked North Stafford out.
E-C Glass still had enough Virginia High School League ratings points to qualify fourth.
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Houston


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The Houston Oilers are headed to Tennessee.
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Oilers owner Bud Adams signed a document today in Nashville promising to move his team to the Tennessee city in 19-98.
Houston's mayor says he won't spend taxpayer money to keep the Oilers in the Astrodome.
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Rivalry


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Virginia Tech and U-V-a will play for state bragging rights in this weekend's long time rivalry match up.
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And for the first time, Tech's Brian Jennings and U-V-a's Anthony Poindexter will be adversaries.
Lining up on opposite sides of the ball will be tough, after the two players teamed up to win a state championship at Jefferson Forest.
Steve Mason has the story.
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((Together, they helped bring a the title to Jefferson Forest, a triumph that built a bond you can still feel three years later when one talks about the other. ((ANTHONY:))
They not only hooked up countless times on their home field in Forest, but off it as well. ((BRYAN JENNINGS:))
They won't be late this Saturday. At high noon Hokies tight end Brian Jennings and UVa linebacker Anthony Poindexter will each try and beat the other to help their respective teams win. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Unfortunately, their college careers began on the same paths; each finding their way to the bench due to injuries; Poindexter had a bad knee, Jennings the same, only his knees were fraught with tendinitis. But both have exploded onto the football scene this season. Jennings has 16 catches for 237 yards while Poindexter is third in tackles for UVa. And while they will both feel awkward facing each other; they should take comfort in knowing their new rivalry is helping to set a trend in Virginia. ((FRANK BEAMER:))
Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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It's the Great American Smoke-Out today.
Coming up on Health Check, we'll visit a SMOKE-SCREAM.
At two o'clock this afternoon many school children in our area will be screaming out against smoking. That's it for News 7 at Noon. Thanks for joining us. That, plus all the days news, sports and weather-- On News 7 at FIVE.