12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A Martinsville woman says she killed her boyfriend to save her own life, but prosecutors are charging her with murder,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and a federal judge decides the site of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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TALENT=Patrick
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The possibility of some light, but frozen, precipitation is in the forecast along with chilly temperatures, so stay tuned for the latest coming up in weather.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, news 7 at Noon is next.

Mitchell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPEedit of #95-112 with new bite from field tape
GRAPHIC=Murder


A Martinsville woman is claiming self defense in the murder of her boyfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Night;


Mary Mitchell is charged with fatally stabbing 32- year- old James Weldon Lee Junior at the Patrick Henry Apartments on Booker Road.
Police say Mitchell was wielding two knives during the incident-- Lee had one knife.
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SOT Henry sheriff/m'ville murder tape 8:20:47
IN Q=She was at

((TONY TURNER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: SHE WAS AT THE SCENE WHEN I ARRIVED. SHE DID STAB JAMES LEE ONCE IN THE CHEST. SHE HAS ADMITTED TO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Tony Turner/Martinsville Police Dept.;
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Police believe alcohol may have been involved.
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Bolling


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-7
GRAPHIC=Bolling, Joe


A Bedford County jury is recommending thirty years for a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the final day of the Joe Bolling trial.
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IN Q=Just seconds after
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday; :06
SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor; :26
SUPER=01-Debra Wright/Victim's Sister; :49 (Quick!)
SUPER=@ssm2; :56
SUPER=01-Phil Baker/Defense Attorney; 1:04
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(( Just seconds after he shot 27- year- old Torina Lynn Wright last June, Joe Bolling already was telling everyone he spoke to the shooting had been an accident.
Bolling's three day trial centered on how his .44 Magnum revolver could have fired without his having cocked the hammer or pulled the trigger.
Prosecutor Randy Krantz said the shooting was no accident... that the two had been arguing when Bolling pulled out his gun to make one final point.
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SOT 16:09:08
IN Q=This case is

((RANDY KRANTZ/THIS CASE IS MURDER.. THIS CASE ISN'T MANSLAUGHTER, IT'S MURDER. AND THE REASON THAT THIS IS MURDER IS THIS MAN WAS ABOUT AS MALICIOUS AS YOU CAN GET WHEN HE DECIDED TO INTRODUCE A GUN INTO IT.))
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OUT Q=gun into it.


After four hours of debate, the jury agreed, convicting Bolling of second degree murder, and recommending a total of thirty years in prison and a 30- thousand dollar fine.
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IN Q=It's been hard

((DEBRA WRIGHT/VICTIM'S SISTER: IT'S BEEN HARD, REAL TOUGH. REPORTER: DOES THIS BRING ANY SENSE OF CLOSURE FOR YOU THEN? WRIGHT: WE'RE GLAD IT'S OVER WITH.))
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OUT Q=over with.


For Bolling, it's just beginning.
With his bond revoked, he was escorted from the courtroom en route to jail... official sentencing will come in six to eight weeks.
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SOT 13:48:01
IN Q=All the circumstances

((PHIL BAKER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE THINK, POINTED TO A VERDICT OF SOMETHING OTHER THAN SECOND DEGREE MURDER, BUT THE JURY HAS SPOKEN AND WE AGAIN, DEFER TO THEIR FINDINGS.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

Pitts-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Investigators are slowly piecing together the events surrounding a shooting last night in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night;


The incident happened on state road 969 in Callands shortly after ten o'clock.
Authorities say Keith Harris was shot once in the lower abdomen.
He's hospitalized, in stable condition.
Investigators believe Harris was involved in a fight when he was shot.
Carl McKinley was beaten in the head during the incident.
He was released from a Danville hospital.
Investigators do not have a motive, and they say neither man is talking.
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Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Fire


Two members of a Bedford County family were sent to the hospital this morning after narrowly escaping their burning home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Forest;


At about three o'clock firefighters were called to this house off Route 8-11 in Forest.
The glow of the flames could be seen more than a mile away, but crews had a difficult time finding the home.
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SOT 21:00:12
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((ASST. CHIEF BUD RUSSELL/FOREST V.F.D.: BASEMENT WAS FULLY INVOLVED.. KNOCKED THE FIRE DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Asst. Chief Bud Russell/Forest V.F.D.; :00
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OUT Q=knocked the fire down.
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VO-NAT


A father and son were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
Two other family members escaped unharmed.
Authorities don't know what caused the fire.
This was the second fire in Bedford County in less than 24 hours.
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Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;


Fire burned a house on Route 750 near Smith Mountain Lake to the ground yesterday afternoon.
Authorities say the blaze MAY have started around a flue.
The house was occupied, but the family was not home at the time.
No one was hurt.
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SMOKE-DETECTORS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tho
TAPE#=96-15
GRAPHIC=Fire Safety


In the wake of numerous fires in the Roanoke Valley--local Rotary Clubs are doing their share in the fight against fire.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The clubs are donating four-thousand dollars worth of smoke detectors to fire departments in Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Salem, Vinton.
SUPER=@file;


The Rotarians were motivated by January twentieth's Stewart Avenue fatal fire.
Distribution will be based on demographics in the Roanoke Valley--and fire department officials say this donation couldn't have come at a better time.
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SOT 10:21:52-10:22:06
IN Q=We're glad to get

((CHIEF JAMES GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.; WE'RE GLAD TO GET THEM AT THIS TIME BECAUSE WE HAD HANDED ALL OURS OUT, LOOKING FOR A NEW SUPPLY. ONE OF THE SIDEBAR EFFECTS IS THAT AS WE GO AROUND LOOKING, A LOT OF THE STORES ARE ALSO OUT OF SMOKE DETECTORS AND THAT'S GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Chief James Grigsby/Roanoke Fire Dept.;
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OUT Q=and that's good.
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With donations from other Rotary Clubs -- fire departments hope to have over eight-hundred smoke detectors to hand out.


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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come on News 7,
Defense attorneys for the Oklahoma bombing suspects want the case moved out of the state,
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and yesterday's plane crash in Nashville was not the first for the pilot.
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CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash/Military


The Navy is reporting that the pilot killed in yesterday's crash of an F-14 in Nashville was involved in another mishap last April.
His squadron has been grounded while the Navy continues to investigate.
Yesterday's fiery crash killed the pilot, co-pilot and three people on the ground.
Dave Fehling has more.
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IN Q=The explosion shook
SUPER=03-Nashville, TN; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Sulfridge/Witness; :21 (QUICK!!!!)
SUPER=01-Vice Admiral Brent Bennitt/U.S. Navy; :33
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:19
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OUT Q=CBS News, Nashville.

((
The explosion shook the foundations of this neat subdivision just two and a half miles from Nashville international airport.
The impact of the F-14 left little but the foundations of two homes... two others were destroyed by the subsequent fire.
Pieces of the fighter jet littered the area...scott sulfridge found this... in his yard. SCOTT SULFRIDGE, WITNESS: "IT WAS 100X LOUDER THAN THUNDER."
An elderly couple and another person at the house hit directly by the jet are among the dead. the pilot and co-pilot of the f-14 tomcat were killed instantly.
VICE ADMIRAL BRENT BENNITT, U.S. NAVY: THE RECORD OF THE F14 IS NO WORSE OR BETTER THAN OTHER AIRCRAFT."
The pilot was attached to the vf-213...a squadron based at miramar naval air station near san diego. that squadron has been involved in four mishaps in the last two years.
CERTAINLY THAT'S AN UNUSUAL NUMBER OF MISHAPS...GIVES US CONCERN...WE'RE ANXIOUS TO GET TO THE INVESTIGATION.
The crew was on a routine training mission...the pilot of the jet was grounded last april after being involved in another incident. he was evaluated and given the thumbs up to fly again.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Nashville.))

OK-HEARING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=NOON
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A federal judge is hearing arguments today on whether to move the Oklahoma City bombing trial out of state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK/Last Night;


Last night bombing suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were taken from federal prison in El Reno to Oklahoma City in preparation for the hearing.
Their lawyers say a fair trial isn't possible in Oklahoma.
But prosecutors say going out of state would prevent some victim's relatives form attending.
San Francisco and Charleston, West Virginia, have been mentioned as possible trial sites.
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kevorkian


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


The latest person to commit suicide in the presence of Dr. Jack Kevorkian reportedly wasn't even close to death.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/Yesterday;


A Michigan medical examiner says while Linda Henslee did suffer from Muliple Sclerosis she had none of the complications that usually kill M-S victims.
He's ruled her death yesterday a homicide caused by carbon monoxide poisioning.
Henslee is the 27th person to die in the presence of Kevorkian.
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STRAW-POLL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=republicans


A straw poll in Alaska and new surveys in New Hampshire indicate Magazine publisher Steve Forbes is solidifying his challenge to Bob Dole for the G-O-P presidential nomination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Anchorage, AK;


In Alaska, Forbes' 31 percent of the votes was slightly behind Pat Buchanan's 33 percent, but Dole was a distant third with 17 percent.
And a poll in New Hampshire gives Forbes 29 percent of the votes to Dole's 24 percent.
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Iowa Falls, IA;


Dole says his campaign message will stay the same despite what the polls say.
And with Forbes making strides, the businessman says it will take an outsider to bring changes in Washington.
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((STEVE FORBES/R-CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT: I THINK YOU'RE GONNA SEE A VARIATION IN POLL RESULTS, BUT I THINK THE MOMENTUN IS WITH US. THE RACE IS NBOW THE POLITICS OF THE PAST VERSUS A VIBRANT VISION OF THE FUTURE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE KNOW THAT IF POLITICIANS HAD THE ANSWERS THEY WOULD'VE IMPLEMENTED THEM BY NOW. IT WILL TAKE AN OUTSIDER TO MAKE THE CHANGES IN WASHINGTON TO GET AMERICA MOVING AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Candidate for President;
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OUT Q=MOVING AGAIN
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Forbes was considered a long shot months ago, but his flat tax plan and a massive advertising campaign has bolstered his recognition factor.
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M'Ville-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Campaign'96


Former Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, Elizabeth Haskell, says she is running for city council in Martinsville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-1991;


Haskell made her announcement early this morning at a press conference.
She is currently on the Board of Directors at the Martinsville Bulletin Newspaper.
City officials say Haskell is running for an open seat and no one has challenged her yet.
Haskell served on Governor Doug Wilder's cabinet from 19-91 to '95.
Elections take place this May.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7 returns, an airline gets set to take to the skies again,
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and a Franklin County man is NOT rewarded punitive damages for betting on the stars.
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Compensation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=session 96


A House of Delegates committee has voted that employees who suffer from hearing loss or carpal tunnel syndrome SHOULD be able to claim workers compensation benefits.
The bill says the two conditions can be considered occupational diseases.
Governor Allen vetoed a similar bill last year.


Stella


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=KHu
TAPEedit of #95-11 (second bite from the six pm show)
GRAPHIC=Miller


Punitive damages are not in the cards for a Franklin County man who paid fortune teller Lola Miller 65-thousand dollars to help him pick lottery numbers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1994;


Better known as "Miss Stella," the palm reader is now long gone.
She packed up her crystal ball and spent the last year in a federal prison.
Warren Smith of Glade Hill
SUPER=04-Yesterday;

testified that Miller assured him money would not be a problem, predicting that he would win three million dollars.
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((WARREN SMITH: SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE ME SOME NUMBERS FOR THE LOTTERY. SHE WAS GOING TO GO TO CHURCH AND GOD WOULD GIVE HER THESE NUMBERS.))
SUPER=07-Warren Eugene Smith;
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OUT Q=these numbers.
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The Judge concluded Smith had been defrauded, but refused to award punitive damages, saying that would be like providing an award for being gullible.
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((JUDGE PAT DOHERTY: NO ONE ON THE PLANET IS GOVERNED BY MAGIC OR SOOTHSAYERS OR PALM READERS OR FORTUNE TELLERS. PEOPLE DON'T CAST SPELLS UPON EACH OTHER. STARS DON'T PROVIDE ANSWERS TO ROUTINE PROBLEMS OF OUR DAILY LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Judge Pat Doherty/Roanoke Circuit Court;
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OUT Q=daily life.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Judge DID order Miller to return the money Smith paid her.
It's likely though to be a hollow victory since the decision is virtually un-enforceable.

PAn-AM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=business news


Pan Am is taking to the skies again.
The backers of the new Pan Am airline have announced the carrier will start flying within six months.
Pan Am stopped flying in 19-91.
Initial routes will connect New York to Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the airline will use a strategy of low costs and alliances with small, foreign airlines.

G-M


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Business News


What's good for G-M is good for its workers today.
The company posted record profits in the fourth quarter of 19-95 -- one-point-nine billion dollars.
And under profit-sharing plans, more than 350-thousand G-M workers in the U-S will get about 800 dollars each.

First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union has closed its Roanoke Valley sales and finance office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wilkesboro, NC/File Tape;


The bank has combined the one it had here with one in North Carolina.
The office mainly handled auto loans.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


First Union expects to transfer all the affected employees into other departments.
The bank also says in the next few months it will CREATE 50 new jobs here.
It plans to base its employee loan department and its student loan department out of the Roanoke Valley.
And a recent merger should create some more consumer loan jobs.
The bank currently has 22-hundred employees in our area.

Stocks


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


The stock market rose after some weak economic news raised expectations for a cut in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve.
The Fed's policy-making panel begins a two-day meeting this afternoon in Washington, to review current economic conditions.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was up thirty-nine points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Stick around -
When News 7 continues we'll tell you why Laker fans believe in Magic,
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and the first day of college is scary for most students - how do you think it feels for a 10-year-old?
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Magic


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=MAGIC JOHNSON


Magic will be in the air tonight in Los Angeles.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA; :00

the former league M-V-P who is now 36, officially announced his N-B-A comeback yesterday.
He quit the game in 19-91 after he was diagnosed with H-I-V.
He says he's coming back for the sake of his family.
Magic will play his first game tonight.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tb96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies dropped to 13th in the new Associated Press top 25,
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but that didn't stop them from dropping St. Josephs's last night to improve to 7-and-1 in the Atlantic 10.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hawks vs. Hokies; :00


Travis Jackson scored 10 points in the first half and finished with twelve overall.
Keefe Mattews, hammered in the David Jackson miss with both hands.
Saint Joe's Reggie Townsend threw his weight around and shot the Hawks to an early lead on a short jumper.
But Tech takes a 3 point lead at the half.
Shawn Smith knocked down a free throw line jumper off the Ace Custis assist.
Terrell Myers came off the bench and scored 23, to get the Hawks within 4 with less than 3 minutes to go.
Shawn Good would ice it for Tech SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=85/St.
Joseph's/=76;

with a jumper, as Tech gets good balanced scoring and wins it 85-to-76.
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IN Q="Every team...

((SHAWN SMITH/13 POINTS & 5 REBOUNDS:)) ((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((PHIL MARTELLI/ST. JOSEPH'S HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/13 Points & 5 Rebounds; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :09
SUPER=01-Phil Martelli/St. Joseph's Head Coach; :18
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=...is NUTS!!!!
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Roanoke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=ODAC


As for Roanoke College, the Maroons tried to hang on to their number three place in the ODAC conference last night as they played host to the Lynchburg Hornets.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00


The Maroon's entered the game at 7 and 4 in the conference, while Lynchburg came in at 5 and 5.
The Hornets took advantage Roanoke's slow start.
Former E.C. Glass star Otis Tucker passes to Bryan Lightner - he scores two of his 12 on the night.
Former Franklin County standout Derek Bryant proves why he is a three point specialist.
Roanoke led 38-30 at the half SUPER=33-Roanoke/=83/Lynchburg/=63;


Nathan Hungate notches one of his 8 assists to Tim Braun, who had a game high 17 points.
Former Patrick henry star Turk Smith kept fighting for Lynchburg, but the Hornets come up 20 points short; 83-63.
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WHIZ-KID


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#=net
GRAPHIC=none


He's supposed to be in the 5th grade.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carson, CA;


But ten- year- old Steve Lou is spending his second day in college.
The whiz kid started classes yesterday at Cal State University as a college freshman.
He's parents say they knew Steve was special when he scored 194 on an eye cue test at the age of five.
His career choices include doctor, scientist or inventor.
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Wrap


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


On Health Check-- the business of health care--
We'll have the latest word about the cost of care for patients.
And more evidence that where you live is a major factor in how much you pay.
All that and more is coming up today on News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON. Thanks for watching, and have a great afternoon.