12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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Death on the rails in New Jersey as two commuter trains collide,
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and in Florida, a fired Fort Lauderdale city worker goes on a shooting rampage.
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Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.

TRAIN-ax


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Three people are dead and more than 100 injured following a train collision this morning near New York City.
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Two commuter trains collided near the Hudson River.
New Jersey Transit authorities say it happened when one train struck the front of the other.
The injured are being taken to at least two area hospitals.
But the rescue operation is being complicated by the location of the crash.
The only access to the site is over a series of dirt roads.
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florida-shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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GRAPHIC=Shooting


In Florida, police are investigating a multiple shooting.
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SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL;


Police report early this morning a disgruntled employee of the city of Fort Lauderdale shot and killed five former co-workers and then killed himself.
Another city worker was wounded and is hospitalized in critical condition.
The gunman apparently was fired from the city work force after he failed a drug test.
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BLACK-BOX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=Crash investigation


Officials probing Tuesday's jetliner crash near the Dominican Republic will focus today on recovering the aircraft's black box.
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The Boeing 7-57 with 189 people aboard apparently nose-dived into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after take off.
The U-S Navy plans to use new listening device equipment to try to pick up audio signals from the black box, and a robot to search for wreckage and bodies on the ocean floor.
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Rescuers recovered about 80 bodies from the shark-infested waters.
Meantime, there's disturbing information about the victims of the crash.
The Pentagon says many of the victims' bodies floating in the ocean were robbed of money and identification by thieves in small boats.
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Oregon


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=mel
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The severe flooding in the Pacific northwest has claimed a third life.
In Kent, Washington a man was killed this morning when his car fell into a sinkhole.
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Flooding in Oregon has killed three people, and two are reported missing.
Meanwhile state officials are worried about the Columbia River.
It's filling to the brim, and forecasters are warning of major flooding along a 75-mile stretch from Portland to the Pacific Ocean.
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Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
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TAPE# 95-111
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An oven left on for an extended period of time and a container of kerosene next to the oven fueled a fire that killed a six- month- old girl in Henry County yesterday.
That according to fire officials.
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The fire broke out in the Grassy Creek area of the county.
Fire officials say Keysha Thomas apparently died of smoke inhalation.
Her siblings, 18 month- old Deonte (Dee-On-Tay) Thomas and two- year old Latasha Thomas were flown to the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem where they are in serious condition.
The mother, Vivian Thomas, was at a neighbor's house when the fire broke out.
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((JEFF RAKES/HORSEPASTURE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.: WHEN SHE GOT BACK OVER TO THE HOUSE SHE WENT IN AND HANDED THE CHILDREN OUT THE WINDOWS IN THE HOUSE TO THE FIRE AND RESCUE MEMBERS WHO WERE ARRIVING ON THE SCENE. ))
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Vivian Thomas was treated for smoke inhalation.
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Amherst-Fire


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An Amherst County couple this morning escaped their burning home by jumping out of their bedroom window.
Firefighters were called to a house on Arrowhead Lane in Madison Heights just after four.
The husband reportedly sustained first and second degree burns...his wife suffered smoke inhalation.
They were taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
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When News 7 continues,
A man charged with abducting an elderly woman in Roanoke last fall appears in court--
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and some actions overseas are threatening to break the peace in Bosnia.
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Joints-chief


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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The Bosnia peace plan is in jeopardy of collasping following the arrest of two Serb officers suspected of war crimes.
The Bosnian Serbs say they are cutting off contact with NATO forces until the officers are released.
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Joints Chief of staff chairman John Shalikashvilli arrived in Bosnia today to attempt to resolve the crisis.
Jesse Schulman has more.
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BOSNIA


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Bosnian Serb and US officers have been meeting from Day One, for talks that are vital - to keep the wheels of peace turning... sometimes with a bit of lubrication...
Now the Bosnian Serbs have brought the wheels to a halt, announcing Thursday that all contacts with NATO peacekeepers are off...
Until Col Aleksa Krsmanovic and at least five others Serb military men are released.
They're being held by the Bosnian government, which claims they're war criminals.
Their boss, Bosnia Serb General Ratko Mladic, wants them out.
Serb officials are threatening to arrest Muslim and Croatian civilians in retaliation.
The head of the International War Crimes Tribunal has further angered the Serbs by saying the arrests are legal.
RICHARD GOLDSTONE/INTERNATIONAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL: THERE'S NOTHING IN THE DAYTON ACCORDS THAT IN ANY WAY PRECLUDES THE AUTHORITIES IN BOSNIA-HERZOGOVINA FROM INVESTIGATING CRIMES.
A delegation from the tribunal is now in Sarajevo, to see if the arrested men are among those who should face trial.
..for crimes of a war whose victims are literally coming up out of the ground.
Around the US sector there's an extra nervousness... soliders are swapping rumors, the Serbs might take one of THEM hostage to get their men released.
For US and NATO officials the trick now is to get demands for justice off their collision course with the search for peace... Because if the Serbs or anyone else turns flat-out hostile, there won't be much peace to keep. Jesse Schulman, cbs news Tuzla.))

John-Ford


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In Amherst, a guilty plea from a man accused of carjacking an 86- year- old woman from Roanoke last fall and leaving her tied up in the Amherst County woods.
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32- year- old John David Ford yesterday entered what is called an (Alferd) Alford plea to carjacking, abduction and firearms charges.
Ford admitted the Commonwealth had enough evidence to convict him, and did not want to take his chances with a jury which could have given him two life terms in prison.
Instead he'll serve 20- years.
The victim... who only wanted to be identified by her last name, Mrs. McDonald, was reportedly satisfied with the terms of the agreement.
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Brzonkala


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-113
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A former Virginia Tech student who claims two Tech football players raped her on campus has sold her story to a Tabloid.
Meantime, Virginia's Attorney General is taking the rape allegations very seriously and has called in the State Police to investigate.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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(( Civil attorney Eileen Wagner says she merely requested the Attorney General's public statements on campus sexual assault.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: HER LETTER...INVESTIGATION.))
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE HAS AN EXCELLENT TRACK RECORD... AT THE CUTTING EDGE.))
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But Wagner says the probe will actually complicate her civil cases against Tech for violating women's rights, and against the two accused players for the alleged rape itself.
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Virginia Tech says it welcomes the State probe -- pointing out it's NOT about the university -- it's about this man-- Tony Morrison and his alleged accomplice James Crawford.
We'd love to let you hear what Christy Brzonkala herself thinks of this probe, but she's sold her story to a tabloid show and by contract can't talk to us before that story airs next week. Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Stay with us.
Coming up on News 7, we'll introduce you to the next candidate in the running for conductor of the Roanoke Symphony,
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and we'll tell you about these graduates' who are starting over.
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Cardiac


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WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Health care


Surviving a heart attack is a traumatic experience, but it can mean the beginning of new life.
Connie Stevens reports from Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, where the CARE program is teaching cardiac patients how to really live.
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(( The Cardiac Rehabilitation program is 12 weeks of education and exercise ....designed to get patients on track with their new heart healthy lives.
What they learn in the confines of this gym, will hopefully be a life-long lesson.
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((RUSSELL LUTZ/CARDIAC PATIENT: I CAN TELL IF I LAY OFF FOR A WEEK AT HOME AND DON'T DO ANYTHING AND THEN GO BACK OUT, IT ABOUT DOES YOU IN. BUT IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW YOU FEEL. IT REALLY DOES ))
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((STEVE STEVENSON/CARDIAC PATIENT: I TOOK ONE ROOM IN MY HOUSE AND MADE IT AND MADE A WORK-OUT ROOM, THE WIFE WORKS WITH ME, AND MADE A FAMILY THING OUT OF IT.))
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Patients are supervised by registered nurses-- their hearts are monitored, and the room is wired straight to the hospital's I.C.U-- lending an element of security to those who've already been through enough.
And the CARE program may mend the heart in more ways than one.
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((LORETTA MOYER-CLARK/CARDIAC REHAB SPECIALIST: IT'S NOT UNCOMMON AT ALL FOR CARDIAC PATIENTS TO GO THROUGH A LOT OF EMOTIONAL CHANGES, AFTER HEART ATTACKS, AFTER BYPASS SURGERY. AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE ZERO IN ON THEM. ))
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There are those who've had to be picked up in wheelchairs for their first exercise sessions.
Three months later, and they are running, not sitting.
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Still, there's no guarantee for patients they'll never suffer another heart attack.
The odds however, may be a good deal slimmer, with a little CARE.
Connie Stevens, News 7. Martinsville.))

Conductor


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-7
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The fourth of five conductor finalists for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra begins rehearsal this weekend for Monday's concert.
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Ming-Feng Hsin (shin) is currently Conductor of the South Shore Symphony on Long Island, New York.
He also holds the first violin position at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Hsin (shin) says his goal in Roanoke would be to raise the Orchestra to new heights.
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((MING-FENG HSIN/CONDUCTOR CANDIDATE: AND ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT AGENDA WOULD BE EDUCATION. I BELIEVE THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO REACH THE YOUNG SOMEHOW. THE YOUTH... THEY ARE SO IMPRESSIONABLE. BY NATURE THEY LOVE MUSIC AND BY NATURE WILL APPRECIATE IT THE FIRST TIME THEY HEAR IT. WE HAVE TO EXPOSE THEM TO IT AND LEAD THEM TO IT SO THEY CAN DISCOVER THERE'S SUCH A RICH NEW WORLD OF MUSIC THEY CAN ENJOY FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. ))
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Hsin will conduct the Monday Night Classics concert at the Roanoke Civic Center at 8-o'clock.
The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra will announce it's new music director in April.
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Telecommunications


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Telecommunications Law


It's not just any old bill in Washington.
Backers of the new telecommunications law say it will lower telephone, cable TV and computer service rates, AND create millions of new jobs.
But Len Besthoff reports it's not without its share of controversy.
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(( President Clinton has signed the most sweeping reform of the telecommunications industry in 62 years.
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Among other things, it allows phone and cable companies to combine services, ends federal controls on many cable T-V rates, and has provisions against T-V Violence and the transmission of Adult Material on Computer Networks.
Internet providers say the law erases regulations that kept them from serving people in rural areas.
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(( But as limitless as the possibilities may be with these reforms, they may not go into effect right away.
Because, as promised, a number of civil liberties groups are challenging the law's anti-smut provisions.))
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The provisions are intended to keep indecent online material from minors.
But the American Civil Liberties Union says the term "indecent" casts too wide a net.
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((STEVEN SHAPIRO/ACLU LEGAL DIRECTOR: IF A LAW GOES INTO AFFECT IT IS GOING TO PROHIBIT MINORS FROM RECEIVING A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMATION WE ARE CONSTITUTIONALLY ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AND THEN IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES IT MIGHT BE LIFESAVING FOR THEM TO RECEIVE.))
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The ACLU says minors need access to information on AIDS prevention and sexual abuse, for example.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))


Stocks


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Stocks are pushing toward another record high today.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was up 26 points.
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Stick around,
Still to come, the Cleveland Browns are one step closer to leaving home turf,
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and we'll tell you if The Wahoos were able to pull off a double-overtime win against N-C State.
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Browns-Move


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WRITER=nle
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N-F-L owners will vote today on the Cleveland Browns' move to Baltimore.
The league and city of Cleveland worked out a deal yesterday allowing the move, but keeping the nickname and team colors in Cleveland for another franchise.
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Cleveland's mayor says the NFL would not have responded to the city if had not been for its vocal fans.
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UVa


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vb96-1
GRAPHIC=UVA HOOPS


Well fasten your seatbelts, and put your chairs in their upright position, as we head to Raleigh where, after TWO overtimes, the Virginia Cavaliers finally beat N-C State 84 to 82.
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The Cavaliers trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half.
They battled back, and at the end of regulation the score was tied at 64-all.
In O-T number one, Harold Deane is called for the charge.
The two teams closed the first overtime with another tie.
But in the second, Deane made amends for the charge by hitting the game
winner on this 10 foot basket, and SUPER=33-UVa/=84/NC State/=82/Double OT;


UVa wins it 84-to-82 in Double OT.
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Racing


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Martinsville Speedway


A couple of former Winston Cup competitorsare taking their driving and engine building skills to the SuperTruck circuit.
Roy Stanley was in Henry County checking in on them.
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((Joey Arrington has been building engines for most of his life. But when his father Buddy retired from Winston Cup in the late 80's his development work with Chrysler increased and now the business keeps Joey in the garage seven days a week.)) ((JOEY ARRINGTON/ENGINE BUILDER: )) ((Arrington has built motors for just about any cars that run on the NASCAR circuit and some Late Model stock cars that run on the local tracks.
He's been a part of the Chrysler motor development program from the start. And his new venture is providing motors for Dodge in the Super Truck series.
One of those motors will be in the Dodge truck owned by Greer Lackey and driven by Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley.
Hensley will run the full schedule in the Super Truck Division and he's familiar with Arrington's work and anytime Hensley has a question all he has to do is go across town.)) ((JIMMY HENSLEY/SUPERTRUCK DRIVER: )) ((JOEY ARRINGTON: )) ((ROY STANLEY: ))

Wrap


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Coming up today on Health Check,
More from Heart-Score '96-- with the latest on strokes, the leading cause of disability in the U.S.
Today, the focus is on rehabilitation following a stroke.
We'll have the story, on News 7 at FIVE then stick around for NEWS-7 at SIX.
That's it for News 7 at NOON. Buh-Bye. Hope you have a great weekend.