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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The campaign for the presidency kicks off in Iowa,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and there's a claim of police brutality in Roanoke.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#=96-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Steven Leftwich appeared in court this morning, charged with attacking two Roanoke City police officers and a state trooper this weekend.
The incident landed him in the hospital and later in jail.
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Ron Jones was in court this morning and is now in the newsroom with an update.
LIVE=Ron/Full
SUPER=@Ron1;


Melanie, Leftwich appeared in court with an army of citizen support behind him.
He claims police beat him for no reason.
However, police officials say that's not true.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=04-Today; :06
SUPER=01-Steven Leftwich/Defendant; :34
SUPER=01-William Hyden/Driver; :41
RUNS=:53
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(( The incident happened Sunday morning on Campbell Avenue around 3:30.
The driver 25-year-old William Hyden says the police pulled him over for a broken taillight and asked him if he'd been drinking.
He says during the stop police pulled Leftwich out of the passenger seat and questioned him.
He says that's when the beating began.
However, police say Leftwich resisted arrest and fought with the officers and bit one of them as they attempted to take him into custody.
We tried to speak with one of the officers but he refused. ((STEVEN LEFTWICH/DEFENDANT: WE'RE NOT TRYING TO CAUSE A LOT OF TROUBLE, WE JUST WANT JUSTICE SERVED. WE DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ANYBODY ELSE. WE JUST WANT THIS CUT OUT BECAUSE IT WAS WRONG... IT WAS JUST WRONG.)) ((WILLIAM HYDEN/DRIVER: MY COUSIN WAS TREATED LIKE AN ANIMAL, BEAT DOWN LIKE ANIMAL WHEN HE DID NOTHING TO DESERVE IT. AND THEY HAD ME AT GUN POINT AND BASICALLY LET ME WATCH HIM GET BEAT.)) ))
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Roanoke police issued a news release this weekend about the incident. We attempted to get an on-camera comment today but were refused.
One question that remains unanswered by police--why was the car intially stopped?
The Mayor is now asking for an internal investigation and a state investigation.
Meanwhile Leftwich's trial on assault and resisting arrest charges is set for next month.
(Q&A/mel: Ron, what is the community's reaction to this?)



IOWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Campaign '96


In Iowa today, the final stretch of the hot Republican presidential race.
With polls showing Bob Dole in the lead, the battle for second is heating up.
Sandra Hughes has more.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :13
SUPER=01-Dennis Goldford/Drake University; :34
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate; :57
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:23
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:40
SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; 1:53
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PILE-UP


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


A 300-car pileup this morning in northern Italy has killed eleven people and injured hundreds.
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SUPER=03-Soave, Italy;


Officials say the the chain- reaction wreck occured on a fogged in highway.
The death toll is expected to rise, as rescue teams cut victims from the mass of mangled metal and shattered glass.
Witnesses say some of the vehicles were crushed like accordions.
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Japan-Tunnel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hokkaido, Japan;


In another highway tragedy, crews in Northern Japan today blasted the side of a mountain with dynamite in a new attempt to reach 20 people trapped in a tunnel.
A giant boulder plunged off the mountainside Saturday and crashed through the tunnel roof, burying a bus and a car.
Hopes are fading for those trapped inside, including eight youngsters and several elderly people.
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Still to come --
News 7 goes to jail - we'll SHOW you why,
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and is the entertainment at one Montgomery County nightspot too much to bare?
That's a question residents will have to answer tonight.
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Radford-Student


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Radford University


It could be two weeks before it's revealed how a Radford University student died.
An autopsy was performed this morning on Valerie Cole, but lab results are not complete.
The 18- year- old's body was discovered in her dorm around 10:30 Saturday morning.
Radford officials say Cole was last seen by another student about six hours beforehand.
Police do not suspect foul play.

Fire-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire officials say a 10- year old girl playing with a lighter sparked a blaze last night in Roanoke.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


It happened on Bluestone Avenue at about 9 o'clock.
Officials say smoke detectors allowed the residents to escape without injury.
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((GARRY BASHAM/DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF:THE OCCUPANTS DID GET OUT DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE SMOKE ALARMS WERE WORKING. WHICH MEANS THAT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU DO HAVE SMOKE DETECTORS AND THAT THEY DO WORK. ))
SUPER=01-Garry Basham/District Fire Chief;
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The fire caused about five-thousand dollars worth of damage.
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Strip-Club


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-110
GRAPHIC=None


Montgomery County officials take up the issue of exotic dancing tonight in a public hearing.
In the spotlight, Juicie's night club.
But another club in Radford, Bumper's Cafe, is sharing the limelight and will be discussed at the next CITY meeting.
Jay Moore is center stage with the story.
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SUPER=01-Roy Thorpe/Montgomery Co. Attorney; :13
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((Juicie's re-opened after being closed for alleged obscene performances.
Charges were dropped against three dancers at the request of the commonwealth's attorney who says the state law was too vague.
Now the county is presenting a new local ordinance at the hearing.
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((ROY THORPE/MONTGOMERY CO. ATTORNEY: IT'LL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THEIR CONSIDERATION. NO DECISION HAS BEEN MADE YET. BUT BEFORE THEY DECIDE THEY'LL GET TO HEAR WHAT THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY PEOPLE REALLY WANT.))
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The county is following the language of a Virginia Beach ordinance.
When that ordinance was passed, some restaurants and clubs filed suit ... saying it was an infringement of their freedom of speech.
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((THORPE: THAT WENT UP TO THE SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA AND THE COURT FOUND THAT IT WAS NOT AN INTRUSION AND BASICALLY THE IDEA THAT THE PUBLIC DOES HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPECT CERTAIN COMMUNITY STANDARDS BE UPHELD AND PUBLIC DECENCIES TO BE PROTECTED.))
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The public hearing will be held at seven o'clock in the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Jay Moore, News 7, Montgomery County. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come,
Success is sweet for a businesswoman in Patrick County,
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and the hit video game and movie Mortal Kombat comes to life on stage in Roanoke - we'll have a preview next.
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City-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tho
TAPE#95-
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The new annex at the Roanoke City Jail is in its final stages of completion.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Jail officials say that they hope to move inmates into the new area by next Tuesday.
The annex will house 331- more inmates--bringing the total number that the jail can hold to eight-hundred- four.
Though the new addition will allow for more people to be housed in the jail--TECHNOLOGY has kept the number of personnel needed DOWN.
New security systems let officers monitor the jail and the outside of the building from one room.
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((MAJOR G.M. McMILLAN/ROANOKE CITY JAIL; THE TWO OBJECTIVES WERE SECURITY FOR THE INMATES, BUT MOSTLY FOR THE CITIZENS AND THE SECOND WAS COST EFFECTIVENESS. WE DID NOT WANT TO HAVE TO SPEND A PENNY MORE THAN WE HAD TO.))
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By building the annex onto the existing jail--facilities like the kitchen, laundry and library can be shared between the two areas.
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Mortal-Kombat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# 95-115
GRAPHIC=Mortal Combat


If you're a child, a teenager, a parent or just a big kid yourself you have undoubtedly heard of Mortal Kombat.
First the popular video game, then a hit feature film.
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Now you can experience firsthand the action and adventure of Mortal Kombat.
The live tour is coming to the Roanoke Civic Center February 22nd.
It features world-class martial arts experts, state of the art special effects and illusions, laser lighting and stunts found in the movie and video game.
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One of the performers joins us this afternoon to tell us more about the Live Tour.
Jon Valera stars as Kano, he is also a Roanoke native.
How did you get involved with this project?
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(As we mentioned you portray the part of Kano, tell us about your part.)



(Tell us about your training and background in Martial Arts, I understand

you've won a few national titles?)

(Some say that shows like Mortal Combat or the Power Rangers are too violent

for children, how do you answer the critics?)

(You're orginally from Roanoke, what has been like touring the country?)
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Mortal Kombat, The Live Tour is Thursday February 22nd, 7:00 P-M at the Roanoke Civic Center.

Made-In-Va


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-12
GRAPHIC=Made In Va


Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if your sweetheart has a sweet tooth, we've got the perfect place to do your shopping.
Len Besthoff and photographer Dennis Brown take us inside one of the state's SWEETEST secrets in our latest installment of Made In Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Meadows of Dan; :06
SUPER=01-Nancy Galli/Nancy's Homemade Fudge; :27
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SUPER=01-Bradley Vaughn/Nancy's Homemade Fudge; 1:04
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((
The 20-plus employees at Nancy's Homemade Fudge in Patrick County make more than a thousand pounds of fudge a day.
But this small factory nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains makes more than just fudge.
The hobby Nancy Galli turned into a business has annual sales topping one million dollars a year. ((NANCY GALLI/NANCY'S HOMEMADE FUDGE: WE DO SELL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. WE ALSO HAVE SOME CANADA CUSTOMERS, AND WE ALSO A CUSTOMER IN MEXICO, AND WE HAVE ONE IN BERMUDA.))
Nancy's Fudge has beaten out a lot of competitors by selling nearly every flavor imaginable, and doing labor intensive things that other candy makers don't do. ((GALLI: WE OFFER TO THE RETAIL, THE RETAILER, AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUY OUR CANDY IN SMALL AMOUNTS, SO THAT THEY CAN ALWAYS KEEP IT FRESH ON THEIR SHELVES. AND I THINK THAT HAS REALLY HELPED US GET OUR LITTLE NICHE IN THE CANDY MARKET.))
That requires a staff with a good knowledge of how to properly make the company's primary product. ((BRADLEY VAUGHN/NANCY'S HOMEMADE FUDGE: MOSTLY SUGAR, AND YOU PUT IN A LOT OF MILK AND BUTTER, AND YOU PUT IT IN THE KETTLE HERE AND HEAT IT UP, YOU COOK IT YOU KNOW, 15, 20 MINUTES AT A GOOD HOT TEMPERATURE. ONCE WE POUR IT WE PUT IT IN A COOLING ROOM OVER HERE AND COOL IT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE WE PACKAGE IT UP AND SEND IT OUT.))
Galli's secret to keeping a petite frame in a fudge factory?; eat in moderation.
As for the size of her COMPANY, she plans to keep it small too.
Len Besthoff, for Made In Virginia. ))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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SS=Stocks


On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP almost 44 points.
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Up next,
Patrick Evans tells us why Michael Jordan was booed last night,
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and he'll tell us what happened to the folks involved in this crash down in Daytona.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


In N-B-A All Star action last night, the East beat the West 129 to 118 in San Antonio.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/NBC SPORTS; :


Scottie Pippen gets the steal and passes to Hardaway.
Michael Jordan takes it from there and gets the basket, as the East takes the lead in the third quarter.
The West cut the double-digit lead to 9 in the fourth with this play by Hakeem Olajuwon.
He takes the rebound SUPER=32-East/129/West/118;and passes to Jason Kidd

of Dallas.
Kidd throws to Seattle's Shawn Kemp for the slam, but the East wins it 129 to 118.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=HOLD


Shaquille O'Neal led the East with a game-high 25 points.
But Jordan was named the game's M-V-P.
Fans booed after the announcement, and Jordan left the trophy behind following the post-game news conference.

Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=twe
TAPE#=Ice-95
GRAPHIC=Express/Checkers


The Roanoke Express steamrolled the Charlotte Checkers in Sunday's matinee at the Roundhouse.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs. Checkers;


Roanoke was primed for the victory after beating Richmond Saturday night.
Ilya Dubkov kept things going by slipping the puck between the goaltender's legs, and the Express led 2 to nothing after the first.
They had a three goal lead before the visiting Checkers got on the board.
J.F. Aube knocked in this rebound, but a solid performance by Matt Del Guidice
SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Charlotte/==2;

kept Charlotte at bay and the Express wins it 4 to 2.
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Clash


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Daytona Logo


Dale Jarrett picked up a victory for Ford yesterday in Daytona to win the Busch Clash.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/CBS SPORTS; :


Rick Mast led the first lap of the first segment, Sterling Marlin took the lead on the second lap of the sprint.
Dale Earnhardt started in the back and remained there for the rest of the segment.
Marlin led the final nine laps to win the first segment.
In the second segment of the race, the field was inverted with Earnhardt up front.
He led the field for a couple of laps, but Jarrett made a move and passed six cars on the first lap - he went on to win his first Busch clash.
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((DALE JARRETT/BUSCH CLASH WINNER: EVERYONE SEEMED TO BE WANTING TO FOLLOW EARNHARDT THERE, AND SO I JUST DECIDED TO GO TO THE INSIDE, AND I HAD SOME GOOD HELP FROM THE BACK, AND YOU KNOW, JUST FORTUNATE THAT THINGS WORKED OUT. I HAD AN AWFUL GOOD CAR. I MEAN THE ENGINE WORKED OUT, THE CHASSIS WORKED GREAT, JUST A TRIBUTE TO THESE GUYS FOR GETTING THIS CAR READY. ))
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ARCA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/CBS SPORTS; :


Also at Daytona yesterday, a spectacular crash during the ARCA race.
On the last lap, a group of cars came together in turn four.
One goes high and hits the wall but the car driven by Bob Hill flips over several times at the bottom of the track and catches on fire.
No one was seriously injured in the crash and Hill was able to free himself from the wreckage and walk away.
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Wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none
(***********patrick toss to mel**********)
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Coming up today on Health Check,
A report on infertility, a problem plaguing millions of couples.
Plus, body sugaring....it's an ancient form of hair removal, now practiced in this region.
Join us for these stories, plus all the latest news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at NOON.