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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A tense three hour police standoff in Roanoke County ends with gunfire,
And Governor Allen prepares to make a major business announcement that will mean hundreds of new jobs and millions of dollars for the Roanoke Valley.
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TALENT=Patrick
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A little taste of spring today, as temperatures warm up rapidly after a fogging night. I'll have all the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Valley-TechPark


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


Roanoke County is about to land a big one.
Governor Allen is flying into town today to announce what the county calls the largest private investment in its history.
DOUBLE BOXES Melanie/Len


Len Besthoff is at the county administration building, where this story is still unfolding.
Len, I'm guessing they're just wrapping up some of the details at this hour?
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LIVE=LEN FULL
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;


That's right Melanie, county supervisors are holding a special meeting to approve the deal.
As we first told you yesterday, a large printing company will move into Valley TechPark, a 179-acre industrial park on the western edge of the county.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


We have confirmed that the company is R-R Donnelley, one of the largest printing companies in the world.
If the name sounds familiar, that's because it is, the company has a plant just 60 miles away in Lynchburg that employs more than 700 people.
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SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;


Sources tell us Donnelley will initially invest close to 60-million-dollars in this new facility, and it will employ about 175 people by 1998.

(MEL: QUESTIONS: LEN WHY IS THE COMPANY PUTTING A PLANT IN ROANOKE IF IT

ALREADY HAS ONE IN LYNCHBURG?
IN TERMS OF LAND, HOW BIG A PLANT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?
THE GOVERNOR IS COMING TO TOWN, SO IT'S FAIR TO SAY THE STATE HAS PLAYED A BIG ROLE IN THIS DEAL?
HOW ABOUT PAY, ANY IDEA? )

Standoff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=shooting


Roanoke County police are defending their shooting of a man during a three and a half hour standoff last night.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


David Ira Bell was shot once in the chest by Lt. G.W. Roche (Roach) after officers responded to a domestic dispute call in the 52-hundred block of Keffer Road last night.
When they arrived they found Bell in front of the house carrying a loaded handgun.
Bell retreated into the house where family members had locked themselves into an upstairs bedroom.
After hours of police watching Bell's movements in the house--the 36-year- old Bell came out.
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((SGT. CHUCK MASON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPT.; OFFICERS CHALLENGED HIM. IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS POLICE OFFICERS. ORDERED HIM TO DROP HIS GUN. BELL'S RESPONSE WAS TO ADVANCE TOWARDS THE OFFICERS WITH HIS WEAPON RAISED.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Chuck Mason/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Bell was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His condition has not been released and police say charges are pending.

Lomax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Was it an accidental shooting, or premeditated murder?
It's now up to a Floyd County jury to decide.
Forty- two- year- old Denise Lomax in on trial, accused of killing her boyfriend last August.
Scott Prince has more.
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SUPER=01-Tina Salmons/Witness; :51
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NEW-HAMpSHIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


They said it would be a close race and in the end Pat Buchanan defeated Bob Dole by just over a thousand votes, a slim margin that has created a huge division within the Republican Party.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports on the New Hampshire primary results and what they could mean for the G-O-P.
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SUPER=03-Manchester, NH/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; :13
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :52
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:10
SUPER=01-Bob Beckel/Liberal Analyst; 1:34
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting; 1:42
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(( A giddy patrick buchanan leaves New Hampshire a winner...he campaigned here promising a bold new conservatism that will protect the little guy from big business and big government...
PATRICK BUCHANAN:A CONSERVATISM THAT PROTECTS MEN AND WOMEN'S JOB.
The theme resonated with new hampshire voters...but is ringing hollow among many in the G.O.P....Buchanan's populist message of defending the unheard voices includes vehement opposition to abortion right and foreigh trade... and he is openly anti-gay...today Bob Dole.
A three timr loser in New Hampshire...said only his mainstream conservatism can win for the Republicans. BOB DOLE (R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS IS DEADLY SERIOUS BUSINESS.>>WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SOMEONE WHO HAS TO BE ABLETO BEAT BILL CLINTON
Lamar alexander, pleased by his third place finish...has dismissed Dole as a viable candidate saying he has no ideas...in his mind its an Aalxander Buchanan contest from now on:
LAMAR ALEXANDER (R) CANDIADTE FOR PRESIDENT:BOB DOLE HAS NOT ONE NEW IDEA...HE OUGHT TO STEP ASIDE SO THAT PAT BUCHANAN AND I CAN HAVE A CONTEST ABOUT WHERE OUR COUNTRY OUGHT TO GO"
To political observers, the close New Hampshire race...and all this talk of a fight for the soul of the Republican party is nothing but good news for bill Clinton who stays above the fray:
BOB BECKEL...LIBERAL ANALYST: CLINTON IS GOING TO HAVE THE LUXURY OF WATCHING THE FOOD FIGHT GO ON FOR THE ENTIRE SPRING.
As for Steve Forbes...he is said to be reassessing his campaign as he and all the other candiadtes head toward another thirty primaries in the next five weeks, Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News Bedford New Hampshire.))

GARLAND


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 Shot
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=2 Shot


And joining us now to offer more insight into the presidential election is former state senator and newspaper columnist Ray Garland.
Thanks for taking the time to be here this afternoon.
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(What does Buchanan's win mean for Dole? What does it mean for the Republican party?

Do you think the party will now try to block Buchanan?

Dole says he is the only Republican candidate who has a chance at beating Bill Clinton. Do you agree?

What can Dole do now to salvage his campaign?

What about Lamar Alexander?

Let's talk Virginia politics. Has John Warner shot himself in the foot?)


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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come, a couple of accidents cause traffic problems in Roanoke and Campbell County,
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and a girl who reportedly jumped into the New River turns up alive and well.
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train-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Train Derailment


Two Southern Pacific crew members are dead this afernoon following a train derailment in Colorado.
Officials say at least one other may be injured.
The train also spilled hydrochloric acid down a mountainside and onto a highway.
There's no word on how strong the acid is, or what danger it poses, but the highway is closed for now.

Tractor-Trailer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


Traffic is flowing again on Route 29 south of Lynchburg now that hazardous materials teams have finished cleaning up a tractor trailer accident.
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The wreck occurred in heavy fog about eight this morning, near the intersection with Route 906.
This trailer carrying several drums of highly flammable toluene and acetate ran off the road and flipped onto its side.
A haz- mat team from Danvillle was called in to check the drums for possible leaks.
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((HAYWOOD BELVIN/ALTAVISTA FIRE CHIEF: YOU REALLY CAN'T TAKE NO CHANCES, BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING YOU NEVER KNOW, YOU GOTTA HAVE YOUR GUARD UP AT ALL TIMES, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD HAPPEN. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN SO TO SPEAK.))
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None of the containers of chemicals leaked, and they were removed without incident.
State police say charges against the truck driver are pending.
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Franklin-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And it could have been a lot worse for a tractor trailer driver hauling concrete through the Roanoke Valley this morning.
He says his brakes gave out as he was travelling north on route 2-20.
He made an emergency exit on Franklin Road, crossed a median into oncoming traffic and flipped.
No one was injured in the wreck.
Police are still investigating.
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Giles-Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


A 14- year- old believed missing in the New River is safe and sound.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Monday;


For two days, divers searched for the girl after her friend said she jumped from Commissary Hill bridge in Giles County Sunday afternoon.
But police learned yesterday the girl is okay.
And they say they've determined that she was never in the water.
Authorities will consult with the Giles County prosecutor before deciding whether the girl will face any charges.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7 continues,
More bad news for folks who just love to eat out,
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and Roanoke City school students who enjoyed doing this all winter, won't be able to enjoy the sun as long in the spring.
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City-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Students in Roanoke City received a long winter break, but will pay for it in the spring.
Last night, the school board decided to use three days of spring break to help make up snow days.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SUPER=04-January 12; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :08
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke City School Superintendent; :15
SUPER=01-Candace Beamer/William Fleming Senior; :36
SUPER=01-Fenn Crutchfield/William Fleming Senior; :49
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:22
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(( Figuring out the equation of how to make up snow days proved to be as tough as any problem students would encounter in the classroom.
Roanoke city school board members buckled down-- debated and discussed every known option. ((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: HERE IS A SITUATION WHEN NO MATTER WHAT THE RECOMMENDATION IS, THERE WILL BE SOME WHO WILL BE DISPLEASED. BUT I REALLY BELIEVE THE VAST MAJORITY OF EMPLOYEES AND PARENTS-- AND EVEN STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL TIME. ))
But for many students, tampering with Spring Break is the wrong answer.
Some say they'll take their vacation anyway. ((CANDACE BEAMER/WILLIAM FLEMING SENIOR: IT MIGHT MESS UP MY ATTENDANCE RECORD, BUT IT WON'T MESS UP MY PLANS. SINCE IT'S ROUTINE, WE'RE GOING TO GO WITH THE NATURAL PLAN.)) ((FENN CRUTCHFIELD/WILLIAM FLEMING SENIOR: MOST STUDENTS AND TEACHERS NEED A BREAK DURING THAT TIME BECAUSE IT'S CLOSE TO EXAMS AND GETTING CLOSE TO THE END OF THE YEAR, AND PEOPLE GETTING WOUND UP-- AND I THINK THEY NEED THAT VACATION JUST TO RELAX. ))
But board members ended up biting the bullet and approved April 10, 11, and 12th as make- up days.
At its last meeting, the board also authorized the inservice day on January 26th-- as well as March 15th and Memorial Day as make up time.
That accounts for six of the 12 days missed--
Three days are padded into the school calendar-- and the remaining three days will be pulled from excess banked time the school system had acquired.
The board also approved a contingency plan in the event of more inclimate weather.
If additional days are missed, the school day would be extended by up to 30- minutes, starting April first.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
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CREDIT-CARDS


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


The next time you make a dinner reservation with a credit card you better think twice about not showing up, if you do it may cost you.
U-S-A today reports that American Express is testing a program that charges card users a penalty of up to 25 dollars for not calling to cancel when reservations are made with the company's card.
The company has tested the program in 20 major U-S cities and plans to go nationwide in May.
MasterCard and Visa say they have no plans for such a program.

Stocks


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


Turnaround in stocks today follows four straight days of declines.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 53-and-a-half points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Coming up, Patrick tells us about a change of pace for Radford University's athletic director,
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and he'll have high school hoops, including the showdown for the girl's Roanoke Valley District title.
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Taylor


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=CHUCK TAYLOR


Radford University's athletic director Chuck Taylor is stepping down from the post he has held for the past 22 years.
Taylor wants to return to teaching at the University, and has asked for a reassignment.
Taylor came to the University as the school's first basketball coach in 1974.
Since then, he has taken the school into the Division one ranks and overseen an athletic department.
A number of Radford alumni including John Montgomery and Charlene Curtis will, no doubt, be candidates for the job.

Blue


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-1
GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge


The Blue Ridge District tournament tipped off at the Salem Civic Center last night as post season basketball began.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Cavaliers vs. Terriers; :00


William Byrd's Paul Barnard leads his Terriers into action against the Lord Botetourt Cavaliers.
Mayo Wilson puts up the rock from near the top of the key for three.
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Botetourt hangs tough.
Sean Osborne benefits from some nifty passing as he hits the jumper.
Chris Childress scores 28 points on the night to lead Byrd into the second round with a 52-46 win.
SUPER=04-Mountaineers vs. Wildcats;


Alleghany took on Rockbridge in the night cap.
Wildcat Rickey Wright takes the pass from Jaymie Terrell and sinks the shot.
SUPER=33-Alleghany/=65/Rockbridge/=50;


But the Mountaineers advance.
Casey Burks drives, hits, and gets the foul.
Alleghany beats Rockbridge 65 to 50.
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RVD


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-S5-26
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Valley


In girls' hoop action last night, Cave Spring and Pulaski County met in a playoff with the RVD regular season crown and a regional berth at stake in Franklin County.
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SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Lady Knights vs. Lady Cougars;


Alyssa Riddick scores off the window for an early 4 point lead.
Pulaski stays strong.
Missy Shirah works inside for the rebound, and gets the foul.
The Knights' Jackie Banks hits the jumper SUPER=33-Cave Spring/=53/Pulaski
Co./=57;

for a 6 point halftime lead, but the Cougars come back to beat Cave Spring and take the regular season 57-to-53.
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wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
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That's it for News 7 at NOON. Thanks for joining us.