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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon --
A first look at the man charged with killing two Lynchburg women,
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and a meeting that President Clinton calls historic and astonishing.
Top T-V execs are at the White house to discuss violence on the airwaves.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Yesterday when I said colder, I meant it!
Lows tonight are headed back to the basement, look for twenties across the region, but the likelihood of snow is dropping quite a bit, and therein lies some good news.
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Don't go away, the News 7 is next.

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Burley


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A Madison Heights man charged with killing two women and dumping their bodies in Amherst County made his first court appearance this morning.
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44- year- old James Henry Burley is accused of shooting to death Robin Burge and Jacqueline Dorsey last year.
Their bodies were discovered a month apart in remote sections of Amherst County.
The investigation was at a standstill until a woman told authorities she and Burley saw one of the victim's bodies the day before it was reported to police.
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A gun linked to the murders was recovered from Burley's home.
He was appointed an attorney this morning and will be back in court on April 2nd.
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David-Hall


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-5
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A jury in Floyd County is deciding the fate of a man convicted of killing his live- in girlfriend.
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David Hall could spend the rest of his life behind bars for the beating death of 18- year- old Ellen Plocki.
The teen's body was discovered June 14th in a garage near the town of Willis.
The jury's decision came as no surprise to Plocki's mother.
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Cecil Brown, who was with Hall the day he was arrested, testified against him.
Brown told the court that Hall admitted to killing Plocki.. because he thought she was cheating on him.
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The jury is deliberating a sentence at this hour.
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TV-Violence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Just like the movies, television programs may soon fall under a ratings system.
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Top T-V executives are meeting with President Clinton at this hour trying to come up with a plan.
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((PETER LUND: THE HOPE IS THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE AS A VIEWER TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT PROGRAM OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM BEFORE IT AIRS, THE INFORMATION WILL BE IN YOU NEWSPAPERS OR IN TV GUIDE LISTINGS ON YOUR T-V SCREEN. ))
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TV executives hope to have a system in place by next year.
All this follows the enactment recently of the Telecommunications Law. It stipulates if the executives don't come up with their own ratings, a government panel will do it for them.
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Debate


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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In South Carolina, it's a noon showdown between the G-O-P presidential contenders.
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The top Republican candidates are squaring off in a debate.
The state's primary is Saturday.
Two separate polls in South Carolina show Bob Dole leading Pat Buchanan by as much as 15 percentage points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Up next -- everything you wanted to know about Leap Year but were afraid to ask,
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and imagine having a new home built for you in just 24 hours.
We'll leap on over to Lynchburg where they're doing just that.
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Henry-Administrator


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
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Officials in Henry County have invested in saving some money.
They say by combining some positions and appointing Sidney Clower as the new County Administrator, the county will save up to 77-thousand dollars.
Clower is currently General Manager of the Public Service Authority.
He will continue to serve in that position and take on the responsibilities of the county administrator.
Clower previously served as county administrator in Buckingham and Pulaski Counties.
He'll be paid 80-thousand dollars a year with a one year contract.

Habitat-House


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=ssm
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Imagine watching your entire house being built in a single day.
It's possible for a family in Lynchburg.
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That's what the city's chapter of Habitat for Humanity is trying to accomplish over the next 24 hours.
The group started promptly at midnight and plans to work through the day today to complete the home.
It's all being done with volunteer labor and donated materials.
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((KEVIN CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: MOST OF THE FOLKS THAT ARE HERE RIGHT NOW AND THROUGH THE WHOLE PROJECT DO THIS KIND OF WORK EVERY DAY, BUT THEY'RE REAL EXCITED TO BE DOING IT, WITH OTHER COMPETITORS. PROBABLY AT THIS TIME OF DAY I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE JUST CRAZY OR WHAT, BUT THEY ALL SEEM TO BE REAL EXCITED ABOUT DOING IT.))
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Fontaine Howard and her three- year- old daughter will move into their new home later tonight.
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((FONTAINE HOWARD/PROSPECTIVE HOMEOWNER: I THINK IT'S GOOD TO SEE GOOD PEOPLE TO COME OUT, BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU WONDER WHERE ARE ALL THE GOOD PEOPLE?))
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This will be the 109th house the Lynchburg Habitat chapter has built in its eight years of existence.
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Leap-Year


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=nle
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Well, if your birthday is today, you'll be celebrating for the first time in four years.
That's because it's Leap Year.
Beth Meyer is in the studio with us this afternoon, and she is joined by Whitney Leeson, who is a historian at Roanoke College.
Beth?
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SUPER=01-Whitney Leeson/Roanoke College Historian;
( What is the origin of Leap Year?


Which countries did not to use this calendar, and why?
How did the use of different calenders confuse things?
So when did all the other countries decide to convert?
How did they catch up on the days missed, and what was the impact?
What was the last country to convert?
Are there still civilizations that don't use this calendar? Which ones, and are their systems better?)
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come -- a rundown of last night's Grammy winners,
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and a fractured fairy tale about a princess who agrees to give up her prince.
News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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ROYALS


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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Fifteen years later, an unhappy ending to a fairy tale romance.
Britian's Princess Diana has agreed to a divorce.
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The divorce is already less than friendly: Diana's first stab at a settlement is different than the Buckingham Palace version.
Her spokeswoman says she'll keep her title and her home in Kensington Palace... but Buckingham Palace says nothing is set yet.
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GRAMMYS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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The best and the brightest in the recording industry gathered in Los Angeles last night for the 38th annual Grammy Awards.
Manuel Gallegus reports on the big winners.
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(( Boys 2 men and mariah carey opened the show with their song...one sweet day which was nominated for record of the year..
They were just one of the younger groups spotlighted during the grammy awards. hootie and the blowfish..whose music appealed to fans of every generation..won best new artist and best pop perfomannce.
The south carolina quartet whose awards capped a highly successful year was even on the receiving end of a joke by vince gill.. who won a grammy for best male country vocal performance.
VINCE GILL:THIS IS ONE THAT HOOOTIE DIDN'T WIN.
New comer alanis morrisette who was nominated in six catgeories picked up the grammy for best rock performance by a female.
She accepted her award with grace and humility.
ALANIS MORRISETTE:JUST BECAUSE I WON THIS ONE --DOESN'T MEAN I'M THE BEST
Coolio's "gangta paradise" picked up a grammy for best rap solo performance. annie lennox won a grammy for best pop female vocal performance..and seal's kiss from a rose was awarded a grammy for song and record of the year.
Manuel Gallegus, cbs News Los Angeles.))

Daiwa


ANCHOR=Melanie
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One of the largest fraud cases in U-S history has ended in the largest settlement ever for a federal criminal case.
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Yesterday Daiwa (dy-wah) Bank of Japan pleaded guilty to covering up more than one billion dollars in losses.
The bank will pay a record 340-million dollars in fines.
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Tobacco-Suits


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=equ
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The tobacco industry is flexing its muscles on a bill that would help protect it from a massive lawsuit.
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Martinsville Delegate Ward Armstrong tried to downplay his bill's importance to tobacco.
But the bill limits the powers of Virginia's Attorney General to sue an industry whose product causes health problems that taxpayers ultimately wind up paying for.
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((CHUCK MIDKIFF/VA. MANUFACTURER'S ASSOC.: IT'S GOOD FOR THE MANUFACTURERS. AND IT'S GOOD FOR BUSINESSES. IT SENDS THE MESSAGE THAT THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA IN FACT IS PRO-BUSINESS.)) ((SO WHO SHOULD END UP PAYING FOR IT? US THE TAXPAYERS OR THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY? SO WE'VE SEEN NOW THAT THEY HAVE A BILL THAT SAYS THAT THEY DON'T WANT INDUSTRY TO HAVE TO TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT THEY DO. I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY INTERESTING THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE HAS VERY CAUTIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT THIS.))
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A Senate committee easily passed the bill.
Tobacco opponents say they'll have a tough time defeating in the full Senate.
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TALENT=Melanie
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Five other states are currently suing tobacco companies to recover some Medicaid costs spent on patients suffering from smoking- related illnesses.

REVLON


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WRITER=MEL
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There was a bit of a distraction today on the floor of the U-S stock exchange.
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Super models Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer were on hand as Revlon Shares went on sale for the first time.
The cosmetic giant's initial public offering was set at 24 dollars a share.
The stock will sell under the symbol REV.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 33-and -a -half points.
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On the way --
Highlights of regional basketball,
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and it's crunch time for one top local high school wrestler.
Patrick has sports, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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Roanoke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
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N-C-Double A, Division Three action begins tonight for the Roanoke College Maroons over in Salem as they host Shenandoah.
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The game tips off at 7:30.
Dave Dutton's team was 18 and 8 this season and tied for the Dixie Conference regular season championship.
Dutton offered a few keys to stopping the ODAC champs.
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The Roanoke women were knocked out of the the NCAA's falling to Maryville on the road 77-to-76.
Suzanne Moore had 19 and Lori Boyd 16 in the losing cause.

Salem


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=twe
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=Region III


In high school tournament aciton, only one regional game took to the court.
Blue Ridge champs Salem took on Laurel Park and defeated the Piedmont champs by 17 points.
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Herschel Thomas shows his game early.
He gets into the lane and scores 2 of his 19.
Rashad Wall keeps Laurel Park alive for awhile, using the window for 2 of his team high 18.
But Salem goes inside to the big fella, Eric Grinnell, who powers up for the basket.
Then, watch Sam Lazarro kick out to Andy Beach who goes the distance from the corner for 3 of his 11.
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Spartans led by 7 at the break and cruise to the 62-45 win.
They'll take on Liberty in Friday's regional semifinals.
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Jones


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-26
GRAPHIC=Wrestling


This weekend the Single A and Double A state wrestling tournament takes over the Salem Civic Center while top Triple A wrestlers hold their meet in Chesapeake.
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Franklin County's Byran Jones will be one local grappler to keep an eye on tomorrow and Saturday.
Steve Mason has his story.
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WRAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Aphrodisiacs-- do they work?
Coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE's Health Check report-- the facts and fiction behind Aphrodite's magical passionate powers. Have a great day, byee. That's tonight on News 7 at Five, then stick around for NEWS-7 at SIX.