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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The Oklahoma City bombing suspects make their first court appearance in Denver amid tight security,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and investigators continue going through the cabin of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski, but there's confusion over what they're finding.
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We're seeing a good bit of sunshine across southwest Virginia today. Expect more of that this afternoon. But in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia... you'll see a little more snow.

I'll have the details for you in a few minutes.
ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 at Noon is next.

OK-SUSPECTS


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


The first of many pre-trial hearings in the Oklahoma City bombing trial begins today in Denver, the new site for the trial.
Defendants Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are demanding reams of government documents they claim is evidence that might help their case.
Dave Fehling reports the hearings will be held under the most extraordinary security the Mile-High City has ever seen.
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(( Before sunrise, a caravan of law enforcement units sped into downtown Denver...the Oklahoma bombing defendants hidden inside a van with curtains and smoked windows.
They are in Denver for the first hearing in federal court since the trial was moved from Oklahoma where a judge ruled the defendants had been demonized by the media.
Lawyers for Timothy Mc-Veigh and Terry Nichols will give the judge a 50 page long list of witnesses and material they allege the government has withheld from them. RON NIOH/ DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WHILE WE HAVE RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF MATERIAL, THRE ARE KEY PIECES OF EVIDENCE THAT WE FEEL ARE MISSING.
Federal prosecutors will argue that they've withheld nothing of any value to the defense.
McVeigh told Time Magazine he has never touched a bomb, let alone make and deliver the truckload of explosives that killed 168 people at the Murrah Federal Building.
The government says McVeigh did indeed drive the truck there that morning after they say Nichols helped case the location and make the bomb.
Authorities are wary that the trial could be a predictable target for terrorism...security measures outside the federal courthouse in downtown Denver include tightly enforced no parking areas, huge cement planters to stop suicide car bombers, and even seminars for local merchants on how to handle bomb threats and suspicious packages.
Security is of course extremely tight inside the courthouse as well. There, the legal wrangling will be on-going for about five months with the actual trial not expected to begin before the fall at the earliest. Dave Fehling CBS News, Denver.))


UNABOMBER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=kaczynski


The Montana cabin of Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski has reportedly yielded more incriminating evidence.
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The Washington Post says names of Unabomber victims have been found.
But there are conflicting reports about the discovery of another bomb.
The New York Times reports federal agents have found a second live bomb.
But two federal sources tell the Associate Press only one live bomb, and a partially assembled device, have been found.
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Va-Militia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=ALLEN


An anti-government group is implying its philosophies are close to those of Governor George Allen.
A new pamphlet being distributed by the Virginia Citizen's Militia quotes the governor, and Ellen Qualls asked him what he thought about it.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WONDERFUL. CITIZEN'S MILITIA. IT LOOKS LIKE RECYCLED PAPER THOUGH. It looks nice. DOESN'T IT?))
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Since the Oklahoma bombing almost a year ago, Virginia's militia movement has worked hard for positive p-r.
Part of the effort is new leaflets -- quoting the founding fathers... Jefferson, Hamilton.
And then, George Allen.
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((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS/VA. CITIZEN'S MILITIA: AND WE FELT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO SORT OF UPDATE THAT AND HAVE SOMEONE FROM A SORT OF MORE CURRENT POLITICAL STANDING TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT FROM THEM ALSO.))
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Allen's quote blasts our own federal government as "a government that has defied, and that now ignores, virtually every constitutional limit fashioned by the framers..."
Does Allen mind the militia borrowing it?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. TWO CENTURIES AGO, THE CHALLENGES, YA, YA, YA. WHAT IS THIS FROM? I don't know. Might be from your inauguration. MIGHT BE. I DON'T KNOW. IT'S TRUE. IT'S A TRUE STATEMENT.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M GONNA READ THROUGH THIS. AND I DON'T THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE INSINUATING THAT EVERYBODY MUST HAVE A RIFLE AND A HUNDRED ROUNDS. I THINK THAT'S UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL. BUT AS YOU WELL KNOW I DON'T WANT TO DIMINISH ANYBODY'S RIGHTS.))
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The militia says it's passed out over five thousand of the George Allen leaflets so far.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

BROWN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Brown, Ron


In Washington today, mourners have lined up in the rain to pay final respects to Commerce Secretary Ron Brown.
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They're waiting outside the Commerce Department headquarters, where Brown's body has been brought for viewing.
The body will remain in the building's lobby until tomorrow's funeral.
Brown and 34 other people were killed Wednesday in a plane crash in Croatia.
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VETO-BILL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


In other news from the nation's capital, President Clinton has signed the line item veto bill into law.
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Mr. Clinton praised the bipartisan support for the bill.
The line-item veto will give presidents the power to cut specific items from spending bills, without vetoing the entire bill.
It won't take effect until 19-97 to keep the issue out of the election campaign.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Up next --
Faculty at a local all-male college vote in favor of going co-ed,
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and for those who live in low- income housing, home may not be as safe as it should be.
What Roanoke is doing about it.
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Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke officials, landlords and tenants are joining forces to make low-income housing safe.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :13
SUPER=01-Clarence Hall/Landlord; :29
SUPER=01-Paula Prince/Old Southwest Roanoke, Inc.; :42
SUPER=01-Bob Herbert/Roanoke City Manager; 1:01
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housing file
(( This neighborhood isn't on the the most expensive side of town-- but it's where many call home. Fire file shot 96-32
And ever since a fatal house fire on Stewart Avenue-- the issue of property safety has been brought to the forefront. tonight's meeting
Nearly a hundred people showed up at the latest workshop on Roanoke's rental inspection program.
The biggest change in the plan-- a requirement that rental property be inspected every two years.
Among the most common concerns of landlords-- inspection fees and tenant responsibility.
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((CLARENCE HALL/LANDLORD: SOME THINGS ARE GOOD AND SOME THINGS ARE BAD. I THINK THEY OUGHT TO PUT A LITTLE MORE RESPONSIBILITY ON THE TENANTS-- AND NOT ALL ON THE LANDLORDS. ))
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Meanwhile, some say the plan is fair to both sides.
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((PAULA PRINCE/OLD SOUTHWEST ROANOKE, INC.: IT TAKES INTO CONSIDERATION THE PROBLEMS THAT WE, IN OLD SOUTHWEST HAVE WITH OLD HOUSING STOCK-- BUT IT DOES ALSO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE LANDLORDS DO HAVE CONCERNS-- AND THAT THEY'RE VALID CONCERNS. ))
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And while some say a rental inspection program is a long time coming--
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK, IN TERMS OF HOW COMPLICATED THIS IS AND HOW FAR WE HAVE HAD TO COME, THAT IT'S MOVED FORWARD IN A VERY TIMELY WAY-- I'M VERY PLEASED. ))
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THIS WORKSHOP ISN'T THE FINAL PHASE OF THE PROGRAM'S CONSTRUCTION.
AN ADMINISTRATIVE PUBLIC HEARING IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 23RD-- THEN LATER ON FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS WILL GO ON TO THE ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7. ))
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Hampden-Sydney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of vmi-follow 89-97
GRAPHIC=education


The Hampden-Sydney College faculty has voted in favor of admitting women to the all-male school.
The vote is NOT binding on the school's board of trustees.
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Going co-ed is one of the options being considered to cope with a shrinking pool of applicants and rising costs.
Hampden-Sydney is one of the last two all-male, non-military colleges in the nation.
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Glenwood-Elem


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Education


A Danville school scores high among the best elementary schools in the nation.
Teresa Hamilton has that story.
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SUPER=01-Emily Beard/Principal; 1:04
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(( There's a lot to brag about these days at Glenwood Elementary.
Many of the school's students come from low income or single parent families.
But better test scores and parent involvement have become common place.
Mattie Travis is a parent volunteer with twin daughters.
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((MATTIE TRAVIS/PARENT VOLUNTEER:MONEY CAN'T BUY LOVE AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE GETTING HERE AND I FEEL LIKE THEY'RE GETTING THE BEST EDUCATION. ))
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One reason for the school's success is the use of what called a Multi-age classroom.
The teaching method combines two grade levels into one.
Pat Bolt teaches first and second grade.
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((PAT BOLT/TEACHER: I THINK OF IT AS THAT WE'RE A FAMILY, WE CALL OURSELVES THE BOLT BUNCH. ))
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Bolt also credits her success to the fact she teaches each child for two years.
In other words, when a student enters her classroom for first grade, they'll be back the following year.
Individuals desks are tossed aside in favor of a group like atmosphere where the children work on an array of projects.
She says this prompts their imaginations-- there's also more time for individual attention.
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((EMILY BEARD/PRINCIPAL:WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THE LEARNING THAT'S TAKING PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM, AS A RESULT OF MULTI-AGE AND OTHER PROGRAMS.))
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Last year the school was honored by Redbook magazine as one of the best elementary schools in the nation.
But Pat Bolt and others don't need an honor to realize what they already know in their heart. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7 returns, which automotive company is driving into a major sexual harrassment suit,
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and rapping for Jesus.
Why there's so much talk about the christian music group D-C Talk.
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DC-Talk


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC= DC Talk #4345;


D-C Talk, one of the hottest groups in contemporary Christian music, has made its way from Central Virginia to a place on the Billboard charts.
This weekend the trio made a trip back home to Liberty University.
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DC TALK took the Christian music industry by storm when it arrived on the scene in the late 80's.
Since then the group has garnered a platinum album, a grammy, two gold records, a gold video and is now on a 60 city tour promoting its 4th release "Jesus Freak".
And it all started here, at Liberty University.
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WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW AND IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK AT A PLACE WE ALL KNOW TOO WELL, SPEAKING FOR TOBY, KEVIN AND MYSELF.
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This weekend the former L-U students returned to campus, performing to a sold out Vines Center.
(NATS UP 5 seconds)(Help) 8:42;59 TOBY MCKEEHAN:I THINK LIBERTY HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE FOR ALL OF US BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE WE MET. 8:43;11 MICHAEL TATE:IT'S WEIRD, WHEN YOU DRIVE ON CAMPUS I SAW LIBERTY WELCOMES DC TALK, (BUTT BITE COVER WITH SIGN) ANYWHERE ELSE IT WOULD BE CORNY, BUT HERE'S IT WE ARE ITS OUR HOME, WE STARTED HER.
D-C Talk's sound can best be described as eclectic, a blend of hip hop rap, rock, and soul.
It's contemporary christian music that easily transcends into the mainstream,-- the difference the band says lies in the Lyrics. 8:36:10
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TOBY MCKEEHAN: WE FEEL RESPONSIBLE WHEN WE WRITE OUR LYRICS, THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITY IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES AND IN OUR SOCIAL STANCE.
(NATS OF COLORED PEOPLE 12:35-41 or 12:39-52)
With songs like "Colored people" D-C Talk is also using the stage to spread a message of racial unity, an idea the band has been committed to since its inception. 8;33 KEVIN SMITH: YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING OR A MALCOLM X, IT'S BEEN ONE BLACK MAN SPEAKING ABOUT INTERRACIAL HARMONY, YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A WHITE MAN AND A BLACK MAN SPEAK TOGETHER ON THAT PLATFORM.
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And while D-C Talk's sound continues to evolve to different levels, band members say their reason for existence remains the same: to be musical missionaries.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
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"Jesus Freak" debuted late last year with the biggest first-week sales ever for a Christian album, 85-thousand.

MITSUBISHI-SUIT


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


The government plans to file a massive sexual harrassment suit today against Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America.
The suit alleges the company violated the rights of hundreds of female workers.
The company is already being sued by some 30 female workers who say male workers demanded sexual favors from female workers and retaliated against those who refused.

Unemployment


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia has a sunny employment picture in spite of the unseasonably cool weather.
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The latest figures from the Virginia Employment Commission say that in February unemployment in our area was around the three percent level.
Statewide, it was a little over four percent...a six year low for the month of February.
Virginia's jobless rate was well below the national rate of six percent.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The lowest rates in the state were reported in the Charlottesville area and Fairfax City, which were at or below two percent.



GLTC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


Higher rates may be in store for folks who ride the bus in Lynchburg, thanks to federal funding cuts.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( For the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, it is deja vu all over again.
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((SCOTT LANSING/FORMER GLTC DIRECTOR: BECAUSE I THINK THAT THIS TREND IS GOING TO CONTINUE WITH FEDERAL MONEY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE FACED WITH A SIMILAR SITUATION NEXT YEAR.))
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That was 1995 when the GLTC was staring at a 200- thousand dollar reduction in its federal funding.
Twelve months later Scott Lansing's prediction has come true, and new director Mike Carroll has to make up for a 170- thousand dollar cut.
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((MICHAEL CARROLL/GLTC DIRECTOR: THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF CONCERN ON CAPITOL HILL THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REALLY ISN'T DESERVING OF FEDERAL SUPPORT. NOW OF COURSE WE DISAGREE WITH THAT, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE TENOR RIGHT NOW.))
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With a 12 percent hole in its budget, the GLTC has come up with some ideas to balance its books.
Among them would be to eliminate all together service on Sundays and holidays and to the Sandusky area of the city... and of course, to raise fares once again.
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((MIKE ROSSER/BUS RIDER: I REALLY THINK THEY OUGHT NOT GO UP ON THE FARES. I THINK THEY OUGHT TO KEEP IT THE SAME, THE WAY IT IS NOW, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY MORE ON THE BUS FARE.))
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((Mike Carroll says he understands paying more for less services won't sit well with many riders, but he adds those proposals are not set in stone. Residents will get a chance to air their views during two public meetings, the first of which gets underway Tuesday night. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Lewis-Gale


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=shooting


There's been a shooting at Lewis Gale hospital in Salem.
The incident was reported just before noon.
We have no word at this point on how how many people were injured, or the extent of any injuries.
Hospital officials are telling reporters on the scene that the incident has been resolved, that police are investigating, and that the hospital is secure.
We'll have a complete report tonight on News-7.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


Stocks are narrowly mixed as the market steadies itself after yesterday's big sell-off.
At noon the Dow was DOWN 16 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Up next --
Highlights of the Salem Avalanche's season home opener,
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and the Boston Marathon gets the U.S. Postal Service's stamp of approval.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


A cold rainy night at Salem Memorial Stadium did not dampen the spirits of the Avalanche.
It won its season home opener last night and Steve Mason has the story.
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SUPER=01-Sam Giles/"In Hot Water"; :42
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Boston-Stamp


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


The Boston Marathon turns 100 next week.
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And in honor of the premier sports event, the U-S Postal Service this week unveils a new commemorative stamp.
The stamp goes on sale in Boston on Thursday, the rest of the country will have to wait until Friday.
An estimated 38-thousand runners have registered for this year's centennial race, and organizers expect one and a half million spectators on the sidelines.

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Wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


As we reported earlier in the newscast -- there was a shooting just before noon at Lewis Gale hospital in Salem.
No word on injuries.
Hospital officials say the incident has been resolved and the hospital is secure. Bye. We'll have more information tonight on News-7 at five and six.