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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Coming up on News 7 -
A tornado cuts a deadly path through Arkansas.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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And a Lynchburg bank robber is held up, during a hold up.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Showers, and even some thunderstorms have worked their way into the forecast, so be prepared for bumpy afternoon.
By tomorrow we'll begin to clear out.
I'll have all the details coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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News 7 at noon is next, don't go away.

Robbery-Attempt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=96-27
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A man who allegedly walked into a Lynchburg bank this morning and started grabbing money is now in police custody.
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Police say the suspect entered the First Federal Savings bank on Memorial Avenue just before 10:30.
The man reportedly was trying to take money from the vault when the bank manager wrestled him to the floor.
Police arrived and had to use a chemical spray to subdue the suspect.
He was removed from the bank and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of a minor head injury.
The man has not yet been identified by police.
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Tornado


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


Seven people are dead and more than 30 injured after a tornado touched down late last night in northern Arkansas.
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Two people are still missing.
The twister ripped through a resort campground along the White River.
It damaged or destroyed several homes, uprooted trees and knocked out power to the region.
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One local official estimates damage at five million dollars.
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HELICOPTER-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Three people are reported dead after two Army helicopters crashed last night in New Mexico.
A fourth person is said to be hospitalized.
Details of the accident are unclear and Army officials won't say whether the choppers collided.
Each chopper carried two crew members.

lebanon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NET
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Bombs and rockets continue to fly as Israel and Islamic guerrillas battle in southern Lebanon.
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There is no word on casualties from today's attacks, but 28 people are reported dead since the fighting began last week.
SUPER=03-Tyre, Lebanon;


About four hundred thousand refugees are fleeing Lebanon because of the raids.
The U-N security council discusses the conflict later today.
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Fatal-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#NET H (Edit of 96-19)
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One man is dead following an accidental shooting over the weekend.
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It happened at about five o'clock yesterday afternoon on Bent Mountain Road.
Police say 25-year-old David Ray King apparently shot himself in the stomach with a handgun.
Foul play is not suspected.
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((DET. PAUL NEILSON/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: AT THIS POINT WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT'S SUSPICIOUS. THE WOUND IS INFLICTED FROM HIM. THERE IS NO CAUSE TO BELIEVE OR REASON TO BELIEVE THAT IT CAME FROM ANOTHER PERSON. .))
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King's body was taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.
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Ax-county


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-16
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Police say alcohol was a factor in another incident on Bent Mountain.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


A car, driven by 41- year- old Charles Moore, went over an embankment at the base of the Mountain.
Moore and his passenger, 45- year- old Francis Baker Junior of Roanoke were taken Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Both are in SATISFACTORY condition.
Charges are pending.
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81-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
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State Police say excessive speed was a factor in a fatal tractor trailer accident last night on Interstate 81.
The accident happened two miles north of the Christiansburg exit just before 6:30 last night.
State Police say the truck driven by 38-year old Keith Baldwin of New Jersey crossed the median-- of both the north and southbound lanes-- before striking an embankment.
Baldwin was thrown from the rig and suffered major head injuries.
He was pronounced dead a few hours later at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come on News 7,
President Clinton is on his way to South Korea,
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and the 7-year-old girl whose plane crashed last week in Wyoming is buried today.
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Clinton-japan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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President Clinton is headed for South Korea this afternoon on the first leg of a state visit that will also take him to Japan and Russia.
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At a stop in Alaska, Mr. Clinton said the U-S hopes to keep North Korea's nuclear threat under control and ultimately end the conflict between the North and South.
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The president will arrive in Japan in the wake of an agreement announced today that the U-S will close SEVEN military facilities on the Japanese Island of Okinawa.
Residents of the island have demanded the closings since September when three U-S servicemen raped a 12-year-old Japanese girl.
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dubroff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Funeral services will be held today in California for seven-year-old Jessica Dubroff, whose plane crashed last week as she tried to become the youngest
pilot to fly coast to coast. (----------------)
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Investigators say the plane carrying Jessica, her father and a flight instructor crashed because it was carrying too much weight.
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In Cheyenne, Wyoming, where the plane went down, some 900 people packed a civic center for a memorial service.
The city's mayor read a letter from Jessica's nine year old brother.
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((MAYOR LEO PANDO/CHEYENNE: I WILL NEVER FORGET GOING UP WITH HER, HOW SHE HANDLED THE PLANE, AND I'LL NEVER FORGET WHILE SHE WAS FLYING, THE SPARKLE IN THE EYE WHEN SHE WOULD LOOK AT ME, WHILE SHE WAS FLYING. ))
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Dateline N-B-C reports her brother, who also took flying lessons, may fly over the funeral procession.

City-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City seal


Roanoke City Manager Bob Herbert is proposing a budget that will maintain services and the current tax rate, while it provides a pay raise for employees and new programs for city neighborhoods.
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The 152- million dollar spending plan that Herbert unveiled this morning represents a four- point one percent increase over the current budget.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: WHAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW IS A LITTLE BIT OF A DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE NEITHER HAVE LARGE PEAKS OR VALLEYS AND THIS YEAR WE WON'T HAVE A LARGE VALLEY, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE IN THIS KIND OF SPENDING SITUATION IN THE FOUR PERCENT OR UNDER RANGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS.))
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Herbert is proposing a move to automated trash collection, a change that will provide every household in the city with a roll- out trash container.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The budget proposal also includes funding for the new rental inspection program.

Disabled-Buyers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-21
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For years, retailers have overlooked a major market.
But now merchants are realizing disabled consumers have tremendous buying power.
As Denise Allen reports retailers are now targeting this major market.
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(( Many major retailers are utilizing a once un-tapped market.
Hechts and Wal Mart are two chains in our area that regularly show disabled models in their ads. ((SUSAN KNIGHT/EASTER SEALS: WE'RE BECOMING A VERY AGING POPULATION AND THEREFORE WITH OUR AGING VERY OFTEN THERE COME DISABILITIES. THEY ARE RECOGNIZING THIS IS A MARKET THAT IS NOT LOST. THAT IT IS A VERY VALUABLE MARKET TO THEM.)) ((SCOTT ASHCRAFT/VALLEY VIEW MARKETING: IT'S BEEN ESTIMATED THAT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES SPEND AN AVERAGE OR HAVE AN INCOME OF 30-BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. AND THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND AGAIN IT'S NOT ONLY SMART BUSINESS IT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO.))
The American With Disabilities Act and retailers' drive to attract a wider customer base have brought about changes in the shopping environment.
Making store entrances curb-less is one way merchants make their goods more accessible. ((ASHCRAFT: THINGS LIKE BRAILLE LETTERING ON THE RESTROOM AREAS, DIFFERENT MAPS AND BROCHURES, TO GET PEOPLE UPSTAIRS AND DOWN WITH ELEVATORS.)) ((KNIGHT: EVEN IN GROCERY STORES YOU WALK IN AND SEE THE MOTORIZED SCOOTERS WITH THE BASKETS ON THEM. THE ISLES ARE WIDER, THE DOORS ARE WIDER. THERE ARE AUTOMATIC OPENING DOORS.))
Most of these changes have occurred in the last 20 years.
Susan Knight says increased awareness has helped, but she says more improvements still needs to be made if retailers plan to cash in on this growing market.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7,
Today is Arbor Day, and we'll show you what the City of Roanoke is contributing,
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and a cruise is scheduled this summer to witness the gathering of artifacts from one of the worst shipwrecks ever.
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Titanic


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


Plans are in the works for a cruise this summer to the site of the Titanic.
Passengers will be able to watch recovery of artifacts and a small section of the Titanic on closed circuit television.
The oldest living survivor of the Titanic, 99-year-old Edith Haisman, plans to take the cruise.
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Her father went down with the ship 84 years ago today.
The British luxury passenger ship sank in the north Atlantic Ocean when it hit an iceburg.
There were only enough lifejackets for half the passengers and over 15-hundred died.
Seven hundred survived.
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Tree-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=96-22
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke celebrates Arbor Day this year as a TREE CITY USA.
Only a few cities across the nation are awarded the honor by the National Arbor Day Association.
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Lincoln Terrace Elementary school students packed the school yard to help plant a tree for Arbor Day and recognize Roanoke as a "Tree City".
To qualify for the award, a city must employ an urban forester, spend two dollars per capita on trees, have an ordinance to protect trees and celebrate Arbor day with a proclamation signed by the mayor.
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((BOB BOEREN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: IT'S TAKEN SEVERAL YEARS TO DO THAT AND THIS YEAR IS THE FIRST TREE CITY USA STATUS BECAUSE WE HAVE ALL FOUR NOW. ))
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Lincoln Terrace planted 18 trees for today's celebration.
All were donated by "Valley Beautiful", a non- profit organization that works to beautify the city.
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innotech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=biz news


A Roanoke company is on the verge of a major expansion.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Innotech Incorporated announced it has just completed a sale of 30-million dollars worth of its stock in an initial public offering.
And it is now ready to invest that money.
The company estimates that by the year 2000 its employment in Roanoke could increase from 83-people to 550.
At the company's Petersburg plant, the workforce could rise from 36 to 450.
Innotech makes machines that manufacture lenses for a variety of uses.
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Bank-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-17
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The Bank of Ferrum wants to cash in on Franklin County's rapid growth.
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This morning the bank officially opened its fourth branch, along route 220 in Rocky Mount.
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((LARRY HEATON/BANK OF FERRUM PRESIDENT: WE FEEL LIKE THAT AS GROWTH IN THE NORTH AREA THIS WILL BE A LOGICAL AREA FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY TO DEVELOP INTO POSSIBLY A BEDROOM COMMUNITY OF ROANOKE.))
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The Bank of Ferrum also has locations in Ferrum, Oak Level, and downtown Rocky Mount.
The bank is a subsidiary of the MainStreet Bankgroup, which is based in Martinsville.
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#common sense
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The deadline for filing federal income taxes is midnight tonight, and if you haven't filed already, you're not alone.
The I-R-S says a third of all tax returns are mailed in the two weeks leading up to today's deadline.
If you have to file late, Len Bestoff has some advice in the week's edition of Common Sense.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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Stocks have been quietly making gains in light trading on Wall Street.
At noon the Dow was UP just over 30 points.
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Stick around -
Patrick tells us why people from all over the world are kicking up their heels in Boston today,
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and more trouble for memebers of UVa's basketball team.
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Deane


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-31
GRAPHIC=UVa Seal


Another UVa basketball team member has run into trouble with the law.
Cavalier star Harold Deane has become the third player to be arrested in a span of about two months.
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Deane and four others were arrested early Saturday morning in the parking lot of a club that was hosting a fund-raiser dance.
Police say Deane, and the others were asked to leave the premises, but the junior guard refused, leading to his arrest.
Police say Deane also resisted arrest.
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A potential U-V-A player is also in trouble.
In March, 19- year- old recruit Melvin Whittaker was arrested and charged with malicious wounding.
Whittaker allegedly assaulted a Cavalier football player after a pickup basketball game.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
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And in mid- February two Cavalier freshmen were arrested for shoplifting in a Charlottesville department store.

BOSTON-MARATHON


ANCHOR=pATRICK
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WRITER=AMO
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Just a few moments ago the 100th running of the Boston Marathon got underway.
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About 38-thousand official runners will compete in the 26-point two mile course.
Nearly two million spectators and an international television audience are watching.
The field today is more than three times its normal size.
Officials say it will probably take at least 45-minutes for all the runners to reach the STARTING line.
That's quite a difference from the very first Boston Marathon in 1886-- 15 men turned out to run, and a handful of spectators came out to watch.
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Masters


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=Masters Logo


At the Masters, Greg Norman led through three rounds and started the final round with a six stroke lead.
But the Shark lost his lead after 12 holes of the round and Nick Faldo wins the Masters in a stunning turnaround on the final day.
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Norman's troubles began at the turn.
He bogeyed holes 9, 10 and 11 and then he hit his tee shot at the par three 12-th tee into the creek. Norman would double bogey that hole and give Faldo a 2 shot lead.
Faldo tightened up his game and he finished the round with a 5 under par 67 giving him a total of 276, 12 under par and a five shot win over Norman who finished second at 281.
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((NICK FALDO/1996 MASTERS WINNER: ))
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Phil Mickelson finished third and Frank Nobilo was fourth.

Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-32
GRAPHIC=North Wilkesboro


A weekend to remember for Terry Labonte at North Wilkesboro.
He tied Richard Petty for consecutive starts on the pole and won the First Union 400.
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SUPER=03-North Wilkesboro, NC/ESPN; :


Six lead changes early in the race and when Sterling Marlin passed Robert Pressley on the inside he was the seventh leader with 252 laps to go.
Dale Earnhardt who started in the 26-th position was running second in the race with 177 laps in the book.
Jeremy Mayfield gets caught in traffic he loses control and hits the inside wall bringing smoke from the left front tire and the first caution.
Labonte, who tied Richard Petty for consecutive starts, was the leader after 200 laps of the race.
With less than 40 laps to go John Andretti gets lose hits the outside wall drifts to the inside hitting the water barrels then he gets hit by leader Rusty Wallace doing front end damage to his car and sending Rusty to the garage area.
The race was red flagged with 14 laps to go and on the restart Labonte got the jump and he would hold off teammate Jeff Gordon to win the race.
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((TERRY LABONTE/FIRST UNION 400 WINNER: ))
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Gordon was second, Earnhardt third Robert Pressley fourth and Sterlin Marlin fifth. Wrap
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(*******patrick tosses to Melanie*******)
ANCHOR=connie


Later today on Health Check-- we'll hear from the Marrow Donor Center of the Virginias-- about some efforts underway to enlist donors.
About 60 different serious disorders can be cured by bone marrow transplants-- including leukemia and aplastic anemia.
The story, plus all the latest news, sports and weather--- on News 7 at

FIVE. Have a good afternoon.