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NOON-HEADLINES

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Secretary of State Warren Christopher has little to show for his latest Mideast shuttle diplomacy,
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and blood screening at some of the nation's blood banks may not be as safe as you think.
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Showers this afternoon will linger into evening, but as the front moves through, clearer but cooler weather will arrive. Stay tuned for all the details from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

Israel


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# 10:01;43
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Secretary of State Warren Christopher has hit a wall in his efforts to end 13 days of fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas.
On a trip back to Syria today President Hafez Assad refused to meet with him.
Meantime the attacks continue, even as Israel observes Memorial Day.
Jesse Schulman reports.
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As sirens wailed, Israel paused today to remember its fallen soldiers, this is Memorial Day.
No Israeli has died in the current fighting... But at a military cemetery in Jerusalem... in army camps on the firing line... in underground shelters along the border with Lebanon, memories of past sacrifice sharpens public will to see something salvaged from Operation Grapes of Wrath.
Cease-fire talks are at the end-game stage, but it's not over 'til it's over... Israeli warplanes and artillery have continued their attacks... the target, suspected guerilla positions... the aim, keep up the pressure on the governments of Lebanon and Syria - bombardment as bargaining chip.
It's a game two can play... Hezbollah guerillas are keeping their rocket attacks coming. The numbers are small, but enough to make their point.
Secretary of State Christopher's shuttle is in top gear... He's trying to coax Israel's Prime Minister Peres and Syria's President Assad to narrow their differences...a deal won't come today, officials say, but it's getting closer.
WARREN CHRISTOPHER, SECRETARY OF STATE: WE'RE IN A VERY INTENSE PERIOD NOW...I PERCEIVE A VERY SERIOUS EFFORT TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS WE'RE FACING TOGETHER.
There's a US plan on the table now, for a cease-fire plus. What that plus is, is what the hard bargaining's about.
Peres wants to be able to claim some sort of victory.
Assad is trying to make sure he can't.
Jessee Schulman C-B-S News, Tel Aviv.))

Chernobyl


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A major fire has erupted near the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine.
Officials say the fire has burned five villages, sending an unknown amount of radioactive particles into the atmosphere.
Indications are that the particles could spread well beyond the 18-mile exclusionary zone around the plant.
The Chernobyl plant was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, ten years ago this week.
Today's blaze threatens to spread radioactive dust left from that explosion and fire.

TOBACCO


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The nation's second largest cigarette maker denies its advertising is targeted at young people.
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The latest denial follows an anti-smoking group's claim a 19-74 R-J Reynolds memo proves the company is trying to influence the smoking habits of young people.
The memo suggested advertising was a "psychological support" youngsters needed when selecting their first brand.
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(( BILL NOVELLI, CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS :"EIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ALL THE CHILDREN WHO SMOKE, SMOKE ONE OF THE THREE MOST ADVERTISED BRANDS. THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. THEY SMOKE THOSE BRANDS BECAUSE THEY ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ADVERTISING." ))
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R-J Reynolds claims the memo supports the company's position that kids start smoking due to peer pressure, not advertising.
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Blood-banks


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A government study of one of the country's largest blood banks found improper screening procedures allowed people who tested H-I-V positive to donate blood.
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C-B-S News reports an F-D-A investigation of Blood Systems Incorporated uncovered more than 200 violations at company sites in eight cities.
The company says it's agreed to federal recommendations to improve the safety of its blood supply.
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Blood Systems operates in some locations under the name United Blood Services.

HEALTH-BILL


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The Senate today is expected to approve its version of a health insurance reform bill.
It allows workers to keep their health insurance, even if they change or lose their jobs.
Differences with the House bill will have to be resolved before President Clinton gets the measure.
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Meantime, a A "New York Times" report says the Medicare hospital trust fund is losing money faster than expected.
The paper says the fund has lost more than four BILLION dollars the first half of the current fiscal year.
And it says the losses are growing.

Comm-Services


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=12noon
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TAPE#596-12
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Health care is the focus of a report in the Roanoke Valley.
Every five years the Council of Community Services sends out questionnaires to the CLIENTS of human service agencies-- and the people who run those organizations.
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The '95 assessment, much like the 19-90 report, finds that many clients in the Roanoke Valley don't have access to basic medical and dental care.
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((KAREN MCCLELLAN/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: HEALTH CARE WAS STILL SEEN AS THE PRIMARY CONCERN BY THE CLIENTS AND TEEN PREGNANCY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF CHILDREN WERE SEEN AS MAJOR ISSUES BY THE PROVIDERS. ))
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The report also illustrates the need for more affordable child care, as well as financial assistance to the elderly, for buying medications.
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McClellan also notes that about one in four clients say they have experienced a high degree of anxiety, stress, or depression in the last year-- pointing out the need for affordable counseling services.
The report is available at Roanoke Valley libraries.
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Still to come on News 7,
A search for a missing Henry County man continues today,
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and Roanoke County police give their reaction to Sunday's deadly car chase.
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Police-Chase


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-26
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Roanoke County police are defending their actions in Sunday's high speed chase that resulted in the death of a family.
Ron Jones has the story.
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(( Roanoke County's police chief says his officers did the right thing when they pursued 21-year-old Scott Carlton Allman.
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((JOHN CEASE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: WE CAN FIND NOT A SINGLE PLACE WHERE THE OFFICER DID NOT OBEY POLICY. IN FACT FROM SOME OF THE WITNESSES AND SOME OF THE INTERSECTIONS HE ALMOST WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF THE POLICY.))
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The 12 mile chase started in the 5000 block of Franklin Road and ended on the corner of Williamson and Plantation Roads.
Sunday afternoon around 1:40 an officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with tinted windows in a parking lot.
When the officer approached the car the chase was on.
They traveled on 220 to 581 North at speeds sometimes reaching as high as 90 miles per hour.
After numerous twists and turns the chase continued west on Plantation Road.
Moments before the fatal collision police say the officer called off the pursuit but the suspect continued. GRAPHIC OF MOVING CARS
Police say the suspect vehicle went through the intersection at Williamson road and rammed a black Monte Carlo ejecting 36-year-old Lori Mason from the car.
She died in the street.
The driver of the Monte Carlo, 34-year-old Thomas Faucher was also killed.
And six- week- old Joleen Faucher was thrown from the car to the side of road-- she died at the hospital. TODAY'S COURT STUFF
The suspect, Scott Carlton Allman, was uninjured.
He was charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Allman's wife was also in the car with him.
She had to be cut out of the wreck and airlifted to a local hospital.
The chief says the incident has been hard on his department.
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((FIRST THE FAMILY THAT SURVIVED THOSE WHO WERE KILLED. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM. AND WE FEEL VERY BADLY FOR THEM.))
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The chief says their pursuit policy is a good one-- but they will review it to see if changes need to be made.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Drowning


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NEWSCAST=noon
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Divers resumed their search for a missing Henry County man today.
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Police say 43 year old Danny McMillan of Collinsville hasn't been seen since Saturday night.
Yesterday authorities noticed McMillan's red Ford truck parked near the Martinsville Reservoir.
A helicopter searched the area.
Divers were called in after a dog tracked McMillan's scent to the edge of the water.
Authorities do NOT suspect foul play.
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County-Schools


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TAPE#96-24
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A group that opposed the Roanoke County bond issue is now setting its sights on next year's board of supervisors elections.
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This morning, The Concerned Citizens for Good Government released a position paper that calls for cuts in county taxes and government spending.
And Don Terp said he hopes the county can come together with a plan that will address school construction needs without taking on excessive debt.
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((DON TERP/CITIZENS FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT OUR ASSETS. THEY WILL DETERMINE WHAT THEY CAN DO WITH WHAT THEY'VE GOT TO DO IT WITH. AND THEY CAN'T GO BEYOND THAT, BECAUSE THE CITIZENS SAID NO THEY CAN'T. IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH, BUT IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE.))
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Three seats on the Board of Supervisors will be up for election in November of 1997.
Terp says his group plans to field a slate of candidates then.

Ward-System


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The modified ward system is getting Roanoke's attention again.
Last night, city council hosted a sometimes heated public hearing on the issue.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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That was the sentiment of many who spoke before Roanoke City Council regarding the current at- large electoral system.
Several citizens believe the much- debated modified ward system would make council members more accountable to all districts-- not just their own.
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The lone opponent who spoke at the hearing says Roanoke faces more crucial issues, like providing adequate housing-- and dividing the city into wards
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Meanwhile, residents continued demanding council allow citizens to vote on the issue-- but the city attorney explained there are many steps in the process. Standup, second one please
Council ended up approving a motion to form a task force of neighborhood organizations to come up with a plan for a modified ward system-- with the idea that it will eventually be placed on the ballot as a referendum.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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When News 7 continues,
The Governor hams it up on Q-V-C,
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and if you've ever wanted to get a feel for what it's like to be the first lady, have we got an auction for you.
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Allen-QVC


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-30
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George Allen has a new job -- advance man for the Commonwealth.
The governor is selling Virginia products on Q-V-C and as Ellen Qualls reports, operators are standing by.
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(( Virginia's premier pitchman was at it again.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: Y'ALL COME AND VISIT US. DAN HUGHES: WE'RE GONNA GO OVER TO LISA. SHE'S GONNA SHOW US SOMETHING THAT IS AS TRADITIONAL AS VIRGINIA CAN GET -- A SMITHFIELD HAM.))
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Hams and ham products are just the tip of the iceberg this week on QVC.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: JUST GREAT.))
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((LARRY SANTOR/V.W. JOYNER HAMS: ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER, WE WERE ON FOR TEN MINUTES AND SOLD ABOUT 16- HUNDRED OF THESE SPIRAL CUT HAMS. IT WAS AMAZING IT WORKED OUT VERY VERY WELL.))
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It's that type of response that brought the world's largest American map -- or so they claim -- to Jamestown.
It's crew will be popping up pictures from the Roanoke Farmer's Market on Saturday.
The Allen family is part of the hard sell.
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((How many of these do you expect to sell this week? WELL WE WOULD HOPE TO SELL CLOSE TO A THOUSAND-500 OF THEM. I HOPE. At how much? I THINK THEY SAID THEY'RE SELLING THEM FOR 19- DOLLARS.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: JUST FOR TOURISM PROMOTION, THE VALUE OF THIS BEING WORTH EASILY A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN ADVERTISING. AND SO THE INVESTMENT BY THE STATE OF MAYBE 35 OR 40- THOUSAND DOLLARS, JUST THAT WAY, MAKES IT WORTHWHILE. BUT THEN ON TOP OF IT ALL, THERE'S ALL THE SALES THAT SMALL BUSINESSES WILL RECEIVE FOR IT.))
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((QVC SAYS IT REACHES 54 MILLION HOMES NATIONWIDE. IT'S PITCHING 98 VIRGINIA PRODUCTS THIS WEEK, INCLUDING SPORTSWEAR FROM MARTINSVILLE, FURNITURE FROM BASSETT AND O'SULLIVAN IN SOUTH BOSTON, AND THE HOMESTEAD COOKBOOK FROM HOT SPRINGS ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, JAMESTOWN.))
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Jackie-O


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And they're taking bids on Jackie-O's things today.
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Sotheby's drops the gavel on what is being billed the auction of the century -- the sale of the estate of the late Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Thousands of people from around the world are expected take part in the bidding.
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Stocks


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Stocks are mostly higher with technology issues leading the way again.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP almost eleven points.
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Stick around -
The Hornets head coach calls it quits, meantime, the Roanoke Express chugs full steam ahead despite changes at the helm. MUSIC UP FULL comm4

Express


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The Roanoke Express organization held a news conference this morning to address several management issues.
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Steve Mason joins us now from the Roanoke Civic Center where some of the changes were announced today. Steve.
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((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER ))
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Bristow


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The Charlotte Hornets have also announced a shake-up at the top.
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((TODAY WE'RE MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ALLAN BRISTOW WILL NOT COACH NEXT YEAR. WE'RE MAKING A CHANGE BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT.))
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Head Coach Allan Bristow resigns after a year in which the Hornets had one of the worst defenses in the N-B-A and a nine-game drop off from last year's record.
The team is now looking for a new head coach. Assistant Coach Bob Bass says he isn't interested.
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Wrap
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Coming up today on News 7 at FIVE's Health Check report--
A tour of the new Lewis Gale Breast Center-- the latest facility to offer complete breast care all in one place.
The story, later today,-- along with all the latest news, sports and weather.
That's News 7 at NOON. Thank you for joining us.