12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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Straight ahead on News 7 at Noon,
It's slow going in the search to recover the victims of the Valu-Jet plane crash,
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and a Roanoke man is in police custody for allegedly killing his sister's boyfriend.
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Frost and Freeze Warnings are posted across the region tonight, as temperatures are headed for the basement. I'll tell you how cold for how long, coming up in a few minutes from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

FL-Crash


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A team of Navy divers is set to look for the flight recorders of ValuJet flight 5-92 today, as the search continues in the Florida Everglades for victims and debris.
The plane crashed Saturday as it tried to turn back to Miami after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit.
There are also indications there was smoke in the passenger cabin.
109 passengers and crew were aboard the jetliner.
Three people from Virginia are among the victims -- they are Roosevelt Tillman of Lynchburg and two former sheriff's deputies from Prince William County.
Dave Fehling has more now on the investigation.
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The search resumed at daybreak for debris and bodies in the murky everglades north of Miami.
Teams slogging through the waist-high muck have already found numerous small pieces of flight 592. But so far, the all-important flight recorders are still submerged.
A team of navy divers with sonar equipment will begin looking for the radio signal from the so-called black box.
It's located in the tail section of the plane, and because investigators have already found debris from the tail, they believe they are close. ((ROBERT FRANCIS, NATIONAL: WE HOPE IT INDICATES THE RECORDERS MAY BE FOUND QUICKLY.))
Searchers have also recovered what are believed to be body parts, but recovering the rest of the remains of the 109 victims could take days, even weeks.
Federal aviation officials continue to assure the public that ValuJet, a budget airline, is as safe to fly as any other.
But beginning today, the Federal Aviation Administration begins an intensive review of ValuJet's safety and maintenance procedures. ((DAVID HINSON/FAA ADMINISTRATOR: ANY TIME THERE'S AN ACCIDENT... THIS EFFORT.))))

EMERGENCY-LANDING


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Meantime, two hundred sixty-nine passengers on a pair of American Trans Air flights are breathing a collective sigh of relief today.
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Last night a Boeing 7-27 with 106 aboard was forced to make an emergency landing in Indianapolis when it lost cabin pressure.
A dozen passengers were treated for minor injuries.
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Hours earlier, engine trouble forced an A-T-A plane back to the airport in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Boeing 7-57 landed safely and its 163 passengers transferred to another flight.

Chafin


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A former bank executive from Pearisburg has pled guilty to mis-application of funds.
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Fifty-nine year old Harold Chafin (CHAY-fin) admitted he took money from a customer's money market account at the National Bank of Blacksburg.
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((HAROLD CHAFIN/FORMER BANK OFFICER: IT'S A LONG STORY, TRYING TO HELP A CUSTOMER AND GOT MYSELF IN TROUBLE. AND I DID MAKE A MISTAKE, TRYING TO HELP A CUSTOMER. MAX JENKINS: CHAFIN'S ATTORNEY: THERE'S NOT ANY LARCENY OF THE MONEY. HE'S NOT ACCUSED OF LARCENY, JUST MISAPPROPRIATION, MISAPPLICATION OF FUNDS. THE MONEY'S BEEN PAID BACK. Although it did take until the bank pointed it out and came after you for the money to get it back? TRUE.))
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Chafin pled guilty in federal court this morning to two of the three counts against him.
He'll be sentenced in August.

Waller


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A Roanoke man accused of murdering his sister's boyfriend over the weekend is being held without bond.
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25- year- old Eric Tyrone Waller was arraigned this morning in Roanoke General District Court.
The judge appointed a public defender to represent him.
Police say Waller walked into the house where his sister lived with 20- year- old Marvin Williams.
Investigators believe he pulled out a handgun and shot Williams in the face.
Waller later turned himself in at the police department.
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Waller faces charges of first degree murder, and use of firearm in the commission of murder.

Toddler-Slain


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An autopsy is scheduled today on the body of an 18- month- old Colorado girl allegedly killed by a ten- year- old babysitter.
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The boy's brother says the toddler fell off a desk and stopped breathing.
But police say it appears she was hit several times with a blunt object.
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((CHIEF CHRIS OLSON/ENGLWOOD DEPT. OF SAFETY SERVICES: THERE'S BRUISING BLOOD NO GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND NO STAB WOUNDS... INFLICTED BY SOME HARD TYPE OF WEAPON. ))
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The boy is now in police custody.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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O-J Simpson is in Britain, looking for more than a good game of golf.
He's on a publicity tour and he appears later today at a talk show on British television.
Vicki Mabrey has more.
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Soaking up somg rare british swnshine and the attention of a press pack more accustomed to covering the royals, oj simpson indulged his passion for golf sunday on a course just south of london.
The crush of press was the same saturday morning when he arrived at heathrow airport, where he was surrounded immediately by thousands of dollars worth of british bobbies.
YOU UGLY-ASS MURDERER
The rare heckler managed to get through....but for the most part this trip has been treated with that famous british reserve.
WHAT IS HE HERE FOR?
That's the million dollar question. Simpson says he's just taking a break.
OJ SIMPSON:I WAS INVITED. I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED ENGLAND AND LONDON IN PARTICULAR. I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF INVITES, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF INVITES TO GO TO VARIOUS PLACES. I JUST FOUND THIS TO BE...INTERESTING AND I WAS DOING NOTHING SO I SAID, YEAH, SURE.
For the record, he's here as the first guest on a new talk show debuting tonight...
- WE'LL BE TALKING WITH ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL MEN ALIVE, OJ SIMPSON...
And tomorrow, to answer questions in a debate-style setting at oxford university. off the record, the reason may be more prosaic.
DAVE JARVIS, TABLOID REPORTER: OJ CAN'T MAKE A PENNY, SO I SHOULD THINK HE'S HERE FOR ONE REASON: TO TRY AND MAKE MONEY IN BRITAIN THAT HE CAN'T MAKE IN THE STATES.
Producers of the talk show he's appearing on tonight say they're paying only his expenses -- estimated at anywhere between 20-thousand and 50-thousand dollars -- and a one-pound talent fee... about a dollar-53.
The American producer of his allegedly tell-all video hopes to generate overseas interest in the tape... and The London Times reports Simpson is meeting with a Spanish automaker about possibly hawking their cars.
But it may just be that oj is here hawking himself, looking for some of the stardom that's been lost back home.
Vickey Mabrey, CBS News London.))

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Coming up-
An American thought to be dead on Mount Everest is rescued,
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and we'll have more on the fatal fraternity house fire at U-N-C, Chapel Hill.
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Grayson-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A Galax man is dead following a car accident last night.
It happened before midnight on Route 89 in Grayson County.
Police say 34-year-old Carl Elwood Moser Junior was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Jacob Felts, when the car ran off the road.
Moser was thrown from the vehicle and died instantly.
Felts is in satisfactory condition.
No word on the cause of the accident.

EVEREST-RESCUE


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An American thought to be dead on Mount Everest is safe and recovering this afternoon, but eight other climbers are still missing.
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Seaborne Weathers, of Dallas, Texas, came down from the mountain this morning in the highest helicopter rescue ever executed.
He is said to be seriously frostbitten and in critical condition.
Climbers from 11 separate expeditions became stranded over the weekend following a ferocious blizzard.
At least two people are now confirmed dead.
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Frat-fire


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Investigators in North Carolina say it will take three or four more days to determine the cause of a fire that ripped thru a fraternity house at the University of North Carolina, killing five people.
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The PHI GAMMA DELTA House fire came just hours before graduation.
Investigators haven't pinpointed a cause.
One official says the fraternity's fire exits may have been bolted shut, probably to prevent burglaries.
One witness described the scene.
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(( "THE FLAMES WERE JUST COMING OUT OF EVERYTHING. THE WINGS OF THE BUILDING WHERE THE FIRE ESCAPES WERE, WERE STILL REACHABLE. YOU COULD GET OUT. THERE WERE NO FLAMES COMING OUT THERE. I GUESS YOU COULDN'T GET OUT FROM INSIDE." ))
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Three survivors of the fire remain hospitalized today.
PHI DELTA GAMMA is the same Fraternity that was placed on indefinite suspension last year for sending sexually explicit letters out to recruits.
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mitchell-fire


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SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Yesterday;


Fire investigators in Atlanta say the weekend fire that destroyed most of the Margaret Mitchell House was deliberately set.
The historic home had recently undergone a four-million dollar renovation following another fire in 19-94.
The home contains the apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With The Wind," but it was not damaged.
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SOUTHERN-VIRGINIA


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TAPE# 96-39
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It's a new era for the Southern Virginia College for Women -- new owners take over today.
Denise Allen was in Buena Vista yesterday for the commencement that marked the end of the school as it has existed for 130 years.
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(( Through 130 years and name changes, Southern Virginia College has always been a two year school for women.
This commencement marks the end of that tradition. ((BRENNEN O'NEILL/'96 GRADUATE: I'M GLAD IT'S NOT CLOSING. I'M GLAD IT'S STAYING OPEN, THE PLACE WILL STILL BE LIVING. THE CHANGE IS GOING TO BE HARD, BUT I THINK IT'S FOR THE BETTER.)) ((ERIKA GAY/'94 GRADUATE: THE TRADITION OF SOUTHER VIRGINIA COLLEGE AS WE KNOW IT WILL BE LOST. THE GROUP COMING IN HAS A LOT OF CHANGES AND PLANS.))
The change begins Monday.
That's when a group of Mormon businessmen take over the college.
They say the school will remain non-sectarian, but next year's freshmen class will include men. ((GLADE KNIGHT/NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WILL BE A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE AND WE WOULD ANTICIPATE TO FILL THE COLLEGE TO CAPACITY WHICH WOULD BE 350-400.)) ((DR ROGER BARRUS/ACADEMIC DEAN: THERE WILL ALSO BE A CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT THAT WILL DEAL WITH ABSTINENCE FROM THOSE THINGS WHICH DON'T HELP IN LIFE SUCH AS ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND SO ON.))
The new leaders say while the school has no religious affiliation, it will provide a much needed alternative for college students practicing the Mormon faith.
But for the final graduating class of Southern Virginia College for Women it's a bitter sweet day--one marking the beginning of their future and the end of a tradition they cherish.
Denise Allen News 7.))

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Next on News 7 at noon-
Could this cold weather kill your plants?
We'll have some helpful hints,
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and dogs, possums, ducklings and fawns. We'll tell you more about an UNUSUAL family when we return.
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Army-Dog


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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One dog at the Roanoke S-P-C-A is a long way from home and his owner.
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"Pugsy" was picked up by animal control April 24th in the three-thousand block of Sunrise in Northwest Roanoke.
The S-P-C-A traced his rabies tag back to Ft. Lewis, Washington... and his owner Randy Fair.
Fair is stationed somewhere in Germany. Pugsy must have slipped away from his caretaker.
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((AL ALEXANDER/ROANOKE SPCA: HE'S BEEN HERE TWO WEEKS AND NO ONE HAS CLAIMED HIM. I WANT TO GIVE THE OWNERS EVERY CHANCE POSSIBLE TO GET HIM HOME. I WOULD SAY WITHIN TEN DAYS AND PUGSY WILL GO UP FOR ADOPTION. ))
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Alexander says since he is of no relation to Fair, the Army could not give him an address.
He says the Red Cross can't help get a message to Fair because this is not an emergency situation.
Pugsy is about eight years old, 18- pounds, housebroken and sits on command.
If you recognize the dog, please call the Roanoke S-P-C-A.
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dog-possum


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Now here's a dog tale with a happy ending.
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Meet Kaylyn.
Her owner runs a wildlife Rehab Center in northwest Oregon.
When some orphaned possum babies were brought in over the weekend, Kaylyn adopted them.
She brought all 11 of them into her bed and has been guarding them ever since.
Katlyn herself was raised by a cat, and has never had puppies of her own.
But she's adopted ducklings, fawns...and now possums.
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Freeze-Warning


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A frost warning has been issued tonight for most of Southwest Virginia and a freeze warning for all of West Virginia and the Highlands.
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If you don't want your roses to wilt or your petunias to go to pot, one expert says you may want to cover your outdoor plants with a sheet, a box or some plastic.
Another idea is to spray the frost off your plants before the sun comes up.
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((ROGER RARDIN/THE TYLER ROSE: IT'S USUALLY COLDEST RIGHT BEFORE DAYLIGHT AND IF YOU'VE GOT FROST ON YOUR PLANTS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO OUT THERE WITH YOUR GARDEN HOSE AND WASH THE ICE OFF. THE DAMAGE IS DONE WHEN THE SUNLIGHT HITS THE ICE AND MAGNIFIES THE RAYS AND THAT'S WHAT BURNS THE FOLIAGE. ))
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Rardin says perennials are the toughest, while annuals need extra care.
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Common-Sense


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If you're looking for a good investment but you're in a lower tax bracket, one expert says you may want to consider tax free municipal bonds.
Len Besthoff explains in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((If you're looking for a good fixed income investment, tax free municipal bonds might be a good idea, even if you're in a low tax bracket.))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: A 30 YEAR TREASURY BOND RIGHT NOW IS AVERAGING CLOSE TO SEVEN PERCENT. A TRIPLE A RATED TOP OF THE LINE RATED MUNICIPAL BOND IS AVERAGING ABOUT A FIVE POINT EIGHT PERCENT RETURN, BUT WHEN YOU ACCOUNT FOR TAXES, NOT PAYING TAXES ON THAT MUNICIPAL BOND, IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA YOU DON'T PAY STATE OR FEDERAL TAXES, THAT YIELDS PEOPLE IN THE HIGHEST TAX BRACKET CLOSER TO A 10, 10 AND A QUARTER PERCENT YIELD, COMPARED TO THAT SEVEN PERCENT TAXABLE YIELD THAT YOU'RE GETTING WITH A TREASURY BOND. EVEN IN THE SMALLEST TAX BRACKET, THE LOWEST TAX BRACKET, YOU'RE STILL GETTING SEVEN AND A HALF, SEVEN AND A QUARTER PERCENT RETURN VERSUS THAT TAXABLE TREASURY AT SEVEN PERCENT.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Stocks


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Stocks are continuing to move higher after Friday's rally, as interest rates edge lower.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 12 points.
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Coming up in sports-
We'll have the winners of the Senior's Golf Tour and the L-P-G-A,
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and the Tour Dupont ended in Marietta, Georgia yesterday.
We'll show you the the results when we return.
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Tour


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
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For the second year in a row, Lance Armstrong wins the Tour DuPont.
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Yesterday's 12th and final stage was a 19- mile time trial through a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
And Armstrong covered the field with a time of 17:56 to win the final stage.
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Sonics


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WRITER=Roy
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Seattle is in the N-B-A's Western Conference finals for the first time in three years.
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Shawn Kemp scored five of his 32 points in overtime as the SuperSonics blew a 20-point lead before completing a four-game sweep of Houston 114-to-107.
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Utah is a win away from a series matchup with Seattle after Chris Morris poured in 25 points to lead the Jazz to a game-four win over San Antonio.
Meantime, Orlando and Chicago are one victory away from meeting in the N-B-A playoffs for the second straight season.

Golf


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
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A busy weekend in professional golf.
Jim Colbert won on the Seniors' Golf Tour.
He fired a three under par 69 to take the Nationwide championship by three shots at 10 under par.
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SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ABC SPORTS; :


Phil Mickelson followed rounds of 67, 65 and 67 with a four under par 66 to win the Byron Nelson Classic.
Mickelson finished at 15 under par for a two shot win on Craig Parry who shot a five under 65.
SUPER=03-Wilmington, DE/CBS SPORTS; :


Laura Davis won on the L-P-G-A tour.
The British golfer finished the championship at even par one shot ahead of Julie Piers.
Davis shot a final round one under par 70.
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Coming up later today on News 7 at FIVE-- if your hips and thighs are in
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need of a little repair, how about taking up SPINNING?
It's a new twist to the traditional exercise machine-- where bikers stand and jump their way through a workout.
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We'll take you to The Training Edge, where the equipment has made its way to Roanoke-- that's later today on our Health Check Report. Thanks for joining us for News 7 at NOON-- have a great day!