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In Salt Lake City, a standoff is underway between police and a 15- year- old who hijacked a school bus,
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and as the search continues for human remains in the Valujet crash in Florida, some airport mishaps are reported in other parts of the country.
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The day starts out frosty, but sunshine will help warm us up, it will also pave the way for showers tomorrow. Stay tuned for the complete News 7 Weather Center forecast.
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Stick around the news is next.

Va-Landing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
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TAPE# 96-41
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A Miami Air jet had to make an emergency landing in Norfolk this morning.
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The Boeing 727 lost cabin pressure, on its way from New York to the Caribbean, and was diverted to Norfolk International Airport.
The plane landed safely. Some of the 120 passengers on board had to be treated for nose bleeds and ear problems from the rapid decompression.
The airline's president says the plane ran into trouble when it got to cruising altitude and had to land.
Miami Air is a charter company that owns seven planes.
The company has passed all its Federal Aviation Adminstration inspections.
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GA-LANDING


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
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And a Northwest Airlines jet made an emergency landing at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta last night.
A Northwest spokesperson says the plane was bound for Minneapolis when its right engine failed.
The plane landed safely and no one was injured.
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CRASH-UPDATE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
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Meantime, at the site of Saturday's Value jet crash in the Florida Everglades police divers are still searching for the cockpit voice recorder-- the second so-called "black box."
Yesterday, a diver literally stepped on the FIRST recorder, the flight data recorder, during a search for human remains.
Dave Fehling is on site with the latest.
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(( Investigators have not been able to remove the jet engines from the muck and standing water, but a preliminary examination of the engines at the crash site show no pre-crash damage.
Divers have removed small pieces of the jet...such as bundles of wires and switches...that could yield clues why the jet went down Saturday shortly after takeoff. The crew reported smoke in the cockpit before losing contact with the Miami control tower.
The investigation continues amid reports this particular jet had to return to the airport seven times in the last two years due to mechanical problems.
In April the FAA ordered that a bundle of electrical wiring on all McDonnell Douglas DC-9s be rerouted to prevent the potential for fire. That order takes effect Wednesday.
The airline itself is under fire... Transportation Department Inspector General Mcry Schiavo has been investigating Valujet since February. She was quoted in a recent Newsweek article as saying she wouldn't fly on the discount airline.
MARY SCHIAVO, INSPECTOR GENERAL, U.S. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION "I'M SURPRISED WHAT I SAY IS NEWSWORTHY CAUSE I'VE BEEN SAYING IT FOR A LONG TIME."
Schiavo is investigating claims the Federal Aviation Administration went easy on Valujet.
SCHIAVO: "A NUMBER OF CLAIMS HAVE COME UP... RE: THE FAA. WE WILL BE INVESTIGATING."
This morning, Aviation Administration Chief David Hinson defended his agency during Senate Commerce Committee hearings. SEN.ERNEST HOLLINGS/D-SC:109 PEOPLE DEAD FROM BUDGET CUTS."
DAVID HINSON, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION The pilot of the ill-fated jet reportedly kept meticulous records of problems she noticed on Valujet's fleet of older DC-9's. Candalyn Kubeck was believed to be the first female captain of a commercial jet killed in a US crash.))

Tillman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Plane crash


Lynchburg resident Roosevelt Tillman was on board ill-fated flight 5-92.
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For the past eight months Tillman was the Navy recruitment supervisor for Central and Southwestern Virginia.
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Dorsett says high ranking naval officers chose Tillman to head up the Lynchburg office.
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Tillman was originally from South Florida.
He was in Miami visiting friends and family.

Bus-Hijack


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Police in Salt Lake City are in a stand-off with a teenager after he hijacked a loaded school bus.
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The 15-year-old apparently took over the bus after shooting the driver in the leg.
Police chased the bus until it crashed into a house.
They say the boy is now inside.
Authorities believe the teen has personal problems.
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Police are using tear-gas in an effort to end the standoff.
Witnesses say the boy helped at least 15 children off of the bus before driving away.
The driver of the bus is in good condition at a local hospital.
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TWISTER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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A tornado has plowed through northern Bangladesh, leaving behind a trail of death and destruction.
The Bangladeshi news agency says the storm killed more than 400 villagers.
As many as 33- thousand more were injured.
The news agency says thousands of homes were blown away.

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When we return-
O.J. Simpson is back in the news, but this time he's not sitting before a jury of his peers.
He's taking questions from the Oxford debating society,
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and police are posting this sketch in hopes of finding the man suspected of abducting a woman in Culpeper County.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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O.J. Simpson is at Oxford University today to face questions from its famed debating society.
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But the event will be behind closed doors.
The rules of engagement are no journalists and no tape recorders.
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(( PAUL KENWARD, OXFORD UNION PRESIDENT 0112 THERE'S NO STEREOTYPICAL OXFORD GUEST. THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL WE'VE HAD HERE PROBABLY IS RICHARD NIXON. OF COURSE, O.J.'S BEEN ACQUITTED SO BY NO MEANS CAN YOU SAY HE'S THE MOST GUILTY MAN WE'VE HAD HERE. ))
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Last night Simpson was the guest on a British talk show.
This was O-J'S first major publicity tour abroad since he was acquitted last October.
And it looks like he may need whatever promotional money he can make.
Los Angeles T-V station, K-C-B-S reports the Internal Revenue Service has placed a lien on Simpson's Brentwood mansion.
The lien is for a 19-94 income tax bill that tops 600-thousand dollars.
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Showalter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=state police investigation


Police around the state are posting a new, more detailed sketch of the man suspected of abducting and killing Alicia Showalter Reynolds.
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The Baltimore doctoral student was abducted two months ago on a highway in Culpeper County-- apparently by a man posing as a Good Samaritan.
Her body was found last week.
Police say they have a good composite drawing of the suspect.
They say he made contact with numerous women who were driving on Route 29.
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((LUCY CALDWELL/STATE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: THERE ARE AT LEAST TWENTY WOMEN WHO HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH HIM. SEVERAL OF THEM SPENT SOME CONSIDERABLE TIME WITH HIM AND THEY WERE EXTREMELY HELPFUL. THEY'VE ALL SAID THAT THIS PORTRAIT IS AN EXTREMELY LIKELY CANDIDATE OF WHO IT IS.))
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The sketch shows a square-faced man with reddish hair and a green plaid shirt.
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New-Industry


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It sounds like a broken record, but Botetourt County is welcoming another new business.
Dynax Corporation of Japan will set up its American headquarters at the East Park Commerce Center.
The company produces transmission parts for passenger cars.
The 17-million dollar facility will employ 50 people initially.
That number could jump to 100 workers over the next few years.
This is the fourth new industry to announce it's coming to Botetourt County in the past two months.

Shenandoah-Manor


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Shenandoah Manor nursing home officials are considering filing for bankruptcy.
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The Clifton Forge nursing home has been struggling financially for the past few years.
On numerous occasions the home was unable to pay its employees and the quality of care was questioned by state authorities.
The facility was recently purchased by a group in Massachusetts.
However, staffers say despite the possibility of bankruptcy the home will remain open.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon-
Norfolk Southern workers are promoting safety on the rails,
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but who's promoting safety at the racetrack?
It looks like these ducks need a lesson.
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Rail-Safety


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Norfolk Southern is targeting safety at railroad crossings today, as it marks National Transportation Safety Week.
Employees are passing out safety pamphlets to motorists as they approach railroad tracks.
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Beth Myer is in Cloverdale at one of the crossings.
Beth, what does the company hope to accomplish?
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China-Trade


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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The U-S is moving toward imposing trade sanctions against China.
This comes after a breakdown in talks between the two nations over a dispute on the pirating of U-S movies, music and computer software.
A U-S official says a formal announcement of the penalties is expected tomorrow.

Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-34
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Optical Cable has won a contract that could mean up to three million dollars to the Roanoke County company.
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The University of Rhode Island picked Optical Cable as a supplier for a large project it's starting.
The school will connect 95 of its buildings by fiber optic cable.
The cable will give students better access to a variety of data banks.
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Optical Cable has taken part in a number of other large scale projects.
It's products are in places like the Three-M Corporation's national headquarters, The Chrysler Technology Center, and Denver's new airport.


ECONOMY


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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Analysts say two new reports point to continued low inflation.
Consumer prices rose four-tenths of a percent in April, but that's due mostly to higher gas prices -- and overall inflation pressures were in check.
In another report, retail sales dropped by three- tenths of a percent.

Stocks


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Stocks followed bond prices higher after the report on the moderate consumer price increase.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 28 points.
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Coming up in sports-
Can three horses finish a race at the exact same time? We'll take a look at the photo finish,
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and we'll show you the latest chapter in the 24-year-old rivalry between Jefferson Forest and Brookville.
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Forest


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#=CL-96
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Jefferson Forest topped Brookville in a Seminole District battle last night at Liberty University's Worthington Field.
Steve Mason has more on some last minute heroics.
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Ferrum


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
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The N-C-Double-A division three baseball tournament is coming to Salem Memorial Stadium May 23 through the 28th, and Ferrum is hoping to make it to the final eight.
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Yesterday the Ferrum Panthers found out that they will be the second seed in the tough South Regional later this week in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Ferrum will open the double elimination tournament at noon on Thursday against Atlanta's Emory University.
This is Ferrum's eighth trip to the N-C-Double-A's in the last nine years.
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Also, the N-C-Double-A women's division three softball championships are in Salem later this week, with games beginning on Thursday at the Moyer complex.

Tech


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will not be going to the N-C-Double-A baseball tournament afterall this season.
The Hokies advanced through the winner's bracket of the Atlantic 10 tournament this weekend, but lost two games to U-Mass yesterday 5-TO-2 and 8-TO-2 in the championship round.
Tech finishes the season with a 35 and 24 record.

Indy


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noone
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
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You could say things ran "a-foul" at the Indianapolis speedway yesterday.
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During a practice session, take a look at the little dark brown spot just to the right of the car as it whips around the corner at over 200 miles an hour.
That blur turned out to be a mother duck and her babies attempting to make it across the track.
Track security came onto the scene and escorted the family to safety.
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Charlotte


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noone
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
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Now on to the horsetrack.
Take a look at this finish from Yakima Meadows Track in Washington state.
Three horses, "Fly Like An Angel", "All I Have on the Radio" and "Terri" will come down the middle on the track on the homestretch and hit the finish line at exactly the same instant.
After reviewing the photo finish it was called a dead heat.
That's the 20th time that a triple dead heat has occurred in Thoroughbred history.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Coming up later today on Health Check-- a report of interest to patients confined to wheelchairs-- and their caregivers.
For many, all it would take is some simple modifications to their existing equipment to offer comfort and mobility.
We'll have the latest on the growing field of "positioning" on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at NOON.