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NOON-HEADLINES

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Rain-swollen streams and creeks in West Virginia are responsible for one death and have forced hundreds from their homes.
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And a corporate jet made an emergency landing at Roanoke Regional Airport this morning after experiencing engine problems.
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

bland-Flooding


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A rain soaked Southwest Virginia is experiencing flooding.
One of the hardest hit areas in terms of flooding is Bland County.
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The situation is especially bad in the community of Rocky Gap--and that's where Scott Prince is. FULL/SCOTT
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Melanie question--Scott have shelters been set up?

Pulaski-Flooding


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The town of Pulaski spent the morning evacuating people in several neighborhoods.
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For residents along Dora Highway, evacuating has become almost second nature.
This is the second time so far this year Peak Creek has flooded out their homes.
Residents have begged town council to try to correct the problems, and say now they're fed up.
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Residents in the Lottier and Kersey Bottom areas were also flooded this morning.
Town council is asking the Army Corps of Engineers for a feasibility study of corrective measures along Peak Creak. It's also considering a state buyout program to relocate residents in affected areas.
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WEST-VA


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And in West Virginia, rain-swollen streams and creeks are responsible for one death and have forced hundreds of people from their homes today.
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Up to three inches of rain fell in the region overnight causing major flooding.
One person died while while trying to drive through a creek.
Four hundred people were forced from their homes in Logan County and thousands are without power in the southern part of the state.
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Emergency-Landing


ANCHOR=Melanie
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A corporate jet returned to the Roanoke Regional Airport on one engine this morning after a generator failed.
The twin engine airplane was about 50 miles northeast of Roanoke on its way to Washington National Airport when the pilot reported the problem.
He shut down the left engine, returned to the airport and landed safely shortly before eight o'clock.

VALUJET


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Visible progress is being made this afternoon at the Florida crash site of Valujet flight 5-92.
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The DC-9's engine parts and other wreckage were plucked from the murky water of the everglades by a heavy lift helicopter.
Oxygen canisters that were being transported by the jet are being closely looked at as the possible cause of the crash.
The Washington Post is reporting that the containers were mislabeled as empty.
A special fire and explosion team joined the investigation today.
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Saturday's crash killed 110.
The families of the victims prayed and cried yesterday in a memorial at the site of the crash.
Today Searchers continue the grueling task of recovering the victims remains, a job that could take two more weeks.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon--
Bob Dole is wasting no time stepping up his presidential campaign, one day after announcing he'll leave the Senate.
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and a baby-sitter was the only one to survive a fire that engulfed a home in Petersburg.
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P'burg-Fire


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TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Fire swept through a Petersburg house yesterday, claiming five lives.
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Four of the victims are children ranging in age from one month to three years.
Their 70-year-old partially paralyzed great-grandfather was also killed.
A woman who was baby-sitting the children survived by jumping out of a window. She suffered a broken leg.
Fire officials say the blaze appears to be accidental.
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Rostenkowski


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
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Former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski has lost his political power and could lose his freedom-- now comes word that he has prostate cancer.
Two Chicago papers report the diagnosis has resulted in a temporary postponement of his 17 month prison sentence for mail fraud.
There's no word on how serious the cancer is at this stage.
Rostenkowski chaired the powerful House Ways and Means Committee before being indicted in May 19-94.

Dole


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One day after announcing he is quitting Congress, Bob Dole hits the campaign trail.
He will appear at a rally this afternoon in Chicago.
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Dole says he's giving up his Senate seat to concentrate full time on his run for the White House.
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A C-B-S poll shows Dole is doing the right thing by focusing on the campaign.
60 percent of 670 people surveyed approve of his decision, while 30 percent say he should have stayed in Congress.
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But the poll also shows an uphill battle for Dole.
If the election were held today, 74 percent say they believe President Clinton would win.

REEVE


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Actor Christopher Reeve is successfully campaigning for federal funds.
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Yesterday, Reeve announced that President Clinton will budget ten million dollars for spinal cord injury research.
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Best known for his role as "Superman," Reeve was paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse last May.
He has been devoting time since his recovery to lobbying Congress for increased funds.
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When we return-
After a toddler's death, safety advocates are warning parents about the dangers of drawstrings on clothing.
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and making patients who are confined to beds and wheelchairs as comfortable as possible.
We'll tell you about a new method being used at a Roanoke Nursing Center.
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Drawstring


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Safety advocates are pleading with parents to cut drawstrings off their children's clothing.
The latest warning comes after the choking death yesterday of a two-year-old in Boston.
Officials say the boy chocked when the string of his sweatshirt got caught on the top of a slide in a city park.
Between 1985 and 1995, the U-S Consumer Product Safety Commission has received reports of 17 deaths involving hood and waist drawstrings.

Positioning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12noon
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Therapeutic Positioning is a way to make those confined to bed or a wheelchair more comfortable.
As Connie Stevens reports from Burrell Nursing Center, all it takes is some individualized modifications to the standard equipment-- to help patients thrive.
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The look of the supply closet here at Burrell Medical Center has changed considerably over recent months.
There's a new variety of boards, cushions, slings, covers, and trays all designed to improve the total well-being of patients.
Here's Velmer Hardy sitting in her OLD wheelchair-- she naturally leans-- putting all her weight on one hip.
Her feet are banged by the wheels, and the arm rests are too high for her. Plus, the naugahyde backing of the chair is bowing, causing her head to hang-- she's basically swamped by the chair.
But the new equipment offers back support, better positioning and padding-- to diminish the effect on pressure points.
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There have also been advancements in reducing bed sores-- with special mattresses designed to reduce pressure.
These modifications may be crucial for many patients-- because if not treated properly, pressure ulcers can be fatal.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

Nursing-Home


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Choosing a nursing home for a loved one or for yourself is not an easy task.
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Kevin McCullough, a spokesman for the L-O-A Area Agency on Aging, joins us during National Nursing Home Week with some advice.
When should a family consider a nursing home as an option for a loved one?
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(What should you look for when picking out a nursing home?)



(What are some of the warning signs of a poorly operated nursing home?)



(Do certain nursing homes suit different needs?)



(What do you say to people who believe that nursing homes are places where the

elderly are locked away and destined to a life of solitude?)

(I understand the L-O-A is like the Better Business Bureau of nursing homes,

explain this.)
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Philip-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-38
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An offer by the nation's number one cigarette maker to not advertise in kid's magazines will not accomplish much.
That's the suggestion of a Food and Drug Administration official.
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Under its offer, Philip Morris would advertise in magazines with 85 percent adult subscribers.
It would also back a ban on vending machines.
In return, it wants the Food and Drug Administration to stop all efforts to regulate tobacco.
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The F-D-A official, who asks to remain anonymous, says the agency would rather broaden the ban to any magazine that kids might look at, such as "Sports Illustrated."
The White House says the offer is a nice try, but a bit short of the mark.

Stocks


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On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN six points.
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Coming up in sports-
The rain delay couldn't keep the Cavaliers and the Wolfpack off the field
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and a former member of the Wolfpack and N-B-A Hall of famer is a big hit with one group of kids.
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UVA


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Despite a rain delay last night, the Virginia Cavaliers managed to advance to the second round of the A-C-C baseball tournament with a 5 to 1 win over N.C. State.
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The rain delayed the games at the Durham Bulls Athletic park, but the Cavaliers and the Wolfpack eventually took the field.
Virginia outfielder Symmion Willis had the big shot of the game this solo
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and the Cavaliers get the 5 to 1 win over N.C. State.
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South


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The Big South Conference has announced both the men and women's basketball tournaments will be held at Liberty University's Vine center for the next 2 seasons, a welcome announcement for the Flames.
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Thompson


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The announcement wasn't the only big news for the the University last night.
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Former NC State Wolfpack star and NBA Hall of famer David Thompson was on campus to talk to about 35 hundred youngsters.
Steve Mason was also there.
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