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NOON-HEADLINES

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Rain falls in Florida creating even tougher conditions at the ValuJet crash site.
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And a Floyd County High School teacher comes down with Meningitis.
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More record heat anticipated today, and perhaps even tomorrow, as highs will run some 20 degrees above normal this afternoon. We'll tell you more about this early heat wave coming up in a few minutes from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next. Open
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Thorp


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=None


No criminal charges will be filed against V- M- I's rifle Instructor.
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Last month 10- year- old John Pickral died after an accidental shooting at the school's rifle range.
The trigger was pulled by Jim Thorp, who told authorities he was trying to put the gun away when the 3-80 caliber pistol went off.
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In a prepared statement, Commonwealth's Attorney Gordon Saunders said the incident did not warrant charges because it was not a willful act... and that Thorp had no intention of endangering Pickral.
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VALUJET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash inv


Rain today in Florida may interfere with the search for more wreckage from ValuJet flight 5-92.
Crews are using sophisticated ground-mapping radar to help hunt for critical parts of the crashed jetliner-- like the cockpit voice recorder.
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SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL;


Divers with new biohazard suits will try tomorrow to go into the crash crater.
The special suits will help protect the divers from the hazardous elements in the Florida Everglades
Meantime, more evidence has been found indicating that a fire or explosion may have occurred before the D-C Nine crashed.
Heat-damaged pieces of small oxygen canisters have been found embedded in a tire that was carried in the cargo hold of the jetliner. 4:14:51
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(( GREG FEITH/NTSB:WE HAVE FOUND EVIDENCE ...INDICATIVE OF A DISCHARGED CANISTER...DON'T KNOW IF DISCHARGED PRIOR... PLACED ON AIRPLANE. ))
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The national transportation safety board now says more than a hundred oxygen canisters were loaded, without safety caps.
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Meningitis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-f
GRAPHIC=Meningitis


A Floyd County High School teacher has been diagnosed with meningitis.
It is a teacher who works in the vocational department-- and is said to be doing well.
Those with close personal contact with the instructor are encouraged to go to the New River Health district for preventive anti-biotic treatment.
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Symptoms of meningitis may include:
--Fever,
--Headache
--Stiff neck & back
--Nausea
--Skin rash
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Meningitis


Any Floyd County High School student or staff member who thinks they may have the infection should see a doctor.

Monty-Chase


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=police chase


A 24 year- old Montgomery County man is charged with driving under the influence and attempting to elude police following a chase which ended in an accident last night.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Last Night;


Sheriff's Deputy J-L Puckett responded to a complaint of a vehicle without license tags.
The driver, James W. Reed allegedly took off when Puckett spotted him.
Puckett followed Reed for about half a mile when Reed lost control of his car and crashed over an embankment.
Reed was treated for minor injuries.
No one else was hurt.
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FREEMEN


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=freemen


More talks are planned today as the standoff between the F-B-I and the Freemen enters its 57th day.
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SUPER=03-Jordan, MO;


The talks in rural Montana are focusing on Freemen member, Tammy Ward, and her two young daughters.
Yesterday officials were unsuccessful in persuading them to leave.
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((CHARLES DUKE/COLORADO STATE SENATOR: THEY WERE VERY BRIGHT, YOU KNOW, JUST FULL OF LIFE LIKE TWO LITTLE GIRLS OUGHT TO BE. ))
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Meantime the F-B-I is said to be considering a new proposal from the Freemen.
The stand- off began when two of the group's leaders were arrested.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

STAND-OFF


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wipe wipe wipe
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SUPER=03-Santa Cruz, CA;


Meantime, a sea- going standoff is under way in the waters off Santa Cruz, California.
A Coast Guard spokesman says a gun toting skipper is refusing to allow the Coast Guard to board his fishing boat for a safety inspection.
The captain of the 36-foot boat is now heading out to sea, with two Coast Guard vessels in pursuit.
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Pierce


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-34
GRAPHIC=None


The West Virginia man who wrote a book many military groups follow, says he does NOT believe his writings contributed to the Oklahoma City bombing.
White supremacist William Pierce lives in Pocahontas County.
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Last night he was interviewed on "60 Minutes" about his 19-78 book, "The Turner Diaries."
It describes the destruction of F-B-I headquarters using a truck bomb made in a similar fashion to the Oklahoma City bomb.
The book describes a race war in the United States and the armed overthrow of the federal government.
Some experts believe it inspired the Oklahoma City bombing.
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((WILLIAM PIERCE/"THE TURNER DIARIES": NO I DON'T, I'VE SAID THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, THAT I DO NOT APPROVE OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING. IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE UNDER THE PRESENT CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE WHEN THEIR IS NO GROUP ACTUALLY CAPABLE OF TAKING ON HE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND DEFEATING IT.))
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The book also describes eliminating Blacks and Jews.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Coming up next on News 7,
It's the season for boating on the lake.
Authorities say accidents can be avoided with basic knowledge,
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and there's a new newscast in the valley...and it's produced completely by some Roanoke County students.
We'll tell you all about it when we return.
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fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=forest fire


In Colorado, hundreds of firefighters continue to battle a forest fire south of Denver.
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SUPER=03-Buffalo Creek, CO;


The fire, now 20 to 30 percent contained, has consumed nearly ten thousand acres.
Hundreds of people were evacuated yesterday and 12- structures including at least two homes have been destroyed.
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((THEY BUILT A FIRE LINE AROUND OUR HOUSE, HOPEFULLY THEY CAN SAVE IT. iF IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING THIS WAY THEY'RE GOING TO DO A BURNBACK AWAY FROM OUR HOUSE TO SAVE THE PROPERTY. ))
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Fire officials expect better weather conditions today in the form of cooler, moister air and calmer winds.
Federal investigators believe the fire was started by campers.
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Endeavor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=endeavor


It's described as a giant balloon in space.
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A parachute-shaped antenna that's filled with nitrogen gas inflated today to its full size outside space shuttle "Endeavour."
It measures 50 feet across and is attached to a satellite.
NASA hopes the 14 million-dollar experiment will be a model for future inflatable spacecraft.
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Safe-Boating


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-44
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was a very busy weekend on the water at Smith Mountain Lake.
The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries hopes to teach boaters the rules of the water.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


This is National Safe Boating Week.
The department wants boaters to realize most boating deaths occur when the victim is NOT wearing a life jacket.
And Paul Howell says many senseless accidents happen because people don't know the basics.
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((PAUL HOWELL/BOATING EDUCATION COORDINATOR: THE MORE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT YOUR BOAT, THE MORE YOU CAN LEARN ABOUT THE RULES AND REGULATIONS THE SAFER YOU'RE GOING TO BE OUT THERE. A LOT OF IT IS PRACTICING GOOD COMMON SENSE AND COURTESY A FLOAT.))
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Howell says jet skis are becoming a danger on the lake, and operators need to realize they're actually driving a small boat.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The Safety Council offers a free boating safety course.
Participants receive a certificate after completing the class which may lower some people's insurance costs.

WKID


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-28
GRAPHIC=None


Mount Pleasant Elementary School is taking local news coverage one step farther.
It has started its own student run television operation W-K-I-D.
Joe Dashiell tunes us in.
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((They don't have the audience or the equipment of a commercial television station.
But what the students of Mount Pleasant Elementary School may lack in technical expertise they make up in enthusiasm.
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With the help of teachers and volunteers... MORE NAT SOUND 15:18:26
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Forty two fifth graders operate the cameras, conduct the interviews, prepare the graphics, and deliver the news they've gathered in the halls of their school.
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((MATTHEW SMITH/STUDENT: WE ASKED PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT THEY DID IN THE BLIZZARD OF '96 IF THEY WENT AND PLAYED AND EVERYTHING, SO WE GO AROUND AND COVER EVENTS THAT ARE AROUND THE SCHOOL.))
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That's not say it's always been easy. At the start of the school year,
there was a lot to learn. (/////SOT/////)
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((REHANNON WOOD: IT WAS REALLY TOUGH, LIKE DON'T DO THIS. DO THIS. DON'T DO THIS. BUT YOU'RE PRETTY COMFORTABLE WITH IT NOW? UH HUH!)) ((KIRSTEN CARRELL: WE'VE GOTTEN PRETTY GOOD AFTER A LOT OF PRACTICE.))
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Teachers say the practice HAS paid off. The program is a hit.
And while WKID may never appear in the Nielsen ratings, there is no question about who is number one at Mount Pleasant. NAT SOUND OF THIS IS WKID.
Joe Dashiell News 7))n
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Don't go away,
We have a complete list of school closings because of the heat wave,
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and we'll tell you how the heat took a swing at some softball fans at yesterday's N-C-double-A tournament in Salem.
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Heat


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-43
GRAPHIC=Spring Heatwave


You would have never realized the scorching temperatures by the action on the diamond at the N-C-Double-A Division Three Women's Softball Championship yesterday.
The tournament took place all weekend at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem, despite the extreme heat.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


As a precaution, each team was limited to playing two games per day.
Players were given a rest in between games and pumped full of water.
But heat took its toll on spectators.
Several fans collapsed Saturday.
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((NICK HOLMES/ATHLETIC TRAINER: WHAT WE'VE BEEN TELLING THEM IS STAY IN THE SHADE WHEN POSSIBLE. MAKE SURE THEY TAKE IN LOTS OF LIQUIDS. WE HAD A FEW PEOPLE WHO HAD PROBLEMS WE HAD TO TREAT THEM FOR AND THE BEST THING YOU CAN TELL ANYBODY OUT IN THE SUN, EVEN THOSE WHO ARE NOT PARTICIPATING IS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE HEAT.))
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Nick Holmes says play it safe and take these precautions during your outside activities.
This is early in the season for such hot temperatures.
The normal high is 77-degrees. But yesterday's temperatures were almost 20-degrees more than the norm.
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School-Closing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=nle
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=School Info


A few school systems have altered their schedules today due to the heat. TAKE SCHOOLWATCH
Craig County schools will close at 1:15.
In Danville, the high school and junior high dismissed students at noon.
The middle school will close at 12:40 and the elementary school will close at 1:20.
In Henry County, middle schools closed at 11:30, high schools closed at 11:45, and elementary schools will be closing at 12:30.
This schedule is also in effect tomorrow.
Students at Monroe County schools in West Virginia will be dismissed at 2:00.
In Nelson County, elementary schools at 12:25, and secondary schools will be closing at 12:30.
THEY WILL HAVE A ONE BUS RUN.
Schools in Patrick County will close at 1:30.
Pittsylvania County schools will close today at 1:00.
Pulaski County schools will close two hours early.
And in Roanoke County -- students at Cave Spring Junior High, Fort Lewis Elementary and Bent Mountain Elementary schools will be dismissed at one o'clock.
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OIL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


There's word this afternoon of a deal between the United Nations and Iraq over oil sales.
The country's ambassador to the U-N says Iraq will be allowed to sell oil to buy food and medicine for its people.
That could mean bigger gas supplies and lower gas prices.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#commonsense
GRAPHIC=common sense


In this week's edition of Common Sense, a local stockbroker tells Len Besthoff about a conservative form of investing that usually outperforms traditional methods of saving your money.
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((While putting your money in a CD or a savings account is a good conservative way to watch your investments, there are some alternatives.))
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((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: ONE THING THAT I RECOMMEND TO INVESTORS IS TAKE A LOOK AT A PORTFOLIO OF STOCKS IN THE FORM OF A MUTUAL FUND THAT INVESTS IN COMPANIES THAT PROVIDE A GOOD POTENTIAL FOR INCREASING DIVIDENDS AS WELL AS GROWTH. SO YOUR INCOME STRING IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO GO UP OVER TIME AS WELL AS THE BASIC UNDERLYING VALUE OF YOUR STOCKS. THERE'S A LOT OF GROWTH AND INCOME, OR INCOME AND GROWTH TYPE MUTUAL FUNDS OUT THERE THAT HAVE A LARGE PORTION OF HIGH QUALITY DIVIDEND PAYING STOCKS AND THEY LOOK FOR COMPANIES THAT HISTORICALLY PAID DIVIDENDS AND TRADITIONALLY INCREASED THOSE DIVIDENDS OVER TIME.))
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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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It's important to point out that a good number of mutual funds are NOT insured by the federal government.

Stocks


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WRITER=cro
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GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN five points.
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Stick around - Patrick has sports highlights including the Avalanche sweep,
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and the speaker chosen for one college graduation may have left other contenders green with envy.
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Softball


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL


Trenton State becomes the only team in division three history to win six softball championships.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Lions vs Panthers; :


The team had plenty of fun in Salem this weekend.
The Lions scored three runs in the third and 2 in the fourth to beat the defending champion Chapman Panthers 7 to 2.
The game was a rematch of last years championship game--Chapman won that one 4 to 2.
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Avalanche


ANCHOR=PATRICK
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=twe
TAPE#-CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche swept its home series over the weekend...by completing a three game sweep of first place Durham with a 5 to 3 win at Memorial Stadium.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Bulls;


It was a hot and humid day at the yard--perfect weather for a haircut to benefit the Leukemia Society.
In the fourth inning, Salem caught fire.
Mike Higgins rips a double into the gap, scoring Chad Gambill and Pookie Jones to make it 2-nothing Salem.
The Bulls charged back in the 5th.
Anton French bounces this pitch to the right side of the infield, allowing
SUPER=34-Salem/==5/Durham/==3;

Danny McGee to score--2-1 Salem. The Avalanche goes on to win 5 to 3.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Shaq didn't have enough tricks up his sleeve to tame Michael Jordan and company.
The Chicago Bulls jumped out to an early 10 to nothing lead to beat the Orlando Magic 121 to 83 in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago/NBC SPORTS; :


The Bulls came out of the gate going to the board-- Dennis Rodman gets the follow jam to make it 17 to 9 Bulls.
Michael Jordan takes the ball inside and scores the layup and Chicago led 25 to 13 in the first quarter.
Orlando's Penny Hardaway led all scorers with 38 points.
On this play he makes the steal and layup cutting the Bulls lead to 4.
Chicago pulled away in the fourth quarter--Scottie Pippen with the reverse hook and the Bulls win it 121 to 83.
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((MICHAEL JORDAN/21 POINTS: ))
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


Corey Pavin picked up his first win on the P-G-A tour this season with a win at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX/CBS SPORTS; :


Pavin, who won the tournament in 1985, made his move with this birdie putt on the ninth hole to go to 9 under par.
He birdied the 18-th hole for a one under par 69 and his total of 272, 8 under par was two shots ahead of runner up Jeff Sluman.
SUPER=03-Clifton, NJ/CBS SPORTS; :


Bob Murphy is the winner of the Cadillac N-F-L classic on the Senior Tour.
Murphy shot a 3 under par 69 and his 14 under par total was two shots better than second round co-leader Jay Sigel.
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WRAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=AMO
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Coming up in tonight's Health Check Report on NEWS-7 at FIVE... we'll have more on the Meningitis case discovered at Floyd County High School.
We'll see who is at risk and what kind of precautions are being taken.
That report and more of the day's news, weather and sports tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE. Then stick around for NEWS-7 at SIX.

Kermit


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NEWSCAST=
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


And finally, He's green, and he's known world-wide.
We're talking about Kermit the Frog, except now it's "DOCTOR KERMIT."
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SUPER=03-Southampton, NY;


The Muppet character received his "Doctorate of Amphibious Letters" yesterday from Long Island University's Southampton College.
Kermit also had advice for the graduates in his five minute commencement address.
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((KERMIT THE FROG: AS WE SAY IN THE WETLAND, RIBBITT, RIBBITT, KNEE DEEP, RIBBIT, WHICH OF COURSE MEANS MAY SUCCESS AND A SMILE ALWAYS BE YOURS EVEN WHEN YOU'RE KNEE DEEP IN THE STICKY MUCK OF LIFE. ))
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Southampton College is known for its Marine and Environmental Sciences programs. (ad lib bye) (----------------)