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NOON-HEADLINES

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ValuJet is out of the air, and now, a top federal official may be out of a job.
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And a big setback for a proposed high voltage power line in our area.
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Hot and humid this afternoon with highs in the 90s.
Expect some scattered thunderstorms. I'll have the forecast in a few minutes.
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Don't go away the news is next.

Power-Line


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A big setback for American Electric Power's effort to build a high voltage transmission line in our area.
The U- S Forest Service has released its long- awaited Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and has reccomended the "no action, no build" alternative.
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This means the Forest Service believes a line should NOT cross federal forest land, as proposed by A-E-P.
A-E-P may now have to go back to square one and research a whole new set of routes for its project.
The power company had proposed extending the line from West Virginia to the Cloverdale section of Botetourt County.
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A-E-P says it will take issue with the findings.

Smart-Highway


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Smoother sailing for another controversial project in our area.
Last night the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors condemned conservation land for the Smart Road.
Jay Moore has that story.
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After listening to more than 30 people on the Smart Highway issue, the board decided to voted in favor of the resolution four to three.
The question before the board was whether to allow VDOT to build the road through an agriculture and forest district.
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The land in question was 140 acres which stretch through scenic Ellett Valley.
Some opponents says politics played a major roll in the decision.
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VDOT officials say they're glad to have jumped this hurdle and are ready to move ahead
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Altizer says VDOT hopes to have that for the land owners within the next 90 days.
In Christiansburg, Jay Moore, News 7.))

Valujet


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And while the Smart Road is taking off -- Valujet has been grounded and that's shaking things up at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sources say the agency's safety chief, Anthony Broderick, is being forced out.
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Meanwhile, his boss, David Hinson, is defending the F-A-A's handling of ValuJet.
The low-cost carrier suspended operations indefinitely as of midnight, at the urging of the F-A-A.
The agency says Valujet has serious maintenance problems.
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((DAVID HINSON/FAA ADMINISTRATOR: THE ACENCIES' 30 DAY INSPECTION FOUND VARIOUS DEFICIENCIES IN VALUJET INCLUDING THE AIRLINE'S FAILURE TO ESTABLISH THE AIRY WORTHINESS OF SOME OF ITS AIRCRAFT SYSTEM, SIDE DEFICIENCIES IN VALUJET'S MULTIPLE SHORT COMING IN THE QUALITY ASSURANCE OF VALUJET CONTRACTORS AND A LACK OF ENGINEERING CAPABILITY..))
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All this follows the crash of a ValuJet plane five weeks ago that killed 110.
Valujet hopes to have its fleet back in the air within 30 days.
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Churches


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Clergy members meet in Atlanta today to tackle the rash of arson attacks on churches with predominately African American members.
Two churches in northeast Mississippi appear to be the latest targets.
The churches went up in flames last night in the small town of Kossuth
(kaw-suth).


Lurene Cachola (kah-CHO-la) has the story.
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Nelms


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Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms pleaded guilty today to an indecent exposure charge in Richmond Circuit Court.
The Republican lawmaker got a 30-day jail term, suspended for a year, and a 50-dollar fine.
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He also was ordered NOT to return to Richmond city parks.
Nelms was accused of exposing himself in February to an undercover vice officer in a park.
Nelms claims he was urinating.
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Whitewater


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After eleven months of hearings the Senate Whitewater Committee released its final reports today.
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The panel's G-O-P report is laced with strong criticism of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and her controversial legal work for the failed Madison Guarantee Savings and Loan.
The Democrats are using their final report to say that testimony from 159 witnesses turned up no wrongdoing by the President and Mrs. Clinton.
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KACZYNSKI


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The first charges in the Unabomber case could come today in California.
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Federal sources say Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski will be indicted for two Sacramento bombings that killed a computer store owner in 19-85 and a forestry association president ten years later.
So far Kacszynski is only charged with possession of bomb components.
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bombing-suspects


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Meantime the suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing made a court appearance today in Denver under heavy security.
Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are meeting with a judge to set an agenda for a three day hearing scheduled to begin next week.
Both men face the death penalty if convicted of federal murder and conspiracy in the April 19, 19-95 bombing that killed 168.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon,
Roanoke city council's approval of a new rental inspection program doesn't go over well with some residents,
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and in New Zealand, an active volcano sends hundreds scurrying to safety.
We'll take a look.
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Jones-Trial


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A Lynchburg jury is deciding whether a city man acted in self- defense when he allegedly killed another man last winter.
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29- year- old Danny R. Jones is on trial for the murder of 24- year- old Robert Lewis Allen January 21st.
Police say Jones and Allen were fighting in the parking lot of the Glass House night club when Jones shot Allen once in the stomach.
They say Jones said he feared for his life that night and only fired to protect himself.
The five- man, seven- woman jury heard closing arguments this morning.
It began deliberations about two hours ago.
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Mitchell


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More legal trouble for former Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell.
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A grand jury yesterday handed up nine more indictments against him.
Special prosecutor Gino Williams says eight of the charges involve Mitchell's handling of funds for a private cemetery.
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The ninth charge concerns a 350-thousand dollar check that was supposed to be used to post bond in an annexation case.
Williams says the money was deposited in another agency's account, to cover money Mitchell allegedly embezzled.

City-Council


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A new rental inspection program approved by city council is raising concerns by neighborhood groups -- they fear the plan doesn't go far enough.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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((Stung by criticism that the program has been watered down, City Manager Bob Herbert repeatedly defended the rental inspection program as the maximum state law will allow.
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Under state law, the city can only require inspections when a unit becomes vacant, but the program will offer incentives to landlords to encourage voluntary inspections on a regular basis.
Still representatives of some neighborhoods say they are skeptical that the city is doing everything it can to insure the safety of tenants and improve the quality of rental housing.
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((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: AND IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF YOU HAVE A LAW ON THE BOOKS THAT YOU ON COUNCIL WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE IT HAS ENOUGH TEETH IN IT.))
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All but one member of city council voted to implement the program.
Mac McCadden objected because it doesn't treat all of the city's neighborhoods equally.
But others insist it's a good start, and they say they won't be bashful about amending it later if they need to.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Bowles


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Yesterday's meeting was the last for Elizabeth (BOWLS) Bowles, Wendell Butler and Mac McCadden.
The three are stepping down at the end of the month, and for Bowles it is the end of a 20-year career.
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Yesterday, Bowles received tributes from Total Action Against Poverty and her colleagues on council.
And she offered an emotional farewell.
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((ELIZABETH BOWLES/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: TO OUR STAFF, BOB HERBERT, ALL OF OUR APPOINTEES, AND TO YOU THE PEOPLE, I LOVE YOU. AND I'VE LOVED YOU AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.))
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Nelson Harris, Carroll Swain, and Jim Trout are being sworn in today and will take their seats on Roanoke City Council in July.
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Just ahead, a Roanoke teenager escapes serious injury after falling off a cliff,
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and is Santa's way of entering a house the best way?
One woman tried it after getting locked out of her house.
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VOLCANO


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A spectacular pre-dawn display by a volcano in New Zealand.
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Mount Ruapehu (ROO'-u-PAY'-hoo) sent huge clouds of volcanic ash and hot gas miles into the sky this morning, forcing five airports and some schools to close.
Strong tremors from the volcano have been felt 25 miles away and rumblings deep within the earth have been heard 40 miles away.
No injuries or major damage have been reported.
But the eruption has caused chaos for thousands of travelers.
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Fall


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A scary moment for a Roanoke teenager -- he survived a forty foot fall while rock climbing in Giles County yesterday.
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16-year old Daniel White was one of a dozen hikers taking part in Camp Bethel's Backpacking Week along the Appalachian Trail.
But he strayed from the path and went rock climbing.
White lost his grip and fell.
He was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
But White was released last night.. apparently suffering no significant injuries.
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MOTORCYCLE-CHASE


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Another high speed chase is captured on live television yesterday in Southern California.
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A man allegedly assaulted a police officer and then hopped on a motorcycle and led police on a 40 minute chase throug Orange County.
At times the biker reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour.
The chase ended abruptly as the motorcyclist violently broadsided a bus.
Although injured, the rider still resisted arrest.
He is now hospitalized in serious condition.
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chimney


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It's not Christmas and she's not Santa Claus, but a California woman thought she would climb down the chimney anyway.
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Actually Heather Jahen locked herself out of the house and used the chimney to try and get back in.
She instead was trapped for five hours and was rescued by firefighters using an elaborate device.
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The 25 year old woman was taken to the hospital suffering only a few cuts and bruises.
The rescue cost the city nearly a thousand dollars and Jahen may be forced to pick up the bill.
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State-Savings


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Governor Allen is cutting state employees a break this month by suspending health insurance premiums.
That means that the state won't take out deductions on health insurance from the two paychecks that workers get in June.
As a result, a worker with family coverage under the state plan could save an extra 155 dollars.
Allen has been under fire for stripping state workers of insurance coverage for most abortions.

Stocks


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On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN one point.
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Stick around - sports is next, including a big day for the Roanoke Star Youth Soccer Club,
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and we'll take a look at a program in Roanoke that's helping citizens have a safe summer in the water.
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Council


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A couple of soccer notes. City Council got its kicks in chambers yesterday.
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Mayor David Bowers and council honored the Roanoke Star Youth 13 team for winning the soccer state championship June 2nd.
The mayor proclaimed June 17th Roanoke Star Youth Soccer day in celebration of the team.
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Soccer


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Roy Stanley visited with that team over the weekend.
He found out that these players, who will represent the state in the regional soccer tournament, have become embassadors for the Star City.
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((The Roanoke Star U-13 White team qualified for the regionals by knocking off defending champion Midlothian in the state championship a couple of weeks ago.
Its the first time a team from Southwest Virginia has qualified for the Regionals.)) ((DANNY BEAMER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROANOKE VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER: )) ((The Star will compete against teams from 14 different states in region one.
The majority of the teams are state champions which will take the competition to a higher level than the state.
But the kids that make up the star squad has been together since day one of the youth soccer program.)) ((DONNIE SMITH/CENTRAL MIDFIELDER: )) ((MICHAEL BEAR/SWEEPER: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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SWIM-SAFETY


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Both young and old can be safe in the pool this summer, thanks to a program being offered by three diverse groups.
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The Red Cross, Roanoke Housing Authority, and Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a program designed to teach swimming lessons AND to certify lifeguards.
Thanks to an art auction, there are 50 scholarships available to people who want to learn how to swim, but the program is more than just lessons.
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((BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THE LIFEGUARD TRAINING IS 33 HOURS AND ALSO INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL RESCUER ALSO INCLUDES FIRST AID. AND THE BASIC LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM THAT THESE CHILDREN WILL BE INVOLVED IN, THAT IS FOR TWO WEEKS FOR 50 MINUTES EACH NIGHT AT THE END THEY GET ABOUT 10 MINUTES OF PLAY TIME TO JUST KIND OF JUST EXPERIMENT IN THE WATER AND JUST SHOW WHAT THEY'VE ACTUALLY LEARNED.))
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If you're interested in the program you can contact the Red Cross in Roanoke.
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WRAP


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Coming up in tonight's Health Check report on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
We've already experienced warm humid weather, and it is important to prevent dehydration.
Drinking plenty of fluids is the best advice....
We'll have more on safely beating the heat, tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE, then stick around for News-7 at Six. Have a good day....buh bye.