12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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Police in a Dallas suburb say a mother killed her two children and stabbed herself before blaming it on an intruder,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and fires at black churches in the South take center stage this afternoon at the White House as President Clinton meets with Southern governors.
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Showers and thunderstorms today with some heavy down pours. A FLOOD watch is in effect for the Greenbrier Valley. I'll tell you more about it in a few minutes.
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News 7 at Noon is next.

Churches-Governors


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NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
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A Maryland fire marshal says this morning's fire at a black church on the Eastern Shore was an accident.
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The official says the blaze was caused by an electrical problem.
Meanwhile federal agencies are looking into a wave of suspicious fires at black churches over the last year and a half.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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They are also looking into a number of fires at mostly white churches.
Today President Clinton meets with
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Governor Allen and other southern governors to discuss the issue.

Cross-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-10)
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Two Pulaski County teens convicted of burning a cross on a black family's lawn have been sentenced to two months in a juvenile detention center.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./File Tape;


Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge John Buck yesterday called the teens' actions "one of the most despicable actions that could be committed."
Buck also sentenced each boy to community service and probation.
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Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Jack Kevorkian


A Virginia woman is the latest to die in the presence of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
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58-year-old Lona Jones of Chester had a malignant brain tumor.
One of Kevorkian's attorneys says Jones used carbon monoxide to kill herself.
Her body was taken to a Pontiac, Michigan hospital late last night.
This is the the second suicide Kevorkian has attended in just over a week and his 30th since 19-90.
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Tex-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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A Texas mother is facing murder charges this afternoon, after being arrested for killing her two young sons.
Two weeks ago, two young brothers were stabbed to death, the mother wounded, by what she claimed was a mysterious attacker.
Last night, police offered a different story.
It is tragically reminiscent of the story of another mother, and another child murder case.
Diana Olick has the story.
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Six- year- old Devon and his five- year- old brother Damon were stabbed to death in the living room of their suburban dallas home.
Their mother, 26- year- old Darlie Routier, told police of a male intruder.
Police now say there is no such man.
RANDALL POSEY, ROWLETT POLICE CHIEF: THE CRIME SCENE TELLS THE STORY AND IT WILLS THE HARD STORY. PROBLEM IS THAT STORY ISN'T THE STORY THAT SHE'S TELLING.
Routier claimed that on the night of June 6th, she and the boys were sleeping in front of the T-V when a man attacked her sons and then stabbed her in the neck and shoulder.
Police now say her wounds were self inflicted.
Routier's husband, who has not been implicated, was allegedly asleep upstairs with their infant child.
STACEY STANLEY, NEIGHBOR: WE ALL JUST HAD A FEELING THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS ABOUT IT, IT JUST DIDN'T SEEM RIGHT.
It is hard not to compare this case to the South Carolina murders of two other young brothers in 1994.
Their mother, Susan Smith, claimed they were abducted by a man during a car jacking.
SMITH: "PLEASE BRING THEM HOME."
After a highly publicized nationwide search, the boys were found in a nearby lake.
Their mother was convicted of their murders.
Now another community, is possibly facing the same grizzly reality.
STANLEY: "NOTHING LIKE THIS IS SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN HERE."
But this case bears one striking difference: the way in which the boys were killed.
Child abuse experts say that while close to 700 children die at the hands of their mothers each year, most are drowned or suffocated.
Very few are so brutally murdered.
Last night Darlie Routier was charged with two counts of capital murder.
If convicted she could face the death penalty.
Diana Olick, CBS News, Dallas.))

Pitts-Murder


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE# none
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A 46- year old Pittsylvania County man has been charged with murder.
The Sheriff's department today charged Aubrey Harris Junior of Dry Fork with killing 37- year old Jesse Leroy Davis.
Davis' body was discovered June third in the Mount Cross community.
Authorities say Davis died from a gun shot wound.
Police do not have a motive.

ZODIAC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


One of the most notorious and mysterious murder cases in New York City's history may finally be solved.
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Police sources say a man arrested yesterday for a shooting in Brooklyn has confessed to being the so- called Zodiac killer.
The Zodiac killer terrorized the city six years ago, selecting victims by their astrological sign.
Sources also say the suspect's fingerprints match evidence in the Zodiac shootings.
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CHOPPER-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Helicopter Crash


Nine soldiers remain in critical condition following yesterday's collision of two Army helicopters at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Six soldiers died and a total of 30 people were injured.
A post spokesman says an amateur videotape suggests the collision happened when one of the Blackhawk helicopters veered into the other at tree-top level.
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The helicopters were taking part in a training exercise to rescue injured soldiers at the time of the accident.
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((LIKE I SAID, IT HAPPENED SO QUICK, I COULDN'T TELL YOU WHETHER I SAW THIS PARTICULAR AIRCRAFT HIT THAT AIRCRAFT. ONE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO SPIN. BOTH AIRCRAFTS HIT THE GROUND))
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This is the second fatal helicopter crash at Fort Campbell this year.
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Israel


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NEWSCAST=noon
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Israel has a new leader today.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office this morning, then held his first Cabinet meeting.
Earlier, Netanyahu moved into his new office.
The change came in a ceremony with Shimon Peres.
Peres told his successor that the road to peace in the Mideast will not be an easy one.
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Still to come on News 7,
Plans for a 100-mile power line through national forest land lose their strength,
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and a new special education school has been built in Lexington, but the parents of this child do NOT want him to go there.
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Power-Line


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-34
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Plans for a controversial power line project are back to square one.
As Len Besthoff reports, the power company behind the plan is shocked by this latest development.
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(( American Electric Power wants to build a high voltage transmission line from its generation fields in West Virginia to Botetourt County, and about 12 miles of the 115- mile route goes through federal land including the Jefferson National Forest, the New River, and the Appalachian Trail.
For that reason, the U- S Forest Service has to review the lines potential impact and after years of delays, it finally released its findings.
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((BILL DAMON/FOREST SUPERVISOR: BASED ON THE ANALYSIS AND INFORMATION GATHERED TO DATE, WE WOULD NOT ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE POWER LINE ACROSS NATIONAL FOREST OR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LANDS.))
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The Forest Service says AEP's preferred route OR any of its 12 alternatives would have a severe environmental impact.
This decision left AEP shocked, infuriated, and with few options.
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((RON POFF/AEP PROJECT MANAGER: YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SNAKE THROUGH SOME VARIOUS OPENINGS IN THE JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST, BUT YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT GET HERE WITHOUT CROSSING THE NEW RIVER OR THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL. SO THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE YOU HAVE HERE IS NOT A TRANSMISSION ALTERNATIVE.))
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AEP says the Forest Service is ignoring the area's need for more power.
As you might guess, the findings have the line's opponents overjoyed.
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((ELLEN COLEMAN/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THIS PROJECT IS DEAD, AND WE REALLY NEED APCO TO FACE IT.))
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Before the Forest Service makes a final decision, it will go through a three month public comment period.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

L'burg-Schools


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-51
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It looks like Lynchburg city schools will NOT be re-districted next year or possibly for the next several years.
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School officials worried that potential residential development would force them to redraw the city's high school and middle school attendance zones.
But a committee studying the numbers says the projections are not enough to justify moving students around.
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((CHIP JAMERSON/REDISTRICTING COMMITTEE: IN THIS DECISION WE'RE LOOKING AT NEBULOUS PROJECTIONS AND WE'RE LOOKING AT POSSIBILITIES BUT WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT ANYTHING THAT HAS ANY ABSOLUTE CONCRETE BASIS TO IT.))
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The school board last night voted to leave the attendance districts alone.
They could revisit the issue if high school populations become too imbalanced.
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School-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-49
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A Henry County boy can spend his summer vacation looking forward to going back to school.
A judge yesterday reversed the school board's decision to expel 16- year- old Brian Wood.
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Wood was expelled from Bassett High School earlier this year for carrying a pocket knife on a field trip.
His parents sued the school system-- saying expulsion was too extreme for Wood's violating the weapons policy.
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The judge ordered the school board to re- examine the matter.
At this point, Wood can return to school in the Fall.

Turpin


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=RJO
TAPE#96-35
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Meantime, a Lexington couple is waiting to find out if their sick child can attend a special education school in Buena Vista.
They say a denial of their request would be devastating.
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Five year old Ryan Turpin has had five heart operations, a cardiac arrest, and he's been treated for stomach ulcers.
For the past three years Ryan has attended school in Buena Vista.
But school officials say because of cramped conditions, special ed children must attend the new facility in Lexington.
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((DR. NICHOLAS MASCHAL/LEXINGTON SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR: ECONOMICALLY ADVANTAGEOUS FOR US AND FOR BUENA VISTA FOR US TO BRING OUR PROGRAM BACK HERE. IT'S ALSO GOING TO BE ADVANTAGEOUS IN THAT WE CAN OFFER A BETTER INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM WITH MORE ENGAGED LEARNING TIME FOR THE STUDENTS.))
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One of Ryan's doctors wrote school officials stating a change could cause serious and perhaps permanent damage.
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((LISA TURPIN/RYAN'S MOTHER: THEY DIDN'T CARE THAT THE DOCTOR WAS SAYING THAT IT COULD HARM. AND WE WERE TOLD THAT WAS ONE DOCTOR'S OPINION AND THAT WHAT ONE DOCTOR SAID BASICALLY DIDN'T MATTER.))
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Lexington school officials will make a decision in a couple of weeks.
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Still to come on News 7,
One of the top men in baseball is considering going fulltime,
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and we'll have a profile of the only female deputy in Henry County.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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LWV


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=none


The local chapter of the League of Women Voters is disbanding.
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The group has sponsored candidate forums, provided voting information, and encouraged citizens to go the polls.
But now officials say the lack of new leadership has forced them to cease operations at the end of the month.
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((PHYLLIS BAILEY/LEAGUE CHAIRMAN: THERE ARE SOME MEMBERS OF THE LEAGUE WHO HAVE BEEN IN IT SINCE THE '50S AND IT'S A CRUSHING BLOW TO THEM. BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW OF AN AGE AND AN ENERGY WHERE THEY CAN'T TAKE A HEAVY LEADERSHIP ROLE AND THEY'RE WILLING TO DO SOMETHING, BUT THEY CAN'T DO EVERYTHING. AND THAT'S KIND OF THE POSITION WE GOT IN, YOU KNOW.))
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Bailey says she hopes that in the future, someone will be able to revive the local chapter.

Lady-Cop


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-53
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She's a wife and mother, but she's also a sheriff's deputy.
Tammy Pickerul is Henry County's ONLY female officer.
Kimberly McBroom has her story.
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(( Tammy Pickurel says she's treated just like one of the guys-- and that's the way she likes it.
Pickurel has worked the rural, but active Henry County beat for nearly seven years.
As the department's only female deputy, she takes some good- natured ribbing from her male counterparts.
But Pickurel says being a woman in uniform has its advantages.
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((TAMMY PICKUREL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: I COME IN HANDY EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, YOU KNOW, DEALING WITH OTHER FEMALES, AND SOMETIMES WITH SMALL CHILDREN, I ALSO HAVE A DIFFERENT PROSPECTIVE OR OUTLOOK ON SOME SITUATIONS THAT MIGHT GIVE A DIFFERENT IDEA ON HOW TO HANDLE SOMETHING. ))
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She says southside Virginia is sorely lacking in female officers-- but it takes a certain kind of woman to handle the job.
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((YOU DON'T JUST WALK IN AND SAY, OKAY, I'M PUTTING ON A BROWN UNIFORM-- LET'S GO OUT THERE AND FIGHT CRIME. YOU'VE GOT TO GO TO SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL IS NOT EASY. IT'S PHYSICAL. YOU'VE GOT TO JUST-- YOU'VE JUST GOT TO WANT TO DO IT. ))
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Pickurel's background includes her service as a U.S. Marine.
She was stationed in Quantico during Operation Desert Storm.
Her dedication and courage have earned her the respect of the department's leader.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: TAMMY IS FEARLESS. INCIDENTALLY, SHE'S GOTTEN HURT A FEW TIMES WHERE SHE'S REFUSED TO BACK UP AND A LOT OF PEOPLE, MEN AND WOMEN, JUST SIMPLY WON'T DO THAT. THEY'RE NOT CUT OUT FOR IT, BUT TAMMY IS. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE SHERIFF SAYS HE'D JUST AS SOON HAVE PICKUREL BACK HIM UP AS ANY MALE DEPUTY ON HIS STAFF-- AND HE SAYS HE'D WELCOME MORE FEMALE OFFICERS JUST LIKE HER. ))
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Dollar-General


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-50
GRAPHIC=None


A Halifax County organization that helps others, is getting some help of its own.
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The Dollar General Corporation yesterday broke ground for its 60-million dollar distribution center at the Halifax County- South Boston Industrial Park.
During the ceremony, C-E-O Cal Turner Junior and Gray Construction Company presented the local Mentor and Role Model Program with a ten- thousand dollar check.
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((GATHA RICHARDSON/MENTOR & ROLE MODEL BD. MEMBER: OH, IT JUST MAKES ME FEEL GREAT, I WAS SO SURPRISED THAT I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO FAINT, REALLY. HARVEY DILLARD/MENTOR & ROLE MODEL BOARD PRESIDENT:I WAS JUST COMPLETELY SHOCKED, I HAD NO IDEA BUT WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE GENEROSITY OF DOLLAR GENERAL. ))
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The Dollar General Distribution center will also create 500 new jobs.
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Stocks


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On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP 34 points.
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Coming up in sports, another season of minor league baseball is up at bat,
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and nothing but the best for horse and rider in Salem this week.
We'll show you some finishing touches at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
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Selig


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=mlb logo


Published reports today say acting baseball commissioner Bud Selig is considering accepting the position fulltime.
Today's "Milwaukee Journal" quotes several unnamed sources who say Selig will take the job and relinquish his role as president of the Milwaukee Brewers.
When asked whether he's considering becoming commissioner, Selig said he was too busy trying to get a new stadium built for the Brewers.

Phillies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=APPY LEAGUE


Turning to the minor leagues --
The 1996 Appalachian league season opened last night for the area's two teams as the Martinsville Phillies hosted the Danville Braves at Hooker Field.
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In the fifth, Danville is on top three- to- one and looking to pad its lead.
Tyronne Pendergrass lays down the punt, pitcher Tim Walton fields the ball but makes an errant throw that allows Pendergrass to advance all the way to second.
Three batters later , Jim Schearrer drills a shot past short and plates Pendergrass for a four- to- one Danville lead.
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But the Phillies get five runs in their last four at bats to come back for the six- to- four win.
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Danville plays its home opener tonight with former G-W head basketball coach Harry Johnson throwing out the first pitch.

Horse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
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Now on to fillies of a different sort --
The Roanoke Valley Horse Show is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
As Steve Mason reports, a record number of entries and some unique decorating touches are making this silver anniversary a big time for all.
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((Over 200 thousand dollars in prize money and some where in the neighborhood of a thousand riders and horses competing are just two aspects the show that have enabled it to be the longest running sporting event in the Roanoke Valley. ((:)) Feast your eyes on the shows ever growing ambiance. chandeliers hang in stalls to enhance tack rooms. There is even prize money on the line for the top bridles and saddles on display. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Roanoke's Lakeland Stables fish pond outside it's stable might offer an advantage, but the competition is all in fun. The horse show runs through this Saturday. Competition begins at 8 am and finishes around 10:30 all week. In Salem, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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WRAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=AMO
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Coming up on Health Check --
A new stroke drug could offer hope for some patients.
For others, though, it could spell disaster.
We'll tell you about the F-D-A's latest recommendation, tonight on News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON. Thanks for joining us.