12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None
(----------------)
VO-NAT


One day after House Hearings, a Senate panel is listening to testimony on the F-B-I files controversy, this as the probe expands to include a special prosecutor.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie


And another black church goes up in flames, but this time it's in the Pacific northwest.
(/////////////)
TALENT=Beth
SS=None


Thunderstorms this afternoon, some with heavy down pours.
I'll tell you more about the forecast in a few minutes.
(///////////////)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Stick around the news is next.

FILEGATE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=reno


Some new developments this afternoon in the probe into the White House collection of confidential F-B-I files... dubbed by some as "File Gate".
Attorney General Janet Reno has asked that the matter be turned over to Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth Starr.
The White House says it supports that move.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Yesterday;


Meantime, a day after House Hearings on the F-B-I files flap, a Senate panel is holding its own hearings.
Lawmakers are looking into why the White House collected some 408 sensitive background files.
Many of them involve prominent Republicans.
(----------------)



whitewater


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


Meantime in another Clinton administration controversy, the President is coming to the defense of his most trusted adviser.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Bruce Lindsey confirms he's going to be named an unindicted co-conspirator in the latest Whitewater trial.
But he insists he's done nothing wrong.
The trial, in Little Rock, Arkansas, involves two bankers.
A lawyer for one says a prosecution witness will accuse Lindsey of conspiring to hide large cash withdrawals from the I-R-S.
The money was for President Clinton's 1990 campaign for governor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((HE HAS BEEN THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED SEVERAL TIMES AND THEY HAVE NEVER FOUND ANYTHING. I DON'T BELIEVE HE HAS DONE ANYTHING WRONG. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=anything wrong.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Lindsey says he did report the withdrawals on campaign finance reforms.
(----------------)



VALUJET


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


A new F-A-A document shows ValuJet will pay two million dollars toward the cost of the probe that found sloppy operations.
The report says that in the months before the May crash in Florida, ValuJet often flew planes with broken parts, no inspections and bad repairs.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dade Co., FL/File Tape;


Meantime, a published report says two mechanics falsified paperwork relating to flight 5-92.
"The Miami Herald" says the documents FALSELY indicated that the oxygen canisters suspected of playing a part in the crash had the required safety caps attached.
(----------------)



LGH-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#96-37
GRAPHIC=fire


A small fire in a waste room at Lewis Gale Medical Center was contained quickly early this morning.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning;


Salem Fire crews responded to smoke coming from near the emergency room just after 4:30.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((BILL DOWNEY/LGH ADMINISTRATOR: THERE WAS A FIRE IN SOME EQUIPMENT INSIDE ONE OF THE WASTE ROOMS IN A CONTAINED ROOM IN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING. THERE WAS NO DANGER TO ANY TO THE PATIENTS OR STAFF. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Lewis Gale Administrator; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=or the staff.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


No one was forced to evacuate the facility.
Keagey Road was closed for several hours because of the fire.
Officials are still looking for the cause.
(----------------)



or-fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net
SS=fire inv


Another black church has burned.
This time in Portland, Oregon--
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Portland, OR;


Fire officials say someone torched the racially mixed Methodist church today.
They consider it arson.
The majority of recent church burnings have been in the South.
Several Southern Governors, inlcuding Governor Allen, met with President Clinton yesterday to come up with ways to combat the problem.
Ellen Qualls reports from the White House.
(----------------)

wipe wipe wipe wipe

Church-Burning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-43

wipe wipe wipe
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=they spoke
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :16
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 21; :43
SUPER=@Gilmore; :56
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:14
RUNS=2:05
OUT Q=News 7 Washington;


SCLC


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=HOLD


The Danville chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is also concerned over the rash of fires.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Local S-C-L-C president William Avon Keen extended an invitation this morning to city officials to attend a leadership conference this fall in Danville.
Keene says the meeting will focus on the economic and religious impact the church burnings have had on local communities.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This is our

((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/LOCAL SCLC PRESIDENT: THIS IS OUR POSITION, THAT THIS IS PROBLEM. WE WANT TO CALL ALL LEADERS TOGETHER AND STRATEGIZE THE BEST APPROACH FROM A ECONOMIC AND RELIGIOUS STANCE TO TO ALLEVIATE THIS PROBLEM. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. William Avon Keen/Local SCLC President; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this problem.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Keen says he's concerned funds used to help low income families with heat and rental bills will instead go to rebuild the burned out churches.
(----------------)



tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=beth
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Noon,
The Secretary General to the United Nations is asking President Clinton for his support in an upcoming election,
(--------------)
VO-NAT

and the hot weather apparently was to blame for several dead cattle at a Botetourt County ranch.
(---------------)

wx-tease/viewernet music up full comm1

GHALI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is urging the United States to reconsider its opposition to his re-election bid as head of the international organization.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bonn, Germany;


The 73-year old former Egyptian foreign minister told reporters he hoped the Clinton administration would not oppose his candidacy for a second term.
The U-S wants to give Ghali the boot.
The White House feels he's standing in the way of reform within the U-N bureaucracy.
(----------------)



Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The Danville Police Department may be in hot water again.
A former officer is enlisting the help of a federal jury to help win her job back.
Cheryl Bartee is suing Police Chief Neal Morris, his assistant B-C Elliott and two others for gender discrimination.
Bartee was fired last year for allegedly giving false information to a grand jury.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


According to court papers, Bartee was reinstated, but fired again for allegedly violating department policy by taping a conversation with another employee.
The tape was used as evidence in the grievance hearing in which Bartee was reinstated.
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


The former Vice President of the Danville Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the lawsuit and three others against the police department have prompted him to form an organization.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=C-PAC is

((THOMAS MOTLEY/DANVILLE RESIDENT: C-PAC IS THE CITIZENS POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE. WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, WE'RE GOING TO ESTABLISH AN 800- NUMBER, WE'RE GOING TO INVESTIGATE ALL COMPLAINTS, WE'RE GOING TO DOCUMENT OUR FINDINGS IN WRITING, WE'RE GOING TO SEND THEM TO THE CITY COUNCIL, TO THE GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES WITHIN THIS CITY.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Motley/Danville Resident; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=within this city.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Motley is currently applying for a charter from the state.
A spokeswoman says the Danville police department has not been served with Bartee's lawsuit.

Benda


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


An international parental kidnapping case is unfolding in Wythe County.
Earlier this week a Federal Grand Jury indicted a woman who may be hiding out in Japan...
Her husband in Max Meadows is trying to track down his two daughters.
Ron Jones explains.
(////////////////)
SOT
IN Q=Walter Benda says
SUPER=03-Max Meadows; :00
SUPER=07-Walter Benda; :21
SUPER=90-Home Video; 1:13
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:20
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News 7


((Walter Benda says he met his Japanese wife, Yoko Mizuno, while attending Washington and Lee University in 19-79.
They married in Japan 19-82 and had two little girls, Mari and Ema.
But after 14 years Walter says his marriage fell apart as his wife got involved in a cult with an Indian Guru.
SOT 12:59:19

((WALTER BENDA: THIS GURU SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS REINCARNATION OF A HINDU GOD AND HAS ALL KIND OF POWER. CAN MATERIAL GOLD COINS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I JUST WASN'T VERY IMPRESSED BY HIM.))
RUNS=:10


Toward the end of their marriage he says Yoko became more involved in the cult and more distant.
SOT 13:03:32

((I FEEL SHE'S BEEN BRAIN WASHED. SHE WAS WITH DIFFERENT GROUPS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO ALL SHE WAS INFLUENCED BY. BUT SHE HAS DEFINITELY BEEN BRAINWASHED IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS BY SOMEONE OR SOME ORGANIZATION.))
RUNS=:11


Then one day in July of 1995, he returned home from work and his wife and daughters were gone.
SOT 13:01:16

((SHE GAVE THE REASON THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF CULTURAL DIFFERENCES THAT LED TO HER HAVING PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRESS AND SHE DECIDED THAT WAS THE BEST THING FOR HER TO DO.))
RUNS=:08


Last year he returned to his his parents' home in Wythe County and has been trying to contact with his wife and children with no luck.
All he has are home video's and pictures of his little girls.
He hopes the F-B-I warrant will give him a little more leverage with the Japanese government-- and restore the family he once had.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Cattle


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=none


About 53 cattle were found dead yesterday at a ranch in Botetourt County.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Yesterday;


No one at the ranch realized the animals were apparently dropped off and held in a pen.
It's unknown how long they were there.
Botetourt County Animal Control officials say they died from excessive heat and lack of water.
It happened at the Braeman ranch near Daleville.
The ranch belongs to the Woodhill Corporation which is owned by T-D Steel.
The cattle apparently belong to someone from out of town.
The loss is estimated at 10 thousand dollars.
(----------------)



Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Coming up - the space shuttle lifts off despite some early weather worries,
(----------------)
VO-NAT

and we'll show you the "mane" event at the Roanoke Valley Horse Show last night.
(----------------)



SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shuttle


The shuttle "Columbia" has lifted off into space on what could be a record-setting mission.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center;


Weather had threatened to delay the liftoff, but conditions improved in time for the 11 o'clock launch.
Crew members will spend the flight studying subtle changes in the human body in weightlessness.
The flight will last at least 16 days.
If the crew can conserve enough fuel, the flight may be stretched to a record 17 days.
(----------------)



DISNEY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=disney


Disney's new animated feature "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" hits movie theatres nationwide tomorrow.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;


But last night some lucky folks got a sneak preview in New Orleans as the Superdome was transformed into the world's largest movie theatre.
Disney distributed 65 thousand tickets to the premier by lottery around the world.
As part of the premier extravaganza, songs from other Disney films were performed by the orignal recording artists.
(----------------)


WEATHER
SUPER=300-78/79/W-7/29.91/S/96/1964/53/1965;
SUPER=301-80/77/W-8/29.90/S/99/1964/51/1965;



Parental-Consent


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke County Schools learned a lesson the hard way.
Its parental responsibility "contract" has now been abolished.
Last year, a state- mandated loyalty oath was introduced.
It required parents to sign an agreement to participate in their children's discipline.
Parents who did not return the contract could have been fined 50-dollars.
That sparked legal action from angry parents.
The law has now been changed... and the suits have been settled.
Parents will be asked only to acknowledge receiving a copy of the conduct code.
But if they don't comply... there will be NO fine.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=stocks


On Wall Street at noon the Dow was UP eight points.
tease#3

SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Stick around - sports highlights is next, including the N-H-L's choice for most valuable player,
(----------------)
VO-NAT

and Carl Lewis jumps at the chance to make history at the summer olympics.
Stay tuned-
(---------------)

MUSIC UP FULL comm4

Lewis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-9
GRAPHIC=olympics


Olympic veteran Carl Lewis qualified for the olympic games in Atlanta grabbing the third and final spot in the long jump by an inch!
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta/ESPN2; :00


The five time olympian landed a jump of 27 feet two and three quarter inches in Atlanta.
The jump makes him the first American track and field athlete to make five olympic teams.
Former record holder Mike Conley finished fourth and failed to make the team.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold olympic


Former Fleming great Dominick Milner was seventh best with a jump of 26 feet six and a quarter inches.
Mike Powell won the event at 27 six and a half.

NHL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-10
GRAPHIC=NHL


The NHL passed out its postseason honors last night in Toronto with Mario Lemieux winning both the Hart trophy and the Pearson award.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada; :00


Both honors are given to the league's most valuable player.
The difference is that the Pearson trophy is voted on by the players.
And in a mild surprise Washington Caps goalie Jim Carey was named the NHL's top goalie for last season.
(-------------)


Danville


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=Appalachian Logo


The Danville Braves won their home opener beating Martinsville 5 to 3.
And Roy Stanley says this season the Braves have something for everyone at the park.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Danville/Braves vs Phillies; :00
SUPER=01-Harry Johnson/Retired G.W. Basketball Coach; :47
SUPER=01-Scott Rittenhouse/Braves General Manager; :1:31
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:43
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=.........seven sports."



Stick-Horses


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=Horse Show


One of the star attractions of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show doesn't even involve horses....instead, some pint- sized equestrians strutted their stuff.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


It's one of the most popular events of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show-- the Stick Horse Race.
Boys and girls, ages six and under donned their best riding outfits.
Some galloped on their own-- others needed a little help from Mom and Dad.
But in this contest, everyone is a winner.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:12:06
IN Q=They go in the

((JUNE CAMPER/1996 SHOW CO-CHAIRMAN: THEY GO IN THE RING. WE GIVE THEM A BACK NUMBER, SO THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE ANOTHER COMPETITOR. AND THEY RUN AROUND THE RING AND WE GIVE THEM A BLUE RIBBON AND THEN THEY GO HOME FEELING REAL PROUD OF THEMSELVES FOR BEING OUT IN STAGE OF A BIG ARENA. ))
SUPER=01-June Camper/1996 Show Co-Chairman; :00 Quick
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=big arena
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The grown- ups, meanwhile, performed in the Welcome Jumper Stake-- competing for a cash prize of five- thousand dollars.
(----------------)



WRAP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up on Health Check --
A Virginia doctor goes before the state Board of Medicine today.
Dr. William Hurwitz may lose his license to practice.
The reason: allegations that excessive prescribing of narcotics may have caused the deaths of two of his patients.
Don't miss this report-- along with all of the top stories of the day....on Thanks for joining us. News 7 at FIVE.