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Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
The last words from the crew of ValuJet's ill-fated flight as tower tapes are released today.
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And what is the fate of the Citadel and the new V-WIL program at Mary Baldwin College?
Those are only two of the questions following yesterday's Supreme Court decision to allow women into VMI.
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It's another sunny afternoon with temperatures in the 80s. I'll have the forecast in a few minutes.

VALUJET-AUDIO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


The F-A-A has released the tower tapes from last month's fatal ValuJet crash.
With a sense of urgency one of the Valujet crew members tells the tower the plane needs make an immediate return to Miami.
The flight controller then struggles to re-route other planes so the Valujet plane can land.
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10;00:50 ((RICHARD HAZEN/FIRST OFFICER: FLIGHT 5-92 NEEDS TO RETURN TO MIAMI, MIAMI TOWER:CLEAR 5-92, TURN LEFT 7-THOUSAND, WHAT KIND OF PROBLEM ARE YOU HAVING. HAZEN:SMOKE IN THE CABIN, SMOKE IN THE CABIN. TOWER;ROGER, 5-92'S COMING BACK TO MIAM HE'S GOT AN EMERGENCY.))
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But the jetliner never made it back.
Minutes later flight 5-92 plunged into the Florida Everglades killing all 110 on board.
The Valujet crew member on the tape has been identified as Richard Hazen, the first officer.
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Bunting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=abr
TAPE#96-44
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


Virginia Military Institute officials are weighing their options today after yesterday's Supreme Court decision.
The justices ordered the all-male VMI to admit women or give up state funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


V-M-I fought hard, maintaining men and women are different.
But the differences in VMI and VWIL, the female alternative to VMI, are what swayed the court.
The court ruled separate is not equal.
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SOT 18:01:42 6pm aircheck Wednesday
IN Q=They say it

(( THEY SAY IT IS THE UNIQUENESS OF VMI WITH WHICH THEY SEE THE GREATEST PAINS TO IDENTIFY, AS BEING WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES US A FIT INSTITUTION TO EDUCATE WOMEN AS WELL AS MEN.))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
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OUT Q=as well as men.
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Bunting says changes to VMI's military aspects and the cadet regimen will be absolutely minimal.
VMI's board of visitors will meet next month to decide how the court's decision will be carried out.
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Alumni


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-55
GRAPHIC=VMI/Scotus


The question remains- will VMI accept the decision and admit women or will it go private.
Local alumni say they're not sure.
At this point, they're resigning themselves to the ruling-- and weighing all the options.
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SOT alumni tape 7:00:42
IN Q=At VMI, we're taught

((AL SOLTIS/V.M.I. ALUMNI ASSOC.: AT VMI, WE'RE TAUGHT TO BE SOLDIERS. AND IF WE EXHAUST ALL THE OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE, THEN WE, AS SOLDIERS WILL OBEY ORDERS AND DO WHAT'S CALLED UPON US AND SET A COURSE TO MAKE VMI THE BEST CO- ED SCHOOL IN THE NATION. ))
SUPER=01-Al Soltis/VMI Alumni Assoc.;
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OUT Q=school in the nation
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Soltis says he's disappointed by yesterday's decision.
He says it's not so much about admitting women-- as it is taking away from a valuable part of the V-M-I experience.
Soltis says he's most upset by what he calls the loss of the nation's diverse educational system.
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SOT 7:01:57
IN Q=It's worked for a long

((AL SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI ASSOC.: IT'S WORKED FOR A LONG TIME. IT'S WORKED AT VMI FOR OVER 150 YEARS, AND WE'VE PRODUCED WHAT WE BELIEVE ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY ALUMNI. WE JUST THINK IT'S A SHAME THAT THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT FUTURE WON'T EXIST. ))
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Soltis says the alumni association will meet soon to discuss what action, or recommendations it will present to the school.






VWIL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE=96-52
GRAPHIC=VMI/VWIL


What will this decision mean for Mary Baldwin's VWIL progam?
Scott Prince reports cadets remain loyal to the goals of the program, yet admit there is now a great deal of uncertainty about its future.
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IN Q=Last Fall
SUPER=04-File Tape;
SUPER=01-Cynthia Tyson/Mary Baldwin President; :33
SUPER=01-Kim Bond/VWIL Cadet; 1:07
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:16
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OUT Q=SP, News-7, Staunton


((Last fall, 42 cadets embarked on a new tradition at Mary Baldwin College... and for that matter in the Commonwealth.
They were the first cadets to participate in the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership Program... touted as a military- style education alternative to VMI.
But the Supreme Court Decision has cast doubt on the future of the program.
That's because VWIL receives money from Virginia Military Institute.
Funds are guaranteed for a few more years, but there are no promises after that point.
School officials now say they have to weigh their options.
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Current cadets like Kim Bond were promised a Mary Baldwin degree through the VWIL program.
She calls it a worthwhile experience and hopes the program continues.
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Those involved with the VWIL program are certainly disappointed with the court's decision... but say they're relieved that it's now behind them.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Staunton.))

saudi-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


The bodies of the 19 victims of the truck bombing in Saudi Arabia are arriving at this hour at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
The fallen servicemn will be remembered Sunday in a memorial service in Flordia.
From the G-7 Summit in France today, President Clinton challenged world leaders to rally against terrorism.
The summit is normally dominated by trade and economics, but the bombing has pushed terrorism to the top of the agenda.
Clinton says he expects leaders to adopt 40 specific anti-terrorism recommendations.
Regina Blakely has the latest on the bombing.
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SUPER=03-Near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;:00
SUPER=03-Perouges, France;:09
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:23
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OUT Q=Regina Blakely, CBS News, Washington.
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Still to come on News 7,
On of the candidates for U-S Senate could make his mark in Virginia whether or not he wins the race,
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and it was closed, then opened, now it's closed again.
We'll tell you why this fast food restaurant in Salem is shut down by the Health Department.
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OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It's day two of the evidence suppression hearing in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
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Yesterday, the judge told the victims' relatives they'd have to leave if they want to testify at the trial.
He says the hearing could affect their testimony.
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((EDI SMITH:I THINK IT'S APPALLING, WE HAD TO SIT ON THE VERY BACK ROW, WE COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING, WE COULDN'T HEAR ANYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Edie Smith/Victim's Relative;
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The bulk of the day in court yesterday involved an argument over suspect Timothy McVeigh's clothes, which prosecutors say contain traces of Ammonium nitrate, the material used to make the bomb.
Defense lawyers say, F-B-I agents seized the clothes improperly before they had authority to arrest Mcveigh and a warrant to take custody of clothes.
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Tech-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-52
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters are still on the scene of a fire at Virginia Tech this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The blaze broke out shortly before 11 o-clock at the campus recycling center.
No one was hurt.
Officials are still trying to determine what started the fire, and the amount of damages.
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Spangler


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Michael Spangler


A high speed chase that killed a man in Smyth County has resulted in a reckless driving charge against a state trooper.
Special Prosecutor Gerald Gray says Trooper Michael Spangler was chasing a speeding motorist on I-81 last September when he tried to pass another car on the left.
Spangler lost control, hit a guardrail and struck the vehicle he was attempting to pass.
The driver, 59 year- old John Paul Shenk was killed. His wife Dorothy suffered minor injuries, and Spangler sustained back, neck and facial injuries.

HARDEES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=None


The Hardees restaurant in Salem has two strikes against it.
Strike one, the health department shut down the restaurant because of suspected Salmonella poisoning.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


And strike two the store re-opened for business without getting the okay from health inspectors.
The fast food chain on route 4-19 was closed Tuesday after two of its employees came down with Salmonella poisoning.
It re-opened yesterday morning, after a manager mistakenly got the kitchen up and running. It has since been closed again.
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SOT 00:03:49 TAPE ONE
IN Q=The health

((ROSS GARLAND/HARDEES REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT: THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS REQUESTED THAT WE TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND CLOSE IN TIME FOR THEM TO DO A CLASS WITH OUR EMPLOYEES. ALSO WE'RE HAVING ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES TESTED.))
SUPER=01-Ross Garland/Hardees Regional Vice President;
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OUT Q=employees tested.
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During the inspection at Hardees, the health department discovered multiple code violations described as "too many to count".
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


November victory or not, U-S Senate candidate Mark Warner may still earn a place in Virginia history.
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((TWO WARNERS RUNNING FOR THE SENATE. DON'T BE CONFUSED. MARK WARNER'S DIFFERENT.))
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The multi-millionaire Democrat has rolled out his second TV ad since June 12th.
Campaign officials won't say if their candidate will stay on the airwaves for an unprecedented FIVE months.
Mark Warner IS saying that he doesn't want to wake up November sixth and regret NOT running another ad.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republicans supporting incumbent John Warner are aghast at the money Mark Warner's willing to spend.
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SOT 04:51:31
IN Q=The only way

((CHRIS LACAVITA/VA. GOP DIRECTOR: THE ONLY WAY THAT HE'S GOING TO -- HE FEELS, AND HIS CAMPAIGN FEELS THAT THEY CAN CHANGE THE VOTERS' PERCEPTION IS TO GO ON THE AIR VERY EARLY, IN JUNE, AND JUST SATURATE THE TV AIRWAVES WITH ADS SOMETHING COMPLETELY OPPOSITE OF WHAT HE REALLY IS. AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Chris LaCavita/Va. GOP Director;
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OUT Q=a lot of money.
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Republicans say Mark Warner is a "Clinton clone" who learned his politics in the back room of the Democratic National Committee.
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When News 7 returns,
Another top contender is erased from competition at Wimbledon,
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These contenders, however, are ready for competition as the preliminary round of the Miss Virginia Pagent gets underway tonight in Roanoke.
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Miss-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=None


24 contestants from around the state are in Roanoke this week to compete in the 43rd annual Miss Virginia Pageant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The judges interviews were held earlier this week, and tonight preliminary competition begins.
On Saturday, the list of contenders will be narrowed down to ten and one of those women will be named Miss Virginia 19-96.
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Two of the contestants Miss Danville Festival Wendy Dillard and Miss Lynchburg Festival, Rachel Snider join us now from outside the Roanoke Civic Center where the competition takes place.
Good afternoon ladies.
Rachel, Some critics of the pageant say its outdated and doesn't represent the women of the 90's. How do you answer those critics?
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SUPER=05-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Rachel Snider/Miss Lynchburg Scholarship Festival;
SUPER=01-Wendy Dillard/Miss Danville Festival;
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(Wendy, Last year's winner Andrea Ballangee was forced to give up her crown when is was discovered she had lied on her resume, did you find there was a lot of scrutiny this year when you submitted your applications?

Rachel, Miss Virginia goes on to compete for Miss America pageant in September. Last year there was some talk of eliminating the swimsuit competition from the national pageant, what do you think of that idea?

I understand each contestant has adopted a different social platform, each of you tell me a bit about yours?)
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Tonight's preliminary competition begins at 8 p-m.
For ticket information you may contact the Civic Center Box office.
WEATHER
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Stick around - a former FOOTBALL star is the number one pick in the N-B-A draft,
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and this year's Sugar Bowl dishes up some sweet rewards for one former Hokie, as he gets the chance to play on a professional level.
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Draft


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT


The 1996 NBA draft took place last night at the Meadowlands in New Jersey, and while no player from a Virginia college was selected, a Virginia native was the number one pick.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ; :00


Hampton's Allen Iverson, who is the first player ever to leave Georgetown before graduating, was the first overall pick as he was snatched up by the 76ers.
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IN Q="It's just...

((ALLEN IVERSON/FIRST ROUND PICK OF 76ERS:))
SUPER=01-Allen Iverson/First Round Pick of 76ers; :00
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OUT Q=...to losing."
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The Atlantic 10 player of the year Marcus Camby was the second overall pick taken by the Raptors.
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Iverson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=NBA DRAFT


Iverson was a household name in this area long before last night's draft, long before he was convicted of starting a riot in a bowling alley in Hampton, and long before former Governor Wilder pardoned him.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 10, 1992; :00


Iverson turned in one of the greatest one man performances in the history of Friday Football Extra in the 1992 Division Five state FOOTBALL Championship.
As a quarterback, defensive back and kick returner, Iverson racked up over 200 yards of offense, returned a punt for a touchdown and intercepted two passes as his Bethel Bruins shutout E.C. Glass 27-to-nothing at City Stadium.
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Still


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=NFL


The NFL is signing instead of drafting these days as Training camps for both conferences get ready to open.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/December 31, 1995;


Virginia Tech's Sugar Bowl hero Bryan Still has signed a three year contract with the San Diego Chargers.
Besides returning a punt for a touchdown in the Sugar Bowl, Still caught six balls for 119 yards and a touchdown against Texas.
The Chargers traded away their number one pick in 1997 to make sure they signed Still.
No financial terms were released.
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Tennis


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=WIMBLEDON


Another big upset yesterday at Wimbledon as another of the biggest names in the tournament, Monica Seles drops out.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Wimbledon/HBO & NBC; :00


Seles hadn't played at Wimbledon in four years, and she would last just two matches in her return.
Slovakia's Katarina Studenikova in the far court ousted the tourney's second seed in 3 sets, winning 7-5, 5-7, AND 6-4.
It's the earliest Seles has ever lost in her 18 Grand Slam appearances.
And it was also an rough day for a veteran--Pam Shriver on match point barely hits the ball on her second serve and strides off the court a bit red faced, a (-------------) straight sets loser to fifth seeded Anne Huber.