08:25-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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A fire that broke out early this morning in Lynchburg kills five people.
We'll have a live report,
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and Hurricane Bertha is blowing debris and flooding the streets of St Croix.
The eye of the storm is passing over St. Thomas as the storm heads toward Puerto Rico.
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We'll take a look at satellite data from Hurricane Bertha as she crosses the Virgin Islands, and we'll also check out our local forecast in complete detail all coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Don't go away, the news is next.

L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Beth
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An early morning fire has left five people dead in Lynchburg.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live from the fire scene on Sheffield Drive.. Steve what can you tell us about what happened?
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Beth, the fire broke out here at 11-01 Sheffield Drive just before five this morning.
Firefighters say the blaze had a good head start by the time they arrived.
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((Investigators spent the morning literally shovelling through the debris of this single- story brick structure, trying to determine the cause of a fire that killed five people.
Firefighters got the call around 4:45 a-m, but there was little they could do once they arrived.
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((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: IT WAS EXTENSIVELY INVOLVED IN FIRE WHEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PULLED UP ON THE SCENE. DURING THE COURSE OF THE FIREFIGHTING EFFORTS, WE'VE UNCOVERED FIVE BODIES, THAT INCLUDED AN ADULT MALE, ADULT FEMALE AND THREE CHILDREN RANGING IN AGE FROM FIVE TO TEN.))
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As firefighters hosed down the smoldering remains of the building, all three investigators from the fire marshal's office were at the scene this morning, trying to pinpoint where and how the fire started.
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Q&A: Have they released the identities of the victims?
How long has it been since Lynchburg has seen a fire of this magnitude?

Lake-Fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
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TAPE# edit of Franklin-Fatal 96-54
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Two people are dead after a head- on collision in Franklin County last night.
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Police say 22-year-old Maurice Edmund Ferrell of Roanoke was driving south on Route 122 near Hales Ford Bridge when he hit another vehicle head- on.
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((WAYNE STONE/STATE POLICE: THE SOUTHBOUND VEHICLE CAME AROUND THE CURVE TO ITS LEFT, RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY, CAME BACK ACROSS AND THE COLLISION OCCURRED IN THE NORTHBOUND LANE. ))
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Ferrell and the driver of the other car -- 47-year-old Vicky Gail Meador of Hardy -- died at the scene.
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Raphine-Fatal


ANCHOR=Beth
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Earlier in the day -- Rockbridge County near Raphine was the site of another fatal accident.
Duane Hubbell of Mount Jackson died after his tractor trailer ran off I-81 and overturned.
Police believe Hubbell was trying to avoid some debris in the road.
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Hewitt


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
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TAPE# edit of 95-99
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In other news from Rockbridge County --
A man accused of killing his former girlfriend's boyfriend pleaded guilty to first degree murder this morning.
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26-year old Ronald C. Hewitt was charged with killing 24- year- old Christopher Higgins and wounding Higgins' girlfriend Brenda Tomlin.
Tomlin had dated Hewitt two years ago.
The victim's family says Hewitt forced his way into their home on Christmas Eve armed with a rifle.
As Higgins and Tomlin were in bed Hewitt allegedly walked down the hallway and shot them both.
A sentencing date will be set later in the day.
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Wiley


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-45
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Roanoke man accused of murder on July fourth is being released on bond.
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Cepada (seh-PAY-duh) Renaldo Wiley was arraigned this morning in Roanoke General District Court.
He's charged with the murder of Jesse Darnell Ferguson, the man who was shot and killed on Thursday at the Embassy Inn on Melrose Avenue.
Today, Judge William Broadhurst set Wiley's bond at 17- thousand- 500 dollars, citing his ties to the community, cooperation with police and lack of a criminal record.
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The judge set a preliminary hearing later this month.

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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come --
President Clinton hopes computers will help take a "byte" out of youth violence,
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and keeping an eye on Hurricane Bertha.
The U-S Virgin Islands are feeling her wrath.
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Nashville-Plane


ANCHOR=Beth
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A Southwest Airlines pilot aborted takeoff this morning at Nashville after a bird was sucked into one of the plane's two engines.
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The 122 passengers and five crew members evacuated the Boeing 737 after it overshot the runway by more than 500 feet.
Flight 436 originated in Birmingham Alabama and made a stop at Nashville on the way to Chicago.
A Southwest spokesman says the plane never left the ground.
Three people were slightly injured during evacuation.
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Survivor


ANCHOR=Beth
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National Transportation officials are calling the aborted take- off of a Delta Jet in Pensacola, Florida Saturday an isolated incident.
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The jet literally ripped apart, sending engine parts flying into the airliner's cabin.
The accident killed a mother and her son.
The day after the accident, a family who tried to help the injured were about to return home.
Linda Lazos said she tried to comfort one of the injured children.
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Investigators have not yet determined why the left engine on the Delta Airlines jet blew apart.
The flight data recorders have been sent to Washington for analysis.
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Hijacking


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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The Pentagon says a Cuban military officer hijacked a Cuban plane to the U-S Navy base at Guantanamo Bay yesterday.
Officials identify the hijacker as Lieutenant Colonel Jose Fernandez Pupo.
He's being interviewed by officials from the U-S immigration service.
All 16 passengers were released.
Officials won't say whether the hijacker will be returned to the jurisdiction of Cuba's Communist government.

Bosnia


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
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The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is expected to issue arrest warrants later this week for Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic (RA'-doh-van KA'-ra-dich) and Ratko Mladic (RAHT'-koh MLAH'-dich).
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War crimes prosecutors asked for the warrants today after a hearing detailing alleged Serb atrocities.
Evidence put Mladic (MLAH-dich) at the scene of the alleged atrocities in Srebrenica.
After that enclave fell to the Serbs, more than six-thousand Muslim refugees disappeared.
Prosecutors say Serbs slaughtered them.
International arrest warrants would subject both leaders to arrest if they leave Bosnia.
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Netanyahu


ANCHOR=Beth
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Israel's new Prime Minister is heading for his first visit to Washington as a head of state.
Israeli news reports say Netanyahu will tell President Clinton he plans to meet with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
The reports also say the Israeli leader is expected to propose easing the four-month closure of the West Bank and Gaza regions.
The border restrictions have devastated the economy in those Palestinian areas, by keeping Palestinian workers out of Israel.
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Sharon


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In a move that worries U-S officials, Netanyahu has appointed hard line nationalist, ex-General Ariel Sharon, to a new cabinet position.
Sharon is an outspoken opponent of Palestinian self-rule and champions the rights of Jewish settlers who live in Israeli occupied Arab territories.
He is best known for spearheading the Israelis' 1982 invasion of Lebanon.
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Ahead on News 7 at Noon, we'll tell you what actress Demi Moore is doing in Virginia,
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and from the world of celluloid to the world of clay -- we'll introduce you to an award winning potter from Floyd County.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=bmy
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President Clinton is ready with a new program to curb youth violence today.
The program will track illegal gun sales to youngsters by a federal computer system.
"The New York Times" reports it would expand a program already in use in Boston, where police say gun-related deaths of young people are down.


Dole


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=cro
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The presidential campaign winds its way through Richmond.
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Republican candidate Bob Dole will make stop tomorrow.
Dole will meet briefly with Governor Allen and first lady Susan Allen before his two o'clock address at the Virginia Police Headquarters and Training Academy.

Movie


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Also coming to Richmond this week -- a bit of movie magic.
Filming for the movie "G-I Jane" starring Demi Moore begins Thursday and runs through July 20th.
It's about the first woman trained for an elite Navy anti-terrorist group.
Scenes will be filmed at the Commonwealth Club, the Capitol and the Greyhound bus station.

Floyd-Potter


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
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From art on the big screen to art on the potter's wheel --
Floyd County potter Ellen Shankin doesn't have to do a lot of wheeling and dealing to make sure her work gets noticed.
A new award is making sure of that.
Denise Allen and videographer Greg Moore take a look at Shankin's beautiful -- yet functional -- art.
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((ELLEN SHANKIN/POTTER: IT'S REALLY JUST AN EVOLUTION. YOU HAVE A FEELING ABOUT A FORM AND YOU WORK WITH IT AS YOU WORK YOU RESPOND TO EACH PIECE AS THEY COME OFF YOU MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND IT JUST ENDS UP GOING ALONG A PATH THAT'S VERY INDIVIDUAL.))
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Judges at the Smithsonian Craft Show seem to like the path Ellen Shankin's takes.
The Floyd County potter won honorable mention in a competition between thousands of crafters.
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As the wheel spins Shankin's hands create the shapes she imagines.
The ceramic bowls, pitchers, cup and saucers are beautiful.
But Shankin says it's more important for them to be useful.
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((SHANKIN: THIS IS ALL FUNCTIONAL STONEWARE. IT'S ALL THROWN ON A WHEEL. IT'S FUNCTION IS OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE TO ME. I'M VERY INVOLVED WITH FORM. A LITTLE BIT LESS CONCERNED WITH THE SURFACE. I'M NOT A PERSON WHO DECORATES.))
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((IT'S FOR USE. HOPEFULLY THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE OF THE POT IS FINISHED WHEN YOU USE IT AND HOPEFULLY YOU WANT TO USE IT A LOT.))
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Shankin sells her work to galleries all over the country.
So every time someone in Arizona sips tea from a Shankin cup, she hope they're experiencing a bit of her individuality,
Denise Allen News 7.))

Bertha


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
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Hurricane Bertha is 400 miles wide and strengthening at this hour.
The storm's eye is moving over St. Thomas, which is still recovering from last season's storm damage.
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Utilities are being shut down throughout the Virgin Islands as a precaution.
Residents of Puerto Rico are also preparing for the storm which is expected to hit there later today.
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Rubatex


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dal
TAPE# 96-49
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One week after voting it down, United Rubber Workers will again vote on a contract offered by Rubatex.
The company has threatened to layoff nearly three hundred workers and move part of the operation out of state if the offer is turned down.
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Members in favor of the contract say voting yes today would save jobs.
Several declined to talk on camera for fear of retribution from other union members.
Some think people need to look at the big picture.
Others said if the company moves one operation out of Bedford more will follow.
And there are those who believe layoffs will happen no matter what.
Charles Mallory, Jr. says -- quote -- if the company wants to move part of its operation, it will move no matter how the union votes.
Bedford Mayor Mike Shelton says if the jobs leave the community's morale will suffer.
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((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: WHEN YOU LOSE AN OPERATION OUT OF A PLANT AND YOU LOSE EMPLOYMENT THERE'S A TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY, INTERMS OF THE VITALITY OF SMALL BUSINESS.))
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Those against the proposal say the mandatory overtime and loss of seniority are big sticking points.
They maintain the company is using scare tactics to make union members vote yes.
Those "vote yes" members note the proposal extends the contract and does not touch their benefit package.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=cro
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The stock market is narrowly mixed in a struggling effort to turnaround Friday's steep losses.
At noon the Dow was UP more than two points.
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Up next -- the Florida Marlins have a new manager,
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and there's a new competition at the Commonweath Games, one that requires participants to be light on their feet.
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Boles


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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John Boles is the new manager of the Florida Marlins.
The 47-year old takes over one day after the firing of Rene Lachemann
(LACH'-mehn).


Boles has been with the Marlins organization from its inception, most recently as vice president of player development.
It's the first managing job in the majors for Boles.

Wimbledon


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
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Martina Hingis (HIHN'-gis) has become the youngest Wimbledon champion.
The 15-year old teamed with Helena Sukova to win the darkness-interrupted women's doubles final 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 over Meredith McGrath and Larissa Neiland
(NAY'-luhnd).


Meantime, Richard Krychek is the first Dutchman and the first unseeded player to win the Men's championship at Wimbledon since 1985.
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Kry-chek used his powerful serve to storm past American Malivai Washington in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.
Kry-chek had 14 aces on the way to his first grand slam title.
He dominated all phases of the match and Washington was not able to match the strong ground strokes from the Dutchman.
Kry-chek entered the tournament ranked 13-th in the world and he won the title when Washington smashed a back hand return into the net on match point.
He's the first unseeded player to win the singles title at Wimbledon since 17- year- old Boris Becker in 1985.
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((RICHARD KRAJICEK/WIMBLEDON SINGLES CHAMPION: SO I WAS WORRIED THAT HE WAS GOING TO PLAY BETTER AND I THOUGHT WELL HE'S NOT GOING TO BREAK ME TWO TIMES IN A ROW, BUT STILL, WHICH DIDN'T HAPPEN OF COURSE, BUT STILL I WAS WORRIED THAT I HAD TO SERVE GOOD.)) ((MALIVAI WASHINGTON/RUNNER UP: HE STAYED, HE STARTED OUT STRONG, HE STAYED STRONG THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE MATCH AND YOU KNOW, HECK TODAY HE DESERVED TO WIN IT, I GUESS.))
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Ballroom-Dancing


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-50
GRAPHIC=Commonwealth Games


There was some fancy footwork yesterday at the Star City Roller Skating Center -- but NOT on skates.
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Contestants traveled to Roanoke to compete in Dance sport or Ballroom Dancing in the Commonwealth Games.
It's divided into three divisions--juniors, adults and seniors.
Two styles were represented-- smooth dances such as the waltz and Latin dances like the Cha Cha.
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((AMY COUSIN/NEW YORK CONTESTANT: THE JUDGES ARE MARKING THE COMPETITION ON HOW THEY SHOW THE MUSIC--ARE THEY IN TIME WITH THE MUSIC, DO THEY HIT THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DANCE WITH THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSIC. WHETHER THEY HAVE TECHNICAL CORRECTNESS AS IN FOOT WORK.))
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This is the first year ballroom dancing has been a judged event in the Commonwealth Games.
In fact it may become an Olympic event.
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Winners of the Dance sport competition are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Thanks for joining us. That's it for News 7 at Noon.