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NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon, the search for the data recorder of flight eight-hundred is suspended,
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ANCHOR=Melanie

and the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games are tonight.
Officials stress security is tight.
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TALENT=Beth
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Mostly Cloudy and breezy this afternoon... and there's a good chance of showers and thunderstorms. I'll tell you about it in a few minutes.
ANCHOR=Melanie


News 7 at Noon is next.

2TWA-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# rolled live from newspath
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Off the coast of Long Island today Navy divers have postponed plans to search the ocean floor for the remains of T-W-A flight 800.
Officials say they need more time to get organized for the dive.
Once they're ready, crews will take sonar equipment below the waves, trying to locate the plane's flight data recorders.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard continues its efforts to recover bodies.
There were 230 people on board when the 7-4-7 exploded Wednesday night.
Around 140 bodies have been recovered so far.
Liz Mullen has more in this report. 11:30- backup
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student-vigil


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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There were tears and prayers last night in the small Pennsylvania community of Montoursville.
A memorial service was held for the 16 high school school students and their five adult chaperones who were aboard flight 800.
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About half of the town's five- thousand residents attended the service.
The students were embarking on a 10-day french club trip which they had been saving and having fund raisers for the last two years.
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((REV. GARY FINN/MONTOURSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH: WE REALIZE THAT THOSE LEFT BEHIND AND THE FAMILIES ARE STRUGGLING WITH MANY QUESTIONS YET LORD WE ALSO KNOW THERE WERE OTHER PASSENGERS ON THAT AIRLINE WHO'S FAMILIES ARE ALSO STRUGGLING AND GRIEVED.))
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The National Transportation Safety Board told school officials that the bodies of 20 of the 21 Montoursville residents have been found.
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L'burg-Delegation


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=NONE


It turns out a delegation from Lynchburg was on Flight 800 just two and a half weeks ago.
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Frank Britt and members of a Lynchburg committee spent six days in France.
They were working on a sister city agreement with the city of (Ray Mahl-may-zone) Reuil-Mailmaison.
Britt says reports of the same flight going down left him shaken.
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((FRANK BRITT/SISTER CITY DELEGATION: I SAID `OH NO, NOT ANOTHER CRASH', AND I REALIZED IT WAS A TWA FLIGHT AND THEN THEY SAID IT WAS THE FLIGHT FROM JFK TO DE GAULLE, AND YOU CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT WENT THROUGH MY MIND. I SAID THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS ON THE PLANE THAT I KNEW. IT WAS SCARY, IT WAS VERY SCARY.))
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Britt and Lynchburg College president Charles Warren were two of the people on that July 1st flight.
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Olympics


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


The crash of the T-W-A jetliner came just two days before the opening of the summer Olympics in Atlanta.
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Security is tight for tonight's event but officials say there's no reason to believe the T-W-A disaster is a security warning for the summer games.
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(( BEVERLY HARVARD, ATLANTA POLICE CHIEF: "AND ULTIMATELY IF IT IS CONNECTED THEN IT POSES A NEW CHALLENGE FOR US IN LAW ENFORCEMENT." ))
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President Clinton arrived in Atlanta this morning to take part in the opening ceremony.
He is warning Americans not to jump to any conclusions as to what caused Wednesday night's T-W-A disaster.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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When News 7 returns,
Over a hundred workers in Roanoke spend their last day on the job,
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and first fire, now demolition.
The walls come tumbling down at Roanoke's first black church.
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Bosnia


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


Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has given up his position as leader of his political party.
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American envoy Richard Holbrooke announced the settlement following talks with Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic -- the talks lasted all night.
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The Bosnian peace accord bars Karadzic from holding political office because he is a war crimes suspect.
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(( HOLBROOKE:MADAM BLOSICH IS THE TEMPORARY ACTING PRESIDENT AND SHE WILL REMAIN IN THAT POSITION UNTIL THE ELECTIONS AND NUMBER TWO DR. KARADIZC STATES AND I QUOTE , I WILL WITHDRAWAL FROM ALL POLITICAL ACTIVITIES AND LET ME STRESS WE KNEW WHAT HE WAS SIGNING.))
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Karadzic remains at large despite his indictment by the U-N war crimes tribunal.
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Singer


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=layoffs


Workers at Roanoke's Singer plant are saying their final goodbyes.
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VO-NAT
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For most employees, today is their last day on the job.
About two months ago, company officials announced that the plant would be closing.
Manufacturing actually stopped June 28th... but workers were expected to stay on through next week.
Vice President Bill Foster says there simply isn't any more work.
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((BILL FOSTER/SINGER VICE PRESIDENT: THE CLEANUP OF THE PLANT AND SO FORTH HAS BEEN COMPLETED. THERE'S NO OTHER WORK FOR THEM SO WE'RE JUST LETTING THEM GO A LITTLE EARLY. THEY WILL BE PAID, THOUGH.))
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Foster says 160 laid off workers have already found new jobs.
Of the remaining 140 employees.... 70 will retire... and about 20 will be kept on to keep inventory records.
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Church


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#edit of 96-53
GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


Rubble is all that remains where the first black church in Roanoke used to stand.
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Yesterday the old First Baptist Church was brought down.
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The church was gutted in April of last year when two juveniles set fire to the building.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Still to come on News 7 --
Beth takes a look at our weekend weather,
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and let's hope the weather's not like it was in Wisconsin last night, where a tornado ripped through this rural community.
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TORNADO


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


An overnight tornado has nearly leveled a rural Wisconsin town.
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The twister injured at least 15 and left hundreds of people homeless in the town of Oakfield.
Authorities compare the area to a war zone and estimate half the town's buildings have destroyed.
About a thousand people live there.
Officials say several people were pulled from their basements after being trapped by debris.
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NW-Toss
ANCHOR=Melanie


For a look at weather in OUR area, plus this week's Growin' It, stay tuned for Beth Myer.

GROWIN-IT


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#96-48
GRAPHIC=growin it


Gardening is not always about planting plants, sometimes it's about sitting and enjoying what you've done.
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Twists & Turns says it helps gardeners do just that.
It offers LOCALLY designed and manufactured patio furniture, which can make outdoor areas more liveable and pleasant.
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In addition to furniture made in Roanoke, they also carry garden ornaments and figurines, along with fountain heads for water gardens.
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7/19AM-Nooner-Roanoke-Times


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-64
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Many employees at the Roanoke Times complain it spends too much time worrying about HOW it does things, rather than the quality of the paper it puts out.
Len Besthoff sums up his series, Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
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SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Editor; 1:02
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((
A program called Continuous Improvement, or C-I, has played a huge role in making manufacturers such as Medeco Security Locks more efficient.
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((GINNY MELTON/MEDECO EMPLOYEE: WHERE WE USED TO WORK ORDERS AND LET THEM SIT FOR WEEKS AT A TIME, NOW THE PROCESS IS SO MUCH BETTER. ))
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In 1990 Landmark Communications became something of a pioneer when it had all of its newspapers, including The Roanoke Times, adopt the program.
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((HAM SMITH/JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: A LOT OF STANDARD MANAGEMENT THINGS THAT YOU HEAR, IN BANKS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND ON THE FLOOR OF THE PRODUCTION COMPANIES ARE NOW COMING IN THE NEWSROOMS.))
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C-I, which stresses flattening management and having employee teams make decisions, has brought savings in the Roanoke Times' production oriented departments.
The paper says C-I prevented newsroom layoffs, and its heavy emphasis on customer feedback has improved its focus on its readers.
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((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: WE RECRUIT READERS WHO WILL UNDERTAKE TO ANSWER A SERIES OF QUESTIONS EVERYDAY ABOUT THE PAPER.))
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A lot of staffers say they're uncomfortable with C-I's mandatory team meetings and strict measurement of things like how many stories people write.
They say it has hurt the newsroom's morale.
So has C-I, the reduction of the paper's main coverage area, and the loss of close to a dozen frontline journalists affected the quality of The Roanoke Times? Many believe it has.
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((DOUG PARDUE/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: AND I HAVE QUITE A FEW FRIENDS, WHO ARE PEOPLE I'VE COVERED, PEOPLE I KNEW IN THE COMMUNITY, LAWYERS, POLICE PROSECUTORS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, AND UNIFORMLY MANY OF THEM TELL ME THAT THE PAPER HAS SLIPPED, HAS SLIPPED, AND SLIPPED NOTICEABLY.))
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Awards are an incomplete measure of quality, but you can develop a pattern from them which means something.
The Roanoke Times was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1988, 89 and 90...but hasn't been since.
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((SANDRA BROWN KELLY/ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: SOMETIMES IT'S TIMING. IT'S, THE SUBJECT IS THERE, AND THE PERSON IS THERE, OR THE PEOPLE ARE THERE TO PULL IT TOGETHER. AND IT CLICKS. IN ANOTHER YEAR, IT MIGHT NOT.))
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Even discounting the Pulitzer, staffers admit the paper has won fewer writing and reporting awards.
The person in charge of the Roanoke Times' newsroom notes it has dominated the competition for Virginia's Copeland Award.
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((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: SINCE 1990 WE HAVE WON IT FOUR TIMES COMPETING WITH MUCH BIGGER NEWSPAPERS. THIS IS FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM THAT MAKES AN IMPACT AND HELPS DEVELOP A COMMUNITY. ))
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Even if many at the paper believe its last few years were subpar, it may be turning a corner.
Many staffers are more comfortable with the team management structure and the smaller coverage area, recent hires are gaining experience, and the paper is online.
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(( But the ultimate judges of the paper are its readers.
They will decide if this paper is worth buying, or not.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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You can catch the final part of Len's series tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.

Stocks


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


Stocks are mostly lower in heavy trading.
Investors have been selling technology shares after the latest round of corporate earnings reports failed to impress them.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN more than 32 points.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come --
It's back to Frostburg for a look at the first day of Redskins Training Camp,
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and down to Atlanta, where the Olympic Torch is making the final leg of its journey.
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Skins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#=Edit
GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp


All 84 Redskins were present and accounted for as training camp opened this week in Frostburg, Maryland.
That hasn't happened since 1991.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Scott Ayres have these gridiorn notes from Frostburg State University.
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SUPER=01-Andre Johnson/First Round Draft Pick; 1:25
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TORCH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=olympics


The Olympic torch is just hours away from lighting the Olympic Flame at tonight's opening ceremonies.
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SUPER=03-Stone Mountain, GA/Yesterday;


Early yesterday morning the flame awakened Atlanta area residents from atop Stone Mountain.
At every turn throughout the day thousands were there to greet the Flame.
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


And after 83 days and 15-thousand miles cross country the flame finally made it to the streets of Atlanta last night.
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B'burg-Play


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-51
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's not a school play -- but all the actors are children.
Tonight is opening night for the Playmakers and Company Theater's production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown."
It's the first production with an all- kid cast.
Tracy Altizer gives us a preview.
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SUPER=01-Scott Call/"Schroeder"; :44
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((YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, YOU'RE A PRINCE AND A PRINCE COULD BE KING ))
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The gang's all here...Charlie Brown, piano whiz-kid Schroeder, Snoopy and Woodstock, make that THREE Woodstocks, don't forget know-it-all Lucy, and of course Charlie Brown's heartthrob, known only as the Little Red-headed girl.
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((SHE NIBBLES HER PENCIL, SHE'S HUMAN. ))
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For these young actors and actresses, the play is a chance to forget their own human natures and be someone else.
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((LAUREN TRICE/"SNOOPY": I LIKE BEING ABLE TO BE WILD AND CRAZY WITHOUT MY MOM GOING "YOU CAN'T DO THAT" OR "CALM DOWN." ))
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((CHRISTINA LONGOBARDI/"LUCY": THIS IS LIKE, WHAT I HOPE TO DO WHEN I GROW UP AND IT'S REALLY FUN."))
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((SCOTT CALL/"SCHROEDER": I THINK IT'S REALLY FUN JUST TO WORK WITH OTHER KIDS, AND THE APPLAUSE AT THE END IS REWARDING.))
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Rewarding enough for most of the cast to make all the summer sacrifices worthwhile.
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((ROSS THOMPSON/"CHARLIE BROWN": IT'S BEEN FUN EXCEPT IT'S ALSO BEEN A LOT OF HARD WORK. I'VE HAD TO STOP PLAYING BASEBALL AND STOP 4-H CAMP. ))
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((RUM PUM PUM, RUM PUM PUM 15:18:54RUM PA PA NA RUM PUM PUM))
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The sacrifice and hard work have apparently paid off.
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((ROBBIN NUCKOLLS/DIRECTOR: I SET MY EXPECTATIONS REALLY HIGH, PROBABLY HIGHER THAN I PROBABLY SHOULD, BUT THEY ALWAYS RISE UP AND THEY MEET IT, YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN GREAT. ))
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Of course, Charlie Brown is the hero. But it just wouldn't be Peanuts without Lucy getting the last word.
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((IF ONLY HE WEREN'T SO WISHY-WASHY. ))
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Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
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And that's it for News 7 at Noon.
Have a great weekend.

wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


That's it for News 7 at Noon. Have a great weekend.