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Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
The search continues for the wreckage of T-W-A Flight 800,
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and farmers in Europe and the U-S fear Mad Cow Disease will spread to other animals.
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News 7 at Noon is next.

TWA-Crash


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In the probe of the T-W-A disaster -- some reports this afternoon that it may have been a bomb that blew apart flight 800.
A source close to the investigation says a field test found traces of explosive material on part of the wreckage.
But the source cautions the F-B-I must confirm the results.
Other officials say they know nothing about such a finding.
Meantime, divers know where to look for more clues.
Crews yesterday located a large piece of the plane's fuselage more than 100 feet underwater.
Helping out in the search are two unmanned robots.
Liz Mullen joins us from New York with the latest.
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triple-murder


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Indianapolis police are looking for clues in connection with the murder of three children.
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Two of the children, ages two and seven, were found wrapped in garbage bags in an alley yesterday afternoon.
A third child, a 14-year-old girl said to be the children's aunt, was found dead inside an apartment.
Authorities have yet to determine how the children died.
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MAD-COW


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Sheep and goats are now connected to a the Mad Cow scare in Britain.
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European Union agriculture ministers met today to discuss a new ban on sheep and goat parts to prevent the disease from infecting humans.
Recent studies show Mad Cow Disease, or B-S-E, could spread from cattle to other animals, bringing uncertainty to Britain's 80-thousand sheep farmers.
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U-S agriculture officials are not taking any chances with Mad Cow disease.
The "Chicago Sun Times" reports about 500 head of cattle are being slaughtered, on orders from the Agriculture Department.
The animals were bred in Britain or Ireland.
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Still to come on News 7,
In part one of our series concerning the Danville police department, we'll hear what the police chief has to say about recent allegations of brutality and discrimination,
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and some students are spending a lot of time in area hospitals, but it's proving to be a good learning experience.
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Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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The Danville police department is facing several lawsuits on allegations ranging from police brutality to gender discrimination.
In each case, Police Chief Neal Morris declined to talk with News 7 on camera.
Now Morris explains why he kept silent, plus he talks about his belief that a movement is underway to discredit the police.
Teresa Hamilton has more in part one of a two-part series.
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(( For 26- years Neal Morris has worn the title of Danville Police Chief.
But don't look for his retirement any time soon.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:IF I HAD BEEN READY TO RETIRE I WOULDN'T DO IT NOW, I WOULD NEVER RETIRE IN THE MIDST OF A CONTROVERSY.))
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It all began in February when the first of four lawsuits was filed against the department.
Sam Sakalleris, Junior was among the initial complainants.
The Danville businessman alleges, while in handcuffs, he was beaten by two police officers.
The second blow came from within when former officer Jeffery Williams stepped forward alleging he'd been fired for blowing the whistle on police abuse.
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((JEFFREY WILLIAMS/FORMER DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER:I'VE LOST A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MY REPUTATION.))
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Whatever the case may be, Morris believes the media is the wrong place to discuss a lawsuit.
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((OUR POLICY IS THAT WE WILL AIR OUR CASE IN COURT, WE DON'T DO IT THROUGH THE NEWS MEDIA AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY, IF THE PEOPLE ARE SATISFIED WITH THE COURT SYSTEM, AND THEY FILED A SUIT, WHY DO THEY KEEP RUNNING TO THE MEDIA TRYING TO PUT STUFF IN THE NEWS MEDIA UNLESS THEY ARE TRYING TO INFLAME THE PUBLIC.))
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Indeed, Morris believes there's a movement underway in Danville to cause trouble for him AND his department.
Two more lawsuits were to follow-- among those a lawsuit filed by Jeffrey William's distant cousin claiming abuse at the hands of officers.
A fourth and final lawsuit was brought by a former female officer who alleges gender discrimination.
Around the same time, civil rights advocate Thomas Motley announced the formation of a group called C-PAC or Christians Policing Against Corruption.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH FACTS, WE DON'T DEAL WITH EMOTIONS AS SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO. IT ALMOST LOOKS TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW THAT THERE IS A CONSPIRACY GOING ON TO TRY TO DISCREDIT LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
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Morris is the first to admit his officers aren't perfect but he doesn't put much stock in the allegations raised.
He points to the extensive training his officers undergo as proof his officers are well trained.
We'll have more on that, in part two. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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Part two airs tonight on News 7 at six and eleven.

Botetourt-Dental


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Getting dental care for low income families in Botetourt County may be like pulling teeth.
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Last week the county's board of supervisors decided to end funding for a program providing free dental care to poor children.
Supervisors blamed the decision on a lack of adequate funding from the state along with their own tight budget.
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((ROBERT LAYMAN/SUPERVISOR AMSTERDAM DISTRICT; I WOULDN'T SAY THAT IT WAS THAT GREAT OF A BURDEN BUT 35 THOUSAND HERE AND 35 THOUSAND THERE AND PRETTY SOON YOU SPEND A COUPLE OF 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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The program provided free check-ups for poor children as well as fluoride treatments, fillings, and X-rays.
It's been around for at least 12 years and is still operating in Roanoke and Salem.
Supervisors say children in Botetourt county who used to be in the program can get the same services at other free clinics in the area.
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Med-Camp


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We've long heard about the shortage of physicians and health care professionals in Southwest and South Central Virginia.
One organization-- the Area Health Education Center-- is hoping to grow its own....doctors, of course.
Connie Stevens has the story.
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More than 30 students from around Southwest and South Central Virginia are spending the week shadowing real-life medical professionals.
They're getting a taste of medical school, before they're even out of high school.
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((EILEEN LEPRO/AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTERS: WHAT WE'RE HOPING IS THAT THEY'LL COME AWAY WITH A SENSE OF WHAT THEY PERSONALLY ARE INTERESTED IN WHERE THEY FEEL THEIR SKILLS FIT BEST. SO IF THEY'RE A REAL PEOPLE PERSON AND WANT TO LAY THEIR HANDS ON PEOPLE THEN THERE ARE CERTAIN PROFESSIONS THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT AS OPPOSED TO THE PERSON WHO PREFERS RESEARCH OR PREFERS TO WORK IN THE LABORATORY SETTING AND DOESN'T HAVE AS MUCH DIRECT CONTACT WITH PEOPLE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING THIS WILL HELP THEM SIFT THROUGH SOME OF THOSE CHOICES. ))
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On day one of the program they're touring Radford Community Hospital, and Saint Albans Psychiatric Hospital.
Students seem to appreciate this career boost.
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((KARSHENIA HALL/GRETNA STUDENT:I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND I ALWAYS WANT TO BE A REGISTERED NURSE, I JUST DECIDED I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING. ))
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Their enthusiasm is contagious-- some are anxious to become professionals, and settle back down in the areas they now call home.
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((DAVID OWENS/CASTLEWOOD STUDENT: I LIKE IT HERE IN THE SOUTHWEST AREA, IF I WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL I PROBABLY WOULD COME BACK. ))
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The students also braved tuberculosis tests.
Later this week, they'll work with health professionals to learn how to read the results.
Connie Stevens-- Health Check.))
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When News 7 returns, a
A reunion between long lost siblings in Israel,
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and if you've ever wanted to escape from the "real world", Mill Mountain Theatre is offering a chance to do just that.
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Reunion-Israel


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In Israel this morning, an emotional reunion between a brother and sister after 60 years of separation.
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Riyka Bromberg Feingold and Solomon Bromberg both survived Nazi prison camps but lost contact after the liberation.
Solomon lived in Russian and Riyka in Israel and only recently learned about each other.
Both believed their entire family had been killed by the Nazis.
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Acting-Class


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If you've ever dreamt of an acting career, or regret not pursuing it earlier in life-- you still have a chance.
Kimberly McBroom takes us behind the scenes of an acting class for adults.
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Grown-ups playing make- believe--
It's the first ever adult acting lab at Mill Mountain Theatre.
The instructor says the course not only offers lessons in performing-- but lessons in real life.
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((DOUG ZSCHIEGNER/ACTING LAB INSTRUCTOR: WHAT YOU LEARN ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY, ABOUT COMMUNICATING, ABOUT STORYTELLING ABOUT DEALING WITH YOUR OWN FEAR OF BEING IN FRONT OF PEOPLE. AND HOPEFULLY, SOME THINGS THAT PEOPLE CAN TAKE HOME WITH THEM, WHETHER THEY GO ON A STAGE AGAIN OR NOT. ))
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Over the last six weeks, the class has evolved from lectures and exercises, to monologues and some pretty humorous scenes.
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Bootie Chewning says she put her acting desire on hold during her 12- year- stint on the Roanoke County School Board.
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((BOOTIE CHEWNING/ACTING STUDENT: NOW THIS GIVES ME A CHANCE TO COME BACK AND DO SOME OF THE CRAZY, NOT THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN CRAZY ALL ALONG, THINGS THAT I WOULD DO ALL THE TIME. I REALLY HAVE ENJOYED IT. ))
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((PAT WILHELMS/ACTING STUDENT: I'D DONE THEATRE IN COLLEGE AND CHILDREN'S THEATRE AND I LOVED IT. BUT MEANWHILE, I'VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF THREE CHILDREN AT HOME, SO I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO DO ANYTHING. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE DONE ANYTHING IN 16 YEARS. ))
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The final curtain call for the class is next Monday-- when the students show what they've learned in an informal recital.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

Microsoft


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Last year high-tech stocks were the darlings of Wall Street, but this year it has been a bumpy ride.
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Investors may take comfort though, that quarterly earnings posted by the nation's largest software company EXCEEDED expectations.
Microsoft posted a 50-PERCENT jump in profits for its fiscal fourth quarter.
The rise was fueled by strong sales of its pre-installed programs.
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Stocks


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Despite the strong earnings report by Microsoft, blue chips are outperforming the technology sector on Wall Street today.
At noon the Dow was UP more than 28 points.
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When News 7 returns -
Patrick has sports, including a visit to the Carolina Panthers' training camp,
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and one event at the Olympics which is taking on a lot of competitors - spending money.
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Nat'l-Championship


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College football fans finally have a true national championship game.
A-B-C T-V has announced plans to televise such a game after the 1998 regular season.
Details are being worked out with six major football conferences that will bring together the two top-ranked teams in the country.

Panthers


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The Carolina Panthers continue their training camp workouts in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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Last night the team got some good news as second round draft pick Muhsin Muhammad -- the wide receiver from Michigan State -- agreed to a terms with the team.
He's expected to sign his contract later today.
Top pick Tim Biakabutuka is still a holdout.
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Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore will begin our training camp reports from Spartanburg tonight on News 7 at five.

Olympics


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The U-S leads the Olympic medal chase so far and could bring home more today as the women's gymnastics team heads into its finals.
But there will be no American in a swimming final today.
American Tom Dolan lost out on a chance at a second gold medal as he failed to qualify for tonight's 400-meter freestyle final.
And while it's certain you'll find medals at the summer games you're also sure to find high prices, for just about everything.
Dave Fehling has more.
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The chaperone for this church group from dallas had these words of advice as they dived into the great olympic pool of consumerism...otherwise known as centenial olympic park. LYDIA LANDRUM, CHURCH GROUP CHAPERONE "I SAID THIS IS A MONEY TRAP. THIS IS WHAT ATLANTA HAS PUT TOGETHER SO YOU'LL SPEND LOTS OF MONEY IN ATLANTA." And spend they did. Cokes for two dollars fifty cents each, same for an ice cream bar. And for a stuffed izzy...the olympic mascot? MARION LOTTS, CHURCH GROUP MEMBER "FIFTEEN DOLLARS! Q. FIFTEEN BUCKS FOR THAT? A. YEAH, FOR MY LITTLE SISTER." GLEN STARR, CHAPERONE "I THINK ITS KINDA, THEY'RE GOUGING A LITTLE BIT."
Critics have called the olympic hustle unseemly.
One newspaper editorial called the commercialism surrounding the olympics `nauseating.' but some of the big corporations behind the games say its nothing more than the american way.
Ubiquitous coca-cola , headquartered here and a major sponsor, says the atlanta games are a huge undertaking, twice the size as the games in l-a 12 years ago.
And it costs a lot money frankly to put the games on.
Coke's rob paskin says compared to the `76 montreal games which were underwritten by taxpayers who are still paying off the debt, this is a free market venture with companies and consumers footing the bill.
ROB PASKIN, COCA-COLA SPOKESPERSON:IT IS EXPENSIVE, AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION BUT THERE ARE NO TAX DOLLARS BEING USED."
Its an argument some vistors buy into.
"FOODS A LITTLE EXPENSIVE BUT FOR AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE I GUESS THATS WHATS EXPECTED."
The olympics are speical but some worry their gold-medal luster can be tarnished by making the money grag an olympic event.
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Cab-ride


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And while some folks traveled to Atlanta to see the Olympics, one Southern California woman spent part of her summer traveling the Pacific Northwest, by taxi cab.
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Pat Fry was feeling restless last week so she called a cab to take her north to Santa Barbara, about 95 miles away.
But once there she told the driver to keep on driving and he did -- through Oregon, Washington, up to Vancouver, British Columbia.
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The week long, 18-hundred mile trip cost Fry more than four-thousand dollars.
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We'll see you back here tomorrow. And that's it for News 7 at Noon.