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NOON-HEADLINES

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Atlanta officials claim victory for the Olympic spirit over terrorism as they re-open Centennial Park,
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and another Navy salvage ship joins the effort to recover the wreckage from T-W-A Flight 800.
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Quickette


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=drunk driving


A Roanoke County convenience store is losing its wine and beer license for selling alcohol to a teenager who struck and killed a teacher last year.
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Riverside Quickette will have its license suspended for 30 days.
If the store owner wants to pay a one- thousand dollar fine, the suspension will last only 20 days.
The Glenvar honor student who bought the beer the night of December 14th was 16 at the time and- -by his own account- -already drunk when he entered the store.
About an hour later, the teenager's car struck a woman, Bonnie Kitts, as she walked along a residential side- street near her home.
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The hearing examiner concluded the boy's age and intoxication "aggravated the seriousness of the offense."

Park-Open


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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F-B-I officials reportedly have a composite sketch of the prime suspect in the Olympic bombing but are delaying releasing it for fear they'll receive a flood of misleading calls.
Meantime, thousands of people filled Atlanta's Centennial park this morning as it re-opened three days after the fatal bombing.
Dave Fehling has more.
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
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In the probe of the T-W-A disaster, investigators continue to look for evidence of a bomb.
Today they'll perform tests on a recovered luggage bin looking for traces of explosives.
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The container was pulled from the Atlantic yesterday.
Investigators hope the tests will help confirm the theory that the 7-47 was brought down by a bomb that ripped the cockpit and the first class passenger cabin from the rest of the fuselage.
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Authorites are still puzzled at the lack of strong indicators on the metal which would support that theory.
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The U-S-S Grapple will assist with recovery efforts today.
The Navy salvage ship can deploy a remote controlled underwater vehicle capable of raising loads that weigh up to 13 thousand pounds.
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Paris-Summit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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In Paris today representatives from the world's major industrialized nations are meeting to discuss the problem of terrorism.
But the so called G-Seven nations do not agree on overall strategy.
The U-S wants to isolate Iran, Libya and other countries accused of sponsoring terrorism.
But European nations focus instead on individual groups.
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Christian-Coalition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The government is hauling the Christian Coalition into court.
The Coalition is being accused of illegally promoting Republican candidates and not reporting the help as campaign contributions.
The Federal Election Commission says the Coalition put out printed voter guides, held conferences and urged Republican voters to go to the polls in the last three elections.
The suit says those activities illegally helped former President Bush, North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Virginia senate candidate Ollie North.

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Still to come on News 7, one man suffers burns from an explosion at a plant in Dublin,
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and the week starts out golden for the United States, as several americans top Olympic records.
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Explosion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
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One man is in the hospital following an explosion at B-B-A Friction Plant in Dublin this morning.
It happened at about 4:30.
Firemen believe a spark from static electricity ignited an explosion.
The worker suffered second and third degree burns to his face, chest and arms and is listed in stable condition.
His name has not been released.
No major damage to the plant is reported.

Henry-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=education


Martinsville and Henry County educators are laying the foundation for possible future consolidation by sharing staff and facilities this year to meet special education needs.
Two new programs will work to keep students off the streets, reduce crime and increase academic achievements, and serve the seriously emotionally disturbed and disabled students.
School officials say this cooperative effort is only the beginning.
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((IRA TROLINGER/MARTINSVILLE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER JOINT GRANT PROPOSAL WITH VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BEST SERVE THE STUDENTS IN THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE WAY. ))
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The state is offering incentives for Henry County and Martinsville to continue working together by reimbursing a portion of the cost of programs.
No new staff members were needed to implement this year's plan.

Rail-Cars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
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A Roanoke County company that's only a year old has developed a product that could become quite popular with railroads all over the world.
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Systems Technology of Virginia, or S-T-I, has completed the design of something called a Sideframe Milling Machine.
Sideframes are located underneath a railroad car.
They house the wheel assemblies.
After thousands of miles of travel, they become warped.
S-T-I has figured out a way to have a machine refurbish the sideframes so they're as good as new.
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((SCOTT REPSHER/STI PARTNER: THIS REFURBISHES IT. BRING IT BACK TO SPECIFICATION WHERE THEY CAN RE-USE IT ON A NEW BOXCAR SYSTEM.))
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Right now sideframes are refurbished by hand.
That takes up to an hour to complete.
S-T-I's machine can do it in a matter of minutes.
The first of these Sideframe Milling Machines will soon be installed at Norfolk Southern's Roanoke Shops.
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From railroads to highways -- a couple of road projects get some funding,
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and a big jump in ratings is music to the ears of one radio station in Lynchburg.
Those stories and more, coming up on News 7.
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WJJS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-54
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W-J-J-S may have started only a couple of years ago, but it is already headed to the top of the charts.
Jay Moore takes a look at the Beat of the City.
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W-J-J-S is making a name for itself in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The rhythmic, contemporary station has been in its current form since May of 94.
That's when some radio pioneers got together to offer listeners an alternative to other stations in the area.
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Breaking THOSE rules has proven to be the key to J-J's jump in the ratings.
It's a strong second, knockin' on the door of county music leader WYYD.
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Two recent concerts in the valley have also brought in listeners.
In the past two month J-J-S has sponsored a couple of concerts.
3-T performed during Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
And earlier this month, Kool & The Gang sang before a crowd of 6- thousand at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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Goodlatte


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NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-53
GRAPHIC=Interstate 66


A new study may be paving the way toward making the TransAmerica corridor a reality.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte yesterday announced that 400-thousand dollars has been set aside to study the route I-66 would take through Virginia.
Goodlatte has lobbied hard for the corridor to run through Lynchburg and central Virginia, which does "not" have an interstate highway of its own.
Funding and construction could still be decades away.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: BUT IF WE DON'T BEGIN THE PROCESS NOW OF PUTTING IN OUR BID AND THIS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY IS APPROVED AND ROUTED, IT COULD EASILY BE ROUTED SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE'VE GOT TO STAY ON TOP OF IF RIGHT FROM THE OUTSET IF WE'RE GOING TO SEE FUTURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE CREATION OF JOBS IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA PROTECTED.))
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The study will be conducted sometime next year.
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Goodlatte also announced that the federal government has approved construction of a partial interchange at 581 near Hershberger Road.
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It should help alleviate traffic congestion created by the new WalMart supercenter nearby.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
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Stocks have been largely unchanged today.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP almost one point.
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Stick around - Patrick has sports next, including highlights from the Carolina Panthers' training camp,
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and the U-S-T-A tournament continues in Roanoke.
We'll hear from one of the participants.
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olympic-wrap


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


In Olympic action today the Dream Team takes on Brazil in the men's basketball quarterfinals.
And the United State's softball team plays for the gold tonight either against Australia or China.
Yesterday the Americans went on another medal blitz including a history making jump by Carl Lewis.
Bill Schweizer reports.
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Ballpark


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=sports generic


Members of a group seeking a major league baseball team for Northern Virginia say they expect to resume negotiations with the Houston Astros.
Astros Chairman Drayton McLane has set a Thursday deadline for Houston-area officials to submit a financing plan for a new ballpark for the team.
He says if they don't, he'll ask Major League Baseball to consider a possible relocation.
In today's "Washington Post" McLane says talking to the northern Virginia group would be high on his list.


USTA


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-14
GRAPHIC=USTA


The U-S-T-A Women's Challenger of Roanoke tournament continues at Hunting Hills this week.
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Qualifying finished up last night and now the 28 player field competes for the 25- thousand dollars in prize money today.
Blacksburg high school rising senior Cara Prupas lost in qualifying to former UVa number one Jennifer Callen. Even though she lost in straight sets, her positive attitude remains intact.
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Kerry


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-1
GRAPHIC=Panthers Camp


The Carolina Panthers are also trying to get better at it.
Football that is.
The Panthers' are training in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and this year the team's postseason hopes will continue to be pinned on sophomore quarterback Kerry Collins.
Steve Mason has more on the former Penn State all-american.
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((He's 6'5 and weighs 240, he looks more like a linebacker, and has a cannon for an arm. But it's his mental game that needs work. Taking responsibility has been a good start. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHER QUARTERBACK:))
Steve Buerlien and Kelly Stouffer will serve as back ups. Collin's new confidence in knowing that he's the starter hasn't gone unnoticed. ((MARK CARRIER/PANTHERS WIDE RECEIVER:))
Carrier is one veteran amongst many young players on offense. Expect newly signed receiver Mushin Mahamad to contribute right away. ((DOM CAPERS/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
Coming up in our next Panther report, the Carolina defense looks to improve after finishing 7th in the league a year ago. In Spartanburg South Carolina, News 7 sports.))
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