12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The pilot of a small plane is dead after his aircraft crashed in Roanoke County.
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Talent=Melanie


And Colin Powell and Nancy Reagan steal the show at the opening of the Republican convention.
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TALENT=Beth
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Mostly cloudy and muddy outside today. Highs will be in the low 70s. I'll tell you about the forecast in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-54
GRAPHIC=Small Plane Crash


A plane crash in Roanoke County has claimed the life of a Vinton man. Emergency crews spent most of the night searching for the single engine aircraft. They found it a few hours ago on Mack-Uh-Fee Knob.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has been following the story since the early hours and he now joins us from near the crash site.
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(Rollcue: engine problems)
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SUPER=01-Charlie Glass/Civil Air Patrol; :10
SUPER=01-Sgt. Tom Foster/Va. State Police; :32
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GOP-CONVENTION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Republicans


Excitement is running high in San Diego after stirring speeches from Colin Powell and former first lady Nancy Reagan at the opening of the Republican convention.
New York Congresswoman Susan Molinari will be in the spotlight tonight when she deliver's the Keynote address.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more.
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SUPER=03-San Diego; :00
SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Retired General; :16
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting; 1:30
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OUT Q=Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, San Diego.

(( The republican's opening night was- a- made for television event designed to showcase a unified party. dole's running mate in 76, gerald ford spoke.. ,as did george bush who defeated dole in `88 for the nomination.
And for organizers, who better than to get the message across than popular retired General Colin Powell.
The crowd loved powell... and there was even applause when he spoke about abortion and affirmative action.. issues he and dole do not see eye to eye on .
COLIN POWELL/ RETIRED GENERAL: "YOU KNOW I BELEIVE IN A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE, AND I STRONGLY SUPPORT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.. E ARE A BIG ENOUGH PARTY AND BIG ENOUGH PEOPLE TO DISAGREE ON INDIVIDUAL ISSUES AND STILL WORK TOGETHER."
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
The most emotional moments of the evening came from a sentimental tribute to ronald reagan. reagan has alzheimer's disease and was too ill to attend..nancy reagan spoke on his behalf.
NANCY REAGAN, FORMER FIRST LADY. I can tell you with certainty that he still sees the shining city on the hill...
Bob dole watched it all from his hotel room. his wife Elizabeth was cheered on the convention floor.
While last night's session focused on unity...tonight's session will focus on bill clinton. the speeches will be about welfare, economy, and promises republicans say have been broken by the clinton whitehouse.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News Los Angeles.))

FIREWORKS-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=None
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A brain-damaged Ohio man, charged in a deadly fire, says he is innocent by reason of insansity.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Todd Hall entered the plea today to charges he set a blaze in a fireworks store last month that killed nine people.
He's accused of involuntary manslaughter and arson.
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Wildfires


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


Wildfires are raging across the West today.
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SUPER=03-Spray, OR;


In Oregon, residents of the small town of Spray are packed and ready to evacuate if a 21-thousand-acre blaze gets to close.
Many homes in the region have already been damaged or destroyed.
Strong winds and dry conditions are fanning the flames.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

MOTEL-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dallas;

7:22:54
A young girl was killed and more than 20 people injured in a six-alarm fire at a Dallas motel.
Several people were hurt when they jumped from second-story windows.
The blaze broke out shortly after midnight.
The cause is still under investigation.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7,
A police officer in South Boston resigns after being accused of sexual harrassment.
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and yesterday's heavy rain causes trouble for many motorists, including the driver of this tractor-trailer.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-53)
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The steady rains of the past 24 hours are easing some today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday, heavy rains fell all afternoon-- closing numerous streets around the Roanoke Valley.
Residents say although they've experienced flooding in the past-- they still love their riverfront homes.
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((WENDELL BABB: I HAD THOUGHTS OF MOVING. BUT YOU KNOW, I LOVE THE RIVER AND IT'S A THREAT. BUT I LOVE THE SIGHT OF THE RIVER RIGHT THERE-- AND FISHING AND SEE THE DUCKS. ))
SUPER=07-Wendell Babb;
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OUT Q=see the ducks
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Meanwhile, Monday's rainfall was the cause of a tractor trailer accident on route 100 in Carroll County.
The truck apparently hydroplaned on the slick road surface, jackknifed, and ran over a van parked on the side of the road.
High water also closed several roads throughout the New River Valley.
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McKinney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


A South Boston police officer is resigning after being accused of sexual harrassment.
A convenience store worker raised the complaint against Sergeant Dale McKinney.
The woman reportedly told investigators the harrassment happened while she was at work.
McKinney resigned yesterday following a two month state police investigation which had been requested by South Boston Police Chief Jim Hall.
McKinney has been on leave without pay.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker does NOT expect any criminal charges will be brought against McKinney.

Freon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


After drugs, freon has now become the number two smuggling problem at the Mexican border.
The black market for the refrigerate has flourished since it was banned in 19-93.
Scientists belive it's eating away at the Earth's ozone layer.
Consumers can legally buy Freon made before 1996 or recycled Freon.

MILITARY-TRIAL


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


In Texas, the Air Force has begun a court martial trial against an Air Force major charged with violating a military code against unnatural sex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;


Major Debra Meeks is accused of having a lesbian affair and has been charged with sodomy.
Meeks' attorneys contend the court martial violates Meeks right to equal protection under the law, noting no heteresexual couple has ever faced similiar charges under the military's sodomy law which dates back to the 19-50's.
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((THIS IS A CASE BROUGHT UNDER A LAW WHICH LITERALLY APPLIED WOULD PUNISH SEX BETWEEN MARRIED COUPLES OF THE KIND THAT YOU WOULD READ ABOUT IN MAGAZINES THAT YOU CAN BUY AT A STORE. ))
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Meeks faces a possible discharge, the loss of retirement benefits -- and jail.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


When News 7 returns, we'll tell you about a new delivery at Valley View Mall which means convenience for expecting mothers,
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and there won't be any laughing at the Roanoke Comedy Club after this weekend.
We'll tell you why when we come back.
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Comedy-Club


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-60
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's no joke. The Roanoke Comedy Club is closing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1995;


After almost a dozen years in four different locations, comedy club owner Jimmy Butler is calling it quits.
Butler says he's grateful for the support of the Roanoke Valley, and the experiences he's had since the club opened at the Patrick Henry Hotel in January, 1985.
But the business has been losing money lately, and Butler says he can't afford to keep it open.
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IN Q=There is a comedy network

((JIMMY BUTLER/ROANOKE COMEDY CLUB: THERE IS A COMEDY NETWORK FOR GOODNESS SAKES. NOTHING BUT COMEDY. THAT WAS UNHEARD OF A WHILE BACK. THERE'S BEEN A HUGE GROWTH IN COMEDY. THAT'S GOOD AND IT'S BAD FOR THE CLUB OWNER. WHEN YOU CAN SIT AT HOME FOR FREE AND DO THAT, THAT'S WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO, EVEN THOUGH THERE'S NOTHING LIKE LIVE COMEDY.))
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OUT Q=nothing like live comedy.
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The Roanoke Comedy Club has hosted a number of well-known comedians over the years, including Rosie O'Donnell and Martin Lawrence.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


But the club will close its doors after a final round of shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Maternity-Parking


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Shoppers at the Valley View Mall in Roanoke are learning that the stork delivers more than just babies.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It also delivers V-I-P parking spaces, if you shop at Sears.
A little less than two months ago, the department store set up "maternity spaces" outside its main mall entrance.
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((NORMA CARLISLE/SEARS STORE MANAGER: WHAT WE TRIED TO DO IS FIND SOME WAYS TO PROVIDE COURTESY TO OUR CUSTOMERS, DO A LITTLE MORE THAN THEY EXPECT TO FIND IN A SEARS STORE, WHERE THEY EXPECT IT TO BE FRIENDLY ANYWAY..))
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OUT Q=friendly anyway.
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The store manager at Sears first saw similar spaces in the parking lot of an old grocery store in West Salem.
Parents with young children are also allowed to use the space.
But there's no policing, it's all done on the honor system.
So far people seem to like the spaces.
Other stores in the mall want more spaces set up.
Management is responding.
In the coming months eight additional maternity spaces will be put near the mall's main entrances.
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Forecasts
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Trump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A day after the New York Stock Exchange said it's considering moving, there's word Donald Trump may lend a hand. The ``New York Post'' reports Trump plans to build the world's tallest building at the end of Wall Street, to house the N-Y-S-E.
The paper says the planned building would be named the New York Stock Exchange Tower and take three and a-half years to build.
Yesterday an exchange spokesman said the N-Y-S-E is in the preliminary stages of looking at new, larger, more modern sites in New York, but that it's ruled out a move to New Jersey.


Stocks


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


Stocks are lower after two economic reports reignited concerns about inflation and interest rates.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 26 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Stick around - coming up in sports, a new contract for a top NBA player nets him 100-million dollers,
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and indoor football practice?? That's what the rain meant for the Colonels of William Fleming yesterday.
We'll take you inside when News 7 returns.
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Tech-Football


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


The Virginia Tech freshman have been taking part in a four day conditioning and academic boot camp in Blacksburg before the upperclassmen arrive today.
Steve Mason has more on the new players introduction to college football 101.
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SUPER=01-Andre Kendrick/Virginia Tech Defensive Back; :
SUPER=01-Carl Bradley/Virginia Tech Defensive Lineman; :45
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; 1:05
SUPER=@Steve1: 1:25
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
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Fleming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-18
GRAPHIC=vhsl summer practice


The rain played havoc with the practice schedules of most of the high school football teams in the Friday Football Extra coverage area yesterday.
Despite the inclement weather William Fleming still had a productive day.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Head coach George Miller expects his team to produce much more than last year's 4 and 6 record. Yesterday was supposed to be the second day of full contact, full pads practice.
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((GEORGE "KILLER" MILLER/WILLIAM FLEMING COACH: WE HAVE TO COMPENSATE FOR BEING INSIDE, SO IN ESSENCE, WE'LL DO FAR MORE CONDITIONING AND WE'LL HIT THE WEIGHT ROOM AND HAVE AMPLY TIME TO DO THE THINGS GHAT WE DON'T GET TO DO OUTSIDE. IT'S BENEFICIAL BOTH WAYS.))
SUPER=01-George "Killer" Miller/William Fleming Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...benefits both ways"
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15 starters return for the Colonels on both sides of the ball, 7 on defense. Quarterback Charles Burnette is just one of 8 starters returning on offense.
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((CHARLES "MONDRE" BURNETTE/COLONELS' QUARTERBACK: WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMIN IN TH EOFF SEASON, WORKING HARD, LIFTING WEIGHTS....DO PRETTY WELL.))
SUPER=01-Charles "Mondre" Burnette/Colonels' Quarterback; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...do pretty well"
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold summer practice


The Colonels open the season on the road August 30th against new triple A contender Amherst.

Pats


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-15
GRAPHIC=PATS/COWBOYS


For the second straight Monday night the Dallas Cowboys have been defeated in the preseason.
Last week the Chiefs beat them and last night the Patriots buried them.
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SUPER=03-Irving, TX/ESPN; :00


And a former Hokie would get the first points of the night as tight end John Burke sneaks out of the backfield and into the end zone to take the toss from Drew Bledsoe and make it 7-to-nothing.
Hassan Graham would light up the night on special teams with a 96 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
SUPER=30-New England/31/Dallas/7;


It was 31-to-nothing before Dallas scored as the Patriots win it 31 to 7.
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Cowboys


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-21
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Earlier yesterday, America's Team made America's best running back the highest paid player in the NFL as team owner Jerry Jones handed him a fistful of cash.
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((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER: TERMS OF THE DEAL ARE A 15 MILLION BONUS, WHICH IS THE LARGEST BONUS IN THE NFL, AND A 48 MILLION DOLLAR- EIGHT YEAR CONTRACT.)) ((EMMIT SMITH/SIGNS FOR $63 MILLION: THE MANNER IN WHICH THE DEAWL WAS DONE SHOWS THAT THE COWBOY ORGANIZATION IS DEFINATELY ONE THAT WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER AND CLASS AS WELL, DESPITE WHAT OTHERS SAY OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jones/Cowboys Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Emmitt Smith/Signs For $63 Million; :14
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OUT Q=...SAY OF IT.
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00


It was not such a great day for Smith's former teammate James Washington.
The Redskins veteran safety was cut after starting all 12 games last season.
Apparently, the colorful 31 year old Washington has lost a step and is a bit slower than his younger rivals for the position.
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Howard


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-13
GRAPHIC=NBA


The Juwan Howard contract saga in the NBA finally ended yesterday as the all-star forward officially returned to the Bullets.
With a new $100 million dollar contract to call his own, he says its now time to produce.
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((JUWAN HOWARD/BULLETS FORWARD: I THINK WE HAVE A GREAT CHANCE IN DOING A GREAWT JOB TO WIN SOME BALL GAMES. WE DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS AND I KNOW WE ALL HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT SO MUCH. WE WERE JUST ONE GAME AWAY FROM IT THIS PAST SEASON. THIS TIME WE WILL BE THERE AND I GUARANTEE YOU THAT ONE.))
SUPER=01-Juwan Howard/Bullets Forward; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...YOU THAT ONE."
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Divorce-Magazine


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


Some Chicago entrepreneurs are capitalizing on DIVORCE.
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VO-NAT 04:42:05ish
SUPER=03-Chicago;


More than one-million couples get divorced in the U-S each year, but the process is not so simple.
One man found divorce so complicated that he pioneered a magazine on the subject.
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SOT 04:42:37:23
IN Q=We have everything

((DAN COUVRETTE/"CHICAGO DIVORCE" PUBLISHER: WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM PROPERTY RENTAL PLACES TO MASSAGE THERAPY TO LAWYERS TO MEDIATORS TO THERAPISTS.))
SUPER=01-Dan Couvrette/"Chicago Divorce" Publisher; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the world.
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VO-NAT 07:47:20ish


Local editions of the magazine will eventually be published in several cities across the country.
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wrap


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


That's it for News 7 at NOON.
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