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NOON-HEADLINES

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Bob Dole's big moment is almost here as Republican delegates are gearing up to nominate him as their candidate for President.
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And an arrest has reportedly been made in the bombing that killed American servicemen in Saudi Arabia.
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Clouds are clearing and we should see a good bit of sunshine this afternoon. I'll tell you more about the forecast in a few minutes.
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Stick around for News 7 at Noon.

GOP-CONVENTION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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It's the moment Bob Dole has waited years for.
Tonight Republican delegates will nominate him for president and Jack Kemp for vice president.
Speaker after speaker last night hailed Dole as the best candidate and delivered an assault on incumbent Bill Clinton.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more.
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((
In a party often criticized for alienating women...it was the women who took charge of the republican convention last night....from key note speaker susan molinari to texas senator kay bailey hutchison...a parade of women politicians took to the podium to celebrate bob dole's accomplishments and take aim at president clinton:
But kay bailey hutchison turned up the heat....with the help of a slickly produced video show and a stream of unflattering adjectives hutchison unabashedly bashed the clinton record:
While the women starred in prime time....house speaker newt Gingrich was buried early on in the show with little attention and fanfare ....a concerted effort to erase memories of the conservative "Republican revolution" that could scare voters away...
Bob dole watched the show from his hotel room...and later got an emotional welcome from a veteran's group....dole gave veterans a preview of his acceptance speech...which is expected to rely heavily on the pivotal time in his life...his experience in world war 2......
The tone of the convention tonight is expected to soften...the attention turning from attacks on clinton to glowing praise of bob dole...among those offering insights will be his wife elizabeth.....elizabeth kaledin cbs news san diego.))

Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
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The Dole-Kemp ticket is gaining momentum according to Governor George Allen.
He is attending the convention. Speaking to News 7 from San Diego, Allen says Dole's tax cut plan will bring many voters into the Republican camp.
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But Allen also cautions the G-O-P cannot just assume Virginia will be delivered to Bob Dole in November.
The Governor says a recent News 7 Mason Dixon poll showing Dole with a slim two percent lead in the Commonwealth should be a wakeup call for Republicans, and an indication that Dole and Kemp must campaign hard here.

Saudi-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
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There's word of arrests in connection with the June bombing of a U-S base in Saudi Arabia.
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A Saudi opposition group says six Muslim militants have been arrested and confessed to the June 25th truck bombing that killed 19 Americans.
Neither U-S nor Saudi officials have confirmed the report.
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Bus-Wreck


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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In Arizona a school bus has wrecked, injuring 44 people, at least four of them seriously.
The bus was carrying high school students to the first day of classes when it turned over this morning in Flagstaff.
The injured are being taken to local hospitals, and so far there are few other details available.

Down-Plane


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-57)
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Authorities are back on the scene today but it could be some time before we learn what caused a small plane to crash in Roanoke County early yesterday morning.
The pilot Praveen (Busk-AIR-In) Bhaskaran of Vinton was killed.
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The single engine Beechcraft he was flying went down on Catawba Mountain, about four miles north of the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Randy Pratt heard the plane overhead.
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((RANDY PRATT: THE ENGINE SOUNDED LOWER RPMS LIKE IT WAS GOING IN FOR A LANDING. IT WAS A DIFFERENT SOUND FROM THE NORMAL PITCH OF THE ENGINE YOU WOULD HEAR. THE CRASH WAS JUST AS I RECALL PRETTY BLUNT. MAYBE CRUNCHING THE TREES ALMOST LIKE A CAR ACCIDENT.))
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Praveen (Busk-AIR-In) Bhaskaran was an experienced pilot. He was carrying bank documents on a regular flight between Charlotte and Roanoke.
Investigators say it could be six months before their report is complete and nine months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on the likely cause of the crash.
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Olympics


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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The lawyer for Atlanta security guard Richard Jewell is demanding the F-B-I apologize to his client.
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Jewell became the focus of the Centennial Park bombing investigation but was never charged or accused of any wrongdoing.
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4:14:15-44 ((BASE ON INFORMATION WE HAVE THEY HAVE DO NOT HAVE A SHRED OF EVIDENCE THAT JEWELL MADE OR PLANTED THE BOMB. AND WE WISH THE FBI WOULD COMPLETE TESTS AND GO ON TO FIND THE REAL BOMBER. ))
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The July 27th bombing killed a woman and injured more than one hundred.

PARACHUTER


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
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A Florida vacation turns into a nightmare for a British man.
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7:22:10
An adventurous management consultant from London came to the sunshine state to learn how to sky dive.
Mark Banini was at five thousand feet when he released his main shoot and appeared to be having a textbook first jump, but his pilot shoot was trapped around one of his lines causing him to veer off coarse.
He was headed toward trees, buildings and roads.
In desperation Banini decided to cut his parachute, 250 feet above the ground and with no time for his reserve shoot to open.
Amazingly the 27 year old suffered only a sprained ankle and twisted knee ligament.
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Still to come on News 7,
We'll tell you why an apartment building in Rocky Mount has been condemned,
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and a little girl in Pittsylvania County will see a better life now, thanks to her father.
We'll explain.
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Apartment-Flood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-61
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Monday's heavy rains tore away the structure of a Rocky Mount apartment building.
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Authorities have condemned this 12-unit building on Greenmeadow Road.
Rainwater washed away soil at the cinderblock foundation.
Police secured the building.
Right now, no one's allowed inside.
The Red Cross found shelter for residents, who were evacuated.
A-and-B Properties of Roanoke owns the building.
The owner says he doesn't know yet what will happen to the apartment house-- but hopes his tenants can get their belongings sometime this week.
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
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Lynchburg will soon be home to a new neighborhood pharmacy, and the debate continues over the future of the old city nursing home.
Those were just a few of the items on a packed city council agenda tonight.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( This patch of land at one of the city's busiest intersections will soon be home to Lynchburg's first stand- alone Rite- Aid pharmacy.
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((MIKE PACE/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT BUILDING A WALMART OR A SUPER KROGER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A STRUCTURE THAT'S ONLY SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN YOUR TYPICAL CONVENIENCE STORE.))
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Owners of the nearby Plaza shopping center had opposed rezoning the land, ostensibly because it opens the door for even more development.
The Plaza also happens to be home to the area's only other drug store.
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((GEORGE FRALIN/PLAZA ATTORNEY: THERE IS A COMMERCIAL REASON FOR COMING TO THIS, BUT THERE'S A FURTHER REASON IN NOT KNOWING WHAT'S COMING NEXT.))
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Council approved the rezoning by a 7-0 vote.
And the debate continues to swirl around the old nursing home property on Hollins Mill Road.
The city sold the building to Elderberry Incorporated with the promise it would be torn down.
Now Elderberry wants to sell it to the Jordan Baptist Church, which has no intention of demolishing it.
For now, city officials are holding up those plans.
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((REV. MELVIN CAMPBELL/JORDAN BAPTIST CHURCH: MY QUESTION IS WHY ARE WE BEING SADDLED WITH SUCH UNREASONABLE REQUIREMENTS? IS THIS A NORMAL PRACTICE, DO YOU DO THIS WITH EVERY CHURCH, OR WHAT'S THE SCORE?))
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Council members say they're just protecting the interests of the city and the taxpayers.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

United-Way


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=Sta
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The United Way of the Roanoke Valley is hoping contributors will open-up their wallets a little wider.
The organization is trying to raise a total of five and a half million dollars in charitable funds for this year's campaign drive.
This figure is up by three million dollars from last year's total.
Part of the United Way's strategy to raise the additional funds includes asking about 33 thousand contributors to give 25 cents more everyday.
The campaign began July 19th and runs until September 9th.

Neal


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WRITER=THa
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A Pittsylvania County man has given his young daughter the gift of life.
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Two months ago, Ring-gold Fire Chief Mike Neal donated a kidney to his 11- year old daughter.
When Stephanie was two, she was diagnosed with an underdeveloped bladder.
Four years later, the Neals were told Stephanie would eventually need a kidney transplant.
Both parents volunteered, but Mike Neal was selected by doctors as the best candidate.
Since the surgery, Stephanie has gained nearly 20- pounds and can eat and drink almost anything she wants.
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((MIKE NEAL/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:IT'S WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP AND HEAR HER USE THE BATHROOM, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU TAKE IT FOR GRANTED BUT IT'S A MIRACLE THAT SHE CAN DO THAT, WE'RE VERY TICKLED. STEPHANIE NEAL/DONOR RECIPIENT:I KNEW I WOULD GET WELL, BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD DO THIS MUCH FOR ME, BUT I'VE SEEN A BIG DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE SURGERY, I FELT BETTER. ))
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Stephanie has been through more than 40-surgeries at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.
She'll have to remain on medication to make sure her body doesn't reject the kidney.
Doctors say both father and daughter are doing just fine.
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Stay with us - up next, we'll tell you what Martinsville officials plan to do to help curb juvenile crime,
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and two people, including an American solider, are missing after a typhoon rips through southern Japan.
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M'ville-Curfew


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Some law enforcement officials believe curfews are a way to cut down on teen crime.
Roanoke and Danville both have city-wide teen curfews.
Kimberly McBroom reports Martinsville is considering joining them.
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(( Be home by midnight--
Kids usually hear that from their parents.
But Martinsville teens may someday also hear it from city officials.
A proposed curfew would affect children 17 and under-- whether they are trouble- makers or not.
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Thelma Pinkard suggested a curfew after a group of teens threw a rock at her car.
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((THELMA PINKARD/CURFEW ADVOCATE: I BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN NEED DISCIPLINE AND THEY WANT TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT THEM TO WANT TO HAVE THEM SAFE AND CLOSE BY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: EVEN THOUGH CITY OFFICIALS ARE JUST CONSIDERING A CURFEW, WE TALKED WITH SOME LOCAL TEENS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT IT. AND AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, MOST OF THEM SAY IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA. ))
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((GEORGETTE JONES/13-YEAR-OLD: I THINK IT'S NOT RIGHT. IT'S NOT FAIR TO US BECAUSE, I MEAN, WE GOT TO HAVE TIME TO HAVE OUR FUN. THEY HAVE TIME TO HAVE THEIRS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO HAVE OURS. ))
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The city still has more homework to do on the potential curfew law.
A public forum is planned next month.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))

Galileo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Fresh from last week's announcement that there may be life on Mars, NASA scientists now have another revelation-- about one of Jupiter's moons.
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New pictures from the Galileo spacecraft confirm Europa is covered with cracked ice.
The big question is what's underneath.
NASA scientists say if the core is warm enough Europa could have liquid water and an environment suitable to sustain life.
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Typhoon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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Typhoon Kirk slammed into southern Japan this morning with 130 mile per hour winds.
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Some 85-hundred people were forced to leave their homes and move into shelters.
Two people, including a U-S Marine are missing off Okinawa.
The two were swept out to sea by high waves.
Okinawa police also blame the storm for car accidents which have killed three people.
The typhoon is now headed toward the South Korean Coast.
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Pulaski-Grant


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WRITER=tal
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Pulaski County has secured half a million dollars in federal grant money for infrastructure at the New River Industrial Park.
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The park consists of about 650 acres of land around the former A-T-&-T plant in Fairlawn, which shut down in 1990.
New River Industries now owns the building and part of the property.
Pulaski County purchased the rest in 1993 with plans to develop it for industrial use.
The grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable the county to extend water and sewer lines to the site.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sly
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Stocks are slightly higher in quiet trading, after inflation worries pulled the market lower yesterday.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 10 points.
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Coming up in Sports, the Hokie basketball team goes overseas,
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and some of the nation's top junior golfers come to the Roanoke Valley.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
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The Virginia Tech basketball team lost its European opener last night, but played well in Milan, Italy.
The Hokies lost 101-TO-97 to an Italian pro team made up of a group of 25 year old players. Roanoke's Troy Manns led the Tech attack with 16 points and 10 assists.
Ace Custis had 14, and Alvaro Tor had a dozen.
Tech plays again tonight in Switzerland.


Robertson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
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A talented field of junior golfers and house guest in mother nature who won't go away are making this year's Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament to toughest in the 14 year history of the event.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayres checked out some of the action at the Roanoke Country Club.
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((190 golfers teed off. Ladies first of course. of the 41 girls competing in 2 age groups; 14 are ranked in the top 125 in the country. ((ANGELA GERMAN/RANKED 7TH IN THE NATION:))
German is ranked 7th in the country. The Columbus Georgia native shot a 3 over 74.
Of the 149 boys in the field, 19 are rated in the nation's top 125. raising the talent level has many benefits...and 2 minor draw backs, the first, ((MILLER BABER/TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR:))
On a more serious note, the second, ((:)) NAT SOUND!!
No shows helped some golfers get into the field. Martinsville's Jason Wells made it as an alternate.
Tournament organizers were forced to take an alternate route after heavy rains Monday pushed first round tee times back 1 hour. Roanoke's Lee Taylor should contend in the 13-14 age group. North Cross's Brandon LaCroix has raised his level of play as well. ((BRANDON LACROIX/15-18 YEAR OLD COMPETITOR:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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Mattingly


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WRITER=Mike
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Speaking of comebacks, the New York Yankees have been prospering this year without former captain Don Mattingly, who walked away from the game at the end of last season.
Yesterday he was playing golf in Nashville and he says he's thinking hard about coming back.
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Kid-Convention


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#Net
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Not all of the media attention at the Republican Convention is directed toward the politicians.
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This group of reporters is busy interviewing the press.
The Children's Express is a news organization devoted to covering topics from a kid's point of view.
These budding journalists are learning lessons from the seasoned veterans at the convention, like Ted Koppel and Andy Rooney.
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wrap


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WRITER=amo
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Coming up in tonight's Health Check report on NEWS-7 at Five...there is no proof that melatonin can help you sleep, but the National Institutes of Health says sales are skyrocketing.
But scientists are warning people to think twice before using the natural substance.
We'll have more on the story tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE, then stick around Have a good day. BUh bye. for NEWS-7 at SIX.