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NOON-HEADLINES

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Virginia firefighters head west to help weary firefighters battle massive wildfires in several states.
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And Republican running mates Bob Dole and Jack Kemp hit the campaign trial one day after accepting their nominations.
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There's a good chance for some strong afternoon thunderstorms... but the weekend is looking pretty sunny. I'll have the forecast in a few minutes.
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

GOP-CONVENTION


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Bob Dole and Jack Kemp leave California today to begin a four-state campaign swing.
The Republican running mates head first to Denver and finish up in Buffalo and Pittsburgh.
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Dole accepted his nomination last night, emphasizing his beliefs as a Republican and offering his plans for the Presidency.
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((BOB DOLE; THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE IS NOT OF POLICY, BUT OF TRUST -- NOTE MERELY WHETHER THE PEOPLE TRUST THE PRESIDENT BUT WHETHER THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY TRUST THE PEOPLE, TRUST IN THEIR GOODNESS AND THEIR GENEROUS FOR RECOVERY. THAT'S WHAT THE ELECTION IS ALL ABOUT. ))
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After the speech, Dole was joined on stage by his former rivals, including Pat Buchanan, in a show of Republican party unity.
Dole's running mate, Jack Kemp fired up the crowd with his acceptance speech, touching on conservative topics including faith, family and freedom.
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WILDFIRES


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Firefighters in the West have their hands full this afternoon, so full that east coast firefighters are on their way to help.
The national forest service has sent more than 100 people from this region.
And just this morning, 20 employees of the Virginia Department of Forestry left Tennessee on their way to Oregon.
Dozens of wildfires in several states continue to be fueled by high winds and low humidity.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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((
Wildfires are racing through parts of seven western states.
From northern Idaho where 30 thousand acres have been scorched. "QUITE A FEW HOUSE BURNING UP."
To Oregon where a dozen seperate fires have blackened 325-thousand acres so far this week...destroying 35
Homes and buildings. Tourist: "NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE."
Ninety miles southeast of portland, 300 tourists were stranded at the warm springs indian reservation's
Resort casino when fires cut off the main roads.
The roads have re-opened... but gusting winds continue to push fires from a montana ski area to california's central valley. fire-fighters from alaska and new englands states have been called in to help:
Nationwide, officials say 90 percent of federal fire- fighters are already on the line. its just a case of too many fires...too few fire-fighters...and a weekend forecast that calls for continued high winds.
Jerry Bowen, CBS News Los Angeles.))

shooting


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In other news from the west, a graduate student opened fire yesterday in a San Diego University Classroom, killing three professors.
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Witnesses say Frederick Davidson was defending his thesis before a faculty committee when he starting shooting.
Three others in the room were not injured.
Davidson surrendered to officers immediately after the shooting.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

rapist


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California's so called pillowcase rapist is now himself a victim of an attack.
Officials confirm that Reginald Muldrew is hospitalized in critical condition in Gary, Indiana after reportedly being beaten by an angry mob.
Muldrew was convicted in 19-78 of raping four women and he served 16 years of a 25-year sentence.
He moved to Gary after his release from prison in California.
His nickname comes from the pillowcase he used to cover his victims' heads to conceal his identity.
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MEEKS


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A female Air Force major has been acquitted of sodomy charges.
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A military jury in Texas cleared Debra Meeks last night after seven hours of deliberations.
Her defense lawyers argued Meeks' female accuser was a liar trying to destroy Meeks' military career.
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((MICHAEL TIGAR/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:THIS IS A PROUD DAY FOR JUSTICE IN THE MILITARY. MAJOR DEBRA MEEKS HAD THE COURAGE TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT AN OFFER TO PLEAD GUILTY TO SOMETHING SHE DID NOT DO. ))
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Meeks, who denied the allegations, had faced a possible sentence of up to eight years in a military jail and discharge from the Air Force.
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Motley


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A federal judge has dismissed a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by a former Danville teacher against a prosecutor.
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A judge has ruled Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller did not violate Thomas Motley's rights when he bought a newspaper ad outlining Motley's criminal record.
The ad came after Motley was acquitted, on appeal, of charges he slapped a student.
Motley's criminal record was not introduced during that case, and he later was fired.
The judge said Fuller's actions may have been questionable but he WAS acting within his official capacity.
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peru-fireworks


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A fireworks celebration in Peru has ended in a freak accident that killed 35 people.
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It happened during a fireworks display Wednesday night.
One of the rockets struck a high-tension power cable, knocking it to the ground.
Electricity then surged through spectators gathered on a bridge.
In addition to the dead more than 40 were injured.
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Smart-Highway


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The Commonwealth Transportation Board gave final approval to Smart Road yesterday.
The state-of-the-art highway will be used to connect Blacksburg and Roanoke and to test cars of the future that may one day do the driving for you.
But, first the plan itself had to pass inspection.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( What makes a smart road a good idea?
Apparently in Virginia four and a half years of controversy over endangered flowers and economic development... after this same state board okayed it in the first place.
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((LORINDA LIONBERGER/SALEM DISTRICT MEMBER: I THINK THAT THERE SETS IN A FEELING OF RESPONSIBILITY NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE PROCEED WITH THIS PROJECT THAT WE ARE VERY, VERY CAREFUL.))
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That means don't forget it's a road -- NOT just a high-tech lab.
It is, after all, NOT without enemies.
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((RICHARD ROTH/NRV ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION: THIS HAS TAKEN A LOT OF TIME, WE'RE ALL, ON THE OPPOSITION SIDE WE'RE ALL VOLUNTEERS, WE DO THIS IN WHAT SPARE TIME WE HAVE. SO IN SOME WAYS IT'S A BIT OF A RELIEF JUST FOR IT TO BE OVER. BUT I'M SURE WE WOULD'VE PREFERRED FOR IT TO BE OVER IN A DIFFERENT WAY. ))
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Road supporters bemoan the delays -- but they've proved they're NOT only smart, they can also use their time wisely.
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((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: THE SILVER LINING IN EVERY CLOUD? I SUPPOSE IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT AS THE DELAYS AND THE CONTROVERSY HAVE SURROUNDED THIS PROJECT, THAT WE HAVE BEEN MOVING FORWARD, CONTINUALLY LOOKING FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES, AND A NUMBER OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES. THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS PROJECT.))
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A one-of-a-kind all- weather simulator is the latest thing.
So if neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night or bad directions can stop cars on the 103- million dollar smart road -- what can?
A federal court order.
A lawsuit is still pending.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

Pursuit


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An 18- year- old man is in jail after leading police on a four county, 60 mile car chase on Interstate 81 last night.
A trooper began pursuing David Lucas at the Pulaski/Wythe County line at about 6 o'clock.
Police say Lucas exceeded speeds of 120- miles an hour.
The chase did not end until Lucas smashed into a trooper's car near the Washington County/Smyth County line.
Lucas ran into the median before hitting a tractor trailor.
A passenger in his car was injured and had to be airlifted to Smyth County Hospital.
Her condition has not been released.
Lucas is being held in the Washington County Jail on numerous charges.

Credit-Card


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It's something credit card users fear most, someone getting a hold of their card number.
And it could become a reality for customers who made credit purchases at a now defunct music store.
Jay Moore explains.
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(( It was supposed to be just another walk to Revco.
But Sandy Gleichauf (Gli-Cough) and her neighbor Jenny Clingempeel
(Cling-n-peel) picked up more than just odds and ends...they picked up credit

card receipts.
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((SANDY GLEICHAUF/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: I DECIDED TO PICK EM UP AND RIP THEM UP IN CASE THEY FELL OUT OF SOMEBODY'S POCKETBOOK OR SOMETHING. ))
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((JENNY CLINGEMPEEL/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: SHE STARTED PICKING THEM UP AND SAID WHAT'S THIS. I SAID I DON'T KNOW. SHE SAID MAYBE WE SHOULD PICK THEM UP BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMEONE'S CREDIT CARD NUMBER ON EM. ))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE TWO GATHERED MORE THAN FIFTY CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE WERE STILL SEVERAL SCATTERED ALONG THE HIGHWAY.))
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Not only did the receipts have numbers and signatures, some of the cards had not expired.
All of them came from across the street at Leed's Music Store.
It closed several months ago.
Attempts to contact representatives from the company were unsuccessful.
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((ANSWERING MACHINE: LEED'S INCORPORATED HAS FILED A CHAPTER SEVEN BANKRUPTCY PETITION, THE BANKRUPTCY COURT WESTERN DISTRICT VIRGINIA, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. ))
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A bank spokesperson said merchants are required to keep receipts for five years.
Most of these receipts were dated back to '94.
The same time Gleichauf bought a guitar from the music store.
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((SANDY GLEICHAUF/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: I DON'T LIKE THE FEELING OF DOING BUSINESS WITH MUSIC STORES OR ANYWHERE ELSE AND FEELING THAT MY COPIES FLOATING ALL OVER BRAMBLETON AVENUE.))
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For the time being, Gleichauf will hang onto the receipts until she hears from police.
As for the others..she says she hopes those don't fall into the wrong hands.
In Roanoke County, Jay Moore, News 7.

Roach-Lady


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Say the word cockroach, and most of his cringe.
But one Virginia Tech en-to-mology professor
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considers these creepy creatures, loveable critters.
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((DON'T YOU THINK HE'S RATHER PRETTY? ANSWER: FOR A COCKROACH HE'S RATHER PRETTY. ))
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Mary Ross has raised roaches for more than 30 years.
She has discovered nearly every known mutant strain of the German cockroach in this lab, making it one of a kind in the world.
Ross says of the four thousand species, only about 25 are considered pests.
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((MOST OF THEM OUT IN THE TROPICS, THEY DON'T HURT ANYBODY, IN FACT THEY PROBABLY DO SOME GOOD BREAKING DOWN VARIOUS ORGANIC MATERIALS. ))
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Odds are though, that'll be small comfort the next time you find one in YOUR kitchen.
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GROWIN-IT


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Tired of the same old same old? Need something different to dress up your yard or garden?
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Certain types of annuals have just hit the market this season, and the Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech is the spot to check them out.
Blue stars, Cannalillies (can-ah-lil-eez), and purple-ruffled basil are just some of the new plants on the hit parade.
While some of these plants are in fact perennials, most are from warmer climates and should be treated as annuals in our region.
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For more information on plants like these, access the Horticulture Gardens home page on the Internet through our own WDBJ homepage.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Partial Clearing/51-55/Partly/Sunny/75-79;
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VA-Colleges


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Virginia is home to eight of the top 100 best college buys in the country.
This, according to Money Magazine.
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ESS
The highest rank in the state went to James Madison University.
Washington and Lee came in 28th. next
Sweet Brier College is ranked 39th.
The University of Virginia-- 45th next
Emory and Henry comes in 69th place.
And V-M-I ranks 86th.
The list is compiled each year and is based on criteria such as faculty to student ratio, tuition costs and specialized programs.
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Stocks


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Stocks have been holding on to their early gains, shrugging off a potentially troublesome earnings report in the computer sector.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 23 points.

UVA


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U-V-a's football media day kicked off in Charlottesville yesterday.
And in the middle of all the talk of pre season rankings and quarterback questions, a good time was had.
Steve Mason takes us inside the "U-V-A FAMILY" from Scott Stadium.
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Raiders


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The N-F-L preseason rolled on last night in Atlanta where spirals have replaced vaults and floor exercises in the Georgia Dome.
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Jeff George and the Falcons have had their way all night long against the Raiders.
Here he hooks up with Eric Metcalf in the back of the endzone for the TD in the first.
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The falcons blister the Raiders last night by a score of 27 to 6.
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Ryan


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Nolan Ryan is still making baseball history at the age of 49.
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The Ryan Express retired in 19-93 and now he will be the first player in baseball history to have three retired jersey numbers.
Ryan's Angels jersey was retired in '93, his Rangers jersey will be retired next month, and yesterday Houston announced they will retire his number 34 at their season finale on September 29th.
Ryan had seven no-hitters, 5,714 strikeouts and a 324-292 record.
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Shark-Capture


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A father and son fishing trip turned into a scene from the movie "Jaws" yesterday.
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Richard Birarelli and his son, Mike, were fishing for cod when, instead, they netted a two-thousand pound Great White Shark.
The shark was alive when is was pulled to the surface, but died before reaching shore, presumably from thrashing in the net.
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Though the shark caught the fishermen and onlookers by suprise, a scientist will make the catch useful.
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The shark was later lifted by crane onto a local dock.
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wrap


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Tonight on News-7 at Five--
Scientists are looking at estrogen therapy, as a possible way to ward off Alzheimer's disease.
The story, plus researchers believe they now know more about the cause of urinary tract infections. Thanks for joining us, and have a great weekend. Those stories, on Health Check, later today.