12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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Bob Dole is moving in on President Clinton, new national surveys show Dole's using the bounce from the G-O-P convention.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And drug use may turn into an election year issue as two federal reports show a huge surge in teen drug use.
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TALENT=Beth
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Hazy sunshine this afternoon. Highs will be in the 80s. I'll have the forecast for you and an update on Tropical Storm Dolly in a few minutes.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.

CLINTON-POLL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


Millions of Americans will see their paychecks increase before they head to the polls in November.
President Clinton will sign a 90-cent minimum-wage increase today.
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VO-NAT

10:00
Meantime, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is enjoying a little rise in the polls.
The latest the latest C-B-S News/New York Times poll finds Bob Dole within 12 points of President Clinton:
Dole got big gains among white women, moderates and younger voters.
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whitewater


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=legal scales


One of Mr. Clinton's former business partners will be sentenced today in Arkansas for Whitewater related crimes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Susan McDougal faces up to 17 years in prison on four felony counts.
She, her ex-husband, Jim, and former Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker were found guilty of fraudulently obtaining and using federally backed loans.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;

from net
Yesterday, Tucker was sentenced to four years' probation.
The judge cited Tucker's chronic liver disease as a factor in not sending him to prison.
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((REPORTER: SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONSTRUE THIS AS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE ABOVE THE LAW? JIM GUY TUCKER/ WELL I GUESS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER POEPLE WHO ARE FACING IMMINENT LIVER TRANSPLANTS THAT ARE IN SIMILIAR SITUATIONS TO DO A FAIR COMPARISON.))
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Jim McDougal's sentencing was postponed yesterday until after the election amid talk that he is cooperating with prosecutors.
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Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=drug use


Two government reports due out today show an alarming rise in teen drug use.
U-S-A Today is reporting one survey from the Department of Health and Human Services shows drug use among 12- to 17-year-olds rose 78 percent from 19-92 to 19-95.
The highest increases were noted in the use of L-S-D and cocaine.
Marijuana use was up 37 percent.

Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kevorkian


Dr. Jack Kevorkian's 35th assisted suicide is turning out to be the most controversial yet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oakland Co., MI;


A Michigan coroner says 42-year old Judith Curren was depressed and overweight and showed no signs of chronic fatigue syndrome.
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(( DR. L. J. DRAGOVIC/COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER THE AUTOPSY DID NOT REVEAL ANY PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF ANY SIGNIFICANT DISEASE, NOT ONLY TERMINAL, BUT ANY SIGNIFICANT DISEASE. ))
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VO-NAT


Curren's husband as well as some medical experts are questioning the findings.
They say the disease leaves no signs in the bodies of its victims.
Yet, one specialist says Kevorkian made a mistake this time because chronic fatigue is never fatal.
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S-korea


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In South Korea today, nine days of student demonstrations turned into a bloody riot.
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Thousands of riot police stormed a university building where students were illegally demonstrating for the unification of North and South Korea.
The students, exhausted and nearly sleepless, fought back with rocks, pipes and fire bombs.
Some Eight hundred were arrested.
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WILDFIRES


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=brushfires


In California they're calling in the military to help fight a massive wildfire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lake Co., CA;


Some 650 military personnel arrive today in the northern end of the state to help put out a 70-thousand acre blaze that is spewing smoke that spans from the San Francisco Bay area to Lake Tahoe.
The week-old blaze, named the Fork fire, has more than doubled in size in just one day.
Close to three-thousand firefighters are already battling it.
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Military-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=NONE


The first flight recorder revelations from the crash of that Air Force C-130 in Wyoming could come today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jackson Hole, WY;


The so-called ``black boxes'' were pulled from the wreckage yesterday.
Investigators have also begun recovering bodies.
A Campbell County man was among the nine people killed in the crash.
Senior Airman Ricky Merritt of Lynch Station was listed as a flight engineer on the plane.
The aircraft was serving as part of President Clinton's vacation entourage, carrying presidential vehicles and other cargo.
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Beyer-Son


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


The son of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer was rescued by two boaters after jumping from a bridge into the Potomac River over the weekend.
Beyer's office has confirmed that the man rescued by passersby on Sunday was Donald Sternoff Beyer the Third, the lieutenant governor's 20-year-old son.
The Beyer family had no comment on the incident.
The younger Beyer was treated and released from a Frederick County hospital.

SPCA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=SPCA


The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A has once again been turned down in its request to build a new animal shelter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Recently, the planning commission said NO to to the agency's rezoning proposal, to build a new facility off Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460.
Now, by a 5 to 2 vote city council is following suit-- but not before hearing from residents who have concerns about noise and odor.
S-P-C-A staffers say they are frustrated by the comments and the Council's decision.
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((LYNDA MCGARRY/S.P.C.A. BD. OF DIRECTORS: I'M DISAPPOINTED AND SURPRISED THAT THEY WENT AHEAD AND VOTED ON IT. I WAS CONFIDENT THAT THEY'D HONOR OUR REQUEST TO GO BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION. ))
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SS=SPCA


The S-P-C-A Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday night. Staff members say they see this latest vote as a delay in the project and still hope to build offices on the land, which the agency owns.

M'ville-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Martinsville police are investigating an accident that killed a 5-year-old boy and his mother Saturday.
The victims were the grandson and daughter of city councilman Bruce Dallas.
The child, Donte Dallas, and his mother, Lisa Dallas Teel, were riding in a car driven by Teel's boyfriend, Kermit Douglas Waller.
Police say Waller lost control of the vehicle on Memorial Boulevard, slid into oncoming traffic and collided with a van.
The boy and his mother were pronounced dead at the Martinsville-Henry County hospital.
Waller is in very serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No charges have been filed.

Ochoa


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Ochoa, Juan


A guilty plea in the murder case of a Mexican migrant worker in Amherst today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst;


29- year- old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) was scheduled to stand trial a second time for the murder of Jesus (HAY-zoos) Mendoza last winter.
His first trial ended in a hung jury, an outcome both sides wanted to avoid this time around.
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((STARKE MUNDY/PROSECUTOR: IF WE HAD ANOTHER JURY TRIAL, THE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES WOULD HAVE BEEN GUILTY, NOT GUILTY OR ANOTHER HUNG JURY AND IF WE HAD ANOTHER HUNG JURY, I'M SURE THE CHARGES WOULD'VE BEEN DISMISSED.)) ((GORDON POINDEXTER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE BOTH WERE FACING RISKS, AND WE JUST.. THIS WOULD BE BETTER AND THE GUN CHARGE WAS DISMISSED YOU SEE BY THE COURT, SO WE'LL HAVE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
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VO-NAT


Ochoa remains free on bond until he's sentenced in October.
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Amherst-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=NONE


More than 300-thousand dollars in state and federal grant money is helping the Amherst County sheriff's department move into the 21st century.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst;


Sheriff Jimmy Ayers had campaigned last year on the promise that he would seek grant money for new equipment and personnel for the department.
In his eight months on the job, Ayers and his staff have won more than a half dozen grants, helping them finance new vehicles, computers and staff positions.
Ayers says the computers in particular will help slash the number of hours spent on paperwork every year.
That means deputies will spend more time behind the wheel than behind a desk.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: IT'LL BE MORE HOURS THAT THE ROAD GUYS CAN SPEND OUT ON THE ROAD, THAT'S A BIG PLUS TO US RIGHT THERE. INVESTIGATORS, IT WILL BE EASIER FOR THEM TO PULL REPORTS UP THAN HAVING TO GO MANUALLY PULL 'EM. IT WILL JUST BE A BIG HELP TO US.))
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VO NAT
Ayers says he's also applying for help in financing radar patrols and D-U-I checkpoints.
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VMI


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=VMI


The first day of school for the freshman cadets at Virginia Military Institute meant losing their locks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


The rats were lining up for their new crew cuts.
This year school officials think there might be some symbolism hidden in that herritage.
If V-M-I remains a state- supported school, it will be forced to admit women.
Officers say that may clip tradition.
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((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I DID SAY TO THE NEW RATS THAT THERE ARE 2 DISTINCTIONS THEY HAVE. ONE, THEY ARE THE LAST CLASS OF THIS MILLENIUM. THEY WILL GRADUATE IN 2000. AND TWO, THERE IS A VERY STRONG CHANCE THEY WILL BE THE LAST CLASS THAT IS ALL MALE. ))
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Bunting may know the school's fate by next month.
The VMI Board of visitors will meet next month to decide whether to prepare for the admission of women... or take steps to privatize the school.
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Governor-Reax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#Net (edit of 96-63-use VMI b-roll)
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Meantime, the Justice Department says V-M-I must get permission first before it makes any contact with other institutions concerning co-education.
Governor George Allen had harsh words about that.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT MAKES YOU WONDER IF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S APPROACH IS THAT THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THESE CONVERSATIONS SO THEY CAN CONTINUE PESTERING VMI AND BOTHERING THEM. THAT NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO THEY'RE GOING TO CONTINUE JERKING A CHOKE CHAIN ON THEM AND CONTINUE THE PESTERING AND BOTHERING OF THEM.))
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A Justice Department spokesman says the close scrutiny is based on past experience with VMI.
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Hampden-Sydney


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meantime, another all-male college in Virginia could be facing a new student body makeup.
Board of Trustees at Hampden-Sydney College is meeting today to decide whether to admit women to the private, all-male school.
College officials plan to announce their decision this afternoon in Richmond.
The school has been all-male for more than 200 years.
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Margaux


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Model-turned-actress Margaux Hemingway reportedly killed herself with an overdose of sedatives.
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VO-NAT
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A Los Angeles T-V station reports she died from (fee-nuh-BAHR'-bi-tawl) phenobarbitol use, at a level consistent with an intentional overdose.
The coroner's office did not confirm the report but is expected to release its finding later today.
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Hemingway was found dead in her Santa Monica beach apartment on July first, just days shy of the 35th anniversary of the suicide of her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway.
Margeux Hemingway was 41-years old.
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Creek-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#edit of 96-70
GRAPHIC=None


A quick thinking bystander may have saved the life of a Roanoke County toddler avoid last night as the car the child was sitting in rolled off an embankment into a creek.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


At About 6:30 last night the car belonging to Tina Moran of Roanoke County rolled toward a creek off Summerview Drive.
Moran chased the car as it hit the water with her three year old son still strapped in his car seat.
Jerry Hall jumped in the water to get the boy.
Hall quickly retrieved the boy and handed him to another bystander.
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
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Mill-Mountain


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-67
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


Mill Mountain Zoo hopes to establish the premier Siberian tiger breeding program in the United States.
Today zoo officials announced a campaign they hope will raise up to a half million dollars.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is on Mill Mountain this morning with the details.
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(Rollcue:"...play a role in preserving the species.")
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(Question: What role does Ruby play in all of this?)

WEATHER
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Forecasts
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was Up four points.

Dolphins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-20
GRAPHIC=dolphins/vikings


A nasty night for football in south Florida last night as the Miami Dolphins
hosted the Minnesota Vikings.


It was a particularly bad night for one TV cameraman.
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And it was rough night overall as the rain came down in sheets at Joe Robbie stadium.
Here's an up top at how the photographer got leveled by Cris Carter running out of bounds. He was OK.
But the conditions were not. Warren Moon loses the ball on the rollout. It
looks like his arm is going forward but SUPER=30-Minnesota/17/Miami/24;

it's ruled a fumble and Trace Armstrong takes it in for a TD as the Dolphins BEAT the Vikes 24 to 17.
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Express


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-17
GRAPHIC=Express


The Roanoke Express held a news conference this morning at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
Topics ranged from a new affiliation, Express veterans to the goalie situation. Steve Mason has the notes from the freezer.
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Boxing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#=NONE
GRAPHIC=boxing


Roanoke City Council last night gave unanimous approval for businessman Rick Hawkins to use an existing building inside Victory Stadium to train up and coming boxers.
Hawkins and his associates want to develop a boxing program for teens throughout Roanoke.
Hawkins says his group plans to have the current utility building turned into a training facility by mid October.

MISS-UNIVERSE


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


Switching now from athletes to beauty queens, it seems the reigning Miss Universe is getting a little bit to big to wear the crown.
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11:00:38
Miss Universe officials have given the 18-year old South American beauty two weeks to shed 27 pounds or her title.
Alicia Machado, who is 5'7", weighed 112 pounds when she was crowned May 17th.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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A pageant official says a number of swimsuit companies using the services of Miss Universe were displeased that she'd gained weight.

wrap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
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On News 7 at FIVE today-- macular degeneration effects the eyesight of about one in three senior citizens.
On Health Check, we'll have the latest research into cell transplantation-- a possible way to restore their vision.
That's it for News 7 at NOON. Hope you have a great day.